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Yves DANA

Yves DANA

Whether of iron, of plaster or of stone, the volumes engendered by Yves Dana are signs. Signs of life, signs of time. His explorations carry him, lead him toward that essence which happily for us retains its share of mystery and attraction. Of allure either sacred or baroque, of one material or a mixture, these works are both blossom and fruit. The natural elements, fire, water, earth and air, are the basis of his universe. To listen to oneself is to adapt to the full spectrum of nature. His sculptures are so many notes that he places to sensitize us to the forces that surround us. Like stone monoliths, his works catalyze energies and calm the spirit. The purity of line, the simplicity of curves, tame one’s vision and give it the occasion to stop for a moment.

Qu’ils soient de fer, de plâtre ou de pierre, les volumes engendrés par Yves Dana sont des signes. Des signes de vie, des signes du temps. Ses recherches l’emmènent, le mènent vers cet essentiel qui heureusement pour nous garde sa part de mystère et d’attraction. D’allure hiératique ou baroque, mélanges de matières ou pures, ces oeuvres sont matrices et fruits. Les éléments naturels, le feu, l’eau, la terre, l’air sont les bases de son univers. Ses sculptures sont autant de notes qu’il place pour nous sensibiliser aux forces qui nous entourent. Tels des monolithes de pierre, ses oeuvres catalysent les énergies et apaisent les esprits. La pureté des lignes, la simplicité des courbes apprivoisent le regard et lui donne une occasion de se poser un instant.

Kunty Moureau

  • 1959Born in Alexandria on June 25th.
  • 1979Opens his first sculpture studio.
  • 1982First work in iron.
  • 1983University of Lausanne & Ecole des Beaux-Arts Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1987At the suggestion of the City of Lausanne, he fits out his studio in the 19th century heritage building Orangerie of Parc Mon Repos.
  • 1989First book on Yves Dana published by Editions du Griffon Neuchatel.
  • 1993Monumental sculpture commissioned by Fondation Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland.
  • 1996Thirty-six years after his family went into exile, Dana returns to Egypt, the country of his birth, for a six-months" stay. Temporarily abandons iron in order to improve his knowledge in plaster, goes back to simple, hieratic forms, and begins the "Stele" series.
  • 1999First works in stone.
  • 1999Second book published by Editions Cercle d'Art, text by Bernard Noel.
  • 2000Begins to collaborate closely with the stonecutter Alain Vos who introduces him to the various basalts and hard stones. The presence and density of stone leads him to further purify and simplify his forms.
  • 2002Yves Dana devotes himself entirely to stone cutting. He imports blocks of basalt from Sweden, limestone from France and Turkey, serpentine from Italy and diabase from Germany. Monoliths weighing up to fifteen tons are transported to Switzerland.
  • 2004Completes commission of a basalt "Stele" for the University of Tel Aviv.
  • 2007Editions Cercle d'Art publishes a retrospective catalogue raisonné of all the sculptor's work, with a text by Bernard Vasseur (collection Découvrons l'art).
  • 20155 Continents in Milano publishes an important 2-volume monography titled "DANA", and written by Prix Goncourt author Tahar Ben Jelloun.
  • 2016Yves Dana lives and works in Lausanne (CH) and Pietrasanta (It). He is also proud father of 3 children.
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Yves Dana - Grand Prix de Vaud 2015 - Interview
January 2016
Yves Dana - Grand Prix de Vaud 2015 - Interview

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	La Monographie &quot;Dana&quot; Editions 5 Continents, a obtenu le Prix Best Photography - Motovun International Book Award 2015. Nous f&eacute;licitons les photographes, en particulier Claude Dussez et Yves Dana.<br />
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	The Monography &quot;Dana&quot; Editions 5 Continents, won the Best Photography Montovun International Book Award 2015. We congratulate the photographs, in particular Claude Dussez and Yves Dana.<br />
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May 2015

La Monographie "Dana" Editions 5 Continents, a obtenu le Prix Best Photography - Motovun International Book Award 2015. Nous félicitons les photographes, en particulier Claude Dussez et Yves Dana.

The Monography "Dana" Editions 5 Continents, won the Best Photography Montovun International Book Award 2015. We congratulate the photographs, in particular Claude Dussez and Yves Dana.
 


Galerie & expositions
April 2015
Galerie & expositionsL'Eventail

"Yves Dana", exhibition catalogue
March 2015
"Yves Dana", exhibition catalogueLKFF Art & Sculpture Projects

Yves Dana
December 2014
Yves Danaby Silvano Cattai

Video Yves Dana
September 2014
Video Yves Danaby Silvano Cattai

Yves Dana, Entre ombres et lumières
June 2014
Yves Dana, Entre ombres et lumières

Yves Dana
June 2010
Yves DanaH-ART #26

Yves Dana, sculptures
June 2010
Yves Dana, sculpturesARTE NEWS

Les Pierres Promises d'Yves Dana
June 2010
Les Pierres Promises d'Yves DanaBy Dominique Legrand, Le Soir (Mad)

Yves Dana, La Quete de l'Intemporel
May 2010
Yves Dana, La Quete de l'IntemporelL'Hebdo, par Michel Audétat

