Vanessa Billy

Born in Geneva, 1978 and lives in Zürich, Switzerland

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.

Conceived by Paola Capata, Delfo Durante, Ilaria Gianni, and Federica Schiavo, for its first edition,...
30 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo
Vanessa Billy: All Is Porous
Bolte Lang Gallery presents the Vanessa Billy‘s exhibition, “all is porous“. Vanessa...
09 Jun 2016 - 15 Aug 2016
Exercises in Style
In 1947, towards the middle of the year, Raymond Queneau, of about 44 years old, publishes “Exercises...
23 Jun 2016 - 15 Aug 2016
Suprainfinit Gallery
Vanessa Billy: We Dissolve
Whether popcorn, batteries, water or bronze—no material is too uninteresting for Vanessa Billy (*1978,...
03 Sep 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
Vanessa Billy: Dear Life
Centre Culturelle Suisse presents “Dear Life”, a solo exhibition by the artist Vanessa Billy featuring...
21 Jan 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
Centre Culturelle Suisse
Il Grande Female
Bringing together Cristian Andersen, Vanessa Billy, Bianca Brunner, Athene Galiciadis, Patrick Hari,...
08 Jun 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
Art Spaces
Galleria Gentili
Galleries in Florence
Galleries in Zurich
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