Photo: Porto  2019

Swiss-Dutch-Polish artist Renée Chabot is shaped by her background of classic b&w documentary photography for local news papers, which have been followed  by a Masters in architecture from ETH-Zürich, Switzerland. Her international interdisciplinary work-background morphes into a contemporary body of work in Photography. Based on her patented layer invention in lighting,  In.grid a mood-sculpture playing between 2&3D, produced and distributed in Europe till 2011. This  concept from 1998/99 expanded into her layer based experimental photography in order to fathom the boundaries of reality and photography.

“Dematerialization” is her artist statement. Touching the boundary of the tangible and intangible is to her to explore the relationship of invisible and matter, fiction and facts. It is addressing  to a collective, rising awareness about the ambivalence of perception in the face of a speeding up globalisation and an overwhelming  fake news media culture. She intends a dialog about perceiving, thinking and its manifestations,  aswell about photography today.

With exhibitions in London, Portugal and Zürich, her work moves between the photographic, painterly, sculptural and video. Since 20 yeas some name her the hybrid artist. Renée Chabot works between Portugal and Switzerland and her works reside in international private collections.

NEWS and exhibitions

2020 CPF Museum for Photography Porto acquired one Photograph of Supraworld  for their permanent photo-collection.

Due corona pLandemie most possible exhibition activity is on hold. Thank you for understanding


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

1986 Nicolaus Staus Press Photography

1984-1986 Jan Svan Press photography


2019 Supraworld at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles.Video photo animations selected by the BYOB competition for the 50 edition of Les rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.

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

2019 London Photo Festival 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

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 Frankfurt, Onaris 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 ambiance -lighting sculpture In.grid 


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.


1999 Lighting sculpture layer invention. Patented  in 2000.


 In privat collections 


1994 Architecture exchange semester ETH Zürich with CEPT, Ahmedebad India