Biographie

Issam Rezgui or Jasm One, is a Swiss and Tunisian artist. Born in Geneva in 1983, he grew up in Valais and now lives in Lausanne. His work exposes “the trace”, symbol of memory, imprint and existence, individual and collective.

The strength of his work lies not only in visual quality and artistic relevance, but also in revealing identity, practices and processes, following the trace as a vector of knowledge and construction, essential to any society.

Over the past 20 years, its approach and international recognition have been built through an approach fragmented into three distinct and inherent types of interventions.

His minimalist studio work approaches the subject through introspection and personal identity. His graffiti and urban works, which he has signed under the name of Jasm One since 1998, transpose the trace through his own environment and culture, as well as society in general. Finally, he makes the trace no longer a consequence but a responsibility through action and commitment as a work in itself. He materializes it by a significant investment in the creation of substantial associative and collective projects.

Issam Rezgui : signature used for studio work
Jasm One, Jasm 1 *: signatures used for urban work

* name derived from Jasmine flower, chosen for its benevolent symbolism and its echo in the East, emblem of Tunisia. «They say that offering jasmine is a proof of love.»

Realisations
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2019 – Crans Montana – Peak Fashion – Chetzeron
2019 – Verbier – Haute Cuisine – Design – W Hotel Verbier
2019 – Sion – “L’eau entre Vie & Mort” – Médiathèque Valais
2019 – Crans-Montana – “Sliver Rebirth

2018 – Kiev (Ukraine) – ” U.N.I.T.E.D” –  “More Than Us” – lien (Ambassade suisse d’Ukraine)
2018 – Verbier – “Carve“- W Verbier Hotel & Residences – Marriott
2018 – Crans Montana – “Shaken, not stirred” –  Vision Art Festival
2018 – Gland – Groupe E plus
2018 – Yvorne – “Aigle Les Murailles” – Badoux
2018 – Crans Montana – “Hodler X Jasm One” –  Vision Art Festival

2017 – Verbier – “White Gold Question” – RosAlp
2017 – Sion – “L’Arsenal Culturel” – Les Arsenaux – Médiathèque Valais
2017 – Chalais – “L’Ame des Montagnes” – 75 eme
2017 – Geneva – “Lines” –  Children Action – against youngers’ suicide
2017 – Crans-Montana – “Globe” –  Chetzeron
2017 – Crans-Montana – “Golden Wall” –  Cry d’Er –  Vision Art Festival
2017 – Crans-Montana – “Golden Cabin
2017 – Savièse – “Dream

2016 – Madrid – “Refugees”MasMag – performance
2016 – Crans-Montana – “Golden Bus” –  Caprices Festival

2015 – Tunis – “White
2015 – Crans-Montana – “Regard sur la vallée” – Vision Art Festival
2015 – Sion – “Vynils”  – Le Port Franc
2015 – Hérémence – “Passé Présent
2015 – Morges – “Little Queens & Kinks” – Spray de l’Espoir, ARFEC
2015 – Lausanne – “Organic” – Sévelin Festival
2015 – Geneva – World Wild Art – performance
2015 – Vevey – Urban Project – performance

2014 – Djerba – “Peace, Justice & Love“,   “Djerba Hood
2014 – Lausanne – “Voil” – Urban Project Festival – performance
2014 – Montreal – Mural Project Consulting
2014 – Zurich – “Pink & Black
2014 – Sion – “Time Out”

2013 – New York – “Fast & Furious”  (Queen’s)
2013 – New York – “Pink Organic” – Tat’s cru (Bronx)
2013 – Sion – “Memorial
2013 – Sierre – “Liberty vs Standing” – Sismics festival

2012 – Conthey – “myFINBEC
2012 – Sion – jardins des vins
2011 – Bordeaux (France) – “Matriochka”
2010 – Lausanne – Drop festival
2009 – Sierre – Sismics Festival
2007 – Sion – Nuit des Musées – performance
2007 – Montreux – Hôtel Bon Accueil
2007 – Sierre – Sismics Festival – performance
2005 – Sion – Conception Festival
2002 – Bienne Expo 02 – performance

Exhibitions
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2019 – Crans Montana – Crans Ambassador – collective exhibition
2018 – Paris – District 13 – International’s Art Fair
2017 – Colony – Manoir de Colony – “The Line III” – solo exhibition
2017 – Genève – “MalATaVie” – Children Action – collective exhibition
2017 – Genève –  Galerie ID 50 – “The Line II ” – collective exhibition
2015 – Genève – WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) –  “Spring Break II” – solo exhibition
2015 – Genève – galerie ID 50 –  “Spring Break II ” – collective exhibition
2015 – Lausanne – « Spring Break – Behind the gold » – Galartis – auction
2014 – Genève – galerie ID 50 –  “Spring Break I ” – collective exhibition
2014 – Genève – galerie ID 50 –  “The Line I ” – collective exhibition
2007 – Martigny – Le Manoir – “Hors d’œuvre” – collective exhibition
2006 – Sion – Ferme Asile – “Scen’Art” – collective exhibition

 

Project management
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2019 – Vision Art Festival (member of the organizing committee)
2012 – myFinbec (conceptor et curator)
2008 – Collectif 21 (founder) first legal graffiti network with 3’000 m2
2005 – Conception Festival (founder)
2004 – association WGA (founder)
2003 – association Voc-A-Sion (founder)