BIO, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
Katti Borré, fine art photographer and digital artist
“Focus on perfect imperfections”
I like to call myself a ‘global citizen’ ; I travel a lot and I have lived abroad for many years, I have seen beauty but also ugliness. Just like many others, I am always in search of ‘the perfect picture’. But what is that exactly ‘the perfect picture’?
I have had it with post card like views with blue skies and beautiful city views, and I now focus on imperfections. The not so beautiful world, the not so perfect models, and the dark skies or weather that everyone avoids become my main subjects. I look for anything that stands out, not by its beauty, and try to transform it into something that catches the eye. I am only happy when people actually like the perfect imperfection that I focus on through my work.
I use all kinds of techniques that a painter would use, my goal is to bring beauty, not reality. My work is art.
I finish my work off as a piece of art, which are on view in exhibitions and in my studio. You can also buy prints, books, cards and calanders in my shop, or book a photographic workshop.
What exactly is fine art photography?
Fine art is visual art considered to be something created for aesthetic or intellectual value rather than practical purpose. According to the Oxford dictionary, fine art is:
Creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. An activity requiring great skill or accomplishment
Fine art is essentially an art form practiced for its beauty. It’s all about why it was created and comes from a concept or idea derived from the artist. There is a difference between commercial and fine art. The purpose of fine art is to simply exist. Historically, fine art encompassed painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, but now includes photography, too.
All images are copyrighted. No use unless explicit permission.
exhibitions, publications and awards
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2021 TO COME (if the pandemic permits…)
L’été des portraits, Boubon-Lancy (FR), July11 to October 31
20ste Biënale van de Hedendaagse Kunst in Poeke, van 8 oktober tot 17 oktober 2021
Honorable mention for the Oval room in the Tokyo photographic awards 2020
2nd prize cityscapes in Chromatic Awards 2020 with ‘Circle of Life‘ and honorable mention with ‘Slide Away’.
Bronze medal in Budapest Photographic awards 2020 with Oval Office
Honorable Mention in IPA international photo awards 2020 the Oval office
Honorable Mention in the Moscow International foto awards 2020 with the image ‘the Oval Office‘
Nominee in Color Awards in Portrait and in Architecture.
Publication of book ‘Ethiopia, images of an extra-ordinary country‘, available in different sizes and e-book
Finalist in One Eyeland Awards for architecture
Publication of book ‘Amazing Albania‘, available in different sizes and e-book
Publication of book ‘Yellowstone and bison‘ available in different sizes.
Publication book ‘Colours of India, part 2’, available in different sizes.
L’été des portraits, Bourbon Lancy (FR) : July 12- October 31 (postponed to summer 2021 due to Covid-19)
Art Nocturne Knocke : Scharpoort Knokke (B), August 8 to 16 (canceled due to Covid-19)
Continuous exhibition in her studio in Zwijnaarde (BE), contact for more details or appointment.
“Lens op de mens”, Pelt (BE), from June 2 to September 30
Kunstbienale, Poeke (BE), October 4 until October 13
Publication of book ‘Colours of India, Part 1‘, available in different sizes
Publication of book ‘Kamchatka‘, available in 25x20cm and e-book
Honorable mention International Photography Award 2019, category fine art portrait
Finalist One Eye Photography 2019 in the category architecture
Nominee International Color Awards 2019 category Portrait and one in category Architecture.
Merit Award reportage at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019
Merit Award Landscape at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019
Represented Team Belgium in the World Photographic Cup 2019 in the category ‘digital art’ with the work ‘the game’
Exhibition Accessible Art Fair, Sablon Brussels, 20-22 of April 2018
Het Gelaat van de Straat, VIlvoorde (BE), from September 15 until October 15, 2018
Accessible Art Fair, Bozar Brussels (BE), October 5 to 8, 2018
L’été des portraits, Bourbon Lancy (FR), from July 22 to October 28.
article in the magazine ‘promenade’ : ‘In 7 krachtige beelden de wereld rond‘
“disclosure”, solo overview exhibition in Ampla House Gent, from Nov 10 to November 25 2018
Finalist in SIPA awards 2018
Received QEP (Qualified European photographer) in 2018 with her Reportage photos of Indian Holi festival.
Nominated for 2 images in Fine Art Photography Awards 2018 with her images Perfect Storm (landscapes) and Empty Harbour (cityscapes)
Honorable mention in International Photography Awards 2018, with her Reportage photos of Indian Holi festival.
Honorable mention in Chromatic Awards 2018 with ‘the Game’
Honorable Maneton in Nature Landscape category of the 2018 ND Awards with 2 landscape images and 1 wildlife, all taken in Kamchatka, Russia.
Nominee in the Black and white Spider Awards with the image ‘boy’, taken during Hola Mohala in India.
Nominee in the International Color Awards with ‘the game’ (fine art category) and ‘cutie alarm’ (wild life)
June 18 until the end of august 2017 : Lens op de Mens in Overpelt
Oct : Exhibition Kunst Biënnale in Poeke Belgium
Selected to represent Belgium in the World Photographic Cup 2017
May : Exhibition KUNSTzINnig Aalter in Kasteel val Poeke
Dec : published in the book ‘De Noordzee’ published by Hannibal’
Received the EP award (European Photographer award) on July 19, 2016
June to October : Exhibition Urban Cars in ‘t Oude Gemeentehuis in Hansbeke
book ‘in search of the Patagon” available in e-book and book
October 2 to 10 : Exhibition Kunst Biënale in Poeke Belgium
October 4 : The Dome, Zeebrugge, pop-up
October 22 to 30 : art@home, Rostynedreef 13, 9880 Aalter
November 19 : Bank De Groof, Kortrijk
Graduated from the Escuela de fotografia creativa Andy Goldstein in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
October : Exhibition Kunst Biënale in Poeke, Belgie
Start studying photography at Escuela de fotografÍa creatíva de Andy Goldstein.