Resume

Upon completing her studies in Literature at the University of Lausanne (1989-96), Sophie Guyot took up visual art in self-taught fashion. Light(ing) has proved to be her favorite material. Her approach has a down-to-earth poetic slant to it, and it is concrete factors —her contact with a material, her relationship with the site to be addressed—that give rise to both her desire and design.
By contrast to other that have explored light as an artistic medium, Sophie Guyot’s approach to light relates to humanity at an earlier, and humbler, stage. Whether in large-scale projects or more modestly sized ones, her work bespeaks a flawless relationship between humans and their biotope. It is akin to a conspiratorial wink at nature, spinning a metaphor on the human condition.
Born in Morges (Switzerland) on January 22, 1970. Lives and works in Lausanne.

Sophie Guyot – Av. de Tivoli 19bis – 1007 Lausanne
+ 41 (0)76/ 381 70 32 sophie[at]sophieguyot.ch

CV
2018
Ulan-Bator & Murun Sum/ MNG, Land Art Mongolia – Tsogio? – Canter? – Galop?, installation
Genève/ CH, Halle Nord, Union TMF 24/7 – In Trust I Trust, performance

2017
Port-au-Prince/ HT, 5th Ghetto biennale – Publis’haïti, installation
Odessa/ UKR, 5th Odessa biennale of contemporary art – H-U-M-A-N-?, installation
Chicago/ US, Elmhurst art museum – Sense of Place, ÜBERGRAD, collective exhibition
La Chaux-de-Fonds/ CH, le Quartier Général – ARCHISALÉ II, solo exhibition

2016
Côme/ IT, 8202 Festival – H-U-M-A-N-?, installation
Ferney-Voltaire/ F, Festival Voltaire – [45xVIVANTS], installation
Lausanne/ CH, Flon Art – [45xVIVANTS], installation
Bulle/ CH, Musée gruérien – ARCHISALÉ, solo exhibition

2015
Genève/ CH, Geneva Lux Festival – NEPENTHÈS, installation
Cascais/ PT, Lumina Festival – La Maison Flux and [3milleLUCES], installation
Sharjah/ EAU, Sharjah Light Festival – majaz waterfront park, installation

2014
Ljubljana/ SLO, Svetlobna Gverila – Svetlobni Dom, installation
Lausanne/ CH, espace abstract – Technical Grounding, exhibition duo with POL
Copenhague/ DK, Dansehallerne – ON/VOLT, collaboration with Recoil Performance Group
Sharjah/ EAU, Sharjah Light Festival – Kuwait Square, installation

2013
Lausanne/ CH, espace abstract – ÜBERGRAD, solo exhibition
Lausann/ CH, Théâtre Arsenic – ÜBERFLUX, perennial outdoor installation
Mitrovica/ Nord Kosovo, M-I-T-R-O-? – Temporary installation on the city walls

2012
Braunschweig/ DE, experiment: STADTRAUM – La Maison Flux, installation
Sierre/ CH, Théâtre les Halles – Installation perennial installation in the theater foyer
Lyon/ F, Fondation Bullukian – [45xVIVANTS], installation

2011
Nyon/ CH, Installation in the bay of Nyon, solo
Brussels/ BE, Nuit Blanche – [45xVIVANTS], installation
Lausanne/ CH, Nuit des Musées – [45xVIVANTS], solo exhibition
Belgrade/ RS, Belgrade of Light – Into The Blu, installation
Neuchâtel/ CH, Millénaire – installation
Ljubljana/ SLO, Svetlobna Gverila – Into The Blu, installation
Gand/ BE, Lichtfestival – [3milleLUCES], installation

2010
Bruxelles/ BE, Nuit Blanche – G-R-E-E-N- ?, performance
Lausanne/ CH, Festival de la Cité – La Cour, installation
Bilbao/ SP, Noche Blanca – Into The Blu, installation

2009
Lyon/ F, Fête des Lumières – Into The Blu, installation
Bruxelles/ BE, Nuit Blanche – Into The Blu, installation
Poitiers/ F, Parc du Futuroscope – Les Amibes, installation

2008
Genève/ CH, Festival Arbres et Lumières – Cocoon, installation

2007
Lyon/ F, Fête des Lumières – Efflorescences, installation

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • turbulence, catalogue of the 5th Odessa biennale, 2018, 87 pages, ISBN 978-617-7518-51-7
  • Lyon, de l’ombre à la lumière, official book of the fête des lumières, 2017, ISBN 9 782955 3629 14
  • Guide contemporain – Le guide de la Fondation Lémanique pour l’Art contemporain, Volume III, Collectif, FLAC, 2016, 285 pages, EAN 9782839919838
  • abstract 15 ans, Editions art&fiction, Softcover, 200 x 250 mm, 128 pages, ISBN 978-2-940570-05-8
  • SuperLux, Under the direction of Davina Jackson, New York, Thames and Hudson, 272 pages, ISBN-13: 9780500343043
  • You Say Light, I Think Shadow, Sandra Praun & Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Publisher Art And Theory Publishing, ISBN 9789198087482
  • Art en Ville – le guide des oeuvres en plein air, Edition: Service de la culture & Service d’architecture de la Ville de Lausanne, 2014
  • Lausanne contemporain , Collectif, FLAC, 2012, 554 pages, EAN 9782839911085