Antoine Janot

Painter, photographer, director and writer | France

Antoine Janot (1988) works in a broad range of media. He is a painter, photographer, director of short movies and writer. Between illusion and dream, Antoine Janot portrays characters lost in a continuous flow of reality and imagination.

“My duty as an artist is to reflect on some issues related to society. The artist in my opinion, is a mirror of society. I am convinced that the artist can play an important role in providing solutions to our problems.⁠”⁠



Antoine Janot (1988) is a film director, photographer, poet and painter, holding a bachelor of Science. He was initially educated as an audiovisual technician at EICAR, followed by a masters degree in Cinema from the University La Sorbonne in Paris. He has co-produced an independent documentary and directed several experimental short films, which were well recognized, as well as his photography, for which he was awarded several times. In addition he published several poetry books and essays and is increasingly recognised for his paintings.

Early on Janot started to work on paper and canvas with watercolors, ink, and acrylics to find another outlet to express his poetic world. His semi-abstract works often seem hallucinating expressions somewhere between illusion and dream with figurative hints.

They reflect on our post-modern society where online perceptions tend to take over physical reality. Janot’s characters seem lost in this mixed flow of reality and imagination.

Janot has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Paris, where he lives, and beyond, such as wider France, Korea, Guatemala, Netherlands and Germany.

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Solo exhibitions


Prendre Corps (duo solo with Agathe Lepoutre), Alliance Francaise, Seoul, Korea


Garden of Eden  (duo solo with Sanda Amadou), OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

French Alliance of Guatemala


Galerie L’Angle, Paris, France

Group exhibitions


Galerie Akié Arichi, Paris, France

Human Nature, Library of Dompierre-sur-Besbre, France


CICA Museum of Contemporary Art, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Les recontres Photographiques du Prieuré


Galerie La reine blanche, Paris, France


The shouting thought, Galerie La Passerelle, Paris, France


What’s what?, Gallery La passerelle, Paris, France  


Photography, Galerie des Crous, Paris, France

Photography, Palais des Congres, Strasbourg, France

Another city or the “other” in the city?, photography, Modern Art museum of Yerevan, Armenia  


Photography, White night festival, Minneapolis, USA

Artistic residencies


Residence Garden of Eden, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam (Rotterdam), Netherlands


Author in residence, Les pieds dans l’eau, Jaligny-sur-Besbre, France


Photography, Museum for Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia (grant European Cultural Foundation)



Winner Yallum Magazine Photo contest, cover 18th edition 



Photo Portrait, All About photo magazine


Photo series in Dodho magazine

Indoor & Outdoor Poetry, published by Maïa


Feature movie La marche funèbre, produced by Les Valseurs (Drama, work-in-progress)

Short movie Electric bodies, produced by Les valseurs (Science fiction)

Poetry Short stories, published by Les impliqués


Short movie Lullaby for 17 skyscrapers, 192 buildings and 13,851 inhabitants, produced by Bear team production, broadcasted on French television (Fantasy)

Novel Le croque neige, published by L’Harmattan


Short movie The Fog people, produced by Les valseurs, broadcasted on French television (Science fiction) 2 awards /  11 international festival selections

Novel The taster, published by Abatos


Essay Le cinéma est-il devenu muet?, published by L’Harmattan 


Documentary The sleeping of the crowd, co-directed by Cyprien Leduc (Society)