PETER FISCHLI / DAVID WEISS |


Peter Fischli

1952, born in Zurich, Switzerland

1975/76, Academia di Belle Arti, Urbino, Italy
1976/77, Academia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy
1978, Group Exhibition at the Academia, Bologna, Italy
1979, beginning of the collaboration with David Weiss

lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland


David Weiss

1946, born in Zurich, Switzerland
2012, died in Zurich, Switzerland

1963 - 64, Vorkurs, Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland
1964 – 65, Sculpture class, Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel, Switzerland
worked as sculptor for Alfred Gruder (Basel) and Jacqueline Stieger (England)
1970, Sketches, Edition Toni Gerber, Berne, Switzerland
(with Urs Lüthi, Text: J.-Chr. Ammann)
1974, Drei Geschichten, Edition Stähli, Zurich, Switzerland
1975, Up and Down Town, Edition Stähli, Zurich, Switzerland
The Desert is Across the Street, Galerie Stähli, Zurich, Switzerland and de Appel,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Urs Lüthi and Elke Kilga)
1976, Galerie Stähli, Zurich, Switzerland
1979, Galerie Gugu Ernesto, Cologne, Germany
Galerie 't Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
beginning of the collaboration with Peter Fischli

Solo exhibitions

2013

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Rock on Top of Another Rock, Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany


2012

Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville/TN, USA
Norwegian National Tourist Route Art Project, Valdresflya, Norway
Walls, Corners, Tubes, Sprüth Magers, London, United Kingdom
Shifts, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


2011

Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago/IL, USA

2010

Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway

2009

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Are Animals People?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia y Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain
Fotografias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Trussardi Foundation, Teatro Arsenale, Milan, Italy
Objects on Pedestals, Sprüth/Magers, London, United Kingdom

2008

Sonne, Mond und Sterne, Sprüth/Magers, Berlin, Germany
Le Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy
Fragen & Blumen. Eine Retrospektive, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Peter Fischli and David Weiss - Altri fiori e altre domande, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy

2007

Equilibres, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Equilibres, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
Fragen & Blumen. Eine Retrospektive, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Books, Editions And The Like, Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
Equilibres, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2006

Equilibres, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, United Kingdom
Flowers & Questions. A Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Fotografias, Rat and Bear, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2005

Fotografias, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Fotografias, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

2004

an unsettled work, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2003

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hunde (Dogs), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Sprüth & Magers, Cologne, Germany
Sprüth/ Magers/ Lee, London, United Kingdom

2002

Fragen, Projektionen, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA

2001

Büsi (Kitty), 2001, Times Square Public Art Foundation, Times Square, New York/NY, USA
Fischli & Weiss. Mundo visivel, Museu de Arte Contemporânea Fundaao de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Peter Fischli David Weiss. Airports, Monika Sprüth/Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

2000

Sichtbare Welt, Plötzlich diese Übersicht, Grosse Fragen – Kleine Fragen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
El mon visible, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Guadalajara, El Museo de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

1999

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA
ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1998

Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
White Cube, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston/MA, USA
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1997

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus/OH, USA
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/CA, USA
Centre de Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

1996

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis/MN, USA
Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Arbeiten im Dunkeln, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia/PA, USA

1995

Biennale di Venezia/Swiss Pavillon, Venice, Italy
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

1994

Sonnabend Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1993

Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

1992

Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Galleria Locus Solus, Genoa, Italy
Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Centre Georges Pompidou Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

1991

Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Achenbach, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy

1990

Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
Galeria Marga Paz, Madrid, Spain

1989

University of South Florida, Tampa/FL, USA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Akhnaton, Kairo, Egypt

1988

ICA Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Third Eye Center, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Grenoble, France
Interim Art, London, United Kingdom
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1987

Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge/MA, USA
Renaissance Society, Chicago/IL, USA
Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, New York/NY, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Museum for Art, Dallas/TX, USA
Universitiy Art Museum, Berkeley/CA, USA
Le Case d’Art, Milan, Italy

1986

Sonnabend Gallery, New York/NY, USA
The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland

1985

Stiller Nachmittag, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany
Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Centre Culture Suisse, Paris, France
Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

1984

Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France

1983

Fieber, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany

1982

St. Galerie, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1981

Plötzlich diese Übersicht, Galerie Stähli, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Balkon, Geneva, Switzerland


