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Peter Aerschmann | 2020 Residency

Mainland China | Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Nationality: Switzerland
Residency location: Shanghai
Partner organization: TBD

Peter Aerschmann, born 1969 in Fribourg, lives and works in Bern.

He studied computer science at the University in Basel and art at the University of the Arts, Berne (1994-1999). He is the initiator and co-founder of the PROGR foundation in Bern and Residency.ch

Peter Aerschmann works as an artist in the field of video, interactive computer installations and photography. During his travels he films people and objects in public space. From this constantly growing archive he isolates selected picture elements and thus deconstructs space and time. He combines the extracted objects as endless loops on the virtual stage and writes algorithms to control their movements and behavior. With the resulting videos and interactive installations, he asks questions about current topics in the world.

His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including the Fribourg Museum of Art and History (2020); Kunstverein Mannheim (2019); Kunstmuseum Appenzell (2018); Palazzo Ducale Genoa (2017); Fabrika CCI Moscow (2016); Kunsthaus Grenchen (2015), Beirut Exhibition Center (2015); Kunsthalle Budapest (2013); Palazzo Grassi Venice (2012); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); Musée d’Art Moderne Luxembourg (2009); Moscow House of Photography (2009); Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2008); Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (2008);

He has won awards including the Swiss Art Award (2002), the Aeschlimann-Corti Award (2006) and residencies in Berlin (2000), New York (2005), South Africa (2011), Moscow (2016), Genoa(2017) and Budapest(2019).

In China, he will work on the new video series “STOP & GO”, which focuses on the themes of time, speed and standstill on the basis of filmed street scenes.

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