THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST
SUSANNE WENGER
I was sitting on a bench in a train station, waiting. Bored, I stared in front of me, when a crow hoped into my filed of vision, picked up a little black something, and then took off to a small platform. The platform became big, the black thing became a rock, and the train station a world apart. I began to walk, the air thick of humid heat. Far away old sounds pulsating. My body began to morph. Outer cells began to rotate inwardly and intestine feelings pushed outwards. My brain structure reconfigured in response to the landscape. I could almost hear my neuronal meshes expanding and looping like tropical vines and my tissues adjusting to the texture of mud. Transforming the distant rhythms unveiled the sense of breathing. Then a terrifying roar occurred, and bewildered I saw the train arriving. I took my bag, entered, sat down and exhaled.
UNLEASHED GHOSTS
Slimy


TOO MUCH SUN IS NO GOOD FOR DREAMS





NIGHT DOES NOT FALL
SORRY, YOU ARE NOT INVITED.
BUT DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL

yam, kneepad
IT'S BETTER TO STAY ANGRY
BAOBAB
I KNOW IT’S A ZEBRA WHEN I SEE STRIPES
nori paper

NEXT GENERATION
IT BELONGS TO US A LITTLE LESS THAN WE BELONG TO IT
LAUGHTER IS USUALLY THE END OF THE CONVERSATION
THE MASTER‘S TOOL
WILL NEVER DISMANTLE
THE MASTER‘S HOUSE

CV

  • 2016
    • There was a world, once, you punk. Point Project at BLOK ART SPACE, Istambul (to come)
    • The word for world is forest. 1646, Den Haag
    • Corpus Transmitter. Trudelhaus, Baden
    • Objects from the Temperate Palm House. Bargain Spot, Edinburgh
  • 2015
  • 2014
    • Attemps to read the world (differently). Stroom, Den Haag, NL (2 year project until 2016)
    • Too much sun is no good for dreams. Auswahl 14, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
    • Having a good time. Galleria Periferia, Luzern. Curated by Maude Leonard-Contant
    • Helvetic Zebra. STATION, Beirut. Curated by Donatella Bernardi
    • Friendship is not negotiable. Kunstkredit, Kunsthalle Basel. Curated by Ruth Kissling
    • Swiss Art Award. Basel
    • Newpressionism: 1, 11, 111. Instituto Svizzero, Milano. Curated by Miltos Manetas
    • I know it‘s a zebra when I see stripes. Piano Nobile, Geneva (solo). Curated by Isaline Vuille and Marie-Eve Knoerle
    • Seeing things. Glasgow International, Across the City, Glasgow. Curated by the artists
  • 2013
    • Laughter is usually the end of the conversation. Instituto Svizzero, Milano (solo) Curated by Salvatore Lacagnina and Valentina Sansone
    • We would prefer not to. Sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern. Curated by Nadine Wiedlisbach
    • Under a hunch. Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (solo with G. Küng). Curated by Rahel Schelker
  • 2012
    • Balises. Piano Nobile, Genf. Curated by Isaline Vuille
    • Auswahl 12. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
    • A word for a play. By Radio Arthur. Reginale 13, Kunsthaus Baslland, Muttenz. Curated by Sarah Bernauer, Franziska Glozer and Oliver Dolder
    • We are rolling, At Home IX. Galerie J, Genf. Curated by Martina- Sofie Wildberger and Raphael Julliard
    • Degree Show. Glasgow School of Art, Glue Factory, Glasgow Stay Vector, Stay!, Glasgow
    • Stay Vector, Stay!. Glasgow. Curated by the artists
    • Manufacture. CentrePasquArt, Biel. Curated by Zoë Gray and Sandra Patron
    • Buccleuch. exhibitions in a living room, Glasgow. Curated by me
  • 2011
    • Meubler la solitude. Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz. curated by Simon Bauer
    • Down the road. Project space of Gallery Ribordy contemporary curated by Isaline Vuille, Genf (solo)
    • The Wonders of the Invisible World. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, GB. Curated by Alistair Robinson
    • Territoires. BEX & ARTS, Bex, Schweiz. Curated by Noémie Enz, Jessica Schupbach and Pascal Häusermann
    • Il n‘y a que les montagnes qui ne se rencontrent pas. Agent Double, Genf. Curated by Isaline Vuille
  • 2010
  • 2009
    • Prolog. Landwirtschaftsbetrieb Frohe Aussicht, Zürich. Curated by Martin Blum
    • Timewarp, Project Room. CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France (solo). Curated by Felicity Lunn
    • Caravan. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (solo). Curated by Madeleine Schuppli
    • Auswahl 09. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
    • US. Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. Curated by Bettina Malcomess and Simon Njami
  • 2008
    • Auswahl 08. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
    • Regionale 09. Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
  • 2007
    • Regionale 8. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
    • Inventing tradition - Pah’Bèt. Residency and screening at ANNEX, Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht. Hosted by Marjolijn Dijkman
  • 2006
    • Tu Vas Où – Compte Rendu. Espace Céateurs, Douala – Cameroun (solo). Self initiative
    • On the way to work- iaab “Choices”. Kunstraum Riehen
    • Exit Tour. A 2 month travel project from Douala to Dakar, Artbakery, Douala - Cameroon
  • 2005
    • Enough room for space Part II. Claragraben 131, Basel. Curated by Schalter and Filiale.
    • Regionale 6. Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
    • Boulev´art 05. Cotonou – Benin. Curated by Dominique Zinkpe and Elise Daubelcour
    • Establishing a residency program between Iaab, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel and Artbakery, Douala - Cameroon (until 2011)
  • 2010 - 12
    • MFA, Glasgow School of Art
  • 2001 - 04
    • BA, Academy of Art and Design, Basel
  • 2000 - 01
    • Basic year, School of Art and Design, Basel

Credits

C R E D I T S 
(
    [Copyright] => © 2016 Dunja Herzog
    [Photographers] => 
        (
            [Emanuele Biondi] => Photos 33, 34 and 35
            [Jhoeko Fotografie] => Photos 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12
            [Dunja Herzog] => Photos 4 and 6
            [Stefan Jaeggi] => Photos 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30
            [Judith Kakon] => Photos 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22
            [Maude Serra] => Photo 27
            [Justin Stephens] => Photos 31 and 32
            [Niklas  Taleb] => Photos 13 and 14
        )

    [Website] => by Fuchs Borst, www.fuchsborst.de
)