Cabinets (Couch 1), 2007
lambda print / tirage lambda
80 H x 100 W cm
31.5 x 39.4 inches
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
Sarah Girard (1978) commenced her art studies at the local Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (HEAD) in 2001. She then went on to complete her Master (majoring in photography) in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College in London, in 2003. The same year, she showed her series of photographs City Actions part 2 at Blancpain Stepczynski Gallery in Geneva, and at the Brunswick Centre in London. In 2004, she received a grant from the Arts Council of England, for her combined photographic and workshop project Documentary Compositions.
In 2007, she was shown at the 11th edition of Journées photographiques in Bienne, Switzerland, and in 2008 she was a prize winner at the Festival of Photography F-Stop in Leipzig for her series Rémanence.
In 2009, the artist exhibited her series Cabinets in Geneva’s Art en Ile, followed by her participation in the group photographic show Urban Reflections at The Art Floor, curated by Sascha Gianella. Girard published and released the book Saveurs Partagées, in collaboration with art historian Séverine Fromaigeat and the support of the commune of Plan-les- Ouates, which received substantial media attention.
Sarah Girard also had the solo exhibition Rémanence that be held at the gallery TH13 in Bern in 2009. She presented works from her series of photographs taken in the rooms of selected psychoanalysts based in Geneva over a three year period. Girard extends her previous study of Cabinets whereby she observes, constructs and photographs fragments of her environment, creating compositions that are marked by absence yet at the same time urge us to stop and consider them.
In 2011, her series of photographs Rémanence was published in the french magazine Réponse Photo and her work was selected for the photographic festival Voies Off in Arles and in Biel during the "Bieler Fototage" Festival in 2007.
In 2012, the artist showed a new series of photographs in the exhibition Traces at La Ferme de la Chapelle, a Gallery in Ville de Lancy and her work was published in the greek photography magazine Camera Obscura. In 2013, the magazine La Cité published a portfolio of her work and her work was recently published in the contemporary art publication FLAC: https://www.guide-contemporain.ch.
Girard lives and works in Thun and Geneva, Switzerland.