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Joakim Kocjancic

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Joakim Kocjancic est né à Milan en 1975.

Il a suivi une formation d’artiste peintre à l’Académie des Beaux Arts à Florence puis à Carrare (Italie). Il se consacre pleinement à la photographie à partir de 2001. Il est fasciné par le langage abstrait qu’offre le noir et blanc ainsi que par le travail manuel en chambre noire, où il peut continuer à peindre mais avec la lumière.

Joakim Kocjancic recentre son travail sur la photographie de rue où il capte des fragments de realité qu’il assemble comme des pièces d’un puzzle où comme le ferait un réalisateur pour un film muet.

En 2005, Joakim Kocjancic complète sa formation par un diplôme de photojournalisme au London College of Communication. Entre 2001 et 2005, il vit et travaille à Dublin, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Antvers, Stockholm et Londres puis il revient en 2006 à Stockholm où il participle à plusieurs expositions jusqu’en septembre 2012 à la galerie Kontrast avec la série “Paradise Stockholm”. L’exposition voyage au FORMA de Milan en mai 2013.

Joakim Kocjancic est membre de l’agence Link Image depuis 2009. Il a été sélectionné deux fois au Festival International de la Photographie à Rome. Il a remporté le prix du meilleur photographe suédois noir&blanc en 2010. Il a aussi réalisé certains tirages argentiques pour Anders Petersen.

En 2014, il publie avec huit autres photographes, un magazine uniquement dédié au noir&blanc et à Stockholm : OON (Out of Necessity) Vol.1.

Le livre “Paradise Stockholm” est publié en septembre 2014 à Stockholm avec l’éditeurJournal. La meme année, Joakim Kocjancic reçoit un prix du Concile Suédois des Arts.

Il est aussi représenté depuis 2015 par l’agence photo Luz en Italie.

 

Joakim Kocjancic is born in Milan 1975.

He started his artistic journey as a painter at the Academy of Fine Arts first in Florence and then in Carrara (Italy). By 2001 he is completely absorbed by photography. Fascinated by the graphic abstract language of black and white and by the manual process in the darkroom, where he can still paint but with light instead of colours. He is now focusing in taking street pictures: fragments of reality, which he composes together, like a puzzle or a film editor working on a silent movie.

In 2005 he completes his studies with a MA in photojournalism at LCC, London. 

Between 2001 and 2005 he lives and works in several European cities: Dublin, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Antwerp, Stockholm and London.

In 2006 he moves back to Stockholm. He has had various exhibitions in Stockholm since then, the last one at Gallery Kontrast with the series Paradise in September 2012. The exhibition was also shown at FORMA Milan in May 2013.  Since 2009, he's member of the photo agency Link Image. He has been twice selected at the International Photo Festival in Rome. Joakim won the prize for the best b/w Swedish photographer in 2010. He has also been doing analogue prints for Anders Petersen.  In 2014 he self publish together with 8 other photographers a magazine only about black/white photography and only about Stockholm: OON (Out of Necessity) Vol.1.

The book “Paradise Stockholm” was published in September 2014 in Stockholm together with Journal, his first monograph. In the same year he received a grant from the Swedish Arts Council. Joakim is also represented since 2015 by the photo agency Luz in Italy.

Paradise Stockholm is shown at Intervalle Gallery from January to April 2015.

At the moment Joakim Kocjancic is working on a project about European cities.

 

2017 May Exhibition Paradise Stockholm at the Leica Gallery in Bologna, Italy.

2016 May Group exhibition at Centre de la photographie Geneve: Camera Auto Controle

2016 April Launch of the new number of OON 2 at Galleri Ralf, Stockholm.
https://www.facebook.com/oon.sthlm/

2016 Jan Group exhibition at In)(between gallery, 39 Rue Chapon, Paris. Record vol.20

2016 Jan Magazine n.7 UNDERDOGS
http://issuu.com/isagelb/docs/underdogs_7

2015 Nov Residence at the Institute Suedoise, Paris.

2015 May Grant from Författarfonden.

2015 Feb Exhibition at Galerie Intervalle, Paris.
http://www.galerie-intervalle.com/artiste/joakim-kocjancic

2014 Oct Grant from the Swedish Arts Council, Konstnärsnämden.

2014 Oct Member at FOTONOMICA, Milan.
www.fotonomica.com/autori/joakim-kocjancic

2014 Oct-Nov. Book Launch at:
3/10 Fotoantikvariat, Stockholm.
10/10 Plac’Art, Paris.
24/10 Micamera, Milan.
27/11 Only Photography, Berlin.

