1973

Born in Zurich, Switzerland

Lives and works in New York (NY) and Zurich, Switzerland

Studied Photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

Visited ‘de ateliers’, Amsterdam

Artist in Residence, Delfina Studios, London

Solo Exhibitions

2018

soft, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Things, Gagosian, New York (NY)

Sōtatsu, Gagosian, New York (NY)

Maybe, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2017

2017       Bus Stop, Permanent installation, Paradise Plaza, Miami (FL), USA

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

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

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

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

Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private, Legion of Honor, San Francisco (CA), USA

[Music note title], Gagosian, Hong Kong

The Kiss, Sadie Coles HQ, London

You, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)

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

Ursula, JTT, New York (NY)

Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal, Gagosian, New York (NY)

2015

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

Fountains, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA

∞, The Modern Institute, Glasgow,

Big Clay #4, Seagram Building, New York (NY)

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

2014

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)

Julian, KARMA, Amagansett (NY), USA

Sadie Coles HQ, London

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

last supper, Gagosian Gallery, New York (NY)

Lever House Art Collection, New York (NY)

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

2013

Melodrama, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Gagosian Gallery, Rome

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

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

Madame Fisscher, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 

schmutz, schmutz, Gagosian Gallery, Paris

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

Skinny Sunrise, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2011

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

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (with Georg Herold)

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

2010

Douglas Sirk,Sadie Coles HQ, London  

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

2009

Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty, New Museum, New York (NY)

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

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)

2007

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

you, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)

Uh…,Sadie Coles HQ, London

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

get up girl a sun is running the world (with Ugo Rondinone), 52nd International Art

Biennale, San Stae Church, Venice, Italy

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

2006

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

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

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

Camden Arts Centre, London

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

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

2004

Elton John?,Sadie Coles HQ, London

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

Kir Royal, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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

2003

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

need no chair when walking, Sadie Coles HQ, London

2002

What Should an Owl do with a Fork, Project Room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica (CA), USA

Mystique Mistake, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Bing Crosby, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2001 Mastering the Complaint, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2000

Cappillon – Urs just does it for the girls (with Amy Adler), Delfina, London

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

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

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

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

2018

Spiegelgasse, Hauser & Wirth, London

Object Administration, Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels

About Photography, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco (CA), USA

General Rehearsal, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Nudes, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Dancing with Myself, Punta della Dogana, Venice

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

New York by Night, Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing

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

Kiss Off, Luxemborg & Dayan, New York (NY)

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

Close at hand, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco, (CA), USA

2017

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

made on the table, Sadie Coles HQ, London

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

The Trick Brain, AЇshti Foundation, Beirut

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)

Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regent’s Park, London

Fragile State, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev

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

Midtown, Lever House, New York (NY)

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)

Bearable Lightness of Being, Grimm, Amsterdam

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

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

Black and White, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York (NY)

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

Body Doubles, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Printed Matters II, Gesso Artspace, Vienna

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

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

2016

Franz West – ARTISTCUB, 21er Haus, Vienna

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)

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

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

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

Cultura (LAC), 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)

Sculpture on the Move, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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

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

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

Spring Gala, New Museum, New York (NY)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014

The Event Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

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)

Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Le jardin décomposé / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery, Paris

A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture, Phillips, London

Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

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

Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

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

Joyride, Marlborough Broome Street, New York (NY)

The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London

Group show curated by Urs Fischer, Sadie Coles HQ, London

In NO time, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The House, Faggionato, London

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

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

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

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

Island, Dairy Art Centre, London

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

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

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

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

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

Ensemble, Galerie kreo, Paris

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 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey

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

Poule!, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Micro mania, Gagosian Gallery, Paris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (touring)

Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

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

New Contemporary Galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

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

Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

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 (touring)

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

Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (NY)

Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London

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

2010

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

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

Divine Comedy, Sotheby’s, New York (NY)

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

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

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

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

200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), 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 (touring to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland in 2011)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008

Ombres, New Galerie de France, Paris

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

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

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

Countdown, CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (NY)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

2006

The Studio, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

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

Defamation of Character, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (NY)

Contrabando, Galleria Luisa Strina, São Paolo, Brazil

The Vincent Award 2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London

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)

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)

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

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

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

Closing Down, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York (NY)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unplugged, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

OUTLOOK International Art Exhibition, Athens

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)

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 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, Gdańak, 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, UK

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

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

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

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

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

Tomorrow’s Fish and Chips, Autocenter, Berlin
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)

2000

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

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

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 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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

Collection, Migros Museum 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 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Holding Court, Entwistle Gallery, London

1998

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

ironisch/ironic: Migros Museum 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

Calypso (with Antonietta Peeters and Avery Preesman), Stedelijk Museum Bureau,

Amsterdam

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

Karaoke 444&222 too, South London Gallery, London

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

Sogni/Dreams. 48th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venice Biennale, Venice & Fondazione

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
1995

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

 

Collections

 

Burger Collection, Berlin

Fondation Carmignac, Paris

Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy

Frac Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

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

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles (CA), USA

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (NY)

Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy

Rubell Family Collection, Miami (FL), USA

Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels