Olaf Breuning

 

Selected Works
Biography
Exhibitions

BIOGRAFIE

Born 1970, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Lives and works in Zurich and New York.

 

1988–1993 Professional education as a photographer, Zurich, Switzerland
1993–1996 Postgraduate studies in photography, HSFG Zurich, Switzerland

 

Solo Exhibitions (since 2000)

 

2014
Clouds, Public Art Fund, Friedman Plaza, Now York, US
Groups, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IL
Do Not, Art Cube, Artist Studios Jerusalem, IL

 

 

2013
Home 1/2/3, Metro Pictures, New York
Camelops Femina, Carbon 12, Dubai
Paul Klee Museum, Bern

 

 

2012
Home 3 Screening, Swiss Institute, New York
Home 2, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Human / Nature, Box, Pippy Houldsword Gallery, London

 

 

2011
Art Freaks, Metro Pictures, NY
Art Freaks, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Art Freaks, Kodama Gallery, Kyoto, JP

 

2010
Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zürich, CH
Art in The Park VI, Baur au Lac Park, Zürich, CH
Centre d'Art Contemporain, La Chapelle du Geneteil, FR
Yes? No?, KunstMuseum Luzern, Luzern, CH

 

2009
Small Brain, Big Stomach, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP
Langhans Gallery, Prague, CZ

 

2008
Metro Pictures, New York.
OMG, Conduits Gallery, Milan, IT
Art Projects for Miami Basel, Miami Beach, FL
Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, CH

 

2007
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zürich, CH
Migros Museum, Zürich, CH
Bunker Sztuki, Krakow, PL
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP
Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU
Gertrude, Melbourne, AU

 

2006
UBS Wolfsberg, Wolfsberg, CH
Vidéokiosque, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Paris, FR
IMA, Brisbane, AU
Group, Window of Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Home, Sketch, London, UK

 

2005
Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR
Chapter Visual Arts, Cardiff, UK
Chisenhale, London, UK
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zürich, CH
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, A
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, F

 

2004
Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Kopenhagen, DK
Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
The New Stedelijk Museum CS/Auditorium, Amsterdam, NL
Olaf Breuning–vidéos, Association EDV, Toulouse, F
Olaf Breuning–films, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, E
Home,Metro Pictures, New York, USA

 

2003
Magasin–Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, F
Museo Garillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
Under the Bridge, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, F
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH
Arndt & Partner, Berlin, D

 

2002
Ars Futura, Zürich, CH
Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art, New York, USA

 

2001
Arndt & Partner, Berlin, D
Hello Darkness, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Air de Paris, Paris, F
Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, D
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Apes, CH
Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Artspace, Auckland, Neuseeland
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien, A
Galerie Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, USA

 

2000
Ugly Yelp, Ars Futura, Zürich, CH
Air de Paris, Paris, F

 

Group Exhibitions (since 2008)

 

2014
Drommeland, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg
Elevation 1049, Luma Foundation, Gstaad, CH
Protect me from what I am, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, DE
Broken, Slapstick, Comedy and Black Humor, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE
Close Encounters, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE
Os Tropicos, Centro Cultural CAIXA, Sao Paulo, BR
Gastspiel, Museum Rietberg, Zürich, CH
Is it much too much to ask, not to hide behind the mask? Old Room, New York, US
Group Show (Tony Matelli, John Miller) Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, RU
Bash, Woodstock Byridcliffe Guilt, Woodstock, US

 

2013
Triennale de l'image contempoaraine, Kunstahalle Umenia Kosice, Slovakia, SK
Landmark, The Somerset House, London, UK
Cultural Freedom in Europe, Goethe-Institute, Brussels, BE
Move!, Sesc Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, BR
Air/Port, Beauty Without Irony, Essaouira, MA
Other People's Problems, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, IL
This is Not a Love Song, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
Serious Laughs, UPAC Kingston, Kingston, US
Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, City Park Hall, New York, US
Station to Station, organized by Doug Aitken, from East to West, US
Art Across the City, LOCWS Swansea, Wales, UK
Parcours, Art Basel 2013, Basel, CH
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, US
Metamatic Reloaded, Tinguely Museum, Basel, CH
Pataphysics, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
Group Show, Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, RU
Des Images Comme des Oiseaux, CNAP, Paris, FR

 

2012
Dead Lines, The Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, Germany
A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Cover Up (second version), Musuem of Art in Bochum
Display/Replay, Maison de la Culture Frontenac
Display/Replay, StadGalerie, Bern
Sport in Art, Mocak, Krakau
Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Hidden Stories, Kai 10, Dusseldorf
Fad Gadget Frank Tovey, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
In Living Color, The Flag Art Foundation, New York
The Art of Cooking, The Royal T, Los Angeles
XL, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Sanghai, China
Dogma, Metro Pictures, New York
Really Exotic?, SMBA, Amsterdam
Sculpture is Everyting, The Quennsland Art Gallery, Brisbane
International 6400 Videofestival 2012, XBunker, Sonderborg
Laugther (Riso), Electricity Museum, Lisbon
The End of the World, V-ART Center, Shanghai
Family Portrait, Carriage Trade, New York

 

 

2011
God Only Knows Who the Audience is, CAA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Commercial Break, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
Train Fantome! Cruise & Callas, Berlin, D
Let it End like This, Apex Art, NY, USA
Voici un Dessin Suisse, Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH
Electromediascope, Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

 

2010
Move, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, Queens, NY
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.)
SVA, .HBC, Berlin, D
The Secret (still) Knows, (LAND) LAB, Los Angeles
The Battle of Bad Taste, The Swiss Institute, New York
SWELL, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
PRESS ART, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, AT
La Foret de mon reve, Gallerie du conseil Général of Aix-en-Provence, FR
Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, DK
Adding Complexity to Confusion: A Kind of History of Engaged Practice, Grizdale Arts at The Tate Britain, London, UK
Adaptation, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA
Le Burlesque in Contemporary Art, Centre Culturel André Malruex, Bourget, FR
Cover Up, The Tape Modern, Berlin, D
If a tree falls in a forest, and know one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?, Solyst Artist in Residency Center, West Zealand, DK
Global Localism, (temporary venue), Hawaii
Fumetto, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, CH
Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
And The Moral of The Story Is...Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, NL
Be A Star, Play A Model, International Photo Festival, Knokke, BE
Knock Knock: Who's There? That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore, Armand Bartos Fine Art & Fred Torres Collaborations, New York
CONTACT, Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto, CA
Fantasmagoria The Mythic World, les Abattoirs Museum, Toulouse, FR
Press Art, KunstMuseum St. Gallen, CH
I am Swiss, Musée Rath, Geneva, CH
The Secret Knows, LAND, Austin, TX
Shanghai Billboards, Various locations, Shanghia, CN
Nuit Blanche, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON

 

2009
Objects, Furniture and Patterns, Art Since the Summer of '69, New York
Rock Garden, Salon 94, New York
The Likely Fate of The Man That Swallowed The Ghost, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Bernhard Wilhelm Retrospective, Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
Pandora's Box, Performa, White Box, New York
Time Out Video Festival, UCCA, Beijing, CN
Tina B Festival, Prague, CZ
Photo Festival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, (public space), D
Warehouse of Horrors, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
The Reach of Realism, MoCA, Miami, FL
Total Nowhere Emotional Expansion, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, AU
Lowlands Summer Music Festival, Stedilijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
I Am Comedy, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK Borderline Pleasure, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, D
Today and Everyday, X Projects, New York
The Haunted Chateau, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Foodprint Exposition, Art & Architecture Center, Stroom Den Haag, NL
60 Minutes, Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The Uncertainty Principal, Museu d'Art Contemorani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, E
Stranger Things Are Happening, ASPEX, Portsmouth, UK
The Magic and The Funny Meet Again, De Brokke Grond, Amsterdam, NL
TradeCity, Contemporary Art Manchester (CAM), Manchester, UK
Fotographica Bogotá, FotoMuseo, Bogotá, CO
Everything Must Out Going, Asia Song Society, New York
Works on Paper, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, DK
Vanderbuilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN
Hypocricy: The Sitespecificity of Morality, The National Museum, Oslo, NO
PictoPlasma, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, D
Books, Books, Nothing else than Books, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, D
Born in The Morning, Dead By Night, Leo Koenig, New York
Moving Money: Global Capital and the Dematerialization of Value, SAC Gallery , StonyBrook, NY
Virtual Insanity, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A Meeting Between the Tragic and The Funny, Hessen Huis Museum, Antwerp, BE
Unfictions, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Uncharted, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY
Travelogue, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
F.I.S.Co, Festival Internazional sullo Spettacolo Contemporanea (9th edition), Bologna, IT
Offset Exhibit, Mount Tremper Arts Facility, Hudson, NY
Fotofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, D

 

2008
Experimenta Folklore, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, D
Second Nature, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Paris, FR
The Empty Page, James Fuentes, New York
Looking at Music, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
DreamBerries, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster D
Aurum, Centre Pasque Art, Biel, CH
Family Affair, Conduits/Gea Politi, Milan, IT
I Am Comedy, Hotel MariaKapel, Holland, NL
Second_Nature, Gallery Nosbaum and Reding, Luxembourg, D
The Rocky Mountain People Show, Galleria Civica di Arte Conteporanea, Torino, IT
Living London, I Don't like to Curate, but at least I like the Videos I Selected, 176, London, UK
Less is Less and More is More, That's all, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, FR
Anyone got Wood?, Bondegatan, Stockholm, SE
Nekrokvlt, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL
Damn! I wish I'd made that... , Chapter, Cardiff, UK
Moscow Short Film Festival, Moscow, RU
Tell Tchaikovsky the News, STANDARD, Oslo, NO
Like Watching a Train Wreck, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zürich, CH
Damaged (curated by Tony Just), GBE Passerby, New York
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Le Spectrarium (Les Fantòmes de la Machine), Fondation Suisse, Paris, FR
After Effects, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, Santiago, CL
Fun, Fun, Fun, Aros Aarhus Kunst Museum, Aarus, DK
Collection/Sammlung, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH
Bad Moon Rising, ISPC, New York

 

2007
Air de Paris, Galerie Delphine Pastor, Monaco, MC
Total Recall (Bernhard Willhelm), Mode Museum, Antwerp, BE
Playback, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville da Paris, Paris, FR
Hold the Line, Ferenbalm–Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe, D
Elsewhere, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
IDYLLE, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, ES
Group, Home I, King, The Dome, Toronto, CAN
Les Collections, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, FR
What We Bought, Camera Austria (Steirischer Herbst), Graz, AT
Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Dutch Film Festival, Lowlands, Amsterdam, NL
Enlarge Your Practice, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
Arnhem Mode Biennale, Bernhard Wilhelm, Arnhem, NL
Yo!, Rivington Arms, New York
Imagination becomes Reality Part VI, Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karlsruhe, D
The Return of the Seven Samurai, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, CH
Forest Assembly!, Gallery Alexandra Dyvi, Oslo, NO
All about Laughter, Mori Museum, Tokyo, JP

 

2006
Panoramica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX
Music is a Better Noise, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES
Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES
Flesh Records, Haswellediger, New York
Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR
International Photo Festival Seoul, Seoul, KR
Impact Festival, Utrecht, NL
Distor, Garillo Gill Museum, Mexico City, MX
SUMMER, Nils Staerk Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
D'Etonnants Détours, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, Amiens, FR
Summer Kamp K48 2006, John Connelly Presents, New York
Some Tribes, Scalo Guye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Programme Vidéo Suisse 3 Génerations, Spazio Culturale Svizzero di Venezia, Venice, IT
JRP Rigniers Exhibition in Paris, Christophe Daviet–Thery Gallery, Paris, FR
Human Game, Pitti Fondazione, Florence, IT
Rencontres d'Arles Award, Arles, FR
Imagination becomes Reality Part VI, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D
Videonale – Negative Space Extend, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, D
Action, Frac Provence–Alpes–Còte d'Azur, Marseille, FR
Expo PHOTOsuisse, Musceo comunale d'Arte Moderna Ascona, CH
Expo PHOTOsuisse, Pinacoteca Casa Ruece, Locarno, CH
Cindy Shermann, Gianni Motti, Olaf Breuning, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, CH
Waking–Up, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, FR
Ballermann Die Ausstellung, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, D
Cindy Shermann, Jim Shaw, Olaf Breuning, Metro Pictures, New York

 

2005
Blanknessisnot a Void, Standard, Oslo, NO
30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentum, Pfäffikon, CH
Works on Paper, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, D
Naturellement Abstrait, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, CH
Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Canale Grande im Volksbad, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St.Gallen, CH
Wanderausstellungprojekt PHOTOsuisse, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, IT
Old and New Dreams (Prince Charles Cinema for Art Fortnight), Artprojx ,London, UK
Fade to White, Vita Kuben, Umea, SE
When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, CH
Mirgration Baustelle Schweiz, Toni Areal, Zürich, CH
Film Festival Lima / Cuszco, Center of Photography, Lima, PE
Photography Festival Antwerp, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, BE
Nomad's Land, Miracle Association, Bayonne, FR
Figure it out, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
With us Against Reality, or Against Us! Loft, Oslo, Norway
Viennastripe, Museum in Progress, Vienna, AT
First we take the Museums–Urban Arts now, Museum of Contemporary Art Kisama, Helsinki
Burlesques Contemporains, Jeu de Pomme, Paris, F
Growing up Absurd, Kent Institute of Art, Kent, UK
Second Sight, The Prague Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prag, CZ

 

2004
None of the above, Swiss Institute (cur. John Armleder), New Yor, USA
Mind the Gap, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, D
Romantic Detachment, Henry Moore Contemporary Projects and PS1 Gallery NY, USA
Skip, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, Nordirland
Sommerfrische: Künstlervideos mit Esprit, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, D
Moving Images, Tank.tv ICA Digital Studios, London, UK
Interface, Atomium (17. September), Brussels, B
Tell bitte melden!, Musées Suisses Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zürich, CH
Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
I am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York USA
Altered States, Leo König, New York, USA
Film Festival Lake Placid, Lake Placid, USA
Skin Tight: The sensibility of the flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Grotesque, burlesque, parody, Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, F
Swiss Art Video Lobby, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania
The aesthetical impact of the B-movies on contemporary art, Magazin4 Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, A
Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA
Lost Property, Domaine Pommery, Reims, F
Prêts a prêter 2, Frac Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, F
Short Stories, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, B
Dream Extensions, S:M:A:K:, Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent, Brüssel, B
New Gothik, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

