Virginie Morillo


Swiss artist Virginie Morillo is having her debut solo exhibition in Zurich with Galerie Mitterrand + Sanz this week. The show, which is on view through the first week of March, has come after the young artist received much acclaim for her participation in the group exhibition “Swiss Folks,” and her solo exhibition at Galerie Edward Mitterrand in Geneva, Switzerland. Morillo often renders Disney characters with other more naturalistic figures to create absurd and slightly deviant situations. The artist has referred to herself as a “natural born Walt Disney character killer,” as she takes control of the childhood characters and causes them to act outside of their originally illustrated behavior. The exhibition will contain 10 new drawings and a large candle sculpture that is set on fire. Morillo, who is only 25 years old, is at the beginning of her career having only graduated from Ecole Sup√©rieure des Beaux Arts, Gen√®ve in 2006. Morillo currently lives and works in Geneve Switzerland.