Editions 2005, 2012, 2018

Valérie Jouve

Born in 1964 in Saint-Étienne. Lives and works in Paris and Jericho.
ENSP 1990 Valérie Jouve first studied sociology before devoting herself to photography and films. The urban world is one of her central themes. She captures her characters, their behaviour, and grabs hold of the daily representation imposed on us by the city, immobilising everything that makes up its identity. The question of space and how we deal with it is central to the subject: what presence does the figure imbue to the place which surrounds it? Architecture is a symbol of the space individuals give themselves to exist. The divergence between collective and individual consciousness is posed in aesthetic terms. Her exhibitions are often conceived as visual compositions of images that are taken independently, at different times and periods. She had her first exhibition in 1995 at the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Marseille, and many exhibitions in Europe and the United States. In 2010, the Centre Pompidou presented a personal exhibition of her work focused on the Palestinian territories. Grand Littoral (2003), her first film, was presented in numerous festivals and received the Georges de Beauregard Prize at FIDMarseille in 2003. She is represented by the Xippas gallery.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture