Vidya Gastaldon graduated from the École des beaux-arts in Grenoble in 1997 and moved to Geneva the same year. Born in Besançon in 1974, she became attuned to diverse forms of spirituality at a young age – her parents lived in a commune and practiced meditation – and this led her to pursue yoga at the same time as her art, and to take an interest in such fields as geobiology and quantum medicine.
From 1994 to 2001 she collaborated with Jean-Michel Wicker. Her work has been regularly exhibited since the late 1990s, initially as a duo and then on her own, notably at Mamco, Geneva (2005), at the Swiss Institute in New York (2007) and at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec (France, 2009). It is also shown by galleries in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Zurich. She won the Federal Art Prize in 2005 and 2006.
The Anonymous Power, 2011
Mixed media, acrylic and oil on canvas
80 x 160 cm