Bertrand Carrière

Bertrand Carriere /   Bertrand Carrière

Canada 1957

Photography

www.bertrandcarriere.com

Bertrand Carriere
Bertrand Carrière
Male
Canada
1957
November 1, 2015
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Bertrand Carrière is a Canadian artist, best known for his landscapes, documentary photography, and series that are exploring photographic narration.

Bertrand was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1957. He earned his degree in Graphic Communications at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal in 1979. Carrière also received a MA in Communications from the University of Quebec, Montreal in 1996.

Bertrand has always been particularly interested in photography as well as a comprehensive graphic communications studies. He especially focused his curiosity to still photography of the late 70’s period.

Bertrand Carriere Canal series

Bertrand Carriere - Canal series, 2012
Bertrand Carriere – Canal series, 2012

During his long career, Carrière created variety of photographic work, through his exploration in domain of memory, history and proximity to the cinema. As he said, while following the contamination between media, Bertrand managed to explore some more the relationship between cinema and photography – fixed and the image in movement.
“More than a medium, photography became for me a place of resistance to the proliferation of images, a mean to question the world, through the image.”

Bertrand Carriere La Capteur 1

Bertrand Carriere - Chez Bruno and Maya, from the La Capteur 1, 2006
Bertrand Carriere – Chez Bruno and Maya, from the La Capteur 1, 2006

Bertrand Carrière has four published books: Shadow stills lamp (1995), Journey Home (1997), Day Signs (2002) and Dieppe landscapes and installations (2006). He is a founding member of the Agency for freelance photographers in Quebec. He has been teaching photography at CEGEP Andre Laurendeau Montreal since 1992. His works can be found in many collections – both private and public: the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, at Air Canada and the National Library in Paris… Bertrand received numerous awards and grants, such as B Grant Arts Council of Canada and the Travel Grant Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec.

The artist is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, in Toronto.

Bertrand Carrière lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2013Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
2012Bertrand CarriereMaison de la Culture Frontenac, Montreal, QuébecSolo
2011Bertrand CarriereThen and Now, Historial de la Grande Guerre, FranceSolo
2011Bertrand CarriereCSSS Pierre Boucher, Longueuil, QuébecSolo
2011Bertrand CarriereSéquence Centre d’art Contemporan, QuébecSolo
2011Après StrandJardins de Métis Métis, Grand Métis, QuebecGroup
2011Après StrandCentre VU, Québec City, QuebecGroup
2011Bertrand CarriereL’Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne, FranceSolo
2009Bertrand CarriereOakville Galleries, Oakville, OntarioSolo
2009Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
2008Bertrand CarriereCanadian War Museum, Ottawa, OntarioSolo
2008Points de vue / Paysages Normands photographies contemporainesMusée de Louviers, FranceGroup
2007Bertrand CarrierePlein Sud, Centre d’exposition, Longueuil, QuébecSolo
2006Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
2006Bertrand CarriereSalon B, centre Memoria, MontréalSolo
200680+80 photographismeGalerie Anatome, Agence VU, Paris, FranceGroup
2006Blanc SilenceGalerie Simon Blais, MontréalGroup
2006Métier RéalisationEspace Loto Québec, MontréalGroup
2006De guerre lassePôle photographique de Haute Normandie Rouen, FranceGroup
2004Bertrand CarriereGalerie Simon Blais, Montréal, QuébecSolo
2004Bertrand CarriereCinémathèque québécoise, MontréalSolo
2003Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
2002Bertrand CarriereGalerie Simon Blais, Montréal, QuébecSolo
2001Bertrand CarriereCentre Culturel J.A. Bombardier, Val court, QuébecSolo
2001La Méthode el l’ExtraseGalerie OccurrenceGroup
2001La Méthode el l’ExtrasePhotographer’s Gallery, SaskatoonGroup
2001La Méthode el l’ExtraseGallery 44, TorontoGroup
2001The Power of ReflexionLiane and Danny Taran Gallery, MontréalGroup
2001BedroomThe Ryerson Gallery, TorontoGroup
1999Sans TitreGalerie Simon Blais, Montréal, QuébecGroup
1999Galerie OccurrenceMontréal, QuébecGroup
1999La Tempête de GlaceMarche Bonsecours, Montréal QuébecGroup
1999Seen From BehindThe Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, New YorkGroup
1999Here’s Looking at Me KidArts Gallery of North York, North York, OntarioGroup
1999Bertrand CarriereMistral Gallery, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1999Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
1999Bertrand CarriereCentre Vu, Québec, QuébecSolo
1997Bertrand CarriereEspace F., Mantane, QuébecSolo
1997Bertrand CarriereMaison de la Culture Frontenac, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1997Jure CracheMaison de la Culture Cote des Neiges, MontréalGroup
1996Kiss ThisFocal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea, Great BritainGroup
1996Bertrand CarriereStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, OntarioSolo
1996Bertrand CarriereEncontros da Imagem, Braga, PortugalSolo
1996Bertrand CarriereLibrairie du Québec a Paris, Paris, FranceSolo
1996Bertrand CarriereSherbrooke Université Culturel Centre, Sherbrooke, QuébecSolo
1995Bertrand CarrierePlace des Arts, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1995Art of the Flanerie : A Glance Back at Canadien Street PhotographyKenerdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, SaskatoonGroup
1995Portraits…From the CollectionCanadian Museum of Contemporary Photography,Ottawa, OntarioGroup
1995A Suivre…Maison de la Culture Plateau Mont Royal, Montréal, QuébecGroup
1994Alliances…The FamilyCanadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, OntarioGroup
1994Bertrand CarriereRencontres Cinématographiques, Cannes, FranceSolo
1993Bertrand CarriereMusée de la Civilisation, Québec, QuébecSolo
1992Bertrand CarriereMaison de la Culture Frontenac, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1992Bertrand CarriereMaison de la Culture Cote des Nieges, Montréal QuébecSolo
1992Bertrand CarriereFestival du Cinéma Québécois, Blois, FranceSolo
1992Un Si Grande AgeCanadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, OntarioGroup
1992Bertrand CarriereCentre Vu, Québec, QuébecSolo
1992Bertrand CarriereThe Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, ManitobaSolo
1990Bertrand CarriereThe Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SaskatchewanSolo
1989Bertrand CarriereGallery 44, Toronto OntarioSolo
1989Bertrand CarriereCentre Eye, Calgary, AlbertaSolo
1988Bertrand CarriereCentre Vu, Québec, QuébecSolo
1988Bertrand CarriereMaison de la Culture Plateau Mont Royal, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1987Bertrand CarriereThe Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, ManitobaSolo
1986Bertrand CarriereDazibao, Montréal, QuébecSolo
1985Bertrand CarriereEspace St. Cyprien, Toulouse, FranceSolo
1985Bertrand CarriereSAW Gallery, Ottawa, OntarioSolo
1985 to 1989Québec Documentry Photography 1955 to 1985Photographers Gallery,Saskatoon, SaskatchewanGroup
1984Bertrand CarriereActuel Art, St. Malo, FranceSolo