Biography

Born 1976 in GenevaLives and works in Geneva, Switzerland Education 2002-2003Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York1997BA, English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge Solo Exhibitions 2016Nasher Sculpture Center, Sightings, Dallas2015Espace 8, rue Saint-Bon, Kilims & Commas, ParisFlow my tears, Galerie Joy de Rouvre, GenevaBlondeau & Cie, Moon Palace, GenevaNasher Sculpture Center, Dallas2014Astral Plane, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong KongSlow Wave, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles2013The Prairie, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich2012Beast of Burden, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin2011*The Adding Machine, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Le Magasin, GrenobleMai-Thu Perret, Spectra in Cycle L'éternel détour, séquence d'été 2011, Mamco, GenèveWinner of the Zürich Art Prize 2011: Mai-Thu Perret I dream of the code of the west, Haus Konstruktiv, ZürichLove Letters in Ancient Brick, Theatre de l'Usine, Geneve; Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New YorkOctopus, Hard Hat, GenèveLe Magasin, GrenobleMigraine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

2010Parade, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London*An Ideal for Living, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MIThe Viewing Room, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonFlag, Swiss Institute, New York2009Alphabet: Paintings and Text Works 2004-2009, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich*2013, The Aspen Art Museum, AspenThe Crack-Up, Praz-Delavallade, ParisAluminum Cities on a Lead Planet II, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 40, Basel2008*New Work, SFMOMA, San Francisco*2012, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonBikini, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin*Land of Crystal, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. GallenAn Evening of the Book and Other Stories, The Kitchen, New York2007Crab Nebula, Galerie Francesca Pia, ZurichDas Kunstwerk und sein Ort, Atelier Amden, Amden*Land of Crystal, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastrich2006An Evening of the Book - Oeuvres imprimées 2000-2006, Hard Hat, Genève*And Every Woman Will Be A Walking Synthesis Of The Universe, The Renaissance Society, ChicagoApocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin*Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Chisenhale Gallery, London2005Heroine of the People, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris*Solid Objects, (with Valentin Carron), Centre d'art contemporain, Genève2004Statements, Galerie Francesca Pia, Art Basel 35, BaselLove Thy Sister Like Thyself, Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève2003Pure self-expression x25, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern2002The Modern Institute, GlasgowWe Close Our Eyes In order To See, Glassbox, Paris2001*Land of Crystal, Le Studio, CAN, Neuchâtel Group Exhibitions 2016Galerie des Galeries, ALL OVER, ParisZabriskie Point, TEAM 404, Geneva2015Rubell Family Collection, No Man's Land, MiamiAlgus Greenspon, The Shadow is Taken, New YorkPriska Pasquer, Reset 1, CologneVNH Gallery, Balthazar, ParisMigros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Collection on Display: Experimental Arrangements, ZürichArt Môtiers, Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, MôtiersGalerie Francesca Pia, Group Show, ZurichBonnefantenmuseum, Ceramix – Ceramix art from Gauguin to Schütte, MaastrichtMusée des beaux-arts, Triennale de l'art imprimé contemporain, Le LocleGalerist, Eureka!, IstanbulSwiss Institute, Work Hard: Selection by Valentin Carron, New YorkDavid Kordansky Gallery, John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman, Los AngelesMusée Rath, BIENS PUBLICS, Geneva2014L'Espace de l'Art Concret, le fil des possibles, Mouans-SartouxSteirischer Herbst, Forms of distancing, GrazMuseum Rietberg, Gastspiel, Schweizer Gegenwartskunst im Museum Rietberg, ZürichCentre d'art contemporain, Bienniale of moving images, GenevaWoodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, BASH II, Woodstock, New YorkPace Gallery, Mingei: Are You Here?, curated by Nicolas Trembley, New YorkFondation Speerstra, Week-end à Rome, ApplesCentre d'art contemporain, Biennial of Moving Images, GenevaMaati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Insert 2014, New Delhi2013Power Station of Art, Decorum. Carpets and Tapestries by Artists, ShanghaiAargauer Kunsthaus, Desiderata, AarauGalerie Francesca Pia, gemini, ZürichMusée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Decorum- Tapis et tapisseries d’artistes, ParisDairy Art Center, Island, London1m3, Giant Ice Cream Cones, LausanneOasis Hotel, Oasis Mini Gym, Angeles City, PhilippinesMuseum für Gegenwartskunst, At Work – Atelier und Produktion als Thema der Kunst, Siegen Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Female Power, ArnhemFri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, FribourgELI AND EDYTHE BROAD ART MUSEUM, PATTERN: FOLLOW THE RULES, MichiganFri Art, PRO-CHOICE, curated of Petunia, FribourgLIVEINYOURHEAD, Institut curatorial de la head, ELECTRIC FIELDS, GenevaDienstgebäude, Fire it up!, ZurichFri-Art, PRO-CHOICE curated by Petunia, FribourgFri-Art, HOLES IN THE WALLS: Early Works 1948 - 2013, Fribourg2012Pure Perception, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoThe Devil's Fidelity, Marian Goodman Gallery, ParisShake 'N' Bake, A Group Show Curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Delavallade, Paris*Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, Tensta Konsthall, StockholmEXAMPLE: SWITZERLAND. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz2011Helvetii Vulcans, MUDAC - Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY*ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger, International Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, VeneziaFlags for Venice, Instituto Svizzero, Roma and Swiss Institute, New York, Venezia*Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City2010*Abstract Possible, Malmö Konsthall, MalmöEdition 5 Erstfeld, Haus für Kunst Uri, AltdorfAnonymous Materials, Stiftung Binz39, ZürichClose Your Eyes in Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, ParisHigh Ideals & Crazy Dreams, Galerie Vera Munro, HamburgBorderlines, Cabinet des arts graphiques, Musée d'art et d'histoire, GenèveYellow Box, video program by bdv, Restaurant Georges, Paris*From Dusk Till Dawn: If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, video program by Yann Chateigné, Van Abbemuseum, EindhovenA New Stance for Tomorrow, Part 3, Sketch, London*Charles Fourier - L'écart absolu, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon*Born Under a Bad Sign, Power House Art Center, MemphisGoldene Zeiten, Haus der Kunst, MunichWhile Bodies Get Mirrored. An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and Space, MigrosMuseum, ZürichChartreuse jeune: An intervention by Olaf Nicolai at the Casa Taberelli, Casa Taberelli, Cornaiano2009Editions vs. Objets, Centre d'édition contemporaine, GenèveI am by birth a Genevese, Forde, GenèveTop 10 Allegories, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich*Anabasis - On Rituals of Homecoming, Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, Łódź, Poland*Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/BienneAbstraktionen, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau*Born to Be Wild - An Homage to Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen*Heaven - Splendid Isolation, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens*Living Together, MARCO, Vigo, Spain*Curated by _Gianni Jetzer: Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Galerie Christine König, WienRevolver, COCO, Wien*Shifting Identities - (Swiss) Art Today, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LithuaniaProse pour des Esseintes, Karma International, ZürichVentriloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonA Spoken Word Exhibition, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, EnglandRegift, Swiss Institute, New YorkLiving Together, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainFax, Drawing Center, New York2008The Line is a Lonely Hunter - Drawings in New Jerseyy, New Jerseyy, BaselLe Spectrarium, Pavillon Suisse de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris*Champion Zero, Champion Fine Arts at Rental Gallery, New YorkStandort Alltag - Everyday Ideologies, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany*Aurum, L'or dans l'art contemporain, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne*Mémoires d'objets, Galerie Lionel Latham, Genève*Shifting Identities - (Swiss) Art Today, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich*Abstraction Extension, La Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France*There is no story to tell, Tang Contemporary Art, BeijingArt Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; E-Werk, Berlin; Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; Centre d'art contemporain, Genève; Superstudio Piu, Milano; Phillips de Pury & Company, LondonThe Saints, and music & films by Amy Granat, with Fia Backstrom, Jutta Koether, Amy O'Neill, Mai-Thu Perret, Angel Turner,Emily Sundblad & Stefan Tcherepnin, Sketch, LondonA Spoken Word, (curated by Mathieu Copeland), Tranzitdisplay, Praha*Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprimé, Chatou, France*Abstraction étendue: Une scène romande et ses connexions, Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FranceDadadandy Boutique, Artprojx Space, London2007Ballet mécanique, Timothy Taylor Gallery, LondonA Spoken Word Exhibition, (curated by Mathieu Copeland), Performa, Swis Institute, New York*Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami*Black Noise: A Tribute to Steven Parrino, Mamco, GenèveLes artistes de la collection cahiers d'artistes, Série VI + VII, Fri-Art, FribourgIntrovert, Extrovert, Makes No Difference, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence*An Altas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, LisbonOpen and Shut, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago*00 - L'histoire d'une décennie qui