Arnaud-Michel-Pierre LESAGE

born 1972 in Amiens (France)

lives and works in Paris and Amiens
 

In Arnaud Lesage's work, the landscape constitutes an irreplaceable territory of photographic exploration and discovery. His series of photographs do not stem from a pre-existing project and are not destined to be completed – in the sense of having a definitive end put to them. The compositions are not limited to a specific subject, realm or even specific timeframe. Lesage’s artworks in essence rather stem from processes of assembling, splitting, repeating, and intertwining. Time and space between photographs indeed lend themselves to the final result as full-fledged materials. Despite Lesage’s artworks’ apparent formal simplicity and frontal nature,their linchpin lies in the links they create between both real and imaginary realms, which lead from the outside world to conceptual frameworks within the mind.
 

Contact : lesagemessage@gmail.com

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lesage_mirage/


Education
 
  • 1989-1992: Fine Arts and Photography, University of Paris 8

Exhibitions
 
  • 10 ans de photographie, La Chambre, Strasbourg, May 22 - 30, 2021
  • Christmas List, Galerie Maubert, Paris, December 11, 2020 -  January 16, 2021
  • LANDINGS /TOUCHER TERRE, solo exhibition, galerie Maubert, Paris, october 31 - december 14, 2019
  • Hors les mur[s][s]ur les murs / Poster #18, a galerie]s[mortier (Paris) project, July 2019
  • Paris Photo 2018, Grand Palais (Galerie Maubert), Paris, November 8 -11
  • Paris Photo 2017, Grand Palais (Galerie Maubert), Paris, November 9-12
  • Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (La Castiglione Gallery, Montreal) October 27-30, 2017
  • À l'Orée, Fine Arts Museum, Caen (France), season 2017-2018 
  • D'un côté l'autreLa Chambre, Strasbourg, solo exhibition, summer 2017 
  • Foire Papier, Arsenal art contemporain, Montreal ( La Castiglione Gallery), april 21 - 23, 2017
  • YIA Art Fair, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris (Galerie Maubert) (20 - 23 october 2016)
  • Biennale de l’Image Possible - Off, solo exhibition, Quai4 Galerie, Liege (Belgium), September 23 - October 16, 2016
  • Long Distance Calls, solo exhibition, École supérieure d'art et de design, Amiens (France) May 10 - June 3 , 2016
  • Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin - Jeune Création 66th edition,  January 17 - 24, 2016 (slideshow)
  • Progress Gallery, Paris - Jeune Création 66th edition, March 2016 (slideshow)
  • Insight Out, Galerie Maubert, Paris, November 5 - December 5, 2015. Solo exhibition, supported by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques
  • Explorations Photographiques, La Castiglione, Montreal, September 9 - October 17,  2015 (group exhibition)
  • Art Paris, Grand Palais (with Galerie Maubert), Paris, March 27 - 30, 2014
  • Prêt à emporter , Louis Aragon Library, Amiens, March 8  - May 17,  2014
  • Jeune Creation, International Contemporary Art Exhibition - Le Centquatre, Paris, November 9-17, 2013
  • Photo Off - Young and upcoming Photography - With Galerie Maubert : November 14-17, 2013
  • Sillage, Galerie Maubert, Paris, June 27 - September 28, 2013 (group exhibition)
  • Art Souterrain, Montreal (Canada) February 25 - March 13, 2012 ; including White Night in Montreal
  • International Art Photography Festival IN FOCUS 2010, Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania), August 19 - October 5, 2010
  • Anatopées (solo exhibition), Le Safran Art Center, Amiens (France), June 22 - September 1, 2010
  • Images 08 Festival, Local d’Art Contemporain, Vevey (Switzerland), September 11 - 30, 2008
  • Paris Photo 2006, Carrousel du Louvre, Agathe Gaillard Gallery, Paris, November 16 - 19, 2006
  • Grandeur Nature Festival, (Fort Queyras, France), July 18 - August 18, 2006
  • National Museum of Modern Art of Italy, Rome, during Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, April 13 - May 31, 2006
  • Mutations itinérantes, FNAC Montparnasse, Paris, France ; solo exhibition tour from 2006 to 2007 : Leuven, Antwerp (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Verona, Naples (Italy)…
  • Rencontres d’Arles 2005 (France) : Hype Gallery + slideshow during 1ère Nuit de l’Année, July 8, 2005

