Catherine Gfeller was born in 1966 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
She currently lives and works in Paris and Southern France after having lived in New York from 1995 to 1999.
After her Master in Fine Arts in 1991 at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne, she devotes herself to photography. She travels to many different continents (Europe, South Africa, Asia, South America, North America) to create large landscape triptychs (“A Matter of Landscape”). In 1995, she receives a grant for a one-year residency in New York. There, she develops a printing technique which combines paper, monoprint and photography on the theme of urban landscape ("Urban Friezes").
In 1999 she is invited for a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and receives the Photography Award from the HSBC Foundation. Paris inspires a new work (“Multi-Compositions”), focused on metaphorical urban subjects using various media: video, sound and the written word. Intimate spaces and daily gestures create new multi-layered compositions where urban rhythms still resonate as an acting presence (“The Insiders”, “Chimeras”, “Domestic Pieces”, “Waders”).
In 2010-2012 her monographic exhibition "Pulsations" is hosted by Museum of Fine Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds, Museum of Fine Arts KKL Luzern and Center of contemporary Art, Sète (South of France).
2013: Film"Words of Artists/Portraits of Artists" (87 Min.), Swiss contemporary art, produced by Richard Dindo and Swiss Television RTS Zürich.
2014: Residency and exhibition at WAM Museum in Johannesburg.
2015: Dozen of artistic projects combining installation, performance, photography, video, radio and soundwalk the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern (architect: Renzo Piano).
2017: "Voices in Kiev" multi-media exhibition, Shevchenko National Museum, Kiev, Ukraine.
2018: "Guangzhou Driftings" multi-media exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China. This project will continue with new themes in Hong Kong and Beijing in 2020.
She actually works on a long feature film dedicated to the prestigious Artschool and Institution Les Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Catherine Gfeller has exhibited extensively in Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Argentina, Chile, Canada, the United States, South Africa, Ukraine and China. Her work belongs to private and public collections in Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Germany, Japan, Belgium and the United States. She regularly takes part in Art Fairs, such as ArtBasel, Kunst Zurich, Armory Show, la Fiac, Ljubjana Biennale and Art Bruxelles. Parallel to her exhibitions, Catherine Gfeller is invited to give lectures and workshops in universities and produces large-scale commissions for public spaces.
- Solo exhibitions
- Collective exhibitions
- Lectures and screenings
- Critical text
- Radio interview and TV