Artist’s residence with Jean-Michel Andrè|Viareggio April 15 – April 30, 2019
JEAN-MICHEAL ANDRE | 15th – 30th APRIL , 2019
The first cycle of artist residencies “Era European Residence Award” was completed, the project was created and promoted by Photolux Festival with the international photography Festivals of Kaunas Photo, Kaunas (Lithuania) and PhotAumnales, Beauvais, (France).
The artists, selected during the portfolio reviews in the last editions of the three Festivals involved, won the opportunity to take an artistic residence of 15 days in a selected destination and develop a personal project on the landscape.
The destinations of the exchange will be assigned as follow:
– Emanuela Colombo, winner of Photolux Festival, has held an artistic residence in Lithuania;
– Andrej Vasilenko, winner of Kaunas Photo, has held an artistic residence in France;
– Jean-Michel Andrè, winner of PhotAmnuales, won the artistic residence in Italy.
The project aims to encourage a fertile cultural research and exchange and the promotion of young emergent photography at an international level.
The projects realized will be presented and exhibited for the first time in an exhibition during the 2019 edition of Photolux Festival in Lucca.
The italian artistic residence, made possible thanks to the precious support of Tay Miu & Partners of Marco Matteo Pulga, will see guest in Viareggio from 15 to 30 April, the photographer Jean-Michel André. The photographer will have the opportunity to work on Viareggio and Versilia, focusing his gaze on the natural and human landscape.
Born in 1976, Jean-Michel André, graduated in photography at the Gobelins School. He is represented by Le Bains Révélateurs gallery and is a member of the Hans Lucas studio.
A non-stop traveler, the artist traces in his works an intimate geography, focus on the relationship between territory and memory, studying the possible intersection of places and people.
In his series Back to the Sea he photographed the collapse of the tourism-based development model. With the series The other country has documented the landscapes devastated by the explosion of the real-estate bubble in Spain. In his project Borders, Jean-Michel André, challenged the notion of border, in an analysis that takes the form of a wandering and composes a palimpsest formed by fragments of landscapes.
His photographs have been exhibited in France and abroad, in institutions and festivals: Fotofever Paris, What’s Up Photo Doc, Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paradise Row Gallery (London), Scène nationale de Martinique, Instituts français du Maroc et de Tunisie.