ALOGON - 2016 (solo show / Galerie Houg)


ALOGON - 2015 (cuted paper/sizing)



POLYCHORAS (entreveues à la seule faveur des éclipses) - 2015
Stencil on sizing, spray paint.
210 x 220 cmPOLYCHORAS - 2015
Stencil on sizing, spray paint.
150 x 150 cmPOLYCHORAS (le relief par l'ombre) - 2015
Stencil on sizing, spray paint.
210 x 220 cm



Born in 1982, lives and works in Geneva

 Like Mark Lewis, his nominee Marion Tampon-Lajarriette moves deftly between photography and film, aware of and evoking the histories of both. Lewis first discovered the younger artist’s work in Toulouse in 2008, when they were exhibiting together in the Printemps de Septembre festival. Tampon-Lajarriette is the only artist in Ensuing Pictures exhibition based in Europe, where her exhibition history is concentrated. Tampon-Lajarriette’s work creates a tension between the real and the imagined. Selections from her evocative Metamorphic Rocks series (2013), which are included in Ensuing Pictures, were created while on a recent residency in New York. Three of these works are black-and-white photographs that conjure planetary landscapes, their textured surfaces suggesting a rough, worn terrain; a fourth work is rendered in muted earth tones and also seems otherworldly but has the added effect of a glowing sunset on the horizon. These images were shot by the artist in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Greek and Roman antiquity rooms where she translated the surfaces of ancient relics into topography by playing with framing, focusing in tightly on the slope of a figure’s head and the mass of curls depicted, or a worn eye socket that resembles the site of a crater’s impact. Shooting across one sculpture’s surface and into a museum spotlight created the effect of a sunset for her picture Igneous Rocks (Venus Genetrix) (2013). No one would describe these images as documentary, although the artist has, in effect, simply photographed artefacts and though these faces and bodies are made to recall landscapes, they are, in fact, representations of the human form. Her use of proximity and cropping obscures as much information as it magnifies, giving a detailed but biased representation of her subjects. The distorted reality of these works is a testament to the powerful ability of the artist to conceal and reveal. Tampon-Lajarriette further heightens the surreal, astronomic quality of some of this imagery by applying a stereoscopic effect; the slight blurring and red-green visual treatment associated with three-dimensional vision and science-fiction films such as It Came From Outer Space. With these images, Tampon-Lajarriette equates the mysterious nature of these antiquities to the unknowable nature of the universe itself. 

The distinction between taking a photograph and making a picture is an important one. While each of the emerging artists in this exhibition starts with a camera in hand, where they end up is radically different: (…) Marion Tampon-Lajarriette demonstrates that under her lens, earthly objects can become otherworldly. What unites these emerging artists is their desire to create pictures‒works that realize a particular point of view‒rather than mere photographs.

 Emmy Lee, Text for Capture Photo Festival catalogue, Vancouver, Oct 2013



2015 - ALAGON / Galerie Houg, Paris

- SOLEILS NOIRS / Centre d’Art Les Brasseurs - Art Contemporain, Liège, Belgique - curated by Yannick Franck

- CAPSULE 2.20 / Halle Nord – Espace d’art contemporain, Genève - curated by Carole Rigaut

2013- THE CLOCK ANALOGY / Performance vidéo musicale / Swiss Institute, New York

2012- L’HEURE MYSTERIEUSE / Festival Mois de la Photo, Galerie Dix9, Paris - curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso & Leonor Nuridsany

- UNDERWORLD / Galerie Skopia, Genève

- LE SOMNAMBULE ou LE VOYAGE FANTASTIQUE / Centre d’art la Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc Thouars, France - curated by Jean-Luc Dorchies

- LE MUR INVISIBLE / Château de Cadillac, Bordeaux, France - curated by Christian Caujolle

2011- SIDI MIRI / Rodeo12, Genève, Suisse - curated by Karine Tissot

2010- LOST HORIZON / Galerie Dix9, Paris

- DEAD END / Module 1 du Palais de Tokyo, Paris - curated by Daria de Beauvais & Marc-Olivier Wahler

2009- VENGEANCE AUX DEUX VISAGES / Galerie Skopia, Genève

- CAMERA 1 , PLAN 8 / in JEFFMUTE / Mamco, Genève - curated by Christian Bernard 

- GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM / Les Abattoirs, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse 

2008- WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS / Printemps de Septembre / Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France - curated by Christian Bernard

- LA PASSANTE / RDF Galerie, Nice, France

- LOOP Foire d’Art Vidéo / Galerie Sollertis, Barcelone, Espagne 

2007- MANDERLEY / Galerie Skopia, Genève



2015- BOURSES DE LA VILLE DE GENEVE / Centre d’art contemporain, Genève

- LES TRAVERSEES / Villa du parc, Centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse, France 

- OVNI Festival, Objectif Vidéo Nice / Windsor Hotel, Nice, France

- SILENT MOVIES / Cavendish Square, London

- Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles / IMAGES RIVAGES / Hôtel de Grille, Arles, France

- BIG - Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants / Plaine de Plainpalais, Genève

2014- FEAR & DESIRE / Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles - Commissariat Paul Young & Clément Page

- TEMPS SUSPENDU / Galerie des Comptoirs arlésiens de la jeune photographie, Arles, France

