Lise Sarfati

Lives in Paris

Lise Sarfati obtained a Master's degree in Russian studies from the Sorbonne and was the official photographer of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Sarfati moved to Russia and photographed there for ten years. She received  grants from both the Fiacre and Villa Medicis.  She received the Prix Niépce in Paris and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York for her work. 

For over five years now, she has been working in the United States.  Lise Sarfati is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery in the United States and Brancolini Grimaldi Galleria in Europe, Roma.


2008        Austin, Texas - Fashion Magazine, published by Magnum Photos
2005        The New Life / La Vie Nouvelle Lise Sarfati, Twin Palms Publisher
2005        Lise Sarfati Fundacion Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura
2000        Acta Est Lise Sarfati, Phaidon

Solo Exhibitions

2009        Austin, Texas, Brancolini Grimaldi Galleria Roma, Italy
2008        Recent Works, Le Loft, Paris(November 9-16).
2008        Rough, Cold and Close, a Russian Poem, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York (October)
2008        Austin, Texas - Fashion Magazine, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2008        Lise Sarfati. Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy (September)
2008        The New Life Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2008        The New Life Centre of Contemporary Art "Vinzavod" for the Seventh International
               Month of Photography "PhotoBiennale" Moscow, Russia
2007        Lise Sarfati: The New Life FOAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007        The New Life Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
2007        La Vie Nouvelle Museo de San Telmo, San Sebastien, Spain
2006        Lise Sarfati: The New Life UC Riverside, Museum of Photography, California, USA
2006        La Vie Nouvelle, Lise Sarfati Rencontres Internationales d'Arles, France.
2006        Lise Sarfati Rose Gallery Santa Monica, CA, USA
2006        Lise Sarfati Retrospective Nicolaj Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen,
2005        Lise Sarfati, The New Life Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
2005        Lise Sarfati American Series The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK
2004        Lise Sarfati Retrospective, Russian Series, The New Life
               Domus Artium Centro del Arte, Salamanca, Spain
2002        Lise Sarfati, Russian Series Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2002        Lise Sarfati Post Factum, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles,
1997        Lise Sarfati, Musée Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
1996        Lise Sarfati Prix Niepce, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2009        Weird Beauty, International Center of Photography ICP, New York
2008        The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard
               Galleries and Hessel
2008        Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA.
2008        Réfléchir le monde, La Centrale Electrique, European Center for Contemporary Art
               Bruxelles, Belgium
2007        Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
2007        June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
2007        Women of Many Faces, Isabelle Huppert. Fotomuseum Der Haag, The Netherlands
2007        Women of Many Faces, Isabelle Huppert, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy
2007        Euro Visions, Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium
2007        Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain.
               The World today in 20 books-on photography.
2007        On the Wall Aperture Gallery, New York, USA.
2006        Women of Many Faces, Isabelle Huppert.  PS1 Contemporary Art Center,
               Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, USA;  Gallery C/O Berlin, Germany;
               Botanic Gardens, Madrid, Spain; Metropolitan Museum of Photography,
               Tokyo, Japan; Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France 
2006        Euro Visions Milan, Italy; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary;
               Zamec, Warsaw, Poland
2005        Eurovisions Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2001        Oublier l'exposition, Fondation Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Maison Europeenne de la photographie, Paris, France
Bouwfonds Kunststichting, Holland
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain
Fondation ABN AMRO pour la Photographie, Paris, France
Musée Nicéphore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Seine, France
Fondation Enrique Ordönez, Spain
Lhoist, Belgium

Grants and Awards

1996        Prix Niepce, Paris, France
1996        Infinity Award, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
1996        Villa Médicis Hors les Murs, Paris, France
1994        Prime à la qualité; C'est moi, c'est Roger
               Centre National du Cinéma, Paris, France


1994        C'est moi, c'est Roger


MA in Russian Studies, Sorbonne, Paris, France