I was born in 1993 of French and Swiss parents and grew up in California Before moving to Europe.
I am currently based in Switzerland where I graduated in 2017 from the prestigious university of art and design school "Ecal" / École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, from a bachelor in visual communication specializing photography.
For the past couple of years I have been developing a versatile artistic practice, producing photography books, short films, diverse Commissioned works and documentary essays, while the themes at the core of my work remain unchanged.
My creative practice revolves around the role that memory plays in our daily lives and the place that we ascribe to it. Telling stories through the use of personal archives and collections of all kind is central to how I develop my projects and bring them to their final form.
I began using photography as a medium during my early teenage years, at the time it seemed to me to be the best way to show and share the world around me and the stories I wanted to tell. My childhood in California, and this shift in geography has kept influencing me throughout my life.
2012 - 2017
University degree from Ecal / Art and design school of Lausanne,Switzerland with a Bachelor in
"Visual Communication" specializing in photography.
Graduating with the mention of « excellence » given by an international jury including Christophe Wiesner, artistic director of Paris Photo and Morel Books, London. Then awarded the Profot Prize by the faculty of the University.
Over the 5 years of study I have conducted numerous artistic collaborations including
projects with BMW and Pierre Hardy as well as works with Erik Kessels, RVB Books,
Anoush Abrar, Mathieu Gafsou, Walter Pfeiffer, Harry Peccinotti, Laurence Bonvin and more.
I also spent a semester abroad in New York assisting the photographer Christian
Collective Exhibitions / Awards:
La Fabrique des Illusions - Sursock Museum, Lebanon
By confronting Fouad Debbas's ancient oriental photography collections with contemporary artist works, "La Fabrique des Illusions" tells another story. It takes place until May 12th at the museum of modern art of Beirut and will then be shown during the summer at the Mucem (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean), in Marseille.
Out of Sight - Square gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Invited by « Intercourse of the New Age » (Paris) to do a work in the context of « La
nuit des bains » art events which happen twice a year through the city. For this occasion
we were diverse artists invited to create vinyl covers.
Extravaganza - Vevey Images Festival, Switzerland
Award winner of the festival with the Light Prize / Broncolor given by Christian
Marclay and accompanied by Simon Baker (Director of MEP museum in Paris), Luce
Lebart (Historian and curator), Darius Himes (Director of Christie’s photography
department, New York), Lars Boering (Director of World Press Photo Amsterdam).
The festival is one of the largest and longest-standing photography competitions in Europe, open to professional artists and photographers worldwide.
— Live interview on « France Inter » radio for Brigitte Patient’s culture and photography
show for which I was the guest.
Urgent Calls Only - Project created for the summer zine Club Vacances around summer memories collected and gathered from 15 people, between texts and images.
Los Angeles Underground Film Festival - USA
Earned th« Honorable » mention for my first short film Fault Zone.
Art of the Treasure Hunt - Tuscany, Italy
Selected by Kasia Redzisz, curator of the Tate Liverpool to participate with 10 other
contemporary artists in the 3rd edition of the festival organized by Luziah Hennessy. The exhibition
was held from July to October in different wineries across Chianti.
During this occasion, the Colombian chef Juan Quintero created a dessert at The "Osteria Volpaia" in honor of one of my two projects that were shown for the 3rd edition of the festival. The « Angelique » dessert was inspired by my documentary work in pink prison cell rooms accros Switzerland.
LogCinema Film Festival - Los Angeles, USA
Awarded the prize for "Best Photography" for my short film Fault Zone.
International and Independent Film Festival of Miami - USA
Pre selected for the annual festival in the category « Best Short Film » for my work Fault Zone.
New York Short Film Festival - USA
Fault Zone played there.
Circulation(s) Festival - Le 104, Paris, France
Jury’s selection » and exhibition for my documentary work "Pink Cells" regarding specificities in swiss prisons. Each year the festival presents a short selection of Europe's top emerging young talents. Circulation(s)’s 8th edition welcomed more than 48.000 visitors.
Accomplishment and release of Fault Zone, Switzerland
My first short film which was my diploma project.
Selected and presented by Etapes Magazine in their 2017 diploma selections
Pre selected and nominated as an emerging young talent for the annual "plat(f)orm" event organized by fotomuseum winterthur which gives the chance to artists to give a conference about their work and ambitions over a week-end.
A series of mine was published in Harper's Bazaar Japan, from images created for the french fashion brand "Pierre Hardy"s following fall collection.
What Happens When You Pull The Trigger - Lausanne
Accomplishment of my memoire work, it also earned the mention of excellence.
Collective exhibition for Paris Photo between Ecal and November Magazine, Paris,
Paris Photo - Walk with Pierre Hardy - Place du Palais Bourbon, France / & Japan
My class and I created as part of our studies a fashion work done for the famous
footwear brand Pierre Hardy, supervised by Philippe Jarrigeon. The exhibition was held
in one of the previous boutiques of the brand. We arranged it as a gallery for the
occasion. The exhibition then continued in Tokyo.
Eros and Thanatos - Bodmer Foundation, Colligny, Switzerland
Exhibition and publication as part of a study for Take5 Editions directed by Céline
Fribourg (Geneva) including JR, Prune Nourry, Vik Muniz, Mat
Collishaw, John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury and Anoush Abrar. It is now part of the Harvard
books collection as well as the MoMA’s collection in NY.
A Landscape of Modernity - Elac, Renens, Switzerland
Exhibition and publication for a project around architectural photographs
commissioned by the municipality for its development on the outskirts of the city of
The Embarassment Show - Renens, Paris, Düsseldorf
Exhibition of my project realized under the supervision of Erik Kessels.
Design Fair - Milan, Italy
Exhibition of a photobooth that I helped to create with Sunil Valu (designer) and Jules
Moskovtchenko (photographer), also exhibited at the Dubai Design Fair the following
months. For this project we created a vertical screen of about 1 meter that allows the
person in front to draw his portrait via sensors embedded in a horizontal bar that can be used
at the desired speed thus creating distortions of the viewer.
Publications and interviews:
- Selected and presented on the website of Etapes magazine in its choice of « best
diplomas 2017 »
- Publication in Harper's Bazaar Japan for a photo made for Pierre Hardy which was
commissioned to me by the famous french brand.
- My images published on the social networks of BMW for a mandate realized as part
of my studies at Ecal.
- Publication in Madame Figaro
- Publication in Offline Magazine, interview on my memoire/end of study thesis
- «10 photographers to keep an eye on» by The Steidz Magazine
- Interview for the ArtistUp web platform
- Interview for Architecture & Vivre Magazine, France
- Publication in D'A. Paris Architecture
- Publication in Stylist Magazine
- Publication in the online portfolios page of Le Monde
- Posted in « A Nous Paris »
- Online publication for Beaux-Arts Magazine
- Published on the website of the newspaper Millenials
- Published in ELLE Magazine
- Interview and online publication for FotoRoom
- Posted in The Monitor
- Published in Psychologies Magazine
- Online Interview in Focus Numérique
- Publication in Regards Magazine
- Publication in Liberation
- Publication in Fish-Eye Magazine
- Live interview on France Inter radio for Brigitte Patient’s culture and photography
show I was the guest of the week.
- Publication in Marie Claire, France
- Publication in AD Italia
- Publication in Numéro magazine online platforme, France
- Publication in Le Temps, Switzerland
- Publication in Meteore, France
- Publication in The Guardian, UK
- Publication in the Figaro, France
- Cover and story for KUNST magazine in Berlin
- Published in Mouvement Magazine, Paris