Hélène Gerster

CV in english

Studies and teaching

2016-2018 Master in art history, University of Geneva
From 2004 teach in Ecole supérieure d’Arts appliqués of Vevey (CH)
2001-2004 work as assistant in fine art school (HEAD), Geneva
2003 master of the fine art school (HEAD), Geneva (CH)
1998-2001 bachelor of the fine art school (HEAD), Geneva (CH)
1999 exchange student, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

Collectifs
From 2014 member of AIR
2004-2007 cofondateur of TISSU, art and writing group, Geneva
1998-2004 cofondateur of Airbag, art and performance group, Geneva

Exibitions (selection)

2017
Edition #11, Salon du Salon, Marseille (F)
2016
Mirabilia, une expérience visuelle, EPFL, Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne (CH) – solo show
2013
Les enfants de Khnoum, Ferrari Art Gallery, Vevey (CH)
L’artelier céramique, Lausanne (CH)
2012
Galerie Vice Versa, L’annexe, Lausanne - solo show
Un voyage immobile, Gallery Tatiana Kourochkina, Barcelona - solo show

2011
Repons, portrait de carte avec groupe, Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne (CH), in collaboration with the gallery Lucy Mackintosh
Triennale of sculpturs, Bex & arts (CH)
Gallery Simone Geissler, Nürnberg (D) - solo show

2010
Mode de vie, centre d’art en l’île, Geneva
2009
Les médailles du revers, atelier de l’artiste, Genève
Inventaire, applied art school, Vevey (CH)
Entre ponts et portes, hall nord, centre d’art en l’île , Geneva - solo show
2008
Notes sur un quotidien, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, KKKC, Lietuva – solo show
2007
Relampago, contemporain drawings, KBB, Barcelona
De fils en aiguilles, Musée jurassien des Arts, Moutier (CH) – solo show
A part ça, A suivre, Bordeaux (F) – solo show
2006
Space Gallery, Krakow (Pl)
2005
Gallery Filature, Mulhouse, France
Gallery Foëx, Geneva (solo show)
2004
Vivre sa vie, Gallery centre d’art en l’île, Genève
Mulhouse 004, Mulhouse
Cabinet de curiosités, Gallery Piano Nobile, Geneva
Projection suprématique, Galerie Forde, Geneva
Spam session, gallery Hofstetter, Fribourg (CH)
Young Swiss Generation, gallery Magda Danysz, Paris
2003
Piano Nobile, Geneva, (solo show)
Petite fabrique de l’image, gallery BH9, Geneva
2002
Le virtuel et l’illusion, gallery Villa Bernasconi, Geneva
2001
Diplom show, HEAD, Geneva
Airbag, Le partage des lieux, Athénée Palace, Geneva
Gallery O kobo, Tajimi (Japon)
2000
Ailleurs, Gallery MIRE, Geneva
1999
Home, old Kugler factory, Geneva
Nowhere but there, Gallery of theGerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Park of the Future, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Publications (selection)

2011
Un plan lecture, publisher cipM/Spectres Familiers, Marseille (F)
2009
À propos, publisher Attente, Bordeaux
Les médailles du revers, published by the authors, Geneva
2008
Letters to Klaipèda, publisher KKKC Klaipeda, Lietuva
2007
14-16-18, Coutance, un immeuble comme palimpseste, plublisher art&fiction, Lausanne
Roja. Rojaraku, published by Rojaraku and Tissu, Riga-Geneva
2004
Petits faits curieux dont le récit peut éclairer le dessous des choses, publisher l’Attente, Bordeaux (F)
Formication, co-publisher art&fiction and TISSU, Lausanne-Geneva

Public collection

2017 Nestlé art collection, Vevey (CH)
2007 Fond municipal d’art contemporain, Geneva
1998 Fond cantonal de décoration et d’arts visuels, Geneva

Prizes and awards (selection)

2004
studio of the city of Geneva at l’Usine
award of the Filature, Mulhouse 004
2001
Airbag win the IXème concours Adolf Neumann of sculptur, Geneva
1999
silver plate, 51st International Ceramic Competition, Faenza (I)
1998
spezial first prize for diplom work, Ecole des Arts appliqués, Vevey honorable mention in the 5th International Ceramic Competition, Mino (JPN)

Symposium and residencies

2011 Permanences of litterature / Bordeaux (F)
2010 International poetry center Marseille (F)
2008 Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, KKKC, Lietuva
2006 Rojaraku, residency in Roja (LV)
2006 Residency in Cité internationale des Arts, Paris (F)
2005 Rojaraku, residency in Roja (LV)
2001 artist in residence, Tajimi (JPN)
1999 Park of the Future, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)
1998 2nd international ceramic symposium in Zvartava (LV)

Installations in public space

2008 Light festival Staro Riga, Latvia (in collaboration with Maris Grosbahs)
2006 Festival arbres et lumières, Geneva (CH)
2005 Architectural installation in a private house, Lausanne (CH)
Architectural installation for an administrativ building in Roja (LV)
2004 Festival of street garden, Lyon, France, (in collaboration with Cécile Presset, landscape architect)
Les Yeux de la ville – Geneva, (in collaboration with Cécile Presset, landscape architect and Stéphane Collet, architect)

Video festivals

2003 VID, Berne
Shift, gallery imagespassages (France)
Loopmatic, video festival, Barcelone (SP)
2002 Viper, Bâle (CH)
1999 de een minuteen, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam