Maya Rochat (1985), based in Switzerland

Maya Rochat, a leading Swiss visual artist, is a passionate explorer of photography, painting, video, installation, print and performance art.

A 2009 graduate of the prestigious École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL - photography department), Maya Rochat quickly expanded her artistic scope to incorporate a multitude of media.

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.
Poetic and sensory, his masterful "Living in the Painting" projections with musician Buvette 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 expressive and immersive. Merging the work and the viewer, she offers total immersion in her universe.

In her quest to share and challenge, 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.

Her ability to surprise and inspire, combined with her artistic commitment, make Maya Rochat a creative force to be reckoned with on the contemporary art scene.

photo by Anne Gabriel Jurgens