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Tim Rod

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Tim Rod, born 1992, is a Swiss artist based in Bern, Switzerland. He studied art education at HKB – Bern University of Applied Sciences (BA, 2018), art history at Bern University (Minor, 2019), photography at CEPV – Vevey School of Photography (ES diploma, 2021) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Contemporary Arts Practice at HKB – Bern University of Applied Sciences. His work often explores issues related to exile and habitat, rootlessness and rootedness, as well as memory, identity, belonging and travelling. His own roots and family history are one of the central elements of his practice and his research, alongside collective visual culture. While his practice remains strongly rooted in photography, his works often expand into site-specific multimedia installations. 

His work has been exhibited since 2018 in Switzerland and internationally since 2021. Recent exhibitions include L’Été sans fin (Festival Images, Vevey, 2020), Genesis (Hackney Downs Studios, London, 2021), Charta Bookfestival (Rome, 2021), Photobook Award Encontros Da Imagem (Braga, Portugal, 2021), and the European Photobook Month (Hongkong, 2022). He has been nominated or shortlisted to several major Swiss and international awards. His project Don’t forget the Knifish was awarded the special mention of the near.prize 2021. The same year, he won the vfg Young Talent Award for Photography with the project À demain inshallah.