Biography

Born in Montluçon in 1960, Dan Aucante is passionate early for photography.  At 25, he decides to travel round the world. From then on, his attraction for photography will focuse on the human being and his environment.

In 1997, after his studies at the “Spéos” School, living in Paris, he becomes an independent photographer. These projects related to the living scene lead him to collaborate with the Theater of the City of Paris, The National Center of Dance and the and artist like Christian Lacroix or Roland Petit. He very soon specializes in artists’ portraits for the press.

French institutions such as The Natural History Museum, the Social Action of the City of Paris, the State Secretariat of Overseas and the Regional Councils of Ile-de-France order him illustrated reports.

He taught black and white printing during 7 years at “Spéos“ Institut. Since then, he has been organizing photographic workshops for teenagers with learning difficulties and evening workshops for adults at the Education League.

At the same time, he puts a lot of himself into personal and artistic projects. Between 1998 and 2003, he commits himself to photography of deprived neighborhoods in Paris. In 2004, he continues on the topic of social exclusion through a series of portraits of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease.

Dan Aucante's work is driven by the strictness and strong demand of his process, which makes his personal pursuit a constant challenge. Thus, in 2002, he returns to black and white silver photography by adopting amedium-format. In  a series entitled “Limites” along the European’s west coast, he takes a closer look at the faddish and vain steps of men facing eternity.

Since 2005, in  “Le Temps des Grenadines“ whose main theme is childhood, he dwells upon themes such as the passage of time, the memory, mystery and dream.

In 2015, he is supported by the DRAC in academy (regional education authority) during artist's residence of 10 weeks for  new series " Fire Game " approaching the world of teenager and their environment.

 

 

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Curiculum  Vitae

RESIDENCE

> 2017 - Artistic and educational residence at Toulon - DRAC Paca (France)

> 2014/2015 - Artistic and educational residence  - DRAC Auvergne (France)

 

COLLECTION

> 2011 - Production and acquisition of 12 photographys  of « Le Temps des Grenadines » by the French National Collection - BNF  Richelieu - Paris

 

AWARDS

> 2004 - 1er International Award Agfa

> 2002 - Dotation Kodak pro

> 2001 - 1999 - Ilford awards

 

PUBLISHED  PORTFOLIO

> 2016 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » Schwarzweiss 110 magazine (Germany)

> 2014 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » Private / July (France)

> 2012 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » Photographe n° 2 / March (France)

> 2010 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » Réponses Photo hors-série n° 11 / November (France)

 

PUBLISHED  WORK

> 2016 -  Shots Magazine • 131 Spring 2016 • Children (USA)

> 2010 -  Festival China Pingyao international photography (China)

 Festival Horizon Vertical - Bandol (France)

Connivences - Charlet photographies (France)

> 2009 - China Photography n°1 (China)

Festival China Pingyao international photography (China)

> 2001 -  Agfa 2001 - Paris

> 2000 - Salon d’art contemporain, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle - Paris

 

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

> 2017 - « Le Temps des Grenadines - Chapeter 1 » Galerie Patrick Gutknecht - Paris

> 2017 - « Melting Pot(es) » - Toulon

> 2016 - « Le Temps des Grenadines »  Festival enfance(s) - Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

> 2013 - « Limites » Galerie Imaginéo  - Paris

> 2012 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » - Fond d’Art Moderne et Contemporain - Montluçon

> 2009 - « Zoopsie Comedi » une création costumes de Christian Lacroix

Théâtre Suresnes Jean Vilar - France

> 2006 - « Portraits en free-style » - Ministère de la Culture - Paris

> 2003 - « Les coulisses de la FEMIS » - Galerie de la FEMIS - Paris

> 2002 - « Le 18ème fait son cinéma » - Cinéma des Cinéastes - Paris

> 2001 - « Portraits en free-style » - FNAC forum des Halles - Paris

 

GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

> 2014 - « Encrages Temps Dense » - Galerie Imaginéo - Paris

> 2013 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » - Fotofever - Carrousel du Louvre - Paris

> 2012 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » - Fotofever - Bruxelles

> 2010 - « Le Temps des Grenadines » - Festival photography - Pingyao (China)

« Limites » Festival  « Horizon  Verticale » - Bandol

> 2009 - « Limites »  Festival international photography - Pingyao (China)

« Limites » Europ’Art  - Genève

> 2008 - « Limites » Aux rencontres Leica - Espaces Commines - Paris

« Limites » - Galerie Iris - Paris

> 2004 - Exposition Agfa international - Photokina  - Cologne

> 2003 - « L’art pense le monde » Area revue - Galerie Aéra - Paris

> 2000 - « Histoires naturelles » Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle - Paris

« Lauréats du concours Agfa » - Galerie Thierry Marlat - Paris

 

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