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Beatrix Von Conta
Beatrix von Conta, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1949, moved to France in 1975. Represented since 1992 by the Lyon gallery Le Réverbère, she has exhibited her work at the Rencontres d’Arles, the FIAC and Paris Photo. Through her photographic work, the artist questions the memory of the landscape, and its more or less violent mutation. During her career, she has been interested in natural disasters, the ravages of war, as well as in urban construction. Within the framework of a commission by the Vanoise National Park (2006-2008), Beatrix von Conta created the first French photographic observatory in altitude. “I don’t know any ordinary landscapes”, says the photographer, who today continues to question their disappearance, their fragility and their relationship with humans.