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 Residence - 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

2020
Season opening Zürich, GALERIE PHILIPP ZOLLINGER - CH
"Termine Terminators", Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA - US
GALERIE PHILIPP ZOLLINGER, ARCO, Lisbon - PRT
Gramercy International Prize, Presentation at The Armory Show, New York - US
Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York - US

2019
Verwachsen, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin - D
a curbing wall of debrislandfilling, Kunsthaus Langenthal - CH
Wiþ Ymbe, GALERIE PHILIPPZOLLINGER, Madulain - CH
A Curbing Wall of Debris Nesting, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris - FR
Terra Quente, LongTang, Zürich - CH

2018
breasfed tadpole, Kai Matsumiya, New York – US
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

2021
"1ST MESEBERG INTERNATIONAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART", Galerie Nagel Draxler, Meseberg, Gransee.

2019
"MASKE in der Kunst und Gegenwart", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau – CH.

2018
"ZEITSPUREN. The Power of Now", Kunsthaus Centre D'Art Pasquart, Biel – CH
JUNGE AKADEMIE – AGORA ARTES, Stipendiatenausstellung, Akademie der Künste, Berlin - D

2017
KölnSkulptur #9, Skulpturenpark Köln, 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

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