About

Photo: Porto  2019

Swiss artist Renée Chabot morphes her background of photography and architecture  into experimental photography. Exploring and dematerializing boundaries of photography is her concept to investigate concrete and metaphysical reality. Working mainly with layers allows her to oscillate between imagination and perception in relation with todays technological culture. Photography is to her a magic awareness tool. A tool, where the connection of us and technology wants to expand into a deeper internal and collective consciousness, that stimulates towards an active responsibility for future generations and the planet. Her work moves between photography, painterly, sculptural and video. She is working between Portugal and Switzerland and her series reside internationally in private collections.

The series In-between is represented by Laura Noble in London


NEWS

2019 BYOB  Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles selected project  Supraworld for video projections for the opening evening.

2019 Photoschweiz Multiverse at Photo19 in Zürich. https://www.photo-schweiz.ch

2019 London Photo Festival has selected a work from the series Multiverse for the ‘Directors Choice Series’ of Photoschweiz https://www.reneechabot.com/photo-19-zurich-_london-photofestival-10-1-14-1-2019/

2018 Noite Solar at Fotofestival SOLAR in Forteleza Brazil Videos Multiverse: Videos https://www.solarfotofestival.com/en


Education 

2000 MA Architecture, BA Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zürich

Exhibitions

2017 Solo-show Gallery DaVinci, Porto.”Multiverse” and “In-between” https://www.reneechabot.com/davinci-art-gallery-porto/

2016 Photofestival Encontras da imagem, A place under the sun, Braga Portugal “Multiverse” http://encontrosdaimagem.com/en/archive/2016/exhibits/multiverse/

2016 Multiverse nominated by Laura Noble for Pictet prize 2016

2016 Photofestival FIX Photo London  “Multiverse” and “In-between”

2015 Groupshow “Ohne Schatten” Galerie 38 K, Munich

2015 Groupshow Japan ,Grimaldi Forum Mc, Award for the series “In-between”

2014 Group show Salon d`Autumne “Richesse”, second price given by AIAP for the series “In-between” 

2008 Soloshow “Paysages d`Eau” Gallery Wehrli, Zurich

2004 Portraits of buildings Gallery Seminarum Rerum, Irène Preiswerk, Zurich

2004 Groupshow  Illuminar, Design da Luz 1920-2004, Sponsors : Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo Brasil, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, Vita Museum Basel, Musée des Arts decoratives Paris

2001 In.grid VIP first time exposed at lifestyle store Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris

2001 Group Show “Scapes” UBS Munich curated by Marc Robinov, black and white architecture photography.

Fairs with the layer concept lighting invention In.grid

2012 In.grid collection Maison et Object Paris, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt

2011 In.grid collection Maison et Object Paris, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt

2010 In.grid VIP Maison et Object Paris,Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Hong Kong Lighting Fair, Onaris Bern Switzerland

2009 In.grid VIP collection Euroluce, Milano, Maison et Object Paris, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt

2008 In.grid VIP collection  Maison et Object Paris,Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Hong Kong Lighting Fair

2007 In.grid VIP collection Euroluce Milano, Maison et Object Paris, Ambiente Messe FrankfurtOnaris Bern, Switzerland

2006 In.grid VIP collection Maison et Object Paris, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, 100% Design London, Onaris Bern Switzerland

2005 In.grid VIP and Trans.lucy collection Euroluce, Milano 

2002 ETH Zürich Mc Kinsey Businesplan competition , honorary mentioning for the business concept and innovation of the touch interactive mood-lighting sculpture In.grid VIP

Installation 

2006 Lighting sculpture Prototype for Hennessy France

2004 Sponsored by City Hallenbad & Partners for a window facade aquarium photo installation at the public swimming pool Zürich City and lighting concept indoor and outdoor. In collaboration with Reto Frigg Architects.

Commissions 

2001-2013  marketing and portrait photography  for corporates such as Speedo, UBS,  Julius Baer, Clariden Leu, Vischer law, Zero, ETH Zürich, Battaillard, CMB, PSP, real-estate and private comissions.

Patents

1999 Lighting sculpture layer invention. Patented  in 2000.

Collections

 In privat collections 

Grant

1994 Architecture exchange semester ETH Zürich with CEPT, Ahmedebad India