Marc wins the GASAG Art Prize 2020


The award initiated by GASAG will be presented in September 2020 for the sixth time in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie

REOPENED!!


Mal Être / Performance
Till November 2020, De La Warr Pavilion, Brexhill.

Group exhibition in Zurich


Schall und Rauch
3 July – 11 October 2020 at the Kunsthaus Zürich

The Blow-Up Regime


Solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie
OPENING 9 September 2020
marc bauer   biography 



The Blow-Up Regime, Parade, color pen and pencil on paper, 42 cm × 30 cm, 2020




5 minute film by James Cosens about the exhibiton Marc Bauer: Mal Être / Performance at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea.




Official trailer of the Prix Meret Oppenheim.




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




Untitled, Boy with Rabbit, pencil on paper, 2007





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



Short animation film The Artchitect, 27 minutes, 2012
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News item on the RTS evening news about the exhibition Mi piace Commenta Condividi, A Rhetorical Figure in Milan.
More information
Monday Febuary 17, 2020





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





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.





ANATOMY OF POLITICAL MELANCHOLY
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 Phaidon.com







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.



















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Galerie Peter KilchmannPrix Meret Oppenheim, Schweizer Grand Prix Kunst, Grand Prix Suisse d’Art Marc Bauer exhibition at Galerie Peter Kilchmann artist Marc Bauer's biography at Galerie Peter Kilchmann