Antoine d’Agata (Marseille, France)

French, born. 1961. Joins Magnum Photo in 2004. Born in Marseilles, Antoine d'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. Despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly. Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits. Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004, d'Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World's Belly). This experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. Since 2005 Antoine d'Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world. d’Agata has exhibited his work extensively on an international scale and has published numerous monographs. Antoine D’Agata has traveled the world’s darkest corners collecting images of prostitutes, addicts, war-torn communities, and the homeless. Published to coincide with an important exhibition at La Bal Gallery in Paris, where it quickly went out of print, Anticorps was awarded the 2013 Arles Book Prize.

Last exhibitions

2013
ANTICORPS, Le Bal, Paris, France
2013
ODYSSEIA, MuCEM, Marseille
2013
NOIA, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris
2013
ANTICORPS, Forma, Milan, Italie
2013
VORTEX, Purpur, Festival international de Photographie, T'bilissi, Géorgie
2013
NOIA, Galeria Carles Caste, Barcelone
2013
NOIA, Tuf Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
VORTEX, International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012
ANTICORPS, Photomuseum den Haag, the Netherlands
2012
STIGMA, Khelman's Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherland
2011
ICE, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

Bibliography

2013
ODYSSEIA, André Frère Éditions, Marseille, France.
2013
ANTICORPS. Éd. Xavier Barral, Paris, France.
2012
POSITION(S). Texte A. d’Agata. Éditions Avarie, Italie.
2012
ICE, Images en Manœuvre Éditions, France.
2009
AGONIE. Textes de R. Garido. Éditions Actes Sud, France.
2008
LE DÉSIR DU MONDE. Texte A. d’Agata et C. Delory. Éditions Téraèdre, France.
2007
SITUATIONS. Texte A. d’Agata. Hysteric Éditions, Tokyo, Japon.
2005
PSYCHOGÉOGRAPHIE. Texte de B. Le Dantec. Le Point du Jour Éditeur, France.
2005
MANIFESTE. Textes d’Antoine d’Agata. Le Point du jour Éditeur, France.
2004
STIGMA. Texte P. Azoury. Images en Manœuvre Éditions, France.
2003
INSOMNIA. Textes : C. Caujolle et B. Le Dantec. Images en Manœuvre, France.
2003
VORTEX. Texte de C. Caujolle. Éditions Atlantica, France.
2002
HOME TOWN. Le Point du Jour Éditeur, France.
1998
MALA NOCHE. Textes de B. Le Dantec et J. Agustin. Éditions En Vue, France
1998
DE MALA MUERTE. Texte de Paco Ignacio Taïbo II. Le Point du Jour Éditeur, France.

Films

2013
ATLAS. Long métrage vidéo, 1h. Independancia Productions, France.
2008
Aka Ana. Long métrage vidéo, 1h. Lazennec Productions, France.
2007
Aka Ana. Court métrage vidéo, 22mn. Lazennec Productions, France.
2004
El Cielo del Muerto. Court métrage vidéo, 12mn. La Fémis, Paris, France.

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