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Stéphane Ducret

Born in 1970 - Switzerland

BIOGRAPHY

Stéphane Ducret was born in 1970 and was Silvie Defraoui’s, Gilles Porret’s and Christian Marclay’s pupil at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Visuels of Geneva now called HEAD, where he graduated in 2005 with specialization in art history in 2006. He was granted by the Leenaards Foundation a CHF 50’000.- Award in 2003 and he had his studio in New York (1999-2001), Porto (2001-2002) and Buenos Aires (2006-2012). He now lives and works in Geneva.

Stéphane Ducret’s work has been the subject of the solo exhibitions ’I saw the best minds of my generation…’, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux (2015); ’Open Window (on the Possible) or : How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Present’, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux (2014); ’Stéphane Ducret + Bret Slater, annex14’, Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Zürich (2013) and ’Primeros capítulos distraídos’, el mirador espacio, Buenos Aires (2013).

Recent group exhibitions include ’SPRAY#4 | Stéphane Ducret, Thierry Feuz, Daniel Orson Ybarra’, Spray Studio, Geneva (2015); ’Printmaking by ECAL’, Musée Jenisch, Vevey (2015); ’Bruit’, Villa Dutoit, Geneva (2015); ’S.P.R.A.Y. - Oainting Now’, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux; ’Drive the Change’, 100plus, Zürich (2014); ’Usine genevoise de dégrossissage d’or’, Forde, Geneva (2013); ’Collection d’art de la BCV’, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne (2012).

It will be the subject of his most important solo exhibition to date: ’Because Tomorrow is Today’ at the Galería Ethra, CDMX, México, from April 14th to June 17th, 2016.

Stéphane Ducret’s work is included into the following collections: BCV ART | Banque cantonale vaudoise, CICG | Centre international de conférences de Genève, AXA Assurances, Fonds cantonal d’art de Genève, Fonds des arts plastiques de Lausanne, Hôpital universitaire de Genève, Musée de Pully, the collections of David Brolliet, Nicolas Torroni, Manuel Noriega (México) and Hôtel La Cour des Augustins.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO (Selection)

2016
Because Tomorrow is Today, Galería Ethra, México City (up comping, April 14th)

2015
Time and Space Transcendance, Stéphane Ducret Studio, Genève
I saw the best minds of my generation..., Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux

2014
Open Window (on the Possible), Montreux Jazz Festival (in situ installation at the VIP lounge), by Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux
Open Window (on the Possible) or : How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Present, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux

2013
Stéphane Ducret + Bret Slater, annex14, Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Zürich
Primeros capítulos distraídos, el mirador espacio, Buenos Aires

2012
Stéphane Ducret and Christian Stucker, curated by Murs Porteurs, Clinique De La Prairie, Montreux
Doodles, GAS | GenevArtSpace, Genève

2011
Gribouillis, ohmyghost! Gallery, Genève
Red Cross Ball, Morges
Garabatos, Changarrito, Buenos Aires

2010
Masterpiece Redux, Lloyds Bank, Genève

2009
Cross Platform (with Thierry Feuz), Imagenic Agency, Genève
Diamonds are Forever, Galería del Paseo, Manatiales/Punta del Este

2008
Diamonds are Forever, Espace R, Genève
717 años (with Jorge Pereira), Cámara de Comercio Suizo Argentina, Buenos Aires
Shiny Happy People (The Facebook Project), The Art Floor, Genève

2007
Masterpiece Redux, Galerie Synopsism, Lausanne
Galerie ARTINSPORT, Crans-Montana

2006
Around the House, la galerie | etc, Genève
Flamingos, FAC, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Sierre
Stéphane Ducret, commissaire d’exposition: Catherine Othenin-Girard, Centre Nespresso, Orbe

2005
Georgem, Galerie Synopsism, Lausanne


GROUP (Selection)

2015
Outre mer, Fonderie Kugler, Genève, 4 - 20 décembre
Artists of the gallery, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Porto Cervo
Artists of the gallery, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Zürich
Aujourd’hui était hier était aujourd’hui..., curator: Patricia Terrapon Leguizamon, Flags, Geneva Biennal's celebration, Public space around Lake Léman's natural harbor, Genève
SPRAY#4 | Stéphane Ducret, Thierry Feuz, Daniel Orson Ybarra, Spray Studio, Genève
Printmaking by ECAL, Musée Jenisch, Vevey
Bruit, curator: Visarte.Genève, Villa Dutoit, Genève

2014
45e Salon des Antiquaires, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Lausanne
S.P.R.A.Y. - PAINTING NOW, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Montreux
UTOPIE PICTURALE 2, Fonderie Kugler, Genève
S.P.R.A.Y. - FOUR CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, Galerie Artvera’s, Genève
Drive the Change, 100plus, Zürich

2013
PANTONE ® K 2013, Usine Kugler - Art contemporain, Genève
44e Salon des Antiquaires, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary, Lausanne
Usine genevoise de dégrossissage d’or, Forde, Genève
Geometría: Desvíos y Desmesuras, Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires

2012
Collection d’art de la BCV, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne

2011 
KUGLER REMIX 2011, espace kugler - Art contemporain, Genève
Autour de l’abstraction géométrique, Collection d’art BCV, Lausanne

2010 
SEXYY X’MAS, Galerie ANDATA/RITORNO & ©MARENDAZ, Genève
Point de vue, Galerie Cheminée Nord, Genève
Sweet People, Compact Space, Los Angeles
Impresiones profundas y duraderas, curated by Leila Bustamante, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
Sweet People, Galerie Synopsism, Lausanne
Vanitas, Bailly Gallery, Genève

2009
tendances | contemporary artists in review 2008, The Art Floor, Genève

2008
arteBA, Angel Guido Art Porject, Buenos Aires
Galería del Paseo, Manatiales/Punta del Este (Uruguay)

2007
Le Fonds des Arts Plastiques 2002-2006, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne

2006
Artistes de la galerie : exposition d’été, Galerie Synopsism, Lausanne
Branding, Centre PasquArt, Bienne

2005
Editions du Département arts visuels de l’Ecal, Galerie de Multiples, Paris
‘FleaMarket II’, temporarycontemporary, London
Accrochage [Vaud 2005], mcb-a | Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne

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