Biography

Eric Bossard was born in Geneva in 1954. After completing his studies in physiotherapy (Geneva) and ethnology (University of Neuchâtel), he spent seven years in Africa with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UNICEF and as an independent ethnologist. He is currently working part-time as an artist.

The street and our society of over-consumption are the prime focus of Eric Bossard’s works and in fact furnish the “raw material” for his collages and acrylic inclusions. This includes things destined for the dustbin or for recycling (advertisements, leaflets and other waste dropped in the streets) and objects no longer needed and offered for sale in flea markets.

For these abandoned objects which no longer serve their original purpose, Bossard creates new roles, giving a metaphorical meaning to things that have lost their original value. He bestows on them a second life. A kind of artistic upcycling process that highlights the     fact that our waste mirrors our consumer society. An image that we tend to prefer to ignore.

 


Contacts

Email : eric@ericbossard.com

Eric Bossard – Rampe de Choully 54 – 1242 Satigny – Switzerland

Phone : +4122 753 10 10


Links :

Pages about the artiste :

Artnet

Artraction

HUG – Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Galerie Calamart

Darksite, portail artistique et culturel genevois

Collection d’art africain


Exhibitions :

2004 – Individual exhibition, Atelier parallèle – Nyon
2004 –Group exhibition, Villa Dutoit – Geneva
2004 – Group exhibition, Galerie 23 – Lausanne
2004 – Group exhibition of postal art, Espace Diamono – Carouge
2004 – 2005 – Group exhibitions, Galerie 23 – Lausanne
2005 – Individual exhibition, Galerie 10/60 – Rolle
2005 – Group exhibition, Galerie 23 – Lausanne
2005 – 2006 – Individual exhibition, Auberge de la clef d’or – Bursinel, Vaud
2005 – 2006 – Individual exhibition, Résidence du Mandement – Satigny, Geneva
2006 – Invitee of the group exhibition « Artistes de la commune » – Satigny, Geneva
2006 – Winner at the group exhibition « ArtGare » – Geneva train station (Cornavin)
2006 – Individual exhibition, Espace culturel FNAC – Fribourg
2007 – Individual exhibition, Gallery La Mansarde – Veyrier
2008 – Individual exhibition, Passion Musique – Lausanne
2008 – Group exhibition, « Artistes de la commune » – Satigny, Geneva
2008 – Permanent group exhibition, Gallery Artraction + Christmas Market  2-24.12 – Geneva
2009 – Individual exhibition, Gallery  “Jan Ken Poï” – Genève
2009 – Individual exhibition,  Choully – Geneva – avec portes ouverte de l’atelier
2009 – Individual exhibition, Gallery Véronique Pfeiffer – Rolle
2010 – Group exhibition “Artiste de la commune” (2-6 juin) – Satigny
2010 – Individual exhibition, Galerie LABe-L (photography), 11.11 – 17.12 – Chêne-Bourg
2010 – Group exhibition, Galerie Michel Roset – Bourdigny
2011 – Individual exhibition, Musée du bouton (embedments), Estévenens – Fribourg
2012 – Group exhibition, « A boire et à manger », Galerie Michel Roset – Bourdigny
2012-2013 – Group exhibition Artraction, UBS – Nyon 20.11 – 20.01.2013
2013 – Group exhibition Artraction « A bout de souffle », 17 october – Geneva
2014 – Group exhibition, Galerie « Collection privée » permanent (embedments) – Geneva
2014 – Individual exhibition, Showroom Artraction  (flyers), 27.03 – 06.04  – Geneva
2014 – Individual exhibition, Galerie V. Pfeiffer, 10-17.04 – (embedments) – Rolle
2014 – Group exhibition, IMD, 09.05 –  30.09 – Lausanne
2014 – Group exhibition, Villa Dutoit « 100 et quelques autres – 30x150cm », 5-22.06 – Geneva
2014 – Group exhibition,   « ARTEFACT » (sculptures), 27.09 – 27.11 – Satigny – Geneva
2014 – Individual exhibition, « Lettres », Espace Ruine, 03-07.12 – Geneva
2014 – Group exhibition, « Artraction à M-Parc », Oct. – Dec. – Carouge
