Residencies in France and abroad: Musee de Quai Branly

artistic creation subsidy program in France and abroad

Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the mus?e du quai Branly was born from the political desire to highlight non-European cultures.
The museum has taken on a dynamic, open proposition as its slogan: ?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.
With a view towards the non-European contemporary creation, in particular in the plastic arts and photography from these four continents ? Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas ? the mus?e du quai Branly has implemented since 2008 an artistic creation subsidy program. Entitled ?Les R?sidences de Photoquai? (Photoquai?s Residencies, ex-?artistic creation projects?), it is related to the?Photoquai?photo biennial.
Every year, this program gives one or several non-European contemporary artists the chance to submit a creative project related to the mission of the mus?e du quai Branly, ?where cultures meet in dialogue?, and coherent with a personal aesthetic path.
The photographic works created so far all contribute to a testimony of a different outlook on the world. For the artists, it is an out-of-place residency that can take them closer or further: some stayed in their own countries, others came to Paris or travelled to wherever it was they had chosen to execute their project. For the audience, it is yet another occasion to discover a personal artistic work, whilst receiving news about contemporary creation in the countries where the collections of the mus?e du quai Branly originated.
The project developed should be within the continuity of a personal artistic career. The ?residency? doesn?t consist of a long-term stay in Paris, unless the artistic project is anchored in France. The program?s aim is to show??elsewhere seen from elsewhere?. ?Elsewhere? can consist of a theme, a country, a people, an artifact, or part of the mus?e du quai Branly?s collections.
The Residency?s primary interest should be photographic, beyond any documentary or ethnographic aspects.


2013 Call for application

Download application package until May 31st, 2013, deadline for application submission (postmail only).
Complete application package
Application form only
Application packages must be sent or left at the following address:
R?sidences de Photoquai, Direction du d?veloppement culturel
mus?e du quai Branly, 222 rue de l’Universit?, 75343 Paris Cedex 07 FRANCE


previous laureates


Lek Kiatsirikajorn?(Thailand),?Lost in Paradise, residency in Thailand
Che Onejoon?(South Korea),?A Monumental Tour, residency in Africa
Hugo Aveta?(Argentina),?Construire la m?moire, residency in South America
see 2012 laureates


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)trouv? : ? 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
see 2008 laureates
quai Branly museum

37, quai Branly
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Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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