29 – Sergio Pinzón

Colombia (1988)


Sergio Pinzón’s Tropicalpinisme centres around the confrontation of two contrasting environments. In 2022, this Colombian photographer stayed in Monthey as part of an artistic residency of the SMArt programme in collaboration with Images Vevey. For three months, he focused on local infrastructure for tourists and on places that recreate a tropical environment or that use artificial means to propose activities that could be enjoyed outdoors, in nature. A solarium, snow cannons and wave simulators are just some of the variations of Switzerland as a land of paradoxes. In Colombia, waves are natural, sunshine is free and snow a rarity.


Sergio Pinzón takes a humoristic look at Switzerland to create a link between developing such technology, and global warming, with a particular focus on the use of water.

Venue: L'Imprimerie