Georges Rousse  (French, 1947) 

Georges Rousse (French, b.1947) is a photographer, painter, and installation artist, who lives and works in Paris, France. Rousse has been taking photos since receiving his first camera at the age of nine, but he never formally attended art school to pursue photography. Instead, he attended medical school in Nice, but studied photography and printing on the side.

Rousse's first foray into professional photography was with the opening of an architectural photography studio, where he could indulge his love of both photography and architecture. Rousse abandoned photographing architecture to focus on photographing his own installations created within derelict buildings. This change in work was inspired by a viewing of Black Square Against a White Field by Kazimir Malevich (Russian, 1879–1935).

Rousse's photographs have been shown on a large scale to make viewers immerse themselves in his work. He has been widely exhibited, starting with his first exhibition at the Galerie de France in Paris in 1981. Other exhibitions have taken place at the Art Center in Lyon, the Missokhan Gallery in Kobe, and the Johyun Gallery in Seoul. His work has received a good deal of critical approval as well, resulting in several prestigious awards, including the Villa Médicis hors les murs in 1983, the Villa Médicis from 1985 to 1987, the Salon de Montrouge Drawing Prize in 1992, and the National Grand Prix of Photography award in 2008.

Rousse's installations extend far beyond photography. His constructive use of space requires both sculpting and painting to achieve his vision. In addition, his familiarity with architecture helps blend the architectural elements of a site with his artistic constructions. The setup is immortalized in a photograph. Some of his works, such as Vitry (2007) or Metz (1994), can only be fully appreciated when photographed, since the installations were intended to be viewed from a specific angle. Rousse is represented by the RX Gallery in Paris.

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Georges Rousse, Grands Moulins


Georges Rousse
Grands Moulins

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Georges Rousse, Ruesselsheim


Georges Rousse

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Georges Rousse, Rouen II


Georges Rousse
Rouen II

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Georges Rousse, Palermo


Georges Rousse

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Georges Rousse, Nancy


Georges Rousse

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Georges Rousse, Marseille


Georges Rousse

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Georges Rousse, Fontevraud


Georges Rousse

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Georges Rousse, Chasse I


Georges Rousse
Chasse I

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Georges Rousse, Chasse sur Rhone


Georges Rousse
Chasse sur Rhone

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Georges Rousse, Montréal


Georges Rousse
Montréal, 1997
cibachrome, mntd on aluminum


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Georges Rousse, Sans titre


Georges Rousse
Sans titre, 1996
watercolor and photograph collage on paper


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Georges Rousse, Dijon


Georges Rousse
Dijon, 1994
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1947   Born in Paris
1986   Award of Rome, Italy
1986 - 1987   Residency at the Villa Medicis, Rome, Italy
1988   Award International Center Photography, New York
  Lives and works in Paris
2009   Reckerman Gallery, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2009   Art Center, Anglet, France (Booklet) (solo)
2009   French Thai cultural festival, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)
2009   French Thai cultural festival, Patrimonio, France (solo)
2009   Fine Art Museum, Calais, France (solo) (Cat.)
2009   Vilnius, european capital of culture (solo)
2009   Fine Art Museum, Louviers, France (solo) (Cat.)
2009   Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
2009   Springer & Winckler Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009   Cultural center Una Volta, Bastia, France (solo) (Cat.)
2009   100XFrance-Photographies françaises, House of Sampoerna &CCCL, Surabaya (Indonesia); Art Center, Taipei; Fine Art Museum, Fukuoka (Japan
2009   Métamorphose Fabrique culturelle, Casablanca, Morocco (Cat.)
2009   Vide et plénitude, Korean cultural Center, Paris, France (Cat.)
2009   La sculpture dans la lumière - une épopée photographique 1839 – 2009, Parc de Sceaux, France
2009   Dans l'œil du critique - Bernard Lamarche Vadel et les artistes, City Museum of modern Art, Paris, France (Cat.)
2009   Chambres d’écho, Réattu Museum, Arles, France (Cat.)
2009   Ecriture & Abstraction, RX Gallery, Paris, France
2009   Invenção de um mundo, Coleção da Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Institut Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (Cat.)
2009   No man’s land, French Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
2008   European House of Photography – MEP, Paris Monograph, France (solo)
2008   RX Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
2008   Fine arts museum, Chambéry, France (solo)
2008   Johyun Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2008   Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea (solo)
2008   French cultural Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2008   Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (solo)
2008   National Museum of Medieval and Modern art Matera, Italy (solo)
2008   AbsensWorks in situ, Meessen - De Clercq Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008   Kulczyk Foundation, Poznan, Poland
2008   Signs of existenceFine arts museum, Buenos Aires Catalog - Fine arts museum, Neuquén, Argentina
2008   People and Places : Selections from the Allen Thomas Jr. Photography Collection, Southeastern Center for Contemporary, Art Winston-Salem NC, USA
2008   100 X France - French Photography, Ayale Museum, Manila; Kyungsung University, Busan (Korea); Month of Photography, Queen's Gallery, Bangkok; French Cultural Center, Phnom Penh; College of Fine Arts, Hanoi; French Cultural Center, Hue (Vietnam); National Gallery of Indonesia, Yogyakarta 'Indonesia) • National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta; Bandung Gallery and ITB, Soemardja; Bali Art Center, Bali (Indonesia)
2008   The Great crossing : Photographic Horizons, Museum, Rimouski . Museum, Gaspe; Champlain House, Brouage; Museum, La Rochelle; Museum, Bas-Saint) Laurent; Fine Arts Museum of Quebec (Quebec)
2008   Turning Point : The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art, Brigham Young University, Provo UT, USA
2008   Six Masterpieces, Springer and Winckler gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008   Urbanities, Gallery les filles du calvaire, Paris, France
2008   New presentation of drawings and photography, Museum of Modern and contemporary art (MAMCS), Strasbourg, France
2008   At the very beginning of the eighties ..., Art center, Thonon-les-Bains, France
2008   Tour d'un monde, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2007   Utopique Banlieue, Forum culturel de Blanc-Mesnil, Blanc-Mesnil, France
2007   Galerie AgArt, Amilly, France
2007   Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris
2006   Banque Ersel,Turin, Italy
2006   Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris
2006   Temporada SESC de ARTE, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006   Art grandeur nature, biennale d’art contemporain en Seine Saint Denis, France
2006   Galerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg
2006   Musée Réattu, Arles, France
2006   Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Germany
2006   Galerie Altxerri, San Sebastian, Spain
2006   Galerie Reckermann, Cologne, Germany
2006   Maison des arts, Malakoff, France
2005   Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
2005   Galerie Mathieu, Lyon, France
2005   Photo & co gallery, Milano, Italy
2005   Weltausstellung, französisches Pavillon, Nagoya, Japan
2005   Travail in situ, Fécamp, France
2005   Galerie 29, Evian, France
2005   Musée de Soissons, Soissons, France
2004   Galerie d’art contemporain, Toulouse Le Mirail, France
2004   L’imagerie, Lannion, France
2004   Élévation, Transphotographiques 4, Maison de la photographie, Lille, France
2004   Traces Transphotographiques 4, hôpital du Hainaut, Hainaut, France
2004   Espace d’art contemporain A. Malreaux, Colmar, France
2004   Galerie photo & co., Turin, Italy
2004   Interventions, Art gallery, Lafayette college, Easton PA
2003   Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève, France
2003   Arquitecturas excéntricas, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia / San Sebastián
2003   Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
2003   Galerie Heidi Reckermann, Cologne, Germany
