Olaf Breuning

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Olaf Breuning
Olaf breuning.jpg
Born 1970 (age 46–47)
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Education Weiterbildungsklasse Fotographie, Höhere Schule für Gestaltung
Known for Artist, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Video

Olaf Breuning (born February 16, 1970 in Schaffhausen)[1] is a Swiss-born artist who lives in New York City.

Works[edit]

  • 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.

Exhibitions[edit]

Group exhibitions (selected)[edit]

In recent years he has exhibited his works at many group shows around the world, including The Somerset House, London; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Tinguely Museum, Basel; Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Musée Rath, Geneva and many other venues. Some of them are listed below:[2]

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Ursula Palla und Olaf Breuning. Hin und Her, Binz 39, Zurich, CH[4]
  • Métamatic Reloaded, Tinguely Museum, Basel, CH[5]
  • La realtà non è un luogo comune. Fotografie e video della Collezione d'arte della Julius Baer, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, CH[6]

2012

2011

  • Through the Looking Brain, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE[11]
  • Welttheater. Die Sammlung migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, LIE
  • Voici un dessin suisse 1990-2010, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, CH

2010

2009

  • Darkside II. Fotografische Macht und fotografierte Gewalt, Krankheit und Tod, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH[13]
  • 200 Artworks. 25 Years Artists, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP (catalogue ISBN 390758225X)
  • Julius Baer Art Collection, Palace Galerie; Bank Julius Bär; Hotel Suvretta House, St. Moritz, CH

2008

  • When fears become form, Centre d'art Neuchâtel (CAN), Neuchâtel, CH[14]
  • Sammlung/Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartkunst Zürich 1978-2008, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, CH[15]
  • Second_nature, Dexia Banque Internationale, Luxembourg, LUX
  • Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US[16]
  • Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zurich, CH

2007

  • Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
  • 12e Biennale de l'Image en mouvement, Centre pour l'image contemporaine (CIC), Geneva, CH[17]
  • What we bought, Camera Austria, Graz, AU[18]
  • Môtiers 2007, Art en plein air, Môtiers, CH
  • Screening, Karma International, Zurich, CH
  • Imagination Becomes Reality, Museum für Neue Kunst – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, DE
  • All about Laughter: humor in contemporary art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP[19]
  • art_clips.ch.at.de, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie – Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe; Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Wichtrach, DE
  • Six Feet Under. Autopsie unseres Umgangs mit Toten. Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead, Kunstmuseum Bern, CH[20]

2006

2003

  • V.I.D. Bern 2003 - Festival für Videokunst, Dampfzentrale, Bern, CH
  • Festival Video, Vira (Gambarogno), CH
  • Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH
  • Urban Diaries. Young Swiss Art, Alcalá 31, Madrid, ESP[24]
  • Durchzug / Draft. 20 Jahre Stiftung BINZ39, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, CH
  • M_ARS. Kunst und Krieg, de:Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AU[25]

2002

2001

2000

1999

  • Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst 1999, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, CH[32]
  • Anna Blessmann, Olaf Breuning, Ester Eva Damen, Bob Gramsma, Mathilde ter Heijne, Gerd Holzwarth, Lang/Baumann, Zilla Leutenegger, Chantal Michel, Heli Rekula, Podewil Center for Contemporary Arts, Berlin, DE
  • Missing Link. Menschen-Bilder in der Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, CH
  • Young - Neue Fotografie in der Schweizer Kunst, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
  • Transfer, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, IT

1998

  • Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. Junge Schweizer Kunst, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, DE
  • Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. Junge Schweizer Kunst, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, CH (catalogue ISBN 3906574024)
  • Olaf Breuning. Daniela Buetti. Nic Hess. Susan Hodel. Daniel Lorenzi. Costa Vece, Binz 39, Zurich, CH

1997

  • Bonsai/Dokumentationen. Die Kunst des Verkleinerns/Die verkleinerte Kunst, Hotel Zürich, Zurich, CH
  • Individuelle Welten. Malerei, Radierungen, Installation, Objekte und Fotografie, Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich, CH

Solo exhibitions (selected)[edit]

2013

2012

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

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
  • Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Chapelle du Geneteil, FR
  • Nils Staerk Gallery, DK
  • Yes? No?, KunstMuseum Luzern, Luzern, CH


2009

  • Small Brain, Big Stomach, Metro Pictures, New York
  • Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kodama Gallery, Kyoto and Tokyo, JP
  • Langhans Gallery, Prague, CZ

2008

  • Metro Pictures, New York, US
  • 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, Kraków, PL
  • Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
  • Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU
  • Gertrude, Melbourne, AU

