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Graduated from ENSBA in 2012. Gaelle Loth practices drawing, painting, ceramics and installation through figurative work that uses strong contrasts of color, unfinished strokes and areas of reserve. Her portraiture attempts to express emotions as difficult to represent as melancholy or affection.

In 2022, her work was the subject of three solo shows: “L'Oreille décollée” at L'Épicerie Moderne (Lyon), “Le récit est une plaine” at the Fondation Bullukian (Lyon), and “De certaines manières affectées” at La Tôlerie (Clermont-Ferrand). In 2023, Gaelle Loth was the winner of the 2nd ADAGP x Cité internationale des arts residency (Paris).

Born in 1988.
Lives and works in Lyon (France).



Galerie Bacqueville is delighted to present the first solo gallery show by artist Gaelle Loth, whose work is expressed through drawing, painting, ceramics, installations and publishing.


For the "Trouble with doubles" exhibition, Gaelle Loth presents a recent series of painted portraits distinguished by a singular use of colour. Her pictorial work seems to be a synthesis between the fauvism of a Kees Von Dongen, with its contrasting and derealising chromatic associations, and the minimalist approach to figuration of a Françoise Pétrovitch or a Camille Henrot, expressing herself with very few strokes and leaving large areas of reserve.


"The portraits begin with a vision that pre-exists the gesture. The mental image is a trail that gives way to the material. An attempt to capture an emotion, to synthesise an expression. An imprecise figure appears on the canvas, the line blurred, the confusion in what is projected. The energy of the tones, the curves, the snags, the controlled or unexpected voids, arouses new sensations, transforms the figure represented into a motif, a pretext for pure painting ecstasy. Staring back at the viewer, pairs of eyes meet, silence and time hang together as if in a mirror. The portraits are like suspended doubles," explains the artist.


By framing her work tightly around the shoulders, Gaelle Loth draws our attention to the expressions of her figures, with their massive faces that alternately stare at us or seem immersed in themselves when their gazes are deliberately left opaque or nebulous. These figures, sometimes impassive, sometimes vulnerable, lend a gentle melancholy to the exhibition.


Exhibition runs from 20 October to 18 November 2023.


Opening on Friday 20 October. 6.30pm - 8.30pm.


Artwork : Face, 2021. Acrylic paint on canvas. 110 x 140 cm


Born in 1988.

Works and lives in Lyon (France).



Mass, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France
Build and Destroy, RVB Books, Paris, France


Around Video Art Fair, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France
Unbound Exhibition / Unseen, Galerie Bacqueville, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Unseen, Galerie Bacqueville, Westergas Klonneplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
D'où rayonne la nuit, Galerie Bacqueville - Pays-Bas, Vlissingen, Netherlands


The Skeptics, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France


Unseen, Galerie Bacqueville, Westergas Klonneplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Skeptics - New Discovery Award - Les Rencontres photographiques, Arles, France
David De Beyter & Paco Rabanne, Galerie Lafayette, Paris, France
Big Bangers, La Halle aux sucres, Dunkerque, France
Photo London, Galerie Bacqueville, London, United Kingdom


Damage Inc., Salon a ppr oc he, Galerie Bacqueville, Paris, France

Damage Inc., RVB Books, Paris, France



Fleeing The Field, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France



Build and Destroy, Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
Nothing Else Matters, Still Gallery, Anvers, Belgium
Concrete Mirrors, Atelier des FuCam, Mons, Belgium
Nothing Else Matters, Centre d'art Imatge/Image, Orthez, France
Concrete Mirrors, Forum des halles, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium



Just a Good Crash, Centre d'art le BBB, Toulouse, France


Archéologies du futur, Fresnoy - Studio national, Tourcoing, France



Festival L’été photographique, Lectoure, France

Corps célestes, Biennale de la photographie, Mulhouse, France

Art Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dystopia, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France


Art Paris, Galerie Bacqueville, Paris, France

Mouvements, Galerie Bacqueville, Lille, France
Un autre monde /// Dans notre monde - Frac Grand Large - Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France

Auf Kollision, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany
Unseen, Westergas Klonneplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Red Eye, Hangar Art Center, Bruxelles, Belgium
Remodel the World, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China

The Wind of Time, Festival Lianzhoufoto, China
The Present Moment. Body in a Context, Berthold Art Center, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Festival Viva Villa, Marseille, France
Foam Talent, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Francfort, Germany
The Hobbyist, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France
Stratégies de ré-enchantement, Institut Français, Madrid, Spain
Festival de Serralongue, France
Collaborate Photoworks - Free Range, Londres, United Kingdom
Foam Talent - Beaconsfield, London, United Kingdom
Hors Piste - La Vallée, Bruxelles, Belgium
Foam Talent - Red Hook Labs, New York, USA
Biennale de l'image possible, Musée de La Boverie, Liège, Belgium
The Hobbyist, Fotomuseum de Winterthur, Switzerland

25 ans D.C.A - L'Art au centre, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
YIA Art Fair, Galerie Bacqueville, Paris, France
Biennale des arts de Valence, Galerie Del Tossal, Valencia, Spain
Foam Talent, Fotomuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Estampa Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

