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 of artists chosen by the Biennial and partner venues will take place in a prestigious venue of 9 November 18.

About fifteen satellite exhibitions will be held in the 20ème arrondissement of Paris whose candidates have been selected by a jury of experts from the world of photography and image following the call for projects.

An Instagram public price awarded by the public after an online vote that will take place during the month of October.

Meetings and debateson the new photographic practices will be held at the Médiathèque Marguerite Duras the 8 December.

An urban work in situ will take place on a square of the 20ème arrondissement.


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

Miguel Rothschild / Jean-Baptiste Perraud / Dominique Clerc