Hugo Fortin was born in 1988, he lives and works in New York City. He studied literature and philosophy and graduated from Eric Poitevin studio in fine arts photography at the Beaux-arts de Paris in 2014. He has worked as an artist and a freelance writer, and worked as the assistant curator of Christian Caujolle in Paris.

Education

- Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Philosophy from Lycée Henri IV and Université Paris Sorbonne (2006-2009).

- Master's Degree in Fine Arts / Photography at the Beaux-arts de Paris from Eric Poitevin Studio (2010-2014).

Shows

2016 > Retour de Belval, Collective show for La Nuit des Musées, May 21st 2016, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris. Supported by Neuflize Vie.

2015 > Rêvant entre les lignes, from May 12th to July 14th 2015.
With Mélanie Feuvrier in Pliure, épilogue (curator : Paulo Pires do Vale) and in Transmission, recréation, répétition (curator : Sarina Basta) at the Palais des Beaux-arts, Paris, France.

2014 > Belval, from November 14th to November 16th 2014.
Grandes Galeries, Beaux-arts de Paris, France (curators : Vincent Ballard, Samuel Bouaroua, Mélanie Feuvrier et Églantine Laval) Collective show during Offprint Project publishing fair.

2014 > Bizarro, from September 26th to November 1st 2014.
Librairie Alain Brieux, Paris (curator : Sinziana Ravini).

2014 > L'Indice d'une suite, from June 20th to June 28th 2014. Collective show at Glassbox, Paris (Curator : Clémence Agnez, Sabrina Issa et Damien Roger).

Curating experiences

2015 > Assistant artistic director of Christian Caujolle for Ma Samaritaine 2015, La Samaritaine, Paris with Michael Ackerman, Pierre-Olivier Deschamps, JH Engström, Sarah Moon, Marchand & Meffre et Georges Rousse. From June to October 2015.

2014 > Assistant artistic director of Christian Caujolle for Ma Samaritaine 2014, La Samaritaine, Paris. From June to December 2014.

2014 > Member of the curatoring group for Choices, Collector's weekend, Palais des Beaux-arts and Espace d'Art Glassbox, Paris. From March to May 2014.

2013 > Curator of Ce mot me la rendait ennuyeuse comme une exposition de photographies, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris. From January 18th to January 26th 2013.

2012-2014 > Contributor to the artist run space Glassbox in Paris from 2012 to 2014.

Publications

2016 > Presentation text for Source by Isabella Hin in the catalogue of the exhibition Répons.

2015 > Interview with Kathy Alliou and Paulo Pires do Vale in the catalogue of the exhibition Pliure, épilogue, Beaux-arts de Paris Editions.

2014 > Presentation of the curatoring project of Choices Collector's weekend, Editions Choices.

2013 > Presentation of François Morin, Jeanne Lassus and Mélanie Feuvrier works in Je est un autre, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris.

Others

2016-now > Contributor for L'Oeil de la Photographie.

2015 > French subtitles for Chaque fois qu'on se dit au revoir by Chao Liang, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, 37 minutes.

2015 > Member of the admission jury at the Beaux-arts de Paris.