Stéphane Querrec

Born in 1979 in the Basques and living in Helsinki, Stéphane Querrec is a published author a media art producer.  As a writer, Querrec wrote several monologues for the camera, the stage or the performance. His work has appeared at the Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Bonner Kunstverein, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, FRAC Pays de la Loire or Tanzquartier Vienna. Monographic exhibitions were held at Leipzig Kunstverein and Basis Francfort (2009 and 2011). Stéphane was the international performance guest at the Spacialija Copula festival in Rijeka in 2014, and was commissioned a public artwork for Place des Arts Montréal, Canada, in 2016. His radio-narrative « The Journey Backwards » was officially selected at 5th UK Radio Drama Festival 2019. His last book And ordinary sorrow is available at New Laconic press (USA).

As a producer, Querrec has a range of experience. He started producing documentary shorts: “Black Flower”, about forgotten actors of the Velvet Revolution in Slovakia. The film was distributed at the MK2 Francois Mitterrand in Paris and selected for the Altadis Prize in 2006. He went on making “Si se puede!”, about anti-corruption participatory budgeting processes in villages of Ecuador and Colombia. The project was commissioned by UN Habitat/CIGU the International Centre for Urban Management. Since, he has continued producing media art works.

Stéphane collaborates with Finnish artist Anu Pennanen since 2011: he wrote and produced Staande! Debout! (2013) and A poem to read when I’m gone (2019).

At Palo Productions, Querrec is dedicated to providing artists with necessary production means and assistance for complex projects, often of a multidisciplinary nature. The structure operates on a modest scale, supported by the Finnish Film Foundation SES, AVEK and the Kone Foundation, among others.  By partnering strategically with other institutions, Querrec expands capacities and reaches different audiences.

PALO PRODUCTIONS is a structure dedicated to producing and promoting ambitious art projects, and reaching new audiences through contemporary art. It is operated by Stéphane Querrec. The Finnish word PALO means fire or burning spirit.