Work

About the artist

The French artist Sabine Meier, who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, shows a type of photography that can be classified as conceptual. Her striking stagings, that can sometimes seem absurd although they are pictured as perfect and coherent, are reminiscent of theater scenes. Her extremely precise, enigmatic narrative moments, her unlikely spaces, built from scratch in the studio, distorting perspective and logic, draw the viewer into a mental space. In the exhibition „Metamorphosis and Aporias“ the artist shows two new series and also a large construction that was build to make some of her photographs. Currently, works by Sabine Meier can also be seen in the exhibition “Peintres Femmes – Naissance d’un combat” at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.

Solo Shows

2022
Centre d’art contemporain Matmut, Château St Pierre de Varengeville
2021
Metamorphosis and Aporias, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf
2017
Portrait of a man, Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg
2016
Portrait of a man, Knockdown Center, New York
Portrait of a man / Les Mètamorphoses, Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient
2015
Portrait of a man, Maison des Arts, Evreux
Portrait of a man (Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov), Galerie Annie Gabrielli, Montpellier
Portrait of a man (Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov), MuMa, Le Havre
2014
Mises en scène – Les Métamorphoses, Centre Photographique, Rouen
2013
Projection de Portrait of a man, Centre culturel suisse, Paris
7 Métamorphoses, Galerie Annie Gabrielli, Montpellier
2011
Défais, refais !, Le Portique, Le Havre
2010
Toi plus que moi, Galerie La Passerelle, Rouen
2008
Exposition de 10 photographies à la maison d’arrêt des femmes, Rouen
2007
Ah, voilà…Voilà, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse
Inquiétante étrangeté – Galerie Jordanow, München

Grants & Residencies

2013
Residency of the Haute-Normandie General Council, Le Havre
2012
Residency Ecriture de lumière, Dieppe
2011
Winner of the residency Le Havre / New York
2006
Participation in the Prix du Jeu de Paume, Paris
2005
Residency in Nauvo, Finland / Grant from the French Cultural Centre, Helsinki
2003
Residence at the Villa Waldberta, Feldafing, Germany / Grant from the city of Munich

Biography

Sabine Meier was born 1964. She lives and works in Le Havre. Her work has been exhibited in different places, both in France and abroad. Her photographs appear in private and public collections – among which  the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (National Contemporary Art Fund) – the FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Fund) Haute Normandie – Goethe Institute – Musée Malraux (Le Havre Fine Arts Museum).

Group Shows

2021
Peintres Femmes – Naissance d’un combat, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
2020
Galerie Annie Gabrielli, Montpellier
Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
2019
Alterités – Contretype, Centre Photographique, Bruxelles
2016
Portrait de l’artiste en alter – Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen
Figurez-vous à quoi ça ressemble, La Passerelle, Rouen
2015
Post-it – Le Portique, Le Havre
2013
Des images comme des oiseaux – Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille
Code noir – 30 ans de shopping – FRAC, Rouen
Il pleut sur la mer et ça nous ressemble, Galerie La passerelle – Rouen
Chimères photographiques, Maison des arts, Rouen
2011
Les territoires du désir, MuMa, Le Havre
2008
Auz’arts, Toulouse
2007
Photos de classe, Lycée Prévert, Pont-Audemer
2004
Le monde est à nous, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen
2003
Bunker, München
2001
Jeune Création, La Villette, Paris
1999
Les archivistes, Galerie Duchamp, Yvetôt
1997
Reliques – 12e rencontres photographiques de Lorient : La tentation du monochrome
Les 10 jours de l’art contemporain, Drac Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1995
Des images à distance, Le Havre (Musée A. Malraux)
Des images à distance, Sallaumines (Maison de l’art)