Marc Bauer (*1975 Geneva, Switzerland) 
History, memory, gender and identity, migration, the connections between violence, religion and sexuality are some of the themes in Marc Bauer’s work that consists for a major part of black and white drawings, but extends to animation film, ceramics, oil painting and sculpture.
On the basis of a thorough research, often in collaboration with philosophers, authors, scientists or other specialists, Bauer develops work that range from intimate sets of drawings, to large-scale, space filling installations that can include many media like wall drawing, work on paper, animation, sound.
Neither the research nor the selection of the images have any claim to completeness, general validity or methodical accuracy, but follow exclusively the subjective perspective of the artist. He assembles collected materials into pictorial narratives in which historical and fictional elements and events from different contexts and times can mix.

Marc Bauer lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Visuels Genève (now HEAD) and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Bauer is permanent lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

He has shown his works in numerous institutional exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad, notably at the Berlinische Galerie (2020-2021); Istituto Svizzero, Milan (2020); Drawing Room, London (2019); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2014); Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2013); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2011); MAMCO, Geneva (2010). Group exhibitions in Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2021); Migros Museum, Zurich (2019); Kunsthaus Zurich (2019); Biennale of Sydney (2018); S.M.A.K., Ghent (2015); Albertina Museum, Vienna (2015) and was included in 2018 Biennale of Sydney and the 2014 Liverpool Biennial.

Marc Bauer is the laureate of the Prix Meret Oppenheim / the Swiss Grand Award for Art 2020.
He is the winner of the GASAG Kunstpreis in 2020, was awarded the Prix culturel Manor, Geneva in 2009, and the Swiss Art Award in 2001, 2005 and 2006

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