Philippe Braquenier (1985)

Philippe BraquenierPhilippe Braquenier (Mons, 1985) received his BFA in photography from the Helb Inraci in Brussels and worked for an advertising studio before continuing his career as an independent photographer. His artistic work has been exhibited in various places, notably in the Brussels Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Aperture Foundation in New York. 

His work is often described as conceptual documentary. Because the themes he tackles are complex, Philippe strives to treat them with the rigour they demand. His attention to detail and the fact he sets equal store by the choice of camera angle and photographic precision are not an indication of gratuitous styling but a conviction that without these elements it is impossible to get across a clear message.

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Awards
2016 / .tiff Young Belgian Talent
2016 / Affordable Art Fair / Young Talent
2015 / Aperture Foundation – Summer Open
2013 / Finalist at the Hainaut Price of VIsual Arts
2010 / Finalist Canvas / RTBF
2009 / Finalist Nikon Belgium - Architecture

Solo Exhibition
2014 / Big Data Week - Le Manège Theater, Mons

Group Exhibitions
2016 / .tiff exhibition – FoMu (Fotografie Museum) –  Antwerpen
2016 / Afftordable Art Fair – Tour & Taxi, Brussels
2015 / Summer Open - Aperture Foundation - New York
2014 / Art Truc Troc – Bozar, Brussels
2013 / Hainaut Price of Visual Arts – Museum of Fine Arts of Tournai
2012 / Maison de vente Pierre Bergé
2010 / Canvas / RTBF – Museum of FIne Arts of Brussels
2009 / The Photo Gallery, Brussels

Lectures
2016 / Photobook Liège Festival / Biennale de l’Image Possible - Liège
2016 / Tiff Talks / FoMu – Anvers
2016 / Helb Inraci – Brussels
2015 / Shapeshifters – Brussels

Publications
De Standaard – Weekbald / .tiff FoMu Magazine/ Médor n°4 / Accatone Magazine n°4 / Terratory Magazine (with words of Ryan Nemeth) / Aperture Fondation – Video interview / Flaunt Magazine / Mark Peter Drolet / Google Cultural Institute / Invisible City – Issue 07 / Telegrama by We Agency / Mondemosaic / The Migrants / The Design Ark / Erik Lovold / Knack - Weekend