1970
born in Baden (CH)

1995-1998
Bildende Kunst, HGK Luzern

1999
Citè Internationale des Arts, Paris

2004-2005
New York City

2009
Citè Internationale des Arts, Paris

2010
Artist in Residence, Pro Helvetia, Cairo

lives and works in Zurich


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Palm trees, Sunsets, Turmoil, Bezalel Photography Gallery, Jerusalem

2013
The Sunset Series — Bright Star, Hauser Gallery, Zurich

2012
Bright Star, Die Diele, Zurich

2011
Lost Weekend, Sic! Raum für Kunst, Lucerne
Week End, Galerie Gitte Bohr, Berlin

2010
Week End, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris

2009
Walking trough Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face, Aargauer Kunsthaus (cat.)
Blood split for nothing, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Bern

2007
MNAC/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (in collaboration with Erich Weiss)
Dark Asylum, Wartesaal, Perla-Mode, Zurich (cat.)
Sounds of War, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
The Prison Drawings, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Bern

2004
Dark Star, planet22, Geneva

2002
Hollywood Babylon, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich
Woodland, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern

2000
Harry, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich
Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich (in collaboration with Franziska Koch)

1999
Stiftung Trudelhaus, Baden


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century, NCCA, Kaliningrad
Cinéma mon amour, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

2016
Ed Ruscha Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
Capsule 2 — Week End Halle Nord, Caméra(Auto)Contrôle, 50JPG – 50 Jours pour la photographie, Genève
Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris

2015
Cold. War. Hot. Stars. The Iron(y) Helmet of the Intellect, Corner College, Zurich
Clusters, Sonnenstube, Lugano
Afterburner, Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne
Das Fotobuch und seine Autorten, Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek, Bern
RE: Follow-ed (after hokusai), Cabinet Du Livre D’Artiste, Université Rennes
Beyond Borders, Beaufort Triennial, Belgium
On Remote Control, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich
Ed Ruscha Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, Paris
Distressed Geometry, Kunsraum Baden, Switzerland
Caught in the Crossfire, Guildford House Gallery, GB

2014
Open Book, Paris Photo Grand Palais
Poster 6 & 6, Eden 16, Zürich & The Option Gallery, Lucerne
The End of the Line, Hauser Gallery, Zurich
Caught in the Crossfire, Stadtmuseum Dresden
Tribute to D-DAY 70, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
American Soldiers, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund
POWER TRACKS VOL. 1, Tales and aesthetics of power in Western electronic music cultures, Le Commun, BAC, Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva
SURFACES – NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SWITZERLAND, Fotomuseum Winterthur
Do you speak touriste? Quand les photographes décodent les clichés, Le Musée d'art de Pully
Desiderata — New in the Collection, Aargauer Kunsthaus

2013
Truffes et Trouvailles, Kunstraum Baden, Switzerland
Schlagt die "Geistig-Politische Wende", wo Ihr sie trefft!, Gitte Bohr c/o West Germany, Berlin
Side Dishes, i shine - you shine, Zurich
L’art à l’épreuve du monde, DEPOLAND de Dunkerque, France (curated by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, cat.)
ReCoCo — Life Under Representational Regimes, MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)
Ed Ruscha Books & Co., Gagosian Gallery, New York & Museum Brandhorst, München
Images For Images, Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists, GASK – The Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic (cat.)
Caught in the Crossfire, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK

2012
Cut & Paste, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Paris Photo
Die Vitrine 02, Die Diele, Zurich
ACHTUNG?! – respect, control, change, Fotodoks, München (cat.)
HELP/LESS, Printed Matter, Inc., New York
Grösser als Zürich - Kunst in Aussersihl, Helmhaus Zürich & Kunsthaus Deutschvilla, Strobl, Austria
Transitionen, artespace Lessing1, Zurich

2011
unheimlich vertraut. Bilder vom Terror, C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues (cat.)
Out of Storage / Provisoire et définitif, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht
Kult Zürich Ausser Sihl, Malzfabrik, Berlin
Stücke des Widerstands - Pièces de résistance, Motorenhalle, Dresden
Small Fires, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels
ReCoCo — Life Under Representational Regimes, White Space, Zurich & Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien
Blumen & Perlen, Kunsraum Baden, Switzerland
RE: Follow-ed (after hokusai), Winchester Gallery, Southhampton (UK), Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)
Why do you resist?, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
Zwischenlager - Ankäufe der Stadt Zürich 06-10, Helmhaus, Zurich