- WOMEN IN DIGITAL / The Hospital Club, Londres

- PRIX JEAN CHEVALIER / Réfectoire des Nonnes, Lyon

- A CONTRETEMPS / Palais de l’Archevêché, Arles - curated by Maud Calmé

- WON’T BACK NOW / Galerie Skopia, Genève

- DER LEONE HAVE SEPT CABECAS / Crac Alsace, Altkirch - curated by Filipa Oliveira & Elfi Turpin

- SWISS VISUAL / Zuiun-An, Kyotographie International photo festival , Kyoto, Japon - curated by Masahiro Amano & Thomas Maisonnasse

- MOVE MOVIE / Centre d’art contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse - curated by Karine Tissot

2013- LE REGARD DU BEGUE / Mamco, Genève - curated by Christian Bernard 

- HOTEL DE L’EXPOSITION / Le Commissariat, Chez Treize, Paris - curated by Camille Azaïs

- ENSUING PICTURES / Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada - Commissariat d’Emmy Lee

- EGAREMENTS / Château d’Avignon, France - Commissariat d’Agnès Barruol et Véronique Baton 

- PARIS PHOTO LA / Galerie Dix9, Paramount Pictures Studio, Los Angeles, USA

- RENCONTRER CE QUI A CESSE D’ÊTRE / Le Grand T, Nantes, France - curated by Claude d’Anthenaise

2012- REVE DE MONUMENTS / La Conciergerie, Paris - curated by Christian Corvisier & Francis Adoue

- LEURS LUMIERES / Centre culturel de rencontres Abbaye de Saint-Riquier Baie de Somme, France - curated by Jean Louis Boissier

- LA NUIT DES TABLEAUX VIVANTS II / Biennale de Belleville, Paris - curated by Christian Bernard & Jean-Max Colard

- SUPERAMAS / CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Suisse / curated by Arthur de Pury & artistes

- ART 43 BASEL / Galerie Skopia, Suisse

- IBG 2011 / Galerie de Multiples, Paris / curated by Francisca Würz & Gaëlle Boucand

2011- BOURSES / Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève

- St. MORITZ ART MASTERS / St. Moritz, Suisse

- EXPERIENCE POMMERY 8 / Domaine Pommery, Reims, France - curated by Régis Durand & Thierry Leviez

- QUE S’EST-IL PASSE A MARIENBAD ? / 25e Festival du film de Cabourg / Espace Bruno Coquatrix, France / curated by Camille Azais & Romuald Roudier

- WANDERERS OF THE WASTELAND / Galerie Flux, Liège, Belgique / curated by Yannick Franck

2010- YIA Young International Artists N°01 / La Cartonnerie, Paris

- SWISS ART AWARDS / ART 41 BASEL / Bâle, Suisse

- THE WINDOW / Espace Kugler, Genève, Switzerland

- SUNDAY’S SCREENING / Programmation vidéo des galeries du Marais, Paris

- INS BLICKFELD GERUCKT / Institut Français, Berlin - curated by Francisca Würz & Gaëlle Boucand

2009- EXPOSITION DE NOEL / Le Magasin CNAC Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

- LA NUIT DES TABLEAUX VIVANTS / Printemps de Septembre, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse - curated by Christian Bernard & Jean-Max Colard

- ACQUISITIONS RECENTES DE LA MEP / Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

- I AM BY BIRTH A GENEVESE / Espace Forde, Genève et Galerie Vegas, Londres - curated by Alexandre Bianchini & Pascal Rousson

- ACTUAL FEARS 2 / 9 e édition du NIFF Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / CAN Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Suisse / curated by Arthur de Pury & Marie Villemin

- SALON DE MONTROUGE / La Fabrique, Montrouge, France

- UN CERTAIN ETAT DU MONDE? / GCCC Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscou Collection François Pinault Foundation - curated by Caroline Bourgeois

- HORS PISTES Festival / Centre Pompidou, Paris

- RE-PLAYING PICTURES / MBAL Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Suisse - curated by Laurence Schmidlin

- DAYS & DECADES, 20TH ANNIVERSARY / Galerie Skopia, Genève

2007- SOURCE FROIDE / Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Suisse

- REALITY STRIKES BACK / Universal Cube, Leipzig, Allemagne

- 12e Biennale de l’image en mouvement / Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Genève

2006- 15e Rencontres Internationales Paris-Madrid-Berlin / Cinémathèque Française, Paris / Circulo Bellas Artes, Madrid / Cinema Babylon, Berlin

- Festival POESIE/ NUIT / Lyon, France



2013 - Bourse et résidence de New York, Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Genève

2010 / 2012 - Atelier de la ville de Genève / L’Usine, Genève

2010 - Résidence Suddenly Last Summer / Beauchery St Martin, France

2010 - Bourse de la Société des Arts / Genève

2009 - Swiss Art Award - Prix fédéral d’art / Office fédéral de la culture, Suisse

2008 - Bourse d’aide à la réalisation / Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

2004 - Bourse et résidence du Medialab Madrid / Centre Culturel Conde Duque, Espagne 



- FMAC, Fonds d’art contemporain - Geneva

- François Pinault Foundation, Venice

- La Fabrique, Marseille

- La Maison Rouge, Paris

- Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris

- Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva

- Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM), Monaco