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Charles Frèger
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b. France, 1975

  • Education

    • 2000

      • Rouen Art School, France
  • Solo Exhibitions

    • 2016

      • Yokainoshima, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
      • Fabula, Hotel Fontfreyde, Clermont-Ferrand, France
      • Yokainoshima, Le Forum, Ginza, Fondation Hermes, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2015

      • Wilder Mann, Pôle International de la Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France
      • Bretonnes, Musée d’Art et d’histoire, Saint Brieuc, France
      • Bretonnes, Centre photographique Gwinzegal, Guingamp, France
      • Bretonnes, Musée Bigoudem, Pont-l’Abbe, France
      • Bretonnes, Musée Les champs libres, Rennes, France
      • L’esprit des bêtes, Musée de l’image d’Epinal, Epinal, France
      • Bakemono, Aomori museum of art, Aomori, Japan
      • Florafona Society, Gallery Factory, Seoul, South Korea
      • Chercher le garçon, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry, France
      • Charles Fréger, Galleria del Cembalo di Roma, Rome, Italy
    • 2014

      • Wilder Mann, Le Kiosque, Mayenne, France
      • Wilder Mann, Espace Malraux, Scène Nationale, Chambéry, France
      • Les Français Photographient la Chine, Yachang Art Gallery, Futian Shenzhen, China
      • Wilder Mann, Musée basque, Bayonne, France
      • Second Life, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
      • In/Human, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
      • Contreplongée, Festival Arts et Sports, Le Colysée, Lambersart, France
      • Group and Surface, Kicken Berlin, Berlin, Germany
      • Performing the Other, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
      • Wilder Mann, La Chaufferie, Strasbourg, France
      • Les Français Photographient la Chine, Today Museum, Beijing, China
    • 2013

      • Wilder Mann & Compagnie, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
      • Outremer, Musée d’art de Toulon, Toulon, France
      • Wilder Mann, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Wilder Mann, The Gallery at Hermès, New York, NY
      • Uniformes, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône, France
      • Wilder Mann, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
      • Image à conviction, Palais Curtius, Liège, Belgium
    • 2012

      • Wilder Mann, TH 13, Hermès, Berne, Suisse
    • 2011

      • Wilder Mann, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
    • 2006

      • Portraits Photographique et Uniformes, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
    • 2005

      • Rikishi, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
      • Tous en lutte, Musée des Beaux-arts Roger-Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France
      • Rikishi, Moving Gallery, Spazi Multipli, festival de photographie, Rome, Italy
      • Kicken Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    • 2004

      • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France
      • Stip Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2003

      • Hippolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
      • Steps, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
      • La Galerie du Pôle Image, Rouen, France
      • Artothèque de Caen, Caen, France
    • 2002

      • Portraits Photographique et Uniformes, Galerie du Château d’eau, Toulouse, France
      • Galerie 14/16 Verneuil, Paris, France
      • Centre Culturel Français, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany
      • Majorettes, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
    • 2001

      • Rencontres photographiques de Lorient, France
      • Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven, Holland
      • Galerie 779, Paris, France
  • Group Exhibitions

    • 2016

      • The expert eye, Contemporary photography, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
    • 2014

      • Second Life, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
      • Material Self: Performing the Other Within, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
    • 2013

      • FOTOKINO, Marseille, France
    • 2012

      • Paris Photo, Paris, France
      • FIAC Artfair, Paris, France
      • Le Point du Jour, Centre d'Art, Cherbourg, France
      • TH 13, Hermès, Berne, Suisse
      • Vasco Museum, Bilbao, Spain
    • 2011

      • Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
      • Bunkier Sztuki, Kracaw, Russia
    • 2010

      • Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, India
      • Musée des terre-neuvas,Fécamp, France
      • Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, Nederland
    • 2009

      • Caption Gallery, New York
      • Galerie Momentum, Wien
    • 2008

      • Centre photographique de Cherbourg-Octeville, France
    • 2007

      • Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
    • 2005

      • Photo festival of Breda, Holland
      • Fine Art Museum of Shanghai
    • 2004

      • Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Suisse
      • Culturguest, Lisbonne, Portugal
      • Galerie Nouvelles Images, La Haye, The Netherlands
      • L’imagerie, Lannion, France
      • Hayward gallery, London, England
    • 2003

      • Galerie Poller, Frankfurt, Germany
      • Festival International des Arts de la Mode, Villa Noaille Hyères, France
      • Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France
    • 2002

