France Dubois unrelentingly explores spaces of intimacy; there is a small almost transparent border between dreams and reality, the visible and invisible, which stretches like a taut thread between the two universes, it takes one small step to cross to the other side, into different worlds.

Pictures tell the stories of the ups and downs of our lives, showing our capacity to move from one state to another. The photographer explores our capacity to transcend our weaknesses and emerge stronger from them in a constant process of renewal. Passing is gentler if it is bathed in light, sickness becomes a work of art, sadness is transformed into pure energy, the driving force of creativity.

France Dubois’ strength lies in her minimalist photographic style which has a powerful aesthetic appeal. The characters in her photographs appear fused with their environment, as if nature has given them the strength to overcome these moments of self-doubt, to reengage, to draw from a source of life, a symbol of rebirth. Weaving a universal story seen from her almost shameless view, France’s photographs thus reflect, honestly and poetically, our own most intimate lives.

Her work has been shown in Belgium (Recylart, Médiatine, Bozar) and abroad : New York Photo Festival, Kaunas Photo Festival (Lithuania), Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux France), Les Photaumnales (Beauvais – France), Les Transphotographiques (Lille – France), AIAV (Yamaguchi – Japon), Photo Art Fair (London – UK), Fotofabrik BNL-Bxl (Berlin Germany).

Solo shows

Norwegian Wood
2019 — K41, Brussels - Belgium
Homesick
2018 — Chantiers Art House, Brussels - Belgium
Territoire fragile ou la vulnérabilité des corps
2016 — La Chapelle, Brussels - Belgium
Exhibition realized in partnership with "La Commission communautaire française de Belgique (Cocof)" and The Cultural Service of Ixelles
No Concept
2014 — Studio Kura, Fukuoka - Japan
Le son du silence
2013 — La Chapelle, Brussels - Belgium
Unconsciousness
2011 — Galerie Le Douze, Nantes - France
Identitiés
2010 — Cabinet Artistique Libre Choix, Brussels - Belgium

Collective exhibitions

I feel really awake
2020 — Maison du Peuple, Bruxelles
Exhibition organized by the Museum of Ixelles and the Cultural Service of Saint-Gilles
FotoFest Meeting Place Paris
2019 — Galerie VU', Paris
Winner of the 1srt Prize "Régnier pour la Création"
Anatomnia, show with Tamar Kasparian
2019 — La Chapelle, Brussels - Belgium
60 / 60
2019 — La Cambre Architecture, Brussels - Belgium
La Fusée de la Motographie
2018 — Le Bal, Paris - C/O, Berlin - Germany
The Family of No Man
2018 — Cosmos, Arles - France
Escales, soirée de projection
2017 — Biennale de la Photographie en Condroz - Belgium
4 Fotografar
2017 — Leveld Art Center - Norway
Blurred, exhibition with Annabel Werbrouck
2016 — Fotofabrik Bnl-Bxl, Berlin - Germany
Itinéraires des photographes Voyageurs
2015 — Bordeaux - France
The World Artists Exhibition
2015 — Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi - Japan
Le Prix Médiatine 2015
2015 — La Médiatine, Brussels - Belgium
Nature(S)
2014 — LA(B) Galerie Artyfact, Paris - France
Extra Fort - Studio Marcel, show avec Sylvain Couzinet Jacques
2014 — Recyclart, Brussels - Belgium
Air Between Us, exhibition with Thane Lund
2014 — N3 Art Lab Gallery, Yamaguchi - Japan
Art Truc Troc & Design
2014 — Bozar, Brussels - Belgium
Femme(s)
2014 — LA(B) Galerie Artyfact, Paris - France
40 œuvres pour le temps futur
2013 — Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Brussels - Belgium
Les Photaumnales
2013 — Musée Départemental, Beauvais - France
Photo Art Fair London, sélection jeunes talents
2013 — The Victoria House, London - UK
Insides, artist residency
2013 — Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi - Japan
The portrait : Up close and Personal
2012 — MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis - USA
Prix Hamesse 2011
2011 — La Maison du Peuple, Brussels - Belgium
Winner of the Photo Prize
Les Transphotographiques
2011 — Palais Rameau, Lille - France
Provocation, new york photo festival
2011 — The PowerHouse Arena, New York - USA
Duo and Duels, kaunas photo festival
2010 — The National M.K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas - Lithuania
Summer Time
2010 — Galerie Caroline Vachet, Lyon - France
Human Kind, new york photo festival
2010 — The PowerHouse Arena, New York - USA
Révélation 4, foire de photographie contemporaine
2010 — Le Comptoir Général, Paris - France
Affordable Art Fair, young talents
2010 — Tour et Taxis, Brussels - Belgium
One Shot 
2009 — Tour et Taxis,Brussels - Belgium
1srt Prize of the jury

Artists residencies

La Chapelle
2018 — Brussels, Belgium
Fotofabrik Bln-Bxl
2017 — Berlin, Germany
Varda Artists Residency
2016 — San Francisco, USA
Leveld Art Center
2015 — Al, Norway
Studio Kura
2014 — Fukuoka, Japan

Catalogues

Expo 60 / 60
2019 — La Cambre Architecture, Brussels - Belgium
The World Artists Exhibition
2014 — AIAV - Japan
40 œuvres pour un temps futur
2013 — Centre Culturel Jacques Franck - Belgium
Les Photaumnales
2013 — France
AIAV Residence Program
trans_2012_213 — Japan
VISIT Parcours d’Artistes de Bruxelles Ville
2011 — Belgium

Publications

L'enfant, l'étoilement. Editions Elements de langage
march 2020 — Brussels
Novel of Claire Ponceau, photographs of France Dubois
Homesick
may 2018 — Lyon
with a text of Astrid Chaffringeon
Dissociée
April 2016 — Lyon
L’Oeil de la Photographie
april 2016 — Paris / New York
BKN
September 2015 — Dublin
Wild World Photobook
January 2015 — Berlin
R0P Magazine
April 2014 — Italie
Le photographe
February 2012 — Paris
La Lettre Photographique
2011 — Paris
Square Book
October 2011 — France / Angleterre
People are Strange
January 2011 — Paris
Raise magazine
autumn 2010 — France / Angleterre