Federico Clavarino taking care of Der Greif - Organization for Contemporary Photography blog's wrote on Massao's work and particularly on his new ongoing project. 'Massao’s work is always a delicate balance between autobiography, topography and politics, and as such it is a good starting point for a novel definition of poetry.'
Another good one, Massao's work will be published in the annual Fotomuseum Antwerpen - FOMU publication .tiff alongside promising photographers such as Alexey Shlyk, Jeroen Bocken. Stay posted !
Maud Faivre has been invited to realize a creative residency on archaeology and photography. For months she travelled through Poitou-Charente area with archaeologists from INRAP. Les Villes Invisibles is a proposition taking place and exhibited in CACP Villa Pérochon from June 30th to October 15th 2017. She will also introduce her vision on Boinot, a former industrial site in Niort aimed to be rehabilitated. Exhibition taking place at Le Pilori, Niort.
Massao Mascaro will be part of the Brussels photography museum. For its second edition the museum will be open at the Recyclart and will take place at the Chapelle train station with photographers work from Belgium. A major event for the Belgian photography and particularly Brussels which is deprived of this kind of cultural institution.
Bertrand Cavalier's project Seasonal has been presented as part of a screening night organized by Gilles Favier, Philippe Chenieux and Christian Caujolle during the images Singulières festival on May 26th 2017.
We are very proud to be part of the publication "Turning Photography" at the occasion of the 57th La Biennale di Venezia amongst many other great artists, Dirk Braeckman, Stéphanie Roland, Geert Goiris, Bert Danckaert, David Claerbout, Max Pinckers, Aglaia Konrad and many others. Visit the website to discover the portraits and essays. "Dirk Braeckman’s selection for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale prompted us to turn the spotlight on some of the most audacious artists working in the medium of photography in Belgium today."
La Grotte is really happy to share the conversation we had with Stefan Vanthuyne during our residency at the Fotomuseum Antwerpen - FOMU for the photobook week (Braakland) co-organized by Liège Photobook Festival and EAT MY PAPER. The text is a good translation of our collective dynamic and what's behind the Speaking in Tongues project. We hope to share soon more informations regarding the near future of our collective project.
Collective residency at the FOMU February 28th to march 5th - We are very pleased to announce our participation to the Braakland project at the Fotomuseum Antwerpen - FOMU during the photobook week made in collaboration with Liège Photobook Festival. All the collective and Björn Schmidt will be there on an open to the public residency to keep working on the Speaking in Tongues's book. Braakland pays tribute to photobooks from home and abroad with its Photobook Week. Multiple partnerships have led to an intensive programme, with workshops, presentations and performances for everyone who loves this type of publication.
Our collective is very proud to be part of the new issue of FACETTES, "Ensemble", an annual free revue published by 50°Nord. This second issue is dedicated to the collective work. Read it online or find at the Iselp, Brussels (we also have few copies to drop, feel free to ask).
Massao Mascaro's project Jardin has been selected for the prestigious Bozar Monography Series Award #4. The exhibition will be presented at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels from December 1st to January 08th 2017. More informations here
Bertrand Cavalier's work is part of the exhibition Omber, Odradek & Octaëder with works by Guy Rombouts, Carole Vanderlinden, Tamara Van San, Max Pinckers, Robert Soroko, Mariana Murta and Evelien Addink. Opening on Sunday November 27th. Artists gathered by Hans Theys at D'Apostrof gallery in Meigem. Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/368253646849261/
Bertrand Cavalier made new photographs for the exhibition Lost Narratives / the image culture of the High Society then and Now. Exhibition made in relation with 19th century collections and photographs by Fritz Mayer. Visit the exhibition until January 8th at the Museum Mayer van den Bergh
Gilles Ribero finished Le Fresnoy this year. His last work, Fraktur, will be screened on site on October 7th during the opening of Panorama 18 exhibition from 6pm to midnight. 22 Rue du Fresnoy, 59200 Tourcoing, France
Massao Mascaro will be part of the collective exhibition Abitare il deserto which is gona take place at the San Roco museum in Fusignano from september 3rd to november 6th. Abitare il deserto is an exhibition and a book made in relation to the first publication Traversate del Deserto made in 1986 with several photographers and writers as Luigi Ghirri, Guido Guidi, Olivo Barbieri, Vittore Fossati, Kinold, Jean Baudrillard, Max Frisch, Giorgio Agamben, Gerald Bisinger and Celati stesso.
