About Renée Chabot

Renee Chabot

Dutch-Swiss artist Renée Chabot is fusing her background of documentary photography, followed by a masters in architecture with subsequently having worked as a light designer. This interdisciplinary process explors perception between inner and outer environment, material and ephemeral aspects of existence. A “dematrialization” process intending also to create a dialog between photography and its possibilities in ways of communicating different aspects of experiencing and creating reality. The photo experiments with layers are a translation from her lighting concept of the mood-sculpture invention, named In.grid Vip, which consists of layers fragmenting light and shadow. All together generate deep works, that sit between the genres of photography, painting and sculpture. Renée Chabot is working between Portugal and Switzerland.


photoSCHWEIZ 19 Multiverse will be also part with new extracts of Multiverse with printed, framed photos and handcraftted sculptures from 10 – 14 January 2019 in Zürich. https://www.photo-schweiz.ch

London Photo Festival has selected 1 photograph from the series of Multiverse for the ‘Directors Choice Series’ of Photo Schweiz 2019. London Photo Festival will project exhibited images from worldwide photography festivals  10-14 January 2019 at PhotoSCHWEIZ 19 in Zurich.

Noite Solar at Fotofestival SOLAR in Forteleza Brazil 5-9 December 2018 Latest extracts of the series of Multiverse: Photos and videos https://www.solarfotofestival.com/en

Solo-show in Gallery DaVinci Porto, Series Multiverse and the series In-between. January- March 2017 Porto, Portugal https://www.reneechabot.com/davinci-art-gallery-porto/ 

Multiverse exposes at the international Photofestival Encontras da imagem, “Happiness, A place under the sun”, Braga Portugal, September –November 2016  http://encontrosdaimagem.com/en/archive/2016/exhibits/multiverse/

Multiverse nominated by Laura Noble to participate Pictet prize 2016

The series Multiverse and In-between invited to expose at the photo festival FIX Photo curated by Laura Noble at Bargehouse Oxo tower, London May 2016 during Photo London

References :


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

1999 Lighting invention In.grid VIP with a patent.


2017 Soloshow Gallery DaVinci, Porto.”Multiverse” and “In-between”

2016 Photofestival Encontras da imagem, A place under the sun, Braga Portugal

2016 Photofestival FIX Photo London curated by Laura Noble@Bargehouse Oxo tower “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`autoumne “Richesse”, second price with the series “In-between” AIAP

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 @ Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris

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


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


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.


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.


 In privat collections


Architecture exchange semester ETH Zürich 1998 to CEPT, Ahmedebad India