Karla Hiraldo Voleau

Karla Hiraldo Voleau, born 1992, is a French-Dominican artist. She graduated from ECAL University of Arts and Design (Switzerland) in 2018, with her project ‘Hola Mi Amol’. It was published in 2019 as her first photo book, and was a laureate of the VFG Swiss Young Talents for Photography, as well as shortlisted at Paris Photo for the Aperture First Book Awards 2019. Hiraldo Voleau was a Foam Talent in 2020, a laureate of the Olympus Recommended Fellowship in 2020, and many times laureate of the Swiss Foundation for culture Pro Helvetia’s production and research grants. She was a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts of Paris during 2022-2023.

Recently she exhibited her performative project ‘A Man in Public Space’, at Art Basel 2022 where she was a Swiss Design Award finalist, but also at the Biennale de l’Image Possible of Liège 2020, at Photo London 2021, among other venues. She premiered her first solo show ‘Another Love Story’ at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris in 2022. The exhibition then travelled to the Photoforum Pasquart in Biel/Bienne in Switzerland, the Foto Forum of Bolzano in Italy, and eventually the International Center for Photography in New York City, all in 2023. The book 'Another Love Story' was published by Mörel Books in 2023 and was voted as one of the best photography books of 2023 by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of Photo Elysée.



MA in Photography, ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerland


BA in Design, option Photography, Ecole de Condé, Paris, France

Selected solo exhibitions


"Another Love Story", Photoforum of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

"Another Love Story", Foto Forum, Bolzano, Italy


"Another Love Story", Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

"En Suite", Galerie C, La Nuit des Musées, Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected group exhibitions


MIA Fair Milano, Christophe Guye Galerie, Milan, Italy

"How Language Invents the World" Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland


"As I Was Moving Ahead", ft. "Doble Moral", International Film Festival of Locarno, Switzerland

"Another Love Story" ft. "Love Songs" International Center for Photography, New York, USA

"Photo festival Bieler Fototage" ft. "A Man in Public Space, part II", Biel/Bienne, Switzerland


"Désirés", ft. "Hola Mi Amol", 110 Galerie, Paris, France

"A Man in Public Space", Art Basel, Switzerland


"Olympus Recommended Fellowship", ft. "I Have Nothing to Tell You", FoAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Foam Talent" ft. "Hola Mi Amol", FoAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

"SPBH Lounge" ft. "A Man in Public Space", Webber Gallery, London, UK

"Between the Lines", ft. "Il n’y Aura pas de Demain", Grove Collective gallery, London, UK

"Photo festival Bieler Fototage" ft. "A Man in Public Space", Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

"Photo festival Urbi & Orbi" ft. "A Man in Public Space", Sedan, France


"Foam Talent" ft. "Hola Mi Amol", Kuhlhaus, Berlin, Germany

"Photo festival ‘BIP’ / Biennale de l’Image Possible" ft. "A Man in Public Space", Liège, Belgium

"Olympus Recommended Fellowship" ft. "I Have Nothing to Tell You", Deichtorhallen (Hamburg, DE) & Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (Frankfurt, DE), Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"Photo Schweiz Fair" ft. "Pictures From Bed", Zurich, Switzerland


"Collaborate !", curated by FoAM Museum, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France



Olympus ‘Recommended Fellowship’, Germany/Switzerland


VFG Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography, 2018. Laureate. Switzerland


Bourse du Talent, MAP Photography Festival, Laureate. Toulouse, France



Photo Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland