1973, born in Zurich, Switzerland
Studied Photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Visited de Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artist in residence, Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK

Lives and works in New York/NY, USA

ursfischer.com

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Madame Fisscher, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
schmutz schmutz, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
Urs Fischer, Deste Foundation, Hydra, Greece
Skinny Sunrise, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Beds & Problem Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills/CA, USA

2011

dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd, Urs Fischer, Cassandra MacLeod, Gavin Brown’s enterprise,
New York/NY, USA
Urs Fischer: and Georg Herold, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Fondazione Trussardi, Florenz, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Untitled (Lamp/Bear), Seagram Plaza, New York, USA

2010

Douglas Sirk, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Oscar the Grouch, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich/CT, USA
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2009

Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty, New Museum, New York, USA
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, Norway

2008

Blurry Renoir Debussy, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2007

You, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Uh..., Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain
Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney, Australia
Get up girl a sun is running the world, Church San Stae, Venice, 52nd Venice Biennale (with Ugo Rondinone), Venice, Italy
Large, dark & empty, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Agnes Martin, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA

2006

Urs Fischer e Rudolf Stingel, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Paris 1919, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Mary Poppins, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston/TX, USA
Oh. Sad. I see., The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

2005

Fig, Nut & Pear, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Jet Set Lady, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Camden Arts Center, London, Great Britain
Urs Fischer: Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Mr. Watson --- Come Here --- I Want to See You, Hydra Workshops, Hydra, Greece

2004

Elton John?, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain
Not My House Not My Fire, 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Kir Royal, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Feige, Nuss und Birne, Gruppe Oesterreichische Guggenheim, Vienna, Austria

2003

Portrait of a Single Raindrop, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Need no chair when walking, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain

2002

What should an Owl do with a Fork, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Project Room, Santa Monica/CA, USA
Mystique Mistake, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Bing Crosby, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2001

Mastering the Complaint, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2000

Cappillon—Urs just does it for the girls, (with Amy Adler), Delfina, London, Great Britain
Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days and Domestic Pairs Project, (with Keith Tyson), Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
The Membrane – and why I don’t mind bad-mooded People, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Without a Fist - Like a Bird, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, Great Britain

1999

Espressoqueen – Worries and other stuff you have to to think about before you get ready for the big easy, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

1997

Hammer, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

1996

Frs Uischer, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland


Group Exhibitions

2012

Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

2011

ILLUMInazioni/ILLUMInations, The 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Lustwarande 2011 – Blemishes, Museum de Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands
New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Chefs d'oeuvre: Rodin et les ambassadeurs, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
DWELLING, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Modern British Sculpure, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Voici un dessin suisse (1990-2010), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
8 1/2, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Frienze, Italy
Investigation of a dog. Works from the FACE collection, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

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 New Décor, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Skin Fruit. Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York/NY, USA
Voici und dessin suisse, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greek
“High Ideals & Crazy Dreams,” Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

2009

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami/FL, USA
Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami/FL, USA
Les enfants terribles, Galeria de Fundación Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Investigations of a Dog. Works from the FACE Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
The living and the dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York/NY, USA
Urs Fischer, Mark Handforth og Georg Herold, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Russia
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Punta della Dogana, Venice Italy
Precarious Form I / Prekäre Skulpturen, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
The living and the dead, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York USA
La maison rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Magritte et la Lumière, Almine Rech Brussels, Belgium
Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham/MA, USA
A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection - Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Nothingness and Being, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
Saints and Sinners, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts/MA, USA

2008

Château de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York/NY, USA (a show conceived by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown)
Jumex Collection, Ecatepec, Mexico
Archeology of Mind, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
Ombres, New Galerie de France, Paris, France
ART TLV 08 / Helena Rubinstein Pavilion and Yaacob Garden,Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Archeology of Mind, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Greece
Archeology of Mind, Malmö konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Open Plan Living, ART TLV 08, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Sammlung / Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Tutti Frutti, Base / Progetti per l’arte, Florence, Italy
The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Countdown, Hessel Museum of Art & Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson/NY, USA
God is Design, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brasil (curated by Neville Wakefield)
Schweiz über alles, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

2007

Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami/FL, USA
Unmonumental: The Art Object In The 21st Century, New Museum, New York/NY, USA
Hamsterwheel, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
The Third Mind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Ugo Rondinone)
9e Biennale de Lyon 2007, La biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Franz West - Souffle, eine Massenausstellung, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Vienna
Traum and Trauma. Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Hamsterwheel Venice, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Domestic Irony, Museion, Bozen, Italy
00s: The history of a decade that has not yet been named, Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Sequence 1, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Hamsterwheel, Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Hamsterwheel, Festival Printemps De Septembre, Contemporary Art Festival, Toulouse, France
Jubilee Exhibition, House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Switzerland

2006

The Studio, The Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin, Ireland
Big Bang, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Defamation of Character, P.S.1 MoMA, New York/NY, USA
Contrabando, Galleria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brasil
The Studio , Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
The Francois Pinault Collection - A Post-Pop selection - Palazzo Grassi, The Francois Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
The Vincent 2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cinq milliards d’ années, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Summer Show 2006, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain
Goethe abwärts - deutsche Jungs etc., Mönchehaus-Museum Goslar, Goslar, Germany
Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Where are we going?, selection from the François Pinault Collection, The Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Infinite Painting – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano-Codroipo, Udine, Italy
Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Great Britain
Day for Night, Whitney Biennial 2006, New York/NY, USA
Collection, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection 1, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005

Schweizer Druckgraphik 1980 - 2005, Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Goethe Abwärts – Deutsche Jungs etc. - Meilahti Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ma Non Al Sud, Gallerie Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Siracusa, Italy
Big Bang. Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
(Swiss Made) The Art of Falling Apart, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen-Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Sammlung Hauser & Wirth (Swiss Made) The Art of Falling Apart, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Put It In Your Mouth / I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York/NY, USA
Closing Down, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York/NY, USA
Bidibidobidiboo: Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Material Time / Work Time / Life Time, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago/IL, USA
Urs Fischer, Modern Institute Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

2004

Central Station, Collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Realismus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Die Künstlereditionen des Kunstmuseums Luzern, Kunstmuseum Luzerne, Luzerne, Switzerland
MEMORABLE MEMORY, Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Group Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
L’ Air du Temps – Collection Printemps/Été 2004, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Urs Fischer / Koo Jeong-A, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France

2003

Silver Convention, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
Unplugged, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Game over, Galerie Grimm & Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
50. Biennale di Venezia, Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship, Venice, Italy
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Breathing the Water, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Durchzug-Draft, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

2002

Exile on Main Street, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
The Object Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Great Britain
My head is on fire but my heart is full of Love, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lowland Lullaby (with Ugo Rondinone John Giorno), Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2001

walcheturm 00.07: mind-sediments, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Squatters, Ocupacoes, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Ziviler Ungehorsam, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Enduring Love, Klemes Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York/NY, USA

2000

Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Manifesta 3, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth (1). The Oldest Possible Memory, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Let’s Be Friends, migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1999

Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Pizzeria Sehnsucht (with Marko Lehanka), Ateliers du FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France
999, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Le repubbliche dell’arte, Palazzo delle Pappesse, Siena, Italy
Holding Court, Entwistle Gallery, London, Great Britain
Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Peace, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1998

ironisch/ironic, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Morning Glory. De Ateliers 1993–1997, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997

Dokumentation, Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland
Guarene arte 97, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Torino, Italy
Été 97, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1995/96

Calypso (with Antonietta Peeters and Avery Preesman), Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995

Assistent (with Maurus Gmür), Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland
Karaoke 444&222 too, South London Gallery, London, Great Britain
Bundesstipendianten, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland


Awards and grants

1999

Providentia-Preis, Young Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Bundesamt für Kultur, Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1997

Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium, Switzerland

1995

Bundesamt für Kultur, Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland