Biography

Born 1978 in Geneva, lives in Zürich, Switzerland

My work grows out of an interest in the materiality of the world, we ourselves are made from the world, from the iron that runs in our blood to the plastic that accumulates in our cells. Petrified ancient plants and organisms release the energy we depend on to produce the conditions we want for life, this then influencing the health of our bodies and that of the earth.

Solo Exhibitions

2021
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
  • ‘Clean Cold Fire’, BolteLang, Zürich, CH
  • ‘Dear Energy’, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE
  • ‘Empty the earth to fill the sky’, Piano Nobile, Geneva, CH
2011
  • ‘Looking for the pool’, Unosolo, Milan, IT
  • ‘Not taught’, BolteLang, Zürich, CH
  • ‘Three times a day’, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH
  • ‘Natural means something like vegetables’, Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
2010
  • ‘Who Shapes What’, Limoncello, London, UK
2009
  • ‘Surfaces for the mind to rest or sink into’, The Photographer’s Gallery Project Space, London, UK
  • ‘stream, river, lake, river, stream’, BolteLang, Zurich, CH
2008
  • ‘Flexible Values’, Limoncello, London, UK
  • ‘Empty Centres’, with Pamela Rosenkranz, BolteLang, Zurich, CH

Commissions

2018
2016
2014
  • ‘Back to the Beginning’, Detroit, temporary sculpture commission, Bristol Temple Meads, UK
2013
2012
  • ‘Lifting the Earth’, Art and the City, temporary public sculpture project, Zürich West, CH *
2009
  • ‘Two Trees’, Regents Park, Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
  • ‘The Concave Mirror’, BACO, Bergamo, IT
  • ‘Project 1049’, Site-specific interventions, LUMA foundation, Gstaad, CH (conceived by Raphael Hefti and Paul Kneale)
  • ‘Refine all Pores’, Peekaboo, Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart, DE
  • ‘Exercises in style’, Suprainfinit gallery, Bucharest, RO (curated by Simina Neagu)
  • ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’, Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH (curated by Isaline Vuille and Laura Guidici)
  • ‘Good things come’, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
  • ‘WAR II’, Mostyn, Llandudno, UK
2015
  • ‘Demain dans la bataille, pense à moi’, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, FR
  • ‘ANTHROPOCENE’, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, BE
  • ‘Alive for an instant’, Stereo, Warsaw, PL
  • ‘Local Objects’ IKAEZHANG, Milan, IT (curated by Rita Selvaggio)
  • ‘Waterbound’, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, DE
  • ‘The Infinite Lawn’, Tenderpixel, London, UK
  • ‘TAVERNA’, as part of Icastica, City Arts Festival, Arezzo, Tuscany, IT (curated by Ilaria Gianni)
  • ‘Art en plein air’, Môtiers, CH *
  • ‘Engagements’, Musée Sainte-Croix, Poitiers, FR *
  • ‘Partial Presence’, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2014
  • ‘Time remembered’, William Arnold, NY, US
  • ‘Le geste des matériaux’, Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, FR
  • ‘Swiss Art Awards’, Basel, CH *
  • ‘Emergences’, Sculpture Triennale, Bex & Arts, CH *
  • ‘Thinking Things’, Cafe gallery Project, London, UK (curated by Frances Loeffler)
  • ‘Cocu ou marron’, CAN, Neuchâtel, CH
  • ‘Stone’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, AV Festival 14: Extraction, Sunderland, UK
2013
  • ‘Blow-flies’, Photoforum, Centre PasquArt, Biel, CH (curated by Nadine Wietlisbach and Danaé Panchaud)
  • ‘No name’, On Stellar rays, New York, USA
  • ‘V22 Collection Show’, V22, London, UK
  • ‘Le pas funambule’, Les halles de la Fonderie Carouge, Piano Nobile, Genève, CH
  • ‘Collection Joseph Kouli’, Mains d’oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, FR *
2012
  • ‘La jeunesse est un art’, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis, Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH *
  • ‘A drawing while waiting for an idea’, Large Glass, London, UK
  • ‘Artists as Storytellers’, Sic! Raum, Lucerne, CH (curated by Nadine Wietlisbach)
  • ‘Collecting, Collections and Concepts’, Guimarães, PT * (curated by Paolo Mendes)
  • ‘Minimal Structures, New Existentialism Part 5’, Altefabrik, Rapperswil, CH (curated by A. Blaettler)
  • ‘Manufacture’, Centre Pasqu’art, Biel, CH (curated by Zoe Gray and Sandra Patron)
  • ‘Economy of means; towards humility in contemporary sculpture’, SMoCA, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, USA
2011
  • ‘….there is a crack in everything’, Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE
  • ‘Possession’, The Art Foundation, Athens, GR (curated by Lorenzo Gentili)
  • ‘Young London’, V22 Workspace, London, UK *
  • ‘Drop Handkerchief Backdrop’, 1857, Oslo, NO
  • ‘Some things come out of nothing, nothing seems to come from something’, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, PT
  • ‘Keep Floors and Passages clear’, White Columns, New York, US (project by Tom Godfrey)
2010
  • ‘Recent British Sculpture’, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, NL (curated by Tom Morton) *
  • ‘Session9Object’, Am Nuden Da, London, UK
  • ‘The Zero Budget Biennial’, Cardenas Bellanger, FR (curated by Johanna Fiduccia and Chris Sharp)
2009
  • ‘Sun Neither Rise Nor Set’, Royal College of Art, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
  • ‘Boule to Braid’, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (curated by Richard Wentworth)
  • ‘Double Objecta’, Thomas Dane, London, UK (curated by Leigh Robb)
  • ‘Young people visit our ruins and see nothing but a style’, GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino, IT (curated by Form/Content)
  • ‘Timewarp’, Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain Alsace, Altkirch, FR (curated by Felicity Lunn)
  • ‘I am by birth a Genevese’, Vegas Gallery, London, UK / Forde, Geneva, CH
  • ‘Contested Ground’, Project Space 176, London, UK
2008
  • ‘100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art’, A Foundation, Art on the Underground commission, London, UK *
  • ‘ARTfutures’, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

Symposiums / Lectures / Teaching (selected)

Publications / Books (selected)

Bibliography (selected)

Grants & Awards

2020
2019
  • Research bursary on bio-plastics, Pro Helvetia
2014
  • Swiss Art Awards
2012
  • Werkstipendium Kanton Zürich

Public Collections


* with catalogue