French artist, born in 1985, lives and works in Paris.
After completing a Master's degree in Mathematics & Computer Science, David Fathi starts a personal research in contemporary medias side-by-side with his career in engineering. This double practice can be perceived in his work as an intense passion for science and the limits of knowledge.
Through strange, little-known narratives he shines a light on the cognitive biases which make us confuse fact and fiction.
His work has been exhibited through various locations including France, England, Poland, Portugal and China.
Anecdotal, a series about the seemingly fictional, but absolutely true, stories around nuclear testing has received the jury's special mention for the prestigious Prix Levallois. While Wolfgang, a series based on the CERN archive, retraces a strange myth about one of the founders of quantum physics, has won the Grand Prize Fotofestiwal in Lodz, as well as the Arles Photo Folio Award.
David Fathi is represented by :
- La Galerie Particulière in France,
- East Wing in Dubai.
Anecdotal - Presence Festival - Saint Petersburg, RU
Wolfgang - Belfast Exposed - Belfast, UK
The Last Road of the Immortal Woman - Les Rencontres d'Arles - Arles, FR
Voodoo Gravity - Photoespaña - Madrid, ES
Wolfgang - Les Journées Photographiques - Bienne, CH
Wolfgang - Fotografia Europea - Reggio Emilia, IT
Wolfgang - La Galerie Particulière - Bruxelles, BE
Wolfgang - Jimei x Arles - Jimei, CN
Wolfgang - La Galerie Particulière 2 - Paris, FR
Wolfgang - Fotopub - Novo Mesto, SI
Wolfgang - Fotofestiwal - Lodz, PL
Anecdotal - Prix Levallois - Levallois-Perret, FR
Anecdotal - Encontros da Imagem - Braga, PT
The Tetris Effect - Les Nuits Photographiques - Paris, FR
Wolfgang - RJPI - Villa Pérochon - Niort, FR
Anecdotal - RJPI - Villa Pérochon - Niort, FR
Anecdotal - Format Festival - Derby, UK
Anecdotal - Circulations - Paris, FR
Anecdotal - PhotoIreland - Dublin, IR
Arles Photo Folio Review Winner (Recontres d'Arles)
Grand Prix Winner (Fotofestiwal Lodz)
Conscientious Portfolio Competition Winner
Finalist of the Le BAL prix de la jeune photographie
Mention du Jury (Prix Levallois)
Photocaptionist Award (Format Festival)
Rock Your Dummy First Prize (Le Photobookfest)
2016 - Wolfgang - Skinnerboox (sold out)
2015 - Anecdotal - Maria Inc. (buy here)