Florence Montmare is an artist, photographer and director, whose creative search has drawn her across the globe. Born in Vienna and raised in Stockholm by Swedish and Greek parents, she graduated with an MBA in Innovation and Design Management in Sweden. Subsequently, she worked for several years as a creative consultant in advertising. Seeking a new challenge, she took $200 and a single suitcase with her to New York City in 1995, transitioning simultaneously from the corporate to the fine art world. In the following years, she traveled South America with only her Nikon F-301, a backpack full of TRI-X, and a diary and worked with international creative agencies and artists.  After graduating from the International Center of Photography in 2000, Florence established her studio practice in New York and Stockholm.

Currently she makes photographs, films, installations and creative content, campaigns, television and film, while exhibiting her work at galleries internationally. Most of Florence’s work is process based — from concept to performance. Her writing, photography, video, performance, and installations are all utilized. Her fragmented stories function as a catalyst for the viewer’s personal fantasies, an open door into one’s own self discovery. 



Dream Keepers; an interview with Florence Montmare by Sarah Zaid and Michelle Lachman for Spirit and Flesh Magazine



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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