Corinne Vionnet

Visual artist Corinne Vionnet is based in Vevey, Switzerland. Her work is included in the collections of SF MOMA (USA), Musée d’Art du Valais (Switzerland), Musée d’Art of Pully (Switzerland), Musée français de la photographie (France) among others. She has been exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the FotoMuseum in Anvers; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; the Musée d’Art du Valais, Switzerland; the Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland; the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Her work is presented at art fairs such as Paris Photo, Pulse Miami and Photo London with Danziger gallery.

She has also been published in numerous art and editorial journals, including: Beaux-Arts magazine, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The British Journal of Photography, Les Lettres et Les Arts, Images Magazine, Yvi, as well as in publications including Photography Vol.4: The Contemporary Era 1981-2013, par Skira; Art and The Internet by Black Dog Publishing, MAO by Horizons Editions. A monograph was released by Kehrer Verlag (Germany) in 2011. Her series Photo Opportunities featured in the documentary by Arte ‘Collection PHOTO/Les Appropriationnistes’, directed by Stan Neumann. In January 2013, she was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos and also to present her work at a conference called Seeing is Believing.

Photo Opportunities

We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture. Framing sites of mass tourism in our viewfinders, we create photographic souvenirs that are integral to the touristic experience. Conducting keyword searches of famed monuments in photo sharing web sites, Swiss /French artist Corinne Vionnet culled thousands of tourists’ snapshots for her series Photo Opportunities. Weaving together numerous photographic perspectives and experiences, the artist builds her own impressionistic interpretations – ethereal structures which float gently in a dream-like haze of blue sky.