Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the musée du quai Branly was born from the political desire to highlight non-European cultures, in the heart of Paris. The museum gathers a collection of 300 000 objects, a considerable collection of graphic art and a photographic collection composed of more than 70 000 pieces.
The museum’s policy is based on a dynamic and opened proposal: “where cultures meet in dialogue.” This idea is the driving force behind most of the Museum’s lines of action: cultural programming, disseminating and sharing knowledge and expertise with the cultures originating the collections, international cooperation, and making the collections available to others.
In the perspective of supporting non-European contemporary creation, in particular in the field of photography, the musée du quai Branly has launched since 2008 an artistic creation subsidy program.
The Photoquai’s Residencies program gives every year one or several photographers culturally belonging to one of the four continents represented in the collection of the musée du quai Branly, the chance to develop an innovative work, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path.
The Photoquai’s Residencies benefit to the support and enhancement of an artistic expression barely visible in France, by financing part or all of a creative project. The photographic works produced as part as this program are intended to enrich the museum’s collections at the end of every residency period. Thus, they contribute to the constitution of the contemporary photographic collection of the museum.
Call for application 2015
Download application package until May 31st, 2015, deadline for application submission
Application packages must be sent or left at the following address:
Résidences de Photoquai
Direction du développement culturel
musée du quai Branly
222 rue de l'Université
75343 Paris Cedex 07
The Photoquai's Residencies laureates
Hyung-Geun Park (South Korea), Tumen Project, residency in south Korea, China and Russia
Sameer Tawde (Inde), Miracle Robots, residency in India
Mehrdad Naraghi (Iran), Japanese Gardens, residency in Japan
Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Les dévoreuses d’âmes, residency in Burkina Faso
Pedro David (Brazil), 360 Metros Quadrados, residency in Brazil
Daniela Edburg (Mexico), Wadmal – The sample project Iceland, residency in Iceland
Lek Kiatsirikajorn (Thailand), Lost in Paradise, residency in Thailand
Che Onejoon (South Korea), A Monumental Tour, residency in Africa
Hugo Aveta (Argentina), Construire la mémoire, residency in South America
Joao Castilho (Brazil), Vade retro, residency in Brazil
Hak Kim (Cambodia), Someone, residency in Kep, Cambodia
Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Pride, residency in West Africa
Cinthya Soto (Costa Rica), Paysage (re)trouvé : à la recherche du paradis perdu, residency in South America
Fiona Pardington (New-Zealand), Whakaahua : The pressure of Sunlight falling, residency in Paris
Roberto Caceres (Peru), Chifa, Chinese culture in Peru, residency in Peru
Pablo Bartholomew (India), Indians in France, residency in France
Wayne Liu (Taiwan), This is Belgrade, residency in Serbia
Sammy Baloji (Congo Democratic Republic), Allers et retours, residency in France
Lourdes Grobet (Mexico), Equilibrium and Resistance, residency in Alaska
Wu Qi (China), Rural Catholic China, residency in China