Trip Location: Guangzhou
After his previous stay in Southern China for an exhibition in Shenzhen, Augustin Rebetez is conducting a one-month research trip in Guangzhou. He has the idea of realizing during this period an unprecedented corpus of photographs and videos, while using local resources and collaborating with the Cantonese artistic network.
Augustin Rebetez, born in 1986, lives and works in Mervelier, Switzerland. Photographer by training, he uses various techniques to stage his images, creating teeming installations traversed by texts, drawings, sculptures and videos. His powerful and sprawling artistic universe evolves according to his collaborations with musicians, acrobats, do-it-yourselfers or architects.
Since 2009, Augustin Rebetez has participated in numerous exhibitions, primarily in Europe but also in North America, South Korea, Nigeria, Mexico and Lebanon. He was awarded the PhotoFolio Review prize at the Rencontres d’Arles in France (2010), the Swiss Photo Award (2012), the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize (2012) and the Vevey International Photo Award (2013-2014). In 2014, his work was exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney. In 2015, he completed his first play for the stage at the Théâtre de Vidy in Lausanne. Since 2016, he has been developing a series of stop-motion shorts with director and clown Martin Zimmermann. Recently, he took part in the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale 2018, and in 2019 he did two major solo shows in São Paulo and Milano.