BEATRICE HELG, born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1956, initially studied cello at the Geneva Music Conservatory before pursuing studies in photography at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland and the Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California; and then at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. In 1979, she took part in the organization of Venezia ‘79 – la Fotografia in Venice. In 1981-1982, she worked in the ICP exhibition department in New York.
Béatrice Helg now lives and works in Geneva.
Her work has been exhibited widely within Europe and the United States, with more than 65 solo exhibitions including: an exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice; the Museum Tinguely, Basel; The IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Rencontres d’Arles and Paris Photo, France; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; at the Jan Krugier Gallery, Geneva and New York, Martin Summers Fine Art, London; Galerie Thessa Herold, Paris and Galerie Edwynn Houk, Zurich.
Helg’s work is held in numerous public and private collections such as the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the International Center of Photography, New York; Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.