ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1968, Eric PILLOT lives and works in Paris.

He is the recipient of several photography prizes rewarding his series “In Situ”.

He first received the HSBC Prize in 2012, followed by the Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière Photography Award presented by the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris in 2014, which enabled him to pursue his project “In Situ - US”. This series was later exhibited in November 2015 at l’Institut de France. In 2016, Eric PILLOT was awarded the Beaux-Arts Fair Prize and saw a selection of his photographs exhibited at the Louvre Carrousel.

He discovered photography after having completed his studies (Polytechnique School, Instructor Qualification in Maths) and a successful career as an engineer.

For some years now, Eric PILLOT has been working on a study of the relationship between man and nature, which leaves behind a large room for imagination. His several series had been dedicated to animal figure, which he captures their image in a poetic way among the installations of numerous zoos across Europe as well as the US, starting with photos in black and white, later in color with the still on-going series “In situ”. He is also interested in landscapes with his entitled “Horizons”.

“Parois” consists a return to colour and becomes his fourth monograph.

His photographs have been the subject of numerous publications and articles both in France and abroad. They have been presented, since 2008, through about sixty solo and collective exhibitions in Europe, Asia, the US and Australia.

Eric PILLOT’s artworks have also been presented in 2017 during the Gacilly Photo Festival in Brittany, at the Circulation(s) Festival in Moscow, the Photo Phnom Penh Festival, at the Orangerie of Sens Museum, and also on the symbolic wall of France Embassy.

In 2016, the Hermès Foundation acquired 7 of his works for its contemporary photography collection and exhibited them in its “La Piscine” space of rue de Sèvres in Paris.

Eric PILLOT has been working with Galerie DUMONTEIL since 2011. 

CURRICULUM VITAE

1968 Born in Paris.
1988 Graduated from École polytechnique

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
"PAROIS", Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
"IN SITU - L'animal", Photo Festival Baie de Saint-Brieuc, France

2018
"IN SITU", Photofolies photography festival, Rodez, France
"IN SITU", International Photography Festival La Gacilly-Baden, Baden, Austria
"In camera", Hotel de Crillon, Paris, France

2017
"HORIZONS", Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
"IN SITU", Photo Phnom Penh international Festival, Cambodia
"IN SITU", International Photography Festival La Gacilly, France
"IN SITU 2010 – 2016", Orangerie of Sens Museums (Orangerie des Musées de Sens), France

2016
"IN SITU - United States (IN SITU Etats - Unis)", Espace Hermès, Paris, France
"IN SITU", Regards Photography Festival (Rencontres de photographie Regards), Villeneuve-la-Rivière, France

2015
"IN SITU - United States (IN SITU Etats - Unis)", Institut de France, Paris, France
"HORIZONS", Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
"IN SITU", William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
"IN SITU", Galerie 29, Evian, France

2014
"IN SITU", Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
"IN SITU II", Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
"IN SITU", Centre Chorégraphique National Josef Nadj, Orléans, France

2013
"IN SITU", Galerie Chambre Claire, Annecy, France
"IN SITU", Galerie Ikono, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, 2012 HSBC Photography Award Winners (Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, Lauréats 2012 du Prix HSBC pour la Photographie)", Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, 2012 HSBC Photography Award Winners (Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, Lauréats 2012 du Prix HSBC pour la Photographie), Galerie Arrêt sur l'image, Bordeaux, France
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, 2012 HSBC Photography Award Winners (Lauréats 2012 du Prix HSBC pour la Photographie), House of Photography (Maison de la Photographie), Toulon, France
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, 2012 HSBC Photography Award Winners (Lauréats 2012 du Prix HSBC pour la Photographie), L'Arsenal, Metz, France
"IN SITU", Photographic Nights of Pierrevert (Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert), France
Leonora Hamill & Eric Pillot, 2012 HSBC Photography Award Winners (Lauréats 2012 du Prix HSBC pour la Photographie), Galerie Seine 51, Paris, France
"IN SITU", Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
"IN SITU", Library Water tower (Bibliothèque Château d’eau), Paris, France
Open Show Paris, Paris, France, projection

2011
"YOU HERE, I BELIEVED YOU AT ZOO (VOUS ICI, JE VOUS CROYAIS AU ZOO)", Galerie Pierre M. Dumonteil, Paris, France