2010
The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (cat.),
Someday we'll all be free, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Lust und Laster. Die sieben Todsünden von Dürer bis Nauman, Kunstmuseum Bern & Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (cat.)
Press Art - Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Museum der Moderne Salzburg (cat.)
Actual Fears, Mixed Gaps & Vertigo, CAN, Le Centre d’Art Neuchâtel
Why do you resist?, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Karaoke, Bildformen des Zitats, Fotohof, Salzburg

2009
(des)alter est, Espace le Carré & Jardins des Modes, Lille
Karaoke, Bildformen des Zitats, Fotomuseum Winterthur (cat.)
a BLACK & WHITE show, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris
Pièces de résistance: Formen von Widerstand in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Thun, (cat.)
Dark Side 2, Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod, Fotomuseum Winterthur (cat.)
Interieurs, Gesammelte Einsichten, Aargauer Kunsthaus
I am by birth a Genevese, Vegas Gallery, London & Forde Usine, Geneva (curated by Alexandre Bianchini & Pascal Rousson)
Left over, Werke, Videos & Positionen, Whitespace, Office for Curating/Art/Theory, Zurich
Abstraktionen, Ungegenständliche Tendenzen aus der Sammlung, Aargauer Kunsthaus
Shifting Identies, [Swiss] Art Now,CAC (Contemporary Art Center), Vilnius

2008
Sound of Music, Tri Postal, Lille
Kult Zürich Ausser Sihl, Galerie Baviera, Zürich (cat.)
Shifting Identies, [Swiss] Art Now,Kunsthaus Zurich (cat.)
Collateral, Quando a arte olha o cinema, SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo (cat.)

2007
L’esprit des fortifications, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Calais
Editionen, Wartesaal, Perla-Mode, Zurich
Shadows in Paradise, Fort Napoleon, Oostende (curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Frac Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque)
Collateral, When Art looks at Cinema, Hangar Bicocca, Milan (curated by Art for the World, Adelina von Fürstenverg/cat.)

2006
Driving Fast Trough A Slow Motion Landscape, Espai Ubú, Barcelona & CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Zweite Zeit, Kunstmuseum Luzern
Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Erich Weiss & Special Friends, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Bern
Love & Peace, Binz39, Zurich

2005
Looped Sensations, Swiss Video Landscapes Today (curated by Viper), Image Forum Tokyo, Tokyo (Park Tower Hall), Kyoto (Goethe Institut), Fukoka (City Public Library), Nagoya (Aichi Arts Center), Kanazawa (21st Century Museum of Contemprary Art), Yokohama (Yokohama Museum of Art)
Microscopium : Old Habits Die Hard, planet22 im Message Salon, Zurich
planet22 at Hoffmann’s House, E.I.E.I. International Conference of Independent Art Spaces, Valparaiso, Chile (curated by planet22)
Sentieri e avvistamenti Giovane arte contemporanea in Svizzera (curated by Bettina della Casa/cat.)
COME BACK / le retour, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

2004

Plus Ou Moins Jeunes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Black, Come follow me into this flower called nowhere, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquadt, Paris (curated by Erich Weiss)
Dalla Pagina Allo Spazio, 20 artisti svizzeri selezionati per i Cahiers d’artistes di Pro Helvetia, Museo Cantonale D’Arte Lugano (cat.)

2003
It’s in our hands, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Ankäufe der Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zurich

2002
Bievenue, Willkommen, Welcome @ Altkirch, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (cat.)
Konfuse Körper, Hinterkonti, Hamburg (curated by Sabine Tünschel)
Fata Morgana, Five Years Gallery, London (curated by Hilde Teerlinck)
Fläche Raum Haus, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Ballyhalle, Schönenwerd
das weiss dahinter, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal

2001
Fata Morgana, Espace d’art contemporain, Halle au Poisson, Perpignan
catch22, with planet22 at Charlottenborg Museum, Kopenhagen

2000
Quick Times, Viper, International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel

1999
Alpines Museum, Bern
Salon, Aargauer Kunsthaus (curated by Rayelle Niemann)

1998
Tapeten, Kunstraum Hotel, Zurich
Not Striktly Private, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld
Zentrifuge, Zwischenraum, Kunstmuseum Luzern

1997
Szene Luzern, Reithalle Bern (curated by Dogan Firuzbay/cat.)

1996
Erfrischungsraum, Luzern
Neue Konstellationen Andere Konstellationen, Aargauer Kunsthaus


FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALS

2015
7th Cairo Video Festival, Video Art & Experimental Films
CAPTURE ALL, transmediale, Berlin

