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Laurence Bonvin lives and works in Berlin and Geneva.
Graduated from E.N.S.P. (Ecole Nationale de la Photographie), Arles (F), 1991
Photography professor at ECAL (University of Art and Design), Lausanne, Switzerland since 2001

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Passing, Mamco, Geneva
In/Out, Photo Workshop Gallery, Johannesburg
In Transit, blank projects, Cape Town
On the Edges, CPIF, Pontault-Combault, Paris
On Location, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig
On the Edges of Paradise, Centre for Photography, Geneva
Ferne Fenster, SOX 36, Berlin (with Tarramo Broenimann)
The Photographers, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art, Istanbul
(2 person show with Juul Hondius)
When I Look at You, 10m2 Gallery, Sarajevo
Contemporary Art Forum, Sierre, Switzerland
Espace abstract, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)
One-eyed Little Owl, Palais de l’Athénée, Geneva (cat.)
White Heat, Skopia Gallery, Geneva

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Timelines, Manuel Ortiz Foundation, Arles
Révélations, Musée Rath, Geneva
Swiss Art Awards nominations show, Basel
Something Else, Biennale off, Darb 1718, Cairo
Là, d’où vient le bruit, Manuel Ortiz Foundation, Arles
Xenopolis, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
7 Places / Precarious Fields, 6th Fotofestival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Germany
Transient Material, Haus am Lüzowplatz, Berlin
Adaptation, Photography Days, Bienne, Switzerland
Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
Concrete, Photography and Architecture, Fotomuseum Winterthur
Joburg Fringe, ex Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg
Le salon des dames, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
Obsessions, La Filature, Mulhouse (curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer)
The Breath on Our Back, Photoforum PasquArt, Bienne
Hidden Publics, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem
Communitas, Camera Austria, Graz
Open Frame, CRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
Fragments. Urban Realities in South Africa, Photoforum PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
Hidden Publics, Skuc, Ljubljana
Hidden Publics, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Basel and <Rotor>, Graz
Us, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Madrid Abierto 2010, public space exhibition, Madrid
Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Episode 2 (curated by Stealth)
Us, Johannesburg Art Gallery & Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Axis Mundi, Bag Factory, Johannesburg
I Am By Birth A Genevese, Vegas Gallery, London and Forde, Geneva
The Waste Land, Caravan Berlin
Sage comme une image, Galleria Palladio, Lugano
Zu Gast bei Verlierern, Substitut, Berlin
Howl, Caravan, Berlin
Welt Bilder II, Helmhaus, Zürich
L’Europe en devenir, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Stipendiatten, -tinnen der Stiftung Vordemberge Gildewart, Museum Wiesbaden
Cahiers d’artistes 2006-2007, Fri-Art, Fribourg
Global Cities, Tate Modern, London
Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni, Ballhaus Ost Galerie, Berlin
Let’s Stay Alive Until Monday, Tbilisi (curated by Daniel Baumann)
Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel
Wednesday Calls for the Future (curated by Daniel Bauman), N.A.C., Tbilisi
Coghuf, Kunstmuseum, Le Locle
Zoom in  zoom out, Fri-Art, Fribourg
Interférences – Contemporary Swiss Photography, Aarhus, Copenhagen
What about 9/11 Photographers. Centre for Photography, Geneva (cat.)
Territoire & Paysage, N Gallery, Tbilissi (cat.)
Boomerang, Hall-Palazzo, Liestal
Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel
Im Sucher, Kunstmuseum, Solothurn
Meyrin : 4 Photographers, Forum Meyrin (cat.)
Luftbilder, Landbilder, Kunsthaus Langenthal
Photography Collection, 1992-98, A City Represented, Artamis, Geneva
Weltenblicke, Documentary Photography and its Mediums. Fotomuseum Winterthur (cat.)
Genève-Bruxelles, aller-retour, St. Gervais, Geneva
Galerie Contretype, Brussels (cat.)
Aus der Romandie, Fotomuseum Winterthur (cat.)

