Biography

Guillaume Tomasi (b 1984, France) is a photographer and curator based in Montreal. Being sensitive to the small details of the everyday, his work revolves around floating moments and allegorical scenes. He combines a poetic approach with an aesthetic borrowed from documentary photography to express his vision of the world. Nature, memory and family are notions that interest him in their symbolic form and their narrative power. Analog photography, with its texture, surprises and slow rhythm, has shaped his creativity and allowed him to better understand his practice. This is apparent in his work, where walking in order to find a certain place, situation or mood is the foundation of his research process. His family also has an important place in his work. As a father, the photos of his relatives show his desire to find the right balance between the artist and the parent. His concerns about being a parent are often the initiating components of his projects, whether it is intimate or more distant. Through the use of metaphors and visual symbols, he intends to bring these thoughts to a more universal level.

Guillaume received his BFA in Photography from Concordia University in 2020 and in 2016 he created the collaborative project Fiiiirst, which still features anonymous image based discussions between photographers. His work has been exhibited in Russia, the United States, England, Switzerland, Canada and Italy. In 2020, he published his first photo book Chrysalises, which has been featured in numerous international publications such as The Heavy Collective, Fisheye Magazine, AIN'T BAD, Fotoroom, Der Greif, Urbanautica and GUP Magazine.

Books

2020
Chrysalises

Self-Published, Canada

Solo
exhibitions

2019
Gallery of Modern Art Space Place, Nizhny Tagil (RU)

Chrysalises

Group
exhibitions

2021

SIFest Photo Festival, Savignano sul Rubicone (ITA)

Rilegno: photography in support of the planet - curated by Alessandro Curti & Consorzio Rilegno

Maison de la Culture de Frontenac, Montreal (CAN)

L’édition comme finalité - curated by Les Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie en Gaspésie (Montreal, Québec) and Pratiques et Usages de l’Image (France)

PUI - Atelier Alain le Bras, Nantes (FRA)

L’édition comme finalité - curated by Les Rencontres Internationale de la Photographie en Gaspésie (Montreal, Québec) and Pratiques et Usages de l’Image (France)

2020

Subjectively Objective, Richmond Hills, MI (USA)

Observations in the Ordinary - curated by Noah Waldek

2019

Humble Arts Foundation, Online Exhibition (USA)

Group Show 61: Loss - curated by Tara Wray & Jon Feinstein

Lenscratch, Online Exhibition (USA)

The 2019 Ordinary Animals Exhibition - curated by R.J Kern

Der Greif, Online Exhibition (DE)

Guest-Room - curated by Alessia Giaviano & Chiara Bardelli Nonino

2018

Yorkshire Art Space, Sheffield (EN)

Northern Light 2018, Proximity & Distance

SafeHouse 1, London (EN)

One Year Revolv

La Factry. Montreal (CA)

ANALOG/MTL Vol.3

2017

Float Photo Magazine, Online Exhibition (USA)

Four Elements

2016

Menier Gallery, London (EN)

Life Framer

2015

Jura Platz Public Art Space, Biel (CH)

Life Framer

2014

Espace Massive Art, Montreal (CA)

Habitat

Awards

2021

Selected attendee

Charcoal Book Club Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review and Publishing Prize, Montana USA.

Shortlisted (with A bloom in the eye of the storm)

Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020, ITA

Category People & Communities

2019

Student Prize Awards, Lenscratch

Special Recognition for Excellence

Curatorial
Projects

2018

La Factry. Montreal (CA)

Fiiiirst: Pop up show.

Selected
press publications

2019

Ain’t Bad Magazine

Issue 14

Subjectively Objective

Observations in the Ordinary

Rûm

Issue 4

Ok Cool

LOUD, Zine 6

Fisheye Magazine

January Issue #34

2018

Ok Cool

HEAVY, Zine 5

2017

Stop Magazine

Issue 2

2016

Life Framer

Annual edition vol 2

2015

IDEAT CHINA

December issue

Writings

2019

Birthe Piontek - Abenlied

Ciel Variable #113 - Trans-identité (CA)

Education

2020

Concordia University, Montreal (CA)

BFA Studio Arts with Distinction, Photography Program

2005

Savoy University. Chambéry (FR)

Bachelor In Communication Activities and Technics

Side
projects

Fiiiirst

Online gallery showcasing anonymous discussions between authors photographers.

Onlyphotobooks

Search engine for photobooks.

Fotomonday

Each monday, we showcase a work from a woman photographer.

Guillaume Tomasi

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