Galerie Nagel Draxler

Pedro Wirz

Biography

PEDRO WIRZ

geboren / born 1981 in São Paulo – BR
lebt und arbeitet / lives and works in Zürich, CH

www.pedrowirz.com/

AUSBILDUNG / EDUCATION
2007 – 2011
Bachelor’s degree at FHNW Basel – CH, Institute os Arts, Institute of Arts
– Class of Jürg Stäuble, Dr. Roman Kurzmeyer and Muda Mathis

2009 – 2010
Erasmus at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart – D, Institute of Arts
Institute of Arts – Class of Birgit Brenner and of Christian Jankowski and Rainer Ganahl

2004 – 2006
Internship as assistant of photography – BR and CH

1999 – 2003
Bachelors’ degree at University of Taubaté – BR, Institut of Communication – Public Relations

STIPENDIEN UND AUSZEICHNUNGEN / SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2017
Young Academy, Akademie der Künste, Berlin – D

2016
Artist in Redindece – Swiss Institute Rome, Rome – IT

2014 Artist in Residence – IAAB Exchange Program
Residency Unlimited, New York – US

2012
Werkbeitrag – Kunstkredit der Stadt Basel, Basel – CH
Artist in Residence – Post Studio Tales, Berlin – D
Peter-Hans-Hofschneider-Prize
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart – D

2011
Artist in Residence – IAAB Exchange Program
Cité des Arts, Paris – F
GGG Atelierhaus – 2 years subsidized atelier – GGG Basel Foundation

2010
Prize for publication on contemporary art, Biennial Foundation, São Paulo – BR
Prize for Brazilian artist abroad, Biennial Foundation, São Paulo – BR
Patronage for young swiss artists – Kunsthalle Basel, Basel – CH

EINZELAUSSTELLUNGEN / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Galerie Nagel Draxler (upcoming)

2018
“Jan Kiefer, Pedro Wirz, 2018″, Reisebürogalerie / Diko Reisen, Köln – D

2017
Fábula, Frisson, Melancolia, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo – BR (together with Tiago Tebet and Marcelo Cipis)
Dobrar de Espinho, Anzol, Murias Centeno Gallery, Porto – PT

2016
Irmão dos Homens Todos at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow – UK (together with Mauro Cerqueira)
Ovo por Olho, Unsere Umwelt Gallery, Basel – CH
The Horse Who Drunk Beer, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York – US

2013
Novos Amigos, CCSP, São Paulo – BR
Gringo, Mendes & Wood DM, SP – BR
Tropical, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund – D

2012
Not the New, Not the Old, But the Necessary,
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart – D
Hotel Palenque at Gasconade, Milano – IT (Swiss Institute‘s Bureau for Art Nerds)
Problems – Kunstraum Kreuzligen, Kreuzligen – CH (together with Raphael Linsi)

2011
Backwall Projeckt – Kunsthalle Basel, Basel – CH
Outsiders – SALTS, Birsfelden – CH
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Deuxpiece, Basel – CH

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNGEN / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
JUNGE AKADEMIE – AGORA ARTES, Stipendiatenausstellung, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, D

2017
Sculpture Park Cologne, D
Ex Situ – Samples of Lifeforms, Copenhagen Contemporary, DK
Art Cologne, Kai Matsumiya Gallery – Cologne, D
Proxysm of Union – Kunsthale Freeport, Athenes – GR
Camaléonica – CACP Coimbra, P
Look, all this is fraud – Milieu, Bern – CH

2016
ROY DA PRINCE – FUTURA, Prague – CZ
NADA Miami – Kai Matsumiya Gallery, Miami – US
CODE art Fair, Copenhagen – DK
Haus #99, Basel – CH
Dead Among The Dead!, EllisKing Gallery, Dublin – IE
Prière de Toucher, Tinguely Museum, Basel – CH

2015
Courtesy of SALTS, SALTS, Birsfelden – CH
NADA Miami – Kai Matsumiya Gallery, Miami – US
Tableau – Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York City – US
FULL HOUSE – Shanaynay, Paris – FR
Swiss Art Awards, Basel – CH
Môtiers 2015 – Art en plein air, Môtiers – CH
Moves and Countermoves, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art – US
Jac Leirner, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels – BE
Nimm‘s mal easy – Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel – CH

2014
Screening (with Sonia Kacem), Deuxpiece, New York City – US
Union – Union Pacific Gallery, London – GB
Absence of the evil is the evil of absence – Residency Unlimited, New York City – US
Tell Me What I See, When I Look Into Your Eyes, BolteLang, Zürich – CH

2013
Come, all ye faithful! – Florian Christopher, Zürich – CH
Give me Shelter – GGG Atelierhaus, Basel – CH
Mitologias por procuração – MAM-SP, São Paulo – BR
Wet-on-Wet, Gallery Florian Weingrüll, Karlsruhe – D
Swiss Art Awards, Basel – CH
Club des Sous l‘Eau – Palais de Tokyo, Paris – FR
The Sunday Curators – SWG1 Gallery – Glasgow – UK
THE BODY IS THE MEDIUM – Curatorial Lab SP-Arte, São Paulo – BR

2012
Les Urbaines Art Festival – Lausanne – CH
LOT – Cul de Sac, London – GB
Platform 12 – Kunstwollen, Zurich – CH
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe –
Kunstraum Riehen, Riehen – CH

2011
Mitologias I Mythologies – Cité des Arts, Paris – F
Cantonale Berne Jura – Kunsthalle Bern, Bern – CH
Cantonale Berne Jura – Stadtgalerie Bern, Bern – CH
Regionale 12 – Kunstraum L6, Freiburg – D
How to Work (more for) Less – Kunsthalle Basel, Basel – CH
Floor Wall Piece – Von Bartha Garage, Basel – CH
Swiss Art Awards (Kiefer Hablitzel), Basel – CH
7, Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg – D

2010
Regionale 11: Village Cry – Kunsthalle Basel, Basel – CH
Rundgang 2010 – Staatliche Akademie der
Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart – D
Blokkade – Universal Cube, Leipzig – D
1. Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria, São Paulo – BR

2009
Regionale 10 – Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg – D

2008
The line is a lonely hunter – New Jerseyy, Basel – CH

KURATORISCHE PROJEKTE / CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016
PANORAMA BOA VISTA, Porto – PT (with Raphael Linsi)

2014 – ongoing
Postcodes (with Gabriel Lima)
Kind – Coletor, São Paulo – BR
Soft – Casa do Povo, São Paulo – BR
www.postcodes.com.br

2013
Wet-on-Wet – Gallery Weingrüll, Karlsruhe – D

2012
the work found me, Gallery Samy Abraham, Paris – F

2011
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe – Kunstraum Riehen, Riehen – CH

2009 – 2011
the forever ending story (with Raphael Linsi, Claudio Vogt and Tilmann Schlevogt) www.theforeverendingstory.com

2009 – 2010
Deuxpiece (with Noëmi Denzler) www.deuxpiece.com

2008
Wirtshaus im Schalter (with Raphael Linsi), www.schalter.tk

2007
Wirzhaus (with Raphael Linsi und Luiz Albisser), www.myspace.com/wirzhaus

Bibliography

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