About

Photo: Porto  2019

Originally with Dutch Polish roots, Swiss artist Renée Chabot shaped by a  background of classic analog, b&w documentary Photography, followed  by a Masters in Architecture from ETH-Zürich, she has been working after with her lighting inventions and commissioned Photography 1999-2013. Morphig this interdisciplinary work experiences into an experimental body of photographic work, she  is active today as a full time artist since 2013. To fathom the boundaries of reality and fiction she is moving between Photography, Painting, Sculptural and Video as Hybrids with her artist statement of  “Dematerialization”.

Dematerialization touches the boundary of the tangible and intangible of reality as the relationship of invisible and matter, fiction and facts. It  addresses  to a collective, rising awareness about the ambivalence of perception and power of believe and thoughts materializing faster now in the face of a speeding up globalization with an overwhelming  image-producing media-culture. She intends a dialog about perceiving, thinking and acts with its manifestations as well, as about photography today.

With exhibitions in London, Portugal and Zürich, her works side in international private collections.Renée Chabot works and lives Switzerland.

NEWS 

2020 CPF Museum of  Photography in Porto.  Acquisition of a  Photograph of the series Supraworld for their permanent Photo-collection.

Due Corona possible exhibition activity in 2020 is on hold. Thank you for understanding.


Education 

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

1986-1990 Freelance Press Photography.

1986 Nicolaus Staus Press Photography

1984-1986 Jan Svan Press photography teacher.

Exhibitions

2019 Supraworld at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles. 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 

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