INFORMATION




Barthélémy Garcia (1985) is a French-born artist from Pertuis who has been based in the Swedish city of Gothenburg since 2011. He completed his BFA and MFA in Photography at Valand Academy after having studied Art history and Archeology in Aix-en-Provence. Garcia addresses life through — often mundane — materials and objects. During his time at Valand he developed a mild obsession with a radiator, subsequently expanding to AC’s, cell towers, artificial grass, roofs and supermarkets. His work is intellectually inspired, carried out intuitively, and, more often than not, includes misplaced academic quotes.


The predominant decor and subject of Barthélémy Garcia’s work is the city, illustrated by his ongoing project Fasadens Kulisser, The Facades’ Coulisses.

In his artistic practice, Garcia departs from the idea that the material itself carries significance. He believes that objects possess an independent existence extending beyond the meaning we humans attribute to them. The starting point for Fasadens Kulisser is an exploration of the material, with the camera aimed at the city.

Urban landscapes have a longer lifespan than us, humans, and form the matrix for the objects produced in our society. Our lives are closely connected with things. Decisions about our living environment are made in spaces that are generally not considered ‘political’ — the material realm being one of these.

His work invites us to focus our attention on various aspects of our physical milieu — aspects that we are rarely conscious of, despite the impact they have on our lives.

In 2020, he received the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's Assistant Grant with Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt.



garcia.barthelemy@gmail.com



SOLOUTSTÄLLNING


2020

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FSDNS KLSSR – Ett Kollektivt Beslut, FG2, Göteborg

2016

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Mellanbrun, Galleri Rotor2, Göteborg, Sweden

2016

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Fasadens Kulisser, Galleri Rotor2, Göteborg, Sweden



GRUPPUTSTÄLLNING

2019

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The Great Elastic, WIP Konsthall, Stockholm

2019

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This is not a Departure Hall, Rödasten Konsthall, Göteborg

2018

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Rest Assured in Unknown Places, Galleri Format, Malmö

2018

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Out of the Book and into the Wild, Galleri Rotor 2, Göteborg

2017

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The Absence Of Something Is Not Enough, Rödasten Konsthall, Göteborg

2016

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Safe Space, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg

2016

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FOTOBOK GBG, A-venue & Galleri Monitor, Göteborg

2016

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Förjaga bristen på sammanhang, Läsrummet på Göteborgs Konsthall

2016

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FOG of 179, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg

2016

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Vår - En fotografisk utställning, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2016

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Formerly known as, A-venue, Göteborg

2015

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GIBCA Extended – Story on story, Alingsås Museum, Alingsås

2015

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Planket, Göteborg

2015

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TAKE TWO, Galleri Krebsen, København

2015

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Spring Exhibition, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2014

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Application exhibition, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg

2014

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Perspektiv, Hälsinglands Museum, Hudiksvall

2013

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Planket, Göteborg



PUBLIKATION

2018

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Fasadens Kulisser – En Typologi för Walter

2017

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The Absence Of Something Is Not Enough, katalog, Göteborg



STIPENDIE

2020

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Pronto! Från Göteborgs Stad

2019

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Konstnärsnämnden assistentstipendiet

2019

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Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

2018

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Adlerbertska Stipendiet

2016

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Adlerbertska Stipendiet


UTBILDNING

2017-2019

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Konstnärligt masterprogram i fotografi vid Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2014-2017

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Konstnärligt kandidatprogram i fotografi vid Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2013-2014

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Fotografi vid Forsa folkhögskola

2013

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Svenska som främmande språk - behörighetsgivande kurs

2010-2011

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Fristående kurser vid Högskolan för fotografi, Göteborg

2006-2010

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Kandidatexamen i Konsthistoria och Arkeologi, Aix-en-provence, Frankrike



ÖVRIGT

2017

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Workshop Från fotografi till publikation, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2016

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Workshop Konstellation, Akademin Valand and ISGR, Göteborg






©Barthélémy Garcia