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1985born on 13th of August in Basel, Switzerland


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHDK),

graduated 2011

Lives and works in Berlin and Zurich



Solo Exhibitions (selection)


MoMA PS1, Public School One: Reinvestigating Education (with Jenny Schlenzka), New York

The Modern Institute, Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri& (with Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin), Glasgow

The Hepworth-Wakefield Museum, Leeds (with Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin)

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zürich


Kunsthalle Zürich, NO; NO; H, Zürich

The Power Station, Drip Event, (with Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin), Dallas

The Green Gallery, talktalktalk (with Kaspar Müller), Milwaukee


Kunsthalle Bern, TCCA NEW THEATER 2012-2013 APN Research あぷん

autoslides #1–3 shindisi home videos the deleted scene a fanzine as a 

museum / a museum as a fanzine cut-out bin / apnegative sci-fi sounds 

from the alienated kitchen OOO &&& LLL hc r 1,

curated by Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti, Bern

Hong Kong Art Fair, Art Futures, (with Emanuel Rossetti)

Tomorrow Gallery, Tomorrow, Toronto

Karma International, Feedback, Zürich

Sammlung Haubrok, Fatuma Osman, Berlin


The Vanity, Los Angeles

Tongewölbe T23, Ingolstadt


Haus Konstruktiv, Drawings, Zürich

Frieze Art Fair, Solo Presentation at Frame, London

Kunstverein München, DO IT TO DO IT, München

Kunst Raum Riehen, Aeurasia, Riehen

Swiss Institute, Hydrate + Perform / Yes I Can! The Movie: A Preview, New York


Karma International, That Leaf! That Mushroom! That Palm Tree! (with Ida Ekblad), Zürich

Cardenas Bellanger, Yes I Can!, Paris


galerie du jour agnès b., Yes I Can!, Paris



Group Exhibitions (selection)

2014Filipino Art Museum, The Gift, New York

Mathew Gallery, The November Issue, Berlin

Fridericianum, Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Kassel

New Theater, Farming in Europe, Berlin

Carnegie Muesum of Art, CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL, Pittsburgh

Kraupa-Tuscany Gallery, Liquid Autist, Berlin

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Homes and Gardens, Los Angeles

Metro Picture Gallery, Noa Noa, New York

New Galerie, Rematerialized, Paris

Arnolfini, Version Control, curated by Axel Wieder, Bristol

Guggenheim Museum, Deftig Barock, Bilbao

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Hotel Abisso, Geneva

Fridericianum, Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Kassel


Leslie Park Pool, Project: Lido, cur. by Amanda Donnan, Pittsburgh

1m3, Cluster, Lausanne

Kunsthaus Zürich, Deftig Barock, Zurich

HEAD, A strangely luminous bubble, cur. by Marta Riniker-Radich, Geneve

Bass Museum, Unnatural, Miami Beach

Joshua Tree, Amy & Wendy Yaos Art Swap Meet, California 

Times, A Hanging at Times: Tobias Madison & Emanuel Rossetti, Berlin

Instituto Svizzero, A CUP FUL SKUL, cur. by Fluck/Paulus, Milan

Praz-Dellavalade, Shake'n'Bake, Paris

Frieze Projects, New York


Ooga Booga, Crepe de Chine, curated by Pentti Monkkonen, Los Angeles

1m3, Performance:TCCA, Gutai Home Videos, Celebratory Feeback & more, Lausanne

Lynden Sculpture Garden, Dressing the Monument, curated by Piper Marshall & John Riepenhoff, Milwaukee

Blum & Poe, Glee, Los Angeles

Kunsthaus Graz, Vermessung der Welt, Graz (catalogue)

Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Corso Multisala, curated by Tobias Madison & Emanuel Rossetti, Kopenhagen

EWZ-Werk, Platform 10, Zurich

Joshua Tree, Amy & Wendy Yaos Art Swap Meet, California 

Tanya Leighton, The Confidence Man, Berlin

Rubell Collection, How Soon Now, Miami


Kunsthalle Basel, The Village Cry, Basel

Johann Berggren Gallery, Suppose it is true after all? What then? Matthias Faldbakken,

Tobias Madison & Ryan Trecartin, curated by Asgeir Skotnes, Malmö

The Institute of Social HypocracyTurbo Propscurated by Oliver Laric, Paris

Kunsthaus Glarus, Of Objects, Fields and Mirrorscurated by Daniel Baumann and Maja Wismer, Glarus

The Modern Institute, On Publications, Portraits, Public Art and  Performance,

curated by Daniel Baumann, Glasgow

Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Mike, Alec or Rufus?” (“Tom, Dick or  Harry”), Vienna

Karma International, Quick Brown Fox and Lazy DogZürich


Tbilisi 6, Never on Sunday, curated by  Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi

Karma International, Melodies and Rocks / Copyright, Zurich

New Jerseyy, Arguments & Compliments, Basel

Zoo Galerie, Une exposition de peinture, curated by Aude Launay, Nantes

The Ettore Sottsass Museum, The World is our Culture, Zurich

Galerie Nicolas Krupp, HAW-LIN, Basel

Centre Georges Pompidou, Video Presentation, Paris

Raster, Event Horizon, curated by Karma International, Warsaw

Istituto Svizzero, The Swisscube, curated by Salvatore Lacagnina, Rome

Karma International, Prose pour des Esseintes, Zürich

Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Regionale 9, curated by Annette Amberg,

Roos Gortzak and Adam Szymczyk, Basel


Schalter, Hyper: Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti and Vittorio Brodmann, Basel

Vrits, Season Opening, Basel

Centre Culturel Suisse, Video Presentation, Paris

Kunsthalle Basel, Regionale 8, curated by Adam Szymczyk and Simone

Neuenschwander, Basel


Tbilisi 4: Everyday is Saturday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi

Art Basel 38, Nieves and Used Future Zine Store, Ecart, Basel





New Jerseyy with Daniel Baumann, Tobias Madison and Dan Solbach, Basel.

Used Future founded by Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rosetti and Dan Solbach, Basel.

APNews, Zurich




3 Month Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site


The Most Beautiful Swiss Books for: Tobias Madison, Drawings

Award of the Swiss Graphic Society (SGG)


Iaab Travel Grant


Travel Grant, Basler Kunstverein