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The Truce
Solo exhibition at Gilda Lavia Gallery, Rome
Till 30 July 2022

Le Musée des Moulages
An installation by Sophie Delpeux and Marc Bauer. More information (in French)
From 3 June till 30 November, 2022

Davor · Darin · Danach
Group exhibition in the Aargauer Kunsthaus
Till 7 August 2022

01.06.2022 -
Gilda Lavia Gallery presents Marc's solo exhibition The Truce
The central theme of the exhibition is the body and its vulnerability. Presenting a series of new works created for the exhibition, Marc reflects on what are the strategies to protect the body, using symbolic elements of the past such as armor, the images we engrave on them and which have the role of talismans, and again to the symbolic images that we draw on our skin, images that will protect us, that will drive away the enemies and give us power.

Click on the image below to see a slide show of the exhibition.

Gilda Lavia Gallery. Photo Giorgio Benni
Installation view Gilda Lavia Gallery. Photo Giorgio Benni

11.05.2022 -
Davor · Darin · Danach - Die Sammlung im Wandel
The collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus is growing steadily and today consists of over 20,000 pieces of Swiss art dating from the 18th century to the present day.
The exhibition Davor · Darin · Danach offers glimpses into this extensive public collection of Swiss art and encourages encounters and new discoveries.

Opening May 14 from 17 h till 22 h
The exhibition runs from May 15 till August 7, 2022

Aargauer Kunsthaus
5001 Aarau

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19.04.2022 -
In solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, Cazul101 initiated the Stop War project.
They invited Nikita Kadan, Dan Perjovschi, Marc Bauer, SABA (Silvia Amancei and Bogdan Armanu), Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Adriana Preda, Vitaly Bespalov, Ștefan Sava and Ciprian Mureșan to take part in this project in order to raise money for the Ukrainians affected by this war.

Each artist reinterpreted the “Stop War” message in their own manner, the resulting artworks are available for sale starting April 14th.
The total amount raised will be donated to a humanitarian organisation that helps war victims in Ukraine.
This is an invitation to all those who oppose the Russian invasion and stand by the Ukrainians.

If you’re interested to acquire one or more pieces by these wonderful artists write an email to Robert Bajenaru of Cazul101.

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Installation view at Cazul 101. Photo Catalin Georgescu
Installation view at Cazul 101, photo Catalin Georgescu

14.03.2022 -
In March 2022 Marc made a research trip to Kinshasa for his participation in the Congo Biennale, 16 September till 23 October, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Biennale is themed The breath of the ancestors and will be held at different venues in Kinshasa. Marc was invited by Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo.

Click on the image below to see some impressions of the trip.

Kin Art/Studio
Click on the image to see some impressions of the trip

24.09.2021 -
See installation views of Marc's solo exhibition at Keteleer Gallery here.

28.07.2021 -
Guggenheim museum Bilbao audio guide to Marc's works in the Exhibition Los locos años veinte. Listen in Spanish

15.07.2021 -
Installation view of wall drawing and oil on canvas paintings in Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

13.07.2021 -
White Violence – on domination, displacement and populism
This monographic catalogue/artist book includes the work cycle Mal-Ȇtre / Performance. The work in this cycle started in 2018 and was show at Drawing Room, London. De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea and ended at the FRAC Auvergne.

EDITOR   Marc Bauer and Jean-Charles Vergne
LANGUAGE   French/English
FORMAT   24 × 30 cm
FEATURES   192 pages, hardcover
DESIGN   Vincent van der Marck
ISBN   978-2-907672-31-3
RELEASE   Febuary 2020
PRICE   € 19

Order at FRAC Auvergne and click on the image below to see some pages.

White Violence

25.05.2021 -
Now open till 13 June, L’État de la mer (Lame de fond, 2011-2020), solo exhibition at FRAC Auvergne

16.04.2021 -
The exhibition in the FRAC Auvergne is still closed but now you can visit the FRAC in virtual reality.
The experience is specially nice with a mobile phone. Click here to enter the show

17.03.2021 -
On the day the exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie reopens we present to you the new exhibition L’État de la mer (Lame de fond, 2011-2020) in Frac Auvergne. Since we don’t know when the exhibition will open we publish images and information on in the coming weeks.
L’État de la mer (Lame de fond, 2011-2020) is a continuation and addition to the Mal-Être / Performance exhibitions in Drawing Room, London and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.
The publication White Violence encapsulates the three exhibitions and the body of work Marc made in the past three years and is available from Frac Auvergne here

White Violence: an Index of Torture, charcoal on canvas, 2,80 m x 10,60 m, 2021. Installation view Frac Auvergne, photo Ludovic Combe

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24.02.2021 -
The publication accompanying The Blow-Up Regime exhibition presents the entire museum installation in detail.
To refine the themes covered by the exhibition it contains a conversation between Marc Bauer and Sibylle Berg, Thomas Kuratli / Pyrit shares an email from lockdown in Paris and also includes interviews with internet pioneer Alan Emtage and AI authority Luca Maria Gambardella.
Guido Faßbender wrote an extensive essay about this installation and work of Marc Bauer. Thomas Köhler wrote an introduction of this show and the work of Marc.

EDITOR   Marc Bauer and Berlinische Galerie
LANGUAGE   German/English
FORMAT   21 × 27 cm
FEATURES   208 pages, 13 color images and 101 b/w images, Hardcover
DESIGN   Vincent van der Marck
ISBN   978-3-95476-363-4
RELEASE   October 2020
PRICE   € 38

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22.02.2021 -
Pyrit composed the soundscape that accompanies Marc’s exhibition The Blow-Up Regime. The soundscape fills the museum's spaces and seems to move from work to work. Echoes of memories coming from the walls appear to make the works of the exhibition breath with slow deep breaths.

Drawn from his love of electronica, dark wave and kraut, Pyrit creates songs and soundscapes of a futuristic world. Desires, questions and anxiety melted together into one musical entity, into Pyrit’s own cosmos – a unique, experimental, electronic and dark Populärmusik.

The album The Blow-Up Regime is now available on BandcampSpotify and iTunes.

16.09.2020 -
Official film of the Prix Meret Oppenheim.

03.07.2020 -
Interview on SRF (Swiss radio and television). Additional text in German and images on the site of SRF.

01.07.2020 -
Untitled, Boy with Rabbit, pencil on paper, 2007

05.06.2020 -
Mi piace Commenta Condividi, A Rhetorical Figure, solo exhibition at the Istituto Svizzero, Milano.
From February 14 to March 21, 2020 Reopend from June 4 to July 24, 2020

16.05.2020 -
Short animation film The Artchitect, 27 minutes, 2012
See more clips here or write us at for more information and access to the full film.

17.02.2020 -
News item on the RTS evening news about the exhibition Mi piace Commenta Condividi, A Rhetorical Figure in Milan.
More information

25.01.2020 -
Marc Bauer: Mal Être / Performance, solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea.
From February 1 till November, 2020

03.12.2019 -
Marc Bauer wins the GASAG Kunstpreis 2020.

Marc Bauer: Mal Être / 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