Biography

Education

1999
MSci Arch ETHZ
1996
Rhode Island School of Design, studies in architecture
1995
Zurich Conservatory, Studies in Computer Music
1994
ETH Zurich, studies in architecture

Solo shows

2015
Indexes, Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zurich, CH
2014
unknown Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, CH (cat.)
2013
Peripheral Vision 49 Nord 6 Est — Frac Lorraine, Metz, F
Chance Encounters of Happenstance and Negative Entropy Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, I
2012
Antichthon – A Possibly Discredited Theory, and Thus a Paradise Less, Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zurich, CH
2010
Earth Extremes, IG Halle Kunst(zeug)haus Rapperswil, CH (cat.)
2006
Erdkrümmung, Museum of Fine Art, Bern, CH
2004
Larger Earth, Swiss Pavillion 9. Biennale d'Architettura Venezia, I (cat.)
2003
Globus Cassus, Ursula Wiedenkeller Gallery, Zurich, CH

Group shows (selection)

2016
Nuit Blanche Monaco
Art Genève, curated section, Geneva, CH
2015
L'Hospice des Mille Cuisses CAN, Neuchâtel, CH
2014
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Cochin, India
Ostrale / Spartnic, Dresden D
Bex & Arts, parc de Szilassy, Bex CH
2013
Le Principe Galapagos Palais de Tokyo, Paris, F
Babel — There's a heaven above you,Kunstmuseum Olten, CH
Free Enterprise, California Museum of Photography, Riverside/Los Angeles, CA, USA
2012
Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, CH
Nach Solaris, Hospiz Galerie/Kunstvilla, Bregenz, AUT
a.i.r.5 – artists in residence, Substitut, Berlin, D
Fil Rouge, Galerie Mayhaus Ilja & René Steiner, Erlach, CH
2011
Brachland 1, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, CH
52.5293°N, 13.3964°E, Substitut, Berlin, D
Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basel, CH (cat.)
Space. About a dream, Kunsthalle Wien, AUT (cat.)
2010
Kunststipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus, Zurich, CH
2009
L’attraction de l’espace, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, F
Werkbeiträge Bildende Kunst Kanton Zürich, F+F, Zurich, CH
2008
Kunststipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus, Zurich, CH
2007
Nature Design, Museum for Design Zurich, Zurich, CH (cat.)
2006
Downloads from Future, Kunsthalle Winterthur, CH
The World in a City, London Architekturbiennale, UK
Downloads from Future, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, EGY
Real Fantasies — Young Swiss Photography, Museum of Photography Winterthur, CH (cat.)
Uchronies et autres Fictions FRAC Lorraine, Metz, F (cat.)
2005
Werkbeiträge Bildende Kunst Kanton Zürich, F+F, Zurich, CH
2004
grey–blue–orange, Anciens Abbatoirs, Pau, F
Mezzo Cielo, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, I (cat.)
2003
7×3, Kunsthalle Berne, CH
Wohnträume – Wohnräume, Museum of Design Zurich, CH (cat.)
Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basle, CH (cat.)
2002
Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basle, CH (cat.)
1996
!Hello_World?, Museum of Design Zurich, CH

Awards and grants

2011
Swiss Art Award
Bronze medal Best designed Book from all over the World, for Earth Extremes
The Most beautiful Swiss Books of the year 2010 for Earth Extremes
2009
Canton Zurich Art Grant
2005
Canton Zurich Art Grant
Gold medal Best designed Book from all over the World, for Globus Cassus
The Most beautiful Swiss Books of the year 2004 for Globus Cassus
Pro Helvetia Grant for Study trip to Japan
2003
Swiss Art Award
2002
Swiss Art Award

Residencies

2012
Berlin, D
2005
Stockholm, S (UBS Kulturstiftung Grant)
2003–04
Swiss Institute Rome, I

Committees

2012–15
Co-Chair Topical Team Art & Science, European Space Agency (ESA)

Collections

2016
City of Zurich Art Collection
Art Collection City of Geneva
2015
Canton Zurich Art Collection
2013
Collection Bank Julius Bär
2012
Canton Zurich Art Collection
2008
Graphic Collection Museum of Design Zurich
2006
Collection Museum of Fine Arts Berne
Collection Schweizerische Mobiliar
2004
Swiss Federal Art Collection

Publications

2014
Christian Waldvogel. Unknown — The Orders of Randomness, exhibition catalogue, Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, edited by Helmhaus Zurich. Essays by Christian Waldvogel, Jörg Heiser, Daniel Morgenthaler and conversations with Jack van Loon, Ben Moore, Jakob Pernthaler and Jean Pierre de Vera.
2011
Space. About a Dream, exhibition catalogue, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg
Utopia Forever, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
2010
Earth Extremes, Monography, Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, edited by Jacqueline Burckhardt, Christian Waldvogel and Jonas Voegeli, Texts by Christian Waldvogel and Jörg Heiser
Space from Space 1–3, in Experiments, gta institute ETHZ, Jovis Verlag Berlin
2007
Nature Design, exhibition catalogue, Lars Müller Publishers
1001 Nacht. Wege ins Paradies, Verlag Philip von Zabern
2006
Real Fantasies – Young Swiss Photography, exhibition catalogue, Christoph Merian Verlag
Uchronies et autres Fictions, exhibition catalogue, Editions FRAC Lorraine
2004
Globus Cassus, Monography, on the occasion of the exhibition at the Swiss Pavillion Architecture Biennial Venice, Lars Müller Publishers, Texts by Christian Waldvogel, Boris Groys, Claude Lichtenstein and Michael Stauffer
2001
A piece of Earth moved to the Sky, in Susanne Bieri, Walther Fuchs (Ed.): Building for Books, Birkhäuser Verlag

Lectures (Selection)

2013
UC Santa Barbara, USA
University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, LI
Berne School of Architecture, Burgdorf, CH
2012
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, D
ESA–ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL
2011
FriArt, Fribourg Kunsthalle, CH
Wiels Center for contemporary art, Brussels, B
2010
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, CH

Media coverage (Selection)

2014
Art Review, 03.2014
PDF: CW_ArtReview-03-2014.pdf
2012
Kunstbulletin 10.2012
PDF: CW_Kunstbulletin_10-2012.pdf
2011
Newspaper Interview: Und zuhinterst liegt der Urknall, Manisha Jothardy, Wiener Zeitung, 01.04.2011
PDF: cwa_WZ110401_013_4c.pdf
Radio: Robert Schimke, Deutschlandfunk, 04.04.2011
2010
TV: Kulturplatz Swiss National Television SFTV, 23.06.2010
Radio: Echo der Zeit, Swiss National Radio DRS1, 20.07.2010
Newspaper: Stillstand bei 1158km/h, Caspar Schärer, Tages-Anzeiger 26.07.2010
Blog: Digital Brainstorming, Villö Huszai, 23.08.2010
2005
Blog: Der Demiurg als Netzkunstpirat, Villö Huszai, Regioartline No. 9/10 2005
Newspaper Interview: Bauen, nicht Basteln, Markus Hofmann, NZZ 19.07.2005
Magazine Portrait: Der Weltvergrösserer, Mark van Huisseling, MINI International: Zürich, #1/2005
General media coverage: Titan Panorama (Seven Years From Here), published in more than 30 media: The London Times, Nature, New Scientist, USA Today, Der Spiegel, The Economist, Discovery Channel, Jornal do Brasil, Ciel et Espace, Danish Berlingske Tigende etc.
2004
Newspaper Portrait: Spielplatz für die Entwicklung von Ideen, Oliver Meiler, Tages Anzeiger 19.08.2004
Verschiedene Artikel über Globus Cassus in der Internationalen Tages- und Fachpresse

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