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Laurence Kubski

Laurence Kubski is a Swiss photographer born in 1986. She studied at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (MA in Art Direction & BA in Graphic Design) and currently lives and works in Lausanne. 

Her artistic work is centred on the way people interact with animals in different cultures. She has received the Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography in 2017, been nominated for the Voies Off Festival Awards in Arles in 2018, finalist of the Hyères photography competition at Villa Noailles in 2020 and 2024, laureate of the Swiss Design Awards and Enquête photographique fribourgeoise in 2023. 

Her work has been shown at the Copenhagen Photo Festival and during les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles in 2018, while her graphic work received the 100 Beste Plakate accolade in 2019. Her first monographic book, "Crickets", has been published by Simonett & Baer in 2020.

Tel. (CH) +41 76 490 87 44

mail@laurence-kubski.com

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Awards and residency

Publications

2024   

Finalist, Hyères 39th photography competition, Villa Noailles

2023   

 

Laureate, Swiss Design Awards

Laureate, Enquête photographique fribourgeoise

2021    

Finalist, PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant

"Los Mejores Libros de Fotografía del Año" international category, PHotoESPAÑA

2020    

 

Nominated Swiss Design Awards

 

Finalist, Hyères 35th photography competition, Villa Noailles

Pro Helvetia grand “Promotion des livres de photographie“

Pro Helvetia grand “Promotion de la relève"

 

“Globetrotter World Photo” winner, Bern

Finalist, 24. vfg Young Talent Award in Photography (24. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie)

Sept.info award

2019    

 

Selected “100 Beste Plakate”, Berlin

 

2018 

 

Nominated Voies Off Festival Award, Arles

 

1st prize, 21. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie 

(vfg Swiss Young Talent Award of Photography)

 

P×3 Paris Photo Prize (gold)

2017

1st prize, 21. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie (vfg Swiss Young Talent Award of Photography)

 

Prix PDN Emerging Photographer, Fall 2017

 

Shortlisted, Grand Prix Images Vevey

 

Life Framer laureate, “Civilization” competition

 

Finalist, The Independent Photographer “Emerging Talent Awards” competition

 

P×3 Paris Photo Prize (bronze)

 

 

2016

 

Residency at HKDI/Hong Kong Design Institute

 

 

2014 

 

ECAL Director award

2024   

T le magazine du Temps, portfolio, 27.04.24

2023   

Hochparterre, special issue, October 2023

Swiss design awards publication

"Design design" texts by Marie-Christophe Ruata-Arn, illustrations by Laurence Kubski, published by La Joie de Lire. 15,5 cm × 21,7 cm, 76 pages. ISBN 978-2-88908-625-2

La Liberté, 23.01.2023.

La Gruyère, 30.03.2023.

2022   

Contemporary Lynx Magazine, issue #17

Disegno, issue #33

2021   

National Geographic Traveler magazine / China (时尚旅游), May issue

Fisheye Magazine, issue #50

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13.11.2021.

 

Étapes magazine, issue #261.

Arcoop Wall Project, Animalités, catalogue

2020   

Crickets”, Stories of Chinese Insect Pets by Laurence Kubski published by Simonett & Baer. 17 x 24 cm, 64 pages. ISBN 978-3-906313-31-3

Sept mook, issue #32

Swiss design awards publication

35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories publication

24. vfg Young Talent Award in Photography catalogue

2019    

100 Beste Plakate XVIII”, Verlag Kettler, 

ISBN 9783862067343

Lense.fr, 10.02.2019, interview

2018    

Image for communication of Voies Off Festival, Arles

British Journal of Photography, 04.07.2018

 

La Gruyère, 03.03.2018

2017  

21. vfg Young Talent Award in Photography catalogue

PDN Emerging Photographer, Fall 2017

I/O Gazette, publication #63

Tages Anzeiger, 23.09.2017

2016

Wallpaper* magazine, “Graduate Directory”, 01.2016

 

Ligature.ch, interview, 08.01.2016

2015

IDPURE magazine, publication #38

Image for communication of ECAL open days

 

thisispaper.com, publication 10.08.2015

Exhibitions

Collections

2024    

Bienne Festival of photography (Bieler Fototage), solo exhibition, Le Grenier, Bienne, Switzerland

2023    

Swiss Design Awards, group exhibition, Basel, Switzerland

Château de Gruyères, Photo Esplanade, solo exhibition, Gruyères, Switzerland

Musée gruérien, solo exhibition, Bulle, Switzerland

DRA5 "L'architecture sur la place publique" exhibited at Foyer Photo Elysée - mudac | Plateforme 10, Lausanne and Médiathèque du Valais, Sion, Switzerland. 

Nikon Plaza, group exhibition, Egg, Switzerland

2022    

Journée des Arts de Nyon "Coup de Cœur" guest, solo exhibition, Galerie l’Esquisse, Nyon, Switzerland


Screening « projet 768_768 » at Plateforme 10, Lausanne, Switzerland

vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, group exhibition, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany

2021   

 

Festival Alt.+1000, group exhibition, La Brévine, Switzerland

Arcoop Wall Project 2021, group exhibition, Geneva

 

PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant – Screening at Verzasca Foto (Switzerland), Lagos Photo (Nigeria) and JIPFest (Indonesia)

Swiss Photobook Today, Matca, Vietnam

"Los Mejores Libros de Fotografía del Año", PHotoESPAÑA Gallery, Madrid, Spain

vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, group exhibition, IPFO Haus der Fotografie, Olten, Switzerland

2020   

 

Villa Noailles, Hyères, group exhibition (35th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories)

 

24. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, group exhibitions: Photobastei (Zürich), Oslo 8 (Basel)

2019    

 

“100 Beste Plakate” group exhibitions, Kulturforum, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin ; Museum Folkwang, Essen ; Paper Gallery, Seoul ; etc.

2018    

 

Copenhagen Photo Festival 2018, group exhibition, Villa Kultur, Østerbro, Copenhague

Life Framer, group exhibition, A Space For Photography gallery, Arles

    

21. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, group exhibitions: ELAC gallery, Renens and Uno Art Space, Stuttgart

2017

21. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie, group exhibitions: Photobastei, Zürich and OSLO 8, Basel

 

The Independent Photographer, group exhibition, Eigenheim Weimar Gallery, Berlin

2016  

 

“Made in Hong Kong” group exhibition, ELAC gallery, Renens

2015    

“Primo” group exhibition, galerie Palais, Neuchâtel

Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland

 

Musée gruérien, Bulle, Switzerland

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