© Jean-Michel Etchemaité, 2011

1975     Born in Montreux, Switzerland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019    °Andata ritorno
                Laboratoire d'art contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
2018     °ELSEWHERE, Taipei, Taiwan
2017     °Temple Honen-in, Ariane Monod / with Virginie Jaquier
                 Kyoto, Japan
2015      °Art Projects Gallery, Central Hong Kong
2013      °Dohjidai Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2012      °Drawing Wall, Halle nord, Geneva, Switzerland
2010      °Espace 27 & Espace cheminée nord, Usine Kugler
                  Geneva, Switzerland
2008      ° Espace cheminée nord, Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
2006      °Act-Art, Centre d'art en l'ile, Geneva, Switzerland
2004      °Gallery Post Scriptum, Belfaux, Fribourg, Switzerland
2003      °La Grange à Vanay, with Alain favored, Monthey, Valais
                 Switzerland
2001      °Gallery Pane & Formaggio, Geneva, Switzerland

ART FAIRS
2016     °Affortable Art Fair Singapore / Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong
               °Affortable Art Fair Hong Kong / Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong
2015     °Affortable Art fair Singapore / Art Project Gallery, Hong Kong
               °Affortable Art Fair, Hong Kong / Art Project Gallery, Hong Kong
2013     °Art fair Sapporo, Sapporo / Dohjidai Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019      °"Murmures" , Collective
                Chapelle Saint-Maurice, Alby-sur-Chéran, France
                A proposition from Nina Schipoff 
                19.07.19 -  28.07.19, 2pm - 6pm / Close Monday 22.07.19
2018     °Carnets, collective, Halle nord, Geneva, Switzerland
2017     °Utopik Park, Biennale des artistes de Kugler & de leurs invités
                Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
              °Carnets, collective, Halle nord, Geneva, Switzerland
2016     °Carnets, collective, Halle nord, Geneva, Switzerland
2015     °Outre-mer, Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland
              °Real Dream, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
              °Aujourd’hui était hier était aujourd’hui... Geneva, Switzerland
2014     °Duo with Nina Schipoff, Espace K, Geneva, Switzerland
2013     °Pantone K 2013, Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
              °Ariane Monod – Leonard Felix – Maria Bill
                Espace cheminée nord
                Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
              °La ferme de la chapelle, Duo with Chantal Carrel, Lancy, 
                Geneva, Switzerland
              °Kugler Remix, Geneva, Switzerland
2011     °Wall painting, Halle nord, Geneva, Switzerland
              °Mini (art) ure, Collective, Geneva, Switzerland
2010     °Extravaganza, Collective, Geneva, Switzerland
2009     °Panoramic, Collective, Espace cheminée nord, Geneva
                Switzerland
2007     °50 X 50, Collective, Espace cheminée nord, Geneva
                Switzerland
2002     °3 X 3, Visarte VD, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne, Switzerland 
              °3 X 3, Visarte GE, Center  of Art en l’Ile, Geneva, Switzerland
              °3 X 3, Visarte VS, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny, Switzerland
1998      °Artists’ Books : Exhibition of Prints, Comestible Library, Geneva
                 Switzerland
1993      °The Gallery of the Galleries, Mines et Salines, Bex, Vaud, 
                 Switzerland

AWARDS
2000        Foundation Theodore Strawinsky, Geneva, Switzerland
                 Winner of the painting competition for graduates, HEAD 
                 (School of Fine Arts), Geneva, Switzerland

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
2007      °Diploma in Visual Arts, Pedagogical Visual Section, HEA
                 Geneva, Switzerland
2002   °Proficiency Certificate in Secondary Education, HEP
                 Lausanne, Switzerland
2000   °Graduate School in Fine Arts, Painting & Printmaking, 
                 Graduation ESAV (current HEAD), Geneva, Switzerland
1993   °Certification Preparatory Course,  Applied Arts  school
                 Vevey, Switzerland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2000 - 2019   °Visual art teacher, Secondary school, Bex
                          Switzerland
2014 - 2018   °Management of the evenement « Collecting time »
                          with Ikko Oyama, Program Echange Kyoto_Geneva
2007 - 2018   °Management of the exhibitions in the group 
                          «Espace cheminée nord», Association cheminée nord 
                          Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
2013               °Management in the group «Espace cheminée nord» 
                          by the exhibition «Pantone K 2013», A hundred artists 
                          in the Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland




Oil on aluminium, 50 cm x 300 cm, 2017
Oil on aluminium, 30 cm x 170 cm, 2017
Oil on aluminium, 40 cm x 150 cm, 2016
Oil on aluminium, 50 cm x 200 cm, 2015
PAINTINGS / 2004-2019
Oil on aluminum & bottom adhering
I paint with natural pigments associated with various mediums in successive layers on aluminium plates. Aluminium plates, in various formats, allow me to assemble and create large polyptics. In selected locations, I install the paintings with small invisible nails. These allow me to integrate the image into the wall, so that it appears like a mural. 
Panoramic
« Since her resins with strange depths between transparency and opacity, Ariane Monod has always been interested in working with materials and textures to create her interior landscapes that are not. Deprived of the thickness resin offers, she transferred this depth ontos thin aluminium plates, where the mere juxtaposition of  pigments worked into ttextures creates the depth of the field. In these large-format elongated works,most often horizontal  and sometimes combined in diptych or triptych, it is Ariane Monod’s sense of color pairings which  transform into  all the splendor and vivacity of the spigments. The audience, brought to interpret the vastrhythmics of colour, sees kinds of inner landscapes, although the artist’s work focuses solely on indefinite abstract shapes, never geometric ones, on the rendering of atmospheres and matter. Reading rhythms are induced by the horizontal format, which on the one hand, implies a shift - reading - across the painting and. on the other hand, allows the movement to decenter one’s vision, thus prohibiting a frontal gaze  in favour of a side view which forces changes in viewing angles ».
Sophie Gander, October 2011                                                                                                                                                     
« In panoramic format, the paintings and charcoal works of Ariane Monod use the wall as a parade of memories the artist has accumulated  throughout her travels. The images fluctuate continuously; their form and informal horizontal sequence of tones have the evanescent quality of memory and dreams, like a film that fully develops before our eyes. Perfectly controlled, superimposed and juxtaposed visual pigments on metal plates create a horizon of several meters long with endless variations of blue and ochre techniques. There is something enjoyable in these tonal harmonies that intertwine like shimmering silks and create water and air atmospheres more than scenery does. These harmonies appear more specifically in the «narrative panorama», drawn in charcoal on metal plates, where realistically represented plants and urban elements  are interspersed with more abstract beaches. This constant back and forth between informal and almost cinematic realism creates a dynamic. The elusive and ephemeral dream literally materializes within the wall sketch the artist has created on one of the gallery walls. The charcoal will leave the temporary trace of movement that  evolves into landscape only to be doomed to disappear at the end of the exhibition ».
Nicole Kunz, 2013    
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Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015
Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Halle Nord, Genève, 2012
Espace 27, Genève, 2011
DRAWING WALLS
2011-2019
Following a line…
Attracted by panoramic views offering infinite reading and implying a trajectory, my pictorial research is about layouts, expanses in which a flow of elements venture through an imaginary world. I pursue this research on horizontal, panoramic formats, so that stories of rhythms, atmospheres are fold and can be read. My inspiration is  a parchment that rolls out its story infinitely. I am particularly interested and concerned by lateral visions. Mostly in large dimensions, the formats are chosen according to a vision on a human scale. Horizontality allows a lateral view that carries on and extends further and further, beyond its limits... I try to establish interactions with the spectator who observe the images through successive plans by moving from one point to another. 


