The Following Is a True Story

In March 2017 Mader was chosen by an international jury as the winner of the eleventh Foam Paul Huf Award. The winning series Ekaterina is part of an exhibition consisting of several projects that jointly form a narrative about a naive young man in search of happiness. 
His work stands out for the humour and irony with which he addresses serious topics such as loneliness, love, exploitation and the female body. Beneath the seeming superficiality of his images, his work contains many layers that can be interpreted in various ways.
Mader plays a subtle game with what we believe to be true ? a game with which he confronts us with our own assumptions and prejudices. In this day and age, of ?fake news? and idealised user profiles on social media, Mader?s work demonstrates that the familiar question about the truthfulness of photography is still a relevant one.

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Follow me

curators : Peter Pfrunder et Shi Hantao

"Follow me" est une exposition réunissant dix artistes Suisses et Chinois, tous conteurs d'histoires à travers leurs images, mais laissant libre le spectateur de mêler le vrai du faux.

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Débat avec Romain Mader

A l'initiative de Fotomuseum Winterthur, un debat réunit l'artiste qui vient de recevoir le Prix Paul Huf 2017 pour son projet Ekaterina, un professeur de l'université de Minsk initiateur d'une pétition contre la remise de ce prix, et plusieurs curateurs défendant l'artiste.
Simon Baker, Curator Photographie et Art International, Tate Modern, Londres;
Olga Bubich, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Journalism, Belarusian State University, Minsk, initiateur de la ?Petition to reconsider the results of The Foam Paul Huf Award 2017?
Romain Mader, artiste et lauréat du Paul Huf Award 2017, FOAM Museum, PB
Nadine Wietlisbach, Directrice/Curator Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, CH
Débat animé par Doris Gassert, Research Curator Fotomuseum Winterthur