The Swiss visual artist Emilie Ding was born in 1981 in Fribourg. She studied art in Bienne (Bern) and Geneva between 2000 and 2008, and has since been the recipient of a number of prizes, including, in 2013, the Grolsch du Off Prize, the Gandur Foundation for Art Prize, and the Liechti Foundation for the Arts Prize. In 2014, she was likewise singled out at the Swiss Art Awards in Basel. Her work has been shown at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at Mamco in Geneva in a solo exhibition the museum devoted to her in 2015, as well as in Berlin and Lausanne.
She has been selected for a number of artist residencies that have taken her to Paris (2010), Berlin (2012) – where she has decided to settle – Texas, and Johannesburg in South Africa (2013). In 2015, as part of the maintenance work being done on the Corbalanche avalanche-protection tunnel in France, she created an extensive public art piece along the road leading to the Flaine ski resort.
How High You Can Count, 2017
One must have a mind of winter and have been cold a long time, 2014
Mixed media on cement
260 x 200 x 10 cm
Graphite and mixed media on paper
203 x 120 cm