Philippe Grandrieux (born 1954, Saint-Étienne, France)
Philippe Grandrieux is an artist working in several areas of kinetic visual arts including: documentary, feature films, performance, writing, andinstallation. Hestudied filmatINSASinBelgiumbefore beginning his career with an exhibition of video art at Albert Baronian, Brussels. During the next decades, he directed numerous programs for ARTE and produced Live an experimental series with artists such as Thierry Kuntzel, Robert Franck, Robert Kramer, Gary Hill… Constantly pushing the boundaries, he started to make feature films. His uncompromised vision leads him to an ever inventive, truly radical cinema: Sombre (1998), Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival, A New Life (2002), A Lake (2008), Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section and Despite The Night (2016). All these films have been presented also at Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam, Jeonju, Film Society of Lincoln Center, The French Cinematheque, amongst other. His installations and performances have been presented at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Radcliffe Institute – Harvard University, Beaubourg Metz… His works draw inspiration equally from other filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Andreï Tarkovsky as well as the work of thinkers such as Artaud, Deleuze, Spinoza and Marcus Aurelius.