Biography

Thomas Hauser was born in 1984 in Paris, France and is currently based in Marseille, France. He completed his studies at École supérieure d’art & de design Marseille-Méditerranée, France in 2008 and at California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, USA in 2009.

Hauser develops photographic and sculptural works around our perception of memories, the way they are preserved, archived and reproduced. He mainly captures portraits of his family members, close friends, as well as details of classical sculptures, tombs, rocks and architecture. He manipulates the images to construct an erased genealogy, a lost memory, which is brought back to life. As an architect of collective memory, he deconstructs the notion of the archive, subjecting his images to a process of degradation and abstraction. Although plastically connected to photography, conceptually, his work is connected to sculpture and cinema - of which he uses the techniques of montage and temporal fragmentation. Hauser is known for manipulating his photographs by photocopying them, cropping them and printing them again with all kinds of imperfections and traces of use. Their original photograph becomes less significant and is blurred by many interventions. One of his techniques is to create a silk screen print with glue rather than ink. Once the paper is coated with glue, the black matte toner for a laser printer or a copier device is spread over the paper by Hauser. The image appears where the glue and toner connects. 

 

Selected exhibitions:
Paris Photo (Curiosa), Grand Palais, Paris, France (2019), FOAM Talent exhibition, Red Hook Labs, New York, USA (2019), FOAM Talent exhibition, FOAM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2019), FOAM Talent exhibition, Deutsche Börse Foundation, The Cube, Frankfurt (2019), FOAM Talent exhibition, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London (2019), Back to the Future, C/O Berlin, Germany (2018), Back to the Future, Mai Mano House, Budapest, Hungary (2019) , The Wake of Dust, Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, France (2018), Image/imatge Art Center, Orthez, France (2017), Un-Spaced, Paris, France (2017, 2018), Salon Approche, Paris, France (2017), Aperture Gallery, New York, USA (2017)

Selected Collections:

Neuflize OBC / Paris - FOAM / Amsterdam - 

Works
  • Thomas Hauser, Fragments #3, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Fragments #3, 2017
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #33, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #33, 2017
    Pièce unique
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #52. 2017, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #52. 2017, 2017
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #76. 2017, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #76. 2017, 2017
  • Thomas Hauser, MODULE #9, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    MODULE #9, 2017
    Pièce unique
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #91, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #91, 2017
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Venus (variation), 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    Venus (variation), 2017
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Buste (Paris), 2015., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Buste (Paris), 2015., 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Buste (Rhodes), 2014., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Buste (Rhodes), 2014., 2018
    Edition de 3 Ex + 2 AP
  • Thomas Hauser, Buste II (Rhodes), 2014., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Buste II (Rhodes), 2014., 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Fragment (variation), 2016., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Fragment (variation), 2016., 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #40_01. 2018, 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #40_01. 2018, 2018
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Emma), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Emma), 2018
    Ed 2Ex + 1EA
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Estelle) / variation 2 - Diptyque, 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Estelle) / variation 2 - Diptyque, 2018
    Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Hugo), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Hugo), 2018
    Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Jules), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Jules), 2018
    Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (pleureuse), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (pleureuse), 2018
    Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Rhodes), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Rhodes), 2018
    Edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Venus au noir., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Venus au noir., 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Venus au noir. (Estelle), 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Venus au noir. (Estelle), 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, A. Mondragone (Figure #3). 2017,, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    A. Mondragone (Figure #3). 2017,, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Broken Head (Figure #4). 2014, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Broken Head (Figure #4). 2014, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Ephesos (Fragment #22). 2014, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Ephesos (Fragment #22). 2014, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Fragment #26 (Paris). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Fragment #26 (Paris). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Fragment #27 (London). 2018, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Fragment #27 (London). 2018, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Hugo (Figure #2). 2015, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Hugo (Figure #2). 2015, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Jules, La Redonne (Figure #6). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Jules, La Redonne (Figure #6). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Jules, La Redonne (Figure #7). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Jules, La Redonne (Figure #7). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Jules, Sofia (Figure #8). 2016, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Jules, Sofia (Figure #8). 2016, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, L'œil (Fragment #24). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    L'œil (Fragment #24). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Lou et Jules (Figure #5). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Lou et Jules (Figure #5). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #10_09_02. 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #10_09_02. 2019, 2019
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #10_31. 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #10_31. 2019, 2019
  • Thomas Hauser, Module #10_33. 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Module #10_33. 2019, 2019
  • Thomas Hauser, Palme, Sabal (Fragment #21). 2019, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Palme, Sabal (Fragment #21). 2019, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Pierre de touche (Fragment #25). 2015, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Pierre de touche (Fragment #25). 2015, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, Pierre, Rhodes (Fragment #29). 2014, 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    Pierre, Rhodes (Fragment #29). 2014, 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (Hugo #2), 2019
    Thomas Hauser
    The Wake of Dust (Hugo #2), 2019
    Edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof
  • Thomas Hauser, MODULE #15, 2017
    Thomas Hauser
    MODULE #15, 2017
    Unique artwork
  • Thomas Hauser, Stones, 2015., 2018
    Thomas Hauser
    Stones, 2015., 2018
    Unique artwork
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