Guillaume Pilet

After graduating from ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design), Guillaume Pilet led a career mixing experimental and institutional, extralocal and international. Strongly inspired by Aby Warburg, a German art historian and cultural theorist, Pilet's art is based on an unrestrictive comprehension of the history of classical art since prehistory. The primary ideal of creativity is based for the most part at the center of the work process. Therefore, following this concept, art can not be separated from craft any longer. Artwork or usual object, iconic images or generic images, individualistic expression or exhibition strategies? All these categories merge one into the other. Following this approach Pilet’s art blurs the borders between the usual distinctions. If painting is often in the centre of the process, conceptually and practically, what is displayed to the viewers is taking many forms. Always proposed as something to be felt and experienced, Pilet’s exhibitions and performances are questioning the intimate and the universal.

Guillaume Pilet's works and performances have recently been included in solo and group exhibitions at, among others, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, MAMCO, Geneva, Musée ariana, Geneva, the Museum Tinguely, Basel, the Musée d'art de Pully, Kunstalle São Paulo and Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. His works are held in several public and private collections including the collection of the FRAC Normandie Caen, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, the Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain Genève, the Fonds Cantonal d'Art Contemporain Genève, Fonds des arts plastiques de la ville de Lausanne and the BNS Banque Nationale Suisse.