Philippe Braquenier (b.1985, Belgium) is fascinated by knowledge; intrigued by how it is collected, used, shared and stored. Manifesting these ideas in photographs that depict the ethereal data centres where humanity’s information is stored, or through images of exposed but unrevealed photographic film, Braquenier’s work prompts a discourse about our obsession to preserve information in a time when data is becoming ever more omnipresent, yet all the more unseen. With his restrained and impassive perspective, Braquenier then connects these ideas to those on a much larger scale, of evolution, sustainability and the precarious character of the digital revolution.

He received his BFA in photography from the HELB and has exhibited in Aperture Foundation in New York, The Venice Biennale 2018 and Foto Museum Antwerpen (FOMU) among other institutions and galleries. His work has recently been published in Wired, Vice, Wallpaper, and BLOW Magazine.

Philippe is represented by The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam.


Selected Solo Exhibition
2019 / Palimpsest / Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles - Paris
2018 / Palimpsest / Breda Photo Festival
2017 / Palimpsest / Mundaneum - Mons
2017 / Palimpsest / The Ravestijn Gallery - Amsterdam


Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 / Journey to Eurotopie / Biennale of Belgium - Gent 
2019 / Palimpsest / Festival Circulation(s) - Paris
2018 / Palimpsest / Voies-off - Arles
2018 / Journey to Eurotopie / Bozar - Brussels

2018 / Journey to Eurotopie / Belgian Pavilion - Venice Biennale of Architecture
2017 / Palimpsest / WOW - Wired Italy - Maxxi Museum - Roma
2017 / Palimpsest / WOW - Wired Italy - Triennale Museum - Milano

2017 / Palimpsest / The Ravestijn Gallery - Art Amsterdam 
2016 / Palimpsest / .tiff exhibition - UNSEEN - Amsterdam 
2016 / Palimpsest / .tiff exhibition - FoMu (Fotografie Museum) -  Antwerpen
2015 / Palimpsest / Summer Open - Aperture Foundation - New York
2013 / Panorama / Hainaut Price of Visual Arts - Museum of Fine Arts of Tournai


Awards / Residencies

2020 / Arctic Circle Expedition - North pole 
2020 / A.i.R Halsøy Kloster residency - Norway

2019 / C/O Berlin Talent Award Nominee 
2018 / BPS22 x Bang residency - Canada
2016 / .tiff Young Belgian Talent

2016 / Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
2013 / Hainaut Price of Visual Arts Nominee


Publications
2018 / Eurotopie - Art Paper Editions
2018 / Palimpsest - Art Paper Editions


Lectures
2018 / Bang / Centre d'Art Actuel - Saguenay
2016 / Photobook Liège Festival / Biennale de l’Image Possible - Liège
2016 / Tiff Talks / FoMu - Antwerpen
2015 / Shapeshifters - Brussels


Teaching
2016 - Present / HELB - Brussels



Publications
Vice / Libération / Fisheye Magazine / The Word / BLOW Magazine / Urbanautica / Financieel Dagblad / Internazionale / Wired - Italy / Wallpaper / Wall Street International / Wired.com / Aint-Bad Magazine / Humble Art Foundation / De Standaard – Weekblad / .tiff FoMu Magazine / Médor n°4 / Accatone Magazine n°4 / Terratory Magazine (with words of Ryan Nemeth) / Aperture Fondation – Video interview / Flaunt Magazine / Mark Peter Drolet / Google Cultural Institute / Invisible City – Issue 07 / Telegrama by We Agency / Mondemosaic / The Migrants / The Design Ark / Erik Lovold / Knack - Weekend