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Stéphanie Gygax – Info Dessin

About

Stéphanie Gygax is a Swiss-born photographer with a background in photography, living and working in Zurich and Geneva. She completed a Master's degree in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), a CAS in Research and Art Knowledge at ZHdK and a diploma of advanced studies in photography in Vevey.

The car, its components and the elements associated with it are recurring themes in her work, not only because their role and their use might change drastically in a near future, but furthermore because of her interest in the sense of drift.
She refers to the drift as a half-dream state one experiences during long car rides, an altered state of consciousness close to hypnosis where one gets a feeling of flow, of repetition and of anachronism – as if space and time were bending over themselves.

The relationship between objects, images and space is at the heart of her practice. What happens when images merge with objects? How do they amplify each other and how do they unfold in space?
She picks up mass-produced objects and natural materials that she repurposes into a new constellation which looks into their origin or blurs their identity. Reassembling them allows her to reimagine their presence in our lives.

Award



2001


Swiss Design Prize


Collection



Fotomuseum Winterthur, Fotostiftung Schweiz


Selected Clients

Études Studio, Swiss Films, HEAD – Genève, Permakultur Auenhof, Lausanne Jardins, wemakeit, Federal Office of Culture, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Beyer Chronometrie, Annabelle, Bolero, das Magazin, Magazin Z, Monocle

Teaching



since


2003 Lecturer at HEAD – Genève
University Of Art And Design




2008


Workshop with Isabel Truniger
and Das Magazin at F+F School of Art
and Media Design, Zurich


Solo Exhibitions



2019


RISE ABOVE THE TAR
Palais Galerie, Neuchâtel




2017


CAR CHARACTER CAMERA
Fotobibliothek in der Passage, Winterthur




2009


GIRL IN A FARADAY CAGE
Standard/Deluxe, Lausanne




2007


USEFUL LANDSCAPE
les Complices, Zurich




2002


MAISON MOTORISÉE
La Filature, Mulhouse




2001


MAISON MOTORISÉE
Coalmine Fotogalerie, Winterthur


Selected Group Shows / Book Fairs



2021


THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW
Löwenbräu, Objekt A, Zurich
74th CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNAL
Musée des Beaux-Arts, la Chaux-de-Fonds




2020


THE WALL PAPER PROJECT
Espace Labo, Geneva




2019


VOLUMES
Kunsthalle Zurich




2018


SKOOB
One gee in fog, Geneva
VOLUMES
Kunsthalle Zurich
RIGGIN
Stéphane Winter's event, Images Vevey
FORMAT
Mont Soleil




2017


VOLUMES
Helmhaus, Zurich
WE ARE FAMILY
Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil




2016


VOLUMES
Gessnerallee, Zurich
INNEN AND NIEVES ZINE LIBRARY
Swiss Institute, New York




2015


THE PHOTOBOOK AND ITS AUTHORS
Swiss National Library, Bern
OFFPRINT PARIS
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
OFFPRINT LONDON
Tate Modern, London




2011


EVERYONE IS A PHOTOGRAPHER
Milieu Galerie, Bern
ALT. + 1000
Festival, Rossinière




2009


PRINTED MATTER
Fotomuseum, Winterthur




2008


1st ZINE SEZESSION
Perla-Mode, Zurich




2007


BLOCK
Circuit, Lausannne
BLOCK
Les Complices, Zurich




2003


AESCHLIMANN & CORTI PRIZE
Kunstmuseum, Thun




2001


M-FAMILY
Migros Museum, Zurich
SWISS ANNUAL DESIGN AWARDS
Messe, Basel


Artist’s books



2018


L'AIR, LES SONGES, LES ABYSSES
Innen, Zurich




2015


PEOPLE IN A FARADAY CAGE
Side Issues, Zurich




2014


SOLID SUNBEAM
Miami Books, Geneva




2010


LA TOUR NOIRE
Rollo Press, Zurich




2007


USEFUL LANDSCAPE
Edition Les Complices, Zurich


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