Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2017

Jan, Feb

Bertrand Flanet | Visual Artist

Bertrand Flanet
Bertrand Flanet
born in Schiltigheim, France

Bertrand Flanet lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He studied Art History at Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France. Since 2012 he is part of the Douglas Gordon’s Filmklasse at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His practice consists in building narratives that deal with the regime of possible of Human societies. From economy to science; sociology to technology his work investigates on the belief, faith and desire of the modern Man, thus diving into ontological and existential questionings: what does it mean to be Human?

Recent exhibitions include: Jakarta Biennale 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia; Cosmic Disturbance, Gallery Schmidt&Handrup, Cologne, Germany, 2015; 24/7, IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2015; SUNdogs, Gallery Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2014; Ma(r)king Territories, Haus für Elektronische Künste, Basel, Switzerland, 2013; 2488, Langage Plus, Alma, Canada, 2013; Jeunes Premiers, Aubette, Strasbourg, France, 2012; Yet what not say what happened?, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, 2012; Moments - A History of Performance in 10 acts, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2014 he has been awarded with the Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt am Main and the Gold  Cube at the 2014 Kasseler Dokfest for his movie « Unmanned Distances ».