Bertrand Cavalier (1989) is a french photographer currently living and working in Brussels.

Seasonal has been awarded by the 2015 Fotofilmic jury prize and exhibited at La Jeune Création Paris, Manifesto Toulouse and Fotofilmic New-York, Boise, Vancouver, Seoul, amongst other.
Concrete Doesn’t Burn, started in 2016, focuses on the influences of armed conflict on architecture, public space and people. The still ongoing project will be published in the Arpa journal (Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture New-York) and exhibited at H18 (Brussels) in late 2017.

In 2012 he co-founded the photographers collective La Grotte. Their recent project Speaking in Tongues has been presented at the Foto Museum (FOMU) Antwerpen, the Botanique Brussels, the Biennale de l’Image Possible (BIP) Liège and 50° nord Lille.

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2017-18 Royal Academy for Fine Arts, MFA in photography, Antwerpen, Belgium
2013 School of Arts (Le 75), BA in photography, Brussels, Belgium

Awards and collections

2015 Second place prize Fotofilmic’15, Vancouver, Canada
2015 Fotofilmic, Canada, collections
2013 Tour & Taxis, Belgium, collections
2013 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium, collections


2017 Braakland, Speaking in Tongues, with La Grotte, Foto Museum (FOMU), Antwerp, Belgium

Selected solo exhibitions

2016 À part ça les vacances, Huy, Belgium
2014 La Jeune Création, Cent Quatre, Paris, France
2014 ManifestO, Cours Dillon, Toulouse, France
2013 WALK 2, In between gallery, Brussels, Belgique

Selected collective exhibitions

2018 45 Degrés, Mulhouse Photography Biennal, Mulhouse, France
2017 New Faces, Hangar 18 Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Musée de la Photographie de Bruxelles / Museum van de Fotografie van Brussel, Belgium
2017 Inter City One Night Only, Contemporary Art Center Extra City, Antwerpen, Belgium
2016 Omber, Odradek & Octaëder, curated by Hans Theys, D'Apostrof gallery, Meigem, Belgium
2016 Lost Narratives, Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium
2016 Speaking in Tongues, with La Grotte, Biennale de l’image Possible (BIP), Luik, Belgium
2016 Fotofilmic, Space 22, Seoul, South-Korea
2015 Fotofilmic, The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
2015 Fotofilmic, Sous les Étoiles gallery, New-York, USA
2015 Speaking in Tongues, with La Grotte, gallery Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Dehors La Grotte, with La Grotte, Dehors Contemporary Art Window, Brussels, Belgium

Selected publications

2017 FACETTES, ensemble !, réseau 50°nord, with La Grotte
2015 Public school for architecture Brussels, book cover, published by common room
2014 Incandescent, issue 06
2014 The modern directory, issue 01
2013 Of the afternoon, issue 03
2012 La Grotte #1, self-published by La Grotte

Selected online publications

2017 ARPA journal 05, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, NYC
2017 Turning photography, with La Grotte, Venice biennale
2017 Seasonal on Landscape Stories, « altered landscape »
2015 Radio interview, musiq3 by Pascal Goffeaux
2015 Calamita/à project
2014 Interview,