Born in 1972 in Mâcon. Lives and works in Arles.
ENSP 1997 Géraldine Lay partnered with Céline Clanet, François Deladerrière and Geoffroy Mathieu in a collective project published by Filigranes under the title Un mince vernis de réalité (A Thin Gloss of Reality). In 2006, she began a series of portraits in the streets of Rome—the result of a grant from the ‘Septembre de la Photographie’, Lyon. She continued this research in Les Failles ordinaires (Ordinary Flaws) in the north of Europe, thanks to a grant from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regional council and the DRAC (2007-2011). She has enjoyed residencies at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Saint-Gaudens, Image/image in Orthez, and at the Photaumnales in Beauvais. The resulting series is to be published by Éditions Diaphane under the title Où commence la scène (Where does the Scene Begin), with an accompanying text by François Bon. Her images have also been shown at the Espace Malraux in Chambéry, the Atelier de Visu in Marseille, Le Réverbère gallery in Lyon, Paris Photo, the Artothèque in Grenoble and the Château d’Eau gallery in Toulouse. Les Failles ordinaires with an accompanying text by Jacques Damez is to be published by Actes Sud to mark the occasion of this exhibition. Since 2005, Géraldine Lay has been represented by Le Réverbère. In charge of the production at Actes Sud, Géraldine Lay is, amongst other projects, in charge of the Rencontres d’Arles catalogue.