Since the 1980's, Carmen Perrin established herself as a sculptor. In the 1990's she started creating works increasingly related with architectural and landscape contexts. Through her works she tries to create a tight relation between light, materials and architectural and social characteristics of a public space. In 2005, she decides to stop teaching to dedicate herself entirely to her artistic research. 
She is currently working on projects related with public spaces and pursues in her studio a research in the close articulation between sculpture and drawing practices. The gallery has been presenting her work since 2009.



Born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1953.
Lives and works on Geneva, Switzerland and in France.
carmenperrin.com

1960

Exiled with her family in Switzerland

1981
Graduated from the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Geneva

1986 / 1996
Studio in Marseille, France

1988 / 2004
Teacher at the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Geneva

1993 /1995
Studio at Londres, United Kingdom

2012
Residence in Berlin, Germany


EXHIBITIONS

2018
CELA VA FAIRE DES VAGUES, Carmen Perrin and Pierre-Alain Zuber, Ferme-asile, Sion, Switzerland

2017Switzerland
Lignes de forces
, Pavillon Sicili, Geneva, Switzerland
A forces
, Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland

2015
Irréversible,
galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Entrer dehors sortir dedans
, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France
masomenos
, galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, France

2013
Encore et encore
, musée d'art de Pully, Switzerland
Distrates
, Keitelman Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique

2012
Oeuvres récentes
, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Combinages
, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
Oeuvres récentes
, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich, Switzerland
Acquisition et inauguration du dessin «Tracé tourné, continu», 2009, Musée Réattu, Arles, France

2010
Oeuvres récentes
, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2009
Tracé tourné
, Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris, France

2008
Motifs de porosité
, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2007
Eclipses
, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich, Switzerland

2006
Oeuvres récentes
, avec Paul Raguenes, Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)

2004
Oeuvres récentes
, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Perçu/Perdu
, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich, Switzerland

2003
Galeria AELE - Evelyn Botella, Madrid, Spain

2002
Ou / où Two Journeys
, Guernesey College of Further Education Art and Design, résidence et exposition à "The Gallery", Guernesay, UK (catalogue)

2000
Oeuvres récentes
, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich, Switzerland

1999
Mur tigre
, Centre d'Art Contemporain Les Halles, Porrentruy, Switzerland (publication)
Fondation Moret, Martigny, Switzerland
Galerie MIRE, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)

1998
Exposition à la Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France
Forum d'Art Contemporain (avec Michel Grillet), Sierre, Switzerland

1997
Exposition au Centre d'art contemporain de Vassivière, France (catalogue)
L'écran, le seuil, la trouée, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle de Calais, France (catalogue)

1996
Attention au départ
, curator : Beat Wismer, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland.

1994
Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris

1993
Swiss Institute, New York, USA (catalogue)
John Good Gallery, New York, USA

1992
Transit
, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains (avec David Boeno, Joey Morgan), curator: Hervé Gauville, Tourcoing, (catalogue)
Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Lucerne, Switzerland (catalogue)

1991
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum et Galerie CC, Graz, Austria (catalogue)

1990
Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris

1989
Fundación Joan Mirò, curator: Margit Rowell, Barcelone, Spain (catalogue)
Kunstmuseum des Kanton Thurgau, curator: Elisabeth Grossmann, Ittingen, Switzerland (catalogue)
Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Erika + Otto Friedrich, Berne, Switzerland
Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris with Richard Monnier and Emmanuel Saulnier (catalogue)

1988    
Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich, with Douglas Beer and Michel Grillet (catalogue)
Galerie Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)
Halle Sud, Prix culturel La Placette, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)

1987    
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Eglise des Jésuites, Sion, Switzerland
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg, Switzerland - curator: Roger-Marcel Mayou (catalogue)
Galerie Erika + Otto Friedrich (with Jérôme Baratelli), Berne, Switzerland (catalogue)

1986    
Galerie Bob Gysin, (with Pidder Auberger), Dübendorf, Switzerland
Halle Sud et Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)
Centre d'art contemporain APC de Nevers, France

