Virginie Rebetez graduated from the Photography School of Vevey , Switzerland and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Amsterdam.
She has exhibited at museums, galleries and festivals including at La Maison Rouge, Paris; Musée del’Elysée, Lausanne; MCBA, Lausanne; Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne and OCAT Shanghai.
Rebetez’s work has been published in art magazines including British Journal of Photography; Capricious Magazine; Drome Magazine; 1000Words; Collector’s Daily; Le Temps and Fisheye Magazine.
Rebetez has received several awards including L’Enquête photographique fribourgeoise; La Fonda- tion Leenaards; Prix Leica 29th Festival of Photography and Fashion Hyères; Swiss Design Awards; Prix Photoforum Pasquart and Prix Focale_Ville de Nyon.
In 2013, Rebetez spent 4 months in Johannesburg as an artist-in-residence, organized by Pro Helvetia, where she realized two photographic projects, Tokoloshe and Under Cover. In 2014, she presented her work, Packing, at the Zweigstelle galerie, Berlin and Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne.
Golaz was selected by Le Canton de Vaud to spend 6 months in New York as an artist-in-residence where she made the series Out of the blue; a project around the disappearance of an american teenager, Suzanne Lyall. The project was published by Meta/Books and presented at a number of photo festivals, Offprint, Paris; Photobook Festival Liège; 10×10 Photobook Salon New York; EMOP Berlin and Archipelago London.
Out of the blue was nominated as Best Photobooks 2016 by Stefano Stoll, Yumi Goto, Colin Pantall & Rémi Coignet and presented at OCAT, Shanghai.
Rebetez was selected by Le Service de la Culture du Canton de Fribourg to realize L’Enquête photo-graphique fribourgeoise 2018. Her work is part of the Fotostiftung collection in Winterthur and the city of Nyon, Switzerland.