Biography Nicolas Pascarel

Nicolas Pascarel was born in Paris in 1966 and worked as a photo reporter for over twenty five years. Since the early 90’s, has spent the majority of his time in Naples, Cambodia, Vietnam and Havana. He lived in Havana in 1996 and 1997. Nicolas managed numerous workshops in 2000 and 2002 for the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts School of Phnom Penh; in 2002 untill 2008 in the city of Bangkok and also Chiang Rai in Thailand; as well as in Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam in 2005 and 2006. In 1998 after having lived in Havana, his approach to photography changed, and took on a more personal style; he began a close collaboration with the French Foreign Ministry to teach photography in several Fine Art schools in the world such as the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts School of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand and also Bangkok; as well as Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam and the Fine Art school of Havana,Cuba. Nicolas has been running photo workshops in Vietnam, Cambodia, Naples and Cuba for the the last 17 years. In the beginning of the 21st century, he collaborated often with some Cambodian NGO taking care of street children in Phnom Penh. During these years, he held several international exhibitions with the collaboration of French Embassy, the different Ministry of Culture of Cambodia and Cuba and French Foreign Office. His works speak about past memories, lost places and Saudade. His work was exhibited in more than 40 galleries acrossFrance, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, USA, Cuba, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore andChina. He also created a documentary about Cambodia called “Durant la Pluie” (During the rain) in 2004.
In 2006 he created Fotoasia, which had two missions: providing full- immersion photography tours and curating photographic exhibitions. Under Fotoasia, Nicolas conducted photography workshops for 10 years.

In 2016, approaching 50 years old, he closed Fotoasia in order to pursue a new photo story, inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni‘s critically acclaimed film, The Passenger, he created The Passenger Photography. The concept is to continue the full immersion photo workshops in Asia and Cuba, but to include new destinations with a new spirit and way of Life. In Pascarel’s words “The Passenger Photography encompasses photography, cinema, and atmospheres. It’s about certain parts of the world, mine, or those I lived, learned, loved, wanted and suffered. The Passenger Photography is a subtle blend of fact and fiction, intertwined. It is this world that I invite you to read and look to still dream a little, together. The Passenger is a self portrait of every element that has made my life, that of yesterday and today, sprinkled with mystery, vitality, unanswered questions to distant adventures, Saudade, and love; above all, love. The Passenger is an unfinished romance, as the life of a man who is still in search of what he seeks, disregarding the passing of time”. To make this happen, Nicolas Pascarel wrote his first novel on May 2017 “Un dimanche entre l’hiver et le printemps, 8 heures du matin et tout bascule.” (A Sunday between winter and spring, 8 am and everything rocked.”)

