SAMUEL CHOISY

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

samuel.choisy@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

Learning Through the Arts-Artist Educator Fondation Level                                                                   April 2014- Royal Conservatory-Toronto. Canada.

DNSEP (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Etudes Plastiques)                                                             Equivalent MFA, in photography, with honours. Sept 1999 -June 2001 School of Fine Arts Nantes, France.

DNAP (Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques),                                                                                      Equivalent BFA in painting and photography, with honours.Sept 1996 -June 1999 Imaging School Angoulême, France.

Major in jazz bass and double-bass.                                                                                                        CFEM (Certificat de Formation et d’Etudes Musicales) Sept 1993 -June 1996 National School of Music Angoulême, France.                                 

Major in Art History and Philosophy                                                                                                           Sept 1992-June1993 University of Poitiers, France.

 

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

Chamlers Arts Fellowship                                                                                                                                    Jan 2015 Toronto, Canada.

Ontario Arts Council, Artiste Visuel et Métier d’Arts Creation Grant.                                                    Jan 2014 Toronto, Canada                                                                                                                 

Mentorship Program, Le Labo, Media Art Center                                                                               Mentor: Marc Audette.Oct 2012-Feb 2013 Toronto, Canada.                                                                

Honorable Mention Blurb Photobook Now International Contest                                                      August 2010, Los Angeles, USA.

Artist Residency / Creation Grant “Ciné-Scéne, La Fonderie”                                                             “Leaving Lusitania, Season 5”, April 2007 -June 2007.Sète, France.

Second Prize, Bratislava International Portfolio Review.                                                              November 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia

Artist Residency “Pour l’instant”, Artistic Director: Joan Fontcuberta.                                    September 2004 Niort, France 

Erasmus Program Travel Grant                                                                                                          November 2000 -April 2001 Porto, Portugal.

           

PUBLICATIONS

Shots Magazine-Issue 128, May 2015.

Samuel Choisy ou le tremblé de la vie, by Christine Klein Lataud, Liaison, June 2013.

Heavy Weather au Labo: de la photo comme au cinéma by Guillaume Garcia, L'express, March 2013.

Heavy Weather, une exposition étonnante au Labo by Raphael Lopoukine, Le Métropolitain, March 2013.

Lodz Fotofestiwal- Edition 2006.

3D-Group show catalogue curated by Nuno Rahmallo-Feb 2004.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014

June-"Plastic Fantastic"-LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.USA. (Group)

2013

September- "Gros Désir" , Centre Francophone de Toronto, Toronto.(Solo)

July-"The Story of Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York (Group)

June-  "Gros Désir", Manta Contemporary, Hamilton. (Solo)

March- "Heavy Weather", Le Labo, Toronto. (Solo)

2012

November- "House Warming", Videofag, Toronto. (Group)

May- “Silences” Gallery 44 (Members gallery), Toronto (Solo)

May- “The Dark Room”, 918 Bathurst Centre for the arts, Toronto (Group)

2011

April- “The Thin Line Between Fiction and Reality”, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada. (Group)

2009

January- “Mis[place]d animals", curated by Elizabeth Underhill, Xspace gallery, Toronto, Canada. (Group)

2008

May- “Leaving Lusitania, season 5”, Le Triton, Les Lilas, France. (Solo)

2007

September- Art Protects”, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France. (Group)

April- “Leaving Lusitania, season 5”, La Fonderie, Sète, France. (Solo)

2006

September,- “Leaving Lusitania, season 3”, Le Carré Bleu, Poitiers, France. (Solo)

May- “Lodz International Festival of Photography”, Poland. (Cat.). (Group)

April- “Squashteam”, Le Satellite Brindeau, Le Havre, France. (Group)

January -“Leaving Lusitania, season 4”, l’OPA, Paris, France. (Solo)

2004

September- “Pour l’Instant”, Niort, France. (Group)

February- “3D”, Curated by Nuno Ramalhon. Maus Habito, Porto, Portugal. (Cat.) (Group)

2002 June-, "Mulhouse 02”, Exhibition center, Mulhouse, France. (Group)

2001 May- “Et ça repart” -La Chapelle de l’Oratoire, Nantes, France. (Group)

2000 March- “Une famille suspendue”-Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France. (Group)