Raphaël Grisey is a French filmmaker and visual artist, with a degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. In his filmic, editorial and photographic work, Raphaël Grisey is concerned with the anchoring or, on the contrary, the displacement of collective memories into different geographies and with architecture. The photographic series and the book “Où se cache Rosa L” (2006), for example, was the result of a study of the traces and ghosts of communism and other political regimes in the public spaces of Berlin in the light of its gentrification. His films and exhibitions, using diverse forms ranging from documentary, fiction to essay, explore current day subjects, such as diasporas in a post-colonial context. He worked in Mali, on the subject of the experience of an agricultural cooperative created by former African workers living in France (“Coopérative”, 2008). More recent films have led him to work in Budapest (“National Motives”, 2011), in situations of student demonstrations and revolt in France (“Les indiens”, 2011), in Rio de Janeiro concerning the Pedregulho complex of social housing (“Minhocão”, 2011) the Brasilian positivist church (“Amor e Progresso”, 2014), or in the Minas Gerais region with Quilombola communities (“Remanescentes”, 2015). His work also includes collaborations, such as the films “Prvi Deo” and “Red Star” (2006), co-directed with Florence Lazar in the context of the after-war period in ex-Yugoslavia and the project “Coopérative” (2008), with Bouba Touré.

Remanescentes, 2015
Amor e Progresso, 2014
Minhocão, 2011
Les indiens, 2011
National Motives , 2011
Coopérative, 2008
Prvi Deo, 2006
Red Star, 2006