Virginie Rebetez (CH, 1979) lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. Graduated from the Photography School of Applied Arts in Vevey (2005), she followed her education in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Amsterdam, from where she obtained a Bachelor in visual arts, in 2008.
All her projects are closely connected to each other and focus on the space created by absence. She is interested in the concept of invisibility by exploring new narrative forms. Focusing on unfinished stories, her work questions the idea of traces, presences and absences, as well as the role of the image-maker. Rebetez’s work is presented in numerous shows, festivals and galleries, in Switzerland and internationally – Galerie C (Neuchâtel, CH), Three Shadows Photography Art Center (Beijing, CN), Imago Lisboa Festival (Lisbon, PT), La Maison Rouge (Paris, F), OCAT (Shanghai, CN), Photoforum Pasquart (Bienne, CH), Format Festival (Derby, UK) – as well as published in various magazines and photographic reviews. Her work received several awards, such as – La Bourse des arts plastiques, Canton de Vaud (CH, 2019), L’Enquête photographique fribourgeoise (CH, 2018), La Fondation Leenaards (CH, 2014), Swiss Design Awards, (CH, 2014), Leica price, 29th Festival of Photography and Fashion of Hyères (F, 2014), Prix Focale_Ville de Nyon (CH, 2013). She took part in several art residency programs, in Johannesburg (SA, 2013), New York (US, 2014) and Cairo (EG, 2017). Virginie Rebetez published two books with Meta/Books, Out of the blue (2016) & Malleus Maleficarum (2018), which were both acclaimed. Her work is part of the Fotostiftung Wintherthur collection, as well as La Ville de Nyon, La Ville de Lausanne and several private ones.