 

2003
GAME ART Kunst Bildschirm und Wirklichkeit, Europ. Zentrum für Kunst– und Industriekultur,Völklingen, D
Der Verein. Ein Zukunftsmodell, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, CH
Dislocation, K3 Project Space, Zurich, CH
10 Biennale de l’image on Mouvement: Swiss Art Video Lobby, Centre pour l’image Contemporaien, Geneva, CH
Les vingt ans du FRAC, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, F
La Caja Negra, Centro de Arte Moderno–CAAM, Gran Canaria, E
V.I.D. Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, CH
Variations on the theme of Illusion, emilyTsingou gallery, London, UK
Today’s Man, John Conelli Presents, New York, USA
Roadshow, Grizedale Arts, Grizedaie, UK
The Fourth Sex: Adolescence Extremes, Fondazione Pitti Imagine, Florenze, I
Durchzug / Draft, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, CH
Urban Diaries, Alcalà, Madrid, E
Swiss Mix, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, E
Venus im Pelz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, A
M_ARS – art and war, Neue Galerie Graz, A
Trans–National Monster League, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

 

2002
Schrägspur, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, D
Out of Control, Liverpool Biennale, UK
Collections Croisées, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, F
Metro pictures, New York, USA
Everland, Expo 02, CH
Tutto normale, Villa Medici, Rome, I
C'est pas du cinéma!, (Kur. Michel Nuridsany), Le Fresony, Studio National, F
Cache–cache camoflage, mu.dac.Lausanne, CH
10 Years arsFutura, arsFutura, Zürich, CH
Hamish MeKay Gallery, Neuseeland
Loorbeer–Extract, Manor Kunstpreis Schaffhausen, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, CH
The Golden Week, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, JP

 

2001
Hypermental, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Let's Entertain, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Miami Art Museum, USA
Milano Europa 2000, Mailand, Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona, E
Manor–Preis, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH
Tokyo TV, Palais Tokyo, Paris, F
Close Up, Kunstverein Hannover, D
Tirana Biennale, National Gallery, Tirana
My Generation, Atlantis Gallery, London (Videoprogramm), UK
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Der Gehilfe, Museum für Kunst– und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund / Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona, E
Je pense donc je suisse, FRAC PACE, Marseille, F
Centre Georges Pompidou (Restaurant), Paris (Videoprogramm), F
Contemporary Fairy Tales, Five Years, London, UK

 

2000
Der Gehilfe, Kunsthalle Krems, A
Fri–Art, Fribourg, Ausstellung der Bundesstipendiaten, CH
Ars Futura Show, Ars Futura, Zürich, CH
Air de Paris, (Wall 6), Paris, F
Close Up, Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad, Kunstverein Basel, CH
Kunstverein Hannover, D
Robert Sandelson, London, UK
Stadt / Land / Mensch, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, D
Air de Paris, Paris, F
Galerie Art & Public, Genf, CH
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, D
Let's Entertain, Walker Art Centre, Mineapolis, USA, Portland Art Museum, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, F
Desperate optimists, Festival a/d Werft, Utrecht, NL
Air Suisse, Hall de l'Ecole Supérieure d'Art, Perpignan, F
Presumed Innocent, CAPC Museum, Bordeaux, F
Guarene Arts 2000, Fondazione Rebaudengo, I
Transfert, 10th Swiss Sculpture Exp., Biel, CH
Maison de la Photographie, Paris, F
Hypermental, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, CH
Centro del arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires

 

1999
Boomcyclone, Espace des Arts, (XN), Châlon–sur–Sâone
Glee, Istituto Svizzer
Gum, Eidgenössischer Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Basel, CH
Boomcyclone, Städtischer Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Zürich, CH
Gum Glum Glee, Art Basel, Statement, Ars Futura, Basel, CH
Glum Glee, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, I
Fotomuseum, (Young), Winterthur, CH
(DACH), Galerie Krinzinger, Bregenz, A
Podewil, Berlin, D
Hotel Utopia, Wien, A
Galerie Yvon Lambert, (The camouflage au free style 1), Paris, F
Kunsthalle Zürich, Stipendiumsausstellung, Zürich, CH

 

1998
Binz 39, Zürich, CH
Eidgenössischer Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Basel, CH
Frei Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, CH
Come with me, X–Tra, Zürich, CH
Woodworld, Castell, Präsentation Film, Zuoz, CH
Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, D
Grown in Frozen Times, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, CH
Empire, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH
Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH
Deeper Underground, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, F

 

1997
Gewebeprobe, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH
Gross und Klein, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH
Individuelle Welten, Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich, CH
Bed & Breakfast, Großmünsterturm, Zürich, CH

 

1996
Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Basel, CH
Die Klasse, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, CH

 

1995
Ernte, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffausen, CH

 

1994
Projekt mit Lewis Baltz, Peter Kilchmann Galerie
Projekt mit Yves Netzhammer, Bahnhofpassage Schaffhausen, CH

 

 

Performances

 

1998
In.Site – Way.Out, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, CH

 

1997
Finsterlinge, Motorenstrasse 23, Zürich, CH
Hony, Universität Zürich, Vortrag Harm Lux, CH

 

 

Photography

 

2004    Easter Bunnies, Horse Farm, Mr Hand Mrs Ass Mrs Knee and Mr Food
2003    Ghosts
2002    Camp, Cat, Double, Freak, Lady G, Skeletons, Timemachine, Vampires, We only move wehen something . . changes
2001    Apes, Bombardier, Cavewomen, Group, Knights, Primitives, Ruben, Robert, Sam, Skaters, Steven, Vikings I&II
2000    Bully, Cavewoman, Deadlock, Foxchild, Princess, Ray, Rainbow, Smiley, 911
1999    Ankunft I, Ankunft II, Annodam, Gum Glum Glee, Greenhorn, The Phantom Hope, They live!, 11.8.99
1998    Augen zu ()I, Augen offen ()II, Chris Croft, Empire, Hony, Lara, Millenium, W.n.w.m.e.K., Woodworld
1997    Bed & Breakfast, Finsterlinge, Hellen-Freundin aus Amerika, Hells Bells, Independence Day Sibylle, Waldfest

 

 

Videos

 

2004    Home (32 Minutes)
2003    First (8 Minutes)
2001    Group (9 Minutes)
2000    King (10 Minutes), Ugly Yelp (9 Minutes)
1998    Cris Croft (9 Minutes), Gum Glum Glee (9 Minutes), Woodworld (9 Minutes)

 

 

Installations

 

2005     "A GROUP OF UNSTABLE LEMONPICS" ALL FAKE
                "OH YES IT IS A GARDEN" WOOD, CANDLES
2003    First, Under the Bridge
2002    Hello Darkness
2001    Apes, Only One
2000    Forbidden Zone, King, P-Boy, Ugly Yelp
1999    Boomcyclone, Gum Glum Glee
1998    Come with me, Deeper Unterground, Empire, Machammock, Woodwold, Schlund/Chris Croft
1997    Bed & Breakfast, Tommy H., Waldfest

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

2000
Manor-Kunstpreis, Schaffhausen
Bundesstipendium freie Kunst
Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium

 

1999
Bundesstipendium freie Kunst
Kiefer–Hablitzel Stipendium
Moet–Chandon Stipendium
Atelierstipendium New York, Stadt Zürich

 

1998
Bundesstipendium freie Kunst
UBS–Werkjahrstipendium
Atelierstipendium Rom, Istituto Svizzero

 

1997
Atelierstipendium, BINZ39, Zürich

 

 

Public and Private Collection

AROS,Aarhus,DK
Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection Rignier, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection Zellweger-Luwa, Uster, Switzerland
Collection Schweizer Rück, Zurich, Switzerland
Collezione La Gaia, Brusca, Italy
FRAC Bourgogne, France
FONDS NATIONAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, France
Grafische Sammlung des Museums für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Musée d'Art Moderne/ Centre de Création Industrielle, France
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg
Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich, Switzerland Sammlung Goetz, München, Germany

 

 

Monographs

2010    Olaf Breuning Queen Mary II (ed. Olaf Breuning) JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich
2006   Olaf Breuning Queen Mary (ed.Olaf Breuning) JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich. ISBN: 10:3-905701-84-4
2004   Home ed. Lionel Bovier JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich. ISBN: 2-940271-39-9
2001   Olaf Breuning UGLY (ed.Christoph Doswald) with essays by Christopher Doswald, Gianni Jetzer, Markus Stegmann, Dorothea Strauss and Philippe Vergne. Hatje Cantz, Germany. ISBN: 3-7757-1105-8
2001   Drawing Catalogue Introductory essay by Carissa Rodriguez Produced in association with  Air de Paris and JRP Editions. ISBN: 2-940271-09-7

 

 

Selected Articles and Reviews

 

2010
Antoine Marchand, Born to be wild, Revue d'art contemporain trimestrielle et gratuite, 02 N55
Ross Simonini, Studio Check, Modern Painters, Dec 2010/Jan 2011
Olaf Breuning, Useless 10, 2010
Por Fabiola Iza, Olaf Breuning, Laboratorio, Fahrenhet Arte Contemporáneo, No. 42
Tony Matelli, If I were Steve Jobs or Jesus Christ, ART LIES no. 66, Summer
Pius Knüsel, Art Will Make You Happy!, The Cultural Magazine of Pro Helvetia, No. 53, Issue 2
Evelyne Baumberger, Meine Geheimwaffe ist Humor, MZ Samstag, May 1
Samantha Gilewicz, It's Life, but not as we know It, Nylon Guy, March
Chris Bors, Small Brain Big Stomach, Art Review, January/February
Kelly Devine Thomas, Seriously Funny, Art News, February
Daniel Morgenthaler, Olaf Breuning – Fragen eines vierzigjährigen Teenagers,Kunstbulletin, May
Von Urs Bugmann, Feiner Humor trifft die wunden Punkte, Samstag, May
Anina Rether, Wenn Kunst auf Comic trifft, Schweizer Illustrierte, May
Alexandra Kedves, Fumetto in Luzern, Tages-Anzeiger, April 30

 

2009
Christopher Miles, Olaf Breuning at Michael Benevento, LA Weekly, September 17
Olaf Breuning, Huge Magazine, March
Scott Indrisek, Keep Chelsea Weird, Whitewall Magazine, Winter
Julie Boukobza, Be le Shopping d'un Artiste, bc, Autumn

 

2008
Alex Zafiris, Olaf Breuning Re-Vision (Cover), Tokion, Winter
Cristina Natalicchio, The Entertainment Was Here!, Work (Art In Progress), Winter
Mark Ellwood, Art Basel Miami Beach, Sand Sculpture, NYTimes Blog, December
Jordan Levin, An Artistic Cover-Up at Art Basel?, MiamiHerald.com, December 4
At Least I Tried, Beautiful/Decay
Catherine Ghim, Interview with Olaf Breuning, WHITEHOT magazine, October
Anna Daneri, Olaf Breuning:Aprentice Anthropologist, Work (Art In Progress), Summer
Gegory Volk, Spring in Dystopia, Art in America, May
Jolene Torr, Society of The Spectacle, SOMA, May/June
Kost Versus, Anthem, Issue #33, Spring
Whitney Biennial, Weekend Art, A.M.NY, March
Jason Schmidt, Olaf Breuning, V Magazine, Spring
Holland Cotter, Whitney Biennial
Weekend Arts, The New York Times, March 7
Andreas Luthi, Ich bin wohl einfach ein ironischer Mensch, Samstag, Region 17, January
Burkhard Meltzer, Olaf Breuning Migros Museum, Frieze, Issue 122 Jan/Feb

 

2007
Markus Mittringer, Die Stets guten Nachbarn, Der Standard, Sept, 2007
Barbara Basting, Eine Geisterbahn, in der die Fratzen des Gewöhnlichen hausen, Tages-Anzeiger, August
ArtTimes 22, September
Art. Das Kunstmagazin, October
Domonique von Burg, Olaf Breuning im Migros Museum, Kunst-Bulletin, October
Gabrielle Boller, Irritationsmomente im Labyrinth, Zürcher Landzeitung, September
Andreas Schneitter, Wahres Leben in der Warewelt, Basler Zeitung, August 27
Jeanette Kuster, Mordslustig, Aktuell, October
Eva Sharrer, Diary, ArtForum.com, August
Karin Hofer, Olaf Breuning im Migros-Museum, NZZ, September
Niklaus Oberholzer, 115 Millionen für Kunst und Musik, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, August
Urs Steiner, Schamane des Kitschs, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August
Helen Lagger, Wenn Sushis Plötzlich loskrabbeln, Berner Zeitung Gesamtausgabe, August
Lebenxmittel aus Kunststoff, Walliser Bote, August 26
Bild Keystone, Diese Kunst Macht Appetit, Bote der Urschweiz, August 25
Ewa Hess, Fast Lustig, Sonntagszeitung Geister, Migros Museum, August 26
Martin Kraft, Tienfsinnige Klischees, Live, Aug 23, 2007
Max Kung, 50 Anni Culturale Migros, Azione, Aug 23, 2007
Lustparcours für Fortgeschrittene, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, www.kulteren-online.net, July
Von Karl Wust, Altagsstorys und Hotel-Zeihnungn, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, August
Astralian Center for Photography, Art Life
Olaf Breuning, Glenn Slogget, Ed and Deanna Templeton: More Fun than Fire in an Odd Mix.
Arts and Entertainment, The Sydney Morning Herald, March
Von Barbara Raschig Speil Mit Mir, Zuritipp, August
Multimedia Mix Magazine 4, Studiovoice, Japan, April
Veil Vergnugen, Unnutzes Wissen, Neon, July
Von Brigitte Ulmer, Humor Mit Tiefsinn, Bilanz, September
Beauty and Art Portfolio, Schone Augen Machen, Bolero, June
Deitrich Roeschmann, Schweizer Meister, Annabelle, November
Anne Fournier, Le Temps, Samadi Culterel, December
Martin Herbert, Art and Culture, Freize, Jan-Feb
Gros Werschau, Herzig Horror, Annabelle, August
Caroline Micaela Hauger, Netter Jung Der Muntermacher, Schweizer Illustrated, August
Betty Nguyen, Giggy Smile, First Person Magazine, Summer
Jörg Schwerzmann, Stimulans für Lachmuskeln/kulterklub, Bolero, September
Wes Hill, Contemporary Visual Art, Eyeline, Summer 2006-2007
12 Bi-annual Commissioned project, Another Magazine, Spring/Summer
Olaf Breuning: Home, Instsitute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Photofile, Summer
Von Michael Roten, Olaf Breuning, Das Magazin NR34
Caroline Niemant, Olaf Breuning: New York Just Can't Get Enough. Capricious #6

