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|Born||1970 (age 44–45)
|Education||Weiterbildungsklasse Fotographie, Höhere Schule für Gestaltung|
|Known for||Artist, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Video|
Olaf Breuning (born 1970) is a Swiss-born artist who lives in New York.
- Home 1/Home 2 (2004/7)--30 minute video starring Brian Kerstetter. Home 1 is presented as a double-projection, where the main character can no longer distinguish the difference between reality and fiction. He wanders around a hotel room telling stories about himself and other people to the camera. As he tells the stories, they are simultaneously seen on the opposite screen. In Home 2 Brian Kerstetter plays an ignorant tourist staggering around the world from Switzerland to Africa and Japan to Papua New Guinea, crashing his western mentality upon the exotic places he goes.
- Ugly Yelp (2000), Apes (2001), King (2001), Hello Darkness (2002)--With these installations, Breuning creates theatrical atmospheres using sound, video and light. These installations have been shown in many museums and are owned by collections internationally.
- Easter Bunnies" (2004)--A photograph created on Easter Island, transforming the Moais sculptures into Easter bunnies by setting up rabbit ears on C-stands in the extreme foreground.
- Sibylle (1998)-- Photograph of a female model lying on a table, whose body has been affected by cultural references to Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, Pablo Picasso, and others, resulting a creepily mutilated creature.
- Smoke Bombs (2008)--Exemplifies Breuning's photographic technique of leaving the mess of production within frame, allowing the viewer to see behind the scenes of the production.
- In October 2008, Breuning had his third solo show at Metro Pictures Gallery, New York.
- Ugly, 2000, monograph, Hatje Cantz, ISBN 3-7757-1105-8
- Home, 2004, monograph, JPR/Ringier, Magasin, Les Musees de Strasbourg, ISBN 2-940271-39-9
- Queen Mary, 2006, drawing catalogue, JPR/Ringier, ISBN 3-905701-94-4
- Olaf Breuning Homepage
- Examples of Breuning artwork
- Carbon 12 Dubai
- Examples of Breuning artwork at Lucy Mackintosh Gallery and Grizedale Arts
- Olaf Breuning's Home by Travis Jeppesen
- "Camelops Femina" exhibition at Carbon 12 Dubai, March-April 2013
- Olaf Breuning profile at Kadist Art Foundation