The French photographer Baptiste Rabichon won yesterday the Residency BMW Art and Culture Award. He is the seventh winner of this prize, created in 2011. He will held his residency at the Gobelins from the beginning of 2017 for a residence of one year. After proposing a residence at the Nicéphore Niépce museum in Nice during six years, the price now turns to the Gobelins to host its winners. Baptiste Rabichon will see his works rewarded with an exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles then in Paris Photo before being published by the Trocadéro publishing house. Baptiste Rabichon also receives a grant of 6000 euros and a possibility of housing in Paris to occasionally get rid of the geographical obligations related to his residence. This year, the prize was still under the direction of François Cheval.
Baptiste Rabichon is an artist born in 1987. He is currently completing his training at the Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, after aving studied at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon and at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work was exhibited by Galerie 71B (Les discrètes, 2016) and Galerie du Crous (Everything was partly offended, 2015). In 2017, the French Cultural Institute of New Delhi welcomed him for a residence (Flash France). The previous year, he had made a residence at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce.