Maya Rochat (1985), based in Switzerland

Maya Rochat, a leading Swiss visual artist, exploring photography, painting, video, installation and performance art.

A 2009 graduate of the prestigious ECAL École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (photography department) and in 2011 at HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design (work.master), Maya Rochat quickly expanded her artistic scope to incorporate a multitude of media and forms of expression.

Her work has been featured in renowned institutions such as the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, the Tate Modern in London and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Spectacular and poetic, her masterful "Living in the Painting" projections with musician Buvette or Julie Semoroz have captivated audiences at the Tate Modern's South Tank, Geneva's Victoria Hall, Lucerne's KKL, Lausanne's Musée des Beaux-Arts and Geneva's Grand Théâtre.

From the outset of her career, Maya Rochat's work has been immersive, merging the work and the viewer.

Maya Rochat has won numerous competitions for artistic intervention in public spaces. Most notably, she created the monumental "Language of Color" project at ETH Zürich.

Over the years, Maya Rochat has been awarded numerous distinctions, including the Prix AMP 2022, the Prix Mobilière 2019, the Leenaards Foundation scholarship in 2018, and the Abraham Hermanjat scholarship in 2017. In 2009, Maya Rochat was honored with the Prix de l'ECAL for the excellence of her work.

portrait photo by Anne Gabriel Jurgens

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