Nicolas Provost is a visual artist and filmmaker. His film, video and photography work uses the language of film to manoeuvre and influence the interpretation of images and stories. Tapping into our collective filmic memory, he manipulates time, codes and form, twisting and shaping new narratives that tightly bind visual art and cinematography. Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, his films provoke both recognition and alienation and succeed in catching our expectations into a suspenseful game of mystery and abstraction.
In 2003 Nicolas Provost (born in Ronse, Belgium) moved back to Belgium after a 10 years stay in Norway. He now lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp and Haunch of Venison London and Berlin. His work has been acquired by major museums including the Birmingham Museum, SMAK Gent and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium. His work has earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, The Berlinale, The San Sebastian Film Festival and The Locarno Film Festival. His critically acclaimed first feature film ‘The Invader’ had it’s world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2011. He recently completed the ‘Plot Point’ trilogy, three fiction thriller films featuring unsuspecting people from real life that he filmed with a hidden camera in New York, Las Vegas and Tokyo.