Biography

Alexandre Christiaens was born in Brussels in 1962
He lives and works in the village of Dave, near Namur in Belgium.

On sea and land, he has a number of photographic journeys (Grèce, Inde, Chine, Russie, Estonie, Liban, Chili, …) and residences to his name. Currently his work remains mainly applied to silver photography b & w. In Belgium and abroad In Belgium and abroad he has led a number photography workshops and his work exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both in Belgium and abroad.

Since 1999, his photographs have been on display in a number of private and public collections, such as in the General Service for Cultural Heritage of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Regional Photography Centre in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the Charleroi Photography Musuem, the Richelieu-Louvois Library (National Library of France), the Hasselt Cultural Centre, the Space Collection, and In Cité Mondi in Liège, to name but a few.

He has published several works: « Photobook Belge 1854-now » Fomu, Musée de la photographie Anvers © Hannibal 2019, La neige bientôt © JPB EDITIONS #8, Hunter Grill © Origini edizioni livourno May 2017, ESTONIA Carl Havelange and Alexandre Christaiens (available in French and English) © Les Impressions Nouvelles – April 2016, Eaux vives, peaux mortes, ©Edition Yellow Now 2012, En Mer, voyages photographiques © Editions Chasse marée / Glénat in 2008, Grotesques, concretions et paysages, © Edition les Brasseurs / Parallèle in 2007, Réseau cristallin, published and designed by Alexandre Christiaens – text by Eugène Savitzkaya.

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2020
Residence, Valparaiso, Chile, Mai 2020

2019
Photographic journey, Chile, April 2019
2017
Photographic journey, Lebanon, April 2017
2016
Photographic journey, Cythère, Greece, December 2016
2015
Photographic residence in Valparaiso, Chili. BsAs 824 Rodrigo Gomez Rovira. January 2015
2014
Photographic residence 3 in Tallinn, Estonia (Bilateral relations between Wallonie-Brussels Federation and Estonia), January 2014
2013
Photographic residence 2 in Tallinn,Estonia (Bilateral relations between Wallonie-Brussels Federation and Estonia), June 2013
2012
Photographic residence 1 in Tallinn, Estonia(Bilateral relations between Wallonie-Brussels Federation and Estonia), December 2012
Photographic journey, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2912
2011
Photographic journey, Vladivostok, Russia, February, march 2011
2009
Photographic residence, Choranche Cave, Aven d’Orgniac Cave, France, November 2009
2008
Photographic residence, Clamouse Cave, Aniane, France, February 2008
Photographic journey, Mumbai, Gujarat, India, October, November 2008
2007
Photographic journey, Roumania, March, April 2007
2006
Photographic residence, L’Abîme Cave, Comblain-au-Pont. La merveilleuse Cave, Dinant, Belgium. Décember 2007 to February 2007
Artist residence, Air Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium, February 2006
2001
Residence, « Marines ». Center of photography, Douchy-les-Mines, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. September 2001 to February 2002
2000
Photographic journeys, Ostende, Calais, Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Opale Coast, Venice. April 2000 to December 2001

2019-2020
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photographic workshop “Out of the box”, Urban pedagogy workshop, Brussels. Manager : Diane Hennebert, assistant : Jérôme Hubert
– Photographic workskhop at Huy Cultural Center

2018-2019
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photographic workshop “Out of the box”, Urban pedagogy workshop, Brussels. Manager : Diane Hennebert, assistant : Jérôme Hubert

2017-2018
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photographic workshop “Out of the box”, Urban pedagogy workshop, Brussels. Manager : Diane Hennebert, assistant : Jérôme Hubert

2016-2017
– Photographic workshop in residence. Alexandre Christiaens / Emmanuel De Meulemeester. Biennale de la photographie en Condroz, Marchin. August 2017
Workshop ONE+ONE+  Marcel Berlanger / Alexandre Christiaens from 1st to 3de of march 2017 in Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photographic workshop “Out of the box”, Urban pedagogy workshop, Brussels. Manager : Diane Hennebert, assistant : Jérôme Hubert

2015-2016
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photography teacher, black and white film and darkroom , Bloo, Lyon, France
– Photographic workshop, AKDT, Libramont, Belgium. From 04th to 10th of july « à partir de soi – à partir de là ».
– Photographic workshop “Out of the box”, Urban pedagogy workshop, Brussels. Manager : Diane Hennebert, assistant : Jérôme Hubert

2014-2015
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film/darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photography teacher, black and white film and darkroom , Bloo, Lyon, France
– Photographic workshop, AKDT, Libramont, Belgium. From 19th to 26th of july  « relions, carnet de photographie ».

2013-2014
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film and darkroom” Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center « Ateliers ‘Bis CEC »
– Photographic workshop. Kinshasa Acadmy for fine arts. From 22th to 30th of september. In collaboration with AKDT, Wallonia-Brussels International. 
– Photographic workshop. Kinshasa Acadmy for fine arts. From 27th of april to 07th of may. In collaboration with AKDT, Wallonia-Brussels International. 
– Photographic workshop, AKDT, Libramont, Belgium. From 6th to 12th of july « Une semaine, un recueil photographique ».
– Photography teacher, black and white film and darkroom , Bloo, Lyon, France  

2011-2012
– Photographic workshop, Theatre of Namur Regional Cultural Center 
– Photography teacher, Academy for fine arts, Masters 1&2.

2008 -2009
– Photographic workshop “Black and white film” for « 3 pommes.org»