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Artist in Residence 2019


Gina Folly (b. 1983) is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Paris and Basel. She completed an MA at ZHdK, Zürich in 2014.

She is interested in a multitude of cultural and social phenomena. Plants, animals, as well as everyday objects and situations play a vital role in her work. She examines how those imitate nature and contribute to artificially build and shape our daily environment, forming new ways of being. Such confrontation between humans and their natural surrounding is translated in Folly’s installations, ceramic objects and photography.

Her work has been the subject of a solo show at Ginevra Gambino, Koln, Germany (April 2017); Almanac, London, UK (2016); Gina Folly et Elle&Antélio en conversation, Tunnel Tunnel, Lausanne, CH (2016); Soon is now, SPREEZ, Munich, CH; (2015) New Conditions, Ermes-Ermes, Rome, IT (2015); Me You 2, with Lene Adler Petersen, Space Is The Place, Basel, CH (2015); Ströme, with Mandla Reuter, S.A.L.T.S., Birsfelden, CH (2015). Selected group shows: in 2016 Adrift on Plastic Island, Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, CH; Body pt. 1 (zombie), Ginevra Gambino, Cologne, D; L’etat parfait, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel, CH; A MYSTICAL STAIRCASE, curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi for; Some of My Best Friends Are Germs, Le Doc, Paris, FR; The Free Design, Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneve, CH. Since 2013 she runs the artist space ‘Taylor Macklin’ in Zurich together with Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf.

Exhibition Design


For the first time the final exhibition of the Thun Ceramic Residency will not be brought together by a curator, but we are honoured to welcome back Giles Round (resident in 2017) as exhibition designer.

Giles Round (b. 1976) lives and works in London, United Kingdom. He graduated from a BA at Middlesex and subsequently an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. His practice ranges across several media and includes design, ready made and ceramic objects, architectural screens and paintings among others. His installations often unfold as spaces for potential habitation, allowing the viewer to project themselves into the work.

Solo Exhibitions include The Director, The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (2018); 1967, Goswell Road, Paris, (2018); They bow. Curtain. No applause., Spike Island, Bristol, (2017) and We live in the office, The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London, (2016). He is also the art director for Serpentine Galleries General Ecology series The Shape of the Circle in the Mind of a Fish, (2018 to present). Amongst other books he designed the monograph Edge of Tomorrow – Lucy Raven, together with Roland Brauchli, published by Koenig London, (2017). He was in charge of the exhibition design with Andrés Ros Soto, Magnificent Obsessions at Sainsbury Centre, Norfolk, 2016 and  Francis Bacon & the Masters, (2015). He created the set design for live and filmed works of artist Cally Spooner including And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, (2013 – 2015) and He’s In A Great Place!, BMW Live Performance Room commission, Tate Modern, London, (2014). Further on Giles oversaw the exhibition design and curation, Ljubljana, 1955, (2015). [Partially recreated in Repétition, Villa Empain, Brussels, 2016] as well as The Influence of Furniture on Love, together with Lotte Juul Petersen at Wysing Farmhouse, Cambridgeshire, (2014).


31.07 – 19.08.2019

OPENING: 31.07.2019, 6-9pm

MUSEION, Via Dante, 6, I-39100 Bolzano, Italy

Exh. Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm


Nicolas Deshayes
Gina Folly
Laurence Sturla

with exhibition design by Giles Round


The Thun Ceramic Residency is pleased to invite you to Noi – DESHAYES, FOLLY, STURLA, the fifth exhibition of the Residency. Each year, over the period of two months, the residency brings together three contemporary artists in Bolzano to produce new works in ceramic.

This year’s residents Nicolas Deshayes (b. 1983; Nancy, FR), Gina Folly (b. 1983; Zurich, CH) and Laurence Sturla (b. 1992; Swindown, UK) will be exhibiting their works in the Museion Passage, the vast entrance hall of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen (South Tyrol, IT). Giles Round, a former artist in residence, will be designing the exhibition.

For the press release please click here.