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My Rome series from the late 1980s and from 2022 will be shown in Dusseldorf at Le Bureau during düsseldorf photo+ from May 17 – July 14, in a new mise-en-scène. The show is called Rom, Blicke, a reference to the book by Rolf Dieter Brinkmann.



Zones Neutres – From Tbilisi to Vorontsovka, a solo show at CCA, Tbilisi (3 Nov – 2 Dec 2023): Until the early 20th century, some of my ancestors worked as Swiss farmers and cheesemakers in the Caucasus. Last summer I did research in Georgia and Armenia and the visual and textual results were presented in this show.

Zilla Leutenegger, Karim Noureldin, Shirana Shahbazi and Beat Streuli at Musée de Carouge / Geneva (18 Oct 2023 – 14 Jan 2024) is a group show with four artists who are part of Collection Pictet. A new two-channel projection Carouge Ville Ouverte – Août 2023 is my contribution to this show.

The group show Channeling at MMK, Frankfurt am Main (22 Sept 2023 – 11 Feb 2024), presents my large slide installation Bondi Beach / Parramatta Road from 1998 re-installed in original technology. Dressing at Maison des Arts, Brussels, an exhibition exploring fashion and clothes, contained a billboard installation I conceived for this occasion (22 Sept – 26 Nov 2023).

My work is part of the exhibition „Transformations. Works from the Mobiliar collection“ at Museum Franz Gertsch in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The fabulous show has been curated by Dorothea Strauss. Flattered to be neighbors with one of Franz Gertsch’s great woodcuts on “my” wall! 25 April – 3 September 2023

A solo show at Jochen Hempel gallery in Leipzig, “Rom, Blicke”, opened on 8 June. Until 29 July 2023, when a finissage and summer party will take place with all the other galleries and spaces at Spinnerei areal in Leipzig.

When I received the Swiss Grand Award for Design in June 2022, this installation was presented during Art Basel. Also last year Deblinkerd editions in Brussels has published a 300 page book ‘Martinique 2002’ with early digital images of the island twenty years ago, accompanied by an analog print edition and a video, which all can be ordered via the link above.

On November 12 2022 the group show ‘Street Life. Die Straße in der Kunst von Kirchner bis Streuli’ opened at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, accompanied by a catalog and featuring a new wallpaper/video installation, ending on March 2023.

DIAMANT 8 / Fotografie / 24/2 – 5/3/2023
Museum Of Urban Culture, Offenbach
A project organized by Heiner Blum and Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main
Opening Friday 24/2/2023, 7pm
Beat Streuli (& talk 3/3/2023 7pm)/ Isabell Benz / Jakob Francisco / Jessica Schäfer / Josephine Kraemer / Nadine Fraczkowski

TABLEAU SUISSE, a group show presenting the work of ten Swiss artists working with photography, opened at Photo Phnom Penh festival on October 27 2022. Marie Le Mounier and me organized and curated this exciting exhibition project in the Cambodian capital, in collaboration with Marcus Kraft. Until November 27.

Deblinkerd editions in Brussels has published a 300 page book in a limited edition, ‘Martinique 2002’, containing early digital images of the island 20 years ago, and accompanied by an essay by Hilde Van Gelder, an analog print edition, and a video.

I am very honored to have received the Swiss Grand Award for Design 2022 from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture. An installation and publication have been presented during Art Basel at the Swiss Design and Art Awards exhibition in June.

In April and May 2022 I have been shooting in Rome and surroundings, during a senior fellowship at Istituto Svizzero di Roma. A coming back after a first residency there in the late 1980s, with a publication of the two series in the making.

A large scale wallpaper and video environment had been installed at Die Mobiliar, Berne, just at the beginning of the pandemic. After several extensions Matrix has finally closed in summer 2021, see installation views here.

Another summer hight light in 2021 was the group exhibition GMUNDEN.PHOTO held in 25 shipping containers and curated by Beda Achermann in this scenic town in Upper Austria, installation views here.

