Corinne Vionnet is a Franco-Swiss visual artist based in Switzerland.

She is a pioneer in the exploration and re-purposing of web-based imagery. Her work includes extensive archival research, photographic image making, the appropriation of crowd-sourced material, and collage.

She is part of these first artists to have had interest in exploring and re-purposing the Web-based imagery. Her artistic process includes extensive archival research, photographic image making, the appropriation of crowd-sourced material, and collage.
Her works led her to analyze the construction and maintenance of the social imagination and collective identity, as well as our behavior with images, with the act of taking of pictures as well as the content of these overflow of pictures.
Her works conveys the ambiguous lure of the Internet, which seemingly promises freedom and the discovery of new worlds, yet, in reality, imprisons us all you in a algorithm space, and make us believe that we are unique.
Today, she is heading towards investigations of our perceptions of reality, as well as the strength of the images, their power of persuasion, and the transformation and building of emblematic figures.

Corinne Vionnet’s work is included in the collections of SF MOMA, San Francisco; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne; Musée Carnavalet, Paris;  Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao; Musée d'Art du Valais, Sion; Musée d'Art, Pully; Musée français de la photographie, among others. Her artist books are part of collection of the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, the MOMA of New York, Whitney Museum in New York, NYPL in New York, MACBA in Barcelona, Reina Sofia in Madrid, Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie in Geneva, to name a few.

She had solo shows including the Swiss Camera Museum (2018); Danziger Gallery, New York (2015); Oslo 8, Basel (2012); and East Wing, Doha (exhibition in Dubai) (2009).

She also has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as V&A, Dundee (2024); Musée Carnavalet, Paris (2024-25); Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao (2023);  Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum (2021-22), C|O Berlin (2021), SFMOMA, San Francisco (2019); Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussel (2018); Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds (2017); Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne (2017); Musées d'art et d'histoire, Geneva (2015-16); Musée d'Art du Valais, Sion, Switzerland (2021-22; 2020; 2015-16; 2012); Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2015); FotoMuseum, Antwerp (2015 and 2012); Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2013); Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona (2013); Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2011).

Her work has been included in photography festivals and art biennials such as Visiona, Spain;  Jeju Art Biennial, Korea; Images, Switzerland; Fotofestiwal, Poland; Photo Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Fotográfica Bogotá, Colombia; and Les Rencontres d'Arles, France; as well as at art fairs including Photo London, Pulse Miami, and Paris Photo.

Her first monograph, Photo Opportunities, is published in 2011 (Kehrer Verlag, Germany). ME. Here Now, her second book, is published in 2017 (Fall Line Press, USA). In 2018, she self-published Total Flag  which all had great press coverage, Automated_Matterhorn in 2019, CIELS in 2020 and Total Palm Tree in 2021. Also in 2019, she was approached by RRose Editions and published Souvenirs d'un glacier, which is very successful, then worked again together in 2023 to publish the artist book Almost There

Vionnet has been featured in numerous art, photography and editorial newspapers, magazines and journals including ArtForum, Hyperallergic, Beaux-Arts magazine, Flash Art, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Collector Daily, The British Journal of Photography, The New York Times, Tique Art Paper, Images Magazine, BLOW Photo, Vogue Italia, COLORS, Yvi Magazine, Le Temps, Libération, Le Monde as well as in publications including Chefs d’Oeuvre du 21e siècle. L’art à l’ère du digitale, by Dominique Moulon (Scala, 2021); To Be Determined: Photography and the Future, by Duncan Wooldridge (SPBH Editions, UK; 2021); Send Me an Image, by Kathrin Schönegg and Felix Hoffman (Steidl, 2021); Snap+Share, by Clément Chéroux, Linde B. Lehtinen (Cernunnos, France); Space/Prix Pictet (London, 2017); Photography Vol.4: The Contemporary Era 1981-2013 (Skira, 2014); Art and The Internet (BlackDog Publishing, 2014) and MAO (Horizons Editions, 2012).

Photo Opportunities was also featured in the documentary by Arte, Collection PHOTO/Les Appropriationnistes, directed by Stan Neumann and co-produced by ARTE France, Camera Lucida, Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay, Bibliothèque Nationale de France. In 2013, Vionnet was invited at the World Economic Forum in Davos to present her work for the conference Seeing is Believing.

Some Interviews

:: Screenwalk :: 
Online talk organized by the FotoMuseum, Winterthur and the Photographers' gallery, London; March 2021

:: RTS ::
Invitée fil rouge: Corinne Vionnet; August 2021

:: RTS ::
l'invitée: Corinne Vionnet, Suisse; March 2021

:: RTS ::
VERTIGO _ L'invitée: Corinne Vionnet " MOI. Ici Maintenant"

:: Deutsche Welle :: EUROMAXX - Photographer Corinne Vionnet | Swiss photographer Corinne Vionnet creates unusual views of familiar sights. In her series "Photo Opportunities," famous tourist landmarks look almost like impressionist paintings - but actually the pictures are the result of superimposing numerous images of the same motif.

:: RTS :: 
Invitée culturelle: Corinne Vionnet. Pour l’exposition Do you speak tourist à Pully 

World Economic Forum, Guest Speaker, Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland; 2013


Screenwalks, Online talk organized by the FotoMuseum, Winterthur and the Photographers' gallery, London; March 2021
Conférence, dans le cadre de Histoire et Cité, présentation de Photo Opportunities et autres travaux artistiques autour du sujet du Voyage, avec Nathalie Dietschy. Modération par Diana Le Dinh, March 2021
Interview / RTS,  l'invitée: Corinne Vionnet, V l'invitée: Corinne Vionnet, Suisse; March 2021
Seminar / Lecture, Photo Opportunities, VI Encuentro de Coleccionismo, apreciación y valor del arte contemporáneo: Los nuevos enciclopedistas: El artista como coleccionista / El coleccionista como artista, directed by Joan Fontcuberta, International University of Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Santander, Spain; 2018
Interview / RTS, l'invitée: Corinne Vionnet - MOI. Ici Maintenant, by Pierre Philippe Cadert, Switzerland; March 2018  [link]
Interview by Dana Stirling, Corinne Vionnet: ME. Here Now, for Lenscratch, fine art photography daily; May 8, 2018  [link]
Seminar, Art Law Event at Lalive, Photography and Law, Edition prints: artistic and commercial implications, with Stéphanie Duval, Pascal  Hufschmid, Corinne Vionnet. Moderated by  Pierre-Emmanuel Fehr, Geneva; 2017
Seminar / Lecture, Photo Opportunities, Landskrona Photo Festival, Michael Famighetti, Andrea Holzherr, Diane Dufour, Corinne Vionnet. Moderator/host: Marc Prust: Sweden, 2015  [link]
Interview / EITB Television, Basque country, Spain, 2015  [link]
Lecture, Photo Opportunities, Institut Français, at the occasion of Photo Phnom Penh Festival, Cambodia
Interview / RTS Swiss television  invitée culturelle at the occasion of the exhibition "Do you Speak Touriste?" at the Art Museum in Pully, Switzerland. With Claire Burgy and Agnès Wuthrich; April 14th, 2014  [link]
Arte La Collection PHOTO, Les Appropriationnistes, documentary film directed by Stan Neumann. Scientific consultant: Quentin Bajac, Coproduction: ARTE France, Camera Lucida, Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay, Bibliothèque nationale de France; released in November 2013  [link]
Interview with Dirty Laundry mag, USA, June 2013  [online]
Guest Speaker / World Economic Forum,Annual Meeting, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 2013  [link] [pdf]
Interview with Greg Jones for inthein-between.com, USA, January 2013  [online]
Talk with Julie Corteville Musée français de la Photographie, “Jules Itier, First pictures of China 1844”, France, 2012
Interview with Henri Peyre for galerie-photo.com, France, December 2012  [online]
European encounters the Internet and photographic creation, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France, with Erik Kessels, Mishka Henner, Corinne Vionnet, modération Arnaud Laporte, July 9th, 2011
Radio France Culture Les Rencontres d'Arles, France, with Joachim Schmid, Vanessa Winship, Guillaume Herbault, Corinne Vionnet, July 7th, 2011
Broadcast and interview on Deutsche Welle channel Euromaxx, Germany, April 2011
Interview by Romke Hoogwaerts for Mossless magazine, USA, April 2011  [online]
Interview by Elie Domit for Variatio magazine, Italy, #2, 2010
MIAD-FA382 blog: Interview by Lara Ohland Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, USA, December 2009
A conversation with Nina Buesing for Nymphoto.com, USA, October 2009
Interview for Hello Magazine, by Jessica Owen, Dubai, #210, May 9th, 2009
Interview by Welmer Keesmaat Yvi Magazine, Consumption, #2, Netherlands, 2008  [link]

Some publications


ALMOST THERE, artist book, RRose Editions, France, 2023  [link]
artist book, Switzerland, 2022  [link]
TOTAL PALM TREE, artist book, Switzerland, 2021 [link]
CIELS, artist book, Switzerland, 2020 [link]
SOUVENIRS D'UN GLACIER, published by RRose Editions, Paris, France, 2019 [link]
AUTOMATED_MATTERHORN, artist book, Switzerland, 2019 [link]
THE FALL, collaboration with laurent Pavy, artist book, Switzerland, 2018 [link]
TOTAL FLAG, self-published, Switzerland, 2018 [link]
ME. HERE NOW, published by Fall Line Press, essay by Marvin Heiferman, USA, 2017 [link]
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, published by Kehrer Verlag, foreword by Madeline Yale, 2011 [link]


BILBAO METROPOLI 30-30-30, curated by Ramón Esparza, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao; 2023
, une histoire photographique, Photo Elysée, by Pauline Martin, Martin Barnes, Martine Beugnet, Florian Ebner et Michel Poivert, published by delpire & co et Photo Elysée; 2023
, Musée départemental Albert-Kahn, by Magali Mélandri, Clément Poché, Serge Fouchard et Fabienne Maillard (dir.), with contributions of Serge Fouchard, Fabienne Maillard, Danièle Méaux, Michel Lussault and Sylvain Venayre; 2023
, La construcción de la imagen turística, Visiona, by Pedro Vicente; 2022
CHEFS-D’OEUVRE DU 21e SIECLE. L'art à l'ère du digitale,
by Dominique Moulon, published by Scala, France; 2021
TO BE DETERMINED: Photography and the Future,
by Duncan Wooldridge,published by SPBH, UK; 2021
published by le Bec en l’air, France; 2021
C|O Berlin, curated by Felix Hoffmann and Dr. Kathrin Schönegg, published by Steidl, Germany; (catalog), 2021
, by Clément Chéroux, Linde B. Lehtinen and Sally Martin Katz, published by Cernunno, San Francisco, USA; (catalog), 2019
UNIQUE: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity, published by House of Oktober, Netherlands, 2018
ENTRE ARTS & LETTRES, published by Infolio, Switzerland, 2018
TOURISM, Jeju Biennale, Korea, (catalog), 2017
SPACE, Prix Pictet, published by teNeues, 2017
TURISMOak / TURISMOs / TOURISMs, The social and urban transformation brought about by the massification of travel, by Ramón Esparza, Spain, (catalog), 2017
VERTICAL NO LIMIT. MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY, by Daniel Girardin, Musée de l'Elysée, Switzerland, 2017
IMMERSION, Festival Images Vevey, Switzerland, (catalog), 2016
HIT THE ROAD, Fotofestiwal, Lódz, Poland, (catalog), 2016
VIAJES  GetxoPhoto, by Christian Caujolle, Basque country, Spain, (catalog), 2015
UNE AUTRE HISTOIRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE  Les collections du musée français de la Photographie, Bièvres, France, (catalog), 2015
DEVENIR SUISSE  Maison Tavel / Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland, (catalog), 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY Vol. 4: The Contemporary Era 1981-2013  by Charlotte Cotton (Author), Okwui Enwezor (Author), Thomas Weski (Author), Francesco Zanot (Author), Walter Guadagnini (Editor), published by Skira, 2014
ART AND THE INTERNET  by Phoebe Stubbs (Editor), Domenico Quaranta (Contributor), Joanne McNeil (Contributor), Nick Lambert (Contributor), Black Dog Publishing, 2014
IMAGES NUMERIQUES?  Les hétérotopies numériques de Corinne Vionnet et d'AES, Entre monument et indifférence, by Michèle Galéa, Presse universitaire de Provence, 2014
PIXELS OF PARADISE Image and Belief. 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, Belgium, (catalog), 2014
DO YOU SPEAK TOURIST? Musée d’Art, Pully, Switzerland, (catalog), 2014
SCREENDUMP #2  by Suzan Geldhoff and Karin Krijgsman, Netherlands, 2014
IMAGINE JAPAN  Ethnography Museum, Neuchatel, Switzerland, (catalog), 2014
LEMANCOLIA  traité artistique du Léman, de Dominique Radrizzani, Les Editions Noir Sur Blanc, (catalog), 2013
FROM HERE ON / D’ara endavant RM Verlag, Barcelona, (catalog), 2013
VISITEURS PHOTOGRAPHES  sciences humaines et sociales, by Serge Chaumier, Anne Krebs, Mélanie Roustan, Documentation française, 2013
MAO  by Claude Hudelot and Guy Gallice, Horizons edition, 2012
EXTRA From Here On, FotoMuseum, Antwerp, 2012
JULES ITIER Premières photographies de la Chine - 1844 catalog for the exhibition at the Centre Culturel de Chine in Paris and in Beijing, (catalog), 2012
LIGHT and LENS: Photography in the Digital Age  by Robert Hirsch, 2nd edition, 2012
FROM HERE ON  Les Rencontres d'Arles, by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontduberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Joachim Schmid, (catalog), 2011 LES RENCONTRES D'ARLES France, (catalog), 2011
2008 CULTURAS  Madrid, Spain, 2008
IX BIENAL INTERNATIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA Tenerife, Spain, (catalog), 2007

Some press


TELERAMA, Eiffel, hors série, #244; November 2023 [link]
ART PRESS, Postflou / Postblur, by Étienne Hatt; June 2023 [link]
- Que 30 años sí son muchos en Bilbao, by Alberto G. Alonso, June 11th, 2023  [link]
- Bilbao Metrópoli 30-30-30; June 11th, 2023  [link
- Una ciudad para enmarcar, treinta años después de la famosa muestra ‘Ría de hierro’; June 13th, 2023 [link]
- MotionCorinne Vionnet, Un movimiento glaciar, by Manuel Padín; Nr 89, 2023 [link]
C4 JOURNAL - Paradise Adulterated, Paul Rousteau's Seascapes and Corinne Vionnet’s Total Palm Tree, by Eugenie Shinkle; February 2022 [link]
LE FIGARONotre-Dame de Paris, La légende d’un siècle, by Adrien Goetz, France; September 2020 [link]
COLLECTOR DAILY - Photography Criticism from a Collector’s Perspective, book review CIELS, by Loring Knoblauch; 2020 [link]
PRISMES MAGAZINELe fantastique voyage. HEP, Lausanne, Suisse; #26; 2020
ARTSYQuestions about Collecting Photography Answered by an Art Adviser, by Nicholas Campbell; November 7, 2019 [link]
HYPERALLERGIC - A Nonjudgmental Look at Our Impulse to Share Images, by Emily Wilson, USA; May 20, 2019 [link]
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - ‘Snap+Share: Transmitting Photographs From Mail Art to Social Networks’ Review: Images That Say ‘Wish You Were Here’, by Richard B. Woodward, USA; April 13, 2019 [link]
VOGUE ITALIA - Lo Scatto È (Da Sempre) Condiviso, by Maria Grazia Meda, Italy; #824, April 2019
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Tracing the Roots of Photo Sharing, From Mail Art to Instagram; A new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shows that image sharing is evolutionary, not revolutionary. By Jori Finkel, USA; April 4, 2019 [link]
LIBERATION - La photo bien en “Share”, by Clémentine Mercier, France; April 27-28, 2019 [link]
LIBERATION - Corinne Vionnet - Au creux de la trame, by Clémentine Mercier, France; April 27-28, 2019 [link]
SF CHRONICLE - Multifaceted exhibition explores our obsession with sharing photos, by Charles Desmarais, USA; March 30, 2019 [link]
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY - An exhibition at SFMOMA explores the changing ways that artists have appropriated and interrogated means of transmitting images, from mail art to selfies. Words by Laurence Butet-Roch, UK; April 2019
FORBES - This SFMOMA Exhibit Shows What Happens When You Try To Look At Every Photo On Social Media. By Jonathon Keats, USA; April 16, 2019 [link]
COLLECTOR DAILY - Photography Criticism from a Collector's Perspective, book review: TOTAL FLAG, by Loring Knoblauch USA, 2018 [link]
LE TEMPSCorinne Vionnet ou l’art de faire parler les images, by Angélique Passebosc, Switzerland, July 26th 2018 [link]
EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY #103 - Photo-Phenomenology : Poins of View, Germany, Spring/Summer 2018 
TIQUE | ART PAPER #2 - Contemporary Camera, Belgium; May 2018 [link]
LENSCRATCH - fine art photography daily, Corinne Vionnet: ME. Here Now, by Dana Stirling, USA; May 8, 2018 [link]
A PHOTO EDITOR book review - ME. Here Now, USA, December 2017 [link]
VICE.COMPost-fotografía: cuando todo ya ha sido fotografiado. La selfie con tu gato podría terminar en el MOMA, by Ruge Ratcliffe, December 2017 [link]
FLASH ARTSGigantismus ve fotografii, by Tomáš Dvorák, Czech & Slovak Edition; #44, June-August, 2017
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHYPersonal Archives, Great Britain; #June, 2017
LE JOURNAL DES ARTSAux cimes de la photographie, France; #474, 2017
LE TEMPSL'Elysée en fait un montagne, by Caroline Stevan, Switzerland; January 28th, 2017  [link]
MATIN DIMANCHELe Musée de l'Elysée par monts émerveille, by Isabelle Bratschi, Switzerland; January 22nd, 2017 
GUP MAGAZINEMoments on Repeat: The Ritual of making Holiday Pictures, by Erik Vroons, Netherlands; #51, November 2016  [link]
MUSÉE MAGAZINEWomen, New York, USA; #13, November 2015  [link]
TIME LIGHTBOX14 Photos that Challenge the Definition of Landscape Photograpy, curated by Jon Feinstein; August 2015  [link]
COURRIER INTERNATIONALQuand Internet inspire les artistes; Nr 1272, March 19th, 2015  [link]
MOUVEMENT Magazine - Voir Rome et passer à autre chose, by Stéphanie Vidal; #76, March/April 2015  [link]
ARTFORUMCritic's Picks, by William J. Simmons; January 2015  [link]
HYPERALLERGIC - Wonders of the World, Through the Lens of the Hive Mind, by Jeremy Polacek; February 2015  [link]
CAMBODIA DAILYIn Dark Rooms, Photo Phnom Penh, by Aria Danaparamita, Cambodia, January 31st; 2015  [link]  
REVISTA CARBONOTurismo, Photo Opportunities, and an essay by Madeline Yale, Brazil; 2014  [link]
HEBDOPoncer le poncif, by Luc Debraine, Lausanne, Suisse; #12, 2014  [link]
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL I Snap Therefore I am, by Ellen Gamerman; December 13th, 2013  [link]
LES LETTRES ET LES ARTSImpressions Léman(col)ique, by Diane Antille, Switzerland; #15, 2013  
CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING - article by Alasdair Foster; October 2013  [link]
COLORS MAGAZINEThe Tourist's totem, by Laia Abril, blog, August 2013  [link]
LE TEMPS - Sortir - Lemancolia, Traité artistique du Léman, by Laurence Chauvy; Suisse, June 16th, 2013
HEBDO Lemancolie: la fortune artistique d’un lac, by Luc Debraine; Suisse, #24, 2013  
DIRTY LAUNDRY MAG - USA; issue #2, June 2013  [link]
VON magazine -  by Sookyoung Huh, Korea; Vol. 12, June 2013
EL COLOMBIANOFotográfica Bogotá, por Mónica Quintero Restrepo; Colombia, May 3rd, 2013
IMAGES MAGAZINE-  Les 10 ans d’Images, by Sophie Bernard; France, February 2013
VOLKRANT MAGAZINECollectie, by Erik Kessels; Netherlands, December 29th, 2012
LES LETTRES ET LES ARTSLe Contemporain, by Diane Antille, Switzerland; #13, 2012
ETHNOLOGIE FRANCAISE - ’envers et l’endroit de la pyramide du Louvre, by Mélanie Roustan, France; 2012/3
BLOW PHOTO MAGAZINE - issue #4, Ireland; November 2011  [link]
ALBUM MAGAZINESame/Same, Germany; September 2011  [link]
CONSCIENTIOUSPhoto Opportunities, book review by Jörg Colberg; USA, September 2011  [link]
LE MONDEClichés sous influence, by Olivier Ramezon, France; August 23rd, 2011  [link]
BEAUX-ARTS magazineLes nouvelles pratiques des la photographie, by Natacha Wolinski, France; July 2011
IMAGES magazineRevisiter les clichés, by Sophie Bernard, France; July 2011
TELEGRAPH magazineLooks familiar, by Cheryl Newman, UK; July 2011  [link]
LENS CULTUREPhoto Opportunities; April 2011  [link]
INFORMATION Photo Opportunities, Fotobloggen, Denmark; April 2011  [link]
LIBERATION - Next Photo Opportunities, France; March 2011
DESIGNBOOM Photo Opportunities; February 2011  [link]
VRIJ NEDERLANDOnze herinnering, by Sander Pleu; #07/08, February 2011
JOURNAL DU DESIGNPhoto Opportunities, France; February 2011  [link
HUFFINGTON POSTPhoto Opportunities, USA; February 2011  [link]
PDN magazineA Study in Snapshots, by Holly Stuart Hughes, USA; February 2011
THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHYProjects, by Simon Bainbridge, UK; October 2010
VARIATIO magazine - Interview by Elie Domit, Italy, #2, 2010
SPOT magazinePhoto Opportunities, Houston Center for Photography, USA; Fall/ Winter 2010
HELLO MagazinePhoto Opportunities, interview by jessica Owen, Dubai; #210, May 2009
YVI MagazineConsumption, Netherlands; #2, 2008  [link]
DESIGNER Magazine  - Photo Opportunities, UCDA, USA; 2008