A Rock is a River (Meta Rainbow), 2018 © Maya Rochat Courtesy de l’artiste
A Rock is a River (Meta Rainbow), 2018 © Maya Rochat Courtesy de l’artiste 
Maya Rochat — Poetry of the Earth

07/06/2023 - 01/10/2023

Maison Européenne de la Photographie 
5/7, rue de Fourcy 
75004 Paris


The MEP presents the first large scale institutional exhibition in France by Swiss artist, Maya Rochat. A remarkable experimental photograph, Rochat has developed a unique formal language cutting across several disciplines: photography, painting, video, installation and performance.
Maya Rochat creates visual montages in highly saturated colours combining natural motifs and abstract painting. Her photographs of plants, rocks and rivers provide a basis for her experimentation. She layers images, digitally or physically altering them and amplifying their use and meaning by playing with transparency, texture and colour. From artists’ books and prints to light boxes, her multimedia works also extend beyond the frame into the surrounding space in the form of immersive installations and video projections.
The exhibition traces 12 years of Maya Rochat’s artistic career, from her first works of the 2010s to her most recent project, “Poetry of the Earth” (2022). She leads us on a visual and sensorial journey through her transdisciplinary work, in which the photographic image and video take centre stage.