© 2017 Studio Olaf Breuning

 

BIOGRAPHY

1970  Born In Schaffhausen,

Switzerland, Lives and works in New York / Kerhonkson, NY

 

EDUCATION

1988 - 93

Professional Education as Photographer

1993 - 96

Photography, ZHdK, Zürich, CH

 

 

SOLO EXHIBTIONS

 

2017

Olaf Breuning, Downstairs Project, New York, US (upcoming)

Olaf Breuning, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP (upcoming)

Quiet Afternoon, Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zuerich, CH

Olaf Breuning, Metro Pictures, New York, US

 

2016

Olaf Breuning, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE

Olaf Breuning, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

Retrospektive, NRW-Forum, Duesseldorf, DE (ongoing)

 

2015

Life, Metro Pictures, New York, US

Olaf Breuning, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US

Home 1-3, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, NO

 

2014

Clouds, Public Art Fund, Friedman Plaza, New York, US

Groups, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, IL

Do Not, Art Cube, Artist Studios Jerusalem, IL

 

2013

Home 3 Screening, The Modern Institute Oxford, Oxford, UK

  Home 3 Screening, ICA London, London, UK

