Of Dutch heritage, the photographer Aimée Hoving was born in 1978 in Belgium, before settling in Switzerland at an early age. Bridging two cultures – not really Dutch (she never lived there), nor really Swiss (she is not naturalized) – she carries in her a bit of both.

She loves nature, passionately, and beautiful things that have their own story to tell, but it is mostly people and their stories that fascinate her. She has a penchant for portraying her family and friends, in their own surroundings.

Aimée Hoving studied at the ECAL and obtained a BA in visual communication with a specialization in photography. She has participated in several international group exhibitions, and has been granted the Swiss Design Award and won the Leenards Foundation Award.

Aimée works in the tradition of the Old Masters: The court portraits of Velázquez, the distinct light of a Vermeer… Her work has a special power. She manages to capture in a glance the immensity of life in the making. Aimée has confronted her own shadows and brought them into the light. There is a touch of alchemy in her work.

Aimée Hoving has worked for many magazines: Wallpaper, Liberation, Vogue Japon, Les Echos Dimanche, Die Weltwoche, Encore, Die Zeit.

Isabelle Cerboneschi — founder ALL-I-C

 

Aimée Hoving info@aimeehoving.com +41 79 606 29 59

b. 1978, Ottignies, Belgium Dutch citizen Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland

Represented in Switzerland : Galerie Joy de Rouvre www.galeriejoyderouvre.ch 2, rue des Vieux Grenadiers 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

EDUCATION
2002 École Cantonal d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland, BA in visual communication, Photography
1998 International Baccalaureate Diploma, International School of Geneva, Switzerland

AWARDS
2019 13th Pollux Awards, Honorable Mentions in Category Fine Art (two awarded pictures)
2019 13th Pollux Awards, Honorable Mentions in Category Children
2019 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bronze in Portraiture / Children
2019 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention in Fine Art
2019 Moscow International Foto Awards, Gold in Category People / Children
2019 Moscow International Foto Awards, Bronze in Category People / Portrait
2019 Fine Art photograhy awards, 3rd place Category Open Theme
2019 All About Photo Award, “Particular Merit Mention”
2019 International Color Awards, 3rd place “Honor of Distinction” in Fashion
2019 International Color Awards, Nominee in Fine Art
2019 International Color Awards, Nominee in Portrait
2018 PDN Faces: Portrait Photography Contest, Category Babies/Children
2018 Critical Mass top 50
2018 Photoplace Gallery, Juror’s award by Elizabeth Avedon
2018 International Color Awards, 1st place “Outstanding Achievement”, Children of the World
2018 International Color Awards, Nominee in Fine Art
2017 New Photo, Dutch Photography talent 2018 (selected)
2016 International Photography Award IPA, Honorable Mentions / Family of Man (two awarded pictures)
2010 Prix culturel de la fondation Leenaards
2009 Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial (selected)
2009 The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, NY, USA (selected)
2005 International Photography Award IPA (selected)
2005 10th Edition of the Voie Off Festival d’Arles (selected)
2005 reGeneration (selected)
2004 Fnac Photography Award (selected)
2004 Swiss Federal Grant
2003 8th VGF Young Talent Award for Photography (selected)
2003 FIAMH, Villa Noailles, 18th Festival International de Mode et de Photographie (selected)
2001 Breguet Watch poster competition, 200th Anniversary of the Tourbillon, 3rd prize

PUBLICATIONS
2019 “Personal Narrative” curated by Ralph Hassenpflug, ed. PhotoPlace Gallery
2019 “Water” curated by Elizabeth Avedon, ed. PhotoPlace Gallery
2019 The Mind’s Eye, AAP Awards
2019 212 Magazine “Awakening” Issue Seven – Spring / Summer
2019 L’Oeil de la photographie
2019 PDN Photo District News – Faces winners’ Gallery
2018 Elle Switzerland
2018 “Environmental Portraits”  curated by Elizabeth Avedon, ed. PhotoPlace Gallery
2017 New Photo, Dutch Photography talent 2018, ed. x publishers B.V.
2016 Anonymous, Urban Life in Contemporary Photography, ed. Musée de l’Elysée
2013 Extravaganza
2011 Master Mind, ed. Viction: workshop Ltd
2009 Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial
2007 Ecal a Success Story in Art and Design, ed. ECAL
2007 New York Arts Magazin vol. 12
2006 Photographic Portrait Prize, ed. National Portrait Gallery Publications
2006 Schnittpunkt Kunst + Kleid St. Gellen
2005 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, ed. Thames & Hudson
2005 CMYK Book, ed. Lloyd & Associated gmbh
2004 ECAL Photography, ed. ECAL
2004 Swiss Federal Design Competition “SWISS DESIGN”, ed. Swiss Federal Office of Culture
2004 Das Magazin
2003 Vogue France
2003 Catalogue 18th International Fashion and Photography, ed. Villa Noailles-FIAMH
2003 8th VFG
EXHIBITIONS
2019 Personal Narrative, curated by Ralph Hassenpflug, group show at PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2019 Water, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, group show at PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2019 BeyondFashion, curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, ArtisTree, Hong Kong
2019 artgenève, Gallery Joy de Rouvre, Salon d’art, Switzerland
2018 10 Years Laleh June, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2018 Environmental Portraits, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, group show at PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA
2018 Pictures of her, solo show at Gallery Joy de Rouvre, Geneva, Switzerland
17-18 New Dutch Talent, 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 Anonymats d’aujourd’hui, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2015 Travail. Photographies de 1860 à 2015, National Museum of Zurich, Switzerland
2015 What are we waiting for, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2014 Death becomes you, Janus Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
2013 Le corps mis en scène, Extravaganza, Galerie du théâtre du Crochetant, Switzerland
2013 The Youth Code, Christophe Guy Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2012 Earthly Delights, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Aimée Hoving & Anoush Abrar, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2012 Rétrospective, Fashion Photography, Cannes, France
2011 9th International Festival of Fashion Photography, Cannes, France
2011 Rose Méditative, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Be Blue, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2010 8th International Festival of Fashion Photography, Cannes, France
2009 Now: Art of the 21st Century, Phillips de Pury, London, UK
2009 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Albin O Kuhn Library and Gallery Albin O Kuhn, USA
2009 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, USA
2008 Screenings Award – Update – Salon für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
2007 Girl Parade, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2007 The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK
2006 Portrait Prize 2006, exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2006 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Boston Art Institute, Boston, USA
2006 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2006 Dresscode, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St-Gallen, Switzerland
2006 Dialectic, solo show, Geneva, Switzerland
2006 Preview, exhibition at the Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 The Deadly Sins, International Biennial of Nancy, France
2006 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow 2005-2025, Exhibition at the Aperture Gallery, New York, USA
2005 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Exhibition at the Gallery Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
2005 10th Edition of the Voie Off Festival, d’Arles, France
2005 New Photographers 2006, Curated by Getty Images and presented at the “Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2005”, France
2005 ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, Exhibition at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005 RETRO — PROSPECTIVE: Espace Malraux, Scène national de Chambéry, France
2004 Soirée Shot ’04, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 HGK, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Switzerland
2004 HGKL, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
2004 Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris, France
2004 Renc’art, École d’art appliqués Vevey, Switzerland
2003 Image House Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 8th VFG Young Talent Award for Photography, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 FIAMH, Villa Noailles, 18th International Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France
2003 Exhibition at the Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France
2002 Pro Helvetia, Exhibition at the Swiss Cultural Center Paris, France