Bérénice Angrémy is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic figures of the contemporary art scene in Beijing. After having studied the Chinese language and traditional Chinese art in France, Bérénice left for Taiwan then settled in Beijing where she created several important artistic events. It all began with the DIAF, (the Danshanzi International Art Festival) that she ran between 2004 and 2007 in the 798 art district. This led to her co-founding of the Caochangdi PhotoSpring festival in 2010 with the Three Shadows Photography Art Center, the only art center in China entirely devoted to photography and run by the famous photography duo, Rong Rong and Inri. The idea was originally to export the Rencontres d’Arles to Beijing (with whom the festival is a partner), but after only three short years, the Caochangdi PhotoSpring seems to have developed an identity of its own and has become en essential meeting place for photography enthusiasts. While the festival is in full speed, Bérénice took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions.
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