Eric Baudelaire


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Ante-Memorial (Detail)

2011-ongoing
Correspondence, unique work
Korrespondenz, Unikat

Born in Salt-Lake-City, USA, in 1973
Lives and works in Paris

Teaching
2011-2013 Professor, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Curating
2012 The Museum of Ante-Memorials, 8th Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

PRIZES & GRANTS

2017
Future of Europe Art Prize, Leipzig

2015
Sharjah Biennial 12 Prize
Best Feature Film prize, BAFICI, Vanguardia y Género (Letters to Max)

2014
SeMA-HANA Award, Mediacity, Seoul
Special Jury Prize, DocLisboa Festival (Letters to Max)
Grand Jury Prize, Porto/Post/Docs Festival (Letters to Max)
Editing Prize, RIDM Festival Montréal (Letters to Max)

2012
Audi Talent Awards Art Prize
Fondation nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques grant
Special Jury Prize, DocLisboa Festival (The Anabasis)

2010
Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) research grant

2005
Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie Prize

2002
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

RESIDENCIES

2013
IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

2008
Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, Japan

CATALOGS & ARTIST BOOKS

2014
Anabases, Homay King, Morad Montazami, J.P. Rehm, Pierre Zaoui, Archive Books
Letters to Max, Poulet Malassis press (artist book)

2010
The Makes, Le Bal, Paris (artist book)
Sugar Water, Onestar Press, Paris (artist book)

2008
Site Displacement / Déplacement de Site, Archibooks, Paris

2005
Imagined States, Actes Sud - Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, Arles

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015
Anthony Downey, Event Horizon, Ibraaz, Oct 29
Jordan Cronk, In Praise Of Eric Baudelaire, Little White Lies, Oct 22
Cinema of the Invisible, Politics of Memory, Documents and Archive, edited by Marco Scotini and Elisabetta Galasso, Archive Books
Letters to Max: An interview with Eric Baudelaire, podcast created by Ruben Coll, Museo Reina Sofia Radio, Oct 14
Jens Hoffmann, The Politics of Art (A conversation between Jens Hoffmann, Eric Baudelaire, Nina Beier, Maryam Jafri, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Pratchaya Phinthong), #50, Oct-Nov
Charlotte Keeys, Letters to Max review, Little White Lies, Oct 2
Maya Caspari, Letters and Liminal Spaces: An Interview with Eric Baudelaire, ICA blog, Sept 30
Jen Kratochvil, Eric Baudelaire, That Bowling Alley over the Heterotopia, Fotograf Magazine, #26 (documentary strategies)
Nick Pinkerton, Letters to Max, Sight & Sound, Nov
Naeem Mohaiemen, All That is Certain Vanishes Into Air, e-flux journal #63
Anna Gritz, "Eric Baudelaire, Appearance Acts," LUX, Artist in Focus, 13 April

2014
Ellen Mara De Wachter, Changed States: Collaboration and conflict in the work of Eric Baudelaire, Frieze Magazine, issue 164, June-Aug
Guillaume Désanges, Performing the Document: New Political Theatricalities, ESSE, #81, Spring Agnieszka Gratza, You’ve Got Mail, artforum.com, March 20
Adam Kleinman, Eric Baudelaire’s “The Anabasis & The Ugly One,” Art Agenda, Jan 13 Claire Moulène, Lettres d’amour en Abkhazie, Les Inrockuptibles n° 950, 12-18 Fev
* Catalog or publication
Rasmus Hungnes, Lengselen etter Abkhasia, Kunstkritikk, March 2
Nicolas Giraud, The Secessions Sessions, Zérodeux, n°69, Printemps
Marc Lénot, L’action se passe en Abkhazie, c’est-à-dire nulle part, Slate.fr, 17 Fév
Léo Goldsmith, Against the Present, selection from FID Marseille, The Brooklyn Rail, Sept 4 Ludovic Lamant, Abkhazie, mon amie, Mediapart, 10 Août
Étienne Hatt, Eric Baudelaire, Unfinished Business, Artpress 414, Sept
Léo Goldsmith, Letters to Max, Cinema Scope, #61
Jorge Mourinha, Éric Baudelaire filma o diplomata do país que não existe, El Publico, Oct 26 Maria Moseng, Found Letters and Lost Images, Wuxia, #1, Feb