2010
"IN SITU", Month-Off Photography (Mois-Off de la Photographie), Galerie Marion Held-Javal, Paris, France

2009
"ZOOS", La Galcante, Paris, France
"ZOOS", Galerie Chambre Claire, Annecy, France

2008
"LAPS", Theater of the North Star (Théâtre de l'Etoile du Nord), Paris, France
"ZOOS", Galerie de l'Office culturel d'Arras, France

2006
"MRS (MADAME)", Friche André Malraux, Collective 12, Mantes la Jolie, France
"MRS (MADAME)", Theater of the North Star (Théâtre de l'Etoile du Nord), Paris

2004 
"BEAR (D’OURS)", Le Balatum, Lille, France


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Photofairs Shanghai, China
PAD Monaco (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Monaco, Monaco
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Paris, France
PAD Geneva (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France

2018
PAD London (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), London, United Kingdom
Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai, China
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Paris, France
PAD Geneva (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Geneva, Switzerland

2017
Guardian Fine Art Asia (GFAA), Beijing, China
PAD London (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), London, United Kingdom
Fine Art Asia, Hong-Kong, China
Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
"IN SITU", Circulation(s) festival, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
"Wild Beasts, Sheep & Crocodile", Museum Of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Paris, France
Design Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Photo San Francisco, San Francisco, United States

2016
Salon of Fine Arts (Salon des Beaux-Arts), Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
PAD London (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), London, United Kingdom
Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Art Beijing, Beijing, China
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Paris, France 
Art Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2015
Guardian Fine Art Asia, Beijing, China
Fine Art Asia, Hong-Kong, China
Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Dating in Arles (Rencontres d’Arles), open-air screening, Arles, France
Masterpiece 2015, London, United Kingdom
PAD Paris(Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Paris, France
Art Central Hong Kong, China
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2014
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore 
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Photo Lounge (Salon de la Photo), Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
XX-OFF, 20 years of the Photo Month Off (20 ans du Mois de la Photo OFF), Espace Oppidum, Paris, France
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Photo Shanghai, China
The Extime (L’Extime), Galerie Seine 51, Paris, France
Art Beijing, Beijing, China
Left Bank Square (Carré Rive Gauche), Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
(Week Presence (s) photo-cinema) Semaine Présence(s) photo-cinéma, Montélimar, France, projection
"From Kanizsa to Pithiviers-le-Vieil ... Landscapes" (De Kanizsa à Pithiviers-le-Vieil... Paysages), avec Josef Nadj, Pithiviers-le-Vieil, France
"Eye of Deaf"(Oeil de Sourd), studio Hans Lucas, Espace Beaurepaire, projection, Paris, France
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Tuileries, Paris, France
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

2013
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Photographic encounter of 10th arrondissement of Paris (Rencontres photographiques du 10ème), Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
Photo Lounge (Salon de la Photo), Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Masterpiece London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Garden Art (L’Art du jardin), Grand Palace (Grand Palais), Paris, France
Left Bank Square (Carré Rive Gauche), Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
Art Beijing, Beijing, China
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Tuileries, Paris, France
"Animal dialogues (Dialogues de bêtes)", Centre culturel Aragon, Oyonnax, France

2012
Galerie Mélanie Rio, Nantes, France
"Back to Images (Retour sur Images)", Galerie de l'Office Culturel, Arras, France
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
"IN SITU", The Percolator (Le Percolateur), projection, Marseille, France
"IN SITU", International Festival FOTOLEGGENDO, Rome, Italia, projection
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong, China
Festival "On the edges ... of the Forests (Sur les bords... des Forêts)", Pithiviers-le-Vieil, France
Photography festival Les Boutographies, Montpellier, France, projection
Art Beijing, Beijing, China
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Tuileries, Paris, France

2011
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong, China
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Festival Photaumnales, projection, Beauvais, France
Festival "On the edges ... of the Forests (Sur les bords... des Forêts)", Pithiviers-le-Vieil, France
Festival Voies Off, Arles, France, open-air screening
Galerie Talos, Villeneuve sur Yonne, France 
"HAIR AND FEATHERS (POILS ET PLUMES)", Photographic space of the Photographic Space of Hôtel de Sauroy (Espace photographique de l'Hôtel de Sauroy), Paris, France
International Photography Festival FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, Reggio Emilia, Italia
PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), Tuileries, Paris, France
Festival CIRCULATION(S), Bagatelle, Paris, France

