News

SOLO SHOW IN BRAZIL
SESC Consolaçao, São Paulo
curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
April - July 2019 

ART GENEVE
Projection of LIQUID PANIC at the “Living Room”
curated by Samuel Gross
January 2019
 
VIDEO INSTALLATION IN CHINA
IV Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale
curated by Holly Roussell
December 2018 - March 2019

MERRY CRISIS AND HAPPY NEW FEAR (AGAIN)
La Rada, Locarno
curated by Elisa Rusca
December 2018 - February 2019

GROUP SHOW IN RUSSIA
Exhibition Cahiers d’artistes
National Center of Contemporary Art
Ekaterinburg
curated by Patrick Gosatti
October 2018 - November 2018


SOLO SHOW IN LEBANON
Station Beirut
curated by Nabil Canaan
October - November 2018

SOLO SHOW IN JAPAN
Gallery Naruyama Tokyo
September - October 2018 

MR. SKELETON AT IMAGES VEVEY
Festival Images Vevey
September - October 2018






Contact

Lucie Rihs, studio manager 
office@augustinrebetez.com


Representation 

Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zürich
Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph, Berlin
Stieglitz19, Antwerpen
Galerie C, Neuchâtel
Gallery Naruyama, Tokyo 


Biography

Augustin Rebetez (1986) works in various media including painting, photography, video, sculpture, installations and theatre. The artist is developing a universe populated by characters, chimeras and peculiar machines which reflect his exuberant imagination. Drawing inspiration from outsider and folk art brut as well as tribal design, Rebetez constructs a multifacetted body of work that defies categorisation. Rebetez’s work seems to form part of an ancient tradition of legends and rites. His creations relate to a wondrous and fantastic world which swings between dream and nightmare, the lighthearted and the serious. A modern alchemist, Rebetez plays with movement and sound, transforming banal reality into poetic fiction.
(Nathalie Herschdorfer, MBAL, 2016) 

Since 2009, he has exhibited his work all over the world and received different awards. His solo show at the Rencontres photographiques d'Arles in 2011 marked a milestone in his career, as did the Sydney Biennale in 2014. He received the Vevey International Photography Prize that same year. In 2016, he created an installation for the Tinguely Museum in Basel and an other one for the MBAL. In 2018, he took part to the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale. 

In his vibrant exploration of total art, he collaborates with many performers, acrobats, musicians and friends, as well institutions such as Théâtre de Vidy in Lausanne, where he created three different pieces, or Art for the World. 

In 2018, he released a serie of twelve stop-motion shorts with director and clown Martin Zimmermann, entitled The Adventures of Mr. Skeleton.
www.mrskeleton.ch

He has published several books and realised many clips and album covers for bands such as Louis Jucker, Coilguns, Emilie Zoé, The Young Gods, Los Orioles, Sophie Hunger, Donzelle, Gängstgäng, etc. 

Often abroad, he is still based in a small village in the swiss countryside, where he uses his house as an atelier and an open art residency.