La Chapelle presents the work of Dutch photographer Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowski from Saturday February 18 to Sunday May 7, 2023.
Born in Oosterhout in 1949, he studied at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. In 1970, he graduated in photography and graphic art from the Koninklijke Akademie in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and at the end of his studies devoted himself to his art. He produced both conceptual photographs regularly exhibited in museums and galleries, as well as documentary images for books and magazines.
In 1971, he exhibited his photographic series, Sequences, for the first time at the Noord-Brabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
In 1972, the first exhibition of Sequences was held abroad, at the Camden Arts Center in London. This work was a great success and was supported by important museums as well as private collectors. Two catalogs were published.
In 1995, after a ten-year hiatus, Michel Sculzc-Krzyzanowski returned to Mexico, where he produced his Sequences series, and resumed work on a new series, Vista. This new creation of large color photographs was frequently exhibited in institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. who acquired this series for his collection. Four catalogs were published.
Alongside his personal work, he pursued several documentary projects, particularly in Africa. With “Gewoon Afrika” (Ordinary Africa), the artist described the daily life of the inhabitants of a village in Zimbabwe for three months. This allowed him to obtain three times the “Dutch Silver Camera” prize. His photographs are used by several humanitarian organizations such as NOVIB, HIVOS, UNAIDS, Artsen zonder Grenzen for their awareness campaigns.
In 2000, he moved to Cadaqués, Spain, where he worked on his Punta Prima series in the Cabo de Creus Natural Park.
In 2005, he left Cadaqués to lead a nomadic life which opened the doors to countries all over the world. He is looking for a freer life so that his creativity can express itself unhindered. From 2018, the artist once again focused on the production of photographic sequences and developed a new three-dimensional representation system.
Michel Szulc-Krzyzanowski : Séquences & Vista
From Saturday February 18 to Sunday May 7, 2023
12 Impasse de l’Abbaye
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.