Yoan Mudry (b. 1990, Lausanne, Switzerland) lives and works in Geneva. His meticulously detailed paintings question the stream of pop culture images and narratives that pervade contemporary culture. At the core of his research lies the conditions of reappropriating these images. In Mudry’s projects, most of the familiar touchstones of contemporary artistic production – the exhibition opening, the catalogue, the retrospective – are all challenged.Through reappropriation and often seemingly idiosyncratic subject combinations, Mudry questions the mechanisms of contemporary image distribution.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Pollock’s Fault, Union Pacific, London (2023), The Future Doesn’t Need Us, Back wall, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2021), Functional Stupidity 2, Union Pacific, Liste, Basel (2019) and Schizophrenic Values, Nicolas Krupp Gallery, Basel (2019). Selected group exhibitions include: Spielact Festival, Le Commun, Geneva (2023), Swiss Art Awards, Basel (2023), The Alignment Problem, LIYH, Geneva (2023) and Multipes#0, La Julienne, Geneva (2022), amongst others.