Bertrand has been selected to be part of the first Fotofilmic restrospective The new face of film. The exhibition will take place at the Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Idaho, USA from september 1st to October 21st. More informations here
Bertrand has been invited by Emmanuel d'Autreppe to present his project Seasonal during the visual art festival in Huy, Belgium À part ça, les vacances. Bertrand will present his project Seasonal with Térèse Dehin, Sophie Deneumostier, Arnaud de Wolf, Nick Hannes, Jean Janssis, Jacky Lecouturier, Pierre Moreau, Plonk & Replonk and Jean-Jacques Sempé. Opening : 16.06.2016 at 6pm Exhibitions from 17.06.2016 to 28.08.2016 More informations here
Maud just come back from her last shooting period of her residency in Céret, a small town in the Eastern Pyrénées. She spent several weeks in this beautiful, amazing area, warmly welcomed by people from Lumière d'Encre.. She will come back there in November for the exhibition.
This friday, La Grotte will be at the BRASS for the Synapses day organised by ILES Artist Project for an afternoon dedicated to the artists collective. If you want to meet collectives, ask questions and discover their work, you're fully welcome at the BRASS on the 3rd June from 13h to 18h. Friday 3rd June, 13h - 18h Free entrance Facebook event BRASS avenue Van Volxem, 364 1190 Forest
We are very happy to announce that our collective project Speaking in Tongues will be exhibited at BIP Liège for the opening. The exhibition will be featured at the Galerie des Ecuries for the first two weeks from August 20th to September 9th. Visit the official website for more informations about the artists and exhibitions.
The first interview of Massao is now online at Fotografia Magazine. The talk is focused on his first photographic series "Ramo". Massao share about his work, influences and the way the conceive photography. Have a nice read !
Maud is back in her hometown to present her project Transjurassienne, and a selection of her photographs of architecture. Meet her on saturday, 9th ! Facebook event and informations
La Grotte is proud to celebrate its 4 years of existence ! Since 2012 and its firsts moves, our collective never stopped to face new challenges. Due to a strong determination and your support, we reached requirement and maturity that made who we are now : an increasingly established photographers collective in the belgian artistic scene. This gives us even more desire to keep working on our collective and personal projects. Stay tuned, the beat goes on !
Fotografia Magazine just published an interview concerning Lucie's work and her project Arène Discover it here
Maud Faivre presents Rivage at Lumière d'Encre in Céret. Opening and conference on january 19th at 6:30pm Exhibition : 19.01.2016 - 06.02.2016
Gilles Ribero will be part of The Admonisher's Act, curated by Septembre Tiberghien and hosted by ArchiRAAR Gallery. The exhibition will focus on the viewer's experience and the creative process. Opening on january 14th at 6:00pm Facebook event
Bertrand, Lucie & Maud talk about Speaking in Tongues, the collective project exhibited at Le Botanique. Interview made by Pascal Goffaux, Musiq3.
We are glad to tell you we will present Speaking in Tongues, our ongoing collective project at the Botanique gallery ! Opening on 02/12/2015 from 18h to 21h Exhibition from 03/12/2015 to 03/01/2015 Facebook event More information about the project
Ligne de fuite by Gilles Ribero will be presented at the cinema GALERIES in Brussels on friday october 30th at 7 pm ! Facebook event
Bertrand Cavalier is joining a lot of great photographers on the Calamita/à project ! "The CALAMITA/À project is a tool for investigating a territory which, through organized research, wishes to explore the changes in progress, generate questions, reveal critical points and attract interest and awareness concerning a crucial place that is still being defined."
Bertrand Cavalier is working on a new project called Summer Madness ! You can take a look at it here.
Gilles Ribero is part of the exhibition Panorama 17 - "Techniquement douce". It shows the pieces of work created this year by the artists in residence at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. It stands from september 19th to 13th december.
