Catherine Balet graduated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and worked as a painter before turning to photography with an artistic approach to sociological issues. Her work questions the transformations of society and the search for identity, linking her images to references from past culture.

EXHIBITIONS

2016 - European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw 2016,

2015 - Triennal of photography, Hamburg,

        - Noorderlicht Photofestival,Groningen,

        - Encontros da Imagen, Braga,

        - « On Paper », Lucy Bell Gallery, St Leonards,

        - Lichtungen, Hildesheim,

        - Clervaux, Cité de l'image, Luxembourg

        - Bristol Photobook Festival,

        - National portrait Gallery, London

        - The House of St.Barnabas, London

        - Millennium Gallery Museum, Sheffield

2014 - Finnish Museum of Photography - Helsinki

        - Arte Laguna Prize - Venice

        - National Portrait Gallery Talk - London       

        « Transition » Minsk

2013 - « Les contemplatives » - Espace 111 – Paris 


2012 - Festival de la Luz - Argentina :
                  Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson - San Juan
                  Alianza Francesa Sede Central – Buenos Aires
         
         - The World in London, Photographers Gallery -London

         - "Art Paris", Grand Palais, Paris -France

         - Madrid foto Art Fair - Spain

         - Strangers in the Light, Polka Galerie, Paris - France


2011 - Identity, Kindermuseum in FEZ - Berlin

 

2010 - Global Photography - Mestre/Venice

 

2009 - Global Photography - Si Fest Savignano Immagini Festival

 

2007 - Galeries photo - Fnac ‚ France

2007 - Biennale of photography - Urbi et Orbi - Sedan - France

 

2006 - Galerie Colette ‚ Paris

2006 - Exhibition 'Air de Paris' - Hermès - Paris

 

2004 - "Voies Off" - Arles - France.

 

AWARDS


2012 - Nominated for the "Prix Pictet", series "Strangers in the Light"

2010 - “Coup de Coeur” of Photo Folio Reviews, Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, France

 

2008 - 3 rd prize: Taylor Wessing Photographic prize ‚ the National portrait Gallery ‚ London

 

PUBLICATIONS

Identity 2006 (Steidl)
Strangers in the light 2012 (Steidl)

Couverture de Strangers in the Light


« Looking for the Masters in Ricardo’s golden shoes » (Coming soon)



INTERVIEW

France inter, Canal+ Le grand Journal, Le Moov, Radio France International, France3, Télévision Suisse Romande, Radio Nacional Argentina.

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