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  1. Maroesjka Lavigne (b.1989, Belgium) gained her Masters in Photography at Ghent University in the summer of 2012. Her work has been shown internationally at the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam, The Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Galerie Hug in Paris and Museum Saint Guislain in Gent, Belgium, among others. She self-published a book called ‘ísland’ in 2012 that sold out. In 2014 she published a postcard version of this book. In 2015 she made a commissioned work ‘Not seeing is a Flower’ in collaboration with the Flanders centre in Osaka. This was published in the catalog called Facing Japan. Her latest  project 'Land of Nothingness' is made in Namibia and exhibited in the Robert Mann Gallery in New York.

    She was selected for the Talent Call at Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM) Netherlands 2012 and was the winner of the Emerging Talent competition of Lensculture in 2014 with the series ‘You are More than beautiful‘. In 2015 she won the Harry Penningsprijs in Eindhoven,Netherlands and in 2016 she won 1st place in the Landscape Category at the Sony World Photography Awards. She is currently living and working in Ghent, Belgium.

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    Maroesjka Lavigne (1989, België) behaalde haar MA in de fotografie te Gent (KASK) in de zomer van 2012. Haar werk werd internationaal getoond in o.a. de FOAM Talent call expo te Amsterdam, The Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Galerie Hug in Parijs en het Guislain museum in Gent, België. Ze publiceerde van haar eerste werk ‘ísland’ een boek dat uitverkocht in 2012. Hiervan maakte ze in 2014 een postkaartset van. In 2015 maakte ze een werk in opdracht van het Flanders centre in Osaka 'Not seeing is a Flower'. Dit werk werd gepubliceerd in de catalogus Facing Japan. Haar meest recente werk ‘Land of Nothingness’ werd tentoongesteld in de Robert Mann Gallery in New York.

    In 2012 werd ze  geselecteerd voor de Talent Call van het Fotomuseum van Amsterdam (FOAM) en werd ze als winnaar verkozen tijdens de wedstrijd voor opkomend talent van Lensculture in 2014. In 2015 won ze de Harry Penningsprijs in Eindhoven en in 2016 kreeg ze de 1e plaats in de landschapscategory bij de Sony World Photography Awards. Momenteel woont en werkt ze in Gent, België.



    Exhibitions

    Paris Photo with Robert Mann Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris November 2016

    Jeonju International Photography Festival, Seoul Korea, May 2016

    Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, London, Somerset House, April 2016

    AIPAD photo fair with Robert Mann Gallery, New York, April 14 - April 17, 2016

    Land of Nothingness, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, March 2016

    Harry Penningsprijs, Harry Pennings Gallery, Eindhoven, November, 2015

    Facing Japan, Guislain Museum, Gent, Belgium, June - September 2015

    Galerie Catherine & André Hug, Paris, France, March 2015

    BEELDSCHOON, WTC Art Gallery Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5-22 Februari 2015

    Brugge Photo - Asia Express, December, 2015

    Paris Photo with Robert Mann Gallery, 13-16 November, Grand Palais Paris

    Solo exhibition, Flanders centre, Osaka, Japan, june 2014

    Duo Exhibition with Annelie Vandendael,Vander Weyden Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2014

    Summer of Photography, Bozar, CC Strombeek, Belgium, june 2014

    Solo exhitbion, Island, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, march-april 2014

    Unknown Masterpieces, Knokke, Belgium, March 2014

    Solo exhitbion, VOC Hasselt, Belgium, march 2014

    Fotojaarproject, CC Strombeek, Belgium, 2014

    Expo Rome, Solo tentoonstelling, Rome, Mei 2013

    CC Strombeek, 40 jaar Strombeek / Fotojaarproject, April 2013

    IMAGINE 2, Groepstentoonstelling, Flanders centre, Osaka, Japan, June 2013

    UNSEEN Amsterdam, Groepstentoonstelling, Amsterdam, 2012

    44 Gallery, Solo tentoonstelling, België, 2012

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    Commissions

     L’Officiel multiple commissions ex. Almine Rech, Brussels, Dries van Noten, Antwerp

    Photography expo + brochure CC strombeek 40 year anniversary

    T- Magazine (The New York Times Style Magazine) Jalouse, Charlotte collard - fashion shoot, Brussels

    You are More Than beautiful, CC Strombeek, Belgium

    Not seeing is a Flower, Flanders centre, Osaka, Japan

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    Internship

    Photography “The Reykjavik Grapevine” , Newspaper Iceland (1 month)

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    Competitions


    Finalist Magnum Photography Awards

    Sony World Photography Awards - 1st prize landscape category, London, 2016

    Harry Penningsprijs - Not seeing is a Flower, Netherlands, 2015

    Emerging Talent Lens Culture - You are more than beautiful, US, 2014

    Winner Lens Culture Photography award, US, 2013

    Nominated for the Photoacademy Award, the Netherlands, 2012

    Finalist Talent Call Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM), The Netherlands, 2012

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    Publications

    Book Ísland, Published in 2012, Sold out!

    Postcardset Ísland, Published in 2014 

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    Weekend Knack, Reisportfolio 2016

    PDN, selected image photo competition 2016

    Quest, Land of Nothingness, 2016

    Geo, Land of Nothingness, 2016

    Amica Magazine, Land of Nothingness 2016

    De Volkskrant, Beeldverhaal Land of Nothingness 2016

    De Standaard, Beeldverhaal Land of Nothingness, 2016

    Pf Magazine, Netherlands, 2014

    Aesthetica Magazine, UK, 2013

    NewYork Times Style Magazine, US, 2013

    L’Officiel, France, 2013

    Monthly Photo, Korea, 2013

    Online publications Kuvva Wallpapers, Online Application 2013

    A magazine, Online publication, Australia, 2012

    The word magazine, Online publication, Belgium, 2012

    Huh Magazine, Online Publication, UK, 2012

    Vrij Nederland, Online publication, 2012 Printed publications

    De Standaard, Beeldverhaal + punchlist Ísland, 2012

    FOAM magazine, Talent Issue, The Netherlands, 2012

    The Reykjavik Grapevine, Iceland, 2012