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L'homme nu

Michel Kirch

4 800 €

Year : 2015

Artists generation : Born in the 50's

Category : Photography

Method : Mixed media argentic & digital

Size : 70 cm x 70 cm

Edition n°2/8, Harman fine art print on dibond, framed work under diasec

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Michel Kirch

Michel Kirch

Michel Kirch was born in Metz (France) in 1952 within an artists family. He alternates for several years between major travel projects – a year in the Sahara, four months with the Bedouin in Sinai, a summer on a trawler out of Santander, 3 years in Lower Galilee, a year in Tel Aviv, a winter in the High Atlas – and   practising medicine. He writes accounts of his travels and discovers photography
• Organ Prize at the Metz (France) Conservatory
• Trains as a doctor in Strasbourg (France)
 • A year's training as a mountain guide at the French army's Ecole de Haute Montagne in Chamonix
• After his year in the Sahara comes his first exhibition – Jeux de Sable – at Espace Canon in Paris
• Shows in galleries in Europe, the United States and Asia
• Is invited to represent France in the Shapes of Time exhibition at the Alexandria Biennale in Egypt in 2008
• Works acquired by public and private collection
• The Province of Milan chooses works from his series Climats (Climates) to accompany a lecture by Edgar Morin and      establish a link between Morin's thinking and the world of art
• Becomes the first artist to be chosen by the foundation L’Art pour la Conscience et le Partage des Biens Communs,  sponsored by Edgar Morin, and donates a work to the foundation
• Is chosen two years running (2009, 2010) by the Esther Woerdehoff gallery for Paris Photo, and for MIART and MIA in Milan (2010, 2011)
• Is selected three years running by Mac Paris (2009–2011)
• In May 2010 his exhibition TransPhotographies is spotlighted by the City of Marseille's cultural programme
• Invited by the John McDermott Gallery to the Angkor Foto Festival in 2010
• His exhibition at Espace Cardin in Paris in December 2011 is sponsored by Edgar Morin, with the backing of the European Space Agency and Astrium (with painter Dominique Paulin)
• In June 2012 he is named Intercultural Ambassador by the UNESCO Sorbonne Club
• Invited to show at the Tel Aviv Autumn Salon in November 2012
• Invited by the French Embassy in India to exhibit in New Delhi in February 2013
• Invited by UNESCO to exhibit during the Global Conference in June 2013
• Retrospective on various sites in the city of Metz, including the Musée de la Cour d’Or, September 2013 – January 2014
• Show with the Baudoin Lebon gallery at the Art O’Clock fair, Paris, September 2013
• Black and White magazine: Award Winner, Portfolio Contest, November 2013
• Grand Prix Eurazéo for Photography, 2013
• Publication of the tryptic “le Jardin” in “Consumption”, editions teNeues, september 2014
• Publication of the monography “ les éveillés ” November 2014 
• BENAKI MUSEUM, GREECE - Athens Photobook Show , 3 June - 26 July 2015
• Invited by the Mairie de Paris and the European Day of Jewish Culture in the theme “Bridges and Cultures” with personal exhibition and conference. september 2015
• Winner of the International Competition « Spirit of the Mediterranean », organized by PHOTOMED and LENSCULTURE. May 26 - June 19,  2016

Exhibitions
2016 / Mac Paris / Espace Champerret
2016 / Le Collectionneur Moderne / Espace Thorigny
2016 / Déplacement / Galerie Achillea et Galerie "Au Medicis"
2016 / L'exode fantastique / Galerie Beaux Arts et Librairie Signatures
2016 / AMTM Art'Expo / Cité Internationale des Arts
2016 / Mare Nostrum / Photomed
2015 / Tu es nous / Mairie du 4e arrondissement - Paris
2015 / Athens Photobook / Benaki Museum
2014 / Fotofever / Galerie Sabrina Raffaghello
2014 / Les éveillés / Galerie Schwab Beaubourg
2014 / Grand prix Eurazeo / Central Dupon
2014 / Musée de la Cour d'Or / Metz
2013 / Mac 2000 / Espace Champerret
2013 / Fotofever / Galerie Sabrina Raffaghello
2013 / Transitions / UNESCO
2012 / Multimediart / Bastille Design Center
2011 / Paris Photo / Carrousel du Louvre - Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
2011 / Mac 2000 / Espace Champerret
2010 / Paris Photo / Carrousel du Louvre - Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
2010 / Mac 2000 / Espacec Champerret
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