Varan's trainer

David Gheron Tretiakoff

David Gheron Tretiakoff



French director and visual artist

As a director, editor, visual artist and performer, David Gheron Tretiakoff lives and works in Brussels. After attending the Varan filmmaking course in Paris in 2002, he became a member and trainer at the Ateliers Varan and has supervised workshops in Cairo, Ajaccio, Guadeloupe, Ouagadougou and Paris.

His work focuses on political and social issues such as the consequences of the Algerian war, the perception of identity in Muslim countries and the effects of international terrorism. His work falls somewhere between documentary and experimental cinema. He has lived and travelled in the Middle East for many years, and has developed an interest in Algerian, Egyptian and Yemeni cultures that goes beyond the journalistic approach of television.



Station to station

Video installation, France, 2016, 15’

Jakarta Biennale (2017)

Are you looking ?

Experimental documentary, France, 2016, 5’

Jakarta Biennale (2017)


Video installation, France / USA, 2010, 15’

NotEnoughFestival (Portland) ; Worksound Gallery, (Portland)

A God Passing

Documentary, France, 2008, 20’

Marrakech international film festival; Cinemed (Montpellier) ; MuKHA Conemporary Art museums (Anvers) ; MATHAF Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha); Institut du monde arabe (Paris); Contemporary art biennale (Montreal, 2016)


2 screens video installation, France, 2005, 10’

Jakarta Biennale, 2017

Une promesse de bonheur

Co-dir. Vanessa Von Obberghen, documentary, France/Belgium, 2003, 20’

Une pure construction

Documentary, France, 2002, 10’

Art Matrix Project Gallery (Bruxelles); Castillo & Corales gallery (Paris)

Comme s’il n’y avait que nous

Documentary, Varan film, France, 28’



Performative series for choreographer Robyn Orlin at the National Dance Center, Paris

Lynndie England

Regard du cygnet, Paris & Fringe Festival, New York

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