 

2006
Robin Blanck, Stummfilm der Marke Breuning, Grhaffhaufer Rachrichten September 7
Marinus de Ruiter, Impakt Hits The Great Outdoors, Amsterdam Weekly August 24-30
Anne Ostbgaard, Nye ojne på gamle ting, Bryggebladet April 5
Elsa Westerstad, Olaf Breuning, Odd at Large Feb/Mar
Elizabeth Tyson, Olaf Breuning: They Live, The Big Issue, Issue 478
Melissa Lo, Olaf Breuning, Contemporary 21 Issue 83
Monika Hardmeier, The Magic Dot – Maske und Aktuelle Kunst, Programmheft Diplom 06 v.4
Peter Michael Hornung Mere end et overrasket smil, Lordag March 25
Ane Bülow, Interview: Olaf Breuning, Kopenhagen, March 27

 

2005
The Prague Files We Are The Artists, ed. Olivier Kielmayer No.5 August
100 Things, Suzanne Koller, Corina Frey, Nicolas Trembley, Patrick Li and Leela Petronio, Self Service, Issue 22, Spring/Summer
Lila K., Quand la sculpture exose de rire, DADA no.111 June
Dominique von Burg, Olaf Breuning bei Nicola von Senger, Kunst Bulletin, April
Gordon Dalton, Flash Art
Inner Cities, Art Review Volume LVI March
Holly Walsh, Olaf Breuning Chisenhale Gallery, Untitled v.36 Autumn
Travis Jeppesen, Book review: Home, New York Press Volume 18 Issue 20
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Whatever, Art Press, no. 308, January
Gregor Staiger Olaf Breuning: Home Luitpold Lounge no4
Fia Backström, Herd Instinct, 360°
Chisenhale Gallery, Review:Olaf Breuning: Oh Yes...it is a garden! Modern Painters October
Emilia Jacobacci Olaf Breuning Chisenhale Gallery London review, Tema Celeste V.112, Nov/Dec
Adam Sutherland, Olaf Breuning World Gardener in association with Chisenhale Gallery, October
Colin Perry, Review Olaf Breuning, www.preromanbritain.com, September
Heitere Quälnummern, Der Spiegel V. 34

 

2004
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Carissa Rodriguez, Gianni Jetzter on Olaf Breuning, Parkett. 71
Brigitte Ulmer, Voms Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No 24
Inge Hennemann, Short Stories, Foto Museum Magazine, No 29
Jerome Lefevre, Olaf Breuning:Sci-Fi Mix, Archistorm, No 5
Jerome Lefevre, Chaos Style, Crash, No. 28
Portfolio, Genesis Sculpture, Expérience Pommery No. 1, Beaux Arts Magazine, hors-série, Paris
Katarina Ruchel-Stockmans, Wirtualna Jaskinia Platona, Arteon, Warsaw, April
Chantal Vanckx, Le SMAK présente Dream Extensions, La Semaine, Brussels, 12 April
Maika Pollack, Olaf Breuning, Metro Pictures, Flash Art International, Milano, March-April
Morgan Falconer, Olaf Breuning, Frieze, London, March
William Powhida, Art Seen, Olaf Breuning, Metro Picutres, The Brooklyn Rain, Brooklyn, February
Zoé Gray, Review, Contemporary, London, February
Jerry Salz, Modern Gothic, The Village Voice, New York, 4-10 February
Martha Schwenderer, New York Critics Picks, Artforum.com, January- February
Sansdra Smets, Nog geen nieuwe gothic, Rotterdams Bagblad, Rotterdam, 2. February
Charlotte Laubard, Dead End, Technikart, January
Jan Van Hove, Een Bad van bec-d'ane, De Standaard, Brussels, 21. January
Wietke Van Zeil, Dascinatie met het Donkere, de Volkskrant, Amsterdam, 14. January

 

2003
Frédéric Maufras, R.R. ready reaalistic / Olaf Breuning, Zéro, Nantes, Winter
E.T. en tongs devant le Monop, Têtu (l'Agenda), Paris, December
Franck Lamy, Olaf Breuning, Beaux-Arts magazine, Paris, December
Alexis Vaillant, Monkey Business, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, December
Jean Pagneux, Olaf Breuning au magasin, Le Travailleur Alpin, Grenoble, November
D.S., Breuning, noir et désenchanté, Connaissance des arts, Paris, November
Judicael Lavrador, série Z, Les Inrocuptibles, Paris, November 27 - December 2
O.M. Tendances au massacre, Le journal des arts, Paris, November 7-20
Anaid Demir, Effet spécial, Upstreet, Paris, fall
Jean-Louis Roux, Les obsessions américaines d'un citoyen suisse, Les Affiches de Grenoble, October 31
S.P., Les histoires extraordinaires d'Olaf Breuning, Le Dauphiné Libéré Grenoble, October 23
Vincent Varlé, Le prince des ténèbres, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22 - 29
Vincent Varlé, Branle-bas-de-combat, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, September 14 - 24
Parle avec tout le monde, Polystyrene, January
Frederic Maufras, Exxpose de la situation: Motif mural, L'art Meme, No.21
Christine Macel, Dada et moi (interview), Les Cahiers, No.85
Frederic Maufras, Olaf Breuning, Ready Realistik, No.28
Michael Marti, Die Menschen erschrecken so schnell, NZZ am Sonntag, Januray 26
Claudia Spinelli, Der Star als Realo, Die Weltwoche, January
Henry F. Levys Stiftung Binz, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, January 30
Alexia Sailer, Eine schamlose subjektive Reise, Südkurier, February 26
Meret Ernst, Schaufenster der Szenemacher, Tages-Anzeiger, January 30
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Durchgestartet: Die Kunsthalle zeigt Durchzug/Draft, NZZ, 29. January
Durchzug/Draft, NZZ, February 7
Durchzug/Draft 20 Jahre Stiftung Binz39 in der Kunsthalle, Kunst-Bulletin, March
Arnaud Robert, Not made in Switzerland, Le Temps, March 15

 

