Vionnet uses the same approach and the same strategy for his installations and objects. Irritation and integration. A fundamental confrontation with the history of a place leads to a subtle and more precise intervention of the object. Take for ex- ample his man-made grass island at the Weimarhallen Park (Weimar, DE), which ironically intensified the park’s own artificiality. In ‘Close the Gap’ (Leipzig, DE) he bridged the space between an old-town row of houses with a printed canvas image of the now much frowned upon prefabricated building. A reference to changes in time and aesthetics.
Nicolas Vionnet lives and works in the Zurich metropolitan area. He has finished his studies at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. In 2009 he graduated from the Bauhaus-University Weimar with a Master’s degree in Public Art and New Ar- tistic Strategies. Extensive exhibition vita, such as 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art (UA), 4th Aarhus Biennial Exhibition Sculpture by the Sea (DK), III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (RU), The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (GBR), Städtische Galerie Kubus Hannover (DE), Alpines Museum der Schweiz Bern (CH).