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Urs Fischer

Switzerland 1973

Installation, Sculpture

www.ursfischer.com

Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer
Male
Switzerland
1973
December 19, 2016
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Although incredibly unique and unlike anything else present on the global scene, Urs Fischer’s work explores the most familiar genres of classical art history, investigating the fundamental assumptions of still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes and interiors. This author’s large–scale installations, cast sculptures and assemblages simultaneously posit and reference conventional genres whilst fusing them with unordinary characteristics[1]. By doing so, this artist from Switzerland sometimes even destroys the traditional authority of famous genres. From a materials standpoint, Fischer uses a wide range of supplies in order to achieve his creative goals. His pieces are constructed from a host of materials, from wood, clay and glass to found objects that pay homage to the early avant-garde. Besides exploring the boundaries of artistic expression, another one of Urs’ main aims is the spontaneous process of creating and destroying form.

People use books and they must be a small part of every gallery space
Urs Fischer – Untitled (Lampe Baer), 2005 – Image via sculptureiscool.com

The Road to Urs’ Mature Art

Born in the year of 1973, Urs Fischer was a second of two children to parents who were both doctors. Interested in photo-making practices from a young age, Urs began his artistic career in Switzerland where he studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung in Zurich. During these college days, Fischer supported himself by working as a bouncer at night clubs and house parties – one of the oddest features in an artist’s biography we’ve encountered so far. When he was nineteen years of age, Urs relocated to Amsterdam in order to pursue his early artistic goals. However, his first solo exhibition was held back in Zurich, a show that took place in the year of 1996. Such common travels and various homes certainly never became a stranger to Fischer who, during the course of his career[2], lived in London, Los Angeles and Berlin. Nowadays, he works in New York where studios with fellow artist Rudolf Stingel. Rather appropriately since his education was acquired in Zurich, Fischer’s art subversive approach to art is often considered to be influenced by anti-art movements such as the modern versions of the infamous Dada. Many have also connected this author’s work with the Situationist International and the group’s views on art and its varying roles.

Since 2015, books are no more used for contact information
Urs Fischer – Horses Dream of Horses, 2004 – Image via altervista.org

Fischer’s Artworks, Projects and Shows

Since the moment Fischer became a prominent figure of the world’s art scene in the mid-nineteen-nineties, he has produced an immense number of sculptures and huge, often room-size, installations. Many of these pieces and various projects have enjoyed great success from both the public and the critics. Just so you can get a taste of how Urs functions and thinks, we’ll mention a few of his most notable artworks and exhibitions. In his Untitled (Bread House) from 2005, Urs constructed a Swiss style chalet out of loaves of bread. Bad Timing, Lamb Chop! from 2004 featured a giant chair intersecting a half empty pack of cigarettes dramatically increased in size. Another charming piece of his is Untitled (Lamp/Bear) from 2005 – three 23-foot-tall and 20-ton bronze bears fused with generic and functional lamps that appear to spring right out of their heads. Ficher’s You[3] was a 2007 show at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in New York for which Fischer actually excavated the gallery’s main room! Other interesting shows of this author were Skinny Sunrise[4] which presented a survey of the artist’s oeuvre and Oscar the Grouch[5] which presented us with a surreal universe of dust bunnies magnified into landscapes. This playful and extremely original approach to art making is what differentiates Urs Fischer from virtually any other artist out there – he is singlehandedly returning our faith in the presence of originality in contemporary art. He is also proving that today’s art needs not to be minimalistic and repetitive to be appealing to the public. Furthermore, Urs manages to show us just how big a role does avant-garde and tradition play in our day and age which, as far as art department goes, is everything but emancipated from the history of art. Between that fact and the sheer joy of both viewing and experiencing his pieces, there is no reason why anyone should not hold Urs Fischer amidst the best authors in the Switzerland’s arsenal.

Urs Fischer enjoys challenging the conventional themes and genres of art history, exploring just how far a modern and anti-art approach can take him if he applies it in an original fashion

Swiss people use the small scale space in a gallery and museum for an exhibition
Urs Fischer – You, 2007 – Image via theredlist.com

All the Artistic Fronts of Urs Fischer

When his name came in line for featuring at the 2006 Biennial, the Whitney Museum described Urs Fischer’s artistic practices with the following statement: Founded on a consideration of the nature of substances, the act of making and the unpredictable processes that can result from combining the two. As one can expect from the Whitney Museum, this is, in fact, an extraordinary way of describing Urs and his art. Fischer’s work is truly able to explore many aspects of themes, genres, techniques and materials, starting with superficial details and ending with fundamental conceptual norms. Simultaneously, his art also manages to be extremely witty and entertaining to both the casual viewer and the seasoned pundit. All of these creative fronts must be challenging to cover at the same time, but Urs seems perfectly capable of managing such high standards despite the fact the audience constantly expects him to continue and challenge their mindsets over and over again.

