The visual artist couple exhibit as f&d cartier and live in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Since 1995, they merged their practices –plastic arts & photography- to move toward new approaches. Examining the indispensable prerequisites for photography - light and photosensitive paper – they mainly opt for “camera-less” combined with “found-objects” concepts. Chromatic evolutional photo paper series, daylight photograms, extreme solarisations, reinterpretation of original albumen glass plates are completed. Exemplifying their minimalist tendencies, the duo questions everyday life, intimacy, passing of time, the position and role of the artist & of the Image in today’s society. Present in various foreign and Swiss museums and public collections, they have been awarded prominent distinctions.
Françoise Cartier attended Kuntstschule, Bern, Switzerland & Daniel Cartier attended Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich, Switzerland. Exhibiting for over 40 years, f&d cartier are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; Kunstammlung F. Hoffman-La Roche AG, Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Brazil. f&d cartier were honored with the National Endowment of the Arts Creativity Grant.