Régis Golay


Geneva, Switzerland

Régis Golay was born in Geneva in 1978 and currently resides there. He created the Studio Federal in 2005 after graduating with a Bachelor‘s degree in Visual Communication from the ECAL in 2003 with a specialization in Photography.

Accustomed to blurring the boundaries between contemporary art and visual communication, his commissions led him to photography, to designing posters and making videos, as well as to setting up installations for clients as diverse as experimental theater companies, luxury and fashion rms, museums or even cultural events. His mode of communication is subversive yet intelligible. Poetic but radical.

When undertaking a commission, Régis Golay prefers bene ting from a large degree of creative scope, citing for example an installation created for the Théâtre du Grütli in Geneva with the aim of promoting a press conference; Federal had the streets adjacent to the theater blocked and subse- quently launched 15 tree trunks down a street located in the heart of the business district, destroy- ing everything in their path—a kind of apocalyptic poetry.

Régis Golay captures these minor disturbances, creating singular analogies and unexpected com- positions.

Selected Shows

The Galery, Volcano Theatre, Swansea, 2016 Life Framer, Los Angeles, 2016
Gallery Dia Projects, Ho Chi Minh City, 2015 125Live Gallery, Londres, 2015

Gallerie Highlight, Genève, 2015
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, 2015
Centre de la Photographie Genève, «Faux-semblants», 2013
Museum für Gestaltung, 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design, Zürich, 2012 Festival, Munchen Film Festival, 2ème prix, Munich, 2012
Centre d’art contemporain, «Panorama», Genève, 2011
Compact Space, Los Angeles, 2010
Kunsthaus, Lucerne, 2009
Centre de la Photographie, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Genève, 2008 Festival les Urbaines, Lausanne, 2005
Art Fair, Liste 05 Art Basel, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, 2005
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2004
Art Fair, FIAC, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Genève, 2004
Art Fair, Paris photo 2004, 2004


Festival Antigel, « Journée sur le Rhône», Genève, 2013
Théâtre du Grütli, «Le vaisseau fantôme», Genève, 2010
Festival d’Avignon, Cie l’Alakran, «Kaïros», 2009
Festival internationnal Belluard Bollwerk, «Les motos bourrées», 2008 Théâtre du Grütli, Genève, «Les voitures renversées», 2006