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Graduated from the Geneva University of Art and Design, Tanguy Benoit is a transdisciplinary artist concerned with the political meaning attributed to landscape in popular media. By examining the methods used to represent territory in entertainment, he points out contemporary issues related to the concepts of border and otherness. He focuses his research on certain communication media, real or fictive, as well as on the social practices, cultural productions and common imaginaries that surround them. Tanguy Benoit’s reflections infiltrate other disciplines such as cinema, video games, design and media studies.
His projects consist of installations composed of dioramas, optical instruments, video games, digital simulations, short films, sound elements and photographic views. By combining these productions, he creates transmedia narratives that reveal the ambiguities involved in the diffusion mechanisms of conventional history.
In parallel to his research, Tanguy Benoit is involved occasionally in the master’s degree in Space and Communication at the HEAD – Geneva.






Art

Group Exhibitions

2024, Festival NuméricA, La Turbine, Annecy (FRA)
2023, We Crave Blood, Rawart Gallery, Tel Aviv (ISR)
2020, Montage: Design and Film, Film and Design, online
2018, Soucoupes volantes, Ariana Museum, Geneva (CHE)
2018, Soucoupes volantes, Cultural Night, Langenthal (CHE)
2017, Dioramas, Natural History Museum, Geneva (CHE)

Residencies

2023, Matza (selected), Geneva (CHE)

Awards and Nominations

2021, Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Excellence Award (nomination), space design, Geneva (CHE)

Texts

2021, The Hidden Story, Les westerns parlants de John Ford (1939-1964), supervised by Alexandra Midal, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)

Other

2021, Dans l’œil du Prince, Hermès - Geneva (CHE)




Education

Academic Positions

2024, Guest speaker HES-SO, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2023, Guest speaker HES-SO, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2022, Guest speaker HES-SO, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2021, Guest speaker HES-SO, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)

Pedagogical Interventions

2024, Workshop workshop, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2024, Physical Editing, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2023, Sound, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2023, First Encounters, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2022, Sound, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2021, Physical Editing, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2021, First Encounters, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2018, Jury for the Creation course, EBAG - Annemasse (FRA)

Discussions and Conferences

2022, Artist Talk, Ma. Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)




Academic Background

Degrees

2021, Master of Arts HES-SO, in Design, Space and Communication, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)
2019, Bachelor of Arts HES-SO, in Visual Arts, Construction option, HEAD - Geneva (CHE)