Silvia Bächli


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BIOGRAPHY

1956 Born in Baden, Switzerland
Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France

1993- Present Teaches at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, Germany


EDUCATION

1976–80 Schule für Gestaltung Basel and Ecole Supérieur d'art visuel, Geneva,
Switzerland


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris. Situer la Difference: Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan.
(two-person exhibition) (28 April – 16 July)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Mund zu Mund. Collagen von Silvia
Bachli. Gedichte von Florian Seidel. (16 March – 29 April)

2016 Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. Silvia Bächli. (12 November – 23 December)

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy. Silvia Bächli. (10 March – 11 May)

2015 Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. further. evolves. (10 September – 24
October)

FRAC Franche-Comte Besancon, France. Weiter wird. Les abords. (6 June
- 30 August)

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. Bündelungen. (17 February – 16 May)

2014 Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, Switzerland. Art & Peace. (20
November 2014 – April 2015)

Barbara Gross Gallerie, Munich, Germany. Weiter. Wird. (23 May – 12 July)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany. Blackberries. Works on paper. (27
March – 15 June)

2013 Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy. Silvia Bächli. (21 February – 27 April)

2012 Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. Silvia Bachli. (5 April – 30 June)

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switerzerland. Far Apart – Close Together.
(11 February – 13 May)

2011 Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Fjall. (24 February – 2 April)

Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan: Schnee
bis im Mai. (19 February – 1 May)

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. Schwedenrot. (1 February – 31 March)

2010 Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Silvia Bächli. (9 June – 31 August)

Galerie Nelson–Freeman, Paris, France. Silvia Bächli. (10 April – 22 May)

2009 Venice Biennale - 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy. Fare Mondi/
Making Worlds. (7 June – 22 November)

The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2008 Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY. Silvia Bächli. (24 January – 22 March)

Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. Silvia Bächli. (17 January – 1 March)


2007 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Nuit et jour. (7 November 2007 – 7 January
2008)

Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal. Silvia Bächli. (29 April – 13 July)

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. New Works. (28 February – 24 April)

2006 Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. Silvia Bächli,
Poèmes sans prénoms, 1999-2006. (9 June – 17 September)

Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland. (2 June – 1 July)

Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy. Silvia Bächli. (9 March – 30 April)

Galerie Nelson, Paris, France. Silvia Bächli. (25 February – 7 April)

Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden. (5 February – 26 March)

2005 Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Linien. (20 February – 17
April)

2004 Kunstraum Baden, Baden, Germany.

Sint–Lukas Stichting, Brussels, Belgium.

2003 Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland. (2 June – 31 October)

Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland. Oheiawei. (April – May)

Galerie Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland.

2002 Musée d'art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France. (24 May – 8 September)

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Kerguéhennec, France. (27 January – 24 March)

FRAC Haute–Normandie, Sotteville–lès–Rouen, France. (18 January – 10
March)

Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain.

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. Luisa.

2001 Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. (May – June)

Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland.

Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.

Stampa, Basel, Switzerland.

2000 Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany. (October – November)

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany.

1999 Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany. (17 July – 17 October)

Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany.

The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland. Silvia Baechl, with Eric Hattan.

1998 Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland. (11 December 1998 – 29 January 1999)

A/D, New York, NY. (17 September – 7 November)

Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland.

1997 Galerie Nelson, Paris, France. (November)

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany. (21 March – 19 May)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. (March – April)

Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland.

1996 Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland. (21 September – 17 November)

1995 Instituto Moreira Salles, Poços de Caldas, Brazil. (6 May – 30 July)

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany. Silvia Baechli, with Ernst
Caramelle.

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany.

Galerie Oele, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1994 Stampa, Basel, Switzerland. (October)

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. (28 May – 25 September)

Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. Silvia Baechli, with Eric Hattan.

Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany.

1993 Galerie Espace, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands.

Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst, Bremerhaven, Germany.

1992 Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany. (May – July)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany.

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland. 4 Augen sehen mehr als
zwei, with Eric Hattan.


1991 Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. (28 September – 10 November)

Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Ascona, Switzerland.

1990 Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany.

Stampa, Basel, Switzerland.

1989 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland.

1988 Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany.

Filiale Basel, Basel, Switerland. Soussol Filliale.

1987 Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

1986 Stampa, Basel, Switzerland.

1985 Raum für aktuelle Schweizer Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland.

1983 Stampa, Basel, Switzerland.

1982 Filiale Basel, Basel, Switzerland.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Les Dix ans du Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain (15 June – 11 September)

IAC, Villeurbanne, France. Paysages Cosmorphes. (2 December 2016 – 12
February 2017)

Hamburger Kunstalle, Hamburg, Germany. Zeichnungsraume – Positionen
Zeitgenossischer graphic / Teil II. (25 November 2016 – 21 May 2017)


2016 Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Das Lineal der Gerechtigkeit. (17
September – 20 November)

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. XL. (13 July – 12 September)

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark. Donation Florence
& Daniel Guerlain. (21 May – 4 September)

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Arles, France. Très traits. Eugène Leroy,
Christopher Wool, Andreas Gursky, Silvia Bächli, Isabelle Cornaro. (13
February – 24 April)

2015 Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany. Werkschau der Professoren und
Professorinnen der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste. (14
November 2015 – 21 February 2016)

Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden. Donation Florence & Daniel
Guerlain. (20 September 2015 – 28 February 2016)

Albertina, Vienna, Austria. Drawing Now. (28 May – 11 October)

Nicholas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland. A Drawing Show. (9 January – 21 February)

2014 Est Art Fair, Estoril, Portugal. Drawing. (10 – 13 July)

Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany. Zwischenräume. (5 July – 31
August)

2013 Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Etwas Eigenes. (29 June – 4
September)

Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain. Sin Motivo Aparente. (9 May – 16
October)

Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Material Fact – Silvia Bächli, Gerard
Byrne, Paul Doran, Dennis McNulty. (28 February – 13 April)

Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland. cycle L’Éternel Détour, séquence printemps 2013.
(20 February – 5 May)

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England. Silvia Bachli, Eric Hattan: What
About Sunday? (18 January – 31 March)

Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France. A Brief History of Lines. (11 January – 1
April)

2012 Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. What is grey exactly? (8 December
2012 – 8 April 2013)

i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland. Open; Wait, with Margrét H. Blöndal. (19 May – 30
June)

Die Sammlung Hanck im Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany. Aus
Passion. (25 February – 18 March)


2011 Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. Schnee bis im Mai, with Eric Hattan.
(19 February – 1 May)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Voici un dessin Suisse. (29 January –
25 April)

2010 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany. Je mehr ich zeichne.
Zeichnung als Weltentwurf. (5 September 2010 – 13 February 2011)

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Don't look now - Die Sammlung
Gegenwartskunst, Teil 1. (11 June 2010 – 13 March 2011)

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany. High Ideals & Crazy Dreams. curated by Gerwald Rockenschaub. (20 May – 30 September)

Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland. Voici un dessin suisse (31 March – 15
August)

Centre d'art, Brest, France. fragmentations, Silvia Bächli, Eric Hattan,
Karen Kilimnik (12 January – 20 March)

2009 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans
les collection du Centre Pompidou. (27 May 2009 – 21 February 2011)

Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France. Une Expedition. (17 March – 11
April)

Le Crédac, Ivry–sur Seine, France. Le travail de rivière. (4 February – 29 March)

Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. Days and Decades: 20th Anniversary. (29 January
– 7 March)

2008 FRAC Picardie, Amiens, France. anatomie, les peaux du dessin collection
Florence et Daniel Guerlain. (10 October 2008 – 17 January 2009)

Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, NY. The Florence & Daniel
Guerlain Collection: Select Drawings in New York. (26 – 30 March)

Frac Haute–Normandie, Sotteville–les–Rouen, France. Fragilités. (15 March – 4
May)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Drawings. (March – April)

Frac Haute–Normandie, Sotteville–les–Rouen, France. Ecrire au Féminin, Oeuvres de la collection du FRAC Haute–Normandie.

2007 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany. Swiss made. Präzision
und Wahnsinn. (7 July – 21 October)


Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France. De leur temps (2) art contemporain &
collections privées en France. (7 July – 16 September)

Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with musée des Beaux-Arts et
d'Archéologie, Besançon, France. Invention et transgression. (27 April – 27
August)

Galerie Nelson, Paris, France. 25th Anniversary. (13 January – 23 February)

URDLA, Villeurbanne, France. Schweizerische Künstlergraphik.

2006 FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France. Vous êtes ici. (10 November 2006 –
14 January 2007)

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Les mouvements des images. (5 April 2006 –
29 January 2007)

Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland. (2 June – 1 July)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Under the Skin. (March – April)

House of Art, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic.

Rehau Art, Rehau, Germany. Raumsieben.

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France. Chers
Amis.

2005 Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland. RAUMSECHS. Buchpräsentation und
Zeichnungen mit Silvia Bächli, Maja Naef, Hans Rudolf Reust, Mario Sala,
Anselm Stalder. (10 December 2005 – 6 January 2006)

Fonds d'art moderne et contemporain, Montluçon, France. L'art de la fugue:
Oeuvres de la Collection du FRAC Auvergne. (10 February – 27 March)

Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. Temporary Immigration. (25
January – 10 May)

2004 FRAC Auvergne, Clermont–Ferrand, France. Le syndrome de Babylone. (20
November 2004 – 15 January 2005)

L'espace Culturel François Mitterrand, Beauvais, France. Jardin des plantes.
(15 November 2004 – 29 January 2005)

Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France. Le Tableau
Contemporain. (23 July – 10 October)

Frac Haute–Normandie, Sotteville–lès–Rouen, France. Corps figures. (13 May –
24 June)

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Global World / Private
Universe. (14 February – 31 March)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Silvia Bächli, Ellen Gallagher,
Jana Sterbak,…an der Wand.

Skopia, Geneva, Switzerland. 15 ans d'activité.

Espace Henri Matisse, Creil, France. Jardin des Plantes, oeuvres du FRAC
Picardie.

Musée d'art Roger Quilliot, Clermont–Ferrand, France. Soleil vert (dispositifs
d'alerte).

2003 Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France. Peter Pan is Back! (12 January – 22
February)

Städtische Galerie im Rathauspark, Gladbeck, Germany. Silvia Bächli–Yvonne
Fontijne–Sabine Metzger: Private Collection.

Espace Saint Jacques, Saint Quentin, France. Jardin des plantes, oeuvres du
FRAC Picardie.

Museo de Arte moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos dias
Buenos Aires.

2002 Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland. Durchzug/Draft. (9 November 2002 – 12
January 2003)

Musée des Beaux–Arts, Rouen, France. Le Regard de l'autre. (27 April – 2
September)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Manor preisträger.

Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Unlimited.

2001 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Szenewechsel XIX. (March –
September)

FRAC Picardie, Amiens, France. Mieux vaut une poule demain qu'un oeuf
aujourd'hui.

2000 Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany. Bis dahin - 20 Jahre Galerie Ute
Parduhn. (18 November 2000 – 31 January 2001)

The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland. GANGURINN, 20 Year Anniversary.
(September – November)

Kunstverein, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Fleurs: Blumen in der zeitgenössischen
Kunst und Naturkund. (28 May – 30 July)

1999 Frac Haute–Normandie, Sotteville–lès–Rouen, France. Face à l'autre. (13
December 1999 – 30 January 2000)

A/D Gallery, New York, NY. A/D: A Decade.

Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway. Imperfektum. Exhibition travelled
in Norway.

1998 Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland. Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. (5 June – 30
August). Exhibition travelled: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany. (6 October – 22 November)

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. 13 Räume für die Kunst - Die
Schweizer Zeichnung im 20. Jahrhundert. (12 September – 15 November
1998). Exhibition travelled: Rupertinum Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. (17 December 1998 – 7 February 1999)

Fondation Electricité de France, Espace Electra, Paris, France. Jeux de
genres: un choix d'acquisitions récentes du Fonds municipal d'art
contemporain. (27 May – 22 July)

Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark. Tapko–Sunday Morning
Walk. (7 February – 13 April)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Im Reich der Zeichnung.

Ecole européenne supérieure d'art de Bretagne, Quimper, France. Dessiner–
Décider.

1997 Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany. Von Kopf bis Fuss. (8 June – 6 July)

Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzeland. Geschlossene
Gesellschaft.

Biennale de Cétinjé, Cétinjé, Montenegro.

1996 Whitney Museum, New York, NY, in collaboration with Museum für Moderne
Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on
American Art. (October 1996 – January 1997)

Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany. Bodyscape.

Interims Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany. Macht der Verführung.

1995 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Szenenwechsel VIII. (June
1995 – January 1996)

The Drawing Center, New York, NY. Selections Winter 1995. (16 March – 8 April)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Ohne Titel. Exhibition travelled:
Stiftung Kunst Heute, Bern, Switzerland.

1994 Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. Szenenwechsel VI. (August
1994 – January 1995)

1993 Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany. Uber–leben. (December 1993 – February
1994)

Boras Konstmuseum, Boras, Sweden. Echo. (5 September – 17 October).
Exhibition travelled: Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden. (22 January – 6 March
1994)

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany. Prospect 93. (20
March – 23 May)

Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany. (March – April)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway. Transit–Ny kunst fra Sveits.


1992 Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France. Oh! Cet Echo. (19 September – 1
November)

le Magasin, Grenoble, France. Entre chien et loup. (6 June – 2 August)

1991 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada. (K)ein Vergleich. (16 March –
21 April)

1990 Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Zeichung: Alex Hanimann, Silvia
Bächli and Manfred Stump. (12 March – 29 April)

1989 Fundacio Joan Mirò, Barcelona, Spain. Triennal de Dibuix Joan Miro.

1988 Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, Germany. Zeichnungen.

1987 Galerie M/2, Vevey, Switzerland.

1985 Lothringerstrasse 13, Munich, Germany. Zusehen. (13 December 1985 – 15
January 1986)

1984 Das subjektive Museum, Basel, Switzerland. (16 May – 24 June)

1981 Kulturhaus Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland. Mannsbilder. (8 April – 6 May)

TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2012 Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Far Apart - Close Together.
(13 April)


AWARDS / PRIZES

2014 Kulturpreis der Stadt Basel, Switzerland

2007 Hans-Thoma-Preis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Prix de dessin de la Fondation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, Paris, France

2003 Prix Meret Oppenheim, Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland

1991 Prix Breguet d’Art Contemporain, Switzerland


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Fogg Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Frac Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Frac Picardie, Amiens, France
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Mamco - Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
MAMCS - Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Pinakothek der Moderne, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich
Germany
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


PUBLICATIONS

Mouth to Mouth. Collages by Silvia Bachli. Letters by Florian Seidel. Sieveking Publishing (March, 2017)