Vanessa Billy  is a Swiss artist whose work includes collages, sculptures and installations and revolves around themes like cycles of life, circulation, transfer, environmental issues, displacing, reuse of found materials, the explorations with the material, its respective functionality and reaction to other materials.

Circulation, transfer and displacement are key elements of Billy’s works. In her sculpturally led practice she uses organic and synthetic, man-made materials; by-products and end-products of processes, whether industrial or daily, that have been devalued and isolated from their natural lifecycles. Her works occupy space with a corporeal but vulnerable presence, highlighting the various discrepancies in the relationship between man and earth.


Vanessa Billy, artist
Vanessa Billy
Geneva, 1978

Past Exhibitions

Il Grande Female

08/06/2019 — 06/07/2019

Vanessa Billy: Dear Life

Centre Culturelle Suisse
21/01/2017 — 26/02/2017

Vanessa Billy: We Dissolve

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen 03/09/2016 — 13/11/2016

Exercises in Style

Suprainfinit Gallery
23/06/2016 — 15/08/2016

Vanessa Billy: All Is Porous

09/06/2016 — 15/08/2016

Solo Shows

Where is Wild?, c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, Brussels, Belgium
Stranded, Limoncello, London, UK

Sustain, Sustain, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Clean Cold Fire, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Dear Energy, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

Group Shows

War II, curated by Adam Carr, Mostyn, Wales, UK
L’Hospice des Mille-Cuisses, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Waterbound, Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, Germany
Motiers Art en Plain Air, Motiers, Switzerland

Emergences, Sculpture Triennale, Bex, Switzerland

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Geneva Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1978 Lives in: Zürich, Switzerland