Renee Chabot

Renée Chabot is a swiss contemporary photographer fusing her interdisciplinary background of documentary photography, followed by a masters in architecture with subsequently working 10 years as a mood-lighting designer. Layers compose her lighting sculptures with optical moirée arrangements and fragmenting light into dramatic 3-dimensional shadow patterns, it got a patent in the year 2000 and has been exposed and sold worldwide. Naturally this layer concept influences also her photographic language.

Explored is perception by an experimental photographic approach through “dematerializing” the boundaries between inner and outer environment, material and ephemeral aspects of our existence. Her body of work sits between the genres of photography, painting and sculpture and intends simultaneously to dialog about representing and experiencing photography today. Her works reside in private collections and she is currently working between Switzerland and Portugal.


Photoschweiz Multiverse new printed, framed photographs and handcraftted sculptures 1014 January 2019 at photo19 in Zürich. https://www.photo-schweiz.ch

London Photo Festival has selected a work from the series Multiverse for the ‘Directors Choice Series’ of Photo Schweiz 2019. London Photo Festival will project exhibited images from worldwide photography festivals at photo19 in Zurich. https://www.reneechabot.com/photo-19-zurich-_london-photofestival-10-1-14-1-2019/

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



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

1999  Luminaire In.grid VIP, layer invention: Patented in 2000.


2017 Soloshow 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 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`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.


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