Books
 
Press (in French)
 
  •  Hartmann, Serge, « Arnaud Lesage, deux images sinon rien », in Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, july 10, 2017
  •  Jef Klak - Critique sociale & expériences littéraires - Bout d'ficelle (n°2), 2015
  •  Jef Klak - Critique sociale & expériences littéraires - Marabout (#1), 2014
  • Zeri, Zoé, « Arnaud Lesage, différences et répétitions », in Prussian Blue #5, autumn 2013, pp74-75
  • « Jeune Création : espace d'imagination libre », in Artpresta, November 2013, on line : https://www.artpresta.net/jeune-creation-espace-de-creation-libre/
  • Gattinoni, Christian, Jeune Création 2013 exhibition catalog ; on line : http://www.jeunecreation.org/edition-2013/artistes/lesage-arnaud/
  • «Arnaud Lesage, Histoire de verticales », in Polka Magazine #22, June-August 2013, p.173 (in the paper issue)
  • «Idées Fixes», in Air France Magazine #194, june 2013, p.33 (in the paper magazine)
  • «S'éloigner de la route» by Flora Pillon, Style & Co #33, April / May 2012, pp 23-26
  • Stoll, Stefano, Images 08 Festival catalog, (2008) ; pp138-141
  • Marcelis, Bernard. Arnaud Lesage : « Des mutations visuelles aux associations séquentielles », on line : http://www.photosapiens.com/Arnaud-Lesage-a-la-Fnac.html
  • « Arnaud Lesage, Prix Fnac européen de la photographie », in Courrier international, October 13, 2005, #780, p. 51-53
  • « Prix Fnac européen de la photographie : les lauréats des six sélections nationales » in Courrier international, June 30, 2005, #765

Awards
 
  • Preselected for the Niépce Prize (2018)
  • Preselected for HSBC Photography Prize (France) (2010)
  • Preselected for Photosophy International Competition (Lithuania) (2010)
  • Leica-Reportage Prize of Images '08 International Photography Competition, Vevey, Switzerland (2008)
  • "Coup de Coeur" - Bourse du Talent #30 (2006)
  • Preselected for the Niepce Prize (2005)
  • European Fnac Photography Prize winner(France) (2005)

Grants
 
  • Ekphrasis : ADAGP / AICA France / Le Quotidien de l’art : publication of a critical text  (upcoming)
  • Project grant, Direction of Cultural Affairs of Hauts-de-France (2019)
  • Aide à la première exposition, Centre National des Arts Plastiques (2015)
  • International mobility grant, Rgional Council of Picardy (2015)
  • Project grant, Direction of Cultural Affairs of Picardy (2013)
  • Regional Council of Picardy : creation grant (2012)
  • Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs of Picardy : individual creation grant (2011)
  • Regional Council of Picardy : creation grant (2009)
  • Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs of Picardy : workshop installation grant (2009)

Residency
 
  • Villa Medici - Hors les murs grant (International residency program of Culturesfrance-Ministry of foreign affairs / Institut français) (2009)
     
Research
 
  • Selected artist for the international research project Photopaysage of the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (CNRS - Ecole normale supérieure) with Agence nationale de la recherche and Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage de Versailles (2014-2016)

Collections
 
  • Ministry of Culture (France) program « 1 immeuble 1 œuvre » (2019)
  • 1% artistique, Ministry of Higher Education and Research (France) / University Institutes of Technology of Amiens (2013)
  • Art collection of Amiens's library (France) (2012)
  • National Library of France, Photography and estamps Department (2011, 2019)
  • Fnac Photo Galleries (2005)

Gallery Representation
 
  • Galerie Maubert, Paris, France
  • La Castiglione, Montreal, Canada
  • Quai4, Liège/Luik, Belgium
  • yourdailyphotograph.com (Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA), june 2018



Obligatory Mentions
Any reproduction or communication to the public of Arnaud Lesage works should be accompanied by the obligatory mention by-line : © Adagp, Paris, 2021
 

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