Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni
Born in 1988, Olivier Cheval studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, creating video installations there in 2015 centred on video-surveillance, war imagery and terror in the imagination. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, with a PhD in the aesthetics of cinema, he also writes regularly about film, the visual arts and cinema, notably for the periodical Trafic. He is also the author of the book Le Partage de la douleur. Une impolitique du film, published in November 2018 by De L’Incidence Éditeur. In 2018 and 2019, he shot his first two films at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Le Songe de Lady Hamilton and Rose Minitel.