Christoph Büchel

Born in Basel, Switzerland, 1966


Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Supercopy – World Copy’, Mannheim, Germany
S.M.A.K. The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Verlust der Mitte. Curated by Christoph Büchel’, Ghent, Belgium

Kunstmuseum Basel, ‘Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016’, Basel, Switzerland
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Ideologue’, Salt Lake City/UT
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, ‘Money, Good and Evil: A Visual History of the Economy’, Baden-Baden, Germany
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, ‘Thinking Outside the Box: The Museum Haus Konstruktiv Collection (1986 – 2016) and Guest Interventions’, Zurich, Switzerland

56th Biennale di Venezia, Icelandic Pavillion, Venice, Italy
Kunsthaus Zurich, ‘EUROPE The Future of History’, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zurich, ‘Sense Uncertainty: A Private Collection’, Zurich, Switzerland
The Lowry, ‘Extraordinary: Everyday objects & actions in contemporary art’, Manchester, United Kingdom
Museion, ‘Collecting for Tomorrow: New Works at Museion’, Bolzano, Italy

MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia
K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, ‘Unter der Erde’, Dusseldorf, Germany

MARTa Herford, ‘Showing its colors. What makes art’, Herford, Germany
Musée Rath, ‘M Selection. Collection du Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst’, Geneva, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Home! Sweet Home!’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Swiss Institute, ‘A Sunday in the Mountains’, New York, New York
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Economics in Art’, Krakow, Poland
Centre Pompidou-Metz, ‘Vues d’en haut (Views from Above)’, Metz, France
Kunsthaus Glarus, ‘Around 47° N, 9° E, ABOVE 800 MA.S.L., Excursions in the Glarus Alps, Works from the Collection of Glarner Kunstverein and more’, Glarus, Switzerland
Kunsthalle/Hala umenica Kosice, ‘Triennale de l’image contemporaine’, Kosica, Slovakia
Haubrokprojects, ‘Bald Eagle’, Berlin, Germany
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Collection on Display’, Zurich, Switzerland
Galeri Zilberman, ‘ENTROPY’, Istanbul, Turkey
Kunstraum pro arte, ‘Das Christoph Projekt’, Hallein, Austria

Palais de L’Athénée, ‘This is Your Life(2012)’, Geneva, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, ‘Produced by Migros’, Kassel, Germany
In association with S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, ‘TRACK’, Ghent, Belgium
Sammlung Falckenberg – Deichtorhallen, ‘No Desaster – Sammlung Haubrok zu Gast bei Sammlung, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Hamburg, Germany
Kamloops Art Gallery, ‘An Era of Discontent’, Kamloops, Canada

Piccadilly Community Centre, ‘Christoph Büchel’, London, England
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, ‘Produced by Migros’, Kassel, Germany
Berezdivin Collection Expacio 1414, ‘I Hate Karl Marx, Merry Christmas’, Santurce, Puerto Rico
Istituto Svizzero di Roma, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Rome and Venice, Italy
State Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Old Intersections – Make it New: The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art’, Thessaloniki, Greece
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘3rd Herzliya Biennial: The Second Strike’, Herzliya, Israel
Kunsthalle Krems, ‘Zeit zu handeln!’, Krems, Austria
Maccarone Gallery, ‘After Shelley Duvall ’72 (Frogs on the High Line)’, New York NY

Tramway, ‘Last Man Out Turn Off The Lights’, Glasgow, Scotland
Wiener Secession, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Vienna, Austria
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Next Generation’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2010, Athens, Greece
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, ‘Return to Reason’, Istanbul, Turkey
GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, ‘Keep your Seat’, Turin, Italy
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, ‘Medium Religion’, Montreal, Canada
Casino Luxembourg, ‘EVERYDAY’, Luxembourg, Luxe mbourg
Guggenheim Museum, ‘Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum’, New York NY
Rosenblum Collection & Friends, ‘Born in Dystopia’, Paris, France
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ‘Die Nase des Michelangelo’, Zurich, Switzerland
Haus für Kunst Uri, ‘Edition 5 Erstfeld’, Altdorf, Switzerland
Espacio 1414, ‘It is it’, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Palais de Tokyo, ‘Chasing Napoleon’, Paris, France
Kunsthalle Wien, ’1989. The End of History or Beginning of the Future?’, Vienna, Austria
Contemporary Art Center, ‘Shifting Identities’, Vilnius, Lithuania (Travelling Exhibition)
Model Arts and Niland Gallery, ‘Medium Religion’, Sligo, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
Palazzo Grassi / Punta della Dogana, ‘Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection’, Venice, Italy
Kunsthaus Grenchen, ‘Three leap seconds later – Ankäufe aus der Bundeskunstsammlung 1998 – 2008’, Grenchen, Switzerland
Museum Industriekultur, ‘European Media Art Festival. Image Battles – 2000 Years of News from War’, Osnaburg, Germany
Kunsthalle Osnabrück, ‘BILDERSCHLACHTEN – 2000 Jahre Nachrichten aus dem Krieg. Technik – Medien – Kunst’, Osnabrück, Germany

