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Fellowships & prizes

Oh Man, Lise Sarfati, Nominated For Pictet Prize, 2015

Austin, Texas”, exhi­bi­tion at Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden Nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, 2010

Prix Niépce, Paris, France, 1996

Infinity Award, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 1996

Villa Médicis Hors les Murs, Paris, France, 1996

FIACRE, Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France, 1995

Prime à la qual­ité, C’est moi, c’est Roger”, Centre National du Cinéma, Paris, France, 1994

Selected solo exhibitions

Aipad, New York, USA, La Galerie Particulière, Lise Sarfati, Oh Man”, March 30-April 2, 2017

Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turino, Italy, Lise Sarfati, Oh Man”, January 27-March 13, 2016

Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA, Lise Sarfati, Post-Factum”, December 7, 2013-April 27, 2014

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA, Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, September 6-October 13, 2012

Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery London, UK, Lise Sarfati, She”, February 2-March 17, 2012

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, February 25-March 26, 2012

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, Lise Sarfati, She”, April 2-May 8, 2012

Magnum Gallery, Paris, France, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, March 17-April 30, 2011

Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden, Lise Sarfati, Austin, Texas”, September 4-October 18, 2009

Brancolini Grimaldi Galleria, Roma, Italy, Lise Sarfati, Austin, Texas”, May 8-June 14, 2009

Le loft Sévigné Paris, France, Lise Sarfati, Recent works”, November 9 – 16, 2008

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA, Rough, Cold and Close: A Russian Poem”, October 24-November 29, 2008

Maison Rouge, Paris, France, Lise Sarfati, Austin, Texas”, October 7, 2008

Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy, Lise Sarfati”, September 6-October 19, 2008

Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg, The New Life”, June 25-August 31, 2008

Center of Contemporary Art Vinzavod, 7th International Month of Photography Photobiennale, Moscow, Russia, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, March 21-April 27, 2008

FOAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, May 25-July 8, 2007

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, September 1-November 10, 2007

UC Riverside, California Museum of Photography, USA, The New Life”, August 5-October 7, 2006

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, July 7-September 19, 2006

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, The New Life”, April 1-May 30, 2006

Nicolaj Center of Contemporary Art, Kopenhagen, Danemark, Lise Sarfati Retrospective”, January 27-March 28, 2006

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, October 20-November 26, 2005

Museo de San Telmo, San Sebastien, Spain, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, September 16-October 16, 2005

The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK, Lise Sarfati American Series”, June 16-July 31, 2005

Domus Artium Centro del Arte, Salamanca, Spain, Lise Sarfati”, October 16-December 5, 2004

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France, Lise Sarfati”, January 23-April 7, 2002

Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, Lise Sarfati, Post Factum”, July 2002

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Lise Sarfati, Prix Niépce”, Chalon-sur-Saône, France, November 29-February 2, 1997

Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France, Lise Sarfati, Prix Niépce”, September 17-October 21, 1996

Selected group exhibitions

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, He/​She/​They”, October 1- November 30, 2016

Photo Vogue Italia Festival, Milano, Italy, The Female Gaze, November 22-November 26, 2016 

Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, Both Sides of Sunset”, October 24-December 19, 2015

Galleria dell’Accademia, Firenze, Ri-conoscere Michelangelo”, February 18-May 18, 2014

Rose Gallery, Paris-Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, Lise Sarfati, She”, November 14 – 17, 2013

Rose Gallery, Paris-Photo, Paramount Pictures Studio, Los Angeles, Lise Sarfati, She”, April 26 – 28, 2013

Rose Gallery, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, December 6 – 9, 2012

Yossi Milo Gallery, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, December 6 – 9, 2012

Rose Gallery, Paris-Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, November 10 – 13, 2012

Yossi Milo Gallery, Aipad, Pier 94, New York, USA Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood”, March 29, 2012

Yossi Milo Gallery, Opening of the New Gallery of Yossi Milo, Lise Sarfati, The New Life”, February 16, 2012

Yossi Milo Gallery, Pulse Miami, Lise Sarfati, She”, December 2 – 5, 2010

Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, Pulse Miami, Lise Sarfati, She”, December 2 – 5, 2010

Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, Paris-Photo, Lise Sarfati, She”, November 17 – 21, 2010

Triennale di Milano, Disquieting Images”, curated by Germano Celant and Melissa Harris, October 19-January 9, 2010

University Art Gallery at San Diego State University, CA, She: In Her Teens and Twenties”, September 20-December 4, 2011

Club 2010, Les Jeunes Deauvillaises”, Deauville, France, October 30-November 30, 2011

Forum für Fotografie, Köln, Germany, Never Just Looking”, curated by Thomas Zander and Valerie Fougeirol, September 4-October 17, 2011

Magnum Gallery, Paris, France, Never Just Looking”, curated by Thomas Zander, May 22-July 30, 2011

Magnum Gallery, Paris, France, Selected Works”, January 5-February 2, 2011

SF MoMA, Picturing Modernity”, San Francisco, CA, USA, September 12-December 20, 2009

Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, Staff Picks”, October 10-December 10, 2009

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, June 19-July, 2009

International Center of Photography ICP, New York, Weird Beauty”, curated by Carol Squiers and Vince Aletti, January 16-May 3, 2009

CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel, Museum of Art, Annandale on Hudson, New York, USA, The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art”, September 27-February 1, 2009

La Centrale Electrique, European Center for Contemporary Art, Bruxelles, Belgium, Réfléchir le monde”, October 15-January 11, 2009

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA, Easy Rider”, July 11-September 8, 2007

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA, June Bride”, June 7-August 17, 2007

Fotomuseum Der Haag, The Netherlands, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, April 7-June 17, 2007

Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, December 6-March 3, 2007

Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgique, Euro Visions” March 8-July 1, 2007

Christie’s New York, lec­ture with col­lec­tors, jour­nal­ists and cura­tors, panel dis­cus­sion with Lise Sarfati, Mitch Epstein and Susan Bright, Moderator, The American Landscape”, October 2, 2009

Christie’s New York, The American Landscape: Color Photographs, from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman”, October 7, 2009

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, USA, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, October 30-December 5, 2006

Gallery C/​O, Berlin, Germany, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, March 1-April 30, 2006

Botanic Garden, Madrid, Spain,“Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, 2006

Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, July 1-August 8, 2006

Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France, Women of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert”, February 4 – 25, 2006

Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, Euro-visions”, June 9-August 30, 2006

Zamec, Warsaw, Poland, Euro Visions”, October 9-November 26, 2006

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, Euro Visions”, September 14-October 17, 2005

Fondation Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oublier l’exposition”, 2001

Selected public & private collections

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CAUSA

SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CAUSA

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CAUSA

Pier 24, San Francisco, CAUSA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CAUSA

Bruce and Nancy Berman Collection, Los Angeles, CAUSA

Brooklyn Museum, NYUSA

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, TXUSA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, MOUSA

Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Fondation Neuflize Vie, Paris, France

Bouwfonds Kunststichting, Netherlands

Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain

Fondation Enrique Ordóñez, Spain

Wilson Centre for Photography, London, UK

Sir Elton John’s Collection, UK

Lhoist, Belgium

Monography

She, essay by Quentin Bajac, Twin Palms Publishers, 2012

She, Clamshell edi­tion with print, Twin Palms Publishers, 2012
Nominated as the Top 10 Best Books of the Year 2012 for the Photobook Prize of Aperture Foundation NY & Paris-Photo
She, Lise Sarfati nom­i­nated for the 10 Best Books of the Year by Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian, London
Nominated for the 10 Best Books of the Year By Elysabeth Avedon, Journal de la Photographie
Nominated for the 10 Best Books of the Year: by Gerry Badger, British Journal of Photography
Nominated by Robert Stevens 10 Favorite Photobooks of 2012 ICP Library

Austin, Texas, essay by Quentin Bajac, con­ver­sa­tion Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, Carla Sozzani, Magnum Photos, 2008

Austin, Texas, Clamshell edi­tion with print, 2008

The New Life/​La Vie Nouvelle, essay Olga Medvedkova, Twin Palms Publishers, 2005

The New Life/​La Vie Nouvelle, Clamshell edi­tion with print, Twin Palms Publishers, 2005

