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Elsa Leydier

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Elsa Leydier is a French artist, born in France, 1988. She lives between Lyon (France) and Rio (Brasil).

During the exploration of territories which are foreign to me, on which I settle or that I travel at time, I am in search of stories; stories or images which will then nuance the dominant representations, put in wrong stereotypical images and iconic views of the territory.

My work is about visual representation of regions across Brazil and Latin America in general. While considering dominant and stereotypical representations, I try to nuance them, by reducing each work to their condition, or by revealing the flaws and limits.

I construct and manipulate my images, in order to propose the viewer not to submit themselves to the imposed point of view, but rather to step outside of themselves and view my work through the prism of other stories, in order to escape the dominant stereotypes of people and territories.

Elsa Leydier is a French artist, born in France, 1988. She lives between Lyon (France) and Rio (Brasil).

During the exploration of territories which are foreign to me, on which I settle or that I travel at time, I am in search of stories; stories or images which will then nuance the dominant representations, put in wrong stereotypical images and iconic views of the territory.

My work is about visual representation of regions across Brazil and Latin America in general. While considering dominant and stereotypical representations, I try to nuance them, by reducing each work to their condition, or by revealing the flaws and limits.

I construct and manipulate my images, in order to propose the viewer not to submit themselves to the imposed point of view, but rather to step outside of themselves and view my work through the prism of other stories, in order to escape the dominant stereotypes of people and territories.

1988, France
Lives and works between Lyon (France) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Graduate from École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France
Master Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Studies, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France
Degree in Japanese Language, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2018
◊ [UPCOMING] Plátanos con platino, Festival Circulations, Paris, France
◊ The Earth Issue, The House of St Barnabas, London, UK

2017
◊ Alirandu, Screening at the invitation of Foto Féminas, Just Another Photo Festival, Kolkata, India
◊ Braços Verdes e Olhos Cheios de Asas, Screening at the invitation of Revista OLD, Festival Valongo, Santos, Brazil
◊ Plátanos con platino, Alliance Française de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
◊ #FORATEMER #POESIAFICA, Screening curated by The Smell of Dust, São Paulo, Brazil
◊ #FORATEMER #POESIAFICA, Screening curated by The Smell of Dust, FotoHaus, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

2016
◊ Fuori Serranda, LO.FT, Lecce, Italy
◊ Jardim Suspenso, Favela Babilônia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
◊ Réserves, L'Atelier du Midi, Arles, France
◊ Interstices, Festival MAP Toulouse, Toulouse, France
◊ Échange de vues / Conversations Photographiques d’Olympus, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France