French-swiss artist Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (b.1982 in Paris) explores the porous borders of memory and imagination, often referencing or using materials from the history of Cinema, Science and Museum collections. Her practice takes the form of video and photo installations, paper collages and stencils. She highlights how images penetrate the mind and are recreated through transformative and selective processes of memory. It thus questions the phenomena of projection and invention that constitute our relationship to the world, particularly informed by History, Science and Fiction.
She graduated a MFA in Ensba National Art School of Lyons (Fr) in 2007 and a Master in Arts and New Media at HEAD University of Art and Design of Geneva in 2008. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.
Marion Tampon-Lajarriette has had numerous solo exhibitions, including at Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, 2021; Erich Lindenberg Foundation, 2019 ; Les Brasseurs Art Center, Lièges, 2015; Mois de la Photo Festival, Paris, 2012; Loop Art Fair, Barcelona, 2008. Her work has also been shown at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Mamco, Geneva; Swiss Institute; New York City; Garage CCC, Moscow; MOCA, Toronto; Centre d’Art Contemporain; Geneva; Centre d’Art Neuchâtel; CACY Art Center Yverdon; Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse; Kyotographie International photo festival, Kyoto; Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver; and is part of the permanent collection at Mamco, Geneva; Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Julius Baer Art Collection, Zurich; and the Francois Pinault Foundation, between others.
In 2016/2017 she is awarded the one year residency at ISR Swiss Institute in Rome, and is taking part of Swiss Art Awards in Basel. In 2013, she was awarded the Société des Arts grant and the FCAC-Geneva grant and residency in NYC. In 2009, she first participated to the Swiss Art Awards in Basel and received the Swiss Art Award. The artist’s bilingual monograph «Paramnesia» was edited in 2013 by SAV-Fondation Ahead in Geneva (70p, fr/en, texts of Christophe Kihm and Elie During, Marie Villemin and Marie-Léa Zwahlen). In 2020 her second monograph is launched : « Echos » edited by Casa Grande (331 pages, English/French/Spanish/Italian, texts by Cristóbal Barria, Mark Lewis, Beau Rhee, Lucille Ulrich, Valeria Venditti). She is represented by Galerie Laurence Bernard in Geneva.