ROMANE ISKARIA


Photographer - Visual Artist

ABOUT


               © Morena Gallucci
 
Romane's studio is based in the Grand Hospice Brussels (BE), possibility of visit on request.

︎ STUDIO ISKARIA ︎
available for commissions
portraits

EN

Romane Iskaria is a French photographer and artist working in Brussels, Belgium. She graduated with a Master's degree in photography from ENSAV La Cambre in 2022 and a DNA (National Diploma in Plastic Arts) from INSEAAM Beaux Arts in Marseille in 2018. She also completed an exchange at the U-LAVAL Visual Arts school in Quebec, Canada.

Romane's approach lies between documentary and fiction, the artist has a particular interest in invisible and marginalized communities. She uses photography and the field of video, but also textiles and sculpture to create immersive installations. She tells stories that take the form of a long-term investigation. Romane replays specific rituals and stories that also question territories and their borders, addressing questions around migration and exile. The artist creates plastic forms allowing her to subvert the codes of documentary.

Romane is laureate of TIFF 2024, by F.O.M.U Antwerp & FUTURES Photography.

Her work has been exhibited in in galleries and institutions the United States (ART-ARK gallery San José California, Assyrian Policy Institute Washington D.C), in France (Festival Circulation(s) Cent-Quatre Paris, La Grande Vitrine gallery Arles, HLM gallery Marseille), in Belgium (TAMAT Museum Tournai, BPS22 museum Chaleroi, Art-Brussels Off, S.M.A.K Gand, Médiatine Prize and Hangar Art Photo Center Brussels, TICK-TACK gallery Antwerp), in Armenia (Consulate of France Erevan), in Italy (L'Asilo Napoli) and in Netherlands (Noorthedlicht Festival). Romane was selected for the Polka Magazine & Kickstarter call for projects for the creation and support of an artist's book for her first book “Assyrians” with a self-publishing run of 300 copies. The book Assyrians was also laureat of the Belgian Photo Books selection presented at the Rencontres d'Arles in France in July 2022.





FR

Romane Iskaria est une photographe et artiste française travaillant à Bruxelles en Belgique. Elle est diplômée d’un Master de photographie à l’ENSAV La Cambre en 2022 et d’un DNA (Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques) de l’INSEAAM Beaux Arts de Marseille en 2018. Elle a aussi réalisé un échange à l’école d’Arts Visuel U-LAVAL à Québec au Canada. 

Le travail de Romane se situe entre documentaire et fiction, l'artiste a un intérêt particulier pour les communautés invisibilisées et marginaliser. Elle utilise la photographie et le champs de la vidéo, mais aussi le textile, la sculpture afin de créer des installations immersives. Elle raconte des récits qui prennent la forme d'enquête au long court. Romane rejoue des rituels et des histoires spécifiques venant aussi questionner les territoires et leurs frontières, abordant des questions autour des migrations et de l'exil. La photographe créee des formes plastiques lui permettant de détourner les codes du documentaire.

Romane est lauréate du TIFF 2024, par F.O.M.U Anvers & FUTURES Photography.

 Son travail a été exposé dans des galeries et institutions aux États-Unis (galerie ART-ARK San José Californie, Assyrian Policy Institute Washington D.C), en France (Festival Circulation(s) Cent-Quatre Paris, galerie La Grande Vitrine Arles, galerie HLM Marseille), en Belgique (TAMAT Tournai, musée S.M.A.K Gand, BPS22 Charleroi, Art-Brussels Off, Prix Médiatine, Hangar Art Photo Center, Galerie TICK-TACK), en Arménie (Consulat de France Erevan), en Italie (L'Asilo Napoli) et aux Pays-Bas (Noorthedlicht Festival). Romane a été sélectionnée pour l'appel à projets Polka Magazine & Kickstarter pour la création et le soutien d'un livre d'artiste pour son premier livre « Assyrians » réalisé en auto-édition à 300 exemplaires. Le livre Assyrians a également été lauréat de la sélection Belgian Photo Books présentée aux Rencontres d'Arles en France en juillet 2022.




ARTISTIC RESIDENCY

2024 Arapuca Arte e Cultura, Condé Paraiba Nordeste BRASIL
2022 - 2023 Foundation Carrefour des Arts : 9 month research and artistic creation residency Brussels BE


EXHIBITIONS

Solo show

2023-2024 TAMAT Tournai (Museum of Tapestry and Textile Arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation), Mediatine Prize 2023, Tournai BE
2022 Festival Circulation(s) OFF, Outside the walls in front of the French Embassy, Erevan, Armenia

