Artist Statement

At this point, my life divides itself into two halves. The first one I lived in Vrin, a small village of 250 inhabitants in the Swiss Alps, the second half in Los Angeles, United States. The realities of my two “lives” could not be more different. There is hardly any overlap between these two worlds. Photography is a way of expressing the whole of my being, derived from these disperate experiences, in an attempt to reconcile them with one another.

Exhibits & Recognition

2014: Solo Show at ‘Kunst im Bauhof’ in Winterthur, Switzerland (Images from an emigrant)
2012: TPS 21 traveling exhibit (Juried competition)
2012: PhotoIreland (On Migration)
2012: European Photography (fleeting faces: A Modern Family Portrait)
2012: Solo Show at Swiss Consulate in Los Angeles
2011: group show at Hous Projects gallery in New York.
2011: CannesAlso competition. Shortlisted.
2011: Solo Show “Visits to my village” at Hous Projects gallery LA. | Press for exhibit: lenscratch
2011: Group Show “about face” at Hous Projects gallery LA
2010: The Photo Review | 2010 Identity (photoreview.org)
2010: Bündner Kunstmuseum (Art Museum Chur). (fotoszene.gr.ch/)
2009: Recipient of a grant from the “Kulturförderung Graubünden” (Governmental department for the promotion of cultural affairs in Graubünden, Switzerland.)
2009: A few photographs from “fleeting faces” and “visits to my village” were featured during the New York Photo Festival ‘09. Curated by William A. Ewing
2009: Darius Himes blog: (dariushimes.com )
2009: Lenscratch.com (lenscratch.blogspot.com )
2009: Iheartphotograph.com (iheartphotograph.blogspot.com)
2008: Fraction Magazine, Typologies Group Show (fractionmag.com)
2008: “The exposure project” (theexposureproject.blogspot.com)
2007: Group exhibit Boston Museum of Art
2007: Group exhibit at the Julia Dean Photo Gallery in Venice, California,