Gérard Rancinan

Born in the Bordeaux region, Gérard Rancinan travels the globe, bearing first hand witness to events of historical importance.

With his imperious need to express himself, he delivers startling images of the contemporary world filtered through an ever-evolving aesthetic prism.

His original perspective is applied both to real-life situations and authentic mises-en-scène, veritable simulacra of our world.

His oeuvre is entirely original.

He uses photography as a means of expression and commitment. For Rancinan, photography is above all an instrument of thought, a militant perspective on our era.

Rancinan eschews conventional codes, preferring instead to travel a road, which, while not solitary, is certainly unique.

Known throughout the world, Gérard Rancinan’s works are displayed in the most prestigious international galleries and museums and feature in leading collections of contemporary art.

Rancinan is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


    « Wonderful World »

    Galerie Valerie Bach, Patinoire Royale De Belgique, Brussels, September 2012

    « Wonderful World »

    The Future Tense, London, 7-24 June 2012

    « Rancinan World Tour » - Solo shows

    Opera Gallery, Singapore, 6-29 March 2012
    Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, November – December 2011
    Opera Gallery, London, Great Britain, September 2011
    Opera Gallery, Paris, France, March 2011
    Opera Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2010
    Opera Gallery, Monaco, August 2010

    « The Trilogy of the Moderns »

    Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy, 3-27 May 2012

    Reflex Miniature Museum

    Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, La Haye, Pays-Bas, Novembre 2011 – December 2012

    « Hypothèses »

    Saint-Sauveur Chapel, Paris/Issy les Moulineaux, France, October – November 2011


    Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, United States, September – October 2011
    Benefit group show with Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey and more

    « Métamorphoses »

    Louvre Museum bookstore, Paris, France, October 2010

    « Decadence Now »

    Galerie Rudolfinum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, September – December 2010
    Group show with Damien Hirst, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman

    « Art Paris 2010 »

    Galerie Valérie Bach (Brussels), Paris, France, 18-22 March 2010

    « Métamorphoses »

    Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, November – December 2009

    « Le Photographe »

    Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, November 2008

    « La trilogie du Sacré Sauvage »

    Triennale Bovisa, Milano, Italy, July – September 2008

    « FIAC 2007 » - Solo show

    Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France, 2007

    « Hibakusha »

    Festival of Perpignan, France, Summer 2005

    « Urban Jungle »

    Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France, 2000