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We are delighted to announce the first ever presentation of the work of French artist Nicole Gravier in Greece. The exhibition brings together three seminal photographic series: Cartes Postales/Postcards (1973), Téléfilms Policiers/Detective TV series (1974) and Myths et Clichés/Fotoromanzi (1976-1980).
Nicole Gravier (born 1949, Arles, France) lives and works in Arles. She was professor of Artistic Anatomy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo, Naples and Florence and at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan until the end of 2017. Forthcoming shows include: Myths et Clichés at École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, FR (2023) curated by Damarice Amao; and PICTURES AND AFTER at Mamco Museum, Geneve, CH (2023). Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Kolé Séré at Braunsfelder, Cologne, DE (2022) curated by Julie Boukobza; FOTOROMANZA at Le Commun, Genève, CH (2021) curated by Giada Olivotto and Camilla Paolino; Nicole Gravier and Nora Turato, Words Are Way Too Easy To Play With at Order, Milan, IT (2020) curated by Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi; SuperSalon at Paris Internationale, FR (2020) curated by Claire Le Restif ; IT'S URGENT! at Luma, Arles, FR (2020) curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist; The unexpected subject: 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy at FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Bonaspetti, IT (2019) curated by Marco Scooting and Raffaella Perna; Mythes & Clichés, Photoromans at Ermes-Ermes, Vienna, AT (2019); Nicole Gravier at Contemporary Art Museum, Zengzhou, CHN (2013); Typish Frau at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE (1982); Mannerism: A theory of culture at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA (1982) curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker; Venice Biennale, Section Special projects, Venice, IT (1980); Mythes & Clichés at Galleria Monti, Sperone, Rome, IT (1975); Photographers Painters at Salon of Contemporary Art/Flash Art, Paris, FR (1975); Cartes Postales at Ecole St Ursule, Dijon, FR (1973); Sequences/PhotoKina at ARC2, Cologne, DE (1973); Grands et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui/Cartes postalise at Grand Palais, Paris, FR (1973); Contemporanea at Villa Borghese, Rome, IT (1973) curated by Achille Bonito Oliva; 70 Peintres at E.N.S.E.E.I.H.T, Toulouse, FR (1972); and Impact II at Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret, FR (1972).
With thanks to Ermes Ermes. This show was made possible through the generous support of The Carved to Flow Foundation and Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Greece).
Nicole Gravier, Myths et Clichés/Fotoromanzi Fine Publicità, 1976/1980. Courtesy of the artist and Ermes Ermes, Rome.