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BIO

François Trézin (a.k.a. frfr / LinFuLan) was born in France in 1982, based in Shanghai since 2007. He is an artist and photographer obsessed with objects.

His creative process takes various forms such as compulsive collection, categorising, transforming, decontextualizing, associating, confronting, assembling, merging, repurposing, playing. It starts with interaction with objects, becoming ephemeral installation and ends with photography.

He navigated from graphic design studies (Estienne school, Paris) to art schools (Nantes, Paris-Cergy), to being assistant photographer in Japan before setting his anchor in Shanghai.
The last decade he has been extensively commissioned for fashion and luxury industry.
His personal artwork has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, mostly in China and France.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Imago Ludens, XinChang, Shanghai

2017 frfr zoo in a cocoon, Co-coon Gallery, Shanghai

2011 Frfr Bazaar, Bazaar Compatible Program, Shanghai

2011 Flashback, Espace François-Auguste Ducros, Grignan

2010 “Shanghai Parks”, Chaumont-sur-Loire castle

2010 Drawer Story, AM art space, Shanghai

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 “PhotoFairs”, Life Magazine booth (Imago Ludens), Shanghai

2017 FlipPOP, Shanghai

2016 “PhotoFairs”, Modern Media booth, Shanghai

2016 “Journey”, AM art space, Shanghai

2015 “Photo Shanghai”, C14 Gallery, Shanghai

2015 “Stare at Things” (Drawer Story), C14 Gallery, Shanghai

2015 “Now and Them” (Fashionable Vegetable), The Gallery, Shanghai

2013 Festival Voies Off (during Les Rencontres d’Arles), Arles

2012 “Come Together”, FotoWeekDC, Washington DC

2012 Nike Free 4.0, C5 Art, Beijing

2012 International Photo Festival (Drawer Story), Luoping, China

2011 Avant Guardian Award Exhibition, The Gallery, Shanghai

2011 “Paysage” (“Shanghai Parks”), Maison de la Tour, Valaurie

2011 New French Embassy Opening Ceremony (“Rock Speaker”), Beijing

2010 Villa Pan, Suzhou, China

2010 “Moins que l’infini”, AM art space, Shanghai

2008 “Insinuations”, 798, TS1 gallery, Beijing

2008 “Intrude 366″ (“Bottom of Trees”), Zendai MOMA, Shanghai

2005 “Nouvelle Donne”, Angle contemporary art gallery, St Paul-trois-châteaux

2004 “Imagidéo”, Lieu Unique, Nantes

2004 Courts métrages, Le Luxy cinema, Ivry-sur-Seine

2004 Exhibition for the grant Coup de Pouce, Ivry-sur-Seine

2002 Festival de l’affiche de Chaumont

 

PRIZES, RESIDENCIES, GRANTS

2018 Artist in residency, Imago Ludens, XinChang, Shanghai

2013 Selected for 18th edition of Festival Voies Off (during Les Rencontres d’Arles), Arles

2011 Avant Guardian Award, Surface Magazine China & Max Mara Group

2010 First prize for portfolio at Caochangdi PhotoSpring, Les Rencontres d’Arles in Beijing

2010 Artist in residency, Villa Pan, Suzhou, China

2004 Grant of Ivry-sur-Seine city, France to realize a multimedia project in Tokyo

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

Feature Shoot (Tomb Sweeping Day)

Trendland

Photography Of China (interview)

Photography Of China (Hubei)

Le Journal de la Photographie

Shanghai | Nø City Guide

CulturZ

Shanghaiist

Chinese Tools

Feature Shoot (Bottom of Trees)

CONTACT

LiWen
Co-founder, Project Manager
+86 135 6470 6036
liwen@frfrfrfr.com

François Trézin
Co-founder, Photographer
+86 137 7424 5564
frfr@frfrfrfr.com

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