2002
Daniele Muscionico, Olaf Breunings neue Arbeiten in der Galerie Ars Futura, NZZ, December 23
Eric Troney, Massive Attack, Beaux Art Magazine, numero spezial, July
David Brussel, Yes, you should be scared, i-d magazine, July
Juri Steiner, Democratic Design, Casco Issues, No 7
Carissa Rodriguez, Olaf Breuning, Rebel Magazine, Spring/ Summer
Julia Hofer, Olaf Breuning; Signale aus Ground Zero, Annabelle, Mai 22
Eric Troney, Massive Attack, Beaux Arts Magazine, nummero spezial,
Anna Schindler, Unsere Bestürzung ist nur pseudobetroffenheit, Tages Anzeiger, Zürich, July
Guido Megelis, Schämt euch nicht, Tages Anzeiger Magazin, Zürich, No. 51
Robert C. Maorgan, Review, Art Press, No. 275
Craig Burnett, Dry Ice and Madness, Modern Painters, Winter

 

2001
Eva Karcher, Olaf Breuning, ArtInvestor, May
Philipp Kaiser, Olaf Breuning, Artforum, (best of 2001; a special issue), December
Stefan Zucker, Im Wald, im schönen, grünen Wald, Tages-Anzeiger, December 3
Yvonne Volkart, Trendwende in der Kunst?, WOZ, No 43, October 25
Basting Barbara, Die grosse Affenplage zu Allerheiligen, Tagesanzeiger, September 28
Gerhard Mack, Der Magier des Grauens, Art, No 7, July
Paul Panckhurst, Invasion of the video Vikings, The New Zealand Herald, August 13
Mack Gerhard, Olaf Breuning im Museum zu Allerheiligen, Kunst-Bulletin, November
Michael Schmid, Schmatzen, grunzen, gellen, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, October 6
Adrian Müller, Gute Kunst ist wie ein Schock, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, September 27
Zwischen Kesslerloch und Hollywood, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, September 7
Olivier Michelon, Doux comme la neige, Le journal des Arts, No.128
Dietrich Roeschmann, b-Movie der Evolution, Zeitung zum Sonntag, No.28, July 15
Ils pensent donc ils suissent, l'Hebdo Marseille, No.37
Jaad Lindgaard, pop cucul, Les Inrockuptibles, No. 290
Lookbooks. Cooler Mix aus Trash und Glamour, Bolero, December
Stella Brennan, Brave New Worlds, Pavement Magazin, Oct/Nov
Knui Eseling, Little Shop of Horrors, Der Tagesspiegel, April 28
Wolfgang Schreibler, Breunings künstliche Welten, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, Aug. 31
Roberta Smith, Olaf Breuning, The New York Times, November 23
Martin Engler, Kunstfeuer, NZZ, October 20/21
Joachim Schwitzler, Gorillas im Nebel, Südkurier, October 16
Philippe Mathonnet, Pour Breuning l'homme ne fait que se singer, Le Temps, Oct. 16
Martin Engler, Olaf Breuning: Apes, Kunstforum International, No. 156, Aug.- Oct

 

2000
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Klischee und Metapher – Olaf Breuning, NZZ, September 27
Gianni Jetzer, Olaf Breuning: Story-telling as a Reality Scan, Flash Art, No. 214, October
Gerhard Mack, Massaker in der Galerie, Cash No 38, September 22
Simon Maurer, Schwarzes Blut, Tages-Anzeiger, September 22
Simon Maurer, Mindestens ein bisschen komisch, Das Magazin, No.45, November
Michelle Nicol, Olaf Breuning, Purple, Summer
Marianne Rupp, Magier des Zeitgeistes, K-Geld, No. 2, Dezember
Jörg Schwerzmann, Makabere Scherze: Olaf Breuning, Bolero, October
Juri Steiner, Olaf Breuning: The World misleads, Artext, Summer
Alain Zucker, Die Kunst, die richtige Umlaufbahn zu erreichen., Die Weltwoche No. 47, November 23
Fotokunst: Der totale Ego-Trip, Annabelle, No. 18, September 15
Kunst und Geld: Der Unbekümmerte: Olaf Breuning, Die Weltwoche, No. 25, June 22
Die Munot-Stadt zeichnet Olaf Breuning aus, Sonntags Blick, No. 20, May 14
Eloge du massacre, L'Hebdo, No. 40, October 5
Ouverture, Vogue, November
Jörg Becher, J'achète les futurs Hodler, Bilan, July-August

 

1999
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Hinterfragte Klischees, Olaf Breuning in der Galerie Ars Futura, NZZ, October 16
Ewa Hess, Voll dabei, Sonntags-Zeitung, October 31
Dora Imhof, Woodworld, Die Holzwelt von Olaf Breuning, Du, August
Oliver Kielmayer, Genuss mit doppeltem Boden. Die schönen Hüllen von Olaf Breuning, Kunst-Bulletin, September
Simon Maurer, "Die Sahne des übelsten". Olaf Breuning, Sampler, Tages-Anzeiger, September 31
Florian Rajki, Zwischen Faszination und Demontage, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, September21
Hans Rudolf Reust, Olaf Breuning, frieze, Issue 47, July/August
Bettina Tschumi, Olaf Breuning, Flash Art, Summer
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Olaf Breuning, art press
Hans-Peter Von Däniken, Junge Fotokunst, Tages-Anzeiger, June 11
Ein Starkünstler mit Marthaler Heimatschein, Marthaler Post, October 17
Zürichs Kreative: Olaf Breuning, GQ Germany, May
Christoph Doswald, Siksi, The Nordic Art Review, No 3-4

 

1998
Christoph Doswald, It's a strange world, isn't it?, The nordic art review, Autumn/Winter
Zwischen Geisterbahn und Videoclip, NZZ, September
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Einladung zum Waldfest, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June
Claudia Kock Marti, Der perfekte Range-Rover-Mythos, Glarner Nachrichten, April 20
Martin Kraft, Gehörnte Bildwelt, Tages-Anzeiger, June 4
Doris Lösch, Wicked Games. Olaf Breuning in der Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Neue bildende Kunst, May
Gerhard Mack, Die Bilder in der Höhle. Der junge Künstler Olaf Breuning, St. Galler Tagblatt, August 26
Simon Maurer, Die Mausefalle drunten im Keller, Tages-Anzeiger, May
Beatrix Ruf, Woodworld: Olaf Breuning, Omnibus
Joachim Schwitzler, Gesänge im Plastikschlauch, Thurgauer Volksfreung, August 28

 

 

Articles In A Broader Context

 

2010
The Artists' Artists, Artforum
Contact 2010: Photography Reframed, Canadian Art
MOVE! MoMA PS1, Dazed digital
Let's Move, MoMA PS1, Vogue Italia online
MOVE! MoMA PS1, Time Out NY online
Mark Rappolt, Make Yourself at Home, Art Review
Contance Jablonski–The Darling, Purple Magazine, Spring/Summer
Deepika Shetty, Stretch Your Imagination, The Straights Times, May 22

 

2009
Noemi Smolik, Expirimenta Folklore, Artforum International, March
Silke Hohmann, In Frankfurt wird Folklore als cooles Kuriositätenkabinett wiederentdeckt, !Monopol
Anke Steinfadt, Tintenfisch auf Abenteuerreise, Offenbach Post
Ann Went, Experimenta Folklore, Frizz, February
Volksmusik und Folkslore von übermorgen, Focus, January
Experimanta Folklore, Modern Painters, Dec-Jan
Von Chistian Huther, Wenn Welten zwisschen den Welten liegen, Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz
Johanna Hunder, Experimenta Folklore, www.artmagezin.de, January 9
Experimanta Folklore, www.artknowledgenews.com, April 14
Marta Donínguez Riezu, Cool Hunting, Parramón Arquiyecctura y Diseno
Andrea Glauser, Verordnete Entgrenzung, Transcript

