Bruno Serralongue

Lives and works in Paris.
Born in 1968 in Châtellerault, Bruno Serralongue lives between Paris and Geneva where he has taught at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design since 2004.

Since the mid-90s, when he finished his studies in Art History at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Arles and the Villa Arson in Nice, Serralongue has constructed a body of photographic work that continually up-ends the way in which contemporary media images are produced. Whether confronting the reality of an event with how it is treated in the media, returning to a place after its fifteen minutes of fame have passed, or following a story with a different point of view than the usual media focus, Serralongue works within the framework of a certain kind of conceptual photography that seeks to reveal the complexity of reality, rather than trying to exhaust all formal possibilities.

Since 1996, his photography has been regularly exhibited in France and abroad. A series of retrospectives took place at Wiels in Brussels, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and the Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona. In 2019 the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou dedicated an exhibition to his series of photographs of migrants in Calais, taken between 2006 and 2020.

His photographs figure in numerous private and public collections such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Tate Modern in London, the Fotomuseum de Winterthur, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris.

Serralongue is represented by the galleries Air de Paris in Romainville, Baronian-Xippas in Brussels and Francesca Pia in Zurich. His work has been published by Presses du Réel (2002 and 2010), Éditions JRP/Ringier (2010) and Spector Books (2019).

Photo Gallery
Bruno Serralongue, Le Pasteur Harry Joseph of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in front of his church, Saint James, Louisiana, 7 August 2017. 126 x 157 cm. Inkjet print, collage aluminium frame Altuglas. © Air de Paris
Bruno Serralongue, "Enracinons l'avenir !". Stroll on the paths of the ZAD to celebrate the abandonment of the airport project, ZAD de Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Sunday 10 February 2018. 126 x 157 cm. Inkjet print, collage aluminium frame Altuglas. © Air de Paris
Bruno Serralongue, Groupe d’hommes V, Calais, July 2020. 126 x 157 cm. Inkjet print, collage aluminium frame Altuglas. © Air de Paris
Bruno Serralongue, Feu de camp, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2010. © Jeu de Paume/Arno Gisinger
Bruno Serralongue, Calais. Témoigner de la « jungle », Photography gallery of Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019. © Centre Pompidou/Audrey Laurent
Bruno Serralongue, photographic account of the struggle of naturalists on the ZAD de Notre-Dame-des-Landes, Sunday 8 May 2016. In search of new stations of swimming Flûteaux and flower monitoring of pond 107. Inkjet prints on readjustable adhesive backing. © Air de Paris

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