2010
Affordable Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
3rd Night of Contemporary Photography (3ème Nuit de la photographie contemporaine), Saint Sulpice Square (Place Saint Sulpice), Paris, France
Revelation 4 (Révélation 4), the General Counter (le Comptoir général), Paris, France
Affordable Art Fair, Paris, France
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2009
"BLACK HANDS (LES MAINS NOIRES)", with Michel Kirsch, le Lieu-dit, Paris, France
Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Revelation 3 (Révélation 3), the General Counter (le Comptoir général), Paris, France
2nd Night of Contemporary Photography (2ème La Nuit de la photographie contemporaine), Saint Sulpice Square (Place Saint Sulpice), Paris, France
Affordable Art Fair, Gand, Belgium
Affordable Art Fair, Strasbourg, France
Affordable Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

2008
1st Night of Contemporary Photography (1er La Nuit de la photographie contemporaine), Saint Sulpice Square (Place Saint Sulpice), Paris, France

2007
"NEW VIEW (NOUVEAUX REGARDS)", Galerie Chambre Claire, Annecy, Resonance course of the IX Biennial of Contemporary Art of Lyon (parcours Résonance de la IXème Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon), France
2005
"SCENES OF ZOOS (SCENES DE ZOOS)", Vaisseau Fantôme, Paris, France

AWARDS

2016 Jury Prize of Winner of National Salon of Fine Arts (Prix du jury au Salon National des Beaux–Arts), Paris, France
2016 Jean Larivière Prize of National Salon of Fine Arts ( Prix Jean Larivière au Salon National des Beaux), Paris, France
2014 Winner of Marc Ladreit of Lacharrière Photography Prize (Lauréat du Prix de Photographie Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière) awarded by the French Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, France
2012 Winner of HSBC Prize for Photography (Prix HSBC pour la Photographie), Paris, France
2010 Finalist of the Landscape Talent Grant (la Bourse du Talent Paysage), Paris, France

COLLECTIONS

French Academy of Fine Arts
Hermes Contemporary Photography
HSBC Contemporary Photography Funds
Sens Museum, Sens, France
About Change
Modern Media Group
Von Sayn-Wittgenstein
Foundation Salomon
Fimalac
Private Collections (Europe, Asia, US, Middle East, Australia,…)

PUBLICATIONS

2019 “Parois”, Éditions La Pionnière, English and French, preface by Michel Pastoureau
2017 “Horizons”, Éditions La Pionnière, English and French, preface by Amina Danton
2015 “In situ - Etats-Unis”, Revue des Deux Mondes (non-series), French, preface by Arnaud d'Hauterives and Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
2015 “In situ 2”, Éditions La Pionnière, French, preface by Dominique Janvier
2012 “In situ ”, Éditions Actes Sud, French, preface by Serge Tisseron

EXHIBITIONS

2019.10.18 – 2019.11.16
Paris, France
2017.11.10 – 2017.12.31
Paris, France
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China
2015.09.06 – 2015.10.10
Shanghai, China

PUBLICATIONS

VIDEOS

PRESS

December, 2016
+ Photographer's Companion (Chinese) - Urban animal world
November, 2016
+ Monthly Photography (Korean) - Eric Pillot
October, 2016
+ Elle Deco (Chinese) - Affordable artwork vol. 7
June, 2016
+ Connaissances des arts (French) - Eric Pillot, des bêtes et des scènes
November, 2015
+ Libération (French) - Eric Pillot, un œil entre deux zoos
June 11, 2014
+ Photo Responses (French) - Animaux In Situ
August-September, 2012
+ Chasseur d'images (French) - Le Singe et l'artiste
April May, 2012
+ IDEAT (French) - Lenora Hamill et Eric Pillot, 17e Prix HSBC pour la photographie février 2012
Mars April, 2011
+ Architectures à Vivre (French) - Festival de la Photographie européenne
2010-2011
+ UTOPIA (French) - Portraits d'Artistes