 

2008
Lyra Kilston, Experimenta Folklore, www.artinfo.com
Traditionelle Brauchtümer im Hochtechnologiezeitalter, Frankfurt-live.com
Hortense Pisano, Experimenta Folklore sucht nach der Verbidung von Music and Kunst, Journal Frankfurt
Alexander Jürgs, Brauchtum und Avantgarde, Prinz
Hortense Pisano, Rock My Religion, Frankfurter Rundschau
Von Sandra Danicke, Schaurige Faszination, Frankfurter Rundschau
Von Swantje Karich, Wo man kunst auf die Palme bringt, Frankfurter Allgemeine, FAZ.NET
Ben Lewis, Will the party soon be over for the Frieze crowd?, Evening Standard
Brian Kerstetter, Swimming With Kofi In Africa, Anthem, Winter 2008, #37
Day in Pictures, BBC News
Malgre la crise, Miami Beach honore sa foire d'art contemporain, LeMonde.fr
Daily Snapshot, CNN.Com/Travel
Steven Stern, Whitney Biennial 2008, Frieze
Unnuetzes Wissen, Neon
Michael Ringier, Cicero
All About Laughter, Art Notebook, Mori Museum
Andrzej Lawn, Whitney Biennial 2008, Flash Art
A Meditation On Art, NY Arts Magazine, vol. 13

 

2007
Jerry Saltz, When Cool things turn Cold, New York Magazine
Zu Klein für verwegen Phantasien, Kunstzeitung
Contemporain, surréel ou abstrait: l'art, La Liberté
Migros Museum für Gengenwartskunst, stadt-reisen
Imagine Welten, Bundr Tagblatt
Camera Austria: What We Bought, ArtMagazine
What We Bought, Steirmark
What We Bought, Angelika Kauffmann
Aktionen & Projekte, Kunstforum
Martin Behr, Menschen formieren sich zu Papstgesicht, Salzburger Nachrichten
Walter Titz, Verkaufte Frauen und visionäre Luftballons, Kleine Zeitung
Wenzel Mrácek, Nahe genug am Thema? über den Ausstellungsparcours, Korso
Antje Mayer, Nahe Dran, Kunstzeitung
Ulrich Tragatschnig, Gleich scheuen Igeln, Falter Steiermark
Von Henriette Horny, Vollkimatisierte Räume für Luftballons, Kurier
Michaela Reichart, Kultur des Konsums, Kronen Zeitung
Karl Wust, Bunte Skulpturen anstelle von Blut, Mittelland Zeitung Gesamtausgabe
Top Kehn, Camera Austria, Kleine Zeitung
Von Kerstin Kotal, herbst 40, Via Airport Journal
Lebenxmittel aus Kunststoff, Walliser Bote
Ewa Hess, fast lustig, Sonntagszeitung Geister, Migros Museum
Herzig und Hinterland, Week 20 Mintuten
Olaf Breuning, Art Almanac
Glenn Sogget, Ed and Denna Templeton, Central
Glen Scott, Olaf Breuning: Home, Cheaper and Deeper, The Sunday Morning Herald

 

2006
Matthias Oberli, Olaf Breuning, Swiss Institute for Art Research, www.sikart.ch

 

2005
Clare Hill, Humphreys: Talent and Art Don't Mix, Western Mail, Wales
Keilko Hirayama, Bernhard Willhelm, Ryuko Tsushin: Fantasy
Keith Plocek, In the Male Boy's Behaving Badly Invade the CAMH, Houston Press

 

2004
Wer Mit Wem wie Funktioniert Zurich? Das Magazin

 

2003
Save the Date, DS magazine, Paris, December
HG, édito, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22 - 29
Wiebke Hüster, Wenn Stare über Aecker tanzen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March

 

2002
Carl, Your Neigbour's Car?, Carl's Car Magazine, second issue
Chris Chang, Sound and Vision, Film Comment, July
Charles Gute, Spring Book Report, Flash Art International, No. 223, March-April
Claire Doherty, Liverpool Biennial, Art Monthly, November
Helen Sumpter, Cities in Bloom, The Big Issue, August

 

2001
Massimiliano Gioni, People, Flash Art International, No 217, March-April
Verena Kuni, Just what is it..., Kunst Bulletin, No 1/2, January/ February
Ingeborg Wiensowski, Die kalten Taschendiebe, Spiegel Reporter, No 01
Christoph Doswald, Schweizer Hoffnungsträger, GQ, May
Juri Steiner, Seedam Kulturzentrum, Fotografie – eine zweidimensionale Bühne für aufgeladene Räume, Spring
Christian Hubschmid, Zürich hoch hundert., Tages-Anzeiger, January

 

2000
Alles Fotografie!, Handelszeitung, March 1
Jörg Becher, Kunst mit Triple-A (Künstlerrating), BILANZ, June
Petra Gördüren, Pictures of a brave new world, Umelec
Eva Karcher, Die neuen Bunten, Vogue Germany, May
Simon Maurer, Abgesetzt, Das Salz des Mittelmeers, Tages-Anzeiger, January 6
Simon Maurer, Kunst, die sich einschmuggelt., Tages-Anzeiger, June 20
Françoise Ninghetto, Transfert, Kunst-Bulletin, No 7/8
Peter Ritter, Too Much Joy: Lost in the Funhouse with the Walker Art Center's "Let's Entertain", City Pages, March 22
Peter P Schneider, Panoptikum, Tages-Anzeiger, February 18
Brigitte Ulmer, Shootingstars, Bolero, April
Martin Engler, Monster im Oberstübchen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 10
Simon Maurer, In allen Bereichen das beste Menü auftischen, Tages Anzeiger, June 7
Gerhard Mack, Unartige Kandidaten, Cash, No. 24, June 16
Olaf Breuning at Ars Futura, Flash Art, No.214, October
Katrin Bettina Müller, Stadt Land Mensch, Der Tagesspiegel, February 12

 

1999
Brigitte Ulmer, The Art of Communication. Doswald Christoph & Dorothea Strauss: Current Trends, Swissair Gazette, June
Art Statements, Elle Plus, May
Top 100, Sonntagszeitung, December 26
Jörg Becher, Die Ware Kunst (Künstlerrating), BILANZ, June
Geneviève Breerette, Huit artistes suisses se promènent à Paris entre installations et vidéos, Le monde, January 9
Elisabeth Chardon, A Paris, des vidéastes suisses refont le monde, Le temps, January 5
Edith Krebs, "Klein-Mittelmeer" an der Limmat, Tages-Anzeiger, June 14
Simon Maurer, Alle gegen alle und alle mit allen, Tages-Anzeiger, June 17
Simon Maurer, Der Kunstboom, Das Magazin, June 18
Simon Maurer, Der lange Monolog der greisen Diva, Tages-Anzeiger, May
Sibylle Omlin, Seismograph gegenwärtiger Kunsttendenzen. Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst in der Kunsthalle Zürich, NZZ, November 24
Peter P Schneider, Gebändigte Sehnsucht, Tages-Anzeiger, June 4
Hans Renggli, Stolz und Selbstkritik, Tages-anzeiger, November 8

 

1998
Christoph Doswald, Eingefrorene Zeit, Facts, December
Simon Maurer, Abgefeiert, abgehakt, Tages-Anzeiger
Simon Maurer, Drei Monate Mittelmeer – und was nun?, Tages-Anzeiger, August 28

 

 

Catalogues

 

2010
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, S.M.A.K. MSK Gent.
21st CENTURY, Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, AU.
Make-Up, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, avedition
When a Tree Falls in The Forest..., Solyst Castle Park, DK.
Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, DK.
This Modern World? (curated by Mathieu Borysevicz), Shanghai, CN.
Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, CA.
Adaptation, Between Species, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA.

