Biennale of Tangible Image 2021

During a month of exhibitions and events located in the East of Paris, the Biennale de l'Image Tangible presents a selection of works that tend to break free from a classic use of the photographic medium.

Whether it is looking for new supports, hybrid techniques or a new relationship to reality, this event tends to demonstrate that photography never stops inventing. In this, the Tangible Image Biennale supports the emergence of new languages ​​and new practices related to photography : a photograph which upsets the assumptions of reality, a photograph which changes in nature, form and postulate, and which thus participates in a broadening of the field of its discipline.

The second edition of the Biennale de l'Image Tangible focused its calendar on the month of November 2021. It retains its roots in the 20th arrondissement, following the idea already acclaimed by the public to draw an artistic journey in eastern Paris.

Its programming is structured around an exhibition curated by the organizers of the Biennale, and ten exhibitions bringing together the 31 winning artists of the call for projects (February - May 2020), selected by a jury of professionals from the world of art, image and photography. As well as an Instagram award.

Satellite Exhibitions 2021

Guillaume Amat / Fred Atlan / Zoé Aubry / Camille Benarab-Lopez / Damien Caccia / Julie Chovin / Paul Créange / Nicolas Descottes / Liliana Farber / Gaelle Foray / Hideyuki Ishibashi / Farah Khelil / Mana Kikuta / Bérénice Lefebvre / Lucas Leffler / Marie Lelouche / Camille Lévêque / Lilly Lulay / Jonathan Monaghan / Ivan Murit / Julie Navarro / Stefane Perraud / Stéphanie Roland / Ikuhisa Sawada / Timothée Schelstraete / Doriane Souiloshol / Andréa Vélstraete / Doriane Souiloshol / Filipe Vilas-Boas / Mathieu Zurcher.

Phare Exhibition 2021

Xavier Bauer / Grégory Chatonsky / Antje Feger & Benjamin Stumpf / Clemens Gritl / Beate Gütschow / Claudia Larcher / Maxime Matthys / Achim Mohné / Richard Mosse / Hito Steyerl / Thierry Urbain / Emmanuel Van Der Auwera.


The flagship exhibition, curated by the organizers of the Biennale, brought together twelve French and international artists at the Atelier Basfroi, around the themes of urban planning, the control society and surveillance tools.

Photographers or visual artists, the artists presented highlight distorted, deconstructed, reconstructed or falsified images, and are carriers of innovative photographic ideas both on the subjects addressed and the methods used.



Ten satellite exhibitions took place in the Biennale's partner venues and galleries, located in the 20e arrondissement and eastern Paris. The 31 artists exhibited were selected by a Jury of professionals from the world of art, image and photography, following a call for projects (February-May 2020).



An Instagram audience prize was organized ahead of the Biennale de l'Image Tangible, from October 1 to 31, 2021. The post with the highest number of "likes" won the prize, offered by Carré Bisson , partner of the event. The 2021 winner is Guillaume Amat.


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