Our Art & Sculptures

Through Ambassade d'Art of Switzerland, Bergerac Wine Holdings PLC ("BWH") has excellent access to bespoke contemporary artists, in keeping with the image of our luxury wine chateaux.

  • BWH Corporate collections are not an expense; they are an investment. They form a key part of BWH's image.
  • Art related VIP events will be organised for attracting attention regularly - visitors, media etc., and for establishing local presence and enhancing the wine tourism experience.
  • Monumental sculptures on BWH properties will become a landmark for the region, and with time, growing into renowned sculpture gardens.
  • Our luxury chateaux will display curated art collections inside, which can be rotated & changed regularly.
  • Our luxury chateaux and artwork will provide a stylish backdrop to planned musical events and concerts.
  • Ambassade d’Art would source art from renowned, recognizable artists – chic & contemporary.
  • Private dinners, auctions & similar activities can be organized around the collection.
  • Ambassade d’Art will curate the collection (acquisitions & sales) & manage collection care.

Exhibiting Artists

Aurelie Petrel
Born in 1980, she lives and works in Paris and Geneva. Through various encounters and collaborations her works constantly question images, their status, presentation and activation, as well as their production processes. This artist does not consider herself a photographer: she deconstructs; reconnects; questions within the bounds of the media. Yet Aurélie Pétrel is a photographer: the issues in her shots are always significant. They act as a trigger, the driving force of an expression like a musical score. The first movement makes the rest possible. By blurring the boundaries between work, representation and the world experienced, she transforms our perspectives.

Aurélie Pétrel is represented by Super Window Project™ (Kyoto, Japan), Galerie Houg (Paris, France), Gowen Contemporary (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Pétrel l Roumagnac duo by Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro (Paris, France).

She is a teacher and in charge of the Photography Pool at HEAD as well as one of the founding members of the research laboratories ‘A Broken Arm’ and ‘Échos.’

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Not Vital
Born 1948 in Sent, Engadin (Switzerland), he lives and works in Beijing (China), Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) and Sent (Switzerland). Not Vital studied in Paris and Rome before moving to New York in 1974. Vital is a modern day nomad who creates his works in various studios around the globe. His work is very much influenced by the surroundings of his studios.

Vital has exhibited internationally at venues including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; The Arts Club of Chicago; Ullens Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and Kunsthalle Bielefeld. In 2001 Vital participated in the 49th Venice Biennale.

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Bertrand Smilde
Berndnaut Smilde’s work consists of installations, sculptures and photos. Using his daily surroundings and spaces as motives, Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction. His work refers to both the physical state of a building as well as a moment of revelation that depicts either hope or fragility. Smilde analyses spaces and their appearance and takes them apart to investigate their unique details and features. His artistic point of view often centers on duality. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.

Berndnaut Smilde was born in 1978, in Groningen, Netherlands. Helives and works in Amsterdam. He has exhibited across The Netherlands and also in Toronto, Taipei, Istanbul, Dublin, Paris, London and San Francisco. In 2013, he opened his first large scale solo exhibition in the US at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, Kentucky, and guest curated a show at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. His Nimbus series was recognised by TIME Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Inventions of 2012". He was a resident artist at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin in 2008. Smilde received his BA in 2001 from the Minerva Academy and his MA in 2005 from the Frank Mohr Institute, both in The Netherlands.

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Koka Ramishvili
In his multimedia-based work which includes video, painting, drawing, photography, objects, and installation, the Geneva based artist Koka Ramishvili consistently pursues those issues which he has been concerned with ever since the beginnings of his career: the relationship between form and content, mind and matter, reality and appearance.

His works from the 1990s often take a political actuality as a starting point, since Ramishvili belonged to the so called "last Soviet generation" of artists who up from 1991 initiated a vivid art scene in Tbilisi. Back then he mainly used video as an artistic means, whereas recently he transfers the experience of the New Media-image to the traditional painting technique of the Flemish School. The results are non-representational pictures of a striking deepness and of powerful colors and radiance.

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Gianluigi Masucci
Born in 1981, Gianluigi Maria Masucci is a Neapolitan artist who uses a variety of media including painting, video and installation. Since his early childhood, Gianluigi develops a passion for painting and sculpture by spending time in his father's atelier. With time his knowledge of art is considerably strengthened through a combination of architecture studies, trainings and experience in theatre and with digital media. In 2010 he graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples.

After the immersion in these disciplines, Gianluigi Maria Masucci goes back to painting and develops a new language which combines traditional practices and techniques with more experimental ones. The specificity of his artworks finds its origin in the observation and the study of the movement of the bodies which results in a continuous flow of analogue materials (inks, enamel, graphite) and the fluidity of digital media. A crucial moment of his research links the creation of the artwork with the movements of the artist's body by representing an experimental laboratory of the artist's identity, perception and memory. A work that is at the same time very personal and universal.

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