Christian André Strand is a Norwegian artist and photographer based in Paris, France and Oslo, Norway. My artistic practice moves in a landscape between politics, popular media and human existence, with inspiration drawn from surveillance, architecture, science, and social events. I strive to find a playfulness between fact and fiction. Moments and places not consciously searched for, however, images that make their presence known.
My first book Great American Eclipse played with the balance of an actual event which was a solar eclipse crossing America and political difficulties in this same period. My second book Traces of Tracking started with the Paris attacks and escalated to a study on surveillance in today's society. Books available in Oslo, New York, Paris, London, Arles, Cologne, Kiev or online firstname.lastname@example.org/christianandreUpcoming23 September: The New York Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, USA8–11 November, Paris Photo, Polycopies, book-signingPastJuly 27: Tate Lates, Tate Modern, London, UK, PALM* Books showing Traces of TrackingJuly–September: Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, Traces of Tracking shown in the Book of the Year exhibitionJuly 4, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, Cosmos book fair, Norwegian books table, and book signingJuly 5, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, Cosmos book fair, Café Lehmitz book signing