Catherine Leutenegger


Catherine Leutenegger (1983, Switzerland) is a visual artist and photographer based in Lausanne. She holds a BA and MA degree in Visual Communication / Photography with First Class Honours from University of Art and Design / ECAL. Her first monographical book titled Hors-champ revealing photographers’ workspaces, was published in 2006 by Infolio through the prestigious Manor Cultural Award in Lausanne. Beside she is the recipient of several major fellowships including two Swiss Federal Design Grants (2006 and 2008); the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize (2008) and the BCV Encouragement Prize (2006). In 2007 she took part of an artist residency program in New York and started her project named Kodak City depicting the demise of the Kodak empire throughout the digital revolution. In March 2014, her second book was published by Kehrer Verlag with essays of A.D Coleman, Urs Stahel and Joerg Bader. Leutenegger’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions on the international scene: Aperture Gallery, New York; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Bieler Fototage, Biel; Fotomuseum, Winterthur; Head On Photofestival, Sydney; Lianzhou Photofestival; Festival Circulations, Paris; Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan. Her work is in the collections of several public and private institutions, including : Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; MAST Foundation Collection, Bologna; Musée Nicéphore-Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône.

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