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Born in 1970, France.
Lives and works in Brussels.
The work of Sébastien Reuzé focuses on the various practices of photography, and its relationship to contemporary myths. His approach is manyfold and comprehensive and he resorts to other mediums such as scenography, video, sculpture and publishing. 

“Indeed, if Reuzé’s primary body of work is mainly made up by photographs, his projects often leads him to the creation of sculptural objects, editions, as well as of architectural/structural interventions on the display devices. On a global level, Reuzé develops a constant research in terms of supports, formats, techniques and display devices, in order to enhance the subjective and expressive potential of daily life and of landscape as a genre.” (Emmanuel Lambion, in text for exhibition FOES, solo show at Art Brussels 2016 he curated, with Maïté Vissault).

Sébastien’s latest work included Indian Springs (2012-13), a photographic fiction on the day of a drone pilot, and serie Colorblind Sands (2012-16), “a matricial body of photographs developed by Reuzé over the past few years, drawing its free inspiration from J.G. Ballard’s Vermilion Sands and published in 2018 by APE (B).
In this series, Reuzé revisits the tradition of the American photographic road movie (…). The fictitious character of a soldier from the US Air Force in a strange, unheimlichand liminal environment, between real and virtual world is the main hero of this series.
His is a pilot of drones, who somehow influences the real world through virtual reality. His fights resemble those of a video game, but are actually firmly rooted in the real world, between a form of detachment from modern contingencies and the complicit acceptance of technological hyper-surveillance.” (Emmanuel Lambion).

Edition is an important part of his work : Independance, 2001 (9 drapeaux, ed. VU, Québec, CA). Constellations, 2002 (ed. La Lettre Volée). Natures Mortes I II III IV V VI, 2003.CMYK, 2004. Jeu de Cartes, 2006, (ed. BOZAR). Numéristique, 2009 (ed. La Lettre Volée). Wavelengths of Light, 2010 (ed. Contretype). Brooklands Morning, 2013, (ed. Herman Byrd). Bullseye of Indian Springs, 2015 (ed. Herman Byrd), Indian Springs (ed. Centre de la Photographie – Genève), Le Morning, 2015 (ed. Herman Byrd), FOES, 2016 (ed. Herman Byrd), Colorblind Sands (ed. APE)…

He is the co-founder, together with Erwan Mahéo and Margaux Schwartz, of avatar Herman Byrd, a fictitious character, who is also a publisher.

Sébastien Reuzé has received several awards : Programme Hors les Murs de l’Institut Français (2011), Young Belgian Art Prize (2005), Residence du Centre Photographique d’Île de France (2005 + 2020)…

Some selected shows : La Photographie à l’Épreuve de l’Abstraction, CPIF + Frac Haute Normandie (F, 2020), Hotel Solaire, FOMU, Antwerpen (B, 2019), RISING SUNSET, Galerie Catherine Bastide (2017), CAMERA(AUTO)CONTROL, Centre de La Photographie de Genève (CH, 2016) ; Magic and Power, Marta Herford Museum, Herford (D, 2016) ; Le Morning Etablissements d’En Face, Brussels (B, 2015) ; Dark Rising Sun, De La Charge, Brussels (B, 2015) ; Le Centre du Monde, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (F, 2014) Young Belgian Art Prize,BOZAR, Brussels (B, 2005) ; 3 + 3 font…, Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France, Pontault-Combault (F, 2005) ; Sébastien Reuzé, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (F, 2003) .


Shows

* catalog, publication, arcticle.
2020
La photographie à l’épreuve de l’abstraction
Group show
Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France
Pontault-Combault (F), upcoming.


La photographie à l’épreuve de l’abstraction
Group show
FRAC Haute Normandie
Sot­te­ville-lès-Rouen (F), upcoming.


2019
Salon a ppr oc he
Group show, Paris (F).


LIFE
Solo show
Château Nour, Brussels (B)
Following an invitation by Rectangle.

Familles, je vous like
Group show
Curated by Daniel Vander Gucht 
Abattoirs de Bomel - Centre culturel de Namur, Namur (B).

HOTEL SOLAIRE
Solo show
FOMU - Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerpen (B).

There all is order and beauty
,
Group show
ARGOS, Brussels (B).

Prix Bob Calle du livre d'artiste 2019
École Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Paris, Paris (F).

HERMAN BYRD EDITIONS
PHAK - Centre culturel Colombier, Rennes (F).


2018
DEM PHILOSOPH IST NICHTS ZU DOOF
Group Show
ATELIERHOF KREUTZBERG, Berlin (D).

RESISTANCE 
Curated by Maïté Vissault
Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (B).

CELLULOID BRUSHES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE FILMIC PERCEPTION OF THE ARTIST FROM 1942 TILL TODAY
Établissements d'En Face, Brussels (B).

METAPHORAI
Group show
Curated by Muriel Enjarlan
CRP Douchy-Les-Mines (F).

26.01.2018 to 06.05.2018
Group show
Curated by Société (Brussels, B).
Catherine Bastide Project, Marseille (F)*.

Magnum Travel Agency, a Magnum project.
The Light Project curated by Arp2 Publishing, Brussels (B).

Résurgences
Group show
251 Nord, curator Laurent Jacob
Espace 251 Nord, Liege (B).

2017
Rising Sunset
Solo show
Catherine Bastide gallery, Brussels (B).

Rising Sunset
Solo show
Bastide Projects, Marseille (F).

Club Andalouse 
Group show
Curated by Marie Degaulejac, Paris (F).

Magnum (invited as Herman Byrd)°
Curated by Nancy Casielles
BPS22 Museum, Charleroi (B).

Oh Les Beaux Jours!
Biennale 9 de Louvain-La-Neuve
 
Group show
Curated by Joel Benzakin and Angel Vergara
Louvain-La-Neuve (B).

Parisque. Le Doc!
Group show
Curated by Marie Degaulejac, Paris (F).

Lazerna Razmjena Bez Panike
Group show
Curated by Thomas Nolf / Gauthier Ourshoorn Charlama Gallery, Sarajevo (BS).

SYNC! (invited as Herman Byrd)°
Group show
ISELP, Brussels (B).

2016
CAMERA(AUTO)CONTROL
Group show
Centre de La Photographie de Genève, Genève (CH).*

FOES
Solo show
Curated by Emmanuel Lambion and Maïté Vissault
Art Brussels, Booth of Federation Wallonie Bruxelles (B).*

Magic and Power
Group show
Marta Herford Museum, Herford (D).*

Brussels Unlimited
Group show
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (F).*

WAVE IX - Herman Byrd project°
Curated by Erwan Mahéo.
Island, Brussels (B).*

Eugène Leroy Dans Le Miroir 1
Group show
Muba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing (F).

Launch of edition FOES NOUVELLES
Maison Grégoire, Brussels (B).*

2015
Relire le Monde, Relier les gens
Group show
La Lettre Volée, Brussels (B).*

Colorblind Sands
Solo show, in four solo shows (Nicolas Bourthoumieux. Dougie Eynon. Gijs Milius & Erwan Mahéo. Sébastien Reuzé)
B.A.D., Brussels (B).*

Le Paradis et l’Enfer
Group show
Fondation Boghossian, Brussels (B).*

Pixels of Paradise
Group show
Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris (F).*

Le Morning
Solo show
Le Night, Bazouges La Pérouse (F).*

2014
Le Centre du Monde
Group show
Project by Erwan Mahéo
FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (F).*

B.I.P.
Biennale Internationale de la Photographie de Liège
Group show
Liège (B).*

Brussels Unlimited
Group show
Centrale for Contemporary Art, Mois de la Photographie de Bruxelles (B).*

2013
Triple Launch
Group show, Maddy Arkesteyn - Sébastien Reuzé - Voebe de Gruyter.
BREW, Brussels (B).

2012
Brooklands
Solo show
MAAC, Brussels (B).*

La Noë
Solo show
ISELP, Brussels (B).

Future Memory
Group show
Galerie Archetype at Ampersandt House, Brussels (B).

