Tanguy Benoit



Born in 1997 in Rillieux-la-Pape – France, lives and works between Geneva and Pers-Jussy.
I conduct a research based on the notions of mink, clouds and photographic medium. The impulse of my work can be seen as a research on photography, since the invention of this medium, in a desire to understand and analyze our contemporary photographic practices in the digital age and social networks.
I think our contemporary digital period as a life in the plasma state, in the sense relative to the physics of materials. Plasma is a fluid consisting of ionized particles, corresponding to the fourth state of matter. This plasma life has many doctrines that define it. Everything is disposable and-or replaceable and-or improvable. To the individuals themselves... The latter struggle for their personal non-obsolescence. In fact, in plasma, the individual is everywhere at the same time; approaching a kind of ubiquity. He developed the faculty of going out of his body envelope to, just like a gas, invade the volume that contains it. The individual lives for the purpose of surviving to obtain satisfaction. Satisfaction is the ultimate goal of the individual, hence its omnipresence on social networks...
I also attach myself to a performative installation practice which the spectator is seen as a performer coming to activate a piece, a form or a space.


2019 - | Master Design, Space & Communication, HEAD – Geneva.
2016 – 2019 | Bachelor Visual Arts, option construction, HEAD – Geneva.
2015 – 2016 | Preparatory school for EBAG – Annemasse.


2018 | Soucoupes volantes, Ariana, Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass – Geneva.
2018 | Pas de pub, merci ! Une méthode de correspondance photomatique, Offspring, Paris.
2018 | Pas de pub, merci ! Une méthode de correspondance photomatique, Eighth Night of Images, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne.
2018 | Soucoupes volantes, Langenthal Porcelain Factory and Kunsthaus Langenthal.
2017 | Dioramas, Museum of Natural History of Geneva.


2018 | Soucoupes volantes | Fliegende Untertassen | Flying Saucers, exhibition catalog, HEAD – Geneva.
2017 | Interventions artistiques, un abécédaire des tactiques et stratégies, HEAD – Geneva.


<i>Mouvements vaporeux</i>
5 October 2019

Mouvements vaporeux

"Mouvements vaporeux" is my Bachelor’s essay, written in 2018 at HEAD - Geneva. With this one, I studied the exploration of the forms and the shaping of the clouds, in art, since the 19th century. The clouds arise where they are not expected, (...)
Grand tour 2019
6 August 2019

Grand tour 2019

The Grand Tour allows young graduates of Bachelor and Master in Visual Arts from H.E.A.D. - Geneva to show their diploma work. This visit is intended mainly for curators, critics, institutional-ones and gallery owners and takes place in the Art-Visual workshops of the school.
<i>Flying Saucers</i> exhibition at Ariana
6 August 2019

Flying Saucers exhibition at Ariana

Ariana Museum
Avenue de la Paix 10
1202 Geneva
Exhibition from 7 to 14 October 2018.
Opening Sunday, October 7 at 12h.