About

Porto May 2019

Renée Chabot is a swiss visual artist morphing her crossover-media background of photography, architecture and lighting into experimental photography. Explored and dematerialized are the boundaries of photography by working mainly with layers. How our imagination and perception is constructed and influenced by todays visual and technological culture is of a special interest. Photography is to her an awareness tool, where the relationship to the reality of inner and outer reference points of environment and technology wants to expand into a deeper internal and collective understanding with the wish : To stimulate an active responsibility towards a sustainable, more natural existential possibilities  for future generations. Her work moves between photography, painterly, sculptures and video. She is working in Portugal and Switzerland and her series reside in private collections.

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


NEWS

2019 BYOB  Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles selected my new project Supraworld  for 1. July  10 pm – 12 with other 19 artists, to be projected and to celebrate the 50 st Birthday of Les Rencontres d`Arles. Video Projections will take place in Rue Claude Ferigole. Details will follow.

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