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Exhibitions

2016.Italy. Naples. Spazio Kromia. Winter in America
2015.France. Biarritz. Festival Amériques Latines 2015. Antes de la noche
2014. Italy. Naples. PAN (Palazzo Arti Napoli) : S21 of Roberto Arcangeli (curator)
2014.Italy. Naples. Gallery D’Ayala6. Kep sur mer, Cambodia
2012.Italy. Naples. Largo Baracche. Antes de la noche, Habana
2011.Italy. Naples. French Cultural Centre of Naples: Gilberto. Le Cri
2011. Italy. Naples. Gallery Interno56: Border Life
2011. Italy. Naples. Castel Del’Ovo: L’Infinito Instante
2011. Italy. Capri. Museum of Certosa of San Giacomo: L’infinito Instante
2011. Italy. Naples. Gallery 1 Opera: Il Malecon
2008. Thailand. Bangkok. PhotoArtAsia at Central World : Short cut memory
2008. Singapore. First Biennale of International Photography: The blue corridor
2008. Indonesia. Jakarta. Goethe Institute “Another Asia”: The blue corridor
2007. USA  San Antonio, Texas “Fotoseptiembre  Safoto” : Una vita nuova
2007. Italy. Naples. Gallery Trip: 106° 39’ 7’’E 10° 49’ 8’’N
2007. Czech Rep. Prague. Gallery Langhans : The blue corridor
2006. Italy. Sorrento. Photo Gallery: The blue corridor
2006. Germany. Siegen. Gallery Thomas Kellner : Short cut memory
2006. Italy. Roma. Gallery Santa Cecilia: At south of Cho Lon
2006. Holland. Noorderlicht photofestival: The blue corridor
2006. China. Qinghai International Photography Festival: The blue corridor
2006. Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city. Month of photography: The blue corridor
2005. Italy. Genova. Europeen Cultural Centre of Genova: Genova scatti europei
2005. Cambodia. French Cultural Centre of Phnom Penh and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum S21
2005. Italy. Rome. International Festival of Photography “Oriented”: Shorts cut memory
2004. Italy. Venice. Gallery Immagina: Shorts cut memory
2003. France. La Romieu. Gallery of contemporary art: Shorts cut memory
2002. France. Honfleur. International festival of photography: Shorts cut memory
2001. Spain. Ténérife. Fotonoviembre: Una vita nuova
2001. Cuba. Havana. Fototeca of Cuba: Una vita nuova
2001. France. Lectoure. Gallery of contemporary art: Short cut memory
2000. France. Biarritz. International festival of Photography : Una vita nuova
2000. France. Saint Pierre. Gallery of contemporary art: Una vita nuova
1999. Cuba. Havana. Fototeca of Cuba: Moros y cristianos
1999. France. Toulouse. Municipal gallery of contemporary art: Moros y cristianos
1999. Italy. Naples. Villa Savonarola Contemporary art: Una vita nuova
1998. Italy. Naples. Palazzo Carafa della Spina: Moros y cristianos
1998. France. Nantes. Festival of 3 Continents: Moros y cristianos
1998. Italy. Padoue. Galleria Adelphi of contemporary art: Moros y cristianos
1997. France. Paris. Cinèma des Cinèastes : Moros y cristianos

Teacher at Workshops of Photography

2014. Thailand. Chiang Rai. University Mae Fah Luang
2008. Italy. Naples. Largo Baracche “Ragazzi dei quartieri spagnoli”
2008. Thailand. Bangkok. Siam Paragon Center “School of Art”
2008. Thailand. Chiang Rai. University Mae Fah Luang and French Institute of Chiang Rai
2007. Thailand. Chiang Rai. University Mae Fah Luang and French Institute of Chiang Rai
2007. Italy. Naples. Lanificio 25 Contemporary Art “memory and photography”
2006. Thailand. Chiang Rai. French Institute of Chiang Rai and University Mae Fah Luang
2005. Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City. French Institute of Ho Chi Minh city and Vietnam-French cultural cooperation
2003. Thailand. Chiang Rai. French Institute of Chiang Rai
2002. Cambodia. Phnom Penh. Royal Academy of Fine Arts
2002. Thailand. Chiang Rai. French Institute of Chiang Rai and Bangkok
2001. Cuba. Havana. Fine Art Institute of Havana
2000. Cambodia. Phnom Penh. French Cultural Centre of Phnom Penh and Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Documentary Film

2008. “’Ncoppa ‘e Quartieri” Naples Italy. 32 minutes
2005. “During the rain” Phnom Penh Cambodia. 52 minutes.

Working with NGOs

2002 and 2003. Cambodia. Phnom Penh: work realized on the street childrens in Phnom Penh with the NGO “Krousar Thmey”.

International Cooperation

2008/2007. Embassy of France in Thailand, University Mae Fah Luang
2006. Consulate of France in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam, Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, French foreign office
2006. French Institute of Chiang Rai and University Mae Fah Luang
2005. Embassy of France in Vietnam, Ministry of Culture of Vietnam, French foreign office
2005. French Institute of Genova, Municipality of Genova, French foreign office
2005. Embassy of France in Cambodia, Ministry of Culture of Cambodia, French foreign office
2003/2002. Embassy of France in Thailand, French Cultural Centre of Bangkok and Chiang Rai
2002. Embassy of France in Cambodia, French foreign office
2001. Embassy of France in Cuba, French foreign office, Ministry of Culture of Cuba
2000. Embassy of France in Cambodia, French foreign office, Ministry of Culture of Cambodia

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