Biography
Born 1983 in Lausanne, Switzerland
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Grancy, Switzerland
Education
2010
Master of Art in Science of Education, Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Visual Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007
BA Visual Arts, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland
COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, USA
UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
Collection Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, LA, USA
Collection Bundesamt für Kultur, Switzerland
Credit Suisse Collection, Switzerland
Art Collection Mobiliar, Switzerland
Julius Baer Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Nationale Suisse Art Collection, Switzerland
Fondation Salomon Art Contemporain, Annecy, France
Collection of the Canton Zurich, Switzerland
Collection of the city of Lausanne, Switzerland
Ecole Cantonale d’Art Lausanne, Renens, Switzerland
UPCOMING
2019
Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Wenkenhof Villa - Alexander Clavel, Riehen, Switzerland
Electric Burst (Lines and Zigzags), Contemporary Art Museum St.Louis, St. Louis, USA
When Dinosaurs ruled the world, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
Zigzags and Diagonals, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
2017
La Ligne Claire, Basement Roma, Rome, Italy
Black and White Circles in the Sky, Kulturplatz Münsterhof, Zürich, Switzerland
The Primary Fondue Party, Salon Suisse: ATARAXIA / Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Now I Won, Art Basel,Basel, Switzerland
10 Rooms. 40 Walls, 1046 m2, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
2016
The Curves, the Corners and the Machines, Le printemps de Septembre, Festival International d’Art Toulouse, Le Bazacle, Toulouse, France
Zigzag Division, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Catch the Tail by the Tiger, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
The Primary Fondue Party, performance organised with BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
2015
Sonic Geometry, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Sonic Geometry, Galerie Art et Essaie, Rennes, France
Story Bumping, Milieu Galerie, Bern, Switzerland
NO LEMON NO MELON, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
2014
Le Passage de L’Etoile, with Guillaume Pilet, Vevey, Switzerland
Fluide Glacial, LISTE, with BolteLang, Basel, Switzerland
Solo presentation Art Brussels, with Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Easy Heavy III, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Sharp Sharp, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Ireland
2013
All Work and All Play, Toshiba House, Besançon, France
Claudia Comte & Omar Ba, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Wir baden auf der Freianlage, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
If I were a rabbit, where would I keep my gloves?, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
X, Y, Z, Friart, Centre d’Art de Fribourg, Switzerland
Summer Villa Extension, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
2012
NO LEMON NO MELON, Tripode, Nantes, France
From Zanzibar to Acapulco, with Guillaume Pilet, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
Trouble Rainbow III, with A. Galiciadis and M. Mousset, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Vanity Loop, Kunst am Bau, Yverdon Gymnasium, Canton Vaud, Switzerland
From Acapulco to Zanzibar, with Guillaume Pilet, La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland
2011
Scantione-Tensione, Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy
IBIZA, Milieu Gallery, with Vittorio Brodmann, Bern, Switzerland
Trouble Rainbow II, with A. Galiciadis and M. Mousset, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles, USA
Trouble Rainbow, with A. Galiciadis and M. Mousset, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Roma, Italy
Estampes, Studio Raynald Métraux, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
Welcome to Colorful, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
Rond-point, Darse Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
You cut but you can’t, with Mélodie Mousset, Galerie 20qmberlin, Berlin, Germany
Naturalisés, collaboration with Tatiana Rihs, Musée Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
2008
Inimitable, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland
Georges abstraction surface air, Bureau des vidéos, Le George, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Video projection, Rêves, Window of Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France
2007
L’Echo, standard deluxe, Lausanne, Switzerland
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Performance "Hot Saw-Electric Power", New Swiss Performance Now, Kunshtalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2017
Köln Skulptur #9, Sculpture Park Cologne, Germany
Curves and Zigzags, Desert X, Palm Springs, California
Beneath the Salt, presented by conglomerate with Joe Clark and Lauryn Yuoden,Kinderhook and Caracas, Berlin, Germany
Crib II, curated by Yves Scherer, Biel, Switzerland
2016
128 triangles and their demonstrations, Installation for the Public sector at ArtBasel Miami Beach, USA
The Language of Things, with the Public Art Fund, City Hall Park Lower Manhattan, New York
Quiz, based on an idea by Robert Stadler, MUDAM Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Tous les tableaux sont à l’envers, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
Um die Ecke denken, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Gartenschau, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Sculpture Park, Domaine Du Muy, Le Muy (Var), France
The Language of Things, PUBLIC ART FUND EXHIBITION, City Hall Park Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA
2015
Ligne aveugle INSTITUT SUPÉRIEUR DES BEAUX ARTS DE BESANÇON, Besançon, France
Seins à Dessein, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
8th Triennial of contemporary prints, Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle, Le Locle, Switzerland
Môtiers Art 2015, Art Môtiers, Môtiers, Switzerland
Finite Project Altered When Open - David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Old Friends New Ideas — Old Ideas New Friends - Milieu, Bern
Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute, New York City, USA
Reliability of Recognition, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
2014
Elevation 1049, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gstaad, Switzerland
Plateforme(S), Centre d'art contemporain d'Yverdon-les-Bains, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Associations New, SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland
Nachhaltigkeit & Kunst, Vol. 2 Neue Werke Neue Perspektiven, Kunstsammlung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Bern, Switzerland
Like a Virgin VI, VII, Oslo, Norway
Post-Op. Perceptual Gone Painterly / Du perceptuel au pictural. 1958 – 2014, curated by Matthieu Poirier, Galerie Perrotin, Paris France
BolteLang Stadtbiotop 2014, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Bex & Arts, triennale de la sculpture Suisse, Bex, Switzerland
Ars Multiplicata, Kunsthalle Koidl, Berlin, Germany
2013
Post-Mortem, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Draft for a particular vision of the future, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany
Châteaux Secrets, Fondation Ricard, Iles des Embiez
Mixed Message Media, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Harum Scarum, Galerie Blancpain, Geneva, Switzerland
Paraphernalia, Telemark Contemporary Art Center, Skien, Norway
2012
Under 30, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
La jeunesse est un art, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Tell The Children / Abstraction pour enfant, La Salle de Bain, Lyon, France
If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax, Kunst Raum, Riehen, Switzerland
2011
Territoires, Bex & Arts, Swiss Sculpture Triannual, Bex, Switzerland
Train Fantôme, Cruise and Callas Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Rock The Casbah, Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy
20 ans des espaces d’une sculpture, Visarte Vaud, Parc de Mont Repos, Lausanne, Switzerland
Le Fédéral à Semen-Contra, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Accrochage Vaud 2011, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
Jeune Création 2010, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France
Minipic, Pauline’s, New York, USA
10 ans du MUDAC, collaboration with Tatiana Rihs, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
I could do that! No, you could’t!, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Kawabanga, Espace Delrue, La Barthoteque, Nantes, France
Condominia, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
I am by birth a Genevese, Espace Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
I am by birth a Genevese, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Transit, collective urban exhibition, Renens, Switzerland
2008
Patapsychique, Library of the Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France
Le Spectrarium, Le Corbusier Pavillion, Cité universitaire, Paris, France
Made by ECAL, Espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland
Abstraction-Extension, Fondation Salomon, Alex, France
That’s all Folks!, Chez Popper, Geneva, Switzerland
X, proposed by N. Wagnières, galerie 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland
Black Diaspora, exposition collective, Galerie Out of this World, Montreux, Switzerland
2007
Weihnachtsmarkt, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Athéne, Claudia, Orlane, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
2006
Cabinet Budget, collective exhibition, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Sonal, collective exhibition of sound installations, Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sublime, collective exhibition, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Morgenstern, collective exhibition, Château de Morges, Morges, Switzerland
Mini-golf, collective exhibition, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005
Accrochage, Vaud 2005, collective exhibition, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Académie de sculpture, proposition by Pierre Vadi, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Les Urbaines, young videographers at the Cinemathèque Suisse, « Rêves », Lausanne, Switzerland
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2018
The Current, TBA21-Academy, expedititon and residency, New Zealand
2017
Kulturförderpreis 2018 der Alexander Clavel Stiftung, Riehen, Switzerland
2015
International Artists-In-Labs Residency – Russan-Swiss Exchange, Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Division Ipae of Russian Academy of Sciences at Jekaterinburg, Russia
Prix de la Ville du Locle, Triennale de l’ Art Imprime Contemporain, Switzerland
Sponsorshop Award, Stiftung für die Graphische Kunst der Schweiz, Switzerland
2014
Swiss Art Award
2013 – 2014
Pro Helvetia residency, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012
Kiefer Hablitzel Award, Switzerland
Mobiliar Award, Switzerland
Support from the UBS Foundation for Contemporary Art, Switzerland
2011
Support from the Canton Vaud, Switzerland
Support from the city of Lausanne, Switzerland
2010
Residency Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy
Residency Vent des Forêts, Meuse, France
2009
Residency Galerie Zwanzigquadrameter, Berlin, Germany
2008
Residency Cité des Arts, Paris, Laureate of l’atelier Vaudois du 700ème, France
Support from the Social and Cultural Association for the Swiss in Paris, France