ABOUT FREDSTER

picture by smith
Fredster a grandi dans le nord de la France et a étudié les arts graphiques en Belgique.
Depuis 2005, Fredster concentre ses activités artistiques sur la figure masculine. Il travaille à redéfinir les archétypes de la virilité et explore de nouvelles représentations des masculinités.
Fredster vit et travaille à Nantes. Il a contribué à de nombreuses expositions, festivals queers et résidences artistiques à Paris, Bordeaux, Nantes, Arles, Leipzig et Montréal, et a présenté sa première exposition personnelle à Turin en septembre 2016.
Son travail a par ailleurs été publié dans des magazines et fanzines en France, au Canada, en Italie et en Espagne.

Fredster grew up in a small town in Northern France. He studied Art and graphic design in Belgium and then moved to Paris where he worked as a graphic designer and organized small queer alternative parties where he met many inspiring and creative people who eventually led him back to drawing. Since 2005, Fredster has been devoting himself more and more to drawing. Focusing on the male figure, he works to deconstruct archetypes of virility in order to explore new images of masculinities.Fredster now lives in Nantes where he splits his time between his graphic designer job and his artist activities. He contributed to several art exhibitions, queer festivals and residencies in P aris, Bordeaux, Nantes, Arles (FR), L eipzig (DE) a nd Montréal ( CAN). His work has been published in magazines and fanzines in F rance, Canada, Italy and Spain. Fredster published two screen-printed books of his work in 2013/2014.
EXHIBITIONS

April 7th to 28th 2017:

 Okama Matsuri - Solo exhibition - Kiosko - Nantes (FR)
May-June 2014: 
IDENTITY LAB 002 - Espace 29 - Bordeaux (FR)
Collective exhibit with L’Évadée
October 2013: 
DESSINS INVERTIS - Pol’N - Nantes (FR)
Collective exhibit with BILLY
July 2010:
IDENTITY LAB 001 -  La Vitrine - Arles (FR)
Collective exhibit with L’Évadée, within the Rencontres internationales de la photographie festival,
commissioned by Christian Gattinoni
October 2010: 
SHOULDER OF PORK AND HAM - Le Milieu - Montreal (CAN)
Collective exhibit for the Artivistic-TURN*ON festival
October 2007:
 FREDSTER’S DISORDER - Bouygerhl Festival - Leipzig (DE)
Video premiere as part of this music/movies/art queer festival
October 2006:
WHATEVER I AM IS FOR TODAY - Delikatessen Gallery - Leipzig (DE)
Collective exhibition within the Bougherl Festival
November 2006:
PM - HOMMAGE AU CHAMAN - Festival de film gays & lesbiens de Paris - Paris (FR)
Premiere of Pierre Molinier-inspired video for the Sexperimental selection within the Paris gay & lesbian film festival 

PUBLICATIONS
2017 (MAY): 
Portfolio in Style Magazine Italia - Corriere della Serra 

2016 (November): 
illustration for Arte Episode #4

2016 (October):
SoFilm - illustration for Arte Episode Advertising 

2016 (avril):
illustration for Terrain Vague #2 

2015 (December): 
Facts Zine - interview and portfolio
2014 (November): 
TETU Magazine - Portfolio
2013:
The Holly Male #2
2010 (July):
Quinnford + Scout 
2010 (September):
Pref Magazine
2010:
Revue Semaine
2009 (September):
Le Supi#3 (design and illustrations of fanzine’s issue)
2009 (December) :
Catch Fire

OTHER
2014:
Self-publication of a series of 5 screen-prints - 50x70cm - 14 copies each.
2013:
Self-publication of a screen-printed artist book, ‘777 book’ - 21 copies
2013: Kraft festival Artist residency
(creating books with professional printers) - Nantes (FR)
2010: HIV/AIDS prevention video for INPES (national healthcare organism), 
published by the online magazine Yagg