Lise Sarfati, cat­a­log exhi­bi­tion, DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain, 2004, and Nicolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, 2006. Essays by Olga Medvedkova, Javier Panera, pub­lished by Fundacion Salamanca Cuidad de Cultura, 2004

Acta Est, Phaidon 2000, essay by Olga Medvedkova, French Edition, English Edition

Books & catalogs

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles Lise Sarfati, On Hollywood, Metropolis Books, 2015

The Photobook: A History Volume III, by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger, Phaidon, 2014

Ri-Conoscere Michelangelo La scup­tura del Buonarroti Nella Fotografia e Nella Pittura Dall’ otto­cento a oggi, Firenze, Italy, Galleria dell’Academia, February 18-March 18, 2014

The Art of Fashion Photography, Prestel Publishing, 2014

The Photography Book, Phaidon, 2014

Le Regardeur, La Collection Neuflize Vie, Lise Sarfati, Edition Xavier Barral, 2013

Christie’s cat­a­log Paris, November 2, 2011

Triennale di Milano, cat­a­log of group exhi­bi­tion, Immagini inqui­etanti, curated by Germano Celant and Melissa Harris, October 19, 2010-Janurary 9, 2011

Christie’s cat­a­log, New York, October 7, 2010

55 ans de pho­togra­phie à tra­vers le Prix Niépce, 1955 – 2010, pub­lished by Les Gens d’Images and Musée du Montparnasse, 2010

Weston, Humeurs Catalog, J.M. Weston, 2008

Biennale of Photography 2008, Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, 2008

Thinking The World, Exhibition Catalog, La Centrale Electrique and Embassy of France in Belgium, Monografik Editions, 2008

The nude Male by David Leddick, Edition Universe, 2008

Catalog exhi­bi­tion, Les Rencontres d’Arles 2006, The New Life, Lise Sarfati, Editons Les Rencontres d’Arles, 2006

Catalog exhi­bi­tion, Euro Visions Lise Sarfati, Lituania, Magnum/​Steidl/​Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005

Periplus, cat­a­log exhi­bi­tion: 12 Magnum Photographers in Contemporary Greece, 2004

La Photographie entre Histoire et Poésie, Editions Mazzotta, 2002

Best Regards, Collection NSM Vie/​ABN AMRO 1997 – 2002, Editions du regard, 2002

Catalog exhi­bi­tion, Les Rencontres d’Arles 2002, Lise Sarfati, Post-Factum, inter­view Olga Medvedkova, Editons Les Rencontres d’Arles, 2002

Manger/​Eat, Editions Coromandel Design Paris, New York, Genève, 2001

Century Phaidon Publishers, 1999

France les Révolutions Invisibles, Nous,Lise Sarfati”, Editions Calmann-Levy, 1998

International Center of Photography, Lise Sarfati, Annual Infinity Awards, 1996

Centre National de la Photographie 1996, Prix Niépce, Lise Sarfati, 1996, French Edition, English Edition

Films

C’est moi, c’est Roger, 1994

Visiting artist lecture venues

The Contemprary History of Photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York, lec­ture with mod­er­a­tor Robert Stevens, December 2013

Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, London, lec­ture Lise Sarfati in con­ver­sa­tion with Sean O’Hagan, May 7, 2013

Jeu de Paume, Paris, lec­ture with Quentin Bajac, Head of Photography MoMA, NY, September 20, 2012

Paperchase Hollywood, California, lec­ture with Joshua Machat curated by Jane Brown, DAP, July 25, 2012

Palm Springs Art Museum Anneberg, Palm Springs, California Theater, April 3, 2012

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, lec­ture with Karen Sinsheimer, cura­tor of Photography and with col­lec­tors and trustees of the Museum in a pri­vate home in Santa Barbara, California, March 11, 2012

École des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, France, March 10, 2010

CalArts, California Institute of the Arts, lec­ture Lise Sarfati & artist stu­dio visit of the stu­dents, April 8, 2010

Christie’s New York, lec­ture with col­lec­tors, jour­nal­ists and cura­tors, panel dis­cus­sion with Lise Sarfati, Mitch Epstein and Susan Bright, Moderator, the American Landscape, October 2, 2009

