Christelle Boulé’s practice focuses on editorial and experimental photography with a strong interest in the visual representation of the olfactory. She is fascinated with the sense of smell and expressing it in photographic form. Inspired by material testing and observations of how to represent the intangible in photography (scent, sound and emotion), Christelle likes to find ways to show what we cannot see. 


Christelle Boulé (b. 1984) is a Swiss-Canadian artist and photographer. She graduated with a Master of Art Direction (photography) from the prestigious art school ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne (Switzerland). She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from UQAM/University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada). She lives and works in Lausanne where she is dividing her practice between commissioned work and personal projects.



[Ongoing] Sillages, Photoforum Pasquart Museum, Biel, Jan‒Mar 2019

Il profumo è in mostra, National Roman Museum, Rome, 2018

Drops, Grand Musée du Parfum, Paris, 2018

ECAL ‒ Ten Years in Renens, ELAC Gallery, Lausanne, 2018

Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2017

Les Boutographies, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, 2017

Encontros da Imagem, Braga, 2016

Half-Time, ECAL, Lausanne, 2016

It Was Never Real, Cinema Studio, Lausanne, 2015

Appartement 50, Cité Radieuse, Marseilles, 2015

700 kg, ELAC Gallery, Lausanne, 2014

Forest, Pavlov’s Dog Gallery, Berlin, 2012

Publié/Autopublié, Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, 2012

Pirates, 12/12 Gallery, Geneva, 2011

Prediction, Saint-Etienne Biennale, 2010

Press & Publications

Kunstbulletin, 2019

Flare, 2019

Nez, la revue olfactive, 2019

RTS Culture, 2019, 2019

Arts Hebdo Medias, 2019

Untitled Magazine, 2018

Premier Rendez-vous, RTS (Radio Show), 2018

Wall Street International, 2018

Le Matin, Newspaper (13.02.2018), 2018

Nez, la revue olfactive, 2018

Culturez Vous, 2018

Wired UK, 2018

Loupe Magazine, Issue 5, 2017

PDN Photo Annual, 2017

New York Center for Photographic Art, 2017

GUP Magazine, 2017

Scentury, 2017

Next Level Magazine, 2016

Drops, Self published, 2016

Jenny Smells like Biscuit, Self published, 2016

It Was Never Real, ECAL, 2015

Cité Radieuse, App. 50, ECAL, 2015

700 kg, ECAL, 2014

Design Play, Victionary, 2009


PDN Photo Annual, New York, US, 2017

Flash Forward - Emerging Photographer, CA, 2017

New York Center for Photographic Art, US, 2017


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