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)