2014
ALTERNATIVE film/video festival, Belgrade, Serbia
27. stuttgarter filmwinter, festival for expanded media

2013
ALTERNATIVE film/video festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
DE:SONANZ - Festival Elektronske Muzike & Media Arts, Skopje, Macedonia
EMAF European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck
Kino Xenix, Zurich

2012
VIDEOEX, International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche

2011
Sarajevo Film Festival

2010
Impakt, Utrecht
Werkleitz Festival, Halle (Saale)
VIDEOEX, International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich
MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin

2009
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
EMAF European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck
Video Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Loop’08, Video Art Festival, Barcelona

2005
ongoingfestival, Stuttgart
Loop’05, Video Art Festival, Barcelona
3rd annual Detroit International Video Festival, MONA Museum of New Art, Detroit
A Swiss Video Selection, Arteast Foundation, 13th Alternative short film festival of Tirgu, Mures, Romania (curated by Oliver Kielmayer)
VIDEOEX, International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich

2004
VID Video in der Dampfzentrale, Bern

2003
Imagination, Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel
Soirée vidéo, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
REV SUISSE, Batofar, Paris (Programmation proposée par le CCS, Paris)
VHS Festival, Rotterdam
2nd annual Detroit International Video Festival, MONA Museum of New Art, Detroit

2002
Medienkunst Schweiz, Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel
Replay, plug in, Basel & Kornhausforum, Bern
Detroit International Video Festival, MONA Museum of New Art, Detroit

2001
14. stuttgarter filmwinter, festival for expanded media

2000
Medienkunst Schweiz, Viper International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Basel

1998
Selection Suisse, 19. Video Art Festival, Locarno
Kino im Kunstmuseum, Kunstmuseum Bern


PROJECTS

2014
The Deal, Die Diele, Zurich
sic! Raum für Kunst – guest at Kaskadenkondensator / Liste, Art Fair, Basel

2013
Shoot the Screen, SUPERSOL, Zurich
shimmer edition #70, http://shimmer.ch/
Palm trees, Sunsets, Turmoil, Schaukasten Herisau, Switzerland

2009
von Andreas bis Züst. Eine Bibliothek geht auf Wanderschaft, Corner College, Perla Mode Zürich, Sitterwerk, St.Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek AR, Trogen, Alpenhof
Wanderbag@New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

2008
Holy Trinity, La Boutique Cabaret Voltaire, SI Swiss Institute, New York
Kunst Zurich’08, ZKB Kunstpreis, Zurich
Wanderbag, collaborative art project by Cindy Heller presented at Swiss Institute New York and Cabaret Voltaire Zurich (wanderbag.com)

2007
Trans K3 Express, K3 Project Space, Kunsthof Zurich and Project(or) Art Fair, Rotterdam

2006
Kunststafette, Value, Zurich (cat.)
Picture of the Month, http://amberg-marti.ch
Showroom, Basel
Mueseumsnacht, Fotomuseum Winterthur (curated by Linda Frisk)

2004
Club Esther, Five Years at On the Rocks, London, UK (curated by Esther Planas and Marc Hulson)
Aufnahmen, Sternstunde Philosophie und Kunst, SF DRS
Open Studio with friends, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York
VID, Video in der Dampfzentrale, Bern

2003
PIN-UP/badges by artists, A project by Sophie Vigourous, Emmanuel Hervé and Pierre Belouin at Le Magasin, Grenoble, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Florence Loewy Books by Artists, Paris, M.A.M.C, Strasbourg, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Thun (CH) and Kunstgriff, Zurich
2nd annual Detroit International Video Festival, MONA Museum of New Art, Detroit
wrong time/wrong place #4, 1:1, Les Halles, Espace d’art contemporain, Porrentruy

2002
CH Filmszene, SF DRS

2001
boxxs.com, UG Luzerner Theater

2000
24-Stunden Raststätte, PingPong, Zurich
The History of House, Nomono, Boa Luzern


ARTIST BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS & EDITIONS

Walking through Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face, fink twice 503, paperback series, edition fink, Zurich, 2014
Sunsets — Afghanistan & Iraq, postcard edition, published by Schaukasten Herisau, 2013
LACK Nº2, newspaper, published by Nadine Wietlisbach, sic! Raum für Kunst, Lucerne, October 2011
Bright Star, postcard edition, produced and printed in Cairo by Pro Helvetia & Ghada Kabesh, 2010
Various Fires and Four Running Boys, edition fink, Zurich, 2010
Walking trough Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face, edition fink, Zurich, 2009
Weapons Collection, Females & Adolescents, Artist book, Wartesaal, Perla Mode Zurich, 2006
Dark Asylum, Ein Fanzin von Adrian Ehrat, Wartesaal, Perla Mode Zurich, 2006
Collection Cahiers d’ artistes, Pro Helvetia, 2000-2001