Halle Nord, Genève / 2012
« This 21 m x 4 meter ephemeral drawing, in charcoal and water, covers one of the white walls of the Halle Nord and invites the viewer to enter it. The path leading to the heart of an imaginary organ opens on the right of the sketch, double black lines that support its ellipse guide the traveller through imaginary forms, leads the eye to the turn to the strange forest amalgam that emerges on the white wall’s hori- zon. And biased, look at distance interferes with the relief and entering unknown, the volumes that bypasses the usual leads to interpret seeks exit this maze of effects of light and shadow that does not close, which do not fear. The game is as prospects carved in the same material, opti- cal game of more or less faded black, white and shades of gray. Volumes rise and fall rhythmically when on approach and then not duplicate this tempo to keep the prospect of seeing, reading like a scroll infinite landscape that unfolds, that seems to resonate beyond its limitations, such as pulse beating on the wall space left blank. Research by Ariane Monod in this work of great technical mastery explores in a dreamlike way the boundaries between abstraction and figuration. Indeed, her use of charcoal, so- metimes scraped or smoothed, drops of water and sponges for dimming effects aim to create a continuum of abstract elements; the effect of rate and depth, an atmosphere and the appearance of a path. However, the reaction of the viewer is often to decompose this relief to interpret the elements as clouds, mountain mist or vapor ".
Sophie Gander, 2012


Continuation of charcoal on aluminium & bottom adhering / 2010-2019
For some time, I made a series of works inspired by many drawings made in Asia (2005 to 2013).  On primed aluminium plates joined to a background, I charcoal elements  which are fictionally processed in my memory. This panoramically designed and installed sequence of images,  tells a series of memories that intermingle. Certain areas are blurred or fuzzy and gradually lead to a transition image. These images are punctuated by phases of these absences which can drag gradually, and without noticing it merge intoanother, travelling through different perspectives ...  like  a travelling image.
Panoramic narrative 
“Akin to fine strips of parchment or film, Ariane Monod’s charcoal panoramics read  like graphic narratives without words or boxes, colliding with memories of distant places in time and space. Much as in the memory process, these memories were decanted by time or repetition, transfigured by emotion, then fiction, which in turn have dressed their mistakes, impressions and inaccuracies. Despite their appearance of black and white clichés, these panoramics were inspired by drawings and travel sketches exploring a fantasy world, where changes in perspective, diversions and reversals of perspective, ellipses and transitions such as those between two  dreams, evoke an imaginary narration».
Sophie Gander, 2011       






COLLECTING TIME 
2013-2018
Collecting Time is an exchange project between two art spaces, two cultures, two dynamics initiated by Dohjidai Gallery of Art (cultural hub for the art scene in Kyoto since 1996) and the Association of artists Cheminée Nordthrough its art space "Espace Cheminée Nord" located in the heart of the Kugler factory, a cultural center in Geneva. Through exhibitions and residences, this exchange intends to create a stable partnership as well as to develop a dialogue between artists from different cultural backgrounds, promoting the creation of art projects that reflect topics specific to each country’s social and political contexts. For the Kyoto public, this event will be an opportunity to discover many facets of contemporary Swiss culture and interact with the artists.
Small summary of the past events:
>The exchange started in 2013 with a first exhibition at the Dohjidai gallery in Kyoto showing Ariane Monod’s work.
>In 2014, for the 150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, the project "Collecting time_14 Geneva-Kyoto" opened the second part of the exchange and partnership. It was supported by the Embassy of Japan and others partners.The artists coming from Japan were: Yuka Yamato and Takayuki Okamoto, artists in residence in Geneva.
>In 2015, "Collecting time_15, Geneva-Kyoto" was the third part of the exchange. The exhibition took place during the "Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture Parasophia" and was supported by the Swiss Embassy in Japan. The artists coming from Switzerland were: Adrien Rumeau, Naomi Del Vecchio, Léonard Félix, Charlotte Fontaine, Anja Seiler, Kristina Irobalieva.
>In 2016, "Collecting time_16, Geneva-Kyoto" is the fourth part of the exchange. The event was under the patronage of the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland and was connection with the ‘50JPG’ Festival (Triennale dedicated to photographyCenter of photography of Geneva). 
The artists coming from Japan were: Yuriko Sasaoka and Eri Takehisa, artists in residence in Geneva.
>In July 2017, the exhibition "Collecting time_17, Genève-Kyoto" is the fifth venue with two artists from Switzerland: Sophie Arrandel and Maria Bill.
>In July 2018, supported by the Embassy of Japan, Suzuki Sayaka & Matsuda Masanori are in residence In Kugler Factory. The exhibition of their work are «realized in situ».

