Tony Regazzoni was born in 1982 in the Jura Mountains. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon (2005) and the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (2006). From this rural culture, which is both preserved and overlooked, he developed links with the Queer milieu that welcomed him when he arrived in Paris. This meeting of two cultures leads to a questioning of these “poor” but “rich” aesthetics that find a certain connection with the history of kitsch and its evolution as a political and social marker.
His work is developed according to a targeted archaeology, that of a civilization turned towards conquest, performance, opulence of communication, progress and leisure, whose portrait he realizes. If today the image – whether recycled, photoshopped, filmed or even falsely “interactive” – predominates in his body of work, the installation as an immersive creation and the sculpture find an important part.
His exhibition “On achève bien les disco” au CAC Chanot in 2022, revisits the archives of these both urban and rural sites of celebrations, gatherings, and encounters, which are today on the verge of extinction. This exhibition was the subject of a work that was at once documentary, historical and artistic on the different models of discotheques, mainly European. This exhibition was a follow-up to the project “Boîte de nuit” realized in Marseille (2019), at the Centre Pompidou (2017) and “Mythologies du dancing” in Saint-Jean de Luz (2018). He completed a three-month residency in New Zealand (2018) to realize the beginnings of his Museum of Ancient New Technologies. His work has recently been presented at the CAC Brétigny (2017), the gallery of Noisy-le-Sec (2019), the MUCEM (2019) or the Machete gallery in Mexico City (2016). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions such as at the FRAC pays de la Loire and FRAC Aquitaine (2014), at the CREDAC and at the Box (2010). In 2022 his first solo exhibition R.Évolution française is held at the Eric Mouchet gallery with the support of Cnap.