Alexandre Joly was born in France in 1977 in the little town of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, just across the border with Switzerland. From 1997 to 2003, he followed his under- and post- graduate studies at the then Fine Arts and Applied Arts School (now know as HEAD) in Geneva, where he now lives and works. He has received many prestigious awards including numerous grants and several residencies.
In 2010, the Swiss artists in labs residency exchange program by Pro Helvetia led him to collaborate with biologists in China where he studied and recorded batrachians. He collaborates regularly with dance and theatre companies, contributing to their original creation. In 2016, Alexandre Joly received a Visual Arts Grant from the city of Geneva.
Les terrains d'attente, 2022
250 x 120 x 37 cm
Installation, sound sculpture
Piezo speakers, audio system, piano wire, wallpaper