françois beaurain






François Beaurain was born in Bordeaux, France in 1976. Francois is a self-taught and multifaceted artist working predominantly as a photographer, but he sometimes extends to drawing, collages and sculptures. .

François studied physics and holds a PhD in Biology. He’s currently working as a climate change specialist in parallel to his artistic activities. He lives and works in Paris.


Contact : fcbeaurain[a]



Les Nuits Photogrpahiques de Pierrevert, 2017

Exposition circulation(s), Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow, 2017

Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale, 2017

“UE em Angola”, Luanda, 2017

Les Nuits Photographiques d'Essaouira, 2016

Tear my bra, Rencontres photographiques d'Arles, 2016

Dey your lane, Bozar, Bruxelles, 2016

Group show, Galerie 127, Marrakech, 2016

Designing Africa 3.0., Milan, 2016

Festival Circulations, Paris, 2016

"Making Africa", Vitra Design Museum, 2015, Kunsthal Rotterdam, CCCB 2016.

Dar Si Said Museum, Marrakech, 2015

Centre Culturel Africain du Maroc, Rabat, solo exhibition, 2015

Alliance Française Monrovia- "nOllywOOd", solo exhibition, 2013



Arthouse foundation, Lagos, 2017.

African Artist's Foundation, Lagos, 2015.

Maroc Artist Meeting, Marrakech, 2015.

Floating reverie, Greece, 2014.



Best Laureate of Transnumeriques Awards @ ARTour biennale 2015.

Best gif, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art micromedia Fest 2016.

Press review

  Ours Magazine : Francois Beaurain Pioneers Gifs as Art & Shares Nollywood Crush
  C41 Magazine : Francois Beaurain
  Konbini : From Liberia To Lagos, This French Artist Has A Knack For Creating Unconventional Imagery

Monday Morning Again

  The Creators Project : GIF Portraits Capture Everyday Frustration
  Visual News :12 GIFS Perfectly Capture the Struggle of the 9-to-5
  Konbini : #NeverGonnaGIFYouUp: Seamlessly Celebrating The London Commute With Francois Beaurain


Monrovia animated

  CNN: Liberia comes alive in these clever animated GIFs
  Oeil de links: Monrovia
  Libération: Ça tourne au Liberia / Des images plein le gif
  Visual news : François Beaurain Puts a New, Animated Face on Liberia
  La boîte verte : Le Liberia animé
  Fast company : The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs
  Sky TV: Non solo guerra e povertà
  Afrique in visu : Monrovia animated
  African Digital Art : Monrovia animated: gifs that portray daily life in Liberia
  Mediafiritiq : Monrovia animated by Francois Beaurain
  Moss and Fog : Monrovia Through GIFs
  The new Africa : Explore Monrovia
  Mash kulture : Monrovia animated
  Indugld : This artist endlessly loops and animates the people of Monrovia
  Blend images :
  The Skunk Pot : ‘Monrovia animated’ – a project by Francois Beaurain
  Moments journal : Awesome animated GIFs capturing the life and cultrue in Liberia by Francois Beaurain
  Feature Shoot : Playful gifs of liberians break down stereotypes
  Petapixel :Glimpses of People and Places in Monrovia, Captured Through Cinemagraphs
  Hyperallergic :A Vibrant Portrait of Liberia in GIFs
  Laughing squid : Monrovia animated, whimsical animated gifs depicting the everyday life in Liberia
  DesignBoom : françois beaurain animates everyday life in liberia


  Réponses Photo : François Beaurain : quand la photographie s’anime

Sky painting

  The Skunk Pot : The ‘Sky painting’ project by Francois Beaurain
  The creators project : LED-Enhanced Kites Paint The Sky With Dazzling Light Art
  LED inside : French photographer creates stunning light painting with LED kites.

Les Villas

  Focus numérique : François Beaurain, à la frontière de la photo et de la vidéo
  African Digital Art : Les villas: Still and Moving Cinemagraphs from Morocco
  Another : Morocco's Unmissable Multicoloured Walls

Painted posters from Liberia

  RFI : Des affiches de films peintes au Liberia exposées à Paris
  Spectacular Optical : From the attic to the gallery
  Hey! : Hey! #23
  Jeune Afrique: Le ciné s'affiche