Born in 1948 in Sent, a village in the Lower Engadin region of Switzerland, Not Vital trained as an artist in both Paris and Rome. This marked the beginning of decades of travel, having bases asdiverse as New York, USA; Cairo, Egypt; and Lucca, Italy, amongstmany others. Vital currently divides his time between studios in Sent;Beijing, China; Agadez, Niger; and Patagonia, Chile.
Past and current projects include a sculpture park in his home village of Sent, a seriesof building sculptures in Agadez and the island of NotOna in Patagonia. A lifetime of traversing the globe, constantly engaging with local cultures and makers, has made an indelible mark on his practice. An endless curiosity for engagement with new experiences, places and people remains at the heart of Vital's work.
Portrait Image - Not Vital | © Stefan Ruiz/Gay Gassmann