¡Viva Villa! is the first Festival of Artist Residences, emanating from the 3 main French cultural institutions housing artists abroad (Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Villa Medici in Rome and Casa de Velázquez in Madrid). Under the curatorship of Cécile Debray, this multidisciplinary festival – which takes place for the 5th time and returns for the 2nd consecutive year to the Lambert Collection in Avignon – has as a theme: Les vies minuscules. It will last until January 10! – Jean-Jacques Naudet Samuel Gratacap won a grant from the CNAP in 2012 (aid fund for contemporary documentary photography) then the Le BAL-ADAGP prize for young creation in 2013. His first monographic exhibition La Chance was presented at the CRAC Languedoc- Roussillon de Sète in 2014. His work carried out over two years in Tunisia in the Choucha refugee camp (2012-2014) was the subject of a solo exhibition at BAL (Paris) in 2015 and a publication by Éditions Watermarks. That same year, he received a special mention from the jury at the Plat (t) form meetings at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur as...
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