2010
Universel
Solo show
Contretype, Brussels (B).*

Carte Blanche
Group show
Musée de La Photographie, Charleroi (B).

Je sont les autres
Project by Xavier Noiret Thomé.
Incise, Charleroi (B)

2009
Numeristic Choregraphy
Solo show
Centre d’Art Le Triangle, Rennes (F) +Talk by Mr André Gunthert.*

Pendaison
Group show
Curated by Sébastien Reuzé with Isabelle Arthuis, Jean Baptiste Bernadet, Lucia Bru, Damien De Lepeleire, Philippe Durand, Agnès Geoffray, Erwan Mahéo, Ursula Meier, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Sébastien Reuzé, Robert Suermondt, Robert Quint, Christophe Terlinden. Brussels (B).

2008
Le Centre du Monde
Group show
Établissements d’en Face, project by Erwan Mahéo, Brussels (B).
Isabelle Arthuis, Boris Beaucarne, Lionel Esteve, Erwan Mahéo, Xavier Noiret Thomé, Sébastien Reuzé...*

Territoire de Convergences
Group show
Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels (B)
Isabelle Arthuis, Laurette Atrux-Tallau, Lucile Bertrand, Franck Christen, Lionel Esteve, Erwan Mahéo, Xavier Noiret Thomé, Sébastien Reuzé, Léopoldine Roux, Emmanuelle Villard.
Commissariat: Bernard Marcelis, Anne Laure Chamboisier.

Convergence de Territoires
Group show
Isabelle Arthuis, Laurette Atrux- Tallau, Lucile Bertrand, Franck Christen, Lionel Esteve, Erwan Mahéo, Xavier Noiret Thomé, Sébastien Reuzé, Léopoldine Roux, Emmanuelle Villard.
Curated by Bernard Marcelis, Anne Laure Chamboisier, Christine Ollier & Lilou Vidal
Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels (B).

Honorons Honoré
Group show
Project by Damien De Lepeleire, Vaast Colson & Koen Leemans
De Garage, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen (B).*

Infinit
Group Show
Isabelle Arthuis, Frederic Barthes, Elina Brotherus, Sebastien Cambouvile, Andre Cepeda, JH Engstrom, Andre Jasinski, Barbara & Michael Leigen, Angel Marcos, Bernard Plossu, Sébastien Reuzé.
MNAC, Bucarest (RO).*

2007
Les Nouvelles Pratiques de la Photographie et de l’Image Animée
Talk
Centre Atlantique de La Photographie, Brest (F).

CO2
Group show
Isabelle Arthuis, Frederic Barthes, Elina Brotherus, Sebastien Cambouvile, Andre Cepeda, JH Engstrom, Andre jasinski, Barbara & Michael Leigen, Angel Marcos, Bernard Plossu, Sébastien Reuzé
Fondation Armando Alvarez Penteado, São Paulo (Brazil). *

Le Paysage Paradoxal
Group show
Robert Arnold, Isabelle Arthuis, Pablo Avedano, Laetitia Delafontaine & Gregory Niel, Felten – Massinger, Beate Gütschow, Laura Henno, Mark Lewis, Hans Op De Beeck, Qubo Gas, Robert Quint, Philippe Ramette, Sébastien Reuzé
Iselp, Brussels (B).*

CO2
Group show
Isabelle Arthuis, Frederic Barthes, Elina Brotherus, Sebastien Cambouvile, Andre Cepeda, JH Engstrom, Andre Jasinski, Barbara & Michael Leigen, Angel Marcos, Bernard Plossu, Sébastien Reuzé
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (F).*

Multiples
Group show
Michel François, Marie José Burky, Emilio Lopez Menchero, Xavier Noiret Thomé, Jean-Baptiste Bernardet, Alain Geronnez, Robert Suermondt, Sébastien Reuzé
La Lettre Volée, Brussels (B).

2006
Multiples from Young Belgian Art Prize 2005
Group show
Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Carlos Aires, Olivier Foulon, Sébastien Reuzé, Kris Vleeschouwer
Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (B).*

Tous Les Jours
Solo show
La Lettre volée, Brussels (B).

