1973

Born in Zurich, Switzerland

 

  Studied Photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
1991 Visited ‘de ateliers’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Artist in Residence, Delfina Studios, London, England 
 

Lives and works in New York NY, USA and Los Angeles CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2021

CHAOS #20-#31, Pace Gallery, online

The Intelligence of Nature, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

Bourse de Commence: Pinault Collection, Paris, France

2019

2, K11 Musea, Hong Kong

The Lyrical and the Prosaic, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Leo, Gagosian, Paris, France

ERROR, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich CT, USA

PLAY, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles CA, USA

Sculpture, NGA National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

SIRENS, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Images, Gagosian, Los Angeles CA, USA

2018

Dasha, Gagosian, London, England

Urs Fischer & Rudolf Stingel, Paul Coulon Gallery, London, England

PLAY, Gagosian, New York NY, USA

soft, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

Things, Gagosian, New York NY, USA

Sōtatsu, Gagosian, New York NY, USA

Maybe, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

2017

Bus Stop (permanent installation), Paradise Plaza, Miami FL, USA

Bliss, Urs Fischer x Katy Perry, 39 Spring Street, New York NY, USA

"               ", Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Sant'Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy

Big Clay #4 and Two Tuscan Men, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Faules Fundament (Rotten Foundation)!, Karma, New York NY, USA

The Public & the Private, Legion of Honor, San Francisco CA, USA

[Music note title], Gagosian, Hong Kong

The Kiss, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

You, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York NY, USA

2016

Mind Moves, Gagosian, San Francisco CA, USA
Mon Cher…, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, France

Battito Di Ciglia, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

Untitled (Lamp/Bear), Simmons Quad, Brown University, Providence RI, USA

Small Axe, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Ursula, JTT, New York NY, USA

Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal, Gagosian, New York NY, USA

2015

Bruno & Yoyo, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Fountains, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

∞, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Big Clay #4, Seagram Building, New York NY, USA

Sadie Coles HQ-in-residence, T293, Naples, Italy

2014

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

Julian, KARMA, Amagansett NY, USA

Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

mermaid / pig / bro w/ hat, Gagosian Gallery, New York NY, USA

last supper, Gagosian Gallery, New York NY, USA

Lever House Art Collection, New York NY, USA

Untitled (Lamp/Bear), Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

2013

Melodrama, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London, England

Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy

YES,Slaughterhouse, Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Greece

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

2012

Tables, Heads, and Arms, Gagosian Gallery at Eden Rock Gallery, St Barthélemy, French West Indies

Festival d’Automne à Paris, “Urs Fischer”, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Cour Chimay and

Chapelle des Petits Augustins, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Madame Fisscher, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 

schmutz, schmutz, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

Beds & Problem Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA, USA

Skinny Sunrise, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2011

with Cassandra MacLeod dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

with Georg Herold, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Untitled (Lamp/Bear), Seagram Plaza, New York NY, USA

2010

Douglas Sirk,Sadie Coles HQ, New Burlington Place, London, England  

Oscar the Grouch, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich CT, USA

2009

Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty, New Museum, New York NY, USA

with Mark Handforth and Georg Herold, Dear _________! We _____ on ________, hysterically. It has to be _____ that _____. No? It is now ______ and the whole _______ has changed ______. all the _____, ______”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

2008

Blurry Renoir Debussy, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?, A show conceived by Urs Fischer & Gavin Brown, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York NY, USA

2007

Agnes Martin, Regen Projects II, Los Angeles CA, USA

you, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

Uh…, Sadie Coles HQ, Balfour Mews, London, England

large, dark & empty, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

with Ugo Rondinone, get up girl a sun is running the world, 52nd International Art Biennale, San Stae Church, Venice,Italy

Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Federation Trust, Sydney, Australia

2006

with Rudolf Stingel, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

Oh. Sad. I see., The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Mary Poppins, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston TX, USA

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Paris 1919, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005

Mr Watson – come here – I want to see you, Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Camden Arts Centre, London, England

Jet Set Lady, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi,Istituto dei Ciechi, Milan, Italy

