Thomas Galler (born 1970 in Baden, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich.
Thomas Galler's artistic approach deals with the appropriation of media images and questions the context of authorship, representation, power and propaganda. His works are frequently based on collections and archives of photographic images, video footage and various documents which are linked to political issues.
Thomas Galler's works have been shown in numerous exhibitions including Aargauer Kunsthaus, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthaus Zurich, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Kunstmuseum Bern, BAC, Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, C/O Berlin, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, Museums of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv MOBY, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Beaufort Triennale, Belgium, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich, Gjon Mili Biennial, Pristina, Kosovo, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
His artist's book «Walking through Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face» published by edition fink, Zurich was awarded among «The Most Beautiful Swiss Books» in 2009 and won the gold medal for «Best Book Design from all over the World» at Stiftung Buchkunst in Leipzig in 2010. 2023 Foundation of the art book publishing house one hundred pages in collaboration with Jakob Galler. one hundred pages publishes a serial paperback series. Each issue contains strictly 100 pages, is printed in black and white and appears in an edition of 100 copies.
Dream with us, one hundred pages, Zurich, 2023
Turn Doubt into Belief, 957 Independent Art Magazine, Lucerne, 2022
Prison Drawings — An Imaginary Collection, edition fink, Zurich, 2021
The Tenderness of Wolves, edition fink, Zurich, 2018
Palm Trees, Sunsets, Turmoil, edition fink, Zurich, 2017
Various Fires and Four Running Boys, edition fink, Zurich, 2010
Walking through Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face, edition fink, Zurich, 2009