Yves Dana
January 2010
Yves DanaExhibition catalogue published by LKFF

Portrait of Yves Dana
March 2006
Portrait of Yves DanaTSR, 1982

Yves Dana
March 2006
Yves DanaTSR 2006

Yves Dana, Feux Sacré
March 2006
Yves Dana, Feux SacréShort preview of a documentary broadcasted by TSR in 2006

  • 2015Arlaud Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2015Arlaud Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2015Solo exhibition, Bowman Modern, London, UK
  • 2015Solo exhibition, LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014Carzaniga Gallery Basel
  • 2014Rigassi Gallery, Bern
  • 2013Flora Bigai Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Pietrasanta
  • 2013Ditesheim & Maffei Gallery, Neuchâtel
  • 2011Rigassi Gallery, Berne,
  • 2011Robert Bowman Modern Gallery, London
  • 2010Solo Exhibition, LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2010Carzaniga Gallery, Basel
  • 2009Robert Bowman Modern Gallery, London, UK
  • 2009Flon Square Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2009Galerie Pia Anna Borner, Luzern, Switzerland
  • 2008Galerie Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 2008Espace Culturel d'Assens, Switzerland
  • 2008Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milano, Italy
  • 2007"Yves Dana", Espace Collectivités, Paris, France
  • 2006Galleria San Bernardo, Genova, Italy
  • 2006Simon Studer Art, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2004Galeria Colòn XVI, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2003Galerie Ileana Bouboulis, Paris, France
  • 2002Jan Krugier Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2002Galerie Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 2001Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2001Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium
  • 1999Galerie Ileana Bouboulis, Paris, France
  • 1999Galerie Krugier-Ditesheim, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1997Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland
  • 1996Galerie Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 1996Galerie APC, Köln, Germany
  • 1992Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1991Kokusai Kyoiku Gakuin, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1989Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1985Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1985Halles de l’Ile, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1984Galerie Kara, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1982Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israël
  • Fondation Bodmer, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ville de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Université Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israël
  • Union de Banques Suisse
  • Nestlé, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Loterie Romande, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Léonard Giannada, Martigny, Switzerland
  • Kumagai Collection, Tokyo,Japan
  • Gymnase de Bealieu, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Forum de Meyrin
  • Fondation Maurice et Martha Muller, Musée Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
  • Fondation Fernando Botero, Bogota, Colombia
  • Collection « Homage to Chilidda », Bilbao, Spain
  • Crédit Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Crédit Suisse, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Commune de Pully, Switzerland
  • Canton de Vaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Banque Maerki-Baumann, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Banque EFG, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Banque EFG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Banque Bondpartner, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Alcon, Fort Worth,Texas
  • Ralph Rucci collection, New York
  • Société Fiduciaire Suisse, Lausanne
  • 2015"DANA", Text by Tahar ben Jelloun and Matthias Frehner, 400 pagesMonography & "catalogue raisonné” - Editions 5 Continents, Milan
  • 2015Dana, Retrospective at Espace Arlaud, exhibition catalogue, 66 pg, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2014"DANA" Text by Guido Magnaguagno, 40 pages Exhibition catalog, Gallery Carzaniga, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2013"DANA" Text by Kosme de Baranano, 64 pages Exhibition catalog, Gallery Bigai Arte Contemporane, Pietrasanta; Italy
  • 2011"Yves Dana", 25 pages Exhibition catalog - Robert Bowman Modern Art Gallery, London
  • 2010"DANA", text by Charles Juliet, 32 pages Exhibition catalog, Gallery Carzaniga, Bale
  • 2010"YVES DANA Sculptures", texte Kunty Moureau, 42 pages Exhibition catalog - Gallery LKFF Art & Sculpture Projects, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2009Catalogue d'exposition - Robert Bowman Modern Art Gallery, London
  • 2008"DANA", texte Kosme de Barañano, 8 pages, Catalogue d’exposition - Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italie
  • 2008"DANA", entretiens Charles Juliet, 240 pages, Monographie et catalogue raisonné, Editions Cercle d’Art, Paris, France.
  • 2007«2», texte Bernard Vasseur, 64 pages, collection Découvrons l’Art, Paris, France
  • 2006"DANA", texte Viana Conti, 24 pages, catalogue d’exposition - Galleria San Bernardo, Genova, Italie
  • 2006"DANA", texte Josyane Stahl, 16 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Simon Studer, Genève, Suisse
  • 2004"DANA", texte Kosme de Baranano, 64 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galeria Colon, Bilbao, Espagne
  • 2002"DANA", texte 2, 64 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Suisse
  • 1999"DANA", texte Bernard Noël, 180 pages, Monographie et catalogue raisonné, Editions Cercle d’Art, Paris, France
  • 1997"DANA", texte Sabine Hahnloser, 64 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Suisse
  • 1996"DANA", texte Jean-Louis Vigne, 6 pages, Crédit Suisse, Genève, Suisse
  • 1996"DANA", poèmes Jacques Chessex, 32 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Suisse
  • 1995"Forum de Meyrin", texte Michel Aebischer, 60 pages, catalogue d’inauguration, Meyrin, Suisse
  • 1992"DANA", poème Julia Roessler, 40 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Suisse
  • 1991"DANA", textes Tadayasu Sakai et Haruo Sanda, 64 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Kumagai, Tokyo, Japon
  • 1988"DANA", textes Bertil Galland et 2, 156 pages, monographie, Editions du Griffon, Neuchâtel, Suisse
  • 1984"DANA", texte Sylvio Acatos, 24 pages, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie Kara, Genève, Suisse