n'est pas encore nommée, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon*Tomorrow, Sonjeart Center and Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea*Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South KoreaRadiant City, Cherry and Martin, Los AngelesPure Self Expression, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Overgaden Institut For Samtidskunst, CopenhagenAt Home in the Universe, (curated by John Armleder), Mongin Art Center, Seoul*Art en plein air - Motiers 2007, Val de Travers, Motiers, SwitzerlandTension; Sex; Despair-Who/So-What, (curated by Christian Egger), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien*Half Square Half Crazy, La Villa Arson, NiceWorker Drone Queen, Centre Culturel Suisse, ParisSpace is the Place, a project presented by DADADANDY, Ritter/Zamet, LondonEtats (faites-le vous-même)/Grown Your Own, a project by Peter Coffin, Palais de Tokyo, ParisBastard Creatures, Palais de Tokyo, Paris2006*Madame la baronne était plutôt maniérée, assez roccoco et totalement baroque - Volume 3, Centre d'art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire, Montreuil, FrancePiani Sospetti: Carsten Nicolai, Federico Pietrella, Mai-Thu Perret, Marcello Simeone, Mark Manders, Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea, FirenzeInterstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, ChicagoThe Gold Standard, P.S. 1 MoMA, Long Island City, NY*Lovely Shanghai Music, Team 404, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, ShanghaiConversation Pieces - Regard sur la collection du Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (Fmac), Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva*Shiny, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH*Modus, Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen*Unter 30 IV Kiefer Hablitzel, Centre Pasquart, Biel/Bienne*Bring the War Home, (curated by Drew Heitzler), Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY; QUED, Los Angeles*Visioni del paradiso, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, RomaThe Endless Summer, West London Projects, LondonObjets d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France*Again for Tomorrow, Royal College of Art Galleries, LondonHradacany, La Générale, Paris*Sublime Part II, Usine, Atelier 3ème étage, GenevaMadame la baronne était assez grotesque, plutôt rococo et totalement baroque - Acte I, Centre d'Art Mira Phalaina, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil, France*Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenden Wänden, Grazer Kunstverein, GrazNouvelles Collections: Edition 5, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne*Goshka Macuga: Sleep of Ulro, A-Foundation, Greenland Street, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, Artists Space, New YorkTbilissi 3: Let's Stay Alive Till Monday, Children National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia2005Geneve, artistes et créateurs d'aujourd'hui, Centre d'Art contemporain, Geneva*In The Poem About Love, You Don't Write The Word Love, CCA, Glasgow*Parallel Life (Paralleles Leben), Frankfurter Kunstverein, FrankfurtTbilisi 2, Wednesday calls the future, National Arts Center, Tbilisi, Georgia*NY TWICE, (curated by Fabrice Stroun), Air de Paris, Paris*Model Modernisms, (curated by Christian Rattemeyer), Artists Space, New YorkSituational Prosthetics, New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco2004None of the above, Swiss Institute, New York*YellowPages, Mamco, GenevaTuesday is gone, Tbilisi, Georgia*Fürchte Dich, Helmhaus, ZurichLeviathan under moon's influence, Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NYArchives. Generation Upon Generation, Year, Brooklyn, NYThe Age of Optimism, (curated by Fabrice Stroun), Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich2003*Form/Kontext/Troja, Secession, WienSocialism - A love letter, Fia Backström Productions, Brooklyn, NY*Fink Forward - The Collection/ Connection, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus*YellowPages, Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany; Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, SwitzerlandThe return of the creature, Künstlerhaus Thurn + Taxis, Bregenz, Austria2001Rock Paper Scissors, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern*Get Angry - Perspectives romandes 3, Espace Arlaud, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, LausanneWahrscheinlich (vraisemblablement), Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, LuxembourgThe New Domestic Landscape, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid2000Dr Wings, Air de Paris, ParisWhy can't monsters get along with other monsters, Galerie Francesca Pia, BernEtat des lieux #2, Préfiguration du Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ; Fri-Art, Fribourg Grants / Awards / Residencies 2011Zurich Art Prize, SwitzerlandManor Cultural Prize, Switzerland2008Prize of the Swiss Foundation for Graphic Arts, Switzerland2006Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, SwitzerlandSwiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland2004Swiss Federal Prize for Fine Arts, Switzerland