Olivier Pulmann began The Others in 2009, while he lived in New Delhi. Though a self-portraits series covering the archetypes of the different social or religious categories of Indian society, Olivier Pulmann appropriates the codes and practices of neighborhood studios, while exploring the limits of the photographic medium.

Exhibitions

2018

The Others

Salon PhotoDoc.

Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

04.05.2018 – 06.05.2018

Biography

Born in 1970 in Paris, Olivier Culmann is photographer since 1992 and member of the collective Tendance Floue since 1996. Social conditioning and free will live in the work of Olivier Pulmann. Straddling absurd and derisory, his work analyses with a millimeter acuity the question of our daily lives and our relationship with images. Relentlessly returning to his obsessions and ours, he takes us by his humour and his art of narration.

Awards

Niepce prize, 2017

3rd World Press Photo prize (category Contemporary Topics), 2008

Fujifilm Euro Press Photo prize, 2004

Scam Roger Pic prize, 2003

Monographies Filigranes prize, 2000

Mention at the Grand Prix de la Ville of Vevey, 2000

World Press Masterclass, 1998

Villa Médicis Hors Les Murs, 1997

Bourse Déclic of the Fondation de France, 1996

Reporter au Japon prize, 1996

Editions

The Others, published in 2015 at editions Xavier Barral

Watching TV, published in 2011 at editions Textuel

La passion, dit Max, in collaboration with the writer Alain André, published in 2007 at editions Thierry Magnier

Intouchables, published in 2004 at editions Atlantica

Une vie de poulet, published in 2001 at editions Filigranes

Les Mondes de l’école, realized in collaboration with the photographer Mat Jacob and published in 2001 at editions Marval

Exhibitions

Retrospective 2001-2016 :

Centre d’Art Contemporain Photographique Villa Pérochon, Niort, France, 2016

Espace Bazacle, Festival MAP, Toulouse, France, 2016

 

The Others :

Place de la République, Paris, France, 2017

Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden, 2017

La Capsule, Le Bourget, France, 2017

Manege, Photobiennale de Moscou, Russia, 2016

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France, 2015-2016

Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, India, 2015

Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China, 2014

Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland, 2014

 

Watching TV :

Dityvon gallery, Angers, France, 2018

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2014

Atelier d’Art Visuel, Apt, France, 2013

Maison de l’Image, Grenoble, France, 2013

Public Art Festival Alwan 338, Bahrein, 2013

Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan, 2013

Regard Sud gallery, Lyon, France, 2013

Palais Mirbach et Galerie de l’Institut français, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2011

Nepal Art Council, Katmandou, Nepal, 2011

The Pool Gallery, New Delhi, India , 2011

Biennale Internationale de l’Image, Luang Prabang, Laos, 2010

Artothèque de Grenoble, France, 2010

Festival Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy, 2010

Galeries Jules Verne et Paul Bert, Photautomnales de Beauvais, France, 2011

Biennale Internationale de la Photographie, Liège, Belgium, 2010

Neemrana Gallery, Cochin, India, 2010

Alliance française de Chennai, India, 2010

Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India, 2010

Alliance française de Chandigarh, India, 2010

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Calcutta, India, 2009

Alliance française de Delhi, India, 2009

Mapamundistas’09, Citadelle de Pampelune, Spain, 2009

Musée The Family of Man, Château de Clervaux, Luxembourg, 2009

Galerie des Franciscains, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2009

Espace Malraux, Chambéry, France, 2007

Light Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco, 2007

Rencontres cinématographiques de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France, 2006

18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, United-States, 2006

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, 2006

 

Les Mondes de l’école (in collaboration with Mat Jacob) :

Parc de Champagne, Reims, France, 2013

Bibliothèques de Bobigny, France, 2011

Bibliothèques de Pantin, Maison des arts de Créteil et Forum du Blanc-Mesnil, France, 2010

Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 2008-2009

Biblioteca José Vasconcelos, Mexico, Mexico, 2006

Fototeca del Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico, 2006

Institut français de Marrakech, Morocco, 2004

Centre André Malraux, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2001

Festival Chroniques Nomades, Honfleur, France, 2000

Centre Culturel Français de Bamako, Mali, 1999

Galerie de l’Entretemps, Le Bon Marché, Paris, France, 1996

 

Others exhibitions :

Diversions, Biennale Internationale du Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China, 2015

Down Towns, Triennale Photographie et Architecture, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2015

Diversions, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland, 2014

Atlantiques, festival Photo de Mer, Vannes, France, 2012

Watchers, Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris, France, 2011

The Mid Road, Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, France, 2011

Villes Fantômes (Namibie), Galerie Chambre à Part, Strasbourg, France, 2009

Autour, New York 2001-2002, QPN, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, 2008

Marée noire, Festival photo Nature et Paysage, La Gacilly, France, 2006

Autour, New York 2001-2002, La Scam, Paris, France, 2004

Atlantiques, Festival International de la photo de Mer, Vannes, France, 2003

Intouchables, Festival Terre d’Images, Biarritz, France, 2001

Marée noire, Centre Atlantique de la Photographie, Brest, France, 2000

Collections

BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Paris, France

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Fondation Neuflize OBC – ABN AMRO, Paris, France

Private collectors

Commissariat et jury

Curator in India for biennale Photoquai organized by Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, 2011

Member of World Press Photo’s jury, 2009

Press

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