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, ‘Deutsche Grammatik’, Kassel, Germany
Palais de Tokyo, ‘Superdome’, Paris, France
Migros Museum, ‘Sammlungspräsentation – MINUS’, Zurich, Switzerland
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, ‘Medium Religion’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Museo Universitario, ‘Collection Exhibition’, Mexico City, Mexico
Museion, ‘Peripheral Look and Collective Body’, Bozen, Italy
Reykjavik Art Festival, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Reykjavik, Iceland
Museum of Art Ein Harod, ‘Penal Colony’, Ein Harod, Israel
Kunsthaus Zürich, ‘Shifting Identities’, Zurich, Switzerland
Biennale of Sydney, ‘Revolutions – Forms That Turn’, Sydney, Australia

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Tribunal’ (Permanent Installation), Basel, Switzerland
The Project, ’88:88’, New York NY
52nd Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
52nd Venice Biennale, Irish Pavilion, Venice, Italy
ACC Galerie Weimar, ‘Aussen vor/On the Outside’, Weimar, Germany
Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Henry Dunant Museum, ‘För Hitz ond Brand’, Heiden, Switzerland
Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Memorial to the Iraq war’, London, England
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, ‘Une question de génération’, Lyon, France
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, ‘Swiss Made. Präzision und Wahnsinn – Positionen der Schweizer Kunst von Hodler bis Hirschhorn’, Wolfsburg, Germany
Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, ‘Die Kunst zu Sammeln’, Dusseldorf, Germany
Centre d’art de L’Yonne, ‘Mimetic’, Tanlay, France
Ghana National Art Museum, ‘Broken Memory’, Accra, Ghana

Hauser & Wirth Coppermill, ‘Simply Botiful’, London, England
Galerie La belle de Friche, ‘Conquest of Paradise’, Sextant et plus, Marseille, France
Reg Vardy Gallery, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Sunderland, England
Mass MoCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Training Ground for Democracy’, North Adams MA
Galerie Patrick Seguin, ‘Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Hauser & Wirth’, Paris, France
Kunsthaus Zürich, ‘In den Alpen’, Zurich, Switzerland
Sculpture Center, ‘Denial is a River’, Long Island City NY
Kunsthalle Bern, ‘Christoph Büchel, Zhang Enli: Pre-Emptive’, Bern, Switzerland
52. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, ‘Klasse Kamp’, Dusseldorf, Netherlands
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, ‘Reprocessing Reality’, Long Island City NY
Counter Gallery, ‘Entourage’, London, England
CentrePasquArt, ‘Nouvelles Collections’, Biel, Switzerland
Öffentlicher Raum Salzburg, ‘Kontracom – Contemporary Festival’, Salzburg, Austria
Pleasure Dome, ‘Schadenfreude’, Toronto, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
LUX, ‘Schadenfreude’, London, England (Travelling Exhibition)
FACT, ‘Schadenfreude’, Liverpool, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Arnolfini, ‘Schadenfreude’, Bristol, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Hull Film, ‘Schadenfreude’, Hull, England (Travelling Exhibition)
Impakt Festival, ‘Schadenfreude’, Utrecht, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre for Contemporary Arts, ‘Schadenfreude’, Glasgow, Scotland (Travelling Exhibition)
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, ‘Schadenfreude’, Oberhausen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, ‘Schadenfreude’, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Travelling Exhibition)
Phoenix Arts, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Leicester, England
Cabaret Voltaire, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Zurich, Switzerland
Ferens Art Gallery, ‘AC 130 Gunship’, Hull, England
Printemps de septembre, ‘Les Jacobins’, Toulouse, France
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Barcelona, Spain
Espacio 1414, ‘Globalización: indicaciones/ efectos secundarios/ advertencias’, Santurce, Puerto-Rico
Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt Centre d’Art, ‘Nouvelles Collections’, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Hole’, Basel, Switzerland
Kultur Büro Barcelona, ‘FoKus Switzerland’, Barcelona, Spain
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, ‘Videokunstwoche’, Berlin, Germany
Townhouse Gallery, ‘PhotoCairo 3’, Cairo, Egypt
Haubrokshows, ‘B SHARP’, Berlin, Germany
Sharjah biennial 7, ‘Belonging’, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Galeri Nasional Indonesia, ‘OK. Video SUB/VERSION – Jakarta Video Festival 2005’, Jakarta, Indonesia
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Dionysiac’, Paris, France
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, ‘Zero Interest/Interessi Zero’, Trento, Italy
Cobra Museum of Modern Art, ‘Swiss Made’, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Chateau de Nyon. Filmfestival Vision du Réel, ‘Reprocessing Reality’, Nyon, France (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA PS1, ‘Reprocessing Reality’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
51st Venice Bienniale, ‘Always a Little Further’, Venice, Italy
Cork European Capital of Culture 2005, ‘Home’, Cork, Ireland
Einstein Forum, ‘Einstein Spaces. Neun zeitgenössische Kunstprojekte in Berlin, Potsdam und Caputh’, Berlin, Germany
Galerie station im Mousontourm Frankfurt, ‘Station 52.01 So klappt’s / Modelle des Gelingens’, Frankfurt, Germany
Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Film Festival Frieze, London, England
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, ‘Videokunstwoche’, Berlin, Germany
The Third Line, ‘Heal the World’, Dubai, UAE

MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Palace of the People, ‘Under Destruction’ (with G. Motti), Bucharest, Romania
Centre Culturel Suisse, ‘Guantanamo Initiative’ (with G. Motti), Paris, France
Kunstverein Freiburg, ‘Close Quarters’, Freiburg, Germany
Swiss Institute, ‘Private Territories’, New York NY
Art Basel Miami Beach, ‘Guantanamo Initiative’, Miami FL
MAMCO – Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, ‘I like Switzerland and Switzerland likes me (waiting for C.)’, Geneva, Switzerland
Grand Arts Gallery, ‘Join Us: Calls to Ecstasy from the Edge of Oblivion’, Kansas City MO
PhoenixHalle, ‘So wie die Dinge liegen. 37. Internationale Kulturtage der Stadt Dortmund 2004. Scene: Schweiz’, Dortmund, Germany
Migros Museum, ‘L’Air du Temps’, Zurich, Switzerland
Jan Koniarek Gallery, ‘Re: Location Shake’, Trnava, Slovakia
Fundaciò Joan Mirò, ‘Die Schönheit des Scheiterns / Das Scheitern der Schönheit’, Barcelona, Spain
American Fine Arts, ‘Election’, New York NY
Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Biennale Sevilla, ‘La alegrìa de mis sueños’, Sevilla, Spain
Filiale Basel, ‘Garagesale & Videoshop’, Basel, Switzerland
Jan Koniarek Gallery, ‘Challenge’, Trnava, Slovakia
Kunst Halle Sankt Galle, ‘KUNST FÜR DIE KUNST’, St Gallen, Switzerland

Museum am Abteiberg, ‘Haus der Erholung’, Monchengladbach, Germany
Wrong Gallery (with S. Feldmeier), New York NY
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA
MAMCO – Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, ‘On Stage’, Esslingen, Germany
FRAC Bourgogne, ‘Liquid Sky’ (with B. Gramsma), Dijon, France
Migros Museum, ‘Bewitched, bothered and bewildered’, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Bewitched, bothered and bewildered’, Gdansk, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstverein Oldenburg, ‘Hands up, baby, hands up!’, Oldenburg, Germany
Théâtre de Strasbourg, Forum Itinérant / Le Maillon, ‘Prime Time 2’, Strasbourg, France Hotel pod Jeleniem, ‘Hidden In A Daylight’, Cieszyn, Poland
Kunsthalle Schirn, ‘Auf eigene Gefahr / At your own Risk’, Frankfurt, Germany
‘G 2003 – Kunstgipfel am Lago Maggiore’, Vira, Switzerland
Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, ‘...lautloses irren, ways of worldmaking, too…’ (cur. Harm Lux), Berlin, Germany
Arco, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Madrid, Spain
Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
Turmgalerie 333, ‘Yellow Pages’, Helmstedt, Germany
Swiss Institute, ‘Liquid Sky’, New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)

