Antoine d'Agata

Guest photographer at the festival planches contact 2021

Guest photographer for the festival Planches Contact 2021

Antoine D'Agata

Antoine d'Agata, born in Marseille in 1961, is a member of the Magnum Photos agency and is represented by the gallery Les filles du calvaire. He lives and works in Paris and Marseille.

At the age of seventeen, Antoine d'Agata interrupted his studies to live in the world of the night. For twelve years, he travels through a dozen countries in which he lives. While living in New York in 1991, with no photographic experience, he enrolled at the ICP (International Center of Photography) and studied with Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. Since 2005, without a home base, he has been photographing around the world.

Antoine d'Agata does not try to show the world and its state. On the contrary, he gives us his own, the one he explores. Internationally renowned, his work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2018 he participated in the exhibition Eyes Wild Open at the Botanique in Brussels, bringing together nearly thirty major photographers, and in the exhibition Quel Amour!? presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille, alongside international artists. In 2017, he presented Codex at the Centro de Imagen de Mexico. He is represented by numerous galleries in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Barcelona or at the gallery Les filles du calvaire in Paris, where he exhibited his Atlas series in 2016. In 2015 his work was presented in a solo exhibition at La Termica in Malaga, Spain. He has published numerous books, including Anticorps (ed. Xavier Barral), in 2013, coinciding with his major exhibition at BAL, Paris. The same year the exhibition Odysseia was presented at the MuCEM in Marseille. Several of his works have been included in public and private collections such as the CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques) and the FNAC (Fonds national d'art contemporain) in Paris, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Maison européenne de la photographie, the Fnac collection and the Forum für Fotografie in Cologne. In response to the health crisis caused by Covid-19 and its social and political resonance, Antoine d'Agata exhibited VIRUS at the Brownstone Foundation, an installation of one thousand of the thirteen thousand photographs taken between March 11 and May 11, 2020, and thus prefigured the release, on October 29, 2020, of his new book published by Studio Vortex.

Antoine d'Agata in Normandy - Front Lines 

Antoine d'Agata, between two trips to Mexico, came several times last winter to discover Normandy under curfew and thus traced his cartography of the region based on historical facts and his experience of the territory.

Installation and projection

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