Apolline Lamoril is an artist who creates installations and publications, in which photographic prints, documents, and symbolic objects conjoin in order to question what pertains to narrativity in images.

Her work reveals motifs and themes connected to literature and art history within anecdotal events or places not directly associated to these fields.

She starts her methodical investigations by collecting materials in a limited geographical space, based on coincidences she observes. Her approach is different from the work of a detective or a journalist because of the questionable nature of the clues she gathers and the fictional character of the narratives she establishes.

The association of collected materials explores formal and thematic analogies, thus merging different registers and producing a disturbed discourse around the original anecdote.

In addition to her work as an artist, she is a curator. She considers curating as an extension of her artistic practice, in which she tries to make elements with different shapes and potentialities coexist together.


apolline.lamoril [at] gmail.com
Les Ateliers Blancarde, Marseille

Jan. 2022 © Apolline Lamoril / Design et développement : Eva Lambert / Translation [En] : Phoebe Hadjimarkos-Clarke


2021 — “À l’œuvre”, Centre Photographique (Marseille)
2020 — “Obedezca las señales”, Paos GDL (Guadalajara, Mexico)
2019 — “Las Portasse...”, Cap 15 (Marseille)
2018 — “Jardin d’hiver”, 91aupremieretage, artist-run space (Paris)
2018 — “Faire surface”, Chez agnes b. (Paris)
2017 — “Une attention particulière”, Atelier de la mécanique, Les Rencontres de la photographie (Arles)
2017 — “WIP#17”, Église Saint-Julien (Arles)
2017 — “_017”, Palais de l’Archevêché (Arles)


2021 — “Les cabanes” Nina Medioni, Les Ateliers Blancarde (Marseille)
2020 — “Enmargement”, Les Ateliers Blancarde, during Printemps de l’art contemporain (Marseille)
2020 — “Quinze étés : Reliefs”, Hôtel de Région (Marseille)
2020 — “Quinze étés : Au Sud !”, Galerie Arena (Arles)
2020 — “Quinze étés : Nocturnes”, Le Parvis (Avignon)
2015 — “Il fait beau, je sors”, Galerie Arena, Les Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles)

Residencies, grants

2021 — Residency Rouvrir le monde, Bandol Jeunes-DRAC Paca
2021 — Grant Pytheas-Capsule, Centre Photographique (Marseille)
2020-22 — Artist in residency in Ateliers Blancarde (Marseille)
2020 — Residency in Paos GDL (Guadalajara, Mexico) – in partnership with Dos Mares (Marseille)
2016 — Residency in The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), (Yerevan, Armenia)
2015 — Grant, Fotograficasa (Corsica)


2019 — “La jeunesse dépravée de Bandol”, article in “Modernités des passions” exhibition publication, Les Rencontres d’Arles - ENSP, invited by curator Antoine Brun
2017 — “Rencontres d’Arles”, catalog from the 2017 edition, Actes Sud
2017 — “Martine de Bandol”, artist book, 10 copies
2015 — “Il fait beau je sors”, exhibition publication, coedited by CNAP (Paris) and ENSP (Arles)

Press review

2020 — ““Apolline Lamoril : “Mettre mon travail de recherche à l’épreuve d’un contexte différent ””, The Art Newspaper France, may 2020 [FR]
2017 — “Balade arlésienne”, about “Une Attention Particulière”, exhibition during les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, Bruno Dubreuil, juillet 2017 [FR]

Conferences, teaching

2021 — Photography workshops for kids from Saint-Mauront neighborhood, with ACELEM (Marseille) .
2019 — Organisation and moderation : Discussion on government commissioned photography, Centre Photographique (Marseille)
2017-18 — Photographic prints teacher, Evening Classes, École nationale supérieure de la photographie (Arles)


2013-17 — École nationale supérieure de la photographie (Arles)
2011-13 — Hypokhâgne and khâgne, History of the Arts major, Lycée Condorcet (Paris)

Jan. 2022 © Apolline Lamoril / Design et développement : Eva Lambert / Translation [En] : Phoebe Hadjimarkos-Clarke