PUBLICATIONS

Caméra(Auto)Contrôle, 50JPG – 50 Jours pour la photographie, Genève, 2016
Re: Follow-ed (after Hokusai) Sans Niveau ni Métres, JOURNAL DU CABINET DU LIVRE D’ARTISTE, 2015
Beaufort Beyond Borders, Exhibition catalogue, Philip Van den Bosche a.o. (Ed.), 2015
Do you speak touriste?, Musée d’art de Pully, Infolio éditions, 2014
Dislkike № 1, Magazin für Unmutsbekundung, 2014
SURFACES – NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM SWITZERLAND, Ed. Fotomuseum Winterthur, 2014
L’art à l’épreuve du monde, published by éditions invenit, 2013
ReCoCo — Life Under Representational Regimes, published by MoBY: Museums of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv, 2013
AMERICANA / LITTERATURE, Collection FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, 2013
VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS, Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha, The MIT Press, 2013
ACHTUNG?!, newspaper published by Fotodoks München, 2012
umool umool vol.10, published & edited by Na Kim, Amsterdam, 2012
Stack of Books, Gregory Polony & Thomas Galler, published by Le Foyer, Gabrielle Schaad & Gioia Dal Molin, Zurich, 2012
Unheimlich vertraut. Bilder vom Terror The Uncanny Familiar. Images of Terror, C/O Berlin, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2011
Artcollector #6, in conversation with Stefan Wagner, 2011
DU Magazin, Digitales Leben – Reportagen aus der Parallelwelt, Ausgabe Nr. 815, April 2011
The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, 2010
Lust und Laster. Die 7 Todsünden von Dürer bis Nauman, Hatje Cantz Verlag., 2010
Press Art, Christoph Doswald (Hrsg.), Stämpfli Verlag, 2010
ZüZ, Jeder Tag und das Weekend, Ed. Amanda Haas, Luzern, 2010
Kultzürichaussersihl. Das andere Gesicht, Silvio R. Baviera, Verlag Um die Ecke, Zürich 2010
Karaoke, Photographic Quotes, Fotomuseum Winterthur/Kodoji Press, Ed. Thomas Seelig, 2009
Dark Side 2, Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod, Steidl, 2009
This is the way we see it, A tribute to E.L.T. Mesens, 2009
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, JRP|Ringier, 2008
Collateral, Charta Milano/New York, 2007
Kunststafettte, Value, JRP|Ringier, 2007
Driving Fast Trough A Slowmotion Landscape, Espai Ubú & CRAC Alsace, 2006
COME BACK / le retour, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, 2005
Une Si Belle Saison, 2004-2005, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, 2005
Sentieri e avvistamenti Giovane arte contemporanea in Svizzera, Pro Helvetia, CAMeC La Spezia, 2005
Aufnahmen, DVD, Sternstunde Philosophie und Kunst, SF DRS, 2005
it is a small world, 2002-2003, CRAC Alsace, 2004
Cowboys and Kisses, Kunstpanorama Luzern, 2003
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Projekte und Realisierungen, HGK Luzern, 2003
Szene Luzern, Reithalle Bern, 1997


GRANTS & AWARDS

2015
Bezalel Photography Prize

2014
Werkbeitrag, Aargauer Kuratorium

2011
Werkbeitrag, Aargauer Kuratorium

2010
Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich / Gold medal, Best Book Design from all over the World, Stiftung Buchkunst Leipzig, for Walking trough Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face

2009
Manor Kunstpreis / Werkbeitrag der Stadt Zürich / The most beautiful Swiss books, Walking trough Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face

2007
Atelierstipendium Cité Internationale des Arts, Kanton Zürich / Artist in Residence Pro Helvetia, Cairo

2006
Eidgenössischer Preis für Kunst

2005
Werkbeitrag der Stadt Zürich / Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich

2004
Werkbeitrag, Aargauer Kuratorium

2003
Atelierstipendium, New York, Stadt Zürich

2002
Werkbeitrag der Stadt Zürich

2001
Werkbeitrag, Aargauer Kuratorium

1999
Hans Trudel Kunstpreis, Baden

1998
Werkbeitrag Aargauer Kuratorium

1996
Atelierstipendium, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Aargauer Kuratorium


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Frac Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Kunsthaus Zurich
Aargauer Kunsthaus
Kunstsammlung der Stadt Zürich
Kunstsammlung Kanton Zürich
Sammlung Kanton Luzern
Kunstsammlung Stadt Baden