Bertrand Cavalier (born 1989 in France) is an artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He holds an MFA from Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Through photography, Cavalier explores political issues in relation to cities and their influence on people’s behaviour. His project Concrete Doesn’t Burn has been awarded at the COSMOS PDF AWARD during Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018, exhibited at BredaPhoto 2018 and published in .TIFF 2018 by the Fotomuseum Antwerp, among others.

co-founder of La Grotte, collective, 2012-2018

Bertrand Cavalier

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


2019 Participant, Plat(t)form 2019 at Fotomuseum Winterthur
2018 Cosmos pdf award, 2nd place, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
2018 Winner Academy year, photography, Royal academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, BE
2015 Fotofilmic’15, 2nd place, Vancouver, CA

Residency and talks

2018 Talk, .tiff, Fotomuseum Antwerp FOMU, BE
2018 Talk, BredaPhoto with Sybren Vanoverberghe, Joris Deleersnyder and Saskia Naafs, Breda, NL
2017 Residency, Braakland, Speaking in Tongues, La Grotte, Fotomuseum FOMU, Antwerp, BE

Selected solo shows

2018 BredaPhoto, biennial, 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 shows

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), Luik, 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, Fotomuseum 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