Florence Montmare is an artist, photographer and director, whose creative drive takes her around the globe. Born in Vienna and raised in Stockholm by Swedish and Greek parents, she graduated with an MBA in Innovation & Design Management in Sweden. Subsequently, she worked for several years as a creative consultant in advertising.

Equipped with $200 and a single suitcase she left for New York City, seeking new challenges. Simultaneously she transitioned from the corporate to the fine art world. She traveled South America with only her Nikon F-301, a backpack full of TRI-X, and a diary. Upon her return she worked with international creative agencies and artists. 

After graduating from the International Center of Photography, New York, and working with fine art projects in Paris, Florence established her studio practice in New York and Stockholm. She makes photographs, films, installations, creative content, campaigns, and television while exhibiting art work at galleries internationally.

Dream Keepers 
— an interview with Florence Montmare by Spirit & Flesh Magazine

Florence’s work is impeccable, with the finest attention to detail and quality
— Anthony Roma

Exhibitions

 

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Panels, C-Prints, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York

 

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Panels, C-Prints, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York.
Illuminations, C-Prints, video, Roger Smith Hotel, New York.
Illuminations, C-Prints, installation, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York.

 

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Snow, C-prints, Teater Slava Tonsalen, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

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Dream machine, performance Big Sky Works, New York.
Architectures, C-Prints Chashama Harlem, New York.
Artist in Residence program, Chashama Harlem, New York.

 

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The Grove, C-prints, Chashama, Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York.
Artist in Residence program, Chashama BAT, New York.

 

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New York Act, featured artist and photographer in TV program, Fuji TV, Japan.
Artist in Residence program, Chashama Harlem, New York.

 

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Wajima, photographs, Felissimo Townhouse, New York.
To Create One Shape, screening, lecture, East Asian Museum, Stockholm.

 

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Meet Wajima, featured photographer in a documentary on artisans in Wajima for Fuji TV, Japan.
Young Female Photographer Wanted, C- prints, Wajima Gallery, New York.
Plastic Love, video, Paloma, Brooklyn, New York.

 

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Performance with Clouds, video and C-prints, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, curator Charlotte Åberg.
Phantasme, video screenings at the Casino Luxembourg, Cultural centre Kulturfabrik, the FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany, the Centre d’art Contemporain du Luxembourg Belge/Pôle Européen Culturel Aubange, Belgium, the association Vidéographies at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Belgium. Curator Enrico Lunghi, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’Art Contemporain and Beatrice Josse, FRAC Lorraine.

 

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Trace, Masquerade screenings curated by Suzanne Mejean, Orchard, New York.
Fade to White, White Cube, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden, curator Annee Olofsson.

 

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Phantasme video OKVF/Östersund Art video Festival, Cinema Regina, Sweden.
Phantasme video, Good TV, Curator Loulou Cherinet, Sweden.
Room for Loan, performance, video/installation, Apt 1a, New York.
La femme Multifacette, C-prints, Ravenstein Gallery, Curator Steve Hare, Brussels.

 

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Lullabies, Cyclops, C-prints and video. Curator Jo Cook, Access Gallery, Vancouver.
The Infinity Project, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver.
Lullabies, video, Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France. 
I am not a Photograph, video and performance in collab. with Robert Blake, Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France.
A whole place, Battery Park after September 11. Film Video Arts, Two Boots Pioneer Theatre, New York.

 

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Phantasme, video, Good TV, Curator Loulou Cherinet, Sweden

 

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Phantasme, video, La nuit de l’art Contemporain, FRAC Lorraine, France Scapes, video projection, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm, Sweden
Live, C-Prints, The Office of Culture in collaboration with Charlotte Åberg, Vårbygård, Sweden

 

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Scapes, C-prints, FB+ Galleri Fotografiska Bilder, Stockholm, Sweden
Refuge, C-prints, group show Samkonst, Hågelby gård, Stockholm, Sweden
Refuge, C-prints, Örebro Kulturhus, Sweden

 

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Juxtapositions on vinyl, inks on Vinyl, Level X, New York

 

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Void, audio/video installation, student exhibition, New York Arts Building