In his work, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques questions a stereotypical iconography linked to territories and people living in them. From United States to looters or Spanish real estate crisis, he remixes or re-enchants the image perception threshold. With a documentary commitment, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques' style reveals alternative aesthetic codes.

Graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Marseille then from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d?Arles, his work has been exhibited internationally, in 2013 at LE BAL in Paris, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Groningen, Paris Photo, at the Galerie du jour agnès b., Salon de Montrouge, Kyotographie in Kyoto and at the Rencontres d?Arles in 2012.

His photographs have been noticed at the Leica Oskar Barnack Award & the Sciences Po for Contemporay Art Award in 2014.
In 2015, he is the first Prize-Winner of the Hermès-Aperture Award.


17.10.2014 - 15.11.2014

Zero Rankine

13.09.2014 - 19.10.2014


Born in 1983. Lives & works in Paris.


Graduate MA of Art school of Marseilles (ESADMM) in 2010.
Graduate MA of the National school of photography (ENSP) of Arles in 2012.

Solo shows

2014 - La Galerie Particulière, Paris
          « Standards & Poors » / S&P edition, Temple, Paris
          « Standards & Poors », Standard/Deluxe, Lausanne

          Zero Rankine, galerie Hors Champs (with the help of the Biennal of photography of Mulhouse & Mulhouse Art Contemporain), Mulhouse

2013 - « Standards & Poors », Le BAL, Paris
           « Outstanding Nominals », Project Room at Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris
           « Outstanding Nominals », DocksArtFair 2013 with Un-Spaced Gallery, Lyon

2012 - « Climat », Enclos St Césaire, Arles
           « The Park », Galerie MAD, Marseilles
           « The Park », Galerie Arena, Arles

2011 - « Drive, Turn (Documents) », Straat Galerie, Marseilles

Collective shows (selection)

2014 - Prix Sciences Po 2014, Paris
           Paris Photo Los Angeles, Foucher-Biousse (Galerie Particulière) (Paris-Bruxelles)

           (Off)icielle Art Fair (FIAC), Solo show with Galerie Foucher-Biousse (Galerie Particulière)

           ParisPhotoLevallois 2014, Paris (Levallois)

2013 - Paris Photo, Galerie du Jour agnès b., Paris
          « Perceptions succesives », Galerie Jeune Création (Paris), curated by Gabriel Jones
          « Floaters », MJ Gallery (Geneva, Switzerland), curated by Sophie Yerly
          « 20/20 », Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013, Netherlands
          « Play & Replay », Biennale de la photographie de Mulhouse (screening)
          « Outresol », curated by Joël Riff & Mathieu Buard, Paris
          « Inside/Outside territory, Kyotographie (international photography festival of Kyoto), Japan
          Salon de Montrouge 2013

2012 - Nofound Photo Fair with the WIP project, Paris
          General Motors, Foundation Roederer Prize, Deauville
          « Ceux qui arrivent », curated by Fannie Escoulen, Rencontres d?Arles 2012
          Mark Grosset Award, Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme 2012
          WIP 2012, curated by Emeric Glayse, Rencontres d?Arles off

Awards/Residency (selection)

2014 -  Nominated for the Sciences Po Prize
           Finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award

2013 - Nominated for 20/20 by Le BAL, Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 (Netherlands)
          Finalist for the Audi Talents Award (Contemporary art) 2013
          Selected for Le 58ème Salon de Montrouge

2012 - Selected for Plat(t)form 2013, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)
          Winner of the SFR Jeunes Talents/ Le BAL award, Paris
          Winner of the Maison Blanche #2 award, Marseilles
          Laureate of the Obs/IN program of research, Arles
          Selected for the Voies Off prize, Rencontres d?Arles
          Selected for the Roederer prize/ Residency in Deauville (Festival Planche(s) contact)
          Nominated for the Mark Grosset prize

Publications (selection)

2014 - D'A n°224, text by Olivier Namias, march
          S&P, Temple edition / Standard Deluxe, january
         « Esthétique du voile », conducted by Dominique Clévenot, Presses Universitaires du Mirail
         « Images numériques ? Leurs effets sur le cinéma et les autres arts », conducted by Caroline Renard,
         Presses Universitaires de Provence

2013 - « Espana, escenario para la fabulacion », El PAIS, text by Juan Peces, 15th december 2013
          Cat. Le Salon de Montrouge, with a text by Sandra Adam-Couralet, Les Editions Particules, may
          IF n°37, invited by Hubert Colas with a text by Thomas Ferrand, april

2012 - « Planche(s) Contact », Festival de photographie de Deauville, ed. Filigranes, november
          « Echappées belles », Ed. Diaphane, june
          Catalog of Les Rencontres d?Arles 2012, Actes Sud, june
          ArtPress2 n°24, text by Christine Buignet, february

2011 - The Viewer #9 ?Remix?, winter
          IF n°35, invited by Hubert Colas, november

2009 - List Magazine, invited by Simon Rivero, ENSAD Paris

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