Yel K. Banto (they/them) 

1998, Chile. Lives in Geneva, Switzerland - visual artist and performer
Through a narrative, hybrid, and performing arts-inspired approach, Yel K. Banto uses different media to question the way the body, sexuality, and identity are represented in our social and cultural context. Strongly believing that testimonies can act as powerful tools for minorities, Yel K. explores their own experience, and uses it as an impulse to find new shapes, movements, or sounds.
Education 

2022 - Exchange semester,
Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)
2020 - Ongoing - BA Fine Arts
University of Art and Design of Geneva (HEAD)
2019 - 2020 - Foundation year
University of Art and Design of Lausanne (Ecal)
2016 - 2019 - A - level in Fine Arts and Design (Fine Arts price)
Gymnase Auguste Piccard, Lausanne

Curation

2022 - Forbidden Fruit, PS: Communitism, Athens
Exhibition curated by niccolas & Yel K. Banto
Solo exhibitions

2022 - Fragmented Bodies, La Placette, Lausanne
Collective exhibitions

2022 - The BirthLa GrangeLausanne
2022 - EMPATHY, ongoing research with Hannah Doepke 
showed in Cantina Social, Athens & Literature House, Athens
2021 - When The Curtain Falls, The Show Does Not End, C’era una volta la Pangea, Balerna, Curated by Associazione +41
2020 - TUT, Balthazar Zin's flat, Lausanne
2020 - LeviathanLa Grange, Lausanne
2020 - Les Amants, Half Time, Galerie l’Elac, Lausanne
2019 - Inflatable, Voodart, Centre Culturel des Amériques Latines, Lausanne
2019 - Chronomorphique, Traces de Passages, Lausanne
2019 - TOTEM, Electrosanne, Lausanne
2019 - BinarityThéâtre de Sévelin 36, Lausanne
2018 - Lineae Corporis, Collaboration with Maelle Amiet, Vevey
2018 - Introspection, Cabinet éphémère, Espace Dem’Art, Lausanne
2018 - Les Dysmorphiques, La Ligne Bleue, Quartier du Flon, Lausanne
2018 + 2019 - /haƱt/, Festival Animai, Vevey
Performances

2022 - If You Hear Me Shout, Know That I'm Ok, Sofia Art Week, Doza Gallery, Sofia
2022 - The BirthLa GrangeLausanne
2021 - Head over High Heels, Performance festival, Atle Schreinerei, Bern
Currated by Bacio Collective
2021 - Embracing the CharacterWalking on Sunshine, Versoix, 
Curated by Christophe Lovasoa Kauffmann
2020 - Dust to DuskOnline performance, Valentin 61, Lausanne
2020 - Fragmented BodiesLa Placette, Lausanne
2018 - 2020 - Untitled Performances, Club sandwich, Queer parties organised by the Collectif QULT, Le Romandie, Lausanne
2020 - UntitledLausanne Space Dance, Le Bourg, Lausanne
2019 - InflatableCentre Culturel des Amériques Latines, Lausanne
2019 - Moving BodiesFesse-tival, Genève
2019 - ChronomorphiqueTraces de Passages, Lausanne
2019 - COCOONThéâtre de Beaulieu, Lausanne
2019 - Time ResearchFestival CMJN, Lausanne
2018 - TryptiqueQuartier du Flon, Lausanne
Professional experiences

Ongoing - Charivari - Dance performer 
2020 - Charivari - Cie Mélanie Gobet, dance residency at Le Dansomètre, Vevey
2019 - 2022 - Concert's line up and production, Collectif QULT, Le Romandie
2018 - Light Design Internship, Ether - Cie Phillipe Saire, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne
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