2003   Springer & Winckler Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2003   Travaux, Institut français, Casablanca
2003   Galerie de l’école des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
2003   Couvent des cordeliers, Musée de Châteauroux, Châteauroux
2002   Galerie Graff, Montréal
2002   Halle verrière, Meisenthal
2002   APCIS, Maisons Alfort
2002   Carré Saint Vincent, Orléans
2002   Galerie Spectrum Soto, Zaragoza
2002   Imagen, mois de la photo, Huesca
2002   Territoires partagés, Espace d’art contemporain, Rouillé
2002   Fiac, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève
2002   Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
2002   Galerie Huber Goueffon, Munich
2002   Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
2002   Galerie Maria Martin, Madrid
2002   L’Arsenal, Metz
2002   Galerie Reckermann, Cologne
2002   Jeux dans le miroir, IUFM, Mont de Marsan
2002   Galerie Robert Mann, New York
2002   Galerie Barbara Davis, Houston
2002   Fotofest, mois de la photo, Houston
2001   Springer & Winckler Galerie, Berlin
2001   Galerie H.S. Steinek, Vienna
2001   Installation murs, Lyon
2001   Metropolitan Teien art museum, Tokyo
2001   Le Château d’eau, Toulouse
2001   Galerie Mathieu, Lyon
2001   Musée municipal des Beaux arts, Bernay
2001   Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean Marc Salomon, Alex
2001   Chantiers publics, Musée Fabre, Montpellier
2001   Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc, Thouars
2001   Galerie Heidi Reckermann, Cologne
2001   Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris
2000   Photo & Co, Torino
2000   Ecole Supérieure des Beuax-Arts, Clermond Ferrand
2000   Photo & Co, Namorfosi, Milano
2000   Springler & Winckler Galerie, Berlin
2000   Sungkok Museum, Seoul
2000   Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
2000   Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève
2000   Jena, Jena Optik
1999   Museum of Photographic Arts, Anamorphose/Metamorphose, San Diego
1999   Springler and Winckler Galerie, Berlin
1999   Galerie Municipale Le Rectangle, Lyon
1999   Galerie Barnoud, Dijon
1999   Galerie Mathieu, Lyon
1999   Hôtel de Villle, Clichy-La-Garenne, Paris
1999   La maison du peuple, Installation, Clichy-La-Garenne, Paris
1999   Mercian Museum of Art, Karzuizawa, Japan
1999   Photo & Co, Namorfosi, Milano
1998   Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nizza
1998   Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris
1998   Galerie Reckermann, Cologne
1998   Galerie Carles Taché, Barcelona
1998   Photo & Co., Galerie Tazetti, Torino
1998   Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander
1998   Villa Walberta, Munich
1998   Mediatheque F. Mitterand, Argentan
1997   Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
1997   Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève
1997   Galerie Graff, Montreal
1997   Kunstverein, Konstanz
1997   Galerie Springer & Winckler, Frankfurt a. M.
1996   Galerie Duchamp, Yvetot
1996   Ecole supérieure d’art, Cambrai
1996   Galerie Reckermann, Cologne
1996   Galerie municipale de l’ancien collége, Chatellerault
1996   Centre International d‘ Art Mural, Saint-Savin
1996   Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona
1996   Galerie Mathieu, Lyon
1996   Musée-conservatoire du patrimoine, Salagon
1996   Mediathéque intercommunale, Miramas
1995   Bibliothéque Louis Aragon, Choisy
1995   Espace Peiresc, Toulon
1995   La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel
1995   Galerie Sandmann et Haak, Hannover
1995   Galerie municipale, Gennevilliers
1995   Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Genève
1995   Galerie Mssokhan, Kobe
1995   Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris
1994   Musée Ludwig, Koblenz
1994   Galerie Oniris-Barnoud, Dijon
1994   Galerie Springer & Winckler, Frankfurt a. M.
1994   Credac, Ivry
1994   13e art, verriere d’Austerlitz Paris
1994   Centre d’art, Juvisy
1994   Espace Jules Verne, Bretigny
1994   Musée de la cour d’or, Metz
1993   Centre culturel, Dax
1993   Galerie Barbaro, Paris
1993   Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Priest
1993   Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
1993   Galerie Reckermann, Köln
1993   Ofac, La Flèche
1993   Centre européen de la jeune création, Strasbourg
1991   Museum of art, Israel
1991   Farideh Cadot, Paris
1991   Mols de la photographie, Bratislava
1991   Galerie Michel Delorme, Paris
1990   Galerie Reckermann, Köln
1990   Théatre municipal, Tuile
1990   Museum of art, Tel Aviv
1989   Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
1989   Padiglione d’arte contemporanea, Milano
1989   Frac PACA, Marseille
1988   Cambridge Darkroom, Cambrigde
1988   Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
1988   Institut Français, Innsbruck
1988   The Art Fair, Hamburg
1988   Farideh Cadot gallery, New York
1988   Mols de la photographie, Hotel de Sully, Paris
1988   Théatre de l’Agora, Evry
1987   Dolly Fiterman gallery, Minneapolis
1987   Centre d’art contemporain, Castres
1987   Galerie Claudio Guenzani, Milano
1987   Musée de Saragosse, Zaragoza
1987   Arnoltini gallery, Bristol
1987   Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
1987   Third Eye Center, Glasgow
1987   Riverside Studio, London
1986   Rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles
1986   Farideh Cadot gallery, New York
1985   Musée des Beaux arts, Orléans
1985   Galerie Graff, Montréal
1985   Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
1985   Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
1984   Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna
1984   The Quay gallery, San Francisco
1984   Centre dramatique national de Normandie, Caen
1984   Musée municipal, La Roche sur-Yon
1984   Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
1984   Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
1984   Halle Sud, Geneve
1984   Anina Nosel gallery, New York
1984   Mendelson gallery, Pittsburgh, Penns.
1983   Galerie Farideh Cadot, Paris
1983   Nicolas Jacobs gallery, London
1983   CAPC, Bordeaux
1982   Bibliothèque nationale, cabinet des estampes, Paris