Cécile Hesse (77) et Gaël Romier (74) live and work together since 1998.

They met and studied at the photography school of Vevey, Switzerland, where they obtained their degrees in 2000.

 

After a few years of an urban life, they settled in a remote house in Auvergne, France. It was an important step in their production, patiently elaborated behind close doors.

They explore intimacy and otherness in a work inspired by daily life, sometimes soft, sometimes fierce.

 

Their works has been shown in several European places, such as Pasquart in Bien (CH), TH13 Galerie of the Hermès Foundation in Bern (CH), the Museum of contemporary art in Lyon (FR), Neuchâtel Art Center or Fotonoviembre, Tenerife (SP).

 

They work today in residency at the Art Center an Photographique research Center Gwinzegal (FR), exploring a quiet form of barbarity, a foreign language proposing mute images, however loud as new borns.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Barbarians, GwinZegal Art Center, Guingamp (FR)

2017

Et nox facta est, Installation at the Martre de France, Saint-Etienne (FR)

Barbarians, Crochetan Gallery, Triennale Valais, Monthey, (CH)

Marielle Bouchard Gallery, Grenoble (FR)

2013

White Star, Le M.U.R , Saint-Etienne (FR)

2012

Août, TH13 Gallery, Hermès Fondation, Bern (CH)

Les Chiens Nus, PhotoforumPasquart, Bienne (CH)

2011

Les Yeux Vernis, Artaé Gallery, Lyon (FR)

2010

Picnic à l’Ether, EAC les Roches, Le Chambon sur Lignon (FR)

Le Goût de la Souillon, FRAC LR, Consulare House, Mende (FR)

2008

Duchesse Vanille, Montélimar Contemporary Art Center (FR)

Pour le meilleur et pour le pire, Standard/deluxe, Lausanne, (CH)

Pour le meilleur et pour le pire, VOG, Fontaine Contemporary Art Center (FR)

2005

Les Mars de l’art contemporain, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

2003

L’Entrée sur l’Art Contemporain, Le Bon Marché, Paris (FR)

Bienvenue chez vous, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum (FR)

2002

Miroirs sans tain, La Filature, Mulhouse (FR)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

L’usage des choses, Bédarieux (FR)

2016

La Rose Bleue, EAC les Roches, Le Chambon sur Lignon (FR)

2015

Intimenta, Porte-avion Gallery, Marseille (FR)

Intimenta, La belle epoque Gallery, Lille (FR)

Regard Dévoilé, VOG, Fontaine Contemporary Art Center (FR)

2014

Les esthétiques d’un monde désenchanté, Meymac Contemporary Art Center (FR)

Atteinte à la beauté, Musexpo, Paris (FR)

Occident, Accroterre Gallery, Paris (FR)

Hordes Et Nuées, Festival Images, Vevey (CH)

2013

Extravangaza, Crochetan Gallery, Monthey (CH)

Je hais les couples, Valerie Bach Gallery, Bruxelles (BE)

2012

Et nox facta est, Saint-Flour Biennal (FR)

Genius Loci, Hôtel Fontfreyde, Clermont-Ferrand Photographic Center (FR)

2011

Drôle de temps, Jeune Création Gallery, Paris (FR)

2010

L’amour à la machine, Casanova Forever, ESCA, Nîmes (FR)

2008

UCD, uncertaindetachement, Lyon, Grenoble (FR)

2006

Artbrussels, Zürcher Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique (BE)

FIAC, Zürcher Gallery, Paris (FR)

2005

Slot, Spazio della volta, Genova (IT)

2004

Artothèque d’Angers (FR)

2003

Zürcher Gallery, Paris (FR)

2002

Sans Consentement, CAN, Art Center, Neuchâtel (CH)

Lectoure Photographique Summer (FR)

2001

Fotonoviembre, Tenerife Biennale (SP)

6e festival photo de Herten, Germany (DE)

VFG, selection young Swiss photography, Zurich (CH)

 

RESIDENCY

2017

Barbarians, GwinZegal Art Center, Guingamp (FR)

2016

W, GwinZegal Art Center, Guingamp (FR)

2015

Pancrace, Arteline HA, Congénie (FR)

2014

Occident, EAC les Roches, Le Chambon sur Lignon (FR)

 

SUPPORT / PRICES

2018

AIC, DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

2014

 AIC, DRAC Auvergne

2010

 AIA, DRAC Auvergne

2004

 AIA, DRAC Auvergne

2002

 Prix ville d’Evry

2001

AIC, DRAC Lorraine

 

PUBLIC AND INSTITUTIONNAL COLLECTIONS

2017

Artothèque Grenoble (FR)

2015

Le Vallon du Villaret (FR)

2012

Collection of the City of Biel (CH)

Collection of the Society of Fine Arts of Biel (CH)

Collection of the City of Lyon (FR)

2010

FRAC Languedoc Roussillon (FR)

2004

Collection of the City of Lyon (FR)

2003

Artothèque Angers (FR)