Project coordination: Ikko Oyama & Ariane Monod
https://www.usinekugler.ch/les-associations/cheminee-nord/espace-cheminee-nord




LAST EXHIBITIONS  / 2019 - 2014
1.09 - 16.09.18
COLLECTING TIME_18
KYOTO_GENEVE
ESPACE CHEMINEE NORD
GENEVA
Project coordination: Ikko Oyama & Ariane Monod
Suzuki Sayaka & Matsuda Masanori
Exhibition & Residence Exchange / Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto
 & Espace Cheminée nord, Geneva
http://www.dohjidai.com/gallery/artist-in-residence/​​​​​​​

14.07 - 26.08.18
HALLE NORD
CARNETS
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
GENEVA

4.4.18 – 5.4.18 ::::
TAIPEI / TAIWAN
ELSEWHERE
SOLO EXHIBITION
阿麗亞娜·莫諾 
繪畫 
展期: 
開幕式:
4月3號, 週二, 下午 5:00
營業時間: 每日下午5時–零晨2時
Elsewhere 
那裏 台北市大安區光復南路200巷7號

2.12 - 17.12.17 ::::
GENEVE
USINE KUGLER
UTOPIK PARK
GENEVA  / SWITZERLAND
GROUP EXHIBITION 

05.07 - 16.07.17 ::::
TEMPLE HONEN-IN
KYOTO / JAPON
ARIANE MONOD & VIRGINIE JAQUIER

09.07 - 19.08.17 ::::
HALLE NORD
CARNETS
GENEVA  / SWITZERLAND
GROUP EXHIBITION


14.10 - 15.10.17 ::::
GENEVE
USINE KUGLER
atelier (rr)ouvre-toi...
Week-end portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes 
ACT ART
https://ouvre-toi.act-art.ch/exposant/ariane-monod​​​​​​​


04.07 - 16.07.17 :::: 
COLLECTING TIME ’17
Maria Bill & Sophie Arrandel
KYOTO, JAPAN
An exchange program between Geneva & Kyoto
Selection of artists of the Association Cheminée nord
Coordination: Ariane Monod & Ikko Oyama
http://www.dohjidai.com/gallery/artist-in-residence/​​​​​​​


18.11 - 20.11.16 ::::
AFFORTABLE ART FAIR SINGAPORE
With ART PROJECT GALLERY 


08.07 - 20.08.16:::
CARNETS
GENEVA
Collective
Halle Nord, Place de l’île 1, 1211 Genève

26.05 - 11.06.16 :::::
COLLECTING TIME_16
GENEVE
EXCHANGE OF EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCES
DOHJIDAI GALLERY OF ART
KYOTO / JAPAN
&
ESPACE CHEMINEE NORD
USINE KUGLER, GENEVE
Eri Takehisa & Yuriko Sasaoka
Photography / installation / animation & performances
Coordination of the event: Ikko Oyama & Ariane Monod
Opening: 26/05/16, 18.00
Detox Sunday:
Culinary performances by H. Sando & Y. Y. Offhause 
inspired recipes of Japanese Buddhist monks
Espace cheminée nord, Usine Kugler
http://www.dohjidai.com/gallery/artist-in-residence/​​​​​​​
Usine Kugler, Geneva

12 - 15.05.16 ::::
AFFORTABLE ART FAIR HONG KONG
HONG KONG
With ART PROJECT GALLERY 
Hall 3D&E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition 
Centre Wan Chai

