I am interested in photography as a modifier of our vision and conception of reality, as a means to question the viewer's preconceptions about what he believes he is seeing. My images are subtle simulacra, which purpose is to generate new perceptions, where true and false take on another dimension.
I use the photographic space as an unstable flow of information, which can be pulled in any number of directions, in order to confuse the visual experience - combining the connection between the "real" subject and the digital interventions that overlay them. The distinction between the virtual and actual (or embodied) experience collapses increasingly not simply as a perceived illusion, but rather as a kind of deep confusion, constantly vascillanting between real and virtual. Bringing together heterogeneous techniques and modes of representation, mixing «straight photographs» and heavily manipulated images, thus blurring the fine line between fact and fiction, my practice is an experiment on bringing forward the unfathomable and illusory qualities of the medium, while maintaining a narrative quality open to personal interpretation and the search for a certain truth.

Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup lives and works in Lausanne.

Education


2010—2012

  • Master degree in Art Direction, photography, University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland
    with first-class honors

2000—2004

  • Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), USA
    with departmental honors, with distinction

1997—2000

  • Maturité fédérale, type B, Classe spéciale pour artistes et sportifs d’élite, Gymnase Auguste Piccard, Switzerland
    history prize

 

Prizes and distinctions


2017

  • Prix Photoforum, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne
    Shortlisted
  • Voies Off Festival
    Shortlisted for the Voies Off 2017 Prize, Arles
  • Les Boutographies 2017
    Prix du Jury
  • Grand Prix international de photographie de Vevey 2017/2018
    Shortlisted

2016

  • Swiss Photo Award — Fine Art
    Finalist

2015

2014

2012

  • Prix de l'Ecal
    Awarded to a graduate student from the Ecal, who distinguished him/herself by the excellence of their work

2007

  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
    1st Choice Award in the category : Fine Art non-pro, digitally enhanced honorable mention

2003

  • Foundation Auction Award, MassArt

 

Other


2014

  • Hors Pistes, Banfora, Artist Residency, Burkina Faso

2006

  • Focus on Monferrato Award, Working on assignment, masterclass/workshop with Andrea Pistolesi and Carlo Roberti, Monferrato
  • The photographic project, Toscana Photographic Workshops, with Jim Goldberg, Tuscanny

1994—2000

  • Atelier de la Maison Rouge, Pierre Moor: drawing, painting and color theory, Yverdon

1998—1999

  • L’Acade, Dominique Troillet: figure drawing, Chavannes

1997—1998

  • Ceruleum, Ecole d’arts visuels: visual arts, Lausanne

 

Work experience


2017

  • Photographe, Brunschwig & Cie S.A., Carouge

2016 — today

  • Adjunct Faculty — Photography , Webster University Geneva, Genève

2016

  • International Randall Chair in photography, Alfred University Department of Drawing, Painting and Photography, Alfred NY
  • Artist talk/lecture, Alfred University Department of Drawing, Painting and Photography, Alfred NY
  • Table ronde Photography in magazines and on the Web, Bi Biennale dell’immagine, Chiasso

2012—today

  • Graphic Design and Photography, Bonaventure & Niederhauser, Lausanne

2011—today

2008—today

  • Independent status in the fields of photography and art direction, registered in the commercial register, Lausanne

2014

  • Conférence SHS, presentation of Adventice Editions, ECAL, Lausanne

2012

  • Junior Research Conference, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich

2012—2015

  • Teaching Assistant, in charge of running the prepress room, ECAL (University of Art and Design, Lausanne), Lausanne

2008—2010

  • Photo technician (50 %), project Media Asset Management, IOC, Olympic Museum, Lausanne

2005—2008

  • Retoucher and image manager, Diode SA, Geneva

2004

  • Assistant to professor Amber Davis, Advanced Digital Darkroom, MassArt, Boston

2004

  • Photographic laboratory monitor, MassArt, Boston
  • Coming soon

Exhibitions and Showcases


2017

2016

  • Indecisive Moment, Suwon PASA photography festival, South Korea
  • (Un)filtered Scenarios, SITUATIONS, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
  • Les Brenets 2016, Les Brenets
  • Verzasca FOTO Festival, Verzasca, Sonogno
  • Aperture Summer Open: Photography is Magic, Aperture Foundation, NYC
  • Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, One Focus — PhotoBasel, Basel
  • Cartographie de la photographie contemporaine, le boudoir 2.0, Arles
  • Professional Weeks - Swiss Photo Award, Photobastei, Zürich
  • A Process 2.0, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow
  • Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds

2015

  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, Photo Basel 2015, Basel
  • Invitée, Galerie Christopher Gerber, Lausanne
  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, Uno Art Space 26, Stuttgart
  • Eccentric Spaces, The Gallery at Foyles, London
  • The Goldberg MachineBEARSPACE galleryLondon

2014

  • Foam Talent 2014, East Wing Gallery, Dubai
  • ECAL Photography, Display Gallery, London
  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, Galerie OSLO 8, Basel
  • Tectonic, BEARSPACE, London
  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, ELAC, Lausanne
  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, JUNGKUNSTWinterthur
  • 18. Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, Galerie der F+F, Zürich
  • Foam Talent 2014, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival, Amsterdam
  • Foam Talent 2014, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris
  • Re : Editorial, Adventice Editions & Marco Nicolas Heinzen, Stadio et Festival Images, Vevey
  • Projection des 10 finalistes du 18e Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis, Journées photographiques de Bienne, Bienne
  • Voies Off Festival, Festival Night Screening, Arles
  • ECAL Photography, Corso Como, Shanghai, China
  • London Art Fair, with BEARSPACE galleryLondon
  • ECAL Photography, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan

2013

  • Qompendium Work Shop, presentation of Adventice Editions, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
  • Laatikkomo – six degrees of photographyJyväskylä, Finland
  • Tomorrow I’ll be Elsewhere, second edition: Cabinet of Curiosities, as a part of Royal Academy's Friday Late/ Found at the RA event, Royal Academy, London
  • Adventice 02 - Launch, Mudac — musée de designs et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne
  • ECAL Photography, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris
  • Offprint Paris, presentation of Adventice Editions, Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
  • Tomorrow I’ll be Elsewhere, Aside Bside Gallery, curated by Noëmi Niederhauser and Sonia Vrkatic, London
  • Swiss Focus / gallery e, presentation of Adventice Editions, Moma PS1, New York Art Book Fair, New York

2012

  • Salone Internazionale del Mobile, presentation of Adventice EditionsSpazio Orso 16, Milano
  • Offprint Paris, presentation of Adventice Editions, Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
  • Salon Light #9, presentation of Adventice EditionsPalais de Tokyo, Paris
  • Journée de rencontres – Le livre d’artiste, organized by NEAR and Festival Image, Vevey
  • Ecal Diplomés 2012, Ecal, Lausanne
  • Ecal Promotions 2012, Ecal, Lausanne
  • Types We Can Make, Cooper Union, New York
  • Half–Time, presentation of Adventice 01 –publication founded in collaboration with Florine Bonaventure, Ecal, Lausanne
  • Do You Read Me?, presentation of Adventice 01 –publication founded in collaboration with Florine Bonaventure, Elac, Lausanne

2008

  • Fjord @ Meet Waradise, New York
  • Untitled, Galerie Arcane, Corcelles

2007

  • Eau Sauvage Part II, Fieldgate Gallery, curated by Juan Bolivar, Marco Costantini and Jean-Luc Manz, London

2006

  • Exposition de Noël, PhotoforumPasquArt, Bienne
  • Photo06 Werkschau Schweizer Fotografie, Zürich
  • Showcase International Portfolio Review, Zürich
  • Eau Sauvage Part I, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, curatyd by Juan Bolivar, Marco Costantini and Jean-Luc Manz, Lausanne
  • Accrochage Vaud 2006, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne

2004

  • Pin – Up, Photography Senior Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design Annual Benefit Auction, Boston

2003

  • Not Waving, but Drowning, Tower Gallery, MassArt, Boston
  • Polaroid 20” X 24”, A-4 Gallery, MassArt, Boston
  • Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston

Press and Publications


2017

2016

  • Der Greif Online, Guest-Room: Lars Willumeit, Der Greif
  • Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, catalogue
  • Adventice hors-série – Burkina Faso, publication founded in collaboration with Florine Bonaventure

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Jubilee Project 2011 - 2016 Part One, Fondation Nestlé pour l' Art 1991 - 1995
  • Ecal Diplômes 2012, éd. Ecal
  • Stand Quarterly, online gallery
  • Slanted Magazine n°20, Slab Serif, Germany
  • Adventice 01 - Nature and Architecturelaunch of the publication founded in collaboration with Florine Bonaventure
  • La Vallée, self publication

2010

  • Vogue Korea, interview and publication of Scotland

2009

  • The Collectors Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation

2007

  • Designer’s Digest Magazine, no 100