After a short period of training in data process and then computer graphics, Alan Bogana (1979, Faido, Switzerland. Lives and works in Geneva) took a degree in Visual Arts at the Haute Ecole d’art et de design (HEAD) of Geneva in 2009. Starting with multidisciplinary practice, Bogana’s work focuses on installation, sculpture and digital art, analyzing the technological imaginary through the concepts of notion and progress. The artist uses experimental methods to make his works, which take on a hybrid condition, halfway between figuration and abstraction, nature and culture. In 2013 he had solo shows at Espace Duplex and at the non-profit association Hard Hat, in Geneva. In Rome, Bogana develops a project on production and the individual and collective analysis of simulations of caustic phenomena (i.e. natural optical focusing of refracted light), exploring the links between manifestations of this type and catastrophe theory.