Fig, Nut & Pear, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

2004

Elton John?, Sadie Coles HQ, Heddon Street, London, England

Feige, Nuss und Birne, Gruppe Österreichische Guggenheim, Vienna, Austria

Kir Royal, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Not My House Not My Fire, Espace 315, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2003

Portrait of a Single Raindrop, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

need no chair when walking, Sadie Coles HQ, Heddon Street, London, England

2002

What Should an Owl do with a Fork, Project Room, ICALA Institute of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles CA, USA

Mystique Mistake, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Bing Crosby, CFA Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2001

Mastering the Complaint, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2000

with Amy Adler, Cappillon – Urs just does it for the girls, Delfina Foundation, London, England

The Membrane – and why I don’t mind bad-mooded People, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

with Keith Tyson, Tagessuppen / Soups of the Day and 6 1/2 Domestic Pairs Project, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

Without a Fist – Like a Bird, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

1999

Espressoqueen – Worries and other stuff you have to think about before you get ready for the big easy, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 Hammer, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
1996

Frs Uischer, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

2021

The Greek Garden, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

The Tenth Anniversary, ARTFLYER, Athens, Greece

Anti-Structure, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, USA

Nature of Robotics: An Expanded Field, EPFL ArtLab École polytechnique fédérale de

Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

An Ideal Landscape, Gagosian, Madison Avenue, New York NY, USA

Hong Kong Exchange, Gagosian, Hong Kong

2020

SUPERUNKNOWN | MAX ERNST & YVES TANGUY WITH URS FISCHER, Nahmad Contemporary, New York NY, USA

Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, England

Vampiros: La evolución del mito (Vampires: The Evolution of the Myth), CaixaForum Barcelona, Fundació Bancària “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain

Amuse-Bouche: The Taste of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

La rivoluzione siamo noi. Collezionismo italiano contemporaneo, XNL Piacenza Contemporeana, Piacenza, Italy

American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, England

100 Sculptures, No Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

To Paint Is to Love Again, Mier Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

2019

Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing?, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

Chairs Beyond Right and Wrong, R & Company, New York NY, USA

Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show, The Hole Gallery, New York NY, USA

Miss Dior Love ‘n Roses Exhibition, MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Futures of Love, Magasins Généraux, Paris, France

An Exhibition for Notre-Dame, Gagosian, Paris, France

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, England

Flora + Fauna, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

The Way We Are, Wesenburg Museum für Modern Kunst, Germany

People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles CA, USA

2018

Pop Minimalism | Minimalist Pop, The Moore Building, Miami FL, USA

WILD WEST, Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Belgium

Black Hole: Art and materiality from Informal to Invisible, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

How to See [What Isn`t There]. A Group Show with Works from the BURGER COLLECTION, Hong Kong Curated by Gianni Jetzer, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Mad World, Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles CA, USA

Triennale 2018, Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle, Le Locle, Switzerland

Spiegelgasse, Hauser & Wirth, London, England

Object: Administration, KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium

Sculptures, Yoshii Gallery, New York NY, USA

About Photography, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

General Rehearsal, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

Nudes, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

Dancing with Myself, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Eurovisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, Museum of Modern Art Heide, Heide, Germany (touring)

New York by Night, Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing, China

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), The Met Breuer, MET Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, USA

Kiss Off, Luxemborg & Dayan, New York NY, USA

Wendepunkte. Von Nolde bis Oppenheim, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zrich, Zurich, Switzerland

Close at hand. Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

The Anatomy of Disquiet, The Karpidas Collection, Dallas TX, USA

2017

Abstract / Not Abstract, organised by Jeffrey Deitch and Gagosian, Moore Building, Miami FL, USA

made on the table, Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, England

Project 06: Cindy Sherman & Urs Fischer, OV Project, Brussels, Belgium

The Trick Brain, AЇshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Darren Bader: (@mined_oud), Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy

Home. Homage to Colin de Land, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

Wild West, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York NY, USA

Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regent’s Park, London, England

Fragile State, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection, NAS National Art School, Sydney, Australia (touring exhibition in Australia to 2019)

Midtown, Lever House, New York NY, USA

The Transported Man, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan MI, USA

ProjectArt Presents: My Kid Could Do That, Red Bull Arts, New York NY, USA

Bearable Lightness of Being, Grimm, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

moving in every direction. Environments—Installations—Narrative Spaces, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, AGSA Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Black and White, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York NY, USA

Provocateur: From Picabia to Prince, Edward Ressle Gallery, New York NY, USA

Body Doubles, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Printed Matters II, Gesso Artspace, Vienna, Austria

The gap between the fridge and the cooker, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Liquid Antiquity, organised by the DESTE Foundation, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2016

Franz West – ARTISTCUB, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Desire, The Moore Building, Miami FL, USA

Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Die Kerze, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany

Dancing with Myself: Self-portrait and Self-invention, Works from the Pinault Collection,

Museum Folkwag, Essen, Germany

Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vulcan’s Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle WA, USA

Melodrama, Act 2: New York, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York NY, USA

Capital: Debt – Territory – Utopia, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams: American Mythologies, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

And Now the Good News: Opere dalla collezione Annette e Peter Nobel, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, Switzerland

Faux Amis (False Friends), Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA

Sculpture on the Move, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Met Breuer, MET Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY, USA

In the Making: Artists, Assistants, and Influence, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York NY, USA

Michael Chow: Voice for My Father, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA, USA (touring)

Spring Gala, New Museum, New York NY, USA

2015

Unrealism, Moore Building, Miami FL, USA

A Few Free Years: From Absalon to Zobernig: Donations by Friedrich Christian Flick to the Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Beverly Hills 20-Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995-2015, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA, USA

Skeleton: The body’s armature in contemporary sculpture, museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands

New Skin, AЇshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Saar, Serra, Surls, and more: Thirty New Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA, USA

The Mannequin of History: Art After Fabrications of Critique and Culture, Mata, Modena, Italy

Ametria, Benaki Museum (in conjunction with the DESTE Foundation), Athens, Greece

Sprayed: Works from 1929 to 2015, Gagosian Gallery, London, England

Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Expo Milan, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

Michael Chow: Voice for My Father, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (touring)

Sleepless – The bed in history and contemporary art, 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Michael Chow: Voice for My Father, Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts, Beijing, China (touring)

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London, England (touring)

COOL – As a State of Mind, MAMO, Marseille, France

2014

The Event Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

Je ne sais pas ce que j’ai vu, Cité du design, Saint-Etienne, France

Fierce Creativity: Artists for Peace and Justice, Pace Gallery, New York NY, USA

Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece

Le jardin décomposé / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture, Phillips, London, England

Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

Gratwanderung: Kunst zwischen Schloss und Rebhaus, landauf-bachab, Uster, Switzerland

Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

ArtLovers: Histoires d’art dans la collection Pinault, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monaco

Joyride, Marlborough Broome Street, New York NY, USA

The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Group show curated by Urs Fischer, Sadie Coles HQ, South Audley Street, London, England

In NO time, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

The House, Faggionato, London, England

An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

Between Heaven and Hell, Elevation 1049, Gstaad Biennale, Gstaad, Switzerland

2013

A Place in Two Dimensions: A Selection from Colección Jumex, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Zero Hours, Art Sheffield 2013, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England

Somos Libres: The World of Contemporary Art through the Eyes of Mario Testino, MATE, Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru

Island, Dairy Art Centre, London, England

Station to Station, Riverfront Studios, Brooklyn NY, USA (touring to train stations: Union Station/The Pennsylvanian, Pittsburgh PA, USA; Chicago Union Station, Chicago IL, USA; St. Paul Union Depot, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, USA; Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion NM, USA; La Posada Hotel, Winslow AZ, USA; Skyline Drive-in Theater, Barstow CA, USA; Los Angeles Union Station CA, USA; 16th Street Train Station, Oakland/San Francisco CA, USA)

Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond: The World Reimagined, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)

Body Pressure: Sculpture Since the 1960’s, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (touring)

Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA, USA

Crystal Maze IV - 1 + 2 + 3 = 3, Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

The Player: Viaggio nelle passioni contemporanee, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC, USA (touring)

Collection on Display: Monica Bonvicini, Heidi Bucher, Tom Burr, Urs Fischer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Marcus Schinwald, Cathy Wilkes, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

2012

Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autrui (Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, The Drawing Center, New York NY, USA (touring)

Ensemble, Galerie kreo, Paris, France

Westbau Pool, etc., Löwenbräu Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Painting Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán – Tributes to Precarious Vitality, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

Poule!, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Micro mania, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA (touring)

Inside a Book a House of Gold: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Nero HQ, Rome, Italy (touring)

There's a hole in the sky, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India (touring)

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India (touring)

2011

Home Alone, Sender Collection, Miami FL, USA

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (touring)

Now: obras de La Colección Jumex, Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands (touring until 2013)

Artists for Haiti, David Zwirner, New York NY, USA

Lustwarande 2011 – Blemishes, Park De Oude Warande, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Produced by Migros: Collection Migros Museum Fur Gegenwartskust, Kunstalle Fridericanium, Kassel, Germany

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (touring)

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The World Belongs to You, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

New Contemporary Galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

L’invention de l’oeuvre: Rodin et le Ambassadeurs, Musée Rodin, Paris, France

Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Kunstsammlung im Alphenhof Nr. 6 Kunstbetreib, Alpenhof St Anton, Switzerland

Dont Do It Etc., Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (touring)

Voici un dessin suisse (1990-2010) / Here Is a Swiss Drawing, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (touring)

Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY, USA

Modern British Sculpture, RA Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

8 ½, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy

2010

200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, SAC Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Museum, Seoul, South Korea (touring)

The New Décor, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia (touring)

Die Nase des Michelangalo/ The Nose of Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, La Maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France (touring)

Divine Comedy, Sotheby’s, New York NY, USA

Past Monument: XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara, Italy    

Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York NY, USA

The New Décor, Hayward Gallery, London, England (touring to Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia, in 2010)

Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, STPI Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (touring)

High Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal (touring)

Voici un dessin suisse (1990-2010) / Here Is a Swiss Drawing, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland (touring to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland in 2011)

Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York NY, USA

2009

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA

Les enfants terribles, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

We Are Sun-Kissed and Snow Blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (touring until 2011)

Precarious Form I / Prekäre Skulpturen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1), Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany

200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (touring until 2011)

The living and the dead, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA

Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Magritte & la Lumière / Magritte and Light, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008, Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich CT, USA

A Guest + A Host = A Ghost: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Nothingness and Being, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA, USA

2008

Ombres, New Galerie de France, Paris, France

Open Plan Living, ART TLV 08, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Archeology of the Mind, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

Château de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleau, Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France

An Unruly History of the Readymade, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Sammlung / Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (touring)

Tutti Frutti, BASE / Progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy

Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York NY, USA

Blasted Allegories: Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

God is Design, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paolo, Brazil

Countdown, CCS Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, Galleries, Annabelle-on-Hudson NY, USA

Schweiz über alles, La Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

2007

Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, New Museum, New York NY, USA

Hamsterwheel, CASM Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland

The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

00s: The history of a decade that has not yet been named, Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

The Hamsterwheel, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France (touring)

Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY, USA

Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Franz West: Soufflé, eine Massenaustellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Traum & Trauma: Werke aus der Sammlung Dakis Joannou, Athen, MUMOK and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

The Hamsterwheel, Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (touring until 2008)

Biennale d’ art contemporain, Lyon, France

Domestic Irony: A Foray into Italy’s Private Collections, Museion, Bolzano, Italy

Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

2006

The Studio, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

The François Pinault Collection, a Post-Pop Selection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Defamation of Character, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York NY, USA

Contrabando, Galleria Luisa Strina, São Paolo, Brazil

The Vincent Award 2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cinq milliards d’années (Five Billion Years), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, Heddon Street, London, England

Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Where Are We Going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Infinite Painting – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy

Day for Night, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY, USA

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, MART, Rovereto, Italy (touring)