This artist is represented by Gagosian Park & 75 New York, Gagosian West 24th Street New York, Gagosian Beverly Hills, Gagosian Britannia Street London and Gagosian West 21st Street New York.

Urs Fischer lives and works in New York City, United States.

References:

  1. McEwen, A., Urs Fischer: Beds and Problem Paintings, Gagosian / Rizzoli; First Edition, 2012
  2. Morgan, J., Fischer, U., Lehmann, U., Urs Fischer, Kiito-San, 2013
  3. Fischer, U., Urs Fischer: Yes, DESTE Foundation, Kiito-San, LLC, 2016
  4. Fischer, U., Matt, G., Urs Fischer: Skinny Sunrise, Kiito-San; Bilingual edition, 2012
  5. Fischer, U., Urs Fischer: Oscar the Grouch, Kiito-San/The Brant Foundation, 2013

Featured image: Urs Fischer – Photo of the artist – Image via purple.fr
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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2017Franz West ARTISTCLUB21er Haus, ViennaGroup
2017Juxtapoz x SuperflatVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2017Dancing with Myself - Selbstporträt und Selbsterfindung Werke aus der Sammlung PinaultMuseum Folkwang, EssenGroup
2016Urs Fischer - Battito Di CigliaMassimo De Carlo Milan, MilanSolo
2016Urs Fischer - Small AxeGarage Museum of Contemporary Art, MoscowSolo
2016Urs FischerGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2015Urs Fischer - FountainsGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2015Urs FischerThe Modern Institute, Glasgow, ScotlandSolo
2015Sadie Coles Hq-In-Residence: Urs Fischer T293 - Naples, NaplesSolo
2014 Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York Solo
2014 JulianKarma Amagansett NY Solo
2014 Sadie Coles HQ South Audley Street London Solo
2014 mermaid / pig / bro w/ hatGagosian Gallery at 104 Delancey Street New York Solo
2014 last supperGagosian Gallery at Park & 75 New York Solo
2014 Lever House Art Collection New York Solo
2014 Fierce Creativity: Artists for Peace and Justice PACE 32 East 57th Street New York: Group
2014 Horror Vacui Gagosian Gallery Athens: Group
2014 Le jardin décomposé / Decomposed Garden Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget Paris: Group
2014 A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture Phillips 30 Berkeley Square London Group
2014 Horror Vacui Gagosian Gallery Geneva: Group
2014 Gratwanderung: Kunst zwischen Schloss und Rebhaus landauf-bachab Uster Switzerland: Group
2014 Burning Down the House Gwangju Biennale Korea: Group
2014 ArtLovers: Histoires d’art dans la collection Pinault Grimaldi Forum Monaco: Group
2014 Joyride Marlborough Broome Street New York: Group
2014 The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre London: Group
2014 Group show curated by Urs Fischer Sadie Coles HQ South Audley Street London: Group
2014 In NO Time The Modern Institute Glasgow: Group
2014 An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget Paris: Group
2014 Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell Gstaad Switzerland: Group
2013Sadie Coles HQ London: Solo
2013Gagosian Gallery Rome: Solo
2013 YES Deste Foundation Project Space Slaughterhouse Solo
2013 Urs Fischer The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles: Solo
2013 A Place in Two Dimensions: A Selection from Colección Jumex Museo Jumex Mexico City: Group
2013 Somos Libres: The World of Contemporary Art through the Eyes of Mario Testino MATE Asociación Mario Testino LimaGroup
2013 Island Dairy Art Centre London: Group
2013 Station to Station Riverfront Studios Brooklyn New York; Group
2013 Van Gogh Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined Art Gallery of Western AustraliaGroup
2013 Body Pressure: Sculpture Since the 1960s Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Berlin: Group
2013 Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington: Group
2013 Crystal Maze IV – 1 + 2 + 3 = 3 Nouveau Festival Centre Georges Pompidou Paris: Group
2012 Tables Heads and Arms Gagosian Gallery at Eden Rock Gallery Solo
2012 Urs Fischer Festival d’Automne à Paris Cour Chimay and Chapelle des Petits Augustins École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Solo
2012 Madame Fisscher Palazzo Grassi Venice: Solo
2012 schmutz schmutz Gagosian Gallery Paris: Solo
2012 Beds & Problem Paintings Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills: Solo2
2012 Skinny Sunrise Kunsthalle Wien Vienna: Solo
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: Group
2012 Ensemble Galerie kreo Paris: Group
2012 Westbau Pool etc. Löwenbräu Kunst Zurich: Group
2012 Painting Now Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Group
2012 Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán—Tributes to Precarious Vitality Kunsthaus Zurich: Group
2012 Poule! Fundación/Colección Jumex Ecatepec Mexico: Group
2012 Micro mania Gagosian Gallery Paris: Group
2012 Inside a Book a House of Gold: Artists’ Editions for Parkett Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing: Group
2011 dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd (with Cassandra MacLeod) Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York: Solo