Spala Gallery, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Prague, Czech Republic
Haus der Kunst, ‘Shelter’, Munich, Germany
Galerie Susanna Kulli, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Galerie Krupp, ‘Christoph Büchel ‘, Basel, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Thun, ‘Cadeaux diplomatiques’ (with G. Motti), Thun, Switzerland
O.K.-Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Shelter II’, Linz, Austria
Helmhaus Zürich, ‘Capital Affair’ (with G. Motti), Zurich, Switzerland
ArtBunker, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Sargans, Switzerland
Manifesta 4, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
34k, ‘one fine day’, Berlin, Germany
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Positioniert’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Spala Gallery, ‘HiFi’ (with P. Althamer, R. Ondak), Prague, Czech Republic
Attitudes, ‘énergies de résistance’, Geneva, Switzerland
Hauser & Wirth Collection, ‘House of Fiction’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Batofar, ‘Batofar cherche…la Suisse’, Paris, France
Dumbo Arts Center Brooklyn, ‘Pass me the Butterlfy’, Brooklyn NY
‘UNLOADED-Coming Up For Air’, Oberschan, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zürich, ‘Public Affairs’, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstverein Hannover, ‘On Stage’, Hanover, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, ‘On Stage’, Esslingen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Art Chicago, Chicago IL

Maccarone Inc., ‘Christoph Büchel’, New York NY
Galerie Susanna Kulli, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
P.S. 1 Clocktower Gallery, ‘Strangers/étrangers’, New York NY
Gallery for Contemporary Art Bunkier Szutki, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Krakow, Poland
MoMA PS1, ‘the long lasting fresh breath protection drama’ (with S. Feldmeier), New York NY
5th International, ‘the long lasting fresh breath protection drama’, New York NY
Forde Record Collection, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Geneva, Switzerland
Tirana Biennale, ‘Fiat’ (with B. Gramsma), Tirana, Albania
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Art Forum, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Susanna Kulli, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Musée Jurassien des Arts, ‘denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun’ (with B. Gramsma), Moutier, Switzerland
Centre d’art contemporain, ‘Christoph Büchel’ (with B. Gramsma), Geneva, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Ostschweizer Kunstschaffen’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Fri Art Centre d’Art Contemporain, ‘Powersources’, Fribourg, Switzerland
’7. International Architecture Biennale’, Venice, Italy
‘TRANSFERT’, Biel, Switzerland
Sprengel Museum Hannover, ‘Aller Anfang ist MERZ’, Hannover, Germany
White Columns, ‘Concerted Compassionism’, New York NY
Galerie Barbara Thumm, ‘WANTED, Internationales Videoprogramm’, Berlin, Germany
Badischer Kunstverein, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Karlsruhe, Germany
House of Contemporary Arts Trafo, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Budapest, Hungary
Gallery for Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Krakow, Poland

Ausstellungsraum Goethestrasse, ‘Alles wird gut’, Offenbach, Germany
Kunsthalle St. Gallen, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
‘Homeless Depot, four walls’, San Francisco CA
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, ‘produktion / öffentlichkeit’, Vienna, Austria
Luzerner Ausstellungsraum, ‘play it again No. 2’, Lucerne, Switzerland
Parabolica Spaces, ‘they came by taxi’, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle Palazzo, ‘Au-delà du réel’ (‘C. vs. C.’ with Costa Vece), Liestal, Switzerland
Swiss Institute, ‘Empires without States’, New York NY

TBA Exhibition Space, ‘Home Affairs’, Chicago IL
Galerie Skopia, ‘SERVICE PUBLIC’, Geneva, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Basel, ‘Home Channel’, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Basel, Jahresausstellung der Künstlerinnen und Künstler, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Basel, Switzerland
TBA Exhibition Space, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Chicago IL
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Christoph Büchel’, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Art Sculpture, ‘Eidgenössischer Wettbewerb für freie Kunst’, Basel, Switzerland
Museum zu Allerheiligen, ‘Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst’, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Shedhalle Zürich, ‘schnittstelle / produktion’, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Skopia, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Geneva, Switzerland

Kaskadenkondensator, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Basel, Switzerland
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Dusseldorf, Germany

Filiale Erben, ‘Familiale’, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Glarus, ‘Strategien in der Kunst der 90er Jahre’, Glarus, Switzerland

‘Merci, Danke, Thank you’, Basel, Switzerland
Meeting Point Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Useum Home System, ‘Christoph Büchel’, Dusseldorf, Germany
Centre PasqArt Biel, ‘Brocante’, Biel, Switzerland

Museum d.d.d., ‘Christoph Büchel’, Hoboken NJ

Awards and grants

Prix Meret Oppenheim, Basel, Switzerland

Société des Arts Prize – Visual Arts, Geneva, Switzerland

Musee cantonal des beux-arts, Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst, Lausanne, Switzerland

Centre PasqArt, Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst, Biel, Switzerland

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