Born in 1981
Lives and works in Paris.

After studying photography and multimedia at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier and Université Paris 8, Nicolas Dhervillers made a name for himself after an historic commission from the Centre Pompidou in Metz. Inspired by cinematic, theatrical and pictorial writing, Nicolas Dhervillers’s approach decompartmentalizes the photographic medium.

Nicolas Dhervillers is represented by the Paris based School Gallery and the Galerie Cedric Bacqueville at Lille. He also collaborates with art centers and international museums.

He has been invited and exhibited his work in Switzerland , Germany, Korea, China, Netherlands, USA. For the last 5 years he has participated at the Paris Photo with various galleries. In 2012 he participated in the festival «Mono», event associated with the documenta 13.

In 2012, on the occasion of Paris Photo, the Gemeentemuseum Helmond has acquired 9 photographs of Nicolas Dhervillers. In 2014 the museum invited the young French photographer to present a selection of 25 photographs and 5 lightboxes of 4 series the artist completed during the last 5 years in a solo show. Priest, the most famous photograph of the artist, is included in the Gemeentemuseum Helmond’s collection but also in the collection of the city of Paris. In 2014 and 2015, Dhervillers’ work will be seen in Australia and in Belgium during Triennial “Photography and Architecture”.

In 2017, his work is exhibited in Kansas City, Missouri in two different galleries. Also, the show « Detachment » is exhibited in the Fondation Louis Moret.

The work of Nicolas Dhervillers is included in numerous private and public collections, Daum Museum of contemporary Art collection, a.o. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Collection FMAC, Fonds Municipal d’art contemporain de la ville de Paris, Gemeentmuseum Helmond, The Netherlands, Fondation Delsemme, Belgium, Maison d’art du Valais, Suisse, Fond de dotation Agnès B, Collection Raymond Weill, Collection FNAC.

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Maîtrise de cinéma et arts du spectacle, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, 2003
Maîtrise Sciences et Techniques en photographie et multimédia, Université Paris 8, 2005


Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri, USA
Artothèque du Valais, Suisse
Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la ville de Paris Centre Pompidou-Metz
Bibliothèque National de France
Fonds de dotation Agnès B.
Artothèque du Valais, Suisse
Collection Fnac, France
Château du Rivau
Fondation Delsemme, Belgique
Gemeente museum, Helmond, Pays-Bas
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Valais, Suisse
Collection Raymond Weil, Suisse


« My sentimental Archives », 2011, Editions Olivier Castaing
« Behind the Future », 2012, Edition Völklingen Hutte
« Hommages », 2013, Edition Olivier Castaing


Ferme Asile, Suisse, 2011


Arcimboldo Prix spécial du jury, 2009
Zoom, Prix du salon de la photographie, 2010


Libération, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Le Parisien, Paris Match, Télérama, Figaroscope,
Elle, Elle Déco, Ideat, Nuke Magazine, Ouest France, Connaissance des arts,
Le Quotidien de l’art, L’oeil de la photographie, La Gazette Drouot, Code, Images, Image Nouvelle,
Le Novelliste (S), Le Temps (S), British Journal of Photography (GB),
Time (USA), L’hebdo (S), Aesthetica (GB).


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Arabelle, Paris Première
Entrée libre, France 5
Télématin, France 2