2011 Urs Fischer and Georg Herold The Modern Institute Glasgow: Solo
2011 Untitled (Lamp/Bear) Seagram Plaza New York: Solo
2011 Home Alone Sender Collection Miami: Group
2011 Now: obras de La Colección Jumex Hospicio Cabañas Guadalajara Mexico: Group
2011 In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal Middelburg The Netherlands: Group
2011 Artists for Haiti David Zwirner New York: Group
2011 Lustwarande 2011—Blemishes Park De Oude Warande Museum De Pont TilburgGroup
2011 Produced by Migros: Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel: Group
2011 Sculpture Now Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Group
2011 ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMInations Venice Biennale: Group
2011 The World Belongs to You Palazzo Grassi Venice: Group
2011 New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia: Group
2011 L’invention de l’oeuvre: Rodin et les ambassadeurs Musée Rodin Paris: Group
2011 Sympathy for the Devil Vanhaerents Art Collection Brussels: Group
2011 Kunstsammlung im Alpenhof Nr. 6: Kunstbetrieb Alpenhof St. Anton Switzerland: Group
2011 Don’t Do It Etc. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger Zurich: Group
2011 dwelling Marianne Boesky Gallery (uptown) New York: Group
2011 Modern British Sculpture Royal Academy of Arts London: Group
2011 8 ½ Fondazione Nicola Trussardi Stazione Leopolda FlorenceGroup
2010 Douglas Sirk Sadie Coles HQ 4 New Burlington Place London: Solo
2010 Oscar the Grouch The Brant Foundation Art Study Center Greenwich Connecticut: Solo
2010 Die Nase des Michelangelo / The Nose of Michelangelo Galerie Peter Kilchmann Marktgasse 4 Zurich: Group
2010 Divine Comedy Sotheby’s New York: Group
2010 Post Monument: XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara Carrara Italy: Group
2010 Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York: Group
2010 The New Décor Hayward Gallery London: 6/19/10 – 9/5/10 (traveled to Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Moscow: Group
2010 Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art Athens: Group
2010 High Ideals & Crazy Dreams Galerie Vera Munro Hamburg: Group
2010 Voici un dessin suisse (1990–2010) / Here Is a Swiss Drawing Musée Rath Geneva: Group
2010 Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection New Museum New York: Group
2009 Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty New Museum New York: Solo
2009 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: Solo
2009 Beg Borrow and Steal Rubell Family Collection Miami: Group
2009 Les enfants terribles Fundación/Colección Jumex Ecatepec Mexico: Group
2009 We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind Galerie Patrick Seguin Paris: Group
2009 Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin Italy: Group
2009 Precarious Form I / Prekäre Skulpturen Galerie Meyer Kainer Vienna: Group
2009 Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy Part 1) Burger Collection Zimmerstrasse 90–91Group
2009 200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa Japan: Group
2009 The living and the dead Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York: Group
2009 Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Venice: Group
2009 Magritte et la Lumière / Magritte and Light Almine Rech Gallery Brussels: Group
2009 Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978–2008 The Brant Foundation Art Study Center GreenwichGroup
2009 A Guest + A Host = A Ghost: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art Athens: Group
2009 Nothingness and Being Fundación/Colección Jumex Ecatepec Mexico: Group
2009 Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection The Museum of Modern Art New York: Group
2009 Saints and Sinners The Rose Art Museum Brandeis University WalthamGroup
2008 Blurry Renoir Debussy Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Solo
2008 Ombres New Galerie de France Paris: Group
2008 Open Plan Living ART TLV 08 Tel Aviv Museum of Art Israel: Group
2008 Archeology of Mind Malmö Konstmuseum Sweden: 9/14/08 – 11/9/08 (traveled to Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art VaasaGroup
2008 Château de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleau Château de Fontainebleau Fontainebleau France: Group
2008 An Unruly History of the Readymade Fundación/Colección Jumex Ecatepec Mexico: Group
2008 Sammlung / Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
2008 Tutti Frutti BASE / Progetti per l’arte Florence Italy: Group
2008 Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns? Tony Shafrazi Gallery New York: Group
2008 Blasted Allegories: Works from the Ringier Collection Kunstmuseum Luzern Lucerne Switzerland: Group
2008 God Is Design Galeria Fortes Vilaça São Paulo Brazil: Group
2008 Countdown CCS Galleries Bard College Annandale-on-HudsonGroup
2008 Schweiz über alles Fundación/Colección Jumex Ecatepec Mexico: Group
2007 Agnes Martin Regen Projects Los Angeles: Solo
2007 you Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York: Solo