Maud Faivre has been selected for the residency Lumière d'Encre in Céret, France. She will work on the city's geography, for more informations please visit Lumière d'Encre website.image from Les Montagnes Hallucinées, Maud Faivre
Bertrand has been selected for the Fotofilmic 2015, a great collective exhibition about film photography. First exhibition in New York at Sous les Étoiles gallery from august 20th. The exhibition will travel from Vancouver at the Burrard Arts Foundation next November and at Space 22 downtown Seoul in March 2016.
An interview of Gilles Ribero about his new project Les Veilles has been published on the website Democratic Jungle. Interview by Pierre Liebaert.
We are glad to invite you at the opening of our new exhibition "Dehors, La Grotte" on april 7th at 8pm. Facebook event Dehors - Contemporary Art Window 159, chaussée de Charleroi 1060 Saint-Gilles
Maud Faivre, Zoé van der Haegen and Pierre Liebaert have some images in this special issue of Beaux-Arts magazine. Find it everywhere !
This year, Mons is European capital of culture and Maud Faivre worked with Zoé van der Haegen & Pierre Liebaert on a project about photography and architecture. New exhibition about IN/OUT Project on may 23 at Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi ! More here
Maud Faivre worked on the issue #10 of Visions - Architectures publiques, a great volume for photographers and architects.
Thanks to Pascale Seys and Pascal Goffaux for the interview of Massao Mascaro on Musique 3 for Le Grand Charivari.
La Grotte wishes you a happy new year, we hope 2015 will be great !
Short video for the Lucie project and about our collective. Video by Point Culture Louvain La Neuve
Lucie is the first collective project made with Louvain-La-Neuve about the theme "All genders are welcome". Photographs by Gilles Ribero, Sara Gonzalez, Massao Mascaro and Lucie Dufour. Opening of the exhibition on december 12th 2014 at PointCulture Louvain la Neuve Place Galilée, 9a, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve. Facebook event.
Ramo by Massao Mascaro exhibition is open at Contretype from november 18th to january 18th 2015.
Bertrand answered to the question of Marie Beckrich for actuphoto.com, read it here (french).
Massao will show his work at Contretype from 19/11/14 to 18/01/15. Opening the 18th at 6pm.Facebook event
La Jeune Création was great, a lot of great work, thanks to all the visitors (6 000 in 5 days !). Here is a preview of the exhibition of Bertrand Cavalier.
Offset print for sale ! Hello everybody, we have something new in the shop, Bertrand Cavalier made a large format print with an image from his project Seasonal. It is now available for only 10€. You can also buy it in Brussels at the Tipi bookshop and Peinture Fraiche, soon for sale in Paris in store and during La jeune Création.
Manifesto festival in Toulouse is now open, you can take a look at the work of Bertrand Cavalier there !
Newsletter n°2 has been sent !
La grotte is pleased to welcome Maud Faivre as a new member of our collective. Watch her work here !
Seasonal by Bertrand Cavalier is featured in Incandescent. A zine from Portland.
Gilles Ribero will study at the Fresnoy next year !
Bertrand Cavalier has been selected for Jeune Creation in Paris !
Bertrand Cavalier has been selected for Manifesto !
Our first newsletter is out, read it here.
Exhibition by Gilles Ribero Les Veilles at the Aventure cinema in Brussels.
Teaser and movie by Massao Mascaro for Ruspa Rocket.
Thanks to People Are Strange for sharing the work of Bertrand Cavalier.
Portrait by Gilles Ribero in Le Monde.
Massao Mascaro's picture and De Morgen newspaper.
Seasonal by Bertrand Cavalier published in the first issue of The Modern Directory.
Seasonal by Bertrand Cavalier published in the issue 4 of HBA.
"La photographie se fait avec des bottes" with Hugues De Wurstemberger, Massao Mascaro...
Conduction II by Gilles Ribero.
Ramo by Massao Mascaro is available at the Tipi Bookshop (Brussels).
Photographer Stefan Vanthuyne talking about the work of Bertrand Cavalier during the Walk 2.
Massao Mascaro presents his work during the Walk 2.
Portrait from Gilles Ribero in Le Monde.
Seasonal by Bertrand Cavalier is published in Of the afternoon issue 3.