Pierre-Yves Brest

Pierre-Yves Brest (1967) lives in Lille. He studied photography at the École national superieure de la photographie d’Arles (France) and history of art at the Université de Paris-X. Since 2006 he has exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-arts of Dunkerque, at the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, at the Galerie Le Carré in Lille… In 2007 he published an artists book titled “Le Bataillon de Sourbrodt / The Sourbrodt Batallion” thanks to a grant received from the Conseil Régional Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

He currently teaches at the School of Art in Cambrai, where, in 2007 he set up a festival of contemporary photography.

Since 2001, Pierre-Yves Brest has been developing ideas in which the experience of particular territories is central to his work, and this is reflected in the work undertaken as part of Résider/Reside.