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Yves Netzhammer | 2017 Residency

Mainland China | Visual Arts

Mar.27 - June 22, 2017 — Visual Arts

Nationality: Switzerland
Residency location: Shanghai

Yves Netzhammer will participate in a residency project in Shanghai. After many years of continuous activity in display and exhibition practice – among other opportunities in Beijing and Shanghai, China, he plans to focus on the development of a script for a planned full length animation-(film)-feature. Whilst his stay in Shanghai, he wishes to reflect on topics of language and signs. The pictorial and metaphorical tokens found in Chinese calligraphy offer an ideal platform for him to reflect about language, representational themes and the problem of the image.

Yves Netzhammer (b. 1970) currently lives and works in Zürich. He previously studied at the Zürich University of the Arts. His work combines video installation, projection, and painting, evincing a unique artistic charm.

Netzhammer’s presentation in China dates to various solo exhibitions and group projects: “Yves Netzhammer: Refurnishing Thoughts” at Fosun Foundation, Shanghai (2017);“The 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale”, Shenzhen (2016); “Smell of Animal” at K11, Shanghai (2013); “Nature, Fear, Entity” at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); and “Synethic Times: Media Art China 2008”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2008).

Netzhammer has held solo exhibitions at major museums around the world, including in the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur (Münster, Germany, 2016); Kyiv Biennale (Kiev, Ukraine, 2015); Museum of Old and New Art (Tasmania, Australia, 2013); Kunstmuseum Luzern (Switzerland, 2011); Kunstmuseum Bern (Switzerland, 2010); Palazzo Strozzi (Italy, 2009); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2008); Venice Biennale (2007); Karlskirche (2007 documenta supporting program, Kassel, Germany); Museum Rietberg (Zürich, 2006); Kunsthalle Bremen (Germany, 2005); and Helmhaus Zürich (2003).

Select group exhibitions include presentations in the Liverpool Biennial (2010); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2007); Witte de With and TENT (Rotterdam, 2006); Lehmbruck Museum (Duisburg, Germany, 2006); and the National Gallery in Prague (2005).

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