Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

Viviane Rombaldi Seppey was born and raised in Sion, Switzerland. She began her art practice in Australia, where she obtained her BFA, and completed her MFA in Singapore. She now lives and works in New York City. Swiss-born Viviane Rombaldi Seppey has travelled extensively and her work and exhibition history draw on this experience. She often uses maps or phone books, fastidiously cut, to assemble intricate collages. “My work is informed by my nomadism between countries, languages and ways of seeing or thinking. This immersion in various cultures has nourished my creative process. Being “out of place” and wanting to “fit in” led me to explore the narratives of the place. Part of my work is done with objects that physically and culturally reflect my own transplantation. Maps, phonebooks, books, photographs, collected objects are source materials used to describe the elusive meanings of places and my relation to them. My art is a way to investigate the surrounding world and in the making, try to make sense of my place in it.” Viviane Rombaldi Seppey’s work has been exhibited internationally and she is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies. Her work is in many private and public collections. opens in a new window