2013
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Epic Images: Narrative, Form and Metaphor in The Anabasis, Camera Austria 123
Bruno Icher, Locarno, palmarès sans tache, Libération, 18 août
Jorge Mourinha, Para Éric Baudelaire e Masao Adachi, Beirute esqueceu as suas lágrimas, Público, 2 Nov
Jim Quilty, A dirge to love and militancy, The Daily Star Lebanon, 12 dec
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Eric Baudelaire, Artforum, Summer

2012
Homay King, Anabasis, October, 142, Fall
Nicole Yip, Eric Baudelaire, Frieze online, June 6
Jorge Mourinha, Entre a memória e o arrependimento da militância revolucionária, Público, 23 oct Nicholas Warner, Eric Baudelaire, Art Monthly 357, June 2012
Dennis Lim, A Japanese Director‘s Path to Revolution, The New York Times, Feb 28

2011
Morad Montazami, La scriptologie: science des œuvres à venir, ∆⅄⎈ No1
Serge Kaganski, Belfort au-delà du réel, Les Inrockuptibles, 14 décembre
Pierre Zaoui, L’Anabase de la Terreur : Vouloir (ne pas) Comprendre, CAC Synagogue de Delme Raphaël Brunet, Eric Baudelaire, Histoire d’Image, Zero Deux #59, Automne
Cristina Piccino, Fusaku che guidava l’Armata rossa, Il Manifesto, 13 July

2010
Paul Foss, Eric Baudelaire, Hammer Museum, Art US, October
TJ Carlin, A Vernacular of Violence, Time Out New York, June
Tyler Coburn, A Vernacular of Violence, Art Agenda, June
Tim Saltarelli, Firing upon the clocks: observations on the work of Eric Baudelaire, TPW, June John Menick, Diptyque, Troubles, 2010
Michel Poivert, Image d’Histoire? La Photographie Contemporaine, Ed. Flammarion 2008 Dominique Baqué, Still Images for Rethinking the World, ArtPress, no 350, Nov
Tan Lin, Eric Baudelaire‘s Sugar Water, the Deleuzean Event, and the Dispersion of Spectatorial Labour, Reading Room, 02
Guillaume Désanges, Eric Baudelaire à la Tôlerie à Clermont-Ferrand, Archistorm, #29
2007
Claire Gilman, Eric Baudelaire, Frieze Magazine, issue 111, Nov-Dec
Erik Verhagen, 10e Mois de la Photo à Montréal, ArtPress, no 339, Nov
David Velasco, Eric Baudelaire at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Artforum, Sept
Morgan Falconer, On Eric Baudelaire At Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Saatchi Online, July 17 Regis Durand, L’Impératif Documentaire, Photographie Aujourd’hui, Beaux Arts Éditions Jean-Marie Wynants, Le réel réinvente la fiction, Le Soir, 25 Avril
Rocío de la Villa, Eric Baudelaire y la lógica del cliché, El Cultural, March

2006
Christopher Bollen, Adrian Piper, Wayne Gonzales, Eric Baudelaire, Josephine Meckseper,
* Catalog or publication
The New York Times, Dec 8
Pierre Zaoui, La fresque aux icônes, Vacarme, no. 37, Automne
Michel Poivert, Théâtre des dernières guerres, Vacarme, no. 37, Automne Jean-Marc Bodson, Dans la fabrique des mythes, La Libre Belgique, 11 Sept Natacha Wolinski, Théatre de guerre, Beaux Arts Magazine, Sept
Edouard Launet, Les faux-semblants de Baudelaire, Libération, 7 Sept

2005
Michel Poivert, Forme de l’utopie, États Imaginés, Ed. Actes Sud
Yasmine Youssi, Eric Baudelaire: L’Architecture comme métaphore de l’état, d’A, Dec Sylvie Lambert, Eric Baudelaire : états imaginés, Les Inrockuptibles, 19-25 Oct
Jan Krauze, Les fantômes de l’Abkhazie, Le Monde 2, 17-23 Sept
Claire Guillot, L’État imaginé d’Eric Baudelaire, Le Monde, 17 Sept
Frédérique Fanchette, L’État de mes rêves, Libération, 14 Sept
Frédérique Chapuis, Bons baisers d’Abkhazie, Télérama, 14-20 Sept
Dov Lynch, État Imaginé, Vacarme, no. 30
* Catalog or publication


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
APRÈS, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (September)
The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra, Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain (june)
Fukeiron, Galerie Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain
The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016
A Form That Accommodates The Mess, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

2015
The Ugly One, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
The Secession Sessions, Matrix 257, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, United States *

2014
FRMAEOWRK, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
The Secession Sessions, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway *
L’œil se noie (with Mathieu K. Abonnenc), KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium
The Secession Sessions, Bétonsalon, Paris, France *

2013
The Anabasis and The Ugly One, Gallery Greta Meert, Brussels
Now_Then_Here_Elsewhere, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon

2012
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, Gasworks, London *
La Anábasis de May y Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, y 27 años sin imágenes, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain *
The Music of Ramón Raquello, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, United States

2011
Eric Baudelaire : Sugar Water, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, United States
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, CAC la Synagogue de Delme, France *

2010
Hammer projects: Eric Baudelaire, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, United States *
Unfinished Business, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada

2009
Anabases (I), Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, United States *
Anabases (II), Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium *

2008
Site Displacement / Déplacement de Site, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, France (cur. G. Désanges ) *

2007
Circumambulation, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, United States
Eric Baudelaire, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium *
Acontecimientos, Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain

2006
Imagined States, Phillips de Pury, New York, United States *

2005
Imagined States, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France *


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Spaces of Art - Part 2, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Act II, Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
Almost nothing, and yet not nothing, Arts and Science Lab in Tokyo University of the Arts (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in collaboration with KADIST), Ueno Campus Tokyo, Japan
The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, NCCA Ekaterinburg, Russia
Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States
RIVERRUN, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
La dissidència nostàlgica, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen, Belgium
Evidences du réel. La photographie face à ses lacunes, Le Musée d‘art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland

2016
House of commons, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Le Grand Balcon (The Grand Balcony), La Biennale de Montréal, Canada
Territories and Fictions. Thinking a New Way of the World, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Ireland‘s Biennale, Limerick
Économie de la tension, Parc Saint Léger, Centre d‘art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
The Inoperative Community II, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
No Shooting in this Area, Bel Ordinaire, Billère, France
Petit déjeuner au crépuscule, Centre d‘art image/imatge, Orthez, France
Il y a de l‘autre, Atelier des Forges (as part of Les Rencontres de la Photographie), Arles, France

2015
The Inoperative Community, Raven Row, London, UK (cur. Dan Kidner)
Paysages Urbains, rêve et réalité, Domaine de Chamarande, France
Moving Image Department – 3rd Chapter: The Owl’s Legacy and its Discontents, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (cur. Adam Budak, Jen Kratochvil)
The Vanishing Point of History, Lectoure, France (cur. Catsou Roberts)
Sharjah Biennial 12, The past, the present, the possible, UAE (cur. Eungie Joo)
Pliure. Épilogue, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris

2014
ART Fahrenheit 451, Yokohama Triennale, Japan (cur. Morimura Yasumasa)
Ghosts, Spies and Grandmothers, Mediacity Biennale SeMA, Seoul, South Korea (cur. Park Chan-Kyong)
La Photographie performe: the Body and the Archive, CPIF, Pontault-Combault, France
Out of the Blue, The National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina (cur. Corinne Diserens)
Once documentary, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
Reading Cinema, Finding Words, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Classé X, FRAC Loraine, Metz, France

2013
Archeologies of the Future 2, Campagne Première, Berlin, Germany
Liquid Assets, Steirischer Herbst, Ex-Zollamt, Graz, Austria (cur. Katarina Gregos)
Reading Cinema, Finding Words, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
New Acquisitions, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
Ulysses, l’autre mer, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France
Nothing is Normal, bureau publik, Copenhagen, Denmark
fALSEfAKES, Centre de la Photographie, Genève, Switzerland
Duet, Cristina Guerra gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
L‘apparition des images, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France