Group Exhibtions

2013

Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Yes Naturally, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands


2012

Durchsucht, Fixiert, Geordnet – Zeitgenössische Fotografie in der Sammlung Rheingold, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Juwelen im Rheingold. 10 Jahre Sammlung Rheingold, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground, Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Tales of the City: Art Fund International and the Goma Collection, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Track, A Contemporary City Conversation, Ghent, Belgium
Never Odd or Even – A Text-Spaced Show, Museum of Contempary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
The Spirit of Robert Walser, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
Together, Galerie kreo, Paris, France
Voice of Images, Punta della Dogana, François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Tel Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Le Monde comme Volonté et comme Représentation, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (curated by Stéphanie Moisdon)
Postmodernism. Style and Subversion, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Landesmuseum Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
In the Light of the Overhead, Post Box Gallery, London, United Kingdom (curated by Alastair Levy)
Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Le nouveau pleinairisme, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada
Different Strokes, Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
Forum 69: Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Hors Pistes, un autre mouvement des images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


2011

Le Modèle a Bougé, Beaux-Arts Mons, Mons, Belgium
Taxonomies, Pavillon d'expositions, Ecole d'art de Blois-Agglopolys, Blois, France
Beispiel Schweiz. Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
High Speed, Slow Motion, Waschhaus Kunstraum, Potsdam, Germany
Froschbärfant und andere Tiere in der Kunst, Salzburg, Austria
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
The Original Copy - Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Investigation of a dog. Works from Face collections, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Noches eléctricas (electric nights), LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain
The End of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KölnSkulptur 6, Skultpurenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany,
Hartware medien kunst verein, Dortmund, Germany
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Eating Art, Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Norwegian National Tourist Route art project, Valdresflya (F/W location), Norwegen

2010

Die Nase des Michelangelo, Group Exhibition curated by Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Niederdorf Zurich, Switzerland
Collection – migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Napoli, Italy
The Lucid Evidence – Fotografie aus der Sammlung des MMK, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany
10000 Lives, The 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
The Original Copy - Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Atlas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Linea. Vom Umriss zur Aktion. Die Kunst der Linie zwischen Antike und Gegenwart, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland
staying home/going out. Die Sammlung internationaler Gegenwartsfotografie I, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10.000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, Münster, Germany
Rencontres d’Arles/Atelier de Mécanique, Arles, France
Triumphant Carrot. The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Le pire n'est jamais certain, Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Metz Métropole, Metz, France
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Culturgest – Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Global Design, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Täuschend echt. Die Kunst des Trompe-l'oeil, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany
Fabulous Fate of Everyday Life, Grand Hornu, Hornu, Belgium
Catch Me! Geschwindigkeit fassen, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Production Site. The Artist's Studio Inside-Out, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago/IL, USA
Neugierig?, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Where do we go from here? Selections from La Coleccion Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami/FL, USA
Zwischenzonen. La Coleccion Jumex, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria

2009

All Creatures Great and Small, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis/MO, USA
Insiders, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Heart in Heart, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Venice
Digitale Gärten – Spiegel einer veränderten Wahrnehmung, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany
Schnee. Rohstoff der Kunst, Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Yellow and Green, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
N’importe quoi, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Holbein bis Tillmans – Prominente Gäste aus dem Kunstmuseum Basel, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
Multitask, La Filature, Mulhouse, France

2008

“Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden“. Dekonstruktionen des Künstlermythos, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Platform Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Photographing The Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Stilles Leben. Geschichten von stummen Dingen, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
A Town (Not A City), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Moving Horizons: The UBS Art Collection, 1960s to the present day, National Museum of Fine Arts,
Beijing, China
From Nature, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York/NY, USA
Revolutions - Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
En Perspective, Giacometti, Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen, Caen, France
Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Average, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland
Paradies und zurück, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, Museion, Bozen, Italy
The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
Kavalierstart, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Multitasking, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lubeck, Germany
Time Crevasse, Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
Lost Paradise – Der Blick des Engels, Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, Switzerland
Life on Mars - 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh/PA, USA
Sichtbarwerden - Fotografische Werke, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Tempo, Tempo!, Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselheim, Germany
Multitasking, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
God & Goods. Spirituality and mass confusion, Villa Manin, Passariano-Codroipo, Italy
Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
All-Inclusive. Die Welt Des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2007

