Bio

CV

Pascal Häusermann

Born 1973, in Chur, Switzerland. After an crafts apprenticeship he has been working on his art projects since 2002 mainly dominated by the media of sculpture. Studied Theory of Arts and Media at University of Arts Zurich from 2004-2008 with a diploma FH-Visual Designer. Between 2001 and 2005 exhibits in the context of cultural activism in Zurich among others the squatted Cabaret Voltaire. 2003 he spends a residency at Genoa, Italy and wins 2006 the Swiss Art Award. Has exhibitions in Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia, Morocco and Brazil. 2011 he is a cooperative curator of the sculpture triennial Bex&Arts at the french part of Switzerland and is curating several exhibitions as a freelance curator until 2013. 2011 and 2012 he is lecturer at the F+F School of Art and Media Design, Zurich. From 2008 to 2010 he is a member or The John Institute, a independent curatorial project, based in Zurich. From 2012 on he starts working on films which accompany his interest into urban structures. He produces big size sculptures in public space like in Freiburg, South-Germany, Bex and Zurich, Switzerland. 2012/13 he spends a 4-months residency in Paris at the Cité internationale des Arts. 2014 he has his first institutional solo – exhibition at Centre PasquArt, Biel – Switzerland and 2015 he wins a international residency from the FAAP – Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo.

He lives and works in Zurich.

Exibitions

Solo Shows

2016 Dadalog Nr. 3, Daniel Vlček and Pascal Häusermann
The Solution, Prague
2015 “Pele de Vedro”, Kunsthalle São Paulo, São Paulo
2015  “Pele de Vedro”, Die Diele, Zürich
2014  “Sur-impressions”, Centre Pasquart, Biel
2013  “Walking an Oriental Line”, Center of Contemporary Arts Tiblissi
2013  “So fremd kann Heimat sein”, Wanderbühne Urnäsch, Appenzell
2009  “De-Personificatio”, Gast at “Auswahl 09”, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2006   “Larger Than Life”, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel
2005  “Die grosse Ernüchterung”, Stiftung BINZ39, Zürich
2004  “Canale Anale”, Gallery Rebecca Container, Genua
2003  “Behind The Green Door”, Les Complices*, Zürich
2003  “Apokalyptische Körper”, Max Bill-Raum, Jenatschstrasse, Zürich

Group Shows

2017 “Ewige Gegenwart. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Graphischen Sammlung ETH Zürich”, Ausstellung in der Graphischen Sammlung ETH Zürich und im Helmhaus Zürich
2016 Ein Knacks im Leben, Wir scheitern… und wie weiter?
Vögele Kulturzentrum, Kuratoren: Simone Kobler, Theo Wehner, Ulrike Wehner
2016 A discrétion, ausgezeichnetes Kunstschaffen in Appenzeller Gasthäuser
2016 New Buenos Aires
A group exhibition project with Jonathas de Andrade, Anne Brand Galvez & Company, Mariano Gaich, Óscar Gardea, Duarte, Pascal Häusermann, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán, Lena Maria Thüring, WORMS, Künstler_innengruppe, Corner College, Zurich
2016 The Artist as The Curator as The Artist
Livio Baumgartner, Pascal Häusermann, Karol Radziszewski, The Art of Curating or How about a Paracuratorial Turn?), Corner College, Zurich
2015 “Heimspiel”, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen
2015 “Nichts Neues”, Stadtgalerie Bern. Organised by Michael Günzburger
2015 “AAA Art Altstetten Albisrieden”, Zürich
2014 “Ecoing Bex & Arts”, Rolex Learning Center (outdoors), Affaires culturelles et artistiques, EPFL, Lausanne
2014 “Werkschau”, Fachstelle Kultur Zürich, Zürich
2014 “Die Axt im Haus”, Zimmermannhaus, Brugg. Mit Micheal Günzburger, Christian Vetter und L. Baumgartner
2014 “Blurred Lines” ABC Contemporary Gallery, Zürich, curated by Olga Stefan
2015 “AAA Art Altstetten Albisrieden”, Zürich
2014 “Emergences”, Sculptures en plein air, Bex & Arts, Bex, Waadt
2014 “Ecoing Bex & Arts”, Rolex Learning Center (outdoors), Affaires culturelles et artistiques EPFL, Lausanne
2014 “Werkschau”, Fachstelle Kultur Zürich, Zürich
2014 “Die Axt im Haus”, Zimmermannhaus, Brugg. Mit Micheal Günzburger, Christian Vetter und L. Baumgartner
2014 “Blurred Lines” ABC Contemporary Gallery, Zürich, curated by Olga Stefan
2013 VFO in der Binz 39, Zurich
2013 “Fire it Up”, Dienstgebäude, Zürich
2013 Werk und Atelierstipendien, Helmhaus, Zürich
2013 Das schwache Geschlecht, neue Mannsbilder in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bern
2013 Festival international des arts plastiques, Settat, Marokko
2013 Werkschau des Kantons Zürich, F+F Schule, Zürich
2013 Special Ed and Friends Only, Featuring Ca Tuong Nguyen, Navid Tschopp, Pascal Häusermann, Susanne Sauter, Ed Young, and Zama Kubu, Air Studios, Rote Fabrik, Zürich
2012 Fire It Up: Ceramic as Material in Contemporary Sculpture, together with Mark Divo, Cristian Andersen, Artfoyer, Zurich
2012 AusSicht Kunst, Skulpturen und Objekte auf dem Freiburger Schlossberg, Freiburg i. Br.
2011 “Arkhaiologia”, Ai Wei Wei, Mark Dion, Daniel Richter, Jonathan Meese, Sophie Calle, Daniel Spoerri, Julia Steiner, Heinrich Gartentor, Beat Lippert, Giuseppe Cabellone, Jan Fabre, Simon Fujiwara, Centre Pasquart, Biel
2011 Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zürich
2010 Auswahl 09, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2010 Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zürich
2010 Auswahl 10, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2009 Grants Zurich, Helmhaus, Zurich
2009 Swiss Art Awards, Messezentrum Basel
2009 Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zürich
2008 5th international Dadafestwochen, with Ingo Giezendanner, Marianne Engel, Mickry Drei, etc. Curated by Mark Divo, Kolin, Czech, Republic
2008 10ième Triennale de la Sculpture, Bex & Arts, with Valentin Carron, San Keller, Vicent Kohler, Bob Gramsma, etc; Bex, Waadt
2008 Werkstipendien des Kantons Zürich, F+F, Schule für Kunst und Medien, Zürich
2008 Auswahl 08, Aargauer Künstler und Künstlerinnen, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2007 “John Intitute, Role Model”, David Blandy, Simone Gilges, Nicolas Guagnini & Jeff Preiss, Walter Pfeiffer, Julika Rudelius, Ed Young, Silvie Zürcher, Kunsthaus Perla Mode, Zürich. Kuratoren: Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth, Burkhard Meltzer, Michael Hiltbrunner
2007 “Art of Failure”, Kunsthaus Baselland, with Roman Ondak, Nedko Solakov, Erich Steinbrecher, Rosemarie Trockel, Stefan Burger, etc. curated by Claudia Spinelli, Sabine Schaschl
2007 “För Hitz ond Brand”, Kunst in appenzeller Ortsmuseen. with Ursula Palla, Christoph Büchel, Peter Regli, Loredana Sperini, etc.
2006 Swiss Art Awards, Basel
2006 Werkstipendien des Kantons Zürich, F+F, Schule für Kunst und Medien, Zürich
2006 Proces, 1. International symposium for interdisciplinary proces in contemporary art, Prag. Kurator M. Divo
2006 “you knows it” Gruppenausstellung mit Clare Goodwin, Marcel Kühne, Jan Kotik, Mark Divo, curated by Mark Divo, GroeflinMaag Galerie, Basel
2005 “Lokale Aufhellungen”, curated by Martin Senn und Esther Eppstein, Helmhaus, Zürich
2005 International Biennale, National Gallery, Prague. Curated by Oliver Kielmayer
2005 “interlokal”, Shedhalle, Zurich
2005 “Editionen in der BINZ39”, Stiftung BINZ39, Zürich, curated by Loredana Sperini und Alexandra Blättler
2004 Ausstellung der Stipendiaten und Stipendiatinnen der BINZ39, BINZ39, Zurich
2004 Kunstmesse Zürich, Cart-Off-Space, mit Fondation Kroesus
2004 4. Dada-Festwochen, Gemeinschaftsarbeit mit Loredana Sperini
2002 Werk – und Stipendienausstellung, Helmhaus, Zurich
2002 “Behind the green Door”, Künstlerhaus Plattenstrasse, Zurich
2001 Welcome to Egypt, Installation by Marc Divo, Helmhaus, Zürich
2001 Kunstschau im Hotel Garnie, Zürich
2001 Kunstschau im Dada-Haus , 1. Dada-Festwochen, Zürich
2001 “So fremd kann Heimat sein”, Gruppenausstellung mit M. Divo, Stini Arn, Olga Mazurkiewicz, Kurator: Gianni Jetzer, Kunstraum, Kreuzlingen

Grants

2014 Grant Kanton Zürich
2014 Award Kulturstiftung UBS
2011 Grant Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Druckgrafik
2008 Grant Aargauer Kuratorium
2006 Federal Price for Fine Arts
2006 Grant of Kanton Zürich
2005 Grant of Appenzell Ausserrhodische Kulturstiftung
2002 Grant of Appenzell Ausserrhodische Kulturstiftung

Residencies

2015 Residency of the Faap-Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012 Residency at Cité des arts, Paris (Kanton Zurich)
2002 Studio of Stiftung BINZ39, Zurich
2002 Residency at Genoa, Italy (City of Zurich)

Art in Public Space

2017 Traits of a Square, Zurich/Altstetterplatz
2017 L’art de la guerre, Freiburg im Breisgau/Merzhauser Strasse

Art in Commission

2012 Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich, Architekt Max Dudler

Curatorial Projects

2014 “Trouble Boy”, Corner College, Zürich
2012 “Conditio Humana”, Curator Kunstkammer, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zürcher Bildhauer, Zürich
2011 “Territoires” Co-curator of the sculpture triennale Bex&Arts, Kanton Waadt, Switzerland
2009 “A Last Flare-up of Heroism before Decay”, Co-Curator, The John Institute, Pavillon Paradeplatz, Zurich