Pierre Crocquet de Rosemond
gallery
biography

1971

Born in Cape Town, South Africa († 2013 near Johannesburg)

1999-2000

Professional Photography Practice, London College of Printing, London, England

2000

Return to South Africa, where he mostly lived and worked in Johannesburg and Cape Town

artist statement

Born in 1971 in Cape Town, Pierre Crocquet grew up in Klerksdorp, South Africa, a conservative farming and mining town to the west of Johannesburg.

After completing school he studied at the University of Cape Town and graduated with a financial degree. He worked in various large London merchant banks but became disillusioned with the world of finance and abandoned banking to study photography at the London College of Printing.

Crocquet returned home to South Africa just after the millennium and his early work focused on life in South Africa and on the African continent. His work evolved and in Crocquet’s third book, Enter Exit (Hatje Cantz 2007), his images focused more on the existential aspect, and not on the physical context, of the individuals photographed within a small, remote multi-racial community. The isolated community became a portal through which to explore facets of the human psyche.

Although Crocquet’s subjects are South African, his subject matter has no geographical boundaries. Crocquet's work is dual-faceted - his images explore the human psychology of his sitters and simultaneously reveal the photographer's own introspective examination of the world viewed through his lens.

solo exhibitions

2013

Stadtmuseum Tuebingen, Germany, »Pinky Promise« Seippel Gallery Johannesburg and FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa, »Pierre Crocquet - A Retrospective« US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa, »Pinky Promise«

2012

Galerie Seippel Cologne, Germany, »Pinky Promise« ArtCo Galerie, Herzogenrath, Germany, »Enter Exit« Kunst:Raum Sylt-Quelle, Rantum, Germany, »Enter Exit«

2011

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, »Pinky Promise«

2009

Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, »Enter Exit«

2008

Nomad Art Gallery, Brussels, »Enter Exit«

2008

Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, »Enter Exit«

2006

Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, »Sound Check«

group exhibitions

2012

»South African Photography 1950-2010«, Theater Osnabrueck, Germany

2011

»South African Photography 1950-2010«, Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London, Pretoria At Museum and Seippel Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa; European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; VHS Hannover and Kunst:Raum Sylt-Quelle, Rantum, Germany »FNB Johannesburg Art Fair«, with Seippel Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

2010

»South African Photography 1950-2010«, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa; Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Museum Goch, Stadthaus Ulm and Galerie Seippel Cologne, Germany

2009

»Terriblement beau«, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris

2008

AIPAD New York, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

2008

Art Chicago, Galerie Caprice Horn

2008

Johannesburg Art Fair, Erdmann Contemporary

2007

»Nouvelles Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie«, Bamako, Mali

2007

Photo Miami, Galerie Caprice Horn

2007

Cornice Art fair, Galerie Caprice Horn

2007

Art Cologne, Gallery Caprice Horn

2007

»Reality bites«, Gallery Caprice Horn, Berlin

public collections

 

Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris

Standard Bank

Credit Suisse

public collections

2008

NYC Photo Festival – Book Award Nomination – Enter Exit

2008

Communication Arts Photographic Annual – Book Award Winner – Enter Exit

2007

Photo District News 30 Emerging photographers to watch

2003

Brett Kebble Arts Awards finalist for Photography award

2002

Mondi award for Photographer of the year

public collections

2011

»PINKY PROMISE« - Fourthwall Books and Hatje Cantz, Pierre Crocquet

2007

»Enter Exit« – Hatje Cantz, Pierre Crocquet

2005

»Sound check« – Bell Roberts Publishers, Pierre Crocquet

2003

»On Africa Time« – Bell Roberts Publishers, Pierre Crocquet