Photo Basel is Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography based art. Photo Basel brings together galleries from around the world in a unique, authentic setting. For its collectors, visitors or buyers – Photo Basel is an active platform which fosters the dialog between all actors of the photography community and beyond.
The Ravestijn Gallery will bring works by two artists: Alinka Echeverria and Vincent Fournier.
ALINKA ECHEVERRIA (Mexico, 1981)
Alinka Echeverría is a Mexican-British artist, working in artist’s film, moving image, photography and installation. She holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and Development from the University of Edinburgh (2004), and a post graduate degree in photography from the International Center for Photography in New York (2008).
Her work brings a critical approach to questions of visual representation. She was recently selected for FOAM Museum’s talent award with the research project she made during BMW’s Art & Culture Residency at the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2015. In 2012 she was voted ‘International Photographer of the Year’ by the Lucie Awards with her work from South Sudan, and in 2011 won the HSBC Prize for Photography with work from Mexico. Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, including La Maison European de la Photographie in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Moscow Photobiennale, as well as solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles and The California Museum of Photography. Her work is part of several public and institutional collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musée Nicéphore Niépce in France, BMW Art & Culture Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Recent commissions include the Swiss Foundation of Photography and BBC Four, for whom she presented a three part series: The Art That Made Mexico.
VINCENT FOURNIER (Burkino Faso, 1970)
Vincent Fournier was born in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 1970 and grew up in France on the coast of Brittany. After undergraduate studies in Sociology and a Masters in Visual Arts, he obtained the Diploma of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 1997. Fascinated by science and technologies, Fournier explores the future of our societies and the biological changes to come. His photographs are between fantasy and reality, showing us the next innovations to come and what could happen to our civilization.