Lucas Olivet (born 1985) lives and works in Switzerland and Michigan.
He graduated from Vevey School of Photography in 2009.
His work has been exhibited widely in Europe and internationally
including at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich; the Rencontres d’Arles
the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University; Paris Photo; Fotofilmic,
Vancouver; Jörg Brockmann, Geneva, Images Vevey and Unseen Amsterdam.
Through his lens, the Geneva-born shooter addresses issues of memory,
loss and longing by way of his own life as well as through a wider historical
and cultural frame. Olivet’s work is held in numerous public and
private collections including Durand-Ruel, Paris; Lambert Art Collection,
Brussels; Géotec, Dijon; Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Geneva;
the Museum of Fine Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds; the Biel Photoforum;
Enquête photographique valaisanne and the Rencontres d’Arles.
Recent and upcoming books include Au Bon Vin (2022) Images Vevey
editions and Medicine Tree (2024) published by Skinnerboox, Jesi (IT).
His works have been featured in publications including Der Greif; art press
Unseen Mag; British Journal Of Photography; Libération; Musée Magazine
Le Quotidien de l’Art; safelight paper; Lens Culture; The Guardian; Blind
magazine; Le Journal des Arts, Purple and L’Oeil de la Photographie.
Involved in education, Olivet served as juror and has been invited as
visiting artist for workshops, mentorship programs or panel discussions
in collaboration with various partners, such as Cité Internationale des arts,
Paris; The Centre de la photographie Genève; Pictet Bank; CEPV Vevey
FMAC, Geneva; Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol; FOC, Bern; Cosmos-Arles Books
CFP Arts, Geneva; The Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.
He is a recipient of the 2014 and 2016 Swiss Photo Award, The
Geneva Contemporary Art council post-documentary Photo Grant,
and selected for the Swiss Design Awards in 2020.
Olivet received the Photography Book grant from Pro Helvetia in 2023.
His work was nominated for the Emerging Scholarship, Lucie Foundation
Los Angeles in 2017 as well as the Dorothea Lange-
Paul Taylor prize and got the honorable mention in 2019, which
brings together image, creative writing, sound in recognition
of a new approach in Photography awarded by
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
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