Gelewski
Sylvain
*1991 Nyon, Switzerland
Lives and works in Genève
 
Education

2018    Erasmus, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, DE
2017    Bachelor in Fine Arts, Représentation, HEAD–Genève
2012    CCC in F&B Management, Genève
2010    Gymnasial Matura in Visual Arts, Collège Sismondi, Genève
 
Shows

2017  Osmose (w. Collectif CERES), Usine à Gaz, Nyon
2016  Perspectives Monochromes (w. Marius Quiblier), HEAD–Genève
 
Collective shows

2019  Pratiques de la distraction, Live In Your Head, Genève
          Nothing is something (to an observer), Live In Your Head, Genève
2018  Tabula Rasa, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, DE
          Milde Milde (w. Severin Roth), Galerie der 100 Brücken, Kalbe (Milde), DE
          Carnets, Halle Nord, Genève
          Hermès5, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, DE
2017  ACAB, Arcade aux Grottes, Genève
          Calm Class, L'Almacén, Genève 
          Grand Tour, BFA Degree show, HEAD–Genève
2016  O.G.T., HEAD–Genève
2014  VariARTions, Villa Bernasconi, Genève
 
Performances

2019  Capital, Visarte Genève, Cheminée Nord, Fonderie Usine Kugler, Genève
          Capital, ACT Festival, Messe Basel, Basel
          Capital, ACT Festival, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Genève
2018  Comme dans ma tête, Festival Plein Air à Voltaire, Genève
          Tabula Rasa, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, DE
2016  Controlled Unpredictability (w. Antoine Siron), ACT Festival, Théâtre de l’Usine, Genève
 
Collective performances

2019  Noise Action Space Agency, DAF Festival, La Reliure, Genève
          The Blazing World – Maï-Thu Perret, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
 
Book fairs

2019  Photobooks Switzerland (w. KILOMETRES), Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne
2018  Volumes (w. KILOMETRES), Kunsthalle Zürich
          Offprint (w. KILOMETRES), École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR
          On Print (w. KILOMETRES), Nuit des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne 
 
Editions

2019  Klingnau, 30 copies, 15 x 12 cm, 36 pages, HEAD–Genève
2016  De la difficulté d'être artiste, 5 copies, 19.5 x 19.5 cm, 80 pages, Bachelor Thesis, HEAD–Genève
 
Collective editions

2018  Edition 2018 – Malerei Klasse, 30 copies, 46 x 34 x 4 cm, 30 pages, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, DE
          13'222 KILOMETRES, 300 copies, 34.5 x 27 cm, 16 pages, ENSP–Arles & HEAD–Genève
          10'223 KILOMETRES, 300 copies, 37.5 x 29.5 cm, 16 pages, ENSP–Arles & HEAD–Genève
          7’179 KILOMETRES (editorial co-director), 300 copies, 37.5 x 29.5 cm, 16 pages, ENSP–Arles & HEAD–Genève
 
Cover artworks

2019  EICA Volume 4 – Various Artists (w. David Sentkar), 300 copies, EICA Records, Genève
2018  EICA Volume 3 – VA, 300 copies, EICA Records, Genève
2017  Out For A Run – Gaspard Sommer, EICA Records, Genève

Screening

2019  Milde Milde, Printemps Carougeois, Cinéma Bio, Carouge

Residency

2018 6th International Summer Campus, Künstlerstadt Kalbe, Kalbe (Milde), DE
 
Curating

2015  Co-founder at EICA Records, Genève
 
Work

2019           Substitute teacher in Visual Arts, Genève
2018-          Member, Ressources Urbaines, Genève
                   Member, Le Zoo/Usine, Genève
                   Newcomer Member, Visarte-Genève
2016-2018  Reception and surveillance, Musée de Carouge, Genève
2012-2016  Translation and administrative work, MyMusicRights Sàrl, Lausanne
 
Bio

- I have been making abstract painting on canvases for a few years.

- I make in situ installations, with a certain obsession for color, collected objects, indexes.

- I sometimes paint on walls, on paper, in public, during performances or for album covers.

- I write short texts in several notebooks, notes on my phone, texts a bit longer on my computer, sometimes directly on the Internet.

- Since summer 2017, I draw mindmaps, dated and numbered from 1 to 100, in different cities.

- In 2015, I co-founded EICA Records.

- For a year, I have been contributing to a revue named KILOMETRES, with a few other artists.

- I type texts, inventories, even some errors sometimes, directly on canvases, painted before or after.

- I take some photographs and make videos of places I live in or work at.

- I have been writing a book called Service Trois Pièces for a year.

- I like handmade editions.

- I sometimes read my texts as performances, while sometimes performing with or for other people.