      • Galerie 779, Paris, France
      • Galerie du Château d’eau, Toulouse, France
      • Mois de la photographie de Cherbourg-Octeville, France
      • Galerie P, Bruxelles, Belgium
      • Workshop “Piece of cake,” Rouen, France
    • 2001

      • Galerie P, Bruxelles, Belgium
      • Ecole des beaux-arts, Tours, France Galerie du Bellay, Rouen, France
      • Festival International des Arts de la Mode, Hyères, France
      • FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France
      • Galerie “Les filles du Calvaire” Paris, France
      • Mois de la photographie, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
    • 2000

      • Centre régional photographie de Haute-Normandie, France
  • Selected Press

    • 2016

      • Moroz, Sarah. “Insanely colorful photos of Japanese ritualistic garments.” I-D VICE 31 July 2016
      • Pons, Philippe. “Les fantastiques créatures du Japon.” Le Monde 25 July 2016
      • Fitoussi, Karelle. “Arles 2016 – Nos incontournables.“ Paris Match 23 July 2016
      • Hernandez, Brigitte. “Rencontres d’Arles - Les monstres japonais de Charles Freger.” Le Point 22 July 2016
      • Meffre, Anne-Claire. “Les Rencontres d’Arles : monstres et farfadets du Japon s’invitent à la fête.” Le Figaro Madame 18 July 2016
      • Rosen, Miss. “Take a Trip to Japan’s “Island of Monsters.” Crave Magazine 11 August 2016
    • 2013

      • “Because There’s Art To See In N.Y.C.” Condé Nast Traveler May 2013
      • “Behind the Painted Elephant.” National Geographic April 2013
      • Politanoff, Evelyne. “In Search of the Wild Man; Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger.” The Huffington Post 11 April 2013
      • Halle, Howard. “Ten Photo Exhibitions You Should See.” Time Out New York April 2013
      • Kelsey, Colleen. “Into The Wild with Charles Fréger.” Interview Magazine April 2013
      • O’Brien, Molly. “A Man Among Wilder Mann: An Interview with Charles Fréger.” Artlog April 2013
      • Hartigan Shea, Rachel. “Europe’s Wild Men.” National Geographic April 2013
      • Estrin, James. “Where the Wild Things Are.” The New York Times 18 March
    • 2012

      • “Charles Fréger, Wilder Mann.” Le Journal de la Photographie 27 October 2012
      • O’Hagan, Sean. “Savage, beautiful and surviving: photos from the wild side.” The Guardian 26 June 2012
      • “In Photos: Charles Fréger’s, Wilder Mann Series.” The High Life Blog: British Airways April 2012
  • Selected Collections

      • Artotheque de Brest, France
      • Fondation Hermes, France
      • FRAC Toulouse, France
      • MAC/VAL, Vitry, France
      • Musee des Images d’Epinal, France
      • Musee de Binche, Belgium
  • Bibliography

    • 2016

      • Fréger, Charles. Yokainoshima, Island of Monsters. Published by Thames & Hudson
    • 2012

      • Fréger, Charles. Wilder Mann, The Image of the Savage. Text by Robert McLiam Wilson. Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing
    • 2010

      • Fréger, Charles. EMPIRE. Text by Prosper Keating. Published by KERHER Verlag/ Thames & Hudson
    • 2006

      • Fréger, Charles. LUX Portraits Photographiques et uniforms. Texts by Stéphane Bern- Schlanger and Didier Mouchel. Published by Mudam
    • 2005

      • Fréger, Charles. Rikishi. Text by Didier Mouchel. Published by POC Editions
    • 2003

      • Fréger, Charles. Steps. Text by Rosa Liksom. Published by POC/ Le Point du Jour
      • Fréger, Charles. Bleau de Travail. Text by Charles-Arthur Boyer. Published by POC Editions
      • Fréger, Charles. Palio. Text by Michel Poivert. Published by Palazzo Massari
    • 2002

      • Fréger, Charles. Majorettes. Text by Raphaelle Stopin, Didier Mouchel and Charles Fréger. Published by Léo Scheer.
      • Fréger, Charles. Donneur. Text by Pierre Etschegoyan. Published by Ponctuation
      • Fréger, Charles. Légionnaires Portraits photographiques et uniformes. Texts by Raphaelle Stopin and Didier Mouchel. Published by Le Chateau d’au.
    • 2001

      • Fréger, Charles. Portraits Photographiques et Uniformes. Text by Philippe Arbaizar. Published by SFP