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Iseult LABOTE
(1959)
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BIOGRAPHY

Greek and Swiss, Iseult Labote, was born in Geneva and studied Art History and political science at the University of Geneva. Her passion for the photography, revealed from the adolescence onwards, drove her to make several study trips abroad: she stayed in Athens, Florence, Rome, Moscow, New York and Singapore.

Iseult Labote’s photographs, created without any artificial intervention or staged set-up, explore the aesthetic of the contemporary industrial world. In the heart of transit locations, construction sites, warehouses, factories – locations permeated by temporality – the artist guides her attention towards the feeling of intense presence, which emanates from them. By freezing the materials, structures, and surfaces, Labote finds and brings forth the hidden poetry and sensuality stemming from abandonment and destruction.
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PRIVAT & PUBLIC COLLECTION

- Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
- Musée d'Art Modern et Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva
- Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
- The Greek National Bank, Athens
- The Contemporary Museum SMCA, Thessalonica
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EXIBITIONS

2015
- Shine Galerie, Frieze Art fair , London

2014
- Gallery Artvera’s, Genève, Swiss photo
- Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: 4, Everywhere but now

2013
- Gallery Daniel Varenne, Geneva, 7 chez Varenne
- KMA92 Contemporary Art, Berlin, Urban Fotos

2012
- Artgenève, Simon Studer, Geneva, Collective
- Espace L, Carouge, Switzerland, Onde, curated by Adon Peres

2011
- Musée Rath, Geneva, Rathania’s, curated by F. Gygi
- Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Tutti Frutti

2010
- Y&DC Gallery, Geneva, 50 JPG Triennale de la photographie, Paysages urbains
- Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Performance autour de Elise Arnheim
- Gallery Fallet, Geneva, au revoir

2009
- Gallery du Projet, Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Collective autour de Le Corbusier

2008
- Gallery Fletcher, Shanghai
- Gallery Trigono, Athens, anti+thesis

2007
- Salon de la Haute Horlogerie, Bâle, Pavillon De Witt
- Salines de Bex, Valais, Switzerland, L’Art du Bain

2006
- CalartActual, La Granja, Segovia, Spain, Paisajes industriales & La caldera
- Luxardo Gallery, Rome, Paesaggi Urbani
- Artissima Fair, Turin, Italy

2005
- Gallery Schlassgoart, Arcelor Group, Luxembourg
- Centre d’Art en l’Ile, Geneva, L’Art du Portrait, presentation of The Trouble with Harry

2004
- Musée Olympique, Lausanne, J.O. 2004
- Artrium, Geneva, Paroles de Femmes
- Gallery Yiayiannos, Athens, Landscape
- Gallery ArtRoom, Lausanne, Paysages Urbains
- 2nd International Human Rights Film Festival – FIFDH, Geneva

2003
- World Electronic Media Forum, (WEMF-United Nations Organization)
- Vera Gazi, Istanbul, Landscape

2002
- Gallery Yiayiannos, Athens, 9th International Month of Photography – IMP
- Gallery Fallet, Paysages Urbains
- Gallery VJW, Paris, “Smash”