Celebrated in her native Geneva and beyond, Sylvie Fleury was born in 1961 and worked as assistant to John Armleder. In 1990, he invited her to exhibit at Galerie Rivolta in Lausanne. Shortly after that, she showed her work at the Venice Biennale. A show at Le Magasin in Grenoble followed in 2001. After a first solo show there in 1996, MAMCO in Geneva put on a retrospective of her work in 2008 – 2009.
The CAC in Malaga (Spain), and the Art Sonje Center in Seoul (South Korea) have also exhibited her work. She has designed posters for various Swiss institutions, including the Opera in Lausanne and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Her work is held in major collections such as MoMA, New York and the Migros Museum in Zurich. In 2015, she won the Prix de la Société des Arts de Genève, which came with an exhibition at the Palais de l’Athénée in autumn 2015. She received the prestigious Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim in 2018.
Cuddly Painting, 2017
100 x 100 cm
BE GOOD, BE BAD, JUST BE, 2010
3 lacquered steel barrels,
grey metallic paint and red neon
180 x 130 x 80 cm