Stéphane Ducret

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Stéphane Ducret is a Swiss contemporary artist[1] born in 1970 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and living in Buenos Aires, Argentina since 2006.


Ducret studied at the Geneva University of Art (ESAV). He was commissioned to make large-scale paintings by the Geneva Hospital (1998) and by the Geneva International Conference Center (1999) before moving to New York City. He showed his work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2000) among others, and founded the Point Gallery (2000–2002).

He has shown his work at Edward Mitterrand Gallery, Geneva (2002), l’elac (2002, 2003), the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2003, 2004, 2005), Synospsism Gallery, Lausanne (2005, 2006, 2007), FAC (Forum d’art contemporain), Sierre (2006), Centre PasquArt, Bienne (2006), he was awarded by The Fondation leenaards in 2003.


His work from 'The Rebirth of the Cool' series has a fluid geometric abstraction that reflects the “media propaganda (publicity and cinema, television and women's magazines)” that speaks about “the love at first sight, the passion (...), love with a capital letter” according to Michel Onfray » (Michel Onfray: La Puissance d’exister, Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2006).

For 'The Origin of the World', Stéphane Ducret refers to the fact that people spend so little time in front of the artworks during the exhibitions… He reproduces a selection of the great masterpieces of art history in their original dimensions with a slight change: he makes all the details vanish, since only a close and longer observation of the artwork would have allowed to detect. His technique is to increase digitally the size of the pixels, decreasing their number and, at the same time, the photographic quality of the image (Technique: Lambda print on high gloss paper, fixed in between two transparent and shiny acrylic panes, 4 mm each (like a sandwich), mounted on a smaller and invisible aluminum frame).

One Person Exhibitions[edit]

2013 Stéphane Ducret + Bret Slater, annex14, Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Zürich Primeros capítulos distraídos, el mirador espacio, Buenos Aires

2012 Stéphane Ducret and Christian Stuker, curated by Murs Porteurs, Clinique De La Prairie, Montreux Gribouillis, GAS | GenevArtSpace, Genève

2011 Gribouillis, Happiness is Happening, Genève Red Cross Ball, Morges Stéphane Ducret, Changarrito, Buenos Aires

2009 Cross Platform (with Thierry Feuz), Imagenic Agency, Genève Diamonds are Forever, Galería del Paseo, Manatiales/Punta del Este

2008 Diamonds are Forever, Espace R, Genève 717 años (with Jorge Pereira), Cámara de Comercio Suizo Argentina, Buenos Aires Shiny Happy People (The Facebook Project), The Art Floor, Genève

Group Exhibitions[edit]

2013 PANTONE ® K 2013, Usine Kugler - Art contemporain, Genève 44e Salon des Antiquaires, Galerie Laurent Marthaler, Lausanne Usine genevoise de dégrossissage d’or, Forde, Genève Geometría: Desvíos y Desmesuras, Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires

2012 Collection d’art de la BCV, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne

2011 KUGLER REMIX 2011, Usine Kugler - Art contemporain, Genève Autour de l’abstraction géométrique, Collection d’art BCV, Lausanne

2010 SEXYY X’MAS, Galerie ©MARENDAZ, Genève Point de vue, Galerie Cheminée Nord, Genève Sweet People, Compact Space, Los Angeles Impressiones profundas y duraderas, curated by Leila Bustamante, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires Sweet People, Galerie Synopsism, Lausanne Vanitas, Hania Bailly Contemporary, Genève

2009 tendances | contemporary artists in review 2008, The Art Floor, Genève

2008 arteBA, Angel Guido Art Project, Buenos Aires Galería del Paseo, Manatiales/Punta del Este (Uruguay)


  1. ^ Norma Domínguez (2 July 2007). "Stéphane Ducret, amalgama de arte y marketing". swissinfo (in French). Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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