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    PAULINE ROUSSEAU

    PAULINE ROUSSEAU

    Hegemonic masculinity is her subject of choice. “What does it mean to be a woman who photographs men ? What happens when the equation from thousands of years ago such as men being actors/creators/ watchers and women being passive muses/ objects is discomposed ?” These are the issues she tries to address in her work.

    For Faire corps, Pauline Rousseau presents a photograph out of her series “Les Chefs d’œuvres du Louvre”, which focuses on masculine nudity. She desacralises some of the Louvre’s masterpieces whilst emphasizing the many paradoxes of virility.

    Pauline Rousseau was born in 1989, after studying literature (hypokhâgne) she joined l’École du Louvre from which she graduated in 2012. She obtained her master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in 2016. Her work can be found in private collections in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Arles.

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      EDUCATION

      2016

      Post-grad at ICP School- New-York

      2013-2016

      Graduated from l’École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie- Arles

      2015

      Exchange program at La Cambre- Brussels

      2008-2012

      Graduated from l’École du Louvre

      Archeology, history of Arts and museology – option « Art du 20e siècle »

      2007-2008

      Classe Préparatoire de Lettres supérieures – Lycée Claude Monet – Paris

      SOLO SHOWS

      2022
      Atrium Tropiques de Fort-de-France, curated by Éline Gourgues – Martinique

      2020
      Homonyma, Mais qui est vraiment Pauline Rousseau? à La Folie des fêtes, La Villette, Paris

      2019
      The Would Me & Délits d’objets – galerie Dilecta

      2018
      Le Catalogue, in the cloister of La Chapelle de L’observance and at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Draguignan – Draguignan

      Exhibition at l’hôtel de l’Industrie during the Journées du Patrimoine – Paris

      2017
      Les Oiseaux, Bibliothèque Benjamin Rabier – Paris

      Dans (leurs) lits, Galerie G- Toulon

      GROUP SHOWS
      2022
      Exposition Zinder 1900-2020, aux Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer, in partnership with the CNRS

      2021
      Faire Corps, at gallery Paris-Beijing

      Rouvrir le Monde, artist residency supported by the Direction régionale des Arts Contemporains (DRAC PACA)

      2020
      Exposition (all) Ready-Made, Espace Beaurepaire (Paris), commissariat réalisé par Museum of Everybody (29/01/20 – 09/02/20)

      2019
      Exhibition Collector #3, curated by LES JEUNES CRITIQUES D’ART, galerie Dilecta, Paris … with the works of Mircea Cantor, Jan Fabre, Annette Messager, Valérie Mréjen, Pauline Rousseau, Edgar Sarin, Morgane Tschiember et Lee Ufan

      Exhibition La Recherche pour l’art in partnership with l’INSERM, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie-Arles

      Exhibition Zinder 1900 – 2019 in partnership with the CNRS, at Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer, Aix-en-Provence

      Exhibition at the Franco-Nigerian Cultural Centre of Niamey at the invitation of the CNRS and the French Embassy in Niger- Niamey

      2018
      The Voices behind the victories, at the Alliance Française de Singapour- Singapour

      Retours d’ailleurs, Galerie Arena – Arles

      Screening of the video “55” produced in collaboration with Juliette Seban, at the invitation of the International College of Philosophy, during the Night of Ideas 2018, Palais de Tokyo – Paris

      2017
      Cocktail Sous Les Tropiques, LaVallée – Brussels

      Pièce Montée, Collectif Sous Les Tropiques – Brussels

      Rêvez, Fondation Yvon Lambert- Avignon

      2016
      Faire Surface, Galerie Agnès b – Paris

      Byopaper (sélection par Fisheye Magazine), Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie – Arles

      Conversations Photographiques en duo avec Olivier Culmann, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie – Arles

      4 x 6, Galerie du Magasin de Jouet – Arles

      Piège de Cristal, Collectif Sous Les Tropiques – Brussels

      Fragilité, Galerie G – Toulon

      2015
      WIP, Eglise Saint-Julien pendant la semaine d’ouverture des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie – Arles

      Nuits Voies Off, Projection dans la cour de l’Archevêché durant la semaine d’ouverture des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie – Arles

      Passion(s) du Christ, Galerie ETE 78 – Brussels

      Epic Light, Carpe Diem centro de arte e pesquisa – Lisbon

      AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES/ PUBLICATIONS

      2020

      Selected for the Création en Cours residency with les Ateliers Médicis

      2019

      Laureate of la Bourse La Recherche pour l’Art in partnership with l’Inserm

      2018

      Residency in Zinder (Niger) at the invitation of the CNRS and the French Embassy in Niger- Niamey

      Artist residency at musée des Beaux-arts de Draguignan (30)

      2017

      Laureate of la Carte Blanche Photographique du PSG

      Nominated by la Bourse du Talent de la BNF

      2016

      Bourse de Recherche et de Création Internationale obtenue pour passer un semestre à l’International Center of Photography à New-York

      Nominated for the Madame Figaro/Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie award

      Premier Prix du Festival Them’Art – Toulon

      2015

      Residency Studio Vortex with Antoine d’Agata-Arles

      2014

      Residency Carpe Diem Arte e pesquisa – Lisbonne

      RECHERCHE/ ENSEIGNEMENT

      2019

      Invited with Frank Lamy and Damien Dellile to discuss “L’autre…l’homme” at the Monnaie de Paris, organized by Aware (23 janvier 2019)

      2018

      Invited to the Parsons School by the jury

      2017

      Invited by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux to create workshops at the Archives Nationales

      2016

      Part of a conference cycle around feminism in art – CAPC Bordeaux

      Participation aux jurys d’admission à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie

      Intervention as a guest artist as part of a teaching program in Center Pénitentiaire Toulon La Farlède

      2015

      « Débandade » Mémoire de Master II under the supervision of Fabien Vallos – École nationale supérieure de la Photographie – Arles

      2014

      History of Art teacher at the elementary school of Paul Vaillant-Couturier – Romainville (93)