Jean-François Spricigo was born in 1979 in Tournai, Belgium. He started taking photographs at age 16, studied cinema, and earned a degree in the image at INSAS Brussels in 2012.
His work has been exhibited regularly in many galleries across the world. He has won several distinctions, including the photography prize of the Academie des Beaux Arts of the Institut de France in 2008, the Discovery prize at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009. He was resident at the Casa de Velasquez for a year in 2012, and is associate artist of CentQuatre-Paris since 2014.
He regularly collaborates with other artists, including the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, the singer Albin de la Simone, the writer Marcel Moreau, and the cineaste
Olivier Smolders. Jean-François Spricigo is represented by Louis Stern in Los Angeles, Camera Obscura in Paris, Contretype in Brussels, and the Flying Gallery in Warsaw.