2014 September Published the book Stockholm Paradise with Journal/Gösta Flemming. Edition 1000ex.

http://ascenseurvegetal.com/fr/monographie/580-paradise-stockholm.html

http://www.photobookcorner.com/book/paradise-stockholm/

http://www.photobookstore.co.uk/photobook-paradise-stockholm.html#.VMC_oY4Veww

http://www.mottodistribution.com/shop/paradise-stockholm.html

http://blogg.dn.se/epstein/2014/10/03/paradise-stockholm-pa-stockholms-fotoantikvariat/

2014 March Launch of the Photo Magazine OON (Out of Necessity) vol.1 with eight other photographers @ Galleri Ralf, Hornsgatan, Stockholm.
Selfpublished in a edition of 400ex.
https://www.facebook.com/oon.sthlm

2014 Feb. Selected for the event/publication on the theme: STREETS, Calgary Canada. http://www.seities.ca/

2014 Jan. Grant from the Royal Swedish House to publish Paradise.

2013 June Selected fot the screenings "Uncertain Futures" with the serie Paradise in collaboration with the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.
http://cargocollective.com/uncertainfutures/Joakim-Kocjancic

2013 June PARADISE magazine now at the Indiephotobooklibrary:
http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/2013/06/paradise/

2013 May. Solo exhibition at FORMA, Centro di Fotografia Milano with the serie Paradise.
Interview at:
http://lastampa.it/2013/06/04/multimedia/cultura/a-forma-la-citta-invisibile-di-joakim-kocjancic-OTR0VQ4jaE0iqkYVurautL/pagina.html

2013 March
Paradise published on Dienacht web mag:
http://www.dienacht-magazine.com/2013/03/26/joakim-kocjancic-paradise-portfolio/

2013 Jan Group exhibition at Galleria Belvedere “Prima Visione 2012”, Milan, Italy.

2012 Nov. Printed in the darkroom a serie of 4 photographs from the serie Soho of Anders Petersen for Gun Gallery at Paris Photo 2012.

2012 Nov. Directed and edited film music video for swedish song writer Vera Vinter: http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/11/14/premiar-vera-vinter-och-markus-mustonen-overallt/

2012 Sept. Solo exhibition at Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm with the new project PARADISE.

2012 Sept. Finalist at the Nordic Dummie Award organized by Forbundet Frie Fotografer, Oslo.

2012 Sept. MMA serie published on GUP Magazine online.

2012 Feb. Shortlisted for MONO Vol.1 (www.gommabooks.com/mono).

2012 April. Exhibition at Tranans Bar with the serie MMA.

2012 March Paradise published on Le Journal de la Photographie:
http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2012-03-17/5576/joakim-kocjancic-paradises

2011 April. Exhibition ”MEDIOLANUM XXI” at Stockholms Foto Antikvariat with artist handmade book in an edition of 1/6.

2010 Dec. Winner of the competition Mästartavlan FOTO 2010 for black and white photography, Sweden.

2010 Nov. Honourable mention at the Viewbook Photostory contest with the series ”APUANE”.

2010 Oct. ”APUANE” published on the new magazine IMAG of Link Image, Stockholm.

2010 Sept. Selected at the International Photo Festival of Rome in the category ”Unpublished” with the serie “EUROPEA”, curator Marc Prust.

2009 Sept. Exhibition PARADISE at Double Elvis Gallery, Stockholm.

2009 March Becomes member of the photo agency Linkimage, Stockholm.

2006 August ”RIVIERA” at Tourism Revolution, young European photography in Italy.

2006 April Selected for the category New Photography at the Photo Festival in Rome, Italy.

2005 MA in photojournalism at the London College of Communication, LCC.

2002-1998 Studies painting and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and Carrara, Italy.