Cyrus Cornut, 46, Paris.
 Photographer, Architect of training, his work is oriented first of all on the city, its plastic, its evolutions, its traces, its voids, and on the human behaviors that it induces.
     In 2006, his first work on Chinese cities was exhibited at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles under the artistic direction of Raymond Depardon. He was a member of the Picturetank cooperative agency which he joined in 2007, until its closure in 2017. In 2010, with the France 14 group, he exhibited "travelling to the outskirts", work on the landscapes of mass housing in Île of France.
     From2011 his research also focuses on the place of plants in the urban landscape, but also to rural landscapes. Thus born "Alberstein's trip"collaborative work that attempts the synthesis between different questions about the human, its natural environment, planned or relational and the time frame in which it evolves.
    He is now developing a 4x5 medium format work that allows him to take a slow look at urban evolutions, in Asia, as in France, as well as a more plastician body of work mixing drawing, engraving and photography.


2024   Chongqing at Les Boutographies, 4th to 26th may, Montpellier

2024   unRepresented by a ppr oc he, Friday 5 until Sunday 7 April 2024, Le Molière, Paris

2024    La France sous leurs yeux, 18th march-23th june, group exhibition, BNF Mitterrand, Paris

2022    Eyes on Main Street, Historic Downtown Wilson, North Carolina, oct-nov 2022

2022    Icônes habitées, Gares et Connexions, SNCF, Gares de Brest et Lorient. TEMAPROD

2021      HSBC Grant Exhibition, "Chongqing", Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris 15e (may). France

2021      HSBC Grant Exhibition, "Chongqing", Rencontres d’Arles (july/sept), France

2021      Exhibition, "Le refuge" , Les Boutographies hors les murs, Montpellier (may), France
2021      Group Exhibition, Guangzhou triennal (avril/mai), China

2020     Group exhibition « Vive la France », La Galerie DUREV, Paris.
2020      Double exhibition : "Le refuge", and Lost in the forest, Promenades photographiques de Vendôme
2019      Group exhibition, Florence et Damien Bachelot Collection
2019      Polyptyque Art Fair, Fisheye Gallery, Marseille
2019      Exhibition "Chongqing", Fisheye Gallery, Paris
2019      Double Exhibition, "Chongqing" and "Travelling to the outskirts", Festival du Regard, Cergy-Pontoise
2018      Exhibition Chongqing, 1st price Singularlens Award 2018
2015      to 2017 Prime Minister official Photographer
2015      to 2018, "Pour une poignée de degrés", Dunkerque-Lille-Roubaix-Villeneuve d’Ascq
2015      Exhibition "Les villes sont les Océans", Festival de l’Œil Urbain, Corbeil Essonne.
2014      Exhibition "Le voyage d’Alberstein", Centre Atlantique de la Photographie, Brest
2013      Exhibition "Le voyage d’Alberstein", Promenades photographiques de Vendôme
2012      Three group exhibitions "Les Grands Ensembles", Lyon/ Marne la Vallée/Caen.
2012      Exhibition Singapour International Photography Festival, Singapour.
2012      Exhibition "Travelling to the outskirts", Festival Itinéraire des photographes Voyageurs, Bordeaux
2011      Exhibition  "Travelling to the outskirts", France 14, Commanderie Saint Jean, Corbeil-Essonnes.
2011      Exhibition  "Travelling to the outskirts", Arsenal de Metz, Montpellier, Étonnants Voyageurs
2010      Exhibition  "Travelling to the outskirts"  France 14, BNF Mitterrand, Paris Photography month
2010      Exhibition  "Travelling to the outskirts"  France 14, Rencontres d’Arles.
2010      Exhibition  "Cities are like oceans", Head On Sydney et Fotofreo off, Perth, Australie.
2007      Exhibition  "Urban Oceans" Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Pékin, Dashanze 798.
2006      Exhibition  "China : Cities are like oceans", Rencontres d’Arles/art director Raymond Depardon
2005      Exhibition  "Visas de l’ANI" prize winners, Galerie du Bar Floréal, Paris.

Awards & residencies

-   Laureate of the HSBC, 2021
-   Shortlisted for the Camera Clara award, 2020
-   Mutation Residency. Transit/Montpellier 2019
-   ND Award 2018 1st price.
-   Shortlisted for the CameraClara award, 2018
-   1st price Singularlens 2018
-   Laureate of the « Albums du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle » grant, 2014
-   Laureate visa de l’ANI 2012, Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme
-   Shorlisted at the HSBC photography award, 2011
-   Laureate of the Visas del’ANI, 2006
-   Villa Tamaris residency, Seyne-sur-Mer, 2006


-   Florence et Damien Bachelot Collection
-   Bibliothèque Nationale de France Collection, Paris
-   Arsenal de Metz Collection, France
-   HSBC photography Collection

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