Hamsterwheel, CASM Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland
Das Labor, Kunstverein Intopos, Vienna, Austria
Multitasking, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Fleischeslust – oder die Lust an der Darstellung des Fleischlichen, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland
Makers and Modelers, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Swiss Made II. Präzision und Wahnsinn, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Hamster Wheel, Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery Madison, New York/NY, USA
100 Jahre Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Gartenlust. Der Garten in der Kunst, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Gärten: Ordnung, Inspiration, Glück, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Gartenarchivierung, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Austria
Mondi Possibili 2007, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne, Germany

2006

Gärten: Ordnung, Inspiration, Glück, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Auf leisen Pfoten – Die Katze in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Studio, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Anos 80: Uma Topologia, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
all hawaii eNtrées / luNar reGGae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Projektion, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Franz West sin / without Franz West + Der Ficker, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Franz West sin / without Franz West + Der Ficker, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung. Werkgruppen und Installationen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
ALLER / RETOUR 2, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Wrong, Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
Infinite Painting , Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
Faites vos jeux!, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

2005

Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA
Artgames, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Museum für Neue Kunst | ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Flashback, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Ma Non Al Sud, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Siracusa, Italy
Play! The Art of the Game, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
REALIT;-)T, Kulturzentrum Seedamm, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
hoch hinaus, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
Menschensgladbach, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Feeling Strangely Fine, Galeria Estrany, Barcelona, Spain
Atlantic & Bukarest, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2004

Ritardi e Rivoluzioni, Biennale di Venezia/ Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Palermo, Italy
Hard Light, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York/NY, USA
Skulptur – Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Triennale Fellbach, Germany
Artists’ Favourite Acts II, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Memory and Landscape, La Casa Encedida, Barcelona, Spain
Before the End, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
natürlich gebaut, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Sculpture: Darren Almond, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Ugo Rondinone, Tony Smith, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh/NC, USA
Stacked, D’Amelio Terras, New York/NY, USA
Unreal Estate Opportunities, pkm gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Travelling: Towards the Border, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Multiple!, Contemporary Collectors’ Gallery, Roslyn Harbor/NY, USA
Extra: How Many Extra Layers Can We Graft on to Reality Before it Collapses?, Swiss Institute,
New York/NY, USA
fast forward, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis/MN, USA
Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Utopia Station, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Purloined Nature, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
20th Anniversary Show, Galerie Monika Sprüth – Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
Looking in – Looking out. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Grotesk! 130 Jahre der Frechheit, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Grotesk! 130 Jahre der Frechheit, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2002

Subréel, Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, Marseille, France
Wallflowers. Grosse Fotografien, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
It’s a Wild Party and We’re Having a Great Time, Paul Morris Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Colleccio MACBA, El Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
En Route, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2001

Tenth Anniversary Exhibiton – 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Analogue Dialogue, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
The Dark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Szenenwechsel XX, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bildarchive, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
Ein gut plazierter Helm ist wie ein beruhigender Blick, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Ohne Zögern – Without Hesitation. Blicke in die Sammlung Olbricht, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck – Grässlin Collection, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
The Vision Art Exhibitions Malmö, Malmo, Sweden
makeshift, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York/NY, USA

2000

Minding, Le Garage, Geneva, Switzerland
Fest der Flüsse, Wienfluss U4 Stadtpark, Vienna, Austria
Europeans, Zwirner & Wirth, New York/NY, USA
Pero mira como, Museo El Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
Pero mira como, El Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Inventional, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica/CA, USA
as it is, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Eiszeit, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
La prima idea. Aktuelle Malerei auf Papier, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
voilà – le monde dans la tête, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
fleurs, Museum zu Allerheiligen / Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Museo d‘Arte Contemporanea/Castello di Rivoli, Torino
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams/MA, USA
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Orbis Terrarum – Ways of World-Making. Cartography and Contemporary Art, Museum Plantin-Moretus and surroundings, Antwerp, Belgium
L’opéra. Un chant d’étoiles, Opéra National, Brussels, Belgium
Some Parts of This World. Helsinki Photography Festival 2000, The Finnish Museum of Photography / Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
Moment, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, United Kingdom
Staged. Constructions of Reality in Contemporary Photography, Bankadar Jancou Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Hausschau. Das Haus in der Kunst, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