Group show

2024 TIFF 2024, UNSEEN Amsterdam : Photography Fair NE - Septembre
2024 TIFF 2024, F.O.M.U museum, Anvers BE - June
2024 Hidden Conversations, PAND00X gallery, Kortrijk BE - June
2024 Tissus d’Exil, Tiny-Gallery x EXIL center, Brussels BE
2024 Beyond, Image Unique, Hangar Art Photo Center, Brussels BE
2023 NICCx25, S.M.A.K Museum, Gand BE
2023 BEYOND, Fondation Carrefour des Arts, End of the residency, Brussels BE
2023 AKITU, Gallery ART-ARK, Diaspora In Bloom, San José USA
2023 Art Au Centre, 2023, Liège BE
2023 Prix Médiatine : 40 years, Wolubilis Center, Brussels BE
2022 FRICTION(S), BPS22 Museum, Charleroi BE
2022 Assyrian Film in diaspora, Assyrian Policy Institute, Pop-Up with Diaspora in Bloom, Washington D.C USA
2022 Un grand amour suffit, ART-BRUSSELS OFF, Gallery FACE-B Brussels BE
2022 Festival Circulation(s) OFF, Outside the walls in front of the French Embassy, Erevan, ARMENIA
2022 Circulation(s) Festival, Artist Selection CENT-QUATRE, 2022, Paris FR
2022 Tell Me Louder, HISK Brussels BE
2022 Gallery La Grande Vitrine, Arles FR
2021 Noordelisht Internationaal Fotofestival : The Makeable Mind, Groningen NE
2021 Hangar Art Photo Center : S’exposer, Brussels BE
2021 Gallery TICK-TACK : Third Place Or What?, Anvers BE
2020 L’Asilo, Popolare, Naples IT
2019 Gallery HLM Photography Center : AT-WORK, Marseille FR

2019 Santa Rita, Brésil, Mini Mécénat : Le Trait d’Union, Marseille FR

AWARDS / GRANTS

TIFF 2024 recipient, F.O.M.U Antwerp & FUTURES Photography 2024
SOFAM Grant (Multimedia Society of Visual Arts Authors Belgium) 2023
Grant for publishing production, FWB
(Wallonia-Brussels Federation), 2023
Mediatine Prize winner,
special mention by TAMAT Tournai (Museum of Textile Arts and Tapestries) 2023
Belgian Photo Book Prize
2022
Polka Magazine & Kickstarter call for projects
: creation and support of a first artist book, laureate with the book Assyrians, 2021
King Baudouin Foundation Scholarship
, 2021
Freelens Mentor Prize,
finalist, Paris 2021
Poznan Art Prize, 
2nd prize 2020


BOOK

2022: Assyrians, self published, 300 copies, design and conception MacaroniBook.

CONFERENCE

2024: Presentation of her work “Los Encantos Historias de Luta“, Institut Energysa Uzina, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, BRASIL
2023: Conference presentation of artistic research at the Fine Arts Charleroi invited by photographer Kamand Razavi, Charleroi BE

PRESS PUBLICATIONS

2024: Cahier d’Images, by Kevin Mulhen, Casino Luxembourg
2024: NICCx25, 25 years for standing up for artists rights, Stockman Arts Book
2024: Origines review n1 by MacaroniBook BE
2023: SOFAM review n4 BE
2023: Based Istanbul, interview Unframed Meeting with Ancestors: Romane Iskaria Istanbul TURKEY
2023: 5 Rue du,  Assyrians by Frederic Martin FR
2022: 9 lives magazine, Assyrians, mémoire d’un génocide  FR
2022: L’intervalle Blog, Assyrie le chant de l’exil, by Fabien Ribery FR
2022: Ectomie Patriarcale, Xeno Exhibitions Brussels BE 
2020: Fisheye le mag Coup de coeur pour Sceneggiatta FR
2020: La Zone Utopies-Distopies série 9m2 Marseille FR


RADIOS

2023: Radio BX1 : Interview Le Brunch Romane Iskaria with Marion Maréchal : Les artistes de chez nous BE
2021: Assyria TV : Interview with Fédération Assyrienne de France FR

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2023-2024: collaborative project  and animation workshop with a group of exiled womens with the EXIL Center (Mental Health center, specialized in the rehabilitation of refugees), Brussels BE
2022-2023: Photographer for THE SKATEROOM gallery, Brussels BE
2022: Photographer for the Reverse Migration Journey project with the association La Tour de Babel, a trip with 25 young people to the south-east of Turkey. Supported by Erasmus+ and the B.I.J (international youth office) TURKEY
2021: Volunteering for the artistic project Migratory Traces with ASMAE association, TriPostal, Brussels BE
2018: Assistant to the artist Yannick Cosso for a performance with the dancers of the Marseille National Ballet (BNM), Marseille FR
2018: Assistant, realisation, actress in the film Libre Archipel by André Fortino, Frioul Islands, Marseille FR

EDUCATIONS

2022: MFA in Photography, ENSAV La Cambre with distinctions, Brussels BE
2019: Erasmus in master's degree in visual arts at the art school of U-LAVAL Quebec University, Québec CA    
2018: DNA (National Diploma of Plastic Art) with distinctions, INSEAMM (Marseille National School of Fine Arts), Marseille FR



View of the studio during the creative residency at the Carrefour des Arts Foundation, Brussels (Belgium), 2023


Exhibition view, Assyrians, AKITU exhibition, Diaspora in Bloom, gallery ART-ARK, San José, (USA), 2023


Exhibition view, Limit Middle East, 30 /p 34x23 cm, BEYOND end of the residency, Foundation Carrefour des Arts, Brussels (Belgium), 2023


Exhibition view, Jaré, Frictions, BPS22 Museum, Charleroi (Belgium), June 2022


Exhibition view, Assyrians, Festival Circulation(s) OFF, French Ambassy of Armenia, Erevan (Armenia), 2021


Exhibition view, Enūma eliš, BEYOND end of the residency, Carrefour des Arts Foundation, Brussels (Belgium), June 2023

 Exhibition view, Le Pays Disparu, exhibition Third Place or What?, TICK-TACK Gallery, Antwerp (Belgium), 2021

Exhibition view, Enūma Elis film, BEYOND end of the residency, Carrefour des Arts Foundation, Brussels (Belgium), June 2023