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Biography

François-Marie Banier lives and works in Paris and in the Gard department of southern France. He has published seven novels and three plays, as well as appeared in films by such directors as Robert Bresson, Éric Rohmer, and Olivier Assayas. Dialogues Interrompus, the first volume of his memoirs, is forthcoming from Flammarion in 2024. Solo exhibitions of his photographs and paintings were held at Centre Pompidou, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (1991 and 2003), Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (1998), Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2000), Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (2000)Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2000), Triennale di Milano & Fondazione Mudima, Milan (2000), Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (2000) Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2001), Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2004),Villa Médicis, Rome (2005), Istanbul Modern (2006), Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (2007), Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin (2012), and Villa Noailles, Hyères (2020), among others.


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