Collection 1, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

2005

Schweizer Druckgraphik 1980-2005, Helmhaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York NY, USA

Goethe Abwärts – Deutsche Jungs Etc.: Works from the Falckenberg Collection, Helsinki Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Hayward Gallery, London, England (touring)

Ma Non Al Sud, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse, Italy

Closing Down, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York NY, USA      

Big Bang. Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Put it in your mouth / I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York NY, USA

Bidibidobidiboo: Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Material Time / Work Time / Life Time, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Swiss Made (The Art of Falling Apart): Works from the Hauser & Wirth Collection, CoBrA Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Contemporary Art, Chicago IL, USA (touring until 2006)

2004

Central Station: Collection Harald Falckenberg, La maison rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France

Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Die Künstler – Editionen des Kunstmuseums Luzern, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Memorable Memory, Migros Museum Collection, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Group Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA, USA

Monument to Now, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

L’Air du Temps – Collection Printemps/Eté 2004, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

I Hate You – The Falckenberg Collection Meets Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

2003

Silver Convention, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
Unplugged, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
OUTLOOK International Art Exhibition, Athens, Greece
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY, USA
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańak, Poland (touring)
Dreams and Conflicts: Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (touring to Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdanak, Poland in 2003)
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Breathing the Water, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Durchzug-Draft: Zwanzig Jahre Stiftung Binz39, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2002

poT, II Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art – The Independent, Liverpool, England

Exile on Main Street, NICC New International Cultural Centre, Antwerp, Belgium

The Object Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England

My head is on fire but my heart is full of Love, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

with Ugo Rondinone and John Giorno, Lowland Lullaby, Swiss Institute, New York NY, USA

Tomorrow’s Fish and Chips, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

2001

walcheturm 00/07: mind-sediments, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

Squatters, Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Ziviler Ungehorsam – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Falckenberg,

Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany

Enduring Love, Klemes Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York NY, USA

2000

Let’s Be Friends, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence, Manifesta 3, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljiana, Slovenia

Sammlung (1). The Oldest Possible Memory, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1999

Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

PEACE, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

with Marko Lehanka, Pizzeria Sehnsucht, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France

Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland      

999, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Le repubbliche dell’arte, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Holding Court, Entwistle Gallery, London, England

1998

Morning Glory. De Ateliers 1993-1997, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ironisch/ironic: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland       

1997

été 97, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Guarene arte 97,Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Dokumentation, Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland

1995

Die Grosse Zürcher Ausstellung, Kunsthaus Örlikon, Zurich, Switzerland

With Antonietta Peeters and Avery Preesman, Calypso, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger des Eidgenössischen Wettbewerbs für freie Kunst, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

Karaoke 444&222 too, South London Gallery, London, England

with Maurus Gmür, Assistent, Stiftung Binz39, Zurich, Switzerland

Sogni/Dreams. 48th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, 48th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy

Donnaregina, Naples, Italy

Awards and Grants

2006

The Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe 2006 (nominee), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2000 Delfina Studios, London (residency)
1999

Providentia-Preis, YoungArt

Bundesamt für Kultur, Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium, Bern, Switzerland
1995

Bundesamt für Kultur, Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Special projects

2021

Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer, London, England

2019                                

Bag Launch - The Artycapucines collection, LVMH pop up, Los Angeles CA, USA

Collections

 

Burger Collection, Hong Kong

Fondation Carmignac, Paris, France

Morra Foundation, Naples, Italy

FRAC Fonds régional d’art contemporain Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

MASILugano Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, USA

Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy

Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL, USA  

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

 

SUPERUNKNOWN | MAX ERNST & YVES TANGUY WITH URS FISCHER, Nahmad Contemporary, New York NY, USA

Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, England

Vampiros: La evolución del mito (Vampires: The Evolution of the Myth), CaixaForum Barcelona, Fundació Bancària “la Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain

Amuse-Bouche: The Taste of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

La rivoluzione siamo noi. Collezionismo italiano contemporaneo, XNL Piacenza Contemporeana, Piacenza, Italy

American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, England

100 Sculptures, No Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA

To Paint Is to Love Again, Mier Gallery, Los Angeles CA, USA