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   Photoforum PasquArt - Bienne, Switzerland  (Ce qu'il reste, solo) (CH)

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   Loading Fest Projection night - Porto  (Ce qu'il reste, collective) (PT)

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)

Books:

2019   Ce qu'il reste

           Photo book published by XYZ Books 

Awards:

2022  BUP Book Award (Ondes, shortlisted)

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)

 

Publications:

2022   C4 Journal: "those eyes – these eyes – they fade at Valletta Contemporary, Malta", by Alexander Mourant

2022   Urbanautica: "Bénédicte Blondeau. Intimate places", by Steve Bisson

2022   NOVO magazine HS 24 - Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse, article by Nicolas Bézart

2021   Flare: Bénédicte Blondeau: Ce qu’il reste, by Miriam Edmunds

2021   Exit Magazine: Exit #81 - Blackness (Anesthesia)

2021   The zone zine (Ce qu'il reste - with sound by Guglielmo Piva)

2020   Dienacht  (Ce qu'il reste)

2020   Grandmama’s Print  (Ce qu’il reste)

2020   Cahier d'images (mixed portfolio)

2020   Photocaptionist  (Ce qu’il reste)

2020   MAD tv and ADAGP (Ce qu'il reste)

2020   Malenki (interview, Ce qu'il reste)

2020   Yearbook 2020, book and online exhibition - Shutter Hub (Refuge)

2020   Camera Austria  (Ce qu'il reste)

2019   Phases Magazine  (Ce qu'il reste)

2019   The Heavy Collective: Friday Fry Up  (Ce qu'il reste)

2019   GUP magazine: GUP #61 - Escape  (Ce qu'il reste)

2019   Ce qu'il reste - self-published photo book

2018   Scopio Magazine - Contrast, Porto  (Ce qu'il rete)

Talks:

2022   The photo book - Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse (FR)

2021   Photoforum PasquArt - Bienne, Switzerland (CH)

2019   Unseen Book Market - Amsterdam (NL)

2018   Ciclo de Conferências de Fotografia III - Unidade curricular: Fotografia,

           Arquivo Fotográfico de Lisboa, Lisbon (PT)

Others:

2022   'Zenaïde' - 6 panels album cover for Jean De Lacoste, Esc.rec. label

2022  'Ce qu'il reste' selected for the Belgian photo books exhibition at the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, Arles