 

2009
The Reach of Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL.
Helvetia, Kunstsammlung 1998-2009
Darkside 2 – Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Steidl
Prepare For Pictopia, (for the exhibition Pictoplasma) Haus der Culteren Welt, Berlin, Gemany.
Tribu, F.I.S.C.O.09, Silvia Fanti

 

2008
Hell Bound, New Gothic Art, Francesca Gavin
Pie Bible, Moderne Kunst Nüunberg, M+M, D.
Transkultura (catalogue), Bunker Sztuki, Krakow, PL.
The Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Catalogue.
Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward, London, UK, 2008
Bernhard Willhem, Het Totaal Rappel, 2008
Puma/Serpentine, Benefit Publication, curated by John Armleder

 

2007
Masks Are Us, Eleanor Heartney, James Cohan Gallery, New York.

 

2006
Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Art Centre Rua das Fisgas, Cascais, PT October
Human Game Winners and Losers, (ed. Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi) Stazione Leopolda, Florence, IT, 21 June-21 July
Imagination Becomes Reality Part IV Borrowed Images, (ed. Jan Seewald, Stephen Urbaschek), Munich, D.
Nuit Blanche 7 October 2006, in association with La Mairie de Paris, Nicolas Bourriaud and Jerome Sans, Paris, FR
Elend (ed. frauke Boggasch and Dominik Sittig) in association with the institute for modern Art Nuremburg, D.
La Maison de La Culture d'amiens as part of D'Etonnants Detours Amiens, FR
Cahiers du Fonds National D'art Contemporain no 7, in association with centre des arts Plastiques, Paris FR.
Impakt Festival 2006, The Great Outdoors, August 23-27, Ultrecht, NL.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de castilla y léon Collection Volume 1 pub., MUSAC Leon.
Photography 2006 Les Recontres D'Arles 37th Edition, Published by Actes Sud, FR.
ETC., Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York 9/05-1/06
20 years at Kunsthalle St. Gallen 1985-2005, ed. Gianni Jetzer in association with JRP, Ringer, Zürich, CH.

 

2005
Olaf Breuning, They Live, Published Chapter, Wales, UK, Sept-Oct.
When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, CH.
UBS Art Guide Zürich-Bahnhafstrasse, text by Dr Markus Stegmann, CH.
Burlesques Contemporains, Beaux Arts Magazine.
Photo Suisse, ed. Christian Eggenberger and Lars Muller in collaboration with Swiss Foundation for Photography, Baden, CH.
Prêts à prêter Acquisitions et rapport d'activitiés 2000/2004, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur, ed. Isthme Editions, FR.
La Beaute Du Geste L'Art Contemporain et le Sport, Ed. Jean-Marc Huitorel, Paris, FR.
Falk Richter: Electronic City, in association with Staatstheatre Stuttgart, October
Magasin 1986-2006, Yves Aupetitallot pub. JRP Ringer

 

2004
Dream Extensions, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium.

 

2003
Mars, Kunst und Krieg (ed. Peter Weibel, Günther Holler-Schuster), Neue Galerie Graz, Austria.
Fast Forward Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Ingvild Goetz / Stephan Urbascheck, Germany.
Enviromalice on the cruzifiction waltzer, Roadshow Griezedale Arts Projects, Griezedale, UK.
Urban Diaries; Young Swiss Art, Madrid, Spain.
Durchzug / Draft, 20 Jahre Stiftung Binz 39, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
MECHANICAL AMERICAN Viedeoshow 01, Frantiska and Tim Gilman-Sevcik, Display Gallery, Prague, Poland.

 

2002
MIUZE, Olaf Breuning, (ed. Gianni Jetzer), Sticher Printing AG, Emmenbrücke, Switzerland.
T-Shirt, Paris, Editions Assouline, France.
Out of control, Liverpool Biennale, England.
Tutto normale, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy.
Hamish MeKay Gallery, New Zealand.
Umbau (Schrägspur), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany.
Spring Forward, (Cur.Simon Watson), Downtown Arts Festival; Chanel Boutique, New York, USA.
La Feria de las Tentaciones, Ediicion Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

 

2001
UGLY, Olaf Breuning (ed.Christoph Doswald), Hatje Cantz, Germany.
Les 32 dessins d'Olaf Breuning (ed. Air de Paris), JRP Editions, France.
gravità ZERO, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.
Printemps de septembre Théâtres du Fantastique, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris France.
C'est pas du cinéma, le Fresony, France.
Waldexpolsion, Helmhaus Zürich, Switzerland.
Group, Artspace, Aukland, New Zealand.
Extra, (ed. Marc-Olivier Wahler), Swiss Institute- Contemporary Art, Christoph Merian Verlag, Switzerland.

 

2000
Close up, Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad/ Baselland/ Hannover Freiburg.
Guarene Arte 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino, Italy.
Eidgenössiche Preise für freie Kunst 2000, Bundesamt für Kultur, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland.
Cream, London, Phaidon Press.
Kunst.Welt. Stadt. Zürich, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich, Switzerland.
The separate Optimists, Exhibition catalogue. Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Hypermental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000. Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff Koons, Kunsthaus Zürich/ Kunsthalle Hamburg.
Transfert. Kunst im urbanen Raum, Wahler, (ed. Marc-Olivier) Ausstellungskatalog. Biel, Switzerland.
Let's entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

 

1999
Eidgenössiche Preise für freie Kunst 1999, Bundesamt für Kultur, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland.
Missing link. Menschen – Bilder in der Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland.
Transfer, Istituto Svizzero Roma, Italy.
Le Repubbliche dell'Arte, Schweiz, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy.
Young. Neue Fotografie in der Schweizer Kunst, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
come in and find out, vol.2., ( Ed. Klara Wallner), Berliner Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH, Germany.
Kunst bei Rignier 1995-1998, (Ed. Beatrix Ruf), Ringier AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1998
Olaf Breuning (ed. Beatrix Ruf), Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland.
Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst 1998, Bundesamt für Kultur, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Olaf Breuning, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. Junge Schweizer Kunst mit Gästen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

 

1997
Gewebeprobe. Kunst aus Schaffhausen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

 

1996
Die Klasse. Studienbereich Fotografie, Schule für Gestaltung Zürich, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland.

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