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Valle is an installation artist and Co-Founder of Basel-based collaborative Pa.LaC.E.

Valle is a co-founder of Pa.LaC.E, a Basel-based collaborative that explores spatial and temporal breadths of history and geography to conceive of environments and phenomena that are often cartographic, virtual and built. She was an art fellow at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and a former Geisendorf fellow at the ETH Zürich D-ARCH, where she graduated summa cum laude from its Laboratory for Applied Virtuality. She currently co-directs the studio “High Holdings” (ADS12) (www.ho.ldin.gs) at the RCA and led the group “Dom Gross” at the Institute for Theory of Architecture and Philosophy of Technics in Vienna for two years.

She has been an artist-in-residence at La Becque in Switzerland, the OMI International Center for The Arts in New York and the Andreas Züst Library, Oberegg and has developed projects in the context of institutions such as the Koneen Säätiö Foundation in Finland and the Danish Arts Foundation.

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  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top and bottom: “Paris Hermitage”

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top and bottom: “Paris Hermitage”

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top: Crevasses. [Extraction Poem]. 2018. Single channel, 02:10 mins; Bottom: Nuances and Details in a Curved Stream. From the project “Crevasses”. 2018. Single channel, 02:10 mins

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top: Crevasses. [Extraction Poem]. 2018. Single channel, 02:10 mins; Bottom: Nuances and Details in a Curved Stream. From the project “Crevasses”. 2018. Single channel, 02:10 mins

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top: Far view of the PS10 solar collector; Bottom: A painting of 1.46 MW. Average output of each heliostat (L). Output during those 53 mins (R).

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Top: Far view of the PS10 solar collector; Bottom: A painting of 1.46 MW. Average output of each heliostat (L). Output during those 53 mins (R).

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Melgroube, 2018. Solo exhibition "Highest Good".

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). G— —R (Geodesic Rectangle), 2016. Exhibition at Jørn Utzon’s Can Lis, Mallorca.

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). G— —R (Geodesic Rectangle), 2016. Exhibition at Jørn Utzon’s Can Lis, Mallorca.

  • Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Slope Studies (Ongoing), 2020. Shown at La Becque, Switzerland.

    Valle Medina, Benjamin Reynolds (Pa.LaC.E). Slope Studies (Ongoing), 2020. Shown at La Becque, Switzerland.

More information

First convened in 2018 by Valle Medina and Benjamin Reynolds, High Holdings is an environment for the generation and distribution of architectural discourse.

High (as in euphoric) Holdings, is situated within the cascade of major revelations in knowledge being forged by the raw power to process colossal amounts of information.

Through a stream of discussion, mattering and events set within seasonal thematic bounds, High Holdings offers ways to decipher, then react to the gradual and general estrangement of the world around us. The "holdings" model was adopted as a market innuendo to counteract the gradual eclipse of genuine experimentation and risk-taking, making way for the ultimate measurability and performativity of learning populations.

High Holdings’ regular activities are mirrored on the website www.ho.ldin.gs and is currently hosted at the Royal College of Arts, London.

She won the 50th annual Shinkenchiku/Central Glass Award in Tokyo, among other international prizes. Her work has been previously shown at the ICA (UK), Van Abbemuseum (NL), the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Boston Centre for the Arts (US), Basis voor Actuele Kunst – BAK (The Netherlands) and the Architecture Foundation in London, and her work has been published widely including Volume (Amsterdam), EP (Sternberg Press), Ecocore (London), ED (Los Angeles) and Spéciale’Z (Paris). Her work lives in many esteemed private collections and the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pa.LaC.E’s first major monograph—Paris Hermitage—was released in early 2017 with Cooperative Editions (New York), and their second major publication—Zenith Boil—is slated for release in 2020.