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AWARDS AND GRANTS

Nomination Swiss Art Awards, Basel
Film Prize, Manuel Ortiz Photography and Film Foundation, Arles
Residency, CMA Arts, Japan
Project grant, Cultural Affairs Department, Geneva
South Africa Residency, Johannesburg & Cape Town, Pro Helvetia
Ile-de-France Centre for Photography Residency, Les Recollets, Paris
Over 35, project grant, City of Geneva
Publication, Cahier d’artiste, Pro Helvetia
Berlin Schönhauser Residency, Canton of Geneva
Swiss Art Award, Basel
Project grant, Cultural Affairs Department, Geneva
Project grant, Cultural Affairs Department, Geneva
Swiss Art Award, Basel
Vordemberge-Gildewart Price, Neuchâtel
Project grant, Cultural Council, Sion

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FILMOGRAPHY

Avant l’envol, video HD, 20 min
Blikkiesdorp, video HD, 25 min
After Vegas, with Stéphane Degoutin, video HD, 21 min

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FILM FESTIVALS

Rencontres Internationales, Paris (France) et Berlin (Germany)
Zinebi, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain
International Film Festival, Amiens, France
FID, International Documentary Festival, Marseille, France
Rencontres Internationales, Paris (France) et Berlin (Germany)
Soleure Films Days, Switzerland
Edinburgh International Film Festival, short films competition
International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Swiss competition
Kasseler Dokfest, short films competition

PUBLICATIONS

Gotthard Super Express, publ. Humboldt Books, Milano, 2015 (contribution)
Concrete, Architecture and Photography, Winterthur, ed. Scheiddegger & Spiess (cat.)
Madrid Abierto 2009-2012, Madrid, ed. Jorge Diez, 2012
FACES 71, University of Geneva, Summer 2012 (mag)
Cityscape n°1, Cape Town, Fall 2011 (mag.)
Camera Austria n° 114, Graz, Summer 2011 (mag.)
GHOSTOWN, Madrid Abierto, Madrid, 2010 (monogr.)
FREIZEIT, Berlin Schönhauser, FCAC, Geneva, 2009 (monogr.)
Believe it or not, Basso Magazine, Berlin, 2008 (mag.)
Stream n°1, Paris, 2008 (mag.)
ON THE EDGES OF PARADISE, edition fink, Zürich, 2008 (monogr.)
WELT BILDER 2, Helmhaus, Zürich, 2007 (cat.)
Face, Geneva, Janvier 2008 (mag.)
LAURENCE BONVIN, Cahier d’artiste, Pro Helvetia et Edizione Periferia, Luzern, 2007 (monogr.)
Graz Architecture Magazine, 03, Graz, 2006 and Magazine XXI, Istanbul, Summer 2006 (mag.)
Von General zum Glamour Girl, Swiss National Library, Bern, 2005 (cat.)
Decorum, supplement to KunstBulletin, June 2005 (contribution)
Flughafenkopf, supplement to Hochparterre, December 2004 (contribution)
Takeoff, artist contribution, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Genève, 2004 (contribution)
Abstract, Summer 2003 (mag.)
Quoi de 9/11 photographes. Centre for Photography, Geneva, 2002 (cat.)
Territoire & Paysage, 2002 (cat.)
Swiss Art Awards, 2002 (cat.)
Meyrin/4 photographes, Meyrin, 2001 (cat.)
Welten Blicke, Fotomuseum Winterthur, 1998 (cat.)
Genève-Bruxelles aller-retour, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, 1995 (cat.)
Aus der Romandie, Fotomuseum Winterthur, 1993 (cat.)

COLLECTIONS

Swiss National Bank, Bern
Swiss National Library, Bern
Communication Museum, Bern
Contemporary Art Museum, Geneva
Prints Cabinet, Geneva
Pictet Bank collection, Geneva
Contemporary Art Collection, Canton of Geneva
Contemporary Art Collection, City of Geneva
Photography Collection, City of Geneva
Private collections