Valerie Berteau

Photographer and filmmaker based near Brussels. After achieving a master in visual communication, she started working as a photojournalist, then in film production. She worked 18 years with AJC!, Atelier jeunes cinéastes, an experimental cinema association devoted to help young directors making their first audiovisual project.

She also collaborates as artistic coordinator with associations and NGO’s.

Member of Polymorfilms, a cooperative of authors, which produces projects, seminars or lectures in various audiovisual domains. The team is multilingual. All projects are initiated, developed and produced by the authors themselves. This artistic liberty allows for a wide versatility in personal points of view and creative approaches.
Polymorfilms is committed to initiate and encourage creative, engaged and multicultural cross-over projects. Its purpose is to blend form with content, discourse with practise, poetics with politics.

Her artistic work approaches connections (territory, body, space) and environment, etc. It relates to the broad field of visual anthropology.

Filmography

1

2011

Himself He cooks, 65’ documentary. (with Philippe Witjes)
screened in more than 50 festivals.
Nine awards.
2

2010

SA RE GA, 54’ documentary.
screened in about 10 festivals.
One award
3

2009

Video portraits for «Not just numbers» (with Philippe Witjes)
Part of the IOM & UNHCR collabotration project about refugees stories.
4

2005

Golden Kitchen. 5’ documentary essay (with Philippe Witjes)
screened in more than 30 festivals

Exhibitions

1

April 2009

LABELLE exhibition of creative talents
2

June-September 2008

Galerie du levant, Porto Vecchio, Corse.
3

Juin 96

Exposition collective au Gallery, lauréate du concours de l’a.s.b.l Imag’Emergence. Bruxelles.
4

November-December 2007

Prix Hamesse, Maison Pelgrims, Bruxelles.
Prix Fernand Dumeunier,BPS 22, Charleroi.
Intermezzo III, retrospective Winterkleuren, Amart Gallery, Brussels.
5

October 2006

Motions, with designer Alain Berteau,Espace Vange, Liège.
Prix Lambert Lecrénier, galerie Juvénale, Huy.
6

September 2006

Art’Contest,galerie Art22, Brussels.
7

June-July 2006

Intermezzo II, Amart galery.
8

May 2006

Salon de mai 2006, Maison communale de Saint-Gilles, prix Patrick Lecomte de la Fondation Hamesse
Age Galery, Sart Bernard
9

December 2005

Winterkleuren 2005, Maison Pelgrims, Brussels
10

June 2005

In between, at galerie Bortier, Brussels.
11

March - may 2003

“Chronique du temps présent” at Usage Externe. Brussels. Curator: Georges Vercheval
12

June 2001

“Le plein de vie”, National Theater, Brussels. Curator: Alain d’Hooghe
13

January 99

Galerie Ester Woerdehoff, Paris, Granted Agfa contest 98.
14

March 98

“Places of life, European award for women photographers”, Toscany
15

Jan - Feb 98

La Médiatine. Brussels.
16

June 96

Gallery, Brussels.
17

May 96

“propositions d’artistes” at l’espace photographique Contretype. Brussels.
18

November 96

DESACORPS, Brussels.