Caroline de Vries

MA work

My practice is principally focused on questioning the nature and physicality of the photograph, using strategies of seriality, comparisons or decontextualisations.

The appropriation of a portrait leads to the possession of, or creative responsibility for, the subject. A portrait has the capacity to incorporate external life because it has an autonomous existence apart from the sitter. By revealing the likeness of two strangers, trespassing boundaries of temporality and spatiality, this diptych aspires to represent the ephemeral possibility of a smaller, more intimate and fictitious world.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2008

  • My practice is principally focused on questioning the nature and physicality of the photograph, using strategies of seriality, comparisons or decontextualisations.

    The appropriation of a portrait leads to the possession of, or creative responsibility for, the subject. A portrait has the capacity to incorporate external life because it has an autonomous existence apart from the sitter. By revealing the likeness of two strangers, trespassing boundaries of temporality and spatiality, this diptych aspires to represent the ephemeral possibility of a smaller, more intimate and fictitious world.

  • Degrees

  • BA Visual Communication, ESAG-Penninghen, Paris, 1999
  • Experience

  • Art Director, Research Studios, Paris, France, 2002-4; Art Director, Grappa.dor, Berlin, Germany  2000-2
  • Exhibitions

  • Space, Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient, France, 2007; Failure/Success (Krakow Photomonth), Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland, 2007; Bank of America, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Espace, Paysage, Architecture, Bourse du Talent #27, Paris, France, 2006