They, Robots – Photographic Exhibition
Date(s) - 03/08/2022 - 02/10/2022
Matthieu Gafsou & NCCR Robotics
From August 3 to October 2, 2022
Rolex Learning Center – EPFL
«They, Robots» is a photo exhibit that celebrates the legacy of NCCR Robotics, and its 12 years of research and innovation on wearable, rescue and educational robots. The pictures show how robots developed in Switzerland are becoming part of our world and our life: not as competitors, but as companions and collaborators that work side by side with humans, simplifying their lives and accompanying them in daily activities. Some photos also capture the strange and unexpected encounters that happen when robots blend into social and natural environments.
About the photographer
Matthieu Gafsou (CH, 1981) lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. After completing a master of arts in philosophy, literature and cinema, he studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey. Since 2006, he has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, published five monographs and was included in many exhibitions catalogues. In 2009 Gafsou was awarded the prestigious “Prix de la fondation HSBC pour la photographie”. In 2014, Lausanne’s influential Musée de l’Elysée hosted Gafsou’s solo show titled Only God Can Judge Me. In 2018, the H+ exhibition was one of the highlights of Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles and continues to travel all over the world. In parallel to his artistic practice, Gafsou is on faculty at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). He is represented by Galerie C and is a founding member of the MAPS agency.