2012
8th Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (cur. Anselm Franke)
Mindaugas Triennial, Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, LIthuania (cur. Defne Ayas, Benjamin Cook)
Carnal Knowledge, Leslie Tonkonow, New York, United States
A Blind Spot, Documentary Forum II, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (cur. Catherine David)
Intense Proximité, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (cur. Okwui Enwezor)
Les Monuments Invisibles, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France
La chispa que incendia la llanura, Centro Ecuatoriano de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador
Affinités, déchirures et attractions, FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France

2011
Elastic Frames, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Void if Removed, Le Plateau FRAC Ile de France, Paris, France (cur. Guillaume Désanges) *
Ce matin j’ai assisté à la destruction du monde en spectateur attentif, et puis je me suis remis au travail, Le Quartier, Quimper, France
A Horse with No Legs Still Makes Him a Winner, Recess Activities, New York, United States (cur. Galeria Perdida)
Definitive Gaze, Newbridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Collector, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France
All That Fits, Quad, Derby, United Kingdom *

2010
Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers, Le Plateau FRAC IdF, Paris, France (cur. Guillaume Désanges) *
A Never Ending Story, CAC Sukhum, Abkhazia (cur. Chris Sharp)
Vernacular of Violence, Invisible Exports, New York, United States
Collecter / Recycler, Centre de la Photographie d’Île-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
Public Image, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

2009
Great Expectations, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Photocinéma, Format, Quad, Derby, United Kingdom

2008
Second_Nature, Dexia BIL, Luxembourg and Domaine de Chamarande, France *
La Foule (Contrôle-Chaos), Espace d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Il Faut Détruire Carthage, Lieu-Commun, Toulouse, France *
La Grande Traversée / Horizons photographiques - Oeuvres du FNAC, Centre VU, Québec

2007
New presentation of the contemporary collections, Centre Pompidou / MNAM, Paris, France
Replaying Narrative, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Canada *
A Travers le Miroir (Western Moderne), FRAC Auvergne, France
Watching War, Creative Arts Council, Brown University, Providence, United States
Exhibition, La Générale, Paris, France

2006
Adrian Piper, Eric Baudelaire, Josephine Meckseper, Wayne Gonzales, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, United States

* Catalog or publication


FILMOGRAPHY & FESTIVALS (SELECTED)

Letters to Max
2014, 103 minutes
__Festivals:
FID Marseille (International competition)
Toronto International Film Festival (Wavelengths)
New York Film Festival (Projections)
BFI London International Film Festival
RIDM Montréal (Editing Prize)
DocLisboa, Lisbonne (Special Jury Prize, international competition)
Festival de Belfort (international competition)
Porto/Post/Doc, Porto (Grand Prize)
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Spectrum)
Punto de Vista, Pamplona (international competition)
BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Best Feature Film prize, Vanguardia y Género)

The Ugly One
2013, 101 minutes
__Festivals:
Locarno Film Festival (Cineasti del presente competition)
DocLisboa, Lisbonne (New Visions)
Dubai International Film Festival (Arabian Nights)
Rotterdam International Film Festival (Bright Futures)
Courtisane Festival, Ghent

The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images
2011, 66 minutes, Super 8 and HD video
__Film festivals:
FID Marseille (French competition)
52nd Festival dei Popoli (international competition)
Festival International du Film de La-Roche-sur-Yon
Festival de Belfort (international competition)
Punto de Vista, Pamplona (international competition)
DocLisboa, Lisbon (Special Jury Prize, international competition)
CPH:DOX Copenhagen (DocAlliance competition)
Migrating Forms, New York (Opening night)
San Francisco International Film Festival
BAFICI, Buenos Aires
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg (competition)
Courtisane Festival, Ghent
FICUNAM, Mexico City
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Bright Futures)

The Makes
2010, 26 minutes, HD video
__Film festivals:
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Signals)

[SIC]
2009, 15 minutes, NTSC video
__Film festivals:
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Spectrum-Shorts)
Migrating Forms, NYC
Courtisane Festival, Ghent

Sugar Water
2007, 72 minutes, HD video


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
MACBA, Barcelona
Centre Pompidou / Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France
FRAC Auvergne, France