Busan International photography Festival, Busan Culture Center, Korea
Prix Voies Off - Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
Construire / Déconstruire, Roubaix, France
Nouvelles acquisitions, Artothèque Les Arts au mûr, Pessac, France

Dog Day Cabinet II, Le Clignoteur, Bruxelles, Belgium
La Samaritaine, Paris, France
L'Espace des possibles, Arthothèque de Pessac, France
The Gods Must Be Crazy, Part III, Anvers, Belgium

The Gods Must Be Crazy, Part II, Center De Directeurwoning, Roeselare, Belgium
Nouveaux Mondes, Festival d'art de Dieppe, New Haven, United Kingdom
Distant Fictions, Centre d'art Jerwood Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
Entre-Temps, Espace le carré, Lille, France
Paysage, corps, contemplation, Lux / Scène nationale, Valence, France
A Specter From the Land of If #3, Galerie Stilll, Anvers, Belgium

Au-delà de l'image, Galerie Estraro/Escougnou, Paris, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Exposition Air, Arras, France

Manifesto, Festival de photographie, Toulouse, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, USA
Géomorphismes - Restitution projet de résidence, Auch, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Rosphoto, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Devos Art Museum, Marquette, Michigan, USA

Stratégies des espaces - Séquence 2, Centre d’art le BBB, Toulouse, France
Burning Up !, La Cambre Photographie, Art Brussels Off, Bruxelles, Belgium
Festival Circulation(s) - Carte Blanche de Christine Ollier
Images du temps qui est le nôtre, Galerie Christian Boltanski, Blanc-Mesnil, Paris, France

Made in Choi, Atelier Choi, Paris, France

All Hell Broke Loose, Festival Art et la ville, Tournai, Belgium
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Nord : Regards croisés, Lille, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Pékin, China
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, France
Carte blanche au Fresnoy, Fondation Sofilm, Sofia, Budapest
Infinite Nature, Fotomuseum, Vienne, Austria
Borders / No Borders, Centre culturel les chiroux, Liège, Belgium
Facing Forward, Forward Thinking Museum
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
Ososphère, Festival d’arts numériques Strasbourg, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Aperture Foundation, New-York, USA
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
Pla(t)form, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Passages, Festival accè)s( Anciens Abattoirs, Pau, France

Borders / No Borders, European Month of Photography, Kommunale Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College, USA
Regeneration 2 – Tour, International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Regeneration 2 – Tour, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France
Regeneration 2 – Tour, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Festoval F/Stop, Leipzig, Germany
Panorama 12 - Le Fresnoy - Studio national, Tourcoing, France
Fantasmagories, Château de Capdeville, Toulouse, France
Coups de coeurs, Triennale de La Cambre, Bruxelles, Belgium

Finaliste, New Discovery Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
Nominé, C/O Berlin Talent Award, Berlin, Germany
Bourse de la région Nord Pas-de-Calais, France


Lauréat, Foam Talent, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Finaliste, Prix Voies Off, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France


Présélectionné, Prix Levallois, Paris, France
Présélectionné, Prix Jeune Création Le Bal / ADAGP, Paris, France

Bourse de la région Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
Bourse de la FNAGP, Paris, France


Aide à la création, DRAC Nord Pas-de-Calais, France


Aide à l'installation, DRAC Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
Lauréat, Prix Facing Forward, Forward Thinking Museum

Lauréat, Prix Emerging Talent - View Magazine



Bourse de recherche, Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, France


Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain


Frac Franche-Comté

Diep Haven

Saint-Martin du Gers

Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

CNAP - Collections nationales du Centre national des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fotomuseum Winthertur, Switzerland
Casa de Velázquez, Académie des Arts de France, Madrid, Spain
Arthothèque de Pessac, Pau, France

L'oeil de la photographie, Viva villa, retour sur expérience

M Le Monde, Portfolio Crash, par Roxana Azimi

Point Contemporain, Construire / Déconstruire, par Laurence Gossart
Art Press 2, La Photographie à l’épreuve, par Étienne Hatt
Mouvement, Gladiateurs des Flandres, par Carole Bailly 

L’Œil, Une esthétique de la destruction, par Christine Coste
Art Juice, Big Bangers, par Martin Norest 
La Gazette Drouot, Build and Destroy, par Zaha Redman 
Le Quotidien de l'art, Les Frontières du lisible, par Natacha Wolinski 
France Fine Art, Interview par Anne-Frédérique Fer
Libération, Plein Cadre, par Clémentine Mercier
The Steidz, Paysages de destruction, par Camille Tallent
Art Press, Introducing, par Etienne Hatt

Ephemera, Centre d’art le BBB
The Word Magazine, présentation de la photographie belge
Urbanautica, présentation Portfolio
La Libre Belgique, Burning Up !, par Jean-Marc Bodson
Festival Circulations

Pays-Bas Français, par Filip Luyxck
Revue 50°Nord #2, Concrete mirrors, par Raymond Balau 
Forever Young, par Fabrice Bousteau, Galerie Vallois
Regeneration 2, par Aperture

Borders / No Borders
Regeneration 2 
Soft Machine
Panorama 12, par Le Fresnoy – Studio national


L’Art même N°44

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