Nicolas Provost é um realizador e artista visual que vive e trabalha em Bruxelas, Bélgica. O seu trabalho é uma reflexão sobre a gramática do cinema e a relação entre a arte visual e a experiência cinemática. Os seus filmes são apresentados em todo o mundo tanto em plataformas de arte visual como em festivais de cinema e têm ganho uma grande quantidade de prémios em festivais de prestígio, entre os quais se contam Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Filmfestival, Cinevegas, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Viennale, Locarno Film Festival e Curtas Vila do Conde.

FILMOGRAFIA

Plot Point, 2007
Gravity, 2007
Suspension, 2007
Induction, 2006
The Divers, 2006
Exoticore, 2004-2005
Oh Dear, 2004
Papillon d’amour, 2003
Bataille, 2003
Yellow Mellow, 2002
I hate This Town, 2002
Pommes d’amour, 2001
Madonna With Child, 2001
Need Any Help?, 2000

PRÉMIOS

Plot Point
Prix UIP Vila Do Conde 2007, Portugal. Nomination European Film Academy Award 2007, Berlin. Jury Award, Imago International Film Festival, Portugal. Onda Curta Portugese Television Prize, Imago International Film Festival, Portugal.
Gravity
Onda Curta Portugese Television Prize, Vila Do Conde Shortfilm Festival, Portugal

The Divers
Bronze Impakt Award, Impakt Audiovisual Festival, Utrecht, The Nederlands.

Induction
Third Prize, Courtisane Shortfilm, Video and Media Art Festival, Gent, Belgium.Best Experimental Short, Sapporo International Shortfilm Festival, Japan.

Exoticore
Grand Prize, Asian International Shortfilm Festival, Seoul, Korea.Grand Prize, De Kortste Nachten Shortfilm Festival, Antwerp, Belgium. Best European Film Award, Festival Du Film De Vendôme, France Best Actor Award, Festival Du Film De Vendôme, France. Special Jury Award, Uppsala Shortfilmfestival, Sweden. BlueFIRE Special Commendation, Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, UK.
Jameson European Award, Brussels International Shortfilm Festival, Belgium.
Best Actor, Brussels International Shortfilm Festival, Belgium.Urban Culture Award, Brussels International Shortfilm Festival, Belgium Audience Award, International Bunker Film Festival, Ventimiglia, Italy.Audience Award, Silhouette Film Festival, Paris, France. Honorable Mention, The Norwegian Shortfilm Festival, Grimstad, Norway.Special Mention Fiction, Vila Do Conde International Shortfilm Festival, Portugal Best Actor, Abidjan International Shortfilm Festival, Ivory Coast.

Oh Dear
Grand Prize Experimental, Vila Do Conde International Shortfilmfestival, Portugal Onda Curta Portugese Television Prize Vila Do Conde Shortfilmfestival, Portugal. Grand Prize One Minute Rushprint Shortfilm Festival, Norway.

Bataille
Honorable Mention, International Shortfilmfestival Clermont-Ferrand. France. Founding Director Award, Cinematexas International Shortfilm Festival, Austin, USA.

Papillon D’amour. Grand Prize Best Film, V-Art Festival 2005, Sardinia, Italy. Grand Prize Experimental Film, Athens International Film And Video Festival, Ohio, USA.Honorable Mention, The Norwegian Shortfilm Festival, Grimstad, Norway Best Experimental Film Award, Nashville Film Festival, USA.Golden Gate Award For The Best New Visions Work, 47th San Francisco International Film Festival. Wgte Public Broadcasting Award For Best Use Of Music In A Film, 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival USA. Gus Van Sant Best Experimental Film Award, 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA. Honorable Mention, Sundance Film Festival, USA. Stimulate My Brain Award, Minnesota Bearded Child Film Festival, USA. Founding Director Award, Cinematexas International Shortfilm Festival, Austin, USA.

Pommes D’amour
Honorable Mention, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Switzerland, Honorable Mention, The Norwegian Shortfilm Festival, Grimstad, Norway.

EXPOSIÇÕES

2008
February - Kölnischer Kunstverein (DE)
2007
December - Retrospective at PLATFORMA VIDEO, Athens (GR)
November - Open Archive, Argos arts, Brussels (B)
October – Kunstwerk – Samlung Alison une Peter W.Klein, Stuttgard (D)
September - Art Forum Berlin (D)
June - HyperMonochrome: Strategies of Ink Aesthetics in Contemporary Art, Slade Research Centre, London (UK)
June - ASIA - EUROPE Mediations, Warsau, Lodz (P)
April - July, Yokohama Museum, Fukuoka City Public Library and Aichi Arts Center in association with Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Niigata (J)
April - Solo Exhibition, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (B)