Villa Medici Roma, Italy, lec­ture with Quentin Bajac, Head of Department of Photography of Museum of Modern Art Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Walter Guadagnini inde­pen­dant cura­tor and President of Scientific Commission UniCredit & Art and Valérie Fougeirol, artis­tic direc­tor of Magnum Gallery and the artist, Villa Medici, May 7, 2009

University of Pennsylvania, School of design, Graduate Fine Arts, lec­ture & artist stu­dio visit and critic, 2007

ICP New York, lec­ture, mod­er­a­tor Phillip Block, October 11, 2005

Photographer’s Gallery London, Lise Sarfati dis­cusses her work with Peter Ozborne, pro­fes­sor of Modern European Philosophy University of Middlesex, June 18, 2005

Photographer’s Gallery, London, Young peo­ple respond to Lise Sarfati exhi­bi­tion, July 17, 2005

Commission work

Aperture Foundation, USA, Print Program Sarah, lim­ited edi­tion, 2016

Time Magazine, New York, USA, Teenagers Anxiety, January 2016, Portland, Maine, and Los Angeles, California, 2016 

Aperture Foundation, USA, com­mis­sion for pro­duc­ing a print in the spirit of a American road trip for an auc­tion in 2014

Aperture Foundation, USA, sup­ple­ment, The Photobook Review, com­mis­sion for writ­ing an arti­cle Lise Sarfati & Mike Kelley, Photographs/​Sculptures, Spring 2014

Le Figaro Magazine, Paris, France, Fashion, L’attrape-rêves”, March 7 – 8, 2014

Another Magazine, London, UK, Fashion, Issue 23, Autumn-Winter 2012

Next Libération, France, Jeanne Balibar, n°9559, 2012

The New Yorker, USA, com­mis­sion por­trait of Elisabeth Badinter, July 25, 2011

The New Yorker, USA, com­mis­sion por­trait of Hélène Grimaud, November 7, 2011

City of Deauville, France, com­mis­sion for pro­duc­ing a new series for an exhi­bi­tion in Deauville and a pur­chase of pho­tographs for the col­lec­tion of the city, Les Jeunes Deauvillaises, October 30, 2010

Next/​Liberation, France, n°9141, Isabelle Huppert, 2010

Next/​Liberation, France, n°852, La fille d’Austin, September 27, 2008

Weston, com­mis­sion work in Moscow for J,M Weston, cat­a­log, 2008

Austin, Texas by Lise Sarfati, fash­ion mag­a­zine com­mis­sioned by Magnum, Lise Sarfati, edi­tor in chief, texts Quentin Bajac, Azzedine Alaia, Rick Owens, Carla Sozzani, com­mis­sion work by Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Louis Viutton, Baccarat, CP Company, Lavazza, Canon, Max & Co, Paul Smith, Roger Vivier, Jaeger Lecoultre, Yoji Yamamoto, Viktor & Rolf, Lancôme, Azzaro, Van Cleef & Arpels, Khiehl’s, Agent Provocateur, Leica, Diesel, Ruinart, Christian Lacroix, Dior, 2008

Isabelle Huppert, por­trait com­mis­sioned for a tour­ing exhi­bi­tion: Women of Many Faces”, 2007

New York Magazine, USA, Love and the Anbisexual, Heteroflexible Teen”, 2006

The Hellenic Culture Organization, S.A Cultural Olympiad, Athens, com­mis­sion for the group exhi­bi­tion, Greece, 2004

W, New York, USA, por­trait com­mis­sion of Bjork, August 2004

Centre Pompidou, Musée d’art mod­erne, Paris, France, com­mis­sion for an exhi­bi­tion, Euro Vision, Lithuania, 2004

The New York Times Magazine, USA, Women Looking at Women, An explo­ration in pic­tures of power and its oppo­site”, Photography Issue, Lise Sarfati, Interior Life”, September 9, 2001

Time Magazine New York, USA, Young & Lost Saint Petersburg”, January 22, 2001

The New York times, USA, por­trait com­mis­sion of Michel Houelbecq, 2000

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