Born in 1981 - France


Guilhem Nicolas aka Jadikan lives and works in Paris. He is an economist by training. He plays with the photographic medium to materialize movement through light. Without any photo editing, his images are the reflection of a single shot whose duration can extend over several minutes. Using light sources and dark environments, he brings to light seemingly empty spaces.

Jadikan's photographs are light painting performances or light art performance photography. In a dark environment, usually at night, Jadikan - with the help of different kind of light sources - paints by shining the light source directly into the camera lens. Light painting requires a slow shutter speed, from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. Each title represents the exposure time.

In 2008, he founded the Jadikan Lightning Project ("Jadikan" is a Malay word that means make, create, transform.)

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Prieuré Saint Vincent, Chartres (France)
“Ligpainting as an artform” Galerie Thierry Marlant, Paris (France)

MAPRA, Grenoble (France)
Galerie Nunc, Lyon (France)

“L’Inconscient de l’œil par le sténopé numérique”, Le Centre d’Artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa (Canada)
Indo Café, Lyon (France)
L’antre d’Eux, Paris (France)

“Pose Lumière”, Espace Confluences, Paris (France)
“Pose Lumière”, Galerie WM, Lyon (France)
Temple de Swayambunath (invited during the temple's renovation), Katmandu (Nepal)
“Lumières sur l’obscurité”, University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin (France)

“Bric à Brac”, Paris (France)
“Au Cube”, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
“A l’Ouest”, Grenoble (France)
“Aux Copains”, Paris (France)


Art Palm Beach with Art Vitam, Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
Miami International Art Fair with Art Vitam, Miami, Florida (USA)

2013Affordable Art Fair New York with Be & Art, New York, NY (USA)
Miami International Art Fair with Art Vitam; Miami Florida (USA)
Art Palm Beach with Art Vitam; Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
“TechFest”, Lightpainting World Alliance, Bombay (India)
MIA Encore with Art Vitam, Miami, Florida (USA)

“Circle of Light”, Central House of Artists, Moscow (Russia)
Artaq Award, Paris – France
“N&B + Couleurs”, Gilles Ouaki, Paris (France)

2011 Aix Traits d’Art with Art Vitam, Aix-en-Provence (France)
Chic Art Fair with Zombrart Consulting, Paris (France)
Galerie Talbot, Paris (France)
“Visuelle actuelle du Street Art, Rue Stick”, MuseAAV, Nice (France)

Place aux Artistes, Paris (France)
“Nuit de la photographie contemporaine”, Paris (France)
“New Culture Festival”, Central House of Artists, Moscow (Russia)

“4+3”, Galerie Dialogos, Paris (France)
“Square in Grenoble”, Grenoble (France)
“Nuit de la photographie contemporaine”, Paris (France)


Festival of light of Sharjah (UAE)

Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL (USA)
Art Palm Beach; Palm Beach FL (USA)
Yves Saint-Laurent, Paris (France)

“Rendez-vous aux ateliers”, MAPRA, Lyon (France)
“Earth Hour” for WWF, Paris (France)
“Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire”, Paris (France)
“Dixième anniversaire du Festival Balla Coi Cinghiali” (Italy)

Installation and performance, Confluences, Paris (France)
Hommage to Tony Morisson, City Hall of Paris (France)
Closing of festival “Give me a wall”, Confluences, Paris (France)
4th edition of “Rue Stick”, Rue Alibert, Paris (France)

Chambre des métiers de l’agriculture de Moselle, Metz (France)
Aldebaran Robotics, Paris (France)

Performance and projection “Nuit des Musées”, Chartres (France)


“Le Lightpainting”, Focus Grenoble (France)

“Les nouvelles pratiques de la photographie”, Salon de la photo avec www.photographie.com, Paris (France)

“Les nouvelles écritures du graffiti”, La Sorbonne (France)


Thonet (Germany)
Espace Jeune de Marly (France)
Temple de Swayambunath, Katmandu (Nepal)
Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

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