Paris is calling. I’m most happy to be part of the curatorial team showcasing a health dose of contemporary photography from Asia alongside rest of the world at the 5th Edition of PhotoQuai Biennale 2015.
The biennale exhibits 22nd September to 22nd November and is organised by musée du quai Branly, Paris France.
More details in the following Press Release.
PHOTOQUAI 5th Biennial of World Images
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Major event in the world of photography since 2007, the PHOTOQUAI Biennial of World Images continues its fundamental mission to raise awareness of artists from around the world whose work remains largely unseen and unknown in Europe, and to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and an interchange of perspectives on the world.
The artistic direction of the 5th edition of PHOTOQUAI (PHQ5) has been entrusted to Frank Kalero. After a first programme acclaimed by professional photographers and a wide public in 2013, Frank Kalero will open up this year the geographical scope and enlarge the selection to include diasporas, since cultural dialogue is framed by “geographical, as well as mental and social exchanges.”
The 400 photographs selected will be on display day and night for two months on the banks of the River Seine opposite the museum, offering a hitherto unseen snapshot of contemporary photography from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, based on the theme of WE ARE FAMILY.
In reflection of a world in constant flux, PHOTOQUAI presents works by 40 contemporary photographers from around the world, talents unknown or rarely seen in Europe, drawn from the geographical areas represented in the collections of the musée du quai Branly: South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle-East, Russia and so on.
The selection of 40 photographers for this 5th edition was made by a curatorial team of experts consisting of an artistic director – Frank Kalero – six curators – Claudi Carreras (Latin America), Liza Faktor (Russian Federation), Michket Krifa (Middle East), Azu Nwagbogu (Africa), Kevin WY Lee (Asia) and Louise Clements (World and New Interactions) – and an internal programming committee at the musée du quai Branly chaired by its President Stéphane Martin.
Designed by Patrick Jouin, the scenography provides a setting in which small and large-scale formats can exist side by side without cancelling each other out or becoming confused. The circuit of the PHOTOQUAI exhibition presents to the visitor another interpretation of a habitually linear pathway.
THE PHQ5 SELECTION: 40 PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM 28 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE
- Myriam Abdelaziz France / Egypt
- Luis Arturo Aguirre Mexico
- Melba Arellano Mexico
- Joana Choumali Ivory Coast
- Tiago Coelho Brazil
- Cooperativa Sub (collective) Argentina
- Supranav Dash India
- Delphine Diallo France / Senegal
- Omar Victor Diop Senegal
- Juan Pablo Echeverri Colombia
- Maika Elan Vietnam
- Faten Gaddes Tunisia
- Navin Kala & Luisa Dörr Brazil / India
- Chulsu Kim (EyeEm Call for Entries) Korea /Japan
- Daesung Lee Korea
- Namsa Leuba Switzerland
- Jannatul Mawa Bangladesh
- Karen Miranda Rivadeneira Ecuador /United States
- Fernando Montiel Klint Mexico
- Ali Nadjian & Ramyar Manouchehrzadeh Iran
- Junku Nishimura Japan
- Dina Oganova Georgia
- Romi Perbawa Indonesia
- Tatiana Plotnikova Russia
- Protick Sarker Bangladesh
- Aun Raza Pakistan
- Emilie Regnier Canada
- Cecilia Reynoso Argentina
- Raphaela Rosella Australia
- Stefan Ruiz United States
- Zara Samiry Morocco
- Jiehao Su China
- Hanif Shoaei Iran
- Nikita Shokhov Russia
- Noriko Takasugi Japan
- Mila Teshaieva Ukraine
- Siaka Traoré S. Burkina Faso
- Karan Vaid India
- Oksana Yushko Russia
- Xiao Zhang China
* ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: FRANK KALERO
Frank Kalero is the director of the magazine Punctum, based in India, specialised in pan-Asian photography. He is currently developing a Latin-American version in collaboration with Estudio Madalena (São Paulo). He also directs the new event for fans and professionals of documentary photography in Barcelona called OjodePez Photo Meeting.
He is part of the team developing an online platform for new media known as Screen and is a member of the jury for the WYNG Photo Award (Hong Kong). He is a member of the team of GoaPhoto, the new Indian photographic festival.
Azu Nwagbogu / Claudi Carreras / Kevin WY Lee / Liza Faktor / Michket Krifa / Louise Clements
- Stéphane Martin, President of the musée du quai Branly
- Yves Le Fur, Director of Heritage and Collections
- Hélène Fulgence, Director of Cultural Development
- Christine Barthe, Manager of the Heritage Unit of Photographic Collections
- Céline Martin-Raget, Manager of Publications and Image Production