Art Brussels
Solo show
Stand de la Communauté Française de Belgique, Art Brussels (B).

CO2
Group show
Isabelle Arthuis, Frederic Barthes, Elina Brotherus, Sebastien Cambouvile, Andre Cepeda, JH Engstrom, Andre Jasinski, Barbara & Michael Leigen, Angel Marcos, Bernard Plossu, Sébastien Reuzé
Centre International de la Culture de Cracovie, Cracovie (Po).*

Mar, Mater, Materia
Group show
Elina Brotherus, Andre Cepeda, JH Engstrom, Bernard Plossu
Contretype, Brussels (B)

Un Monde Non Objectif en Photographie
Group show
Berenice Abbott, Patrick Bailly-maître-Grand, Gaston Bertin, Werner Bishof, Brassaï, Balthasar Burkhard, Lucien Clergue, Adam Fuss, Man Ray, Laslo Moholy-Nagy, Sigmar Polke, Sébastien Reuzé, Ricardo Sanchez, Paul Strand, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Raoul Ubac
Galerie Thessa Herold, Paris (F).*

Transnumériques
Group show
Maison Folie, Mons (B).

À l’Image de Rien
Group show
Contretype, Brussels (B).

2005
Young Belgian Art Prize
Solo shows
Carlos Aires, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Olivier Foulon, Sébastien Reuzé, Kris Vleeschouwer, Cindy Wright
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (B)*

3 + 3 font… 
Group show
Fabrice Dubreuil, Veronique Ellena, Awen Jones, Pascal Poulain, Sébastien Reuzé, Heidi Wood
Centre Photographique d’ïle-de-France, Pontault-Combault (F).*

Usagexterne
Group show
Curated by Mr Xavier Canone, director of Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi (B).
Brussels (B).

Ciels
Solo show
La Lettre volée, Brussels (B).

Forwart
Solo show
Invitation by M. Xavier Canonne, Director of Musée la Photographie de Charleroi, with Aliceday Gallery, Gent, B.

Colonnes C.M.Y.K.
Solo show
ADEPS, Brussels (B).*

Le Troisième visage de Mathilde Morel
Solo show
C.C.A. Bazouges-La-Pérouse (F).

2004
En équilibre et en Mouvement
Tribute to Denise René gallery
Group show
Atomium, Brussels (B).

Nowhere else but here
Group show
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art Gallery, London (UK).

2003
Sébastien Reuzé
Solo show
La Criée, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rennes (F).*

Sébastien Reuzé
Solo show
La Lettre volée, Brussels (B).

Sébastien Reuzé
Solo show
Contretype, Brussels (B).

I Remember (from Joe Breinhart)
Group show
Project by Véronique de Bellefroi
Centre Public d’Aide Sociale, Brussels (B).

Centre / Centrum
Group show
Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels (B).

2002
Landscape
Group show
Le Botanique, Centre Culturel de la Communauté Française, Brussels (B).

Diversion
Group show
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, at Garden History Museum, Londres (UK).

Arsenal/Armory
Group show
Die Wandelhalle, Koln (D).

2001
Le Vertige de l’Évidence
Solo show in : 2° Année Photographique de Québec (CA).*



Studies, Grants & Residencies
1993-1997
École Nationale des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels (B).

2019
Artist Residency at Arteventura (Spain), with Stef Driesen.
2012
Grant from Communauté Française de Belgique. Project Indian Springs (USA).
2011
Prizewinner of the Programme Hors les Murs de l’Institut Français. Project Brooklands, London (UK).*
2009
Residency in Berlin, by Air Antwerpen (B).
2005
Laureat of the Young Belgian Art Prize, ING prize, BOZAR, Brussels (B). *
2005
Residency at the Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France, Ponteau-Combault (F). *
2005
Residency at Le Centre du Monde, Belle-île en mer (F). *
2005
Residency at Contretype, Brussels (B). *
2001
Residency at Centre Vu, Québec (CA). *

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