CONTACT: CHRISTOPHE GAUDARD / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / 15 CHEMIN DE VALENTIN, 25000 BESANÇON / T. (+33)(0)6 86 78 77 05 / christophe-gaudard@orange.fr – WEBSITE DEVELOPPED BY ANTOINE DEMACON (http://www.antoinedemacon.fr)

SHORT BIOGRAPHY
He has studied graphic design at the art school of Besançon since 1998 and graduated in 2003. He was student of the graphic designer Thierry Sarfis. During this studies he took part to his first poster workshop with Lech Majewski.
He works in Besançon since 2004 as freelance graphic designer. His main activity is social, cultural and institutional communication. In 2005 he get a creation help grant for his politicals posters project endorsed by the direction of cultural affairs of Franche-Comté. Since 2005, his posters have been selected, awarded and exposed in severals international poster and graphic design biennials and triennials: 19th – 20th – 21th – 22th international poster biennial of Warsaw, 19th – 20th – 23th – 24th international poster and graphic design festival of Chaumont, ADI design award 08 and 09 of the art & design institute of Hangzhou (China), Golden Bee 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2014 – international
grafic design biennial of Moscow, IGDB 5 – International poster biennial of Ningbo (China), 17th International Lahti Poster
biennial 2009 (Finland), BICEBÉ – international graphic design biennial of Bolivia, international poster triennial of Trnava (Slovakia), 11th international political poster triennial of Mons (Belgium), 24th international graphic design biennial of Brno (Czech Republic), 11th triennial of political poster of Mons (Belgium), 2nd international poster biennial of Chicago (USA), 5th international poster biennial of Hangzhou (China), International graphic design festival of Scotland 2014 and 2015…
In 2003 he get the 1st prize of the poster competition for the national congress of Amnesty International. In 2006 he get the 1st prize for the poster tribute to Henryk Tomasezwski endorsed by the poster museum of Wilanow (Poland). In 2008 he won the 3rd prize at the 21th international poster biennial of Warsaw. In 2008 and 2009 he get a prize « ADI Excellent Work » at the ADI design award of China. In 2010 he won a Golden Bee award at the Golden Bee 9: Moscow International Biennial of graphic design In 2011, selected at the festival MUT ZUR WUT in Heidelberg In 2012 he won the silver medal at the 5th international poster biennial of Hangzhou (China), category cultural poster In 2012 he won the 3rd prize at the 23th international poster and graphic design festival of Chaumont (France) – He takes part of nationals and internationals graphic design exhibitions: Europe Vision, 10 years of Posters, Printed, Graphic design of public interest (cultural center of Saint-Ouen – Paris), Made in France at the international book and press fair of Geneva, Design Fresh in Teheran (Iran), Hecho en Francia at the french embassy in Mexico (curator: Alain Le Quernec), Bootleg at the french gallery « Toutouchic » in Metz, Mut zur Wut in Heidelberg, Dos bleu at the Toshiba art gallery (F), C’est pas mon genre during the international design bienniale of Saint-Étienne, C’est affiché près de chez vous at the Silos (International graphic and poster design of Chaumont (F), Droits de Citation at the Silos (International graphic and poster design of Chaumont (F), Pièces à conviction at the International graphic and poster design festival of Chaumont (F),
Contemporary Graphic design and Political Involvement at the French BNF (National French Library)…  Jury at the international students competition of the international poster and graphic design festival of Chaumont (2013), Jury of the competition 100 BESTE PLAKAT 2014 (100 best posters of Switzerland, Germany and Austria). Jury at the international competition of the international poster and graphic design festival of Chaumont (2015) – Since 2009 he teaches graphic design at the art school of Besançon.