Brest (29200)


Documents d’Artistes Bretagne –

Document d’Artistes Bretagne is an online database dedicated to visual artists living in Brittany.
Bio-bibliography notes, texts, image and sound documents. The files (visuals, audio, video, texts, biobibliographies) are elaborated through direct collaboration with the artists and regularly updated to follow the evolution of each artist’s work. We strive to make our professional quality documents accessible to all members of the public.

To promote the artists presented on our respective sites we collaborate with art organizations for a variety of events. Our primary aim is to put emerging artists in touch with art lovers and artworld professionals (artists’ organizations, art centers, galleries, and various institutions locally and internationally) to improve the circulation of their work at home and abroad. 

BASE is a website published by Documents d’Artistes Bretagne to promote work by recent graduates of the European Higher School of Art of Brittany currently working as visual artists, graphic artists or designers.

DD’AB joined forces with the EESAB to create a documentation tool to highlight work by former students from the EESAB’s four locations in Brest, Lorient, Quimper, Rennes.
On BASE website, the artists can publish a variety of material documenting their works (through photos, videos, texts) and providing an overview of their professional activity : news, work in progress. 

Emerging artists support program in partnership with Documents d’Artistes Bretagne. It’s often difficult for a young artist, following his graduation, to continue his practice without means, workspace and artistic or critical support. Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain and Documents d’Artistes Bretagne put their skills and experiences together to develop les Chantiers, a program dedicated to supporting emerging artists in French Brittany region. 

Les Chantiers select every year two emerging artists living and working in French Brittany region to complete a project, accompanied by professional actors. After a three months residency, the project is exhibited at Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain. Documents d’Artistes Bretagne develops a specific website to document the residence and the project. 

Through the online editorial platform accessible to all members of the public and circulation, training and communication, the Réseau documents d’artistes boosts the visibility of the work of almost 400 contemporary french artists and supports cultural experts in their exploration. Designed as a tool for research and discovery, the website provides rich and detailed digital documentation about contemporary art scenes.


Documents d’Artistes Bretagne’s Resources Center.
Design : Erwan Mével. Production : Anaïs Touchot




  • Documents d’Artistes Bretagne is supported by : Ministère de la Culture et de la communication – DRAC Bretagne, Conseil Régional de Bretagne, Conseil Général du Finistère, Conseil Général des Côtes d’Armor, Département d’Ille et Vilaine, Ville de Brest, Brest Métropole Océane, Ville de Rennes.


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  • Tram A, stations Saint-Martin or Octroi ; Bus 3 station Octroi
  • Access for disabled
  • Documents d’Artistes Bretagne is situated at Passerelle Contemporary Art Center, Brest