Statement

No Sovereign Author is a duo of photographers based in Belgium. Maroussia Prignot (BE, 1981) and Valerio Alvarez (BE, 1976), after a course at the Academy of Fine Arts and at Blank Paper, have been carrying out collective photographic work since 2015. Their collaboration began on the question of migration, and more particularly of the reception of migrants within the Belgian State. Considering that any image is a construction, and not a faithful reproduction of «reality», their approach is integrative. They set up workshops, co-creation actions, trying to collaborate as much as possible with those who make their photographs. Through these different means, No Sovereign Author attempt to adopt a position that does justice to the complexity of the subjects they address, opening the field to questioning, and thus inviting the viewer to take a stand.


Contact

maroussia.valerio@gmail.com


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Exhibitions


2021  Book Jockey Movement 01, KIOSK, Gand, BE
2021  Projet Naître aux mondes, KIOSK, Gand, BE
2021  Projet Naître aux mondes, Arles, FR
2021  Circulation(s) Hors Les Murs au Pont Saint-Ange, Paris, FR
2020 Project EXI(S)T, Brussel, BE
2020 Festival Circulation(s) Here, Waiting, Paris, FR
2019  Fotofinish Here, Waiting, Rietveld Pavilion à Amersfoort, NL
2018  31 Days of. tiff, Fotomuseum Anvers, FOMU, BE
2018  Kanal-Centre Pompidou Bruxelles- First Biennial of Photography, BE
2018  Bring Your Photobook Award à Liège Photobook, BE
2018  Le fusée de la Motographie de Bruxelles Here, Waiting, EU
2017  Installation / Exposition Here, Waiting, Fedasil Jodoigne, BE


Publicitions & Nominations

2020  Phmuseum Here Waiting: Or How to Become a Member of Fortress Europe de Colin Pantall, UK
2019  Conscientious Photography Magazine Making Pictures With Migrants de Jörg M. Colberg, USA
2019  GUP#63 Getting Across: Collaborative Illustrations of Life in The Waiting Room de Erik Vroons, DE
2019  «Talent of Futures Photography», EU
2019  Publication du livre Here, Waiting avec Art Paper Editions, BE
2018  Shorlist «Dummy Book», Liège Photobook Festival, BE
2018  Selection dans le .tiff comme talents par le Fotomuseum d’Anvers, BE
2017  Portfolio dans “Médor”n°8, La tête ailleurs, BE