Pierre Vanneste is a Belgian artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Brussels and Dakar, specializing in long-term projects. He explores the relationship between humans and the environment, as well as the social issues that arise from it. His work is showcased in museums and exhibition spaces (such as the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary Art, the Charleroi Museum of Photography, FoMu, Zone i, etc.) and featured in media outlets like Médiapart, Libération, DOC! Photo magazine, Courrier International (web), De StandaarD, Tchak, Equal-Times, or Alter Echo.

In 2018, he co-directed «Bargny, ici commence l’émergence,» a transmedia documentary (incorporating photos, videos, and texts) about the assignment of territory to the industrial world. This project was selected as one of the nominees for the Visa d’Or de l’Information Numérique 2019 (Visa pour l’image festival).

In 2020, he released «DREMMWEL» (a photo project supplemented with video content) published by Editions Yellow Now. This long-term project explores the extractivist model through fishing and overfishing. It has been exhibited in France, Belgium, Senegal, and Canada.

In 2019, he was awarded the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère Photography Grant for his project «P2O5, from fertilization to depletion,» which he co-directed with author Laurence Grun.



DREMMWEL at Musée de la photographie de Charleroi - 2021




2023    DREMMWEL   exhibition at "Vues d'Afrique" Film Festival - Montréal  (CA)

2022    DREMMWEL   OFF Dakar biennial  exhibition at Agence TRAMES - Dakar (SN)

2022    DREMMWEL   exhibition at the "C12" Horta Gallery - Brussels (BE)

2021    DREMMWEL   exhibition for the "NUIT BLANCHE de Paris" at Point Ephémère (FR)

2021    DREMMWEL   exhibition Musée de la photographie de Charleroi 18th national prize of open photography (BE)

2021    DREMMWEL    exhibition «Track&Trace» Documentary photography festival Kortrijk (BE)

2020   DREMMWEL   exhibition for the .tiff selection Fotomuseum Antwerpen FOMU (BE)

2020   DREMMWEL   exhibition at ZONE - i Image & Environement (FR)

2019    Bargny, ici commence l’émergence   exhibition at Festival des Libertés (BE)

2019    DREMMWEL   (Vivre! photographie de la résilience) Fondation Dapper (Dakar - Sénégal)

Prices & Selections

2021   Photography acquisition by the collection of the Museum of photography of Charleroi (BE) - project DREMMWEL

2021   Laureate of the 18th national prize of open photography - Vedi Prize - Museum of photography of Charleroi (BE)

2021   Price of the city of Kortrijk «Track&Trace» for DREMMWEL - Documentary photography festival Kortrijk (BE)

2019   Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s 2019 photography grant - Documentary photo investigation project «P04» (FR)

2019   Selection .tiff  2019  Fotomuseum Antwerpen FOMU (BE) 

2019   «Bargny, ici commence l’émergence»  webdocumentary finalist «Visa d’or de l’information numérique» at «Visa pour l’image» (FR)

Films Festivals

2023   DREMMWEL - "Vues d'Afrique"  Film Festival (CA)

2023   DREMMWEL - "Pêcheurs du Monde"  Film Festival (FR)

2022   DREMMWEL - "Alimenterre" Film Festival (BE)


DREMMWEL exhibition and performance at C12 "Horta gallery"- Brussels - 2022



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