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 collections' cultures of origin, 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 an artistic creation subsidy program since 2008. Each year, the Photoquai’s Residencies program gives one or several photographers - who belong to one of the four continents represented in the musée du quai Branly collections - the chance to develop an innovative work, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path.
The Photoquai’s Residencies support and draw attention to an artistic expression barely visible in France, by part or entirely financing 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 Museum's contemporary photographic collection.
Call for application 2015
Call for 2015 Photoquai's Residencies is closed.
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