Francois Beaurain




François Beaurain is a French  artist and photographer living and working in Rabat (Morocco).

Francois exhibited his work at  Rencontres photographiques de Arles (2016 and 2020), Bozar (2016), Guggenheim Bilbao (2016) and LagosPhoto (2015 and 2017). Francois is also occasionally a writer, his writings have appeared in Le Monde, CNN, Jeune Afrique and more. He's also a collector and owns one of the largest and diversified collection African movie posters.

Former climate change consultant, François studied physics and holds a PhD in Biology.


Contact : fcbeaurain[a]

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Selected exhibitions

  Night of the year, Rencontres photographiques d'Arles, 2020.
  Addisfoto Festival, Ethiopia, 2018.
  Digitalia, Museum of the African Diaspora , San Francisco, 2018
  Rencontres Photographiques de Rabat, Morocco, 2018.
  Lagos Photo Festival, 2017
  Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale
  “UE em Angola”, Luanda
  Les Nuits Photographiques d'Essaouira, Morocco, 2016 and 2017.
  "Tear my bra", Rencontres photographiques d'Arles, 2016
  "Dey your lane", Bozar, Bruxelles, 2016
  "Designing Africa 3.0"., Milan
  Festival Circulations, Paris, 2016
  "Making Africa", Vitra Design Museum,



  Arthouse foundation, Lagos, 2017.
  African Artist's Foundation, Lagos, 2015.
  Maroc Artist Meeting, Marrakech, 2015.

Press review

  Ours Magazine : Francois Beaurain Pioneers Gifs as Art & Shares Nollywood Crush
  C41 Magazine : Francois Beaurain
  Konbini : From Liberia To Lagos, This French Artist Has A Knack For Creating Unconventional Imagery