Biography

DIDIER MASSARD

Born September 4, 1953.
Currently resides in Paris, France

Education

1975 French Baccalauréat / Degree of Art and Archaelogy, University of Paris.

Professional Experience

1974 / 75 Assistant to Henri Langlois, Director of the French Cinemathèque.

1975 – 1999 Commercial Photographer, clients include Vogue, Elle, Traveler,
L’Oréal, Air France, Chanel, Christofle, Thompson, Hermès, Cartier.

1987- present Developpement of series of table top photographs conceived and
created,in studio.

Solo exhibitions

2014 Territories- Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles.

2013 L’Atlas Imaginaire – Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Festival Photomed 2013 . Artifices. Salle Maurice Fargues. Sanary. France.
2012 Là-Bas, Galerie du Passage, Paris
2011 Artifices, French Institute Alliance Française, New York
2009 Artifices, Galeria Hartmann, Barcelone, Espagne.
2007 Didier Massard, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.
Territories, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Jardins Imaginaires, Théâtre de l’Agora, Evry, France.
2006 Didier Massard, Galerie Le Café Français, Bruxelles, Belgique.
2005 Horizons Artificiels, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris.
2004 Images, FNAC Genève, Suisse.
2003 Artificial Paradise, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Images, FNAC Etoile, Paris.
2000 Imaginary Journeys, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles.
1999 Winter, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
1998 Imaginary Journeys, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Imaginary Journeys, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.

Group exhibitions (selection)

2016  Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography   MOPA San Diego, California.

2013 L’Eau et les Rêves. Abbaye de Jumièges. France

2012 Le temps des lucioles – Hotel de Sauroy, Paris
Rêve de Monuments – La Conciergerie /CMN Paris
Otherworldly – Des mondes irréels. – Illusions d’optique et réalités
miniatures. MUba, Tourcoing, France.

2011 Otherworldly. Optical delusions and small realities.
Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

2010 Le Bestiaire Imaginaire, Palais Lumière, Ville d’Évian
L’Océan, Palais Bellevue, Biarritz

2009 Bestiaire Imaginaire, autour de Didier Massard. Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris.

2008 La grande traversée / Horizons photographiques – Oeuvres du Fond
National d’Art Contemporain, Musée de la Gaspésie, Canada.
Stretching up the Truth, John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
Sheboygan, USA.

2007 Images au Centre 2007, Arbres, des regards photographiques,
Chateau de Fougères-sur-Bièvre, France.

2004 Paisagem Artificial, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

2003 Enchanted Evening,Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.
Sylva, A Tree Show, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York.
Constructed Realities, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas.

2002 Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Invented Reality, Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe.

2001 Follies: Fantasy in the Landscape, The Parrish Art Museum Southampton, USA.
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France.
How the West Won, CMC Gallery, Santa Fe.
Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Hollande.

2000 Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City.
Modern Times III, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Suède.

1999 Starry Night: A Winter Group Exhibition, Carol Ehlers Gallery, Ltd.
Full Exposure, Summit Art Center, Summit,USA.
Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York.
L’ Enfance de l’Art, Galerie Piltzer, Paris.

1998 Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York.

1987 Salon d’Automne. Paris.
1981 Galerie La Tour de Nelse, Paris.
1976 Galerie II Diaframma, Milan.

Public Collections

Banco Espirito Santo, Lisbonne
Bloomingdales, New York
Citibank, New York
Davis, Polk and Wardwell, New York
Deutsche Bank, New York
Collection FNAC,Paris
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Frederick Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles
GDF-SUEZ, Paris
Collection Hermès
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Reader’s Digest Collection
SEI Investments, Pennsylvania
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland
The Equitable Corporation, New York
U.S. Trust, New York

Publications and Reviews (selection)

2013 Libération, 10 janvier 2013. “La contemplation des ruines comme trace d’un paradis perdu”

2012 Libération, 30 novembre 2012. “Grands modèles réduits”.

2011 The New York Times, June 12, 2011. “ A Peephole Perspective On
Tiny Worlds “, Carol Kino.
The New Yorker, July 4, 2011. Didier Massard, French Institute.

2010 Telerama N°3174 – 10/16 Nov. 2010 “ Le rhino d’Evian”.

2009 Azart Photographie N°4 Juillet-Août-Septembre 2009
“Didier Massard – Paysages Imaginaires” (Portfolio)

2008 Vernissage, Oct-Nov 2008. “ Didier Massard. L’Invention des Images”
Elle Décor USA, April-May2008 “ Art show/Didier Massard ”

2007 Newsweek, 10 décembre 2007 Peter Plagens: Is Photography dead ?
Zoom International, July-August 2007, Exhibition/Didier Massard.
The New Yorker, 25 Juin 2007. Didier Massard.
The New Yorker, 14 Mai 2007.
The New York Times, 15 Juin 2007. Martha Schwendener, Art in
Review, Didier Massard.
Le Monde 2, N°152, 13-19 Janvier 2007. “ Univers imaginaires à Evry ”.

2005 Libération Hors-Série Photographie, Nov-Déc 2005, “ L’affaire de la
vraie-fausse photo ”.
Connaissance des Arts, Spécial Photo, France, Mars-Juin 2005.
Photo Magazine, France, “ Le royaume éternel de Didier Massard ”
03/2005.
Palace,Paris 03/2005 “ Paradis enchantés ”.
Zurban Paris, “ Paradis perdus ” 3/09/2005.
Le Monde 2, N°54, 26/02-4/03, “L’univers improbable du rhinoceros ”.

2004 Jalouse, France , Charlotte Léouzon, “ Nirvanart ” 01/2004.

2003 Zoom International, “ Didier Massard ”- Portfolio Nov-Dec.2003.
Le Photographe, Dec. 2003 “ L’illusion du numérique ”
ArtNews, November 2003, Hillary Sheets, “ Didier Massard ”.
The New Yorker, 22/09/03.
Departures, 9/03, “ Shangri-la ”.
Le Figaro, France, 02/03.

2002 Review, May/June McGraw, Hesse, “Fiction and History: A Science of Disputed Signs”.
The Kansas City Star, May 3, Alice Thorson, “ Everything here is notwhat it seems ”.

2000 Los Angeles Times, 4/00, David Posel, “ Imaginary Journeys ”.
Time Out, July13, Tim Griffin, “ Architectural Constructs in
Contemporary Photography ”.
Beaux-Arts Magazine, Janvier 2000. Judith Benhamou-Huet, “ Paris
Photo, bilan révélateur ”

1999 New York Times, 26/03/99, Roberta Smith, “ Views From the Edge of the World ”.
Photo Magazine, France, 3/99.

1998 New York Times, 26/06/98, Roberta Smith, “ Imaginary Journeys “.
Time Out, 25/06/98, Martha Schwendender, “ Imaginary Journeys ”.

Bibliography

2011 Otherworldly. Optical Delusions and Small Realities. Exhibition
catalogue, Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

2010 Le Bestiaire Imaginaire, exhibition catalogue Palais Lumière, Ville d’Évian. Skira Flammarion, France.

2008 Artifices, monograph, éditions Gourcuff Gradenigo, Paris

2006 Déambulations II , Philippe le Guillou, “Le Royaume Enchanté de Didier Massard”. Essay, Éditions Pygmalion, France.

2004 Encontros da Imagem 2004, exhibition catalogue, Braga , Portugal. .

2002 Images, monograph, éditions Le Passage, Paris.

2001 Printemps de Septembre 2001, exhibition catalogue, éditions Acte Sud, France
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2001, exhibition catalogue, Groningen, Holland.