Le silence – de la série Vanités, tirage Lambda sur papier chromogène, 120 x 80 cm, photographie 2017, tirage 2018 © JC Ballot

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BALLOT

Architect D.P.L.G. he graduated from the National School of Arts Decoratifs and from FEMIS. In 1991 he was a pensioner at the Villa Medicis. All his work is about space, from urban and industrial landscapes to natural settings filled with spiritualities. The artist settles in places of memories.

« My photographs are questioning the memory, they relate to the history of these places and their transformations. I always exercise myself on the void which is at the center of all my photographic works, and my reflection. I am looking for suspended time and claim a contemplative photography. »

EXPOSITIONS

2018
L’impermanence, sculptures and pictures, with Catherine Wilkening, Loo&Lou Gallery, Paris, France.
L’esprit des lieux (exposition collective), Curator Susana Gallego-Cesta, Petit Palais, Paris, France.
La photographie française existe… je l’ai rencontrée, group exhibition, Curator Jean-Luc Monterosso, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris France.
2017
Vanités, rituels funéraires en pays Toraja, Abbaye du Thoronet, Le Thoronet, France.
Paysages français, Curators Héloïse Cornésa et Raphaël Bertho,National Library, Paris, France.
2016
Les dormeurs de Saint Denis, Forteresse Pierre et Paul, Saint Pétersbourg, Russia.
Les serres d’Auteuil,Library Marmottan, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
2015
Paysages Australiens, Royal Academy of Fine-Arts, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.
Œuvre sur l’œuvre, Musée Le Grand Curtius, Liège, Belgium.
2012
Le Musée dans le musée, Musée d’art contemporain de Thessalonique, Thessalonique, Greece.
2011
Le Louvre transfiguré, Musée national de Damas, Syria.
2009
Paris-Chicago, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, United-States.
2008
Urban Landscapes de Berlin à Shanghaï, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, France.
2007
Île Seguin, paysage avec figures absentes, space Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
2003
La Métamorphose du Louvre, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
2001
Mont Athos, National Library, Paris, France.