Biennale of the Tangible Image

During a month of exhibitions and events located in the 20e In the arrondissement of Paris, the Biennale de l'Image Tangible presents a selection of works that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic use of the photographic medium.

Whether looking for new media, hybrid techniques or a new relationship to reality, this event tends to show that photography never stops inventing. In this, the Tangible Image Biennial accompanies the emergence of new languages ​​and new practices related to photography: a photograph that upsets the assumptions of the real, a photograph that changes nature, form and postulate, and which thus participates in an enlargement of the field of his discipline.

The second edition of the Tangible Image Biennial focuses its calendar on the month of November 2020. 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 revolves around an exhibition curated by the organizers of the Biennale, and a dozen exhibitions bringing together the winning artists of the call for projects (February - April 2020), selected by a jury of professionals from the world of art, image and photography.

2020 call for projects


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



The flagship exhibition, curated by the organizers of the Biennale, brings together some fifteen French and international artists.
Photographers or visual artists, the exposed artists highlight images diverted, deconstructed, reconstructed, falsified, and bear innovative photographic ideas on both subjects and methods employed.



Ten satellite exhibitions take place in cultural venues and galleries of 20e district of Paris during the month of November 2020. The exhibited artists will have been selected by a jury of experts from the world of photography, contemporary art and the image, following a call for projects.



A guest artist realizes an in situ project related to the architecture and / or the population of the 20ème, in agreement with the Borough Council. This results in an installation or collage in connection with the themes exhibited at the Biennial.


01-31 OCTOBER 2020

An Instagram public award is organized ahead of the Biennale de l'Image Tangible, from 1er to 31 October 2020. The post with the highest number of "likes" wins the prize. The winner is announced on the day of the opening of the Biennial. The competition is endowed with a prize for the laureate.

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