The Biennale


The Biennial of Tangible Image proposes to present during 2 months of programming of exhibitions and events, a selection of works that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic use of the photographic medium. By eliminating previously accepted rules, the selected works participate directly in an expansion of the field of their discipline.

Whether in search of new media, hybrid techniques or even a new relationship to reality, it will demonstrate in these exhibitions that photography never ceases to invent. Far from dying out with digital, it is instead the beginning of a new story that this biennale intends to support and disseminate. Like the painting that was attached to reality until the advent of photography, the latter gradually frees itself to become diverse and protean.

Starting with the search for new uses, processes and means of dissemination, the event will also focus on presenting prospective and fictional works. In this, it will actively support the emergence of new languages ​​and new practices. As a hypothesis, photography will take us from present time to a future not yet written. A fundamental evolution for an art perceived as that of reality.

In a wide but demanding selection, the jury will work on a selection that links photography to the image. A photograph that upsets the assumptions of reality, a photograph that changes nature, form and postulate. In doing so, it will help to enrich the public's perception of the discipline. By not escaping the complexity of the world and its incessant transformations, photography has never reflected the times as well.

This is the challenge of the Biennial of Tangible Image.


A key exhibition, A flagship exhibition, organized by the biennale and collaborating galleries of the 20ème.

Twenty satellite exhibitions, following an online call for projects, selected by a jury of experts from the world of photography and the image.

An Instagram public price, awarded by the public after a free vote online and at the central exhibition point.

Portfolios readings meetings and debates, on the photograph and the image on 2 key dates

An urban work In Situ, intrinsically linked with the diversion of the photographic image.


The Biennial takes place in the East of Paris, more precisely throughout the 20ème arrondissement of Paris, both in galleries, temporary premises, and eclectic places in the district.

Miguel Rothschild / Jean-Baptiste Perraud / Dominique Clerc