2007 Uh… Sadie Coles HQ London: Solo
2007 large dark & empty Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Solo
2007 get up girl a sun is running the world (with Ugo Rondinone) Church San Stae Venice Biennale: Solo
2007 Cockatoo Island Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Sydney: Solo
2007 Euro-Centric Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection Rubell Family Collection Miami: Group
2007 Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century New Museum New York: Group
2007 Jubilee Exhibition House Eva Presenhuber Vnà Switzerland: Group
2007 The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone Palais de Tokyo Paris: Group
2007 00s: The history of a decade that has not yet been named Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art Lyon France: Group
2007 Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York: Group
2007 Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art Athens: Group
2007 Franz West: Soufflé eine Massenausstellung Kunstraum Innsbruck InnsbruckGroup
2007 Traum & Trauma: Werke aus der Sammlung Dakis Joannou Athen MUMOK and Kunsthalle Wien Vienna: Group
2007 The Hamsterwheel Tese della Nuovissima Arsenale di Venezia Venice: Group
2007 Domestic Irony: A Foray into Italy’s Private Collections Museion Bolzano Italy: Group
2007 Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection Palazzo Grassi Venice: Group
2007 Disorder in the House Vanhaerents Art Collection Brussels: Group
2006 Urs Fischer e Rudolf Stingel Galleria Massimo de Carlo Milan: Solo
2006 Oh. Sad. I see. The Modern Institute Glasgow: Solo
2006 Mary Poppins Blaffer Gallery The Art Museum of the University of Houston Texas: Solo
2006 Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Solo
2006 Paris 1919 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam: Solo
2006 The Studio The Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin: Group
2006 The François Pinault Collection a Post-Pop Selection Palazzo Grassi Venice: Group
2006 Defamation of Character P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Long Island City New York: Group
2006 Contrabando Galeria Luisa Strina São Paulo Brazil: Group
2006 The Vincent Award 2006 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Group
2006 Cinq milliards d’années (Five Billion Years) Palais de Tokyo Paris: Group
2006 Prints Sadie Coles HQ London: Group
2006 Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before Städtisches Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach Germany: Group
2006 Where Are We Going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection Palazzo Grassi Venice: Group
2006 Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
2006 Infinite Painting—Contemporary Painting and Global Realism Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art Codroipo Italy: Group
2006 Day for Night Whitney Biennial Whitney Museum of American Art New York: Group
2006 Collection 1 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam: Group
2005 Mr. Watson—Come Here—I Want to See You Hydra Workshop Greece: Solo
2005 Urs Fischer: Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Berlin: Solo
2005 Camden Arts Centre London: Solo
2005 Jet Set Lady Fondazione Nicola Trussardi Istituto dei Ciechi Milan: Solo
2005 Fig Nut & Pear Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York: Solo
2005 Schweizer Druckgraphik 1980–2005 Helmhaus Zürich: Group
2005 Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper Andrea Rosen Gallery New York: Group
2005 Goethe Abwärts—Deutsche Jungs Etc.: Works from the Falckenberg Collection Helsinki Art Museum Meilahti Finland: Group
2005 Ma Non Al Sud Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa Syracuse Italy: Group
2005 Closing Down Bortolami Dayan New York: Group
2005 Big Bang. Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art Centre Pompidou Paris: Group
2005 Put It In Your Mouth / I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune Rivington Arms New York: Group
2005 Bidibidobidiboo: Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin Italy: Group
2005 Material Time / Work Time / Life Time Reykjavik Art Museum Iceland: Group
2005 Swiss Made (The Art of Falling Apart): Works from the Hauser & Wirth Collection Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen (Amsterdam) The Netherlands: Group
2005 Universal Experience: Art Life and the Tourist’s Eye Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
2004 Elton John? Sadie Coles HQ London: Solo
2004 Feige Nuss und Birne Gruppe Österreichische Guggenheim, Vienna: Solo
2004 Kir Royal Kunsthaus Zürich: Solo
2004 Not My House Not My Fire Espace 315 Centre Pompidou Paris: Solo
2004 Central Station: Collection Harald Falckenberg La maison rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert Paris: Group
2004 Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik Kunsthalle Wien Vienna: Group
2004 Memorable Memory: Migros Museum Collection Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen St. Gallen Switzerland: Group
