Corinne Vionnet is a Franco-Swiss visual artist based in Vevey, Switzerland, She is a pioneer in the exploration and re-purposing of web-based imagery. Her work includes extensive archival research, photographic image making, the appropriation of crowd-sourced materials, and collage. She has also produced a number of artist books exploring her findings.
- Me.Here Now
- Paris Paris Paris
- Photo Opportunities
French- Swiss artist, Corinne Vionnet became fascinated with the exploration and re-purposing of web-based imagery beginning in 2005. Searching the Internet she analysed the imagination of the general public through vernacular images of tourist landmarks from around the world, exploring the unconscious repetition of image making, focused specifically on these familiar sight-seeing locations.
Vionnet’s curiosity of this collective identity, as well as how images are used, make up the source material for her art practice. Her study is central to the celebrated series, Photo Opportunities (2011), Vionnet’s commentary on mass tourism and its relationship to digital culture.
To date, her work has been published in numerous monographs: Photo Opportunities (2011), ME. Here Now (2017), Total Flag (2018), Automated Matterhorn and Souvenirs d’un glacier (2019), CIELS (2020), Total Palm Tree (2021), and Almost There (2023). Her artist books are in the collections of; Fotomuseum Winterthur, the MOMA, the Whitney Museum, and the NY Public Library, to name a few.
Vionnet’s work has been exhibited around the world and is included in the permanent collections of museums and private acquistions, including; SF MOMA, Musée de L’Eysée, Musée Carnavalet, Museo de Bellas Artes, Musée d’Art du Valais, Musée d’Art of Pully, and Musée Français de la Photographie, among others. Her works have also been featured in numerous art, photography and editorial publications including: ArtForum, Beaux-Arts magazine, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Collector Daily, The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times, Vogue Italia, Libération, and Le Monde, among others.
30-30-30, Museo de Bellas Artes, curated by Ramón Esparza, Bilbao Metropoli 30, Bilbao, Spain
Autour du Monde. La traversée des images, d’Albert Kahn à Curiosity, Albert Kahn Museum, curated by Magali Mélandri, Clément Poché, Boulogne-Billancourt
Imaginarios colectivos: la construcción de la imagen turística, Visiona, Curated by Pedro Vicente, Huesca, Spain
Building Illusions, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, curated by Duan Yuting and Ruohao Hu, China
Raphael Ritz Aujourd’hui, Musées cantonaux du Valais, Sion, Switzerland
Send me an image, From Postcards to Social Media, C|O Berlin, curated by Felix Hoffman and Dr. Kathrin Schönegg, Germany
Chinati Weekend, @Maintenant, Marfa/TX, USA
Notre-Dame de Paris – De Victor Hugo à Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Crypte archéologique de l’ile de la cité, Paris
Snap+Share, SFMOMA, curated by Clément Chéroux, San Francisco, USA
Alt. +1000, Photo Festival, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland, 2019
MOI. Ici Maintenant (ME. Here Now), Swiss Camera Museum, Vevey, Switzerland (solo).
Private Choices, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Tourism, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju Biennale, South Korea
Répliques : l’original à l’épreuve de l’art. Autour de la Collection d’Olivier Mosset, Musée des Beaux-Arts, curated by Gabriel Umstätter, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
TOURISMs : The social and urban transformation brought about by the massification of travel, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, curated by Ramón Esparza, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
Vertical No Limit. Mountain Photography, Musée de l’Elysée, curated by Daniel Girardin, Lausanne, Switzerland
Les évidences du réel, Musée d’Art, curated by Pauline Martin, Pully, Switzerland
Away, Festival Images, Emergency Contemporary Art Space, Vevey, Switzerland (solo).
Di Lé, Espace Vallet, Vercorin, Suisse
Gelatin Silver Print is dead! Hilger Next Galerie, curated by Jonas Tebib, Vienna, Austria
Nouvelle présentation des collections, Valais Art Museum, Sion, Switzerland
Hit the Road, Fotofestiwal, curated by Alison Nordström, Łódź, Poland
Photo Opportunities, Danziger gallery, New York (solo)
PhotoPhnomPenh, curated by Christian Caujolle, Cambodia (solo)
Impermanence, le Valais en mouvement, Cantonal Museums, Le Pénitencier, Sion
Mijn Vlakke Land, FotoMuseum, Antwerp
Viajes/Trips, GetxoPhoto, curated by Christian Caujolle, Spain
Devenir Suisse, Maison Tavel, Art and History Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Wonderful Lies, Danziger gallery, New York
Imagine Japan, Musée d’Ethnographie, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Icones, Musées des Beaux-Arts, Pixels of Paradise, Image & Believe, 9th International Biennal of photography and visual arts, Liège, Belgium; 2014
Do you speak tourist? Quand les photographes décodent les clichés, Musée d’art, curated by Pauline Martin and Astrid Berglund, Switzerland; 2014
Nouveau Paysage, Binôme gallery, Paris, France; 2014
De la même étoffe que nos songes, Chapelle des Paulines, Estivales photographiques du Trégor, Tréguier, France (solo).
Lemancolia, Musée Jenisch, curated by Dominique Radrizzani, Vevey, Switzerland
Panorama del paisaje, Fotográfica Bogotá, Alonso Garcés galeria, Bogotá, Colombia
D’Ara Endavant (From Here On), curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Les 10 ans d’IMAGES, Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris, France
Photo Opportunities, Oslo 8 gallery, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Future, Get It Louder, Biennal, curated by Erik Kessels, Beijing, China
Made In… Indentité et Art Contemporain, Valais Art Museum, Le Pénitencier, curated by Diane Antille, Sion, Switzerland
From Here On, FotoMuseum, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, Antwerp, Belgium
From Here On, Les Rencontres d’Arles, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, France