Bolte Lang Gallery presents the Vanessa Billy‘s exhibition, “all is porous“.
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.
Her work is realized out of commonplace objects that the artist present as such or after modifying them through simple actions, an economy of means that characterizes the artistic language of Vanessa Billy. By assembling words, images and objects in a kind of ephemeral DIY version of high minimalism, her work achieves a nonchalant awkwardness and a proud nudity that bring together space, weight, and materiality in ways that impose a constant state of tension.
Vanessa Billy (born 1978 in Geneva) has had solo exhibitions at Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2013); Piano Nobile, Geneva, (2013); Frame, Frieze Art Fair, New York, with BolteLang (2012); unosolo project room, Milan (2011); Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (2011); Project Space, The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2009), and has been part of numerous group exhibitions, such La Jeunesse est un Art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2012); Art and the City, Zurich (2012); Manufacture, Centre Pasqu’Art, Biel (2012); Keep floors and passages clear, White Columns, New York (2011); Young people visit our ruins and see nothing but style, curated by FormContent, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (2009); Frieze Sculpture Park, curated by David Thorp, London (2009); Boule to Braid, curated by Richard Wentworth, Lisson Gallery, London (2009); Timewarp, curated by Felicity Lunn, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (2009). In 2014 she will have a solo show at Limoncello, London (UK).