Photography Robert Nethery


Half-Dutch, half-Brazilian, THE KID (1991) is a self-educated contemporary artist who questions restlessly since his early teenage years the notion of social determinism and the thin frontier between innocence and corruption.

When asked why he chose to put his personal aesthetic and his various technics at the service of these social issues, THE KID likes to quote Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray:

"Behind every exquisite thing, there is something tragic." 

That's the thing, that all his subjects have in common - behind their youth and beauty lies a tragic story - like a flower destined to fade. His goal is to "capture them in their defining moments, forever caught between innocence and corruption".

THE KID is a committed activist and supporter of the International Non Governmental Organization Human Rights Watch, which defends Human Rights worldwide, in particular for its fight against social discrimination and inhumane justice.

Exhibitions (Extracts) :

THE KID : I GO ALONESolo Show. March 30 - April 3, 2016. Art Paris 2016 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

THE KID : GOD IS DEAD. March 29 - April 3, 2016. Our Future Is Now International Exhibition. Drawing Now. Le Carreau du Temple. Paris.

THE KID : DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?. March 11 - May 8, 2016. Triennale Of Their Times ADIAF Exhibition. Contemporary Art Institute. Villeurbanne.

THE KID : UNTIL THE QUIET COMESSolo Show. March 25 - 29, 2015. Art Paris 2015 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

THE KID : THE MORNING I WAS BORN AGAINSolo Show. March 26 - 30, 2014. Art Paris 2014 International Exhibition. Le Grand Palais Museum. Paris.

THE KID : ENDGAMESolo Show. March 30 - May 25, 2013. ALB AnoukLeBourdiec Gallery. New Art District. Paris.

THE KID : ARTIST IN FOCUSApril 9-14, 2013. Drawing Now International Exhibition. Le Louvre Museum. Paris.

THE KID : HUMANITY IS OVERRATEDOctober 16 - 20, 2012. Slick International Exhibition. Le Garage. Paris.

THE KID : GOD IS DEAD. June 16 - July 19, 2012. ALB AnoukLeBourdiec Gallery. New Art District. Paris.

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