Sonia Kacem, Night Shift

20.05 — 14.08.16
Opening and inauguration 19.05.16 6 p.m.


The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is happy to present an exhibition by the geneva based artist Sonia Kacem (b. 1985, Geneva), from 20 May to 14 August 2016.

Since its origins, the work of Sonia Kacem is driven by the deeply intuitive and sensual relationship she has with the material. The voluminous ephemeral site-specific installations she creates ends up containing and enfolding the space originally intended to receive them.

The ephemeral and modular aspect of Sonia Kacem’s installation requires a preliminary plastic research work, taking place in the studio. She stores an array of materials that might one day serve her: dust samples, pieces of fabrics, sketches, models, bric-a-brac of objects, books where she jotted down ideas and some sketches, recycling old works to develop new ones.



These autonomous and built forms confront the random and disorderly nature of installation. Scenographic assemblages in which the body is invited to wander. Through its sculptural components, its appearance of decor and title, Sonia Kacem’s installations walk the trails of fiction or drama while staying in the abstract register.

Sonia Kacem studied at the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva and at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts in London. Today she lives and works in Geneva. She has had solo exhibitions at among others Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen; Kunstverein Nürnberg; Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; La Rada, Locarno; T293, Rome. Her work has also been shown in group exhibitions all around Europe: Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (Mamco), Geneva Autocenter, Berlin; Miart, Milan; Aanant&Zoo, Berlin; Swiss Art Awards, Basel; Sommer&Kohl, Berlin; Bucharest Biennale 4, Bucharest.



Opening and inauguration 19.05.16 6 p.m.

Exhibition: 20.05 — 14.08.16


Press release to come.

Subventionné par la Ville de Genève