Marc Bauer receives the GASAG Kunstpreis 2020
The award initiated by GASAG will be presented in September 2020 for the sixth time in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie
Solo exhibition Mal Ȇtre / Performance
1 February – 10 May 2020, De La Warr Pavilion, Brexhill.
The exhibition shows a new body of work commissioned jointly by Drawing Room, London and De La Warr Pavilion and is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery.
Solo exhibition at the Istituto Svizzero Milano
14 February - 21 March 2020
Group exhibition Schall und Rauch, curated by Cathérine Hug
24 april – 19 July 2020 at the Kunsthaus Zürich.
The 1920s were a decade of both progression and backlash. The exhibition places the movements of this decade in dialogue, shedding light on the stylistic heterogeneity of those transformative years.
Solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie
September 2020
Solo exhibition at the FRAC Auvergne
October 2020

Marc Bauer: Mal Ȇtre / Performance, solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea.
From February 1 to May 10, 2020

Marc Bauer: Mal Ȇtre / Performance, article in The Fourdrinier, October 2019.

Mal-Être / Performance, solo exhibition at Drawing Room, London.
From September 13 to November 17, 2019

AAAARGH!!! Do you see my rage!... A Recollection of Desire and Annihilation
Detail, 2019. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Group exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich.
From August 31 to November 10, 2019

Exhibition view Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, photo: Lorenzo Pusterla
United by AIDS, group exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich.
From August 31 to November 10, 2019

Affecting, group exhibition at Gilda Lavia gallery, Rome. with Marc Bauer, Gabriella Ciancimino and Oscar Giaconi.
From July 1 to September 27 2019

White Violence: an Index of Torture, 2019, wall drawing, charcoal, 8,58 meter by 3,39 meter
From July 5 to September 15 at Chapelle Sainte-Tréphine, Pontivy.

White Violence: an Index of Torture, 2019, wall drawing, charcoal, 8,58 meter by 3,39 meter
From July 5 to September 15 at Chapelle Sainte-Tréphine, Pontivy.

Group exhibition from 28.02.2019 till 13.04.2019 in the Athens Conservatoire. Organized by The Schwarz Foundation and curated by Katerina Gregos

Photography: Joachim Werkmeister.
Les Trépassés, wall drawing, charcoal on wall, 4,70m x 16,40m, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann.
Auto fictions – Contemporary drawing from 17 November 2018 till 24 February 2019. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen.

Series of drawings, detail, 2018

Marc Bauer's mural at Museum Folkwang Essen, 2014

Marc Bauer at the 21st Biennale of Sydney, curated by artistic director Mami Kataoka
From 16 March till 11 June 2018, works of 70 artists and artist collectives will be shown in different locations around Sydney.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Bauer presents a commisioned installation featuring Arsenal, Shipyard, Brest, Brittany, France, 2018, a site-specific wall drawing, alongside A Brief History of Emancipation, 2018, a series of works on paper, and Diary, Madam F.C., 2017, sixty pieces of hand-made faience.

Bauer’s installation is inspired by interviews conducted in Quimper and Brest, two towns located in Brittany, France. Bauer spoke to women who worked at a naval shipyard, a fish processing plant, and a ceramics factory and painting atelier, from 1960 to 1990; places of employment where the workforce was largely dominated by men.
The ceramic installation relates a fictional narrative about a woman who worked in a shipyard in Brest – a location well known for the construction of French Army warships. Bauer has hand-painted the pots, plates and other ceramic objects with monochromatic images and text that reveal intimate vignettes of everyday domesticity. The accompanying works on paper and site-specific wall drawing provide context derived from the lives of the women Bauer interviewed; articulating their struggle for emancipation and better working conditions.

Bauer uses found images as a starting point for drawings realised as site-specific installations that combine works on paper with illustrations rendered directly onto the walls of the gallery space. While Bauer may take inspiration from a photograph of a historical event, a film still, or an image found on the internet, his drawings are not an exact replication or facsimile. Rather than duplicating a photograph, Bauer instead develops it into something else. Drawing from memory, he creates a world complete with fictional characters and narratives, embedding them in a familiar representation; allowing the viewer to witness an alternative existence through the subjective lens of his own experience.

Text by the Biennale of Sydney

Marc Bauer at the 21st Biennale of Sydney. 16 March - 11 June 2018

AVONDLAND. Solo exhibition at Deweer Gallery: 07 FEBRUARY - 11 MARCH 2018

Article in French: October 2017, article in Le Temps

Article: September 2017, article on

Solo exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann
An unser Schicksal von Heute und Morgen
Opening February 24, 2017

Image copyrights, Francisco Paco Carrascosa and the city of Zurich
Wall drawings for Kunst am Bau at Triemli hospital Zurich.

Marc Bauer

Galerie Peter Kilchmann Marc Bauer exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann artist Marc Bauer's biography at Galerie Peter Kilchmann