Olivia Froudkine-Lévy

Crossing Borders

Artist’s Statement

My work is about stillness and movement: the images are either a moment stolen in time or the beginning of a new story. It shows the visible -invisible limit, fit or unfit to be seen, the real borders of what we see from what we can’t see, what the pictures show from it and what they won’t. It show arrangements of things and people in spaces in which they are trapped or freed.


Olivia Froudkine was born in 1974 in Milan. She studied International Penal Law and Art History in Paris before moving to the United States where she spent eight years after completing the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NYC. She began her career as a photojournalist, focusing on women’s fate during conflicts, and she collaborates with French and foreign magazines. She participates in group and personal exhibitions in Paris, New York City, and Europe.