Florent  BASILETTI

Fondation Manuel Riviera Ortiz, Director, France

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Director of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation and freelance curator. A graduate of the École nationale supérieure de photographie d’Arles, Florent Basiletti has worked on several artistic events.
He has supported the artistic direction of Photosa, the photographic biennale of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou, since 2022, and written contributions for the Arles Arts & Culture Louis Vuitton City Guide since 2021, the same year he co-founded La Kabine, a space of artists’ workshops, residences and an educational program in Arles.
Recent exhibitions he has curated include Les communs, 2023, Centre photographique Marseille x Beaux-Arts de Marseille; Ascendance, 2022, Fondation MRO, Arles; L’enfant sauvage et le douanier globetrotteur, 2022, Musée départemental des Hautes-Alpes, Gap; Dress Code, 2022, Rencontres d'Arles, Fondation MRO, Arles, mobility in Berlin and Cadaquès; You Could Even Die For Not Being A Real Couple, 2022, Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italy; Echos Système, 2021, Fondation MRO, Rencontres d’Arles; Modernité des Passions, 2019, Rencontres d’Arles, ENSP x agnès b.
At the same time, as a personal project, he is working on pteridomania, or fern fever, an obsession with ferns during the Victorian period. Florent explores our relationship to the image by probing the possibility of biophotography and the creation of living images at the La Cellule laboratory, ENSP, Arles.

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  • 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