Bénédicte Blondeau [b. 1986] is a lens-based artist born in La Louvière, Belgium. She studied Photography at Ar.co [Lisbon, Portugal] and Academy of Fine Arts [Ghent, Belgium] and earned a Master’s degree in Applied Communication at IHECS [Brussels, Belgium].
She participated in various exhibitions and talks across Europe and her work has been published in numerous magazines internationally. In 2019, her first photo book "Ce qu'il reste" was released by the Lisbon-based publisher XYZ books. "Ce qu'il reste" is a finalist for Photo España’s best book award, received an honorable mention at the DGLab Book Design Awards and has been shortlisted for the ADAGP MAD Revelation Artist Book Award and the Stiftung Buchkunst "Best Book Design From All Over the World". In 2021, her first monographic exhibition took place at Photoforum Pasquart in Switzerland.
Bénédicte Blondeau is currently preparing a solo show featuring her new project entitled ONDES at G37 Gallery in Berlin and her work is currently part of two collective exhibitions curated by Anne Immelé: « Sous influence » at the "Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse" (together with Matthew Genitempo and Batia Suter among others) and «those eyes, these eyses, they fade» at Valletta Contemporary Gallery in Malta with Bernard Plossu, Awoiska van der Molen and Nigel Baldacchino.
Bénédicte Blondeau also worked as a documentary movies director and is currently curating photography exhibitions for PEP - the Photographic Exploration Project - that she founded in Berlin in 2019.
Solo and group shows:
2022 G37 Gallery - Berlin (Ondes, solo) (DE)
2022 « Sous influence » - Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (FR)
2022 «those eyes, these eyes, they fade» - Valletta Contemporary, Malta (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (MT)
2021 LUFT Exhibition, 48 hours Neukölln - Berlin (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (DE)
2020 PHotoESPAÑA - Best Photo Book Award Exhibition - Madrid (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (ES)
2019 November Exhibition, Planet Flow - Berlin (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (DE)
2019 Bolseiros&finalistas, Ar.co - Lisbon (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (PT)
2018 The Essential, Loosen Art - Rome (Ce qu’il reste, collective) (IT)
2018 Diaporama, Gulbenkian foundation - Lisbon (Anesthesia, collective) (PT)
2017 Sorry Not Sorry, Rust vzw - Ghent (Anesthesia, collective) (BE)
2017 Summer Exhibition 2017, Ar.co - Lisbon (Anesthesia, collective) (PT)
2015 Het Zuiden van Europa - Ghent (Lieux intimes, solo) (BE)
2014 Academie voor Beeldende Kunst - Ghent (Lieux intimes, collective) (BE)
2019 Ce qu'il reste
Photo book published by XYZ Books
2021 Best Book Design From All Over the World 2021, Stiftung Buchkunst (Ce qu'il reste, nominated)
2020 DGLab Book Design Awards 2020 (Ce qu’il reste, design by Joana Durães, honorable mention)
2020 Photo España’s best book award, international category (Ce qu’il reste, finalist)
2020 ADAGP MAD Revelation Artist Book Award (Ce qu’il reste, shortlisted)
2021 Exit Magazine: Exit #81 - Blackness (Anesthesia)
2020 Dienacht (Ce qu'il reste)
2020 Cahier d'images (mixed portfolio)
2020 Yearbook 2020, book and online exhibition - Shutter Hub (Refuge)
2019 GUP magazine: GUP #61 - Escape (Ce qu'il reste)
2018 Ciclo de Conferências de Fotografia III - Unidade curricular: Fotografia,
Arquivo Fotográfico de Lisboa, Lisbon (PT)
2022 'Ce qu'il reste' selected for the Belgian photo books exhibition at the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, Arles