Grégory Sugnaux - «Post Scriptum»

Research Exhibition, January 31 — April 12, 2024

Curated by Lara Demori

Art Fellow Grégory Sugnaux presents the corpus of works he has produced during his residency at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, delving into the archives, the photographic collection, and the library. Resulting from the project “Shape-Shifting: Transfiguring Art History”, Sugnaux’s solo show will take place on the ground floor of Palazzo Zuccari, yet it will include media material recorded at the “La Cage aux Folles”, a former galleria di belle arti owned by Ludovic Spiridon from 1910 to show his collection of paintings, which later became a club active until the 1980s. 

Grégory Sugnaux (b. 1989) lives and works in Fribourg. His work is generally concerned with the status of the image through the mediation of exhibiting and painting. In extracting the familiar image from its existing pictorial codes, he rejects hierarchical values in art history and tries to turn the attention to the representation of alternative systems of image-making. With curation alongside his artistic practice, Sugnaux investigates the conditions of the exhibition in his varying approaches. From 2016 to 2020, he was co-curator of the project space WallRiss in Fribourg, and since 2017 co-curator of Backslash Festival in Zurich. In 2015, he received the Kiefer Hablitzel I Göhner Art Price, and was a finalist for the 2020 Swiss Art Awards. Recent solo exhibitions include Into the Wolf’s Mouth at Lateral, Rome, Mental Mask at, Zurich (2023), data romance at Château de Gruyères (2022), heute denken, morgen fertig at Display, Berlin (2020), and Définitif, donc provisoire at Kunsthalle Friart in 2019. During his stay at the Swiss Institute in Rome, 2022–2023, he continued his investigation into monstrous figures by creating two new series of paintings. 2024, Sugnaux is a finalist of the Swiss Art Awards, Basel.








































« Post Scriptum », 2024, 4K video loop, 4’15”




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