The exhibition remains closed until further notice due to the spread of Covid-19. Should the current situation and public health guidance change, we will attempt to extend the run of the show and open it to the public in some form in May.

We are excited to present Maya Rochat's first solo project “Living in a Painting” in all three spaces of the gallery, following her participation in several of our group shows.

Maya Rochat (b. 1985) takes the qualities of the exhibition space as her starting point to create spectacular, immersive installations, as seen in Bern & Nyon last year for her solo shows as the winner of the Prix Mobilière 2019. She will now apply this approach to the DuflonRacz gallery, creating a new way to experience the three very different gallery spaces in Bern. Maya Rochat (b. 1985) works at the limits between photography and painting: the source material for her work are photographs which she distorts, paints over, damages, reconstructs and coats, pushing them over the threshold to painting. The resulting works appear like fragmented and associative bursts of shapes and colour, which engage viewers on an emotional level while also confronting socially relevant issues, e.g. through her use of recycled plastics.

Maya Rochat (b. 1985, Morges, CH) is a visual artist based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She works in the fields of photography, painting, video, performance, and installation. Her work has been presented in institutions including Tate Modern, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Kunsthaus Langenthal, CH; Centre Culturel Suisse (library), Paris, France; La Mobilière Bern & Nyon; VFO verein für Originalgrafik, Zürich; Locarno Film Festival, Photofestival, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH; CH; Bâtiment pour l’Art Contemporain, Geneva.