françois beaurain

 

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About

Bio

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]gmail.com

 

Exhibitions

  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
 

 

Residencies

  Arthouse foundation, Lagos, 2017.
  African Artist's Foundation, Lagos, 2015.
  Maroc Artist Meeting, Marrakech, 2015.
   

 

Awards

  Nominated : 2nd Session of Changjiang international Photography Video biennale, 2017
  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

  Ufunk : A series of Gifs in tribute to the difficult mondays
  Lense : L'obsession du gif
  Konbini : #NeverGonnaGIFYouUp: Seamlessly Celebrating The London Commute With Francois Beaurain
  Visual News :12 GIFS Perfectly Capture the Struggle of the 9-to-5
  The Creators Project : GIF Portraits Capture Everyday Frustration

 

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 : http://blog.blendimages.com/tag/monrovia/
  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


Chiatura

  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
  Afrique in visu : Le fond du mur est rouge

 

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

Hôpital Marie Feuillet

  Huffington Post Maghreb :François Beaurain immortalise l'hôpital Marie Feuillet
  Telquel : Dernières poses pour Marifilly
   

 

I sometimes write too

  Telquel : Dernières poses pour Marifilly
  Jeune Afrique : Comment Ebola a relancé le cinéma au Liberia
  Jeune Afrique : Liberia : quand le cinéma s'empare d'Ebola
  CNN : The Nigerian inventor building a flying jet car
  Konbini : Meet Wesseh Freeman, The Gas Can Guitar Master
  Konbini : Nature, The Nigerian Street Artist Who Turned A Train Depot Into A Personal Gallery
  Marie Claire : Squad goals, May 2017.

 

And even curate

  Affiches de cinéma du Libéria : Cinéma des Cinéastes, Paris, 2015.