WALL INSTALLATION
BEX, SWIZERLAND
Wall Intervention performed by 884 students
of the school Establishment of Bex
Coordination: Ariane Monod
Ecole La Servannaz, Rue de la Servanne, 1880 Bex
Visible from mo. to fri. from 8 am to 4 pm 

2015 ::::
December 4 - December 20 :::::
OUTRE-MER
GENEVE, SWIZERLAND
Opening december 3, Usine Kugler, Genève

November 12 – November ::::
AFFORTABLE ART FAIR 
SINGAPORE
With ART PROJECT GALLERY

october 10 - october 11 ::::
ATELIER (R)OUVRE-TOI...
GENEVE, SWIZERLAND

May 18 - June 15 :::: 
«AUJOURD’HUI ETAIT HIER ETAIT AUJOURD’HUI...»  
GENEVE, SWITZERLAND
As part of the commemoration of Bicentenary 
of the entrance to Geneva in Swiss Confederation
Quai Gustave Ador Association CIANI

Mai 22 - May 24 :::: 
AFFORTABLE ART FAIR 
HONG KONG
with Art Projects Gallery
21st Floor Phoenix Building, 23 Luard Road, Hong Kong 

June 13 - June 14 :::: 
«USINE KUGLER 18 YEARS OF MATURITY! OPEN DOORS» 
GENEVE, SWITZERLAND

April 28 - May 10 :::: 
COLLECTING TIME 2015 
KYOTO, JAPAN
An exchange programm between Geneva & Kyoto
Selection of artists of the Association Ch. nord during 
the «Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture»
Naomi Del Vecchio / Léonard Felix / Charlotte Fontaine / 
Kristina Irobalieva / Adrien Rumeau / Anja Seiler
Coordination: Ariane Monod & Ikko Oyama
http://www.dohjidai.com/gallery/artist-in-residence/​​​​​​​


April 4 - 19, 2015 :::: 
ART PROJECTS GALLERY
CENTRAL HONG KONG
Personnal exhibition
Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
Central Hong Kong
www.artprojectsasia.com

March 2015 :::: 
REAL DREAM 
GENEVE
Collective / Fonderie Kugler, Geneva
Opening: Friday, March 6, from 6pm 
An original artistic proposal  from Marisa Cornejo 
and  Stéphanie Prizreni

November 2014 ::::
DUO with Nina Schipoff
GENEVE
Espace K, Usine Kugler, Genève
                  
September 2014 ::::
COLLECTING TIME 
GENEVE
Coordination of  the  event : Ariane Monod & Ikko Oyama
Usine Kugler, Geneva
DOHJIDAI GALLERY / Kyoto / Japon 
ESPACE CHEMINEE NORD / Usine Kugler / Genève
An exchange of exhibitions between Kyoto & Geneva 
& Guest artists
Exhibition : from september 26 to october 11 2014
To commemorate the anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, the event "Collecting time" inaugurates the second part of a partnership and exchange between Dohjidai Gallery and l’Espace Cheminée Nord. To mark the occasion, artists, musicians and dancers have been invited to invest several spaces of the Kugler Factory. Espace Cheminée Nord will exhibit the works of our guests of honor in residence Yuka Yamato and Takayuki Okamoto, from the Dohjidai Gallery, Kyoto. At the Espace 27, a group exhibition puts together Japanese artists living in Switzerland with Swiss artists having a common research linked to Japanese culture. Fonderie Kugler marks the exchange by hosting an event for the Opening weekend. About ten participants will be in interaction with each other through concerts of contemporary music, Butoh dance, movies and performances carrying cross visions on both countries. This event arose from a profound desire to forge links between artists from different cultures. The visitors will discover numerous facets of the contemporary Japanese culture, by experiencing a diversity of works and visions, a confrontation of practices and approaches created by Japanese and Swiss artists.
Organisation: ‘Espace Cheminée Nord’ team 
/ with the collaboration of «Fonderie Kugler»
http://www.dohjidai.com/gallery/artist-in-residence/​​​​​​​

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