2006

  • 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, US
  • Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR
  • Chapter Visual Arts, Cardiff, GB
  • Chisenhale, London, UK
  • Filmabend: Home, Kunst-Büro, Lupiod Lounge, Munich, DE
  • Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, AT
  • Nicola von Senger Galerie, Zürich, CH
  • Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP

2004

  • Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
  • Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP
  • The New Stedelijk Museum CS/ Auditorium, Amsterdam, NL
  • Olaf Breuning-vidéos, Association EDV, Toulouse, FR
  • Olaf Breuning-films, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
  • Home, Metro Pictures, New York, US
  • Magasin- Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, FR

2003

  • Museo Garillo Gil, Mexico City, MX
  • Under the Bridge, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, FR
  • Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH
  • Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE

2002

  • Swiss Institute, Hello Darkness, New York
  • Ars Futura Galerie, Zürich, CH

2001

  • Metro Pictures, New York, US
  • Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, AT
  • Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE
  • Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE
  • Hello Darkness, Swiss Institute, New York, US
  • Artspace, Auckland, NZ
  • Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR
  • Apes, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

2000

  • Ugly Yelp, Ars Futura Galerie, Zürich, CH
  • Air de Paris, Paris, FR

1999

  • Woodworld, Centre d‘art Contemporain, Geneva, CH
  • They Live! ArsFutura Galerie, Zürich, CH

1998

  • Woodworld, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH
  • Schlund/Chris Croft, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH

1997

  • Waldfest, BINZ39, Zürich, CH

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SIK ISEA, Olaf Breuning
  2. ^ SIK ISEA, Olaf Breuning (Ausstellungen)
  3. ^ Saiten, Das Fremde ist nur in der Fremde fremd, by Katharina Flieger, October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.binz39.ch/exhibitions/events/aktuell-und-vorschau/
  5. ^ https://www.tinguely.ch/de/ausstellungen/ausstellungen/2013/Metamatic.html
  6. ^ https://www.juliusbaer.com/ch/it/scoprite-julius-baer/impegno/collezione-darte-di-julius-baer/
  7. ^ http://www.sikart.ch/literatur.aspx?id=13348028
  8. ^ http://www.kunsthallewien.at/#/de/ausstellungen/vergangene-ausstellungen/parallelwelt-zirkus
  9. ^ http://www.kunstmuseumsg.ch/unser-programm/archiv/through-the-looking-brain.html
  10. ^ Art Report
  11. ^ http://www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de/en/exhibitions/review/info/ex/through-the-looking-brain-661/
  12. ^ https://www.kunstaspekte.de/event/pressart-die-sammlung-annette-und-peter-nobel-2010-01
  13. ^ https://www.fotomuseum.ch/de/explore/exhibitions/21722_darkside_ii_photographic_power_and_violence_disease_and_death_photographed
  14. ^ http://www.can.ch/archives.php
  15. ^ http://www.migrosmuseum.ch/de/ausstellungen/ausstellungsshydetails/?tx_museumplus%5Bexhib%5D=386&cHash=a3c092bc92b66a5efd1a9cae8c40a3ff
  16. ^ http://www.whitney.org/Exhibitions/2008Biennial
  17. ^ http://www.centreimage.ch/exhibitions-events/2007/12th-bim
  18. ^ http://camera-austria.at/ausstellungen/what-we-bought/
  19. ^ Artdaily
  20. ^ http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch/de/sehen/heute/102-six-feet-under-120.html
  21. ^ http://www.sammlung-goetz.de/en/Publications/past/Imagination_Becomes_Reality_IV_.htm
  22. ^ http://www.nicolavonsenger.com/e_archives_shermanetc.htm
  23. ^ https://christopheguye.com/exhibitions/some-tribes/introduction
  24. ^ http://old.likeyou.com/archives/urban_diaries_arco_03.htm
  25. ^ https://www.museum-joanneum.at/neue-galerie-graz/ausstellungen/ausstellungen/events/event/1952/m-ars
  26. ^ Annelise Zwez about the exhibition
  27. ^ https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2001/parkett/
  28. ^ Annelise Zwez about the exhibition
  29. ^ http://www.migrosmuseum.ch/en/exhibitions/exhibition-details/?tx_museumplus%5Bexhib%5D=123&cHash=224e0c2560b26ddb3f36305fcc674939
  30. ^ http://www.emuseum.ch/view/exhibitions/asitem/items$0040:52/0
  31. ^ https://www.kunstkulturquartier.de/kunsthalle/ausstellungen/archiv/kunsthalle-archiv/news/reality-bytes-der-medial-vermittelte-blick/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=02cf5aec0bf3929a7642f9be2758c631
  32. ^ http://kunsthallezurich.ch/de/eidgen%C3%B6ssische-preise-f%C3%BCr-freie-kunst-1999

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