Bertrand Cavalier (b.1989 France) is an artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium.

His work investigates how political upheaval becomes visible in the urban landscape and how this affects the lives of the people who live in it.

Cavalier has had exhibitions at the FOMU in Antwerp, BredaPhoto and La Jeune Création among others. His work was selected for Plat(t)form 2019 by the Museum of Photography in Winterthur and awarded with the Cosmos Pdf Award 2018 at Les Rencontres d’Arles. More recently, Bertrand Cavalier was the recipient of the Sébastien Van Der Straten Grant for his ongoing project The Grid System.

In 2020, his series Concrete Doesn’t Burn will be published with Fw:Books.

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2017-18 Royal Academy for Fine Arts, MFA in photography, Antwerp, BE
2010-13 School of Arts "Le 75", BA in photography, Brussels, BE


2019 Shortlisted, Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant, IT
2019 Winner, Sébastien Van der Straten Grant, BE
2019 Participant, Plat(t)form at Museum of Photography Winterthur, CH
2018 Nominee, International Photography Grant
2018 Cosmos pdf award, 2nd place, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
2015 Fotofilmic’15, 2nd place, Vancouver, CA

Residency and talks

2019 Presentation, Belgian Night, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
2018 Talk, .tiff, Museum of Photography FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2018 Talk, BredaPhoto with Sybren Vanoverberghe, Joris Deleersnyder and Saskia Naafs, Breda, NL
2017 Residency Braakland with La Grotte, Museum of Photography FOMU, Antwerp, BE

Selected solo exhibitions

2018 BredaPhoto, Breda, NL
2014 La Jeune Création, Cent Quatre, Paris, FR
2014 Manifesto, Cours Dillon, Toulouse, FR
2013 Walk 2, In between gallery, Brussels, BE

Selected group exhibitions

2019 31 Days of Tiff, Museum of Photography FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2018 Cook it, Boil it, Bake it or forget it curated by Nadia Bijl, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, BE
2018 45 Degrés, Mulhouse Photography Biennal, Mulhouse, FR
2017 New Faces, Hangar 18 Art Center, Brussels, BE
2017 Musée de la Photographie de Bruxelles / Museum van de Fotografie van Brussel, BE
2017 Inter City One Night Only, Contemporary Art Center Extra City, Antwerp, BE
2016 Omber, Odradek & Octaëder, curated by Hans Theys, D'Apostrof gallery, Meigem, BE
2016 Lost Narratives, Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum, Antwerp, BE
2016 Speaking in Tongues, with La Grotte, Biennale de l’image Possible BIP, Liège, BE
2016 Fotofilmic, Space 22, Seoul, KR
2015 Fotofilmic, The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, CA
2015 Fotofilmic, Sous les Étoiles gallery, New-York, USA
2015 Speaking in Tongues, with La Grotte, gallery Le Botanique, Brussels, BE
2015 Dehors La Grotte, with La Grotte, Dehors Contemporary Art Window, Brussels, BE

Selected publications

2018 GUP online magazine, interview on Concrete Doesn't Burn
2018 .tiff magazine, Museum of Photography FOMU, Antwerp, BE
2018 ARPA journal 05, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, NYC
2017 Der Greif - Guest Room curated by Charlotte Cotton
2017 Seasonal on Landscape Stories, « altered landscape »
2017 Turning photography, with La Grotte, Venice biennale
2017 FACETTES, ensemble !, réseau 50°nord, with La Grotte
2015 Radio interview, musiq3 by Pascal Goffeaux
2015 Public school for architecture Brussels, book cover, published by common room
2015 Calamita/à project
2013 Of the afternoon, issue 03
2014 Interview,
2012 La Grotte #1, self-published by La Grotte