2001 - 2006
Art Cologne artfair (D)
ART FORUM Berlin (D)
Retrospective Nicolas Provost IMAGO Film festival, Fundao (P)
ERROR ONE, een zwervend initiatief voor hedendaagse beeldende kunsten (B)
EXIT video art exhibition, Ottawa (CAN)Cité-Action, Assenede (B)
ARCO, Madrid (ESP)
Fresh from Belgium, Montevideo/ Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam (NL) The Biennial Supermarket of Art, Warsaw (PL)
Musee Reina Sofia de Madrid (ESP)
Rencontres Audiovisuelle Lille 2006 (FR)
Centre of Contemporary Art, Videozone 2, Tel Aviv (IL)
Bienale Romania, Bucarest (RO)
Big M, Mediakunst Tour (NL)
Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
Cinematics, Solo Exhibition, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp (B)
American Museum of Moving Image, Astoria, NY, (USA)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, (USA) Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, (ESP)
Cheekwood Museum of Arts, Nashville (USA)
Exploratorium, San Fransisco, (USA)
RMIT University Library, Melbourne, Victoria (AUS)
Baton Rouge Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)
Vanderbilt University Library, Nashville, (USA)
Media city, Windsor, Ontario, (CAN)
The Dabora Gallery, New York (USA)
Chicago Museum Of Contemporary Art, Curated by The Chicago Filmmakers and Columbia College Chicago (USA) Lille 2004 Monde Parallèle Delta (FR)
Bewogen Tongeren, Culture Centre De Velinx, Tongeren (B)
Solar Galeria de Arte Cinematica, Vila do Conde (P)
Høstutstillingen 2003, The Yearly National Norwegian Autumn Exhibition Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO), French Institute, Vienna (A)
Musikk Under Byen, Videoinstallation in the National Theater Undergroundstation, Oslo (NO)
Helsinki Act 2001, Arts and Debate (FIN)
Where! De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

FESTIVAIS DE CINEMA

2008
International Film Festival Rotterdam, (NL)
2007
Festival Du Film De Vendôme (F), Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival (BR, Ismail International Film Festival (Egypt), Tirana International Film Festival (ALB), International Short Film Festival Winterthur (CH), Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal (CAN), Milano Film Festival (I), Festival International du Film d'Amiens (F), INDUCTION - Official Selection Shortfilm Competition Sundance Filmfestival 2006, Park City (USA), Clermont-Ferrand Shortfilm Festival (F), International Film Festival Rotterdam, (NL), The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad (NO), Villa do Conde International Short Film Festival (P), Tate Britain, London (UK), Rencontres International Paris Berlin (DE), Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Bordeaux (F), European Short Film Festival of Reus (ESP), Image Forum/Daguerreo Press Inc. (J), 35° Edition du Festival de la Cité, Lausanne (CH), The NEWFEST, New York (USA), Inventa un film Lenola film festival (I), 14th european film festival palic, Subotica (Serbie), Sapporo International Shortfilm Festival (J), Anonimul International Independant Film Festival, St Gheorghe (ROM), Mecal, International Short Film Festival of Barcelona (ESP), Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden (DE), …
2006
Vidéographie(s) 06 Midi-Minuit, Liège (B), Induction Belfort International Film Festival (F), Festival Du Film De Vendôme (F), Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin (F) (DE), Cinevegas Film Festival (USA), Brussels International Shortfilm Festival (B), Swansea Film Festial (UK), EXOTICORE - Official Selection Shortfilm Competition Sundance Filmfestival 2006, Park City (USA), Manchester Kinofilm Film Festival (UK), European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck (D), IMAGO Film Festival (POR), Polly Magoo Arts Center, Marseille (FR), Mexico International Film Festival (MEX), Abidjan Film Festival, Ivory Coast, Africa, Songes Film Festival, Paris (FR), TEK Festival, Rome (I), MostraINVIDEO, Milan (I), De Nachten, Antwerp (B), De kortste nachten Film Festival, Antwerp (B), Festival Rencontres audiovisuelles Lille 2006 (F), Festival Mediawave 2006 (H), Festival Alpinale 2006 (AUS), Festival Monofaktur de Munich 2006 (DE), Festival 4FF Bolzano 2006 (I), Kolkata West Bengal 2006, India, Festival Ljubljana 2006, Slovénie, Festival de Cork 2006 (IRE), Festival de Brest 2006 (F)…
2005
California College of the Arts, San Fransisco, (USA), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (USA), University of California at San Diego, (USA), University of Winsconsin, Milwaukee, (USA), SAW Video, Ottawa, Ontario, (CAN), Amakula Kampala International Film Festival (UGANDA), The Milano International Film Festival (I), Belgrade International Film Festival, (Serbia and Montenegro), The Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht (NL), Morbegno Film Festival (I), Corto Imola International Film Festival (I), Ismail International Film Festival (Egypt), European Shortfilm Biennale Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart (D), Locarno International Film Festival (CH), Expresion En Corto (MEX), Aye Aye Film Festival, Paris (F), Arcepelago Short Film Festival, Rome (I), Incurt Film Festival, Tarragona (E), Festival Du Court Metrage De Bruxelles (B), De Kortste Nachten Short Film Festival, Antwerp (B), Africa Film Festival (B), InCurt Film Festival (E), Clermont-ferrand International Shortfilm Festival (F), Festival Du Film De Vendôme (F), Silhouette Film Festival, Paris (F), Hong Kong International Film Festival (HK), Sonar Film Festival, Agliana (I), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (NL), The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad (NO), Cinevegas, Las Vegas (USA), New York Underground Filmfestival (USA), Brooklyn Underground Film Festival (USA), …
2004
Viennale, Vienna (A), Courtisane Short Film, Video And New Media Festival, Gent (B), Culture Center Netwerk, Aalst (B), Readymade, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (B), Cinema Nova, Brussels (B), Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival (BR), Images Festival, Toronto (CDN), Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal (CDN), Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto (CDN), International Short Film Festival Winterthur Festival (CH), Interfilm Festival, Berlin (D), Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage (D), International Shortfilmfestival Hamburg (D), Aarhus Film Festival (DK), Festival Internacional de Filmets, Barcelona (E), International Shortfilmfestival Clermont-ferrand (F), Nemo Art Film Festival, Paris (F), Belfort International Film Festival (F), Festival Du Film De Vendôme (F), Videozarts, Nantes (F), Transat Vidéo, Caen, France (F), La Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Falicon (F), Festival du Film Court de Brest (F), Association Polly Maggoo, Marseille (F), La Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Falicon, France (F), Festival des Cinémas Différents, Paris (F), Athens International Film Festival, Opening Night (GR), Filmvideo 2004, 55th International Short Film Festival of Montecatini Terme (I), Interferenze Media Art Festival, S.Martino (I), Festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, bologna (I), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Artoteek, Den Haag (NL), Impaktfestival, Utrecht (NL), Cinematiek, Utrecht (NL), Stad als Film, Schiedam (NL), Zien, Kijken, Filmen, education programme IFFR, Netherlands tour (NL), Amsterdam Dance Event, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam (NL), Crossing Border Festival, Den Haag (NL), Kriterion, Amsterdam (NL), Media Art Friesland, Leeuwarden & Harlingen (NL), The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad (NO), Haugesund International Film Festival (NO), Zoomin Film Festival (NO), Villa do Conde International Short Film Festival (P), Indie Lisboa (P), Radiotelivisao Portuguesa (P), Semarang International Film Festival, Central Java (RI), Asian International Short Film Festival, Seoul (ROK), Uppsala International Short Film Festival (S), Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland (UK), Institut Francais, London (UK), Brief Encounters Festival, Bristol (UK), Nashville Film Festival (USA), Chicago Underground Film Festival (USA), 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (USA), The Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), Resfest, TriBeCa, New York (USA), 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan (USA), PAPILLON D'AMOUR - Honorable Mention Shortfilm Competition Sundance Filmfestival 2004, Park City (USA), San Francisco Independent Film Festival (USA), Eastern Europe Tour, Derek Holzer & Sara Kolster, …

RESIDÊNCIAS

Higher Institute of Fine Arts, New York, Autumn
2005

WORKSHOPS

Premiers Plans, Les ateliers d'Angers (F), Curated by Jeanne Moreau , July 2007
Mauritz Binger Filmlab Scriptwriting, Amsterdam (NL), www.binger.nl, Spring 2006
Tanzquartier Vienna (A), East - West Encounter, Curated by Martina Hochmuth and Georg Schoellhamer, March 2004

CONFERÊNCIAS

Videogast, Muhka Media, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (B)
Platforma Video, Athens, (GR)
Université Libre de Bruxelles, mediated by Muriel Andrin, PhD Doctor in cinema (B)
Netherlands Media Art Institute, 50%BEELD, mediated by Bart Rutten, Amsterdam (NL)
Musee Reina Sofia de Madrid, mediated by curator Céline Brouwez (ESP)
Festival du film de Vendôme, mediated by festival director Fabrice Bassemon (FR)
IMAGO Film Festival, Fundao, Portugal

BIBLIOGRAFIA

‘Plot Point’ Exhibition text by Muriel Andrin, Docteur es cinéma, Université Libre de Bruxelles 'Emoticore - L'image sensible' by Muriel Andrin. ‘Miroirs, mouvement, plis et amour. Le cinéma – origami de Nicolas Provost’ by Muriel Andrin for 'Exploding – Revue d’analyse de l’expérimentation cinématographique', Spring 2005
Best Of Clermont- Ferrand Film Festival', Cahiers du Cinema, March 2005
‘Re-voir - Usage de la citation dans la video contemporaine’ by Matthieu Chéreau, Cahiers du Cinema, June 2004
‘Het doorklieven van de symmetrie’, Peter Verhelst, ‘What are you doing?’, Essays on videoart, edited by Robrecht Vanderbeeken
‘Erotics’ by Alison de Lima Greene, Curator Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
‘Cinematics’ Exhibition text by Muriel Andrin

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