1999

Trailer,Galerie Kampl im Kunstforum, Munich, Germany
Contemporary Swiss Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Maisons/Häuser. Carsten Höller. Rosemarie Trockel. Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Real Stories II, Friedrich Petzel Gallery/Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/NY, USA
looselipssinkships. Projections vidéos, Galerie Erna Hécey, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
h:min:sec. Eine Ausstellung zur Zeit, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Un musée en appartement. Une exposition de toutes les gravures, multiples et photopraphies, publiés par Parkett, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Mattew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1998

Mai 98, Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Kunstausstellung Holderbank, Holderbank, Holderbank, Switzerland
Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Eight people from Europe, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan
Alpenblick. Die zeigenössische Kunst und das Alpine, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
I shop therefore I am, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

1997

Skulpturen Projekte 97, Münster, Germany
documenta X, Kassel, Germany
Transit. Fotografia degli anni `90, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Airport, The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Von den Dingen. Gegenstände in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum zu Allerheiligen / Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

1996

Non! Pas comme ça!, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Nowhere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
(Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre, Museum Schloss Burgk, Burgk, Germany
Fast nichts. Almost invisible, Ehemaliges Umspannwerk Singen, Singen, Germany

1995

Zeichen und Wunder, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Mai de la Photo, Reims
Micromegas, American Center, Paris, France
46. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1994

Cloaca Maxima, Museum der Stadtentwässerung Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

1993

Double Take, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Post Human, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Equilibre, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
Passing Through, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

1992

Post Human, Asher Edelman Foundation, Pully, Switzerland
Post Human, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Double Take, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Double Take, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Platzverführung, Stuttgart, Germany
Swiss Pavillon, Expo 1992, Sevilla, Spain
Oh cet echo, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Sonderfall Schweiz, Schweizer Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
Projekt Schweiz, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1991

Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Chamer Räume - Kunst an Ort, Cham, Switzerland
Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Schwerelos, Grosse Orangerie - Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany

1990

Villa Arzon, Nice, France
Biennale, Sydney, Australia

1989

Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
Sonnabend Gallery, New York/NY, USA

1988

Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh/PA, USA

1987

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, Germany
documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
Offenes Ende - Junge Schweizer Kunst, Nürnberg, Germany
Comic Iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
The Sonnabend Collection, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Stiller Nachmittag, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

1986

Auf dem Rücken des Tigers, Shedhalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Pralines, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Sonsbeck 86, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Swiss Selection, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

1985

Cross Currents in Swiss Art, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Nouvelle Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

1984

Zwischen Plastik und Malerei, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA

1983

aktuell 83, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

1982

Neue Skulptur, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

1981

30 Künstler aus der Schweiz, Innsbruck, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Zug, Switzerland

1980

Saus und Braus, Städtische Galerie zum Strauhof, Zurich, Switzerland


Filmographie

2006 'Lauf der Dinge: In der Werkstatt', video, recorded during the filming of 'Skizze zu'
Der Lauf der Dinge from 1985
2003 'Hunde', video, loop, 30 min.
2001 'Büsi', video, 6 min.
1997 'Sichtbare Welt', video, 8 hrs, cross-fading of 2800 images, 3 screens
1995 'Videos für Venedig', video, 96 hrs, 12 screens
1994 'Bus to the Station and Back', video, 60 min.
1992 'Kanalvideo‘, video, 60 min.
1987 'Der Lauf der Dinge‘, 16 mm, 30 min.
1985 'Skizze zu' Der Lauf der Dinge, 8mm, 3 min.
1983 'Der rechte Weg‘, 16 mm, 30 min.
1981 'Der geringste Widerstand‘, 16 mm, 30 min.


Awards and Grants

2010 Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis
Museum Ludwig / Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst, Cologne, Germany
2009 Swiss Institute Artist Tribute Award
Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
2006 Roswitha-Haftmann-Preis
Roswitha Haftmann-Stiftung, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 Leone d’oro (Golden Lion)
Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2000 Günther-Peill-Preis
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
1994 Kunstpreis der Stadt Zürich
City of Zurich, Switzerland
1989 Prix Caran d’Ache
Caran d’Ache, Geneva, Switzerland