2004 Group Show Regen Projects Los Angeles: Group
2004 Monument to Now Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art Athens: Group
2004 L’Air du Temps—Collection Printemps/Été 2004 Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
2004 I Hate You: The Falckenberg Collection Meets Louisiana Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebæk Denmark: Group
2003 Portrait of a Single Raindrop Gavin Brown’s enterprise New York: Solo
2003 need no chair when walking Sadie Coles HQ London: Solo
2003 Silver Convention Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch Berlin: Group
2003 Unplugged Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea Trento Italy: Group
2003 Inaugural Group Exhibition GBE (Modern) New York: Group
2003 Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer Venice Biennale: Group
2003 Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
2003 Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse Kunsthalle Bremen Germany: Group
2003 Breathing the Water Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich: Group
2003 Durchzug / Draft: Zwanzig Jahre Stiftung Binz39 Kunsthalle Zürich: Group
2002 What should an Owl do with a Fork Santa Monica Museum of Art California: Solo
2002 Mystique Mistake The Modern Institute Glasgow: Solo
2002 Bing Crosby Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin: Solo
2002 poT: An Exhibition of Contemporary Pottery The Independent Liverpool England: Group
2002 Exile on Main Street New International Cultural Center (NICC) Antwerp: Group
2002 The Object Sculpture Henry Moore Institute Leeds England: Group
2002 My head is on fire but my heart is full of love Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen: Group
2002 The House of Fiction Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise St. Gallen Switzerland: Group
2002 Lowland Lullaby: Ugo Rondinone with John Giorno and Urs Fischer Swiss Institute New York: Group
2002 Tomorrow’s Fish and Chips Autocenter Berlin: Group
2001 Mastering the Complaint Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber Zurich: Solo
2001 walcheturm 00/07: mind-sediments Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich: Group
2001 Squatters Museu Serralves Porto Portugal: Group
2001 Ziviler Ungehorsam—Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Falckenberg Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover Germany Group
2001 Enduring Love Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. New York: Group
2000 Cappillon—Urs just does it for the girls (with Amy Adler) Delfina London: Solo
2000 The Membrane—and why I don’t mind bad-mooded People Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam: Solo
2000 Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days and 6 1/2 Domestic Pairs Project (with Keith Tyson) Kunsthaus Glarus Switzerland: Solo
2000 Without a Fist—Like a Bird Institute of Contemporary Arts London: Solo
2000 Let’s Be Friends Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
2000 Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence Manifesta 3 European Biennial of Contemporary Art Ljubljana, Slovenia: Group
2000 Sammlung 1. The Oldest Possible Memory Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise St. Gallen Switzerland: Group
1999 Espressoqueen—Worries and other stuff you have to think about before you get ready for the big easy Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber Zurich: Solo
1999 Drawings Sommer Contemporary Art Tel Aviv Group
1999 PEACE Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
1999 Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst Kunsthalle Zürich: Group
1999 Pizzeria Sehnsucht (with Marko Lehanka) Ateliers du FRAC des Pays de la Loire Saint-Nazaire France: Group
1999 Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
1999999 Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino Bellinzona Switzerland: Group
1999 Le repubbliche dell’arte Palazzo delle Papesse Sienna Italy: Group
1999 Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
1999 Holding Court Entwistle Gallery London: Group
1998 Morning Glory. De Ateliers 1993–1997 De Ateliers Amsterdam: Group
1998 Ironisch/Ironic Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich: Group
1997 Hammer Galerie Walcheturm Zurich: Solo
1997 été 97 Centre d’édition contemporaine (formerly Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain) Geneva: Group
1997 Guarene arte 97 Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin Italy: Group
1997 Dokumentation Hotel Zurich Group
1996 Frs Uischer Galerie Walcheturm Zurich Solo
1995 Die Grosse Zürcher Ausstellung Kunsthaus Örlikon Zurich Group
1995 Calypso (with Antonietta Peeters and Avery Preesman) Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam: Group
1995 Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger des Eidgenössischen Wettbewerbs für freie Kunst Kunsthaus Glarus Switzerland: Group
1995 Karaoke 444&222 too South London Gallery London: Group
1995 Assistent (with Maurus Gmür) Stiftung Binz39 Zurich: Group