Presentation of the gallery
Since 2010, Galerie Binome (Le Marais, Paris) has been dedicated to contemporary photography. Its programming of exhibitions and international fairs is open to established and emerging artists of contemporary art exploring the conceptual and formal boundaries of the medium. In search of new forms in photography and interested in experiments with the materiality and supports of the image, the selection of works establishes dialogues with sculpture and drawing, or with traditional materials such as ceramics and textiles. The definition and broadening of the photographic field are at the heart of the reflections carried out by the gallery.
As a member of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries, Galerie Binome has developed numerous collaborations with personalities from the world of art and photography, curators, private and public institutions. In 2023, its director Valérie Cazin was appointed to Paris Photo's selection committee.
Presentation of the artist in focus
For nearly 25 years, Laurent Millet has been combining his photography practice with other mediums such as sculpture, site-specific installation and drawing. Hybrid, his works are formally timeless by reactivating primitive printing processes, such as cyanotype and gum bichromate, which blur the distinction between photography and drawing. Beyond the references to architecture and Euclidean geometry, he also questions the artist's gesture in the creative process.
Born in 1968 in Roanne, Laurent Millet lives and works in La Rochelle. He also teaches at the École supérieure d'art et de design d'Angers (TALM). Prix Nadar 2014 for Les Enfantillages Pittoresques (Filigranes Editions), Prix Niépce 2015, member of the Casa de Velazquez (2007 to 2009), among other awards, his work has been the subject of numerous publications and exhibitions - Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, BnF, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Rencontres d'Arles, Musée Niépce de Chalon-sur-Saône, Centre photographique de Rouen Normandie... - including a first retrospective at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers in 2014. His works are present in prestigious collections in France (BnF, FNAC, MEP..) and in the United States (Los Angeles County Museum, MoMA in San Francisco, Chicago Art Institute, Museums of Fine Arts in Houston and Santa Fe...) where he is also represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. He joined Galerie Binome in 2019, which is organizing his first solo exhibition, An Architect Like the Others, in 2021.