Bio

Independent artist researcher
Aline Veillat was born in the Réunion island, Indian Ocean, and grew up till her last teenage years in Rabat, Morocco. Later she lived in Paris, France and Lausanne, Switzerland and since many years she works as an artist and lives in Basel, Switzerland. She is as well an independent researcher and she currently involved in art&sciences research projects in close collaboration with scientists; she is associate researcher at IMéRA, Foundation for advanced studies, University Aix-Marseille, France. She holds MA and PhD degrees in Aesthetic, Sciences and Technologies of Arts from Paris 8 University, France, and Post-Diploma in Digital Media from ECAL Lausanne Cantonal Art School, Switzerland.

Actual interest: ecosystem as systems of interactions between organic and inorganic agencies, transforming the world and producing signs.
 
Key words: landscape – anthropocene – non-human – agency – intra-action – sign – flux – scale

Artist statement
I have a research-based and process oriented artistic practice, with an oblique approach of different knowledge, intertwining notions mainly coming from natural sciences, anthropological sciences and art history. I start with questions and try to understand – through reading and/or collaboration – some of the aspects raised by these questions. I have a mixed methodology, i.e. holistic, semi-empirical, via observations, interviews/dialogues, “working with”, and recently I start to involve a “public”, people with a direct and intimate link to the subject of my study.
The first step based on research, rather conceptual, leads me to the development of a form of restitution of this process. That is to say, a form that reveals the paradigms born of encounters and clashes of knowledge between disciplines, and new questions. The forms of this restitution, and the medium or mediums constituting it, vary from time to time. It is not given in advance, it is never preconceived.
 
Actual artistic projects

2017-2020
/ “Ecodata – Ecomedia – Ecoaesthetics”, FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Ästhetische Praxis und Theorie and ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. Lead Dr. Yvonne Volkart, founded by Swiss National Science Foundation research project – Implication of technologies in artistic practice dealing with ecological issues.

2017-2019
/ “Culture and memories of flood in Rhine basin”, Mulhouse Research Centre for Economies, Societies, Arts and Techniques (FR) – new media artistic creation.

2016 – still running
/ Thinking from the bottom up, when the soil yields its secrets, IMéRA and Aix-Marseille Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (FR). – mix-media artistic research project – collaboration with living organisms. (personal project)

 
Short-CV

Exhibitions (selection)

to come 2019 / Laborale, Gijon, SP / Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR; / FRAC Alsace, FR;

current
2018 / HEK, CH, collective exhibition Eco_Visionaries

past
2016-17
/ IMéRA, Institut for Advanced Research Studies, Aix-Marseille University, FR, several interventions Thinking from the bottom up, when the soil yields its secrets
2016
/ NMPRAC | National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago, USA,collective exhibition Poetic Science, El Yunque
/ Stadionbrache Hardturm Zürich, CH, collective exhibition Living Room
2015/2016
/ ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, DE, collective exhibition GLOBALE|Exo-Evolution
2014
/ Kunsthalle/Filature, Mulhouse, FR, collective exhibition Flumen/Linea
/ Locus Sonus, Aix en Provence, FR, Sound Mobility symposium and presentation of mock-up
/ Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto-Rico, collective exhibition Poetic science
2013
/ BYOB, Oslo Night, Basel Dreispitz, CH, collective happening with video projections
/ WRO art center, Wroclaw, PL, Media-Art Biennale 2013, collective exhibition
2012
/ Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, CH, collective exhibition Hiden/Obvious
/ Zebrastraat center, Ghent, BE, Biennale Update_4, international collective exhibition
2011
/ Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, CH, collective exhibition Von Tieren, Elektronen und anderen Lügen
/ Wäscherei Kunsverein, Zürich, CH, solo happening Guerrilla Gardening 2.0
/ Galerie More Funner Projects, Miami, USA, collective exhibition Milking the void
/ Projektraum Dreispitz, Basel, CH, collective exhibition Going Places
2010
/ Stadtgalerie, Bern, CH, collective exhibition with Artists-in-labs, Shanshui both ways (version2)
/ Galerie Around-Space, Shanghai, CN, collective exhibition Shanshui both ways (version1)
/ Shanghai Subway central station, CN, collective exhibition Invisible city
2009
/ Kunsthalle Baselland, CH, collective exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
2008
/ Kunsthalle Baselland, CH, collective exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
/ Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, CH, solo exhibition Là-bas est ton ici et là-bas sera ici

International Residencies and Nomination
2018
/ Research residency, KYTA 2018, India
2017-19
/ Art&Sciences research residency, University Haute Alsace and Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR
2016-17
/ Art&Sciences research residency, IMéRA Mediterranean Institut for Advanced Studies, 10 months Marseille, FR
2013
/ Research residency in the rain forest with scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, 1 month Puerto-Rico Island, USA
2012
/ Nomination for the interactive installation Pas de deux en vert et contre (version 1), New Technological Art Award 2012, Foundation Liedts-Meesen, Gent, BE
2010
/ Program of international exchange and studios Fonderie Darling/Basel city, 6 months Montréal, CA
2009
/ Program of residency China/Swiss Exchange Artists-in-Labs, 5 months Chengdu, CN

Grants
2018
/ Grant for residency Pro-Helvétia India
2016-17
/ Grant for research project Art&Sciences, IMéRA Foundation, FR
2016
/ Support for exhibition Basel Town county, CH
/ Support for exhibition Pro-Helvétia, CH
2014
/ Grant for artistic production Basel Town county, CH
/ Grant for artistic production Basel Land county, CH
2012
/ Grant for artistic production Basel Town county, CH
/ Grant for artistic production Basel Land county, CH
2010
/ Grant Sitemapping for new-media project Site-mapping OFC/BAK, CH
/ Grant iaab, Christoph Merian Foundation Basel, exchange residency program, CH
2009
/ Grant Pro-Helvétia China/Swiss Exchange AIL, CH

Collection
/ Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, CH
/ Rubell Family Collection, USA

Talks
Online conference Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI), UC Santa Barbara UCSB, (USA); MIT Swamp school, Architecture Biennale, Venise (IT); EHESS Norbert Elias Center, Aix-Marseille University (FR); several presentations in different context at IMéRA Institut for Advanced Studies, Aix-Marseille University (FR); Symposium LocusSonus Aix en Provence University (FR); International Institute of Tropical Forestery (Puerto-Rico); Museum of Contemporary Art (Puerto-Rico); Alliance Française (Puerto-Rico); Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment Chengdu (CN); Basel School of
Art HGK (CH); School of Architecture (FHAA) Brugg (CH); Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH
Zürich (CH); Multimedia Workshop, Monaco Dance Forum; University of Sussex, Robotic (UK);
Space&Art workshop,Noordwijk (NL)

Publications
2018, Ecodata – Ecomedia – Ecoaesthetics, or: Technologies of the Ecological after the Anthropocene, online conference Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI), UC Santa Barbara UCSB, (USA), http://ehc.english.ucsb.edu/?p=17700
2015, Augmented Topography by Sound? in WI Journal of Mobile Media, 2015: Vol. 9 No. 2. Audio Mobility, http://wi.mobilities.ca/ – key words: mobile-smart-device, landscape, cultural perceptive schema, topokinesthetic memory
2004, Espace-milieu, or how gravity leads to artistic hypotheses as to the creation of a particular digital space in Olat’s online publication http://www.olats.org – key words: