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Alan Bogana was born in 1979 in Switzerland. He's a multidisciplinary artist based in Geneva, Switzerland. His art practice involves sculpture, computer graphics, electronics, time-based media and holography, and his works are usually presented in the form of installations.

During the last years his research has focused on the exploration, real and fictional, of the behavior of light and its interactions with matter. He investigates this broad field of study through various means, such as computer graphics simulations of impossible phenomena or the manipulation of translucent, phosphorescent and holographic materials.

Alan Bogana completed a Fine Arts Diploma with honors at the Geneva University of Art and Design, a specialization in computer graphics and one in artistic research methodologies at the Zürich University of Art and Design. He exhibited in Europe, in the United States, in the Emirates and in South Africa. He has been artist in residence at the Swiss Institute in Rome, at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, at the Sommerakademie Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, in Cape Town with Pro Helvetia and in Zug with the Landis & Gyr Foundation. 


2012-13 ZHDK, Zürich and HEAD, Geneva – CAS Program on artistic research methodologies
2004-09 Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva – HES HEA Diploma in Visual Arts with honours 
2007 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, exchange program
2006 Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom, exchange program

Solo shows

Transmutations I, OnOff, Winterthur, CH

The Hypothetical Cabinet of Phlogistronics, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland
Consider that and measure, measure and receive the carmine, One Gee in Fog, Geneva, Switzerland

Tony and the Shape Junkies II, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
Tony and the Shape Junkies, Espace Duplex, Geneva, Switzerland

Persistence of persistence Orchids, prisms and lenses, Usine Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland

Opuntiarium No Present, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

Morlockian mockups and Eloian prototypes, Galerie Ruine, Geneva, Switzerland

Group shows and screenings

Metamorfosi, Museo d’Arte, Mendrisio, CH

Catch of the year 2016, Dienstgebäude, Zürich, CH
Gleis70, Zürich, CH
The Afterlife of Minerals, LASER Talks (with Ulrike Kastrup), Salotto, Zürich, Switzerland
Che c'é di nuovo, MASI, Lugano, Switzerland
Che c'é di nuovo, Dienstgebäude, Zürich, Switzerland

Cinem’Artistes, Ferme de la Chapelle, Grand-Lancy, Switzerland
Clouds in the Cave, Fri-Art, Freiburg, Switzerland
Voglio vedere le mie montagne, MAGA, Gallarate, Italy
FMAC Collection, ArtGenève 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss Evening, Cité des Arts, Paris, France

Lissignol Grant Show, CAC, Geneva, Switzerland
ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE
Megarave-Metarave, Kunsthaus, Langenthal, Switzerland
Vues d'ici, Halle Nord, Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss Art Awards 2014, Basel, Switzerland
Triennale d'art – Valais 2014, Fully, Switzerland 
Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy
14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium, Ammerman Center, New London, Connecticut, USA

Mensch-Maschine-Karaoke (happening), Espace Echallens 13, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Verena, Espace Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
Virtual Showroom, Bureau Culturel, Switzerland
Substance, HEAD stand, ArtGenève Fair, Geneva, Switzerland

A strangely luminous bubble, LiveInYourHead, Geneva, Switzerland
Different Strokes, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
Overgamed, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland
Sociologie, anthropologie, géographie, histoire, qu’il est vaste le champs cognitif jusqu’à toi mon amour, Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland

Alptraum, Blank Gallery Cape Town, South Africa
The difference between here and here, Rotterdam VHS-Festival 17, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Môtiers 2011 — Art en plein air, Môtiers, Switzerland

Art is out there, Galerie J, Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland

The difference between here and here, Saison Vidéo #33, Lille, France
Greased Lightning ! HEAD 2009 diploma show, CIC, Geneva, Switzerland 
The 2fdqs show. Prism Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The difference between here and here, The Wharf Road Project, V22, London, United Kingdom

The chicken or the egg, Electric rendez vous, Plug-in, Basel, Switzerland

Bauer C61, Act06, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland


Metamorfosi, Museo d’Arte, Mendrisio, CH

The Hypothetical Cabinet of Phlogistronics, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland
Sommerakademie Zentrum Paul Klee 2014, Bern, Switzerland

ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE
La linea della palma, Nero, Rome, Italy
Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy
Nero - Supplemento L'Aquila, Nero Magazine, Rome, Italy

Môtiers 2011 Art en plein air, Môtiers, Switzerland

2031, Head, Geneva

Residencies and Grants

Grant for the Arts, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland

Studio Grant at the Maison des arts du Grütli – City of Geneva, Switzerland

Atelier in Zug — Landis & Gyr, Zug, Switzerland

Grant for the arts, Geneva, Switzerland
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Sommerakademie Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
FMAC Public Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

Resident member at the Swiss Institute Rome, Studio Roma grant, Rome, Italy

Grant for the arts for the residency in Rome, Geneva Canton, Switzerland
IDHEAP Public Collection, Lausanne, Switzerland

Artist in Residence Pro Helvetia, Cape Town, South Africa