April 2017 — Visual Arts
Swiss visual artist Virginie Rebetez, based in Lausanne (CH); Her photographic work is shown regularly in museums, galleries or festivals in Switzerland and Europe, and is published in different cultural magazines as well as photographic blogs and reviews. Rebetez has received, these last 3 years, numerous awards from art institutions; La Fondation Leenaards (CH), Prix Leica 29th Festival of Photography and Fashion Hyères (F), Prix Focale_Ville de Nyon (CH), Swiss Design Awards (CH).
Rebetez chose her Studio Residency to be in Egypt to continue two photographic projects that she started in Cairo in 2015. The first project is called “Our Body Belongs to Gods” with the theme of Archeology – past preservation and restoration. The second project is trying to explore the relationship that medical students have with dead bodies they have to forensically study and dissect. Rebetez is spending her residency in Cairo to complete those two projects and present them in cultural spaces in Cairo and Switzerland.