Manuel Geernick was born on October 8th 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. He is a graduate from the Belgium National School for Visual Arts in 1986 and has gone on to teach at the Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels. In 1996, he moved to Paris and began working as a painter and photographer. Since then he has lived and worked in New York and Barcelona where his work has been shown internationally. In 2012 he won the prestigious first place price at the World Photography Awards in the conceptual category. Geernick’s work is represented in major public and private collections including the New York Whitney Museum of American Art Library, Amsterdam’s BAS and the Bibliothêque Nationale de Paris. He first started showing at Ralph Pucci in 2007.