French artist and photographer Georges Rousse is internationally renowned for his ephemeral, one-of-a-kind installations and resulting photographs. Working at the intersections of photography, painting and architecture, Rousse transforms raw space within abandoned or soon-to-be-demolished buildings into surprising visions of color and shape through the single-perspective of his camera lens. Rousse translates his intuitive, instinctual readings of space into masterful, anamorphic images of several “realities”: that of the actual space wherein the installation is created; the artist’s imagined mise-en-scène, realized from the camera viewfinder; and the final photograph, or the reality flattened.

Since his first grant in 1983 from PS1 (NYC), Georges Rousse has created several installations in the US by commision, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Chesterfield factory of Durham, NC. In 1988, Rousse was awarded the prestigious International Center of Photography Award (NY). His work has been shown in numerous biennials (Paris, Venice, Sydney); exhibited in the Grand Palais (Paris), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), Haggerty Museum (WI), House of Culture (La Paz, Honduras), Sivori Museum (Buenos Aires), and National Art Museum of China, among hundreds of others; and can be found in the collections of the Louvre Museum (Paris), National Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Vienna), Guggenheim Museum (NY), Brooklyn Museum (NY), Museum of Contemporary Art (La Jolla, CA), Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, La Salle Bank Photography Collection (Chicago), and Deutsche Bank Collection, among several others.

In 2008, he succeeded Sol LeWitt as an associate member of the Belgian Royal Academy.


Éloge des Lieux, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NYC, 2015

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