François Beaurain was born in Bordeaux, France in 1976. Francois is a self-taught and multifaceted artist working predominantly as a photographer, but he sometimes extends to drawing, collages and sculptures.

 Francois is mostly known for his animated gifs project “Monrovia animated” which is part of the “Making Africa” exhibition by Vitra and Guggenheim Bilbao.

François studied physics and holds a PhD in Biology. He’s currently working as a climate change specialist in parallel to his artistic activities. He lives and works in Paris and Rabat, Morocco.