1985    
Fundación Cultural EMUSA, (with Jacques Berthet), La Paz, Bolivia

1984    
Galerie Palud n° 1, Lausanne, Switzerland
Palais de l'Athénée, Salle Crosnier, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)

1983    
La maison est au fond du jardin
,Galerie Andata-Ritorno, Geneva, Switzerland

1981    
Voir du pays
, Dioptre (espace éphémère pour l'art contemporain, directed by Stéphane Brunner, Albert Pilloud, Carmen Perrin and Jean Stern) Geneva, Switzerland (2 publications)

 
INTERVENTIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE

2015
Le rouge vers l'or,
design of the ceiling and walls in the project of the renovation of the Alhambra Theater, Geneva Alhambra, Switzerland

2014
Noir ductile
, the door of the historical hall of Cornavin station, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
Observer, réinventer le monde,
intervention in several spaces at the maternity of the university hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.

2012
Ils passent,
design and execution of child's play - collaboration with ADR architects and Carlos Lopez architect, plaine de Plainpalais, Geneva, Switzerland.

2011
Un moment suspendu
, Saint-Georges cemetery, Geneva, Switzerland
Si près, si loin
, participation at the script writer and the film shooting in Bolivia, directed by Michel Favre, Genève, Suisse (74')

2010
Les racines à l?envers
, scenography for Hic Salta ! collaboration with the Hermesdance, company, Berne, Switzerland.
Un point relatif et mouvant
, collaboration with Stücheli Architects, parish center, Männedorf, Zurich, Switzerland.

2009
Ensemble
, permanent intervention, head office of SUVA, Lucerne, Switzerland
Bleu Grenay
, laying out with Georges Descombes from Place Daniel-Breton à Grenay, France
Derrière un loup il y a un loup
, 4 permanent interventions on the website of the new accomodations of the « Wolfswinkel » in Affoltern, Zurich

2008
Project for an intervention in public space, collaboration with Gilles Clément, Findacion Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote, Canaries Islands, Spain

2007
L'écran rouge
, architects Michel and Claire Corajoud, Georges Descombes and ADR Architects, Les jardins d'Eole, Paris, France

2006
Motifs de porposité
, Marc Mimram architect, new swimmingpool-ice rink Pailleron, Paris, France
De toutes les couleurs, exhibition's scenography Un siècle de dessins d'enfants dans les écoles genevoises, ethnography Museum, Geneva, Swiss (catalogue)

2005
La découverte
, permanent intervention on the pier of the Bains des Pâquis in Geneva, in collaboration.

2002
Exhibition's scenography « Plantae Hesslerianae, les herbiers du Dr Hessler au Paraguay », in collaboration with Lorenzo Pianella, Sciences' History Museum, Geneva
La vitesse des abeilles
, permanent piece in the building Midfielddock Aeroport of Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland

2001
Seven permanent interventions in the building of the new Frauenklinik of Lucerne, Switzerland / Architects : Daniele Marques and Reto Padrut (catalogue)

2000
Ondes
, permanent intervention in the Swiss National Bank, Zurich (catalogue)

1999
Scenography for Faust in collaboration with the Cie Philippe Saire, Lausanne, Switzerland

1997
Lithophanie
, permanent intervention, Engineer School of Fribourg, architects : Herren + Damschen
Voûte, Clinique SUVA, Bellikon, Argovie, Switzerland (catalogue)

1996
Reflets/Couleurs
, permanent intervention in the inner courtyard of the UBS, Lausanne, collaboration with Daniel Berset, architects : Pizzera and Poletti

1995
Contact
, permanent intervention Central Beheer, architect Herman Hertzberger in Appeldoorn, Pays-Bas
Le Palindrome
, scénography for the Cie Philippe Saire, with Arnold Helbling and Francine Simonin, Lausanne, Switzerland

1993
Permanent intervention, Lycée des Trois Sources, Bourg-les-Valences, France

1991
CH 91, La voie suisse, Genevan itinary (with Richard Long and Max Neuhaus), Brunnen; conception: Georges Descombes; publication :Swiss way, Genevan itinary of Morschach in Brunnen (catalogue)
Prolonger
, permanent intervention, Ecole du Crédit Suisse, Zurich


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