© Sandrine Elberg, autoportrait.
2022

SANDRINE ELBERG

Sandrine lives and works in France. After studies in audiovisual cinema and plastic arts, her training was reinforced by a MFA Digital Media Art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver (Canada) and five years of study at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, from which she graduated with a DNSAP in 2003. In 2004, Sandrine Elberg won the  AFAA/Paris/Moscow artist residency supported by the City of Paris and the Moscow Photography House directed by Olga Svilblova for the Devenir Russe project. The following year, she has been invited to participate by Dominique Abensour in the “Bon voyage” exhibition and became the youngest artist exhibited at the contemporary art center Le Quartier. In 2010, during the France – Russia cultural year,  she presented  this photographic corpus again on the occasion of numerous events including the 8th Moscow Photobiennale at the Museum of Modern Art. Since 2015, her work focuses on the theme of astronomy and science. Influenced by the surrealists, she experiments with the consistency of the photographic medium by declining its technical and aesthetic possibilities. She establishes a poetic relationship with the myth and the iconography of the cosmos where true and false pretenses mingle.

Sandrine Elberg participates to more than a hundred exhibitions and events related to photography and contemporary art within prestigious institutions: “Black and white, an aesthetic of photography” from the BNF collection at the Grand Palais, OSMOSCOSMOS at the Center de la photographie in Geneva, Cosmic at the Tri Postal in Lille, “Cosmos, silence on tourne!” at the LAAC in Dunkirk.The artist is also the winner and finalist of several renowned photographic prizes including La Villa Kujoyama/French Institute in Japan, the Photography and Science Prize supported by the Residence 1+2, Talents contemporains Fondation François Schneider, the HSBC Prize, the Fondation Les Treilles, the Scam Roger Pic prize, etc. Sandrine Elberg places a particular importance on the editions that complement her exhibitions. After the success of her first self-published book “Cosmic”, her second monograph “M.O.O.N” is distinguished by Best Photography Book Award at Photo Espana, by the jury of the Nadar Prize, then Lucie Photobook Prize in New York and finally the HIP Prize. In 2020, her latest book “JÖKULL, the memory of glaciers”  has been presented for the first time at the Fotobok Festival Oslo in Norway.

Her work is also the subject of several published portfolios such as the Revue Espace(s) du Cnes, Les Others, Fisheye Magazine, Halogénure, Response Photo. In 2019, Sandrine Elberg joined the Fisheye Gallery which organized a first presentation of her works on the occasion of the “Stellaris” exhibition, then at the UNSEEN fair in Amsterdam.

 

THEME : Space sciences

At the borders of the invisible and photographic infinity.

Science and photography become explorers of reality using several observation tools from the infinitely large to the infinitely small. The boundaries between the visible and the invisible are thus redrawn, and the fantasy of an augmented reality is not so far away. Science and photography become explorers of reality using several observation tools from the infinitely large to the infinitely small.The boundaries between the visible and the invisible are thus redrawn, and the fantasy of an augmented reality is not so far away. We can consider the camera, the telescope and the microscope as technological constituents able to perfect our senses and enriching our understanding of the world by revealing unexplored phenomena.

The objects observed (collections, archives, specimens, etc.) at the Cité de l’espace constituting the basis of artist’s Sandrine Elberg research, from mineral to organic (meteorites, stones, stellar phenomena, organisms and various space debris) are photographed and reinterpreted in a poetic vision of Space and its celestial phenomena.

© Sandrine Elberg, Exoplanete.

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