Axel Crettenand (1989, CH) is a research-based multimedia artist and inventor based in Zürich. Initially focused on photography and video experimentations, his practice evolved to include voices, sounds and texts into generative installations.
He constantly intertwines the artistic and scientific research and he is also interested in the manifestations of contemporary spiritualities. Among his last inquiries, he produced a commented atlas of images, The obsession of the form, that investigates and speculates on the relationship between God and mathematics.
He graduated at ECAL (Lausanne) where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Photography and later he got his master’s degree in Fine Arts from ZHdK (Zurich). Among the exhibitions: Soundata, la rada, 2021, Locarno ; There is always tomorrow, Löwenbraukunst, 2021, Züirich ; Life Lines, Johann Jacobs Museum, 2020-21, Zürich (CH); Small Project for Coming Communities, House of the Catholic Church, 2019, Stuttgart (DE); Tiny show, 2018, ZHdK, Zürich (CH); Dix ans d’EnQuête photographique valaisanne, 2018, Médiathèque Valais (CH); Lab Photography Research, 2018, ateliers de Bellevaux, Lausanne (CH); 21st price of the Young Talents in photography, 2017, Oslo@Buro, Basel (CH); High, 2014, théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne (CH); Too Cool For School, 2012, Spazio Orso, Milan (IT). In 2019 he won the ZHdK-Avina Project Fund to realize the participative performance The Green Spirits.