2014-2015 – Individual exhibition, Banco Santander – Rue Ami Lévrier 5-7 – Genève
2014-2015 – Group exhibition, « L’oeil genevois », La Cité du Temps, 17.12.2014  – 13.01.2015
2015 – Group exhibition, Generali (Nyon), April, Artraction
2015 – Free Art Friday on Sunday, first ed. in Genève, 14.06, don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2015 – Group exhibition, « L’oeil dynamique », Office de l’assurance invalidité- Vevey
2015 – Group exhibition, « Horizons », La Cité du Temps, 12.08 – 20.09 – Geneva
2015 – exhibition-demonstration « Alternatiba » , Plaine de Plainpalais,  18-20.09 – Geneva
2015 – « atelier (r)ouvre-toi » – Portes ouvertes des ateliers genevois Act-Art – 10-11.10 – Choully
2015 – Group exhibition, « 30 ans de La Mansarde », 10-11.10, Salle communale de Veyrier
2015 – Group exhibition, KPMG – Geneva,  Artraction
2015 – Group exhibition, Galerie François Fontaine – 12.11 – 20.12 – Choully – Satigny
2015 – Group exhibition, « 20 ans d’Artnet », 27-29.11, Begnins. Edition d’assiettes.
2015 – Free Art Sunday – 2nd ed. –  20.12 – Les Grottes – Genève. Don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2016 – Individual exhibition à l’Auberge d’Archamps – 9 mars au 15 mai – 74160 Archamps (F)
2016 – Group exhibition, Atelier du Square, rue François Bonivard 4, 1201 Geneva, permanent
2016 – Free Art Sunday – 3rd ed. –  26.06  – Les Pâquis – Don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2016 – Individual exhibition au Friends Café – 29.08 au 31.10 – pl. Europe 6 – Flon – Lausanne
2016 – Group exhibitions,  Artraction Yverdon 6.09.16 -09.03.17 and Lausanne 21.09-21.12
2016 – Group exhibition, Commune de Satigny – 09 – 13.11
2016 – Group exhibition, Galerie La Ferme de la Chapelle, 02 – 11.12
2017 – Group exhibition, Alambic Lounge, Gd-Rue 73-75, Morges 12.01 – 20.02
2017 – Free Art Sunday – 4th ed. –  12.02  – Les Grottes – Geneva. Don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2017 – Group exhibition, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève (HUG) – “Fotocol” – 02.03-27.08
2017 – Group exhibition, “Kunst yourself” , Cité du Temps – Geneva – 07.07-07.08
2017 – Free Art Sunday – 5th ed. – 9.07 – Les Pâquis – Geneva. Don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2017 – Individual exhibition à la Galerie Calamart – Geneva – 05.10-23.11
2017 – « atelier (rr)ouvre-toi », portes ouvertes à Choully (Geneva). 15-16  octobre
2017 – vente aux enchères le 27 octobre à Lausanne chez Ateapic Flon
2018 – Group exhibition, IFAGE (Geneva)
2018 –  Group exhibition, Galerie Calamart -> “Un soir aux Eaux-Vives (Geneva) – 03.05
2018 – Group exhibition, “Forum de l’Hôtel-de-Ville” – Lausanne – June
2018 – Group exhibition, Commune de Satigny, 31.10 – 04.11
2018 – Free Art Sunday – 6th ed. –  16.12 – Les  Franchises – Geneva. Don d’œuvres cachées dans les rues
2019 – Individual exhibition – Galerie IceBergues – Pl. des Bergues 3 – Geneva – 31 janvier
2019 – Individual exhibition – Galerie Calamart – Les Eaux-Vives – Geneva – 02.02 – 30.03


Biography :

2006 « The art of collage at the dawning of the 21st century » – Ed. Artcolle : Paris – 150p. [p. 49]
2008 « Techniques of the art of collage at the dawning of the 21st century » – Ed. Artcolle : Paris – 139p. [p. 47]
2009 « The art of collage in all its forms » – Ed. P.-J. Varet : Plémet – 134p. [p. 47]
2012 « Freedom is a collage : A tribute to Jiri Kolar » – Ed. P.-J. Varet : Plémet – 95p. [p. 30]


Prizes :

2006 – Winner of the group exhibition « ARTGARE » – Geneva train station (Cornavin) – 6 – 19.11.06
2007 – Winner of photo competition in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Société d’Art Public – Geneva – 08.09.07
2014 – 3rd prize : “ARTEFACT” artistic itinerary about recycling – Satigny – autumn 2014