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MISSIKA, Adrien

PORTRAIT-MISSIKABorn in 1981 in Paris, France.

Lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.


Adrien Missika began to take photographs in 2001 on a trip to Morocco, and abandoned his law studies in 2003 to devote himself to photography. He enrolled at the Ecole Cantonale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, and graduated from its Photography Department in 2007.

He has shown his work at the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris (Enclaves d’Europe, 2007), at Metro Square in Tokyo (Koban, 2007), at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona (Climax Redux, 2008) and at Fette’s Gallery in Los Angeles (Le Flâneur, 2007), as well as featuring in many shows in Lausanne and Geneva, particularly at the Blancpain Art Contemporain gallery. His first monographic exhibition, Fabriques, recently ran at the Centre Contemporain in Geneva, closing in May 2009.

In 2006 he co-founded the art exhibition space Galerie 1m3 in Lausanne, and is one of its programmers.


Adrien Missika presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, nominated by Michel Nuridsany for the Discovery Award: Space Between at the Grande Halle.