Installation views of the 2021 show “NYChiasso” at CONSARC/GALLERIA in Chiasso in Southern Switzerland are now online.

On the facade of Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle in the Swiss Jura region a 7 by 25 meter billboard has been installed and inaugurated on June 26 2020, a dense crowd of passersby photographed in Manhattan a few years ago. It was on view until spring 2021.

M HKA (INBOX ) & NICC (Nick Lodgers), Antwerp, have invited Luk Lambrecht and Lieze Eneman to curate a show, As Close As That, including work by Lazara Rosell Albear, Roberta Gigante, Hans Haacke, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Elisabeth Ida Mulyani, Beat Streuli and Albert Oehlen (7 Jan – 7 Feb 2021).

For a few months in 2020 an outdoor mural, ‘Phnom Penh – Arey Ksat 20-03’, was on view at Institut français du Cambodge in Phnom Penh as part of Marie Le Mounier’s workshop and group show Transit.

A group show called The Illegal Image was on view until May 17 2020 at Freiraum für Fotografie in Berlin.

For an online campaign of Bottega Veneta, in August 2019 I photographed men and women in cars in Milan.

A new permanent installation covering the glass surfaces of a pedestrian bridge between the university and the hospital at UZ, Brussels, has been inaugurated on September 24 2019.

Installation views of a solo show at Waldburger Wouters gallery in Brussels in May / June 2019 as well as many other views and images are now online.

A 600 page artist’s book with an overview of work from the last seven years, Fabric of Reality, has been published by Lars Müller Publishers in April 2019. There have been book launches at Museum Folkwang, Essen, BOZAR, Brussels, Helmhaus, Zurich, and Kunstraum, Kreuzlingen.

From March 20 2019 at Zeller van Almsick gallery, Vienna: LOSING LONDON, a two man show with Wolfgang Lehrner took place, ending on April 27 2019.

A window installation called ‘Stories of the Street (Taipei November 18)’ has been inaugurated on February 15 at Manif d’Art, Québec City, at Édifice Marie-Guyart, as part of the Québec City Biennial curated by Jonathan Watkins. Until April 21 2019.

Opened on January 24, 2019, at Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg: A solo show in Jochen Hempel gallery’s new space. ‘Quai de l’Industrie’ three screen video installation.

Group shows late 2018: For a Brave New Brussels. MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon; Mirror Mirror, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University Gallery, Newark; opening on November 3: two man show ONE PLUS ONE with Michael Lin at Eslite Gallery, Taipei, and from November 10 the solo presentation OPENING as part of C-Lab, Taipei, in Michael Lin’s pavillon

September 2017: Men in suits – Janusz and Kaissan in Dior Homme outfits photographed in Zurich for fall/winter edition of Arena Homme+ magazine, London. Fashion by Tom Guinness.

For three new university buildings in Sion, Switzerland (‘Campus Energypolis’), our project is the winner of a competition. The first part of a major permanent façade installation has been put in place in April 2018. Opening of the new campus is planned for 2020.

A group show with works from the collection (‘Von früh bis spät, Bilder des Alltags’) took place at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, until November 2017.

Murray Guy, New York
Group Show
January 10 – February 4 2017

Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Belgium
EUtopia I 28
January 6 – March 8 2017

McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, NC
Share Space: A New Era
September 09 – November 11 2016

Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg
Diverses sont les lignes de la vie
September 10 – October 29 2016

Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg
September 29 – January 29 2017

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Viehof Collection
October 1 – January 22 2017

Kunsthalle Nürnberg
With Different Eyes
October 14 – January 15 2017
Demo video of new Istanbul video wallpaper installation here

United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable
Urban Development, Quito
Habitat III
October 17 – 20 2016

Mit anderen Augen – Das Porträt in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, a group show, was on at Kunstmuseum Bonn until 8 May 2016, featuring a site-specific window installation (with images from the Mannheim series).

In March, a solo show opened at Jochen Hempel gallery, Berlin, installation views on the gallery website here.

At LOOP video festival in Barcelona, from 28 May until 6 June, multi screen video projections can be seen at Conservatori del Liceu.

A site specific projection installation can be seen as part of AAA Art and the City, Zurich, from June 13 until September 13. A catalog is available.

On September 4, at FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, a solo show (with James Coleman) will open with the re-installation of a multi-screen slide projection from 1994, ‘Allen Street’. Until October 10.

In the new Diener and Diener designed Arendt & Medernach headquarters in Luxembourg, a permanent window installation as well as a comprehensive solo show will open on November 17, together with a new sculpture installation by Julian Opie. Until 3 April 2016.

A group show at Christophe Guye gallery, Zurich, ‘Urban Spirit’ with Stephen Gill, Will Steacy, Sascha Weidner und Michael Wolf features also some of my work (until 21 February 2015).

‘Faces Now’ at Bozar, Brussels, will open on 5 February 2015, featuring a large video installation in its central Horta Hall.

‘One Day’ at Tableau, posters in the urban space of Zurich, is on view until spring 2015, and a new commissioned video installation at Biennale dell’Immagine / m.a.x.museo in Chiasso, Switzerland, until mid January 2015. A permanent commissioned façade work at a new school building in Le Raincy in the suburbs of Paris has been installed in November 2014.

A new book with over hundred images of children, ‘Villa Monte – Schule der Kinder’, published by Lars Mülller Publishers, is available from November 2014 (texts by Remo Largo and others).

Bitcoin online gallery launches on May 28 8 pm with one of my works, the ‘exhibition’ duration is one week.

As part of ‘Oblick – Dialogues of Photography’ festival in Strasbourg, a monumental projection installation in an former brewery’s 3000 square meter warehouse opens on April 4.

On February 6, an exhibition started at Maison des Cultures Molenbeek, Brussels, including a new wallpaper photographed in Tangier, together with work by Peter Downsbrough and Emilio López-Menchero.

At Städtische Galerie Nordhorn a site-specific mural ‘KL Kids’ will be part of the group show ‘The Best of All Worlds’, opening on May 23.

A newly digitalized three screen projection ‘Marseille 98’ is part of the exhibition ‘Le Pont’ at Musée d’Art Contemporain in Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013, from May 25 until 20 octobre.

From 17 August until November 10 at Kunstmuseum / Lokremise St. Gallen, Switzerland, a new large wallpaper installation is part of the exhibition ‘Nenn mich nicht Stadt!’, curated by Konrad Bitterli.

In Castellón, an semi-permanent outdoor project, 40 portraits of locals as larger-than-life prints in tram stops of the city, is on view now.

In Chemnitz, a permanent wallpaper installation has been installed in the new eniPROD technical university building.

A comprehensive solo exhibition which started at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, accompanied by a 700 page artist’s book ‘New Street’ with texts by Sadie Plant and José Luis Perez (distributed by Cornerhouse Publications), is on view at E.A.C.C., Castellón, Spain, until April 28.

From February 14, Centre Pompidou, Paris, shows a monumental recently digitalized three screen projection installation from 1996 in the chapel of Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Saint-Denis.

A solo show is on at Jochen Hempel gallery in Berlin from March 8 until April 13. Another one follows at Alex Reding gallery, Luxembourg, from April 24.

A video of the permanent lightbox work at Gent Sint-Pieters station can be seen here, another one of the performance last year at Berghain, Berlin, is here.

A monograph, ‘Public Works 1996 – 2011’, has been published by and can be ordered at jrp Ringier, Zurich (pdf). A solo show is on at Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello-Balsamo / Milan, until October 7, including a large outdoor billboard installation.

A group show, ‘I Spy’, is on at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, until August 5 (download interactive digital brochure here). A series of portraits of marathon runners is included in the exhibition ‘Sport in Art’ at Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (until September 30).

In November / December 2011, solo shows take place at Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf (November 4 – December 23), and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (November 16 – December 23, list of works here), as well as a group show (‘Die Kunst der Entschleunigung’) at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (from November 11).

An interesting new publication is ‘Swiss Photobooks from 1927 until today’, recently published by Fotostiftung Schweiz and Lars Müller Publishers, featuring one of my first book projects, ‘Rom Paris Fotografien’ from 1990.

In Krakow, Poland, the inauguration of the new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) took place on May 19. On the facade of the building, which is built around the site of Schindler’s factory, a large window work with portraits of Krakow inhabitants has been installed, as part of the permanent collection of MOCAK.

Permanent commissioned installations were just produced for Hörmann company headquarters in Bielefeld, and Heilpädagogisches Zentrum in Altdorf, Switzerland. A third one for a new university building in Lucerne is in preparation. The lightbox installation ‘La Voie publique’, part of the transformation of the railway station of Gent, has been inaugurated recently.

Shows opening in September include ‘Welt-Bilder’ at Helmhaus, Zurich (September 23 – November 13), and a new commissioned 70 meter billboard as part of Fotofestival in Mannheim (September 10 – November 6).

‘Story Lines’, a large scale three screen projection installation shot in Singapore and New York for the Singapore Biennial, curated by Trevor Smith, premiered there in early March (until May 15). A life projection and sound performance for MaerzMusik festival, Berlin, takes place at the legendary Berghain club on March 23, 10 pm.

The five screen slide projection ‘Bondi Beach/Parammatta Road’, originally produced in 1998, will be re-installed at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Francfort, opening on September 24, until April 2011. This major installation is part of the collection of MMK.

At Murray Guy, New York, a new HD video piece, ‘Manhattan, September 09’, was part of the group show ‘New York Now’, and has been acquired by Barbara and Aaron Levine. Two major commissions are in preparation: The entire programmation for a 12 x 13 meter LED wall at Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, NC, and a 100 meter long permanent light box installation for the new station St. Pieters in Gent. Both should be installed in late 2010. Solo shows will open at Wilma Tolksdorf gallery, Berlin, and Dogenhaus gallery, Leipzig, on September 10 and 11. A new, english language Wikipedia page is online.

A solo show is on at Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels (extended until April 15), upcoming ones include Murray Guy, New York (‘NYC 91/09’, February 27 – April 10), and Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin (re-scheduled for September 2010) – Groupshows: Kunsthalle Emden (‘Realismus – Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit’, until May 24), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (‘Ich, zweifellos.’, until March 28) and La Virreina, Barcelona (‘Guia secreta de la Rambla’, opening March 24, until May 24).

Until February 21 2010, a wallpaper installation is part of the exhibition ‘Look at Me. Faces and Gazes in Art 1996-2009’ at Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano – A solo show opened on December 10 2009 at Senda gallery in Barcelona (until January 28), upcoming ones include Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels (January 14), Murray Guy, New York (February 27), and Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin (March 26 2010).

A large scale permanent window installation has been commissioned by AON for their headquarters in Hamburg and has been inaugurated in early July – At Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the window installation ‘Chicago July 99’ is on display again in a new constellation – Another window installation has recently been acquired for the permanent collection of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg – Upcoming group shows during the summer months include Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Das Porträt. Photographie als Bühne’, Vienna; Kunstmuseum Chur, ‘Gefrorene Momente’, Chur / Switzerland; and C/O Berlin, ‘Visions of our time. 10 years of photography at Deutsche Börse’, Berlin – For September, a major intervention in public space is in preparation for ‘Mois de la Photo’ in Montréal – Last year, monumental billboard installations had been erected in the desert at the entrance to the ancient city of Petra as part of the Jordan Festival 2008.