Amélie Labourdette

 

 

Born in 1974

Based in Nantes (France).

Amélie Labourdette obtained her degree in Fine Art from the National Fine Art School of Nantes (Les Beaux-Arts). Recipient of numerous research and production grants, her work has been shown in several exhibitions in France and abroad (United Kingdom, China, Georgia, Italy, Germany), and is included in public or private collections. In 2016, Amelie won the Sony World Photography Awards in the category Architecture, with the photographic series Empire of Dust.

She is represented by the Thierry Bigaignon Gallery, Paris, France.

Amélie Labourdette interrogates through her photographic work what is located below the visible landscape. The landscape is part of our collective and individual memory. By questioning the notion of territory, she tries to reveal the multi-layered identities and temporalities of a landscape. She builds and realizes her photographic projects in a close relationship to the 'territory' concept. Her work can be defined as ''Archeology of the present'' revealed with aesthetic, fictional and documentary values.

Portfolio Amélie Labourdette (pdf)

 

AWARDS

SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016 : Winner Professional Category / Architecture.

Shortlist KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2016 (Conceptual Category)

2004 Award of Visual Arts of the City of Nantes, France.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

> TRACES OF A HUMAN OCCUPATION  Photographic series currently in progress, germinated within the artistic residency : Under The Sand #2/ 2016. ( Under The Sand is a project of cross-disciplinary artistic encounters with an international dimension that creates exchanges between Tunisian artists and French artists, through a series of residencies and exhibitions in Tunisia and France, Initiated and directed by the visual artist Wilfried Nail with the collaboration of artist-researcher Souad Mani).

> KÓSMOS project, with the SONY GRANT SUPPORT (February 2017), USA desert (Texas, New-Mexico, Arizona, Utah).

> Preparation of the Art-residency Fieldwork Marfa, (October 2017) taking as base at Marfa / Texas / USA, on invitation of ESBANM.

> Realization of State of possible project, a graphite drawings series related to unfinished architectures of Abkhazia sanatoriums.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 ( November ) Thierry Bigaignon Gallery, Paris, France.

2015 Empire of dust at the RDV Gallery as part of the QPN (La Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise) dedicated to Chaos, Nantes, France.
2014  Non finito, Art Center of Moulinsart Island, Fillé-sur-Sarthe-72, France.

2012  Archipel (Archipelago), The Gallery / Art House, St Herblain, France.

2009 Been Here and Gone, Pommeray Hotel, Nantes, France.

2008 La Part Manquante (The Missing Part), Heidigalerie, Nantes, France

 

GROUP SHOWS

2017

UNDER THE SAND, Exhibition #2 at B'chira Art Center (September 29 to October 20), curated by Fatma Cheffi, Tunis, Tunisia.

Paysage, Fiction de la matière / matière à fiction (Landscape, Fiction of material / material for fiction), From 9 to 25 June 2017, Plateforme, curated by Jean-Baptiste Guey, Paris, FR.

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, (21st April - 7th may, 2017) Somerset House, London, UK.

New acquisitions Artothèque: Crossed looks/ collections of the Museums of Angers, Museum « Jean-Lurçat and contemporary tapestry », Angers, FR.

2016

NUCLÉUS / UNDER THE SAND: l'ATELIER, (from 8 to 23 December), Artistic directors: Wilfried Nail and Souad Mani, Associate curator: Jean-Christophe Arcos, Nantes, France.

Satellite Spirite Art Fair/ Antique Future: Thierry Bigaignon Gallery , Marais . Marais Space, curated by Théo-Mario Coppola, (From 8 to 11 December), Paris , France

RDV Gallery / Multiple #6, Nantes, France.

Tbilisi photo festival : Night of photography (17 September 2016), Georgie.

Voyage à Nantes, rue des Vieilles-Douves, Curating : École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole, France.

Sony World Photography Awards travelling exhibition : U Space (06/07 – 06/26), Beijing, China; Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin (05/06 to 30/ 09), Germany, Spazio Tadini (16/ 09 to 16/10), Milan, Italy.

Rencontres d’Arpia, Paris, France.

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, (22 April – 8 May), Somerset House, London, UK.

Kolga Tbilisi photo 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Feminism(s): E&N: Joseph Antonin Gallery / Chapel of St. Anne, Arles, France

2015

RES NULLIUS (Wilfried Nail - Amélie Labourdette), Gallery le 61, Nantes, France.
2014

Incarnés de voyages (Incorporated travel), House of Europe, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2013

Incarnés de voyages (Incorporated travel), RDC Gallery, Nantes, France.

2012

Multiples, Dulcie September Gallery, ESBANM (Superior School of Fine Arts in Nantes Metropolis), France.

2009

713705, Heidigalerie, Nantes, France.

Cutlog, art fair with Heidigalerie, Board of Trade in Paris, France.

2008

Vers une Architecture (Towards an Architecture), Castle Seilleraye, Carquefou (44), France.

2004

Monter au jour (Climb at the Day), Museum of Fine Arts, Nantes, France.

Où sont les femmes (Where are the Women), Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France.

2001

Pontage (By-pass), Gallery Dulcie September, ESBANM (Superior School of Fine Arts in Nantes), France.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTION

Collection of the Museum / Art lending library of Angers,

Collection of City of Nantes, France.
 

PUBLICATIONS (Paper)

2016

Professional Photography Magazine ( august 2016, distribute in UK and USA)

ARCH+, (German Magazine / Architecture and Urbanism)

Sony World Photography Awards Book 2016

Catalogue Kolga Tbilisi photo 2016.

Revue 303 N°140 « Ruines et vestiges » (« Ruins and remains»): Carte blanche to Amélie Labourdette / text : Julien Zerbone.

2015

Revue 303 N°138 Design: chronicles / Contemporary Art / text : Éva Prouteau, p 80-81.

2014

Collective catalog / 10 year of residencies to the Hotel Pommeraye.

Catalogue of the Non finito exhibition at the Art Center of Moulinsart Island,

2012

« Passez-Passez » : Photographic book / Publishing L’Usine.

2007

Revue 303 N°96: Né à Nantes comme tout le monde (Born in Nantes like everyone)

 

PUBLICATIONS (WEB / selection)

2017

Artpress / Article

2016

Slash

The Spaces / Article – Portfolio

Focus numérique / Interview

Gessato magazine / Publication portfolio.

Dodho magazine / Publication portfolio

Virtual Gallery APRIA (Association for Research and image production in anthropology and art)

The Eye of Photographie

World Photography Organisation

Fisheye Magazine / Publication : portfolio

Polka magazine / Article

 

RESIDENCY / GRANT

2017

UNDER THE SAND / Artist residency at the Lieu Unique (November 15, 2017 to 30 January 2018) , Nantes, FR.

Grant of the Superior School of Fine Arts in Nantes Metropolis for the Art-residency Fieldwork Marfa (October 2017), Texas, USA.

SONY GRANT SUPPORT, for the KÓSMOS project: USA desert (February 2017, Texas, New-Mexico, Arizona, Utah).

2016

Artist Residency: Under The Sand #2/ 2016  (project : Traces of a Human Occupation), Gafsa, Tunisia.

2014

Grant: Support for the creation, Pays de la Loire Region, France.

Grant: Exceptional allocation CNAP, France.

Grant: The Individual Support for the Creation / Department of Cultural Affairs of Pays de la Loire (Government grant), France.

Artist residency at the Art Center Island Moulinsart (72): DRAC of Pays-de-la-Loire device «Writing Light», France.

2013

Artist residency at l’Usine, Tournefeuille / Toulouse Metropolis, France.

2012

Artist residency in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Saarbrücken (Germany), as part of the Incarnated travel project .

Support to production of short films, Basse Normandie Region, France.

2011

Device for Innovation and Multimedia Art Creation (DICAM).

Support to production of a short film, Pays de la Loire Region, France.

Support to development of a short film, General Council of Loire Atlantic.

2009

Artist residency at The Pommeray Hotel (Been Here and Gone), Nantes.

2008

CNC (National Center for Cinematography) selective production aid for feature documentary, France.

Help to produce feature-length documentary, Region of Pays de la Loire, France.

 

FESTIVALS : Video / Cinema (selection)

International Festival of Human Rights in Nantes (2010), Premiers plans Festival, Angers (2009), Premiers plans Festival, Angers (2008), Scopitone, Nantes (2007), Vidéoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrant (2006), Premiers plans Festival, Angers (2005), Ohneszene Festival, Paris (2004), Les films de l’angle mort, Auberive (Haute-Marne) / La longue nuit du court, Nantes / Interzone, Strasbourg (2003), Bandits-Mages Festival, Bourges (2001).

 

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)

2012

ARCHIPEL, 10 series of filmed tableaux and sound design, sound cooperation Wilfried Nail, Production: Lolab.

Philippe de Champaigne : une restauration exceptionnelle : documentary Co-directed Wilfried Nail, 21 min.

2009 Physiologie de l’effort : documentary ( Co-directed Benjamin Baudet Production Zarlab), 63 min.

2005 L’Antichambre ( Co-directed David Zard, music Tarek Atoui), produced by Scopitone, The ESBANM, The Regional Council of Pays de la Loire, 17 min.

2003 Le désaveu (Co-directed with David Zard) Cut up video, produced by Vidéozarts, 11min.

2002 … mais les enfants avaient cessé de rire…, Cut up video, 12 min.

2001 Leur impatience se confondait avec l’espoir de participer à un cataclysme général, video installation.

 

EDUCATION

1995- 2000

DNSEP (Fine Art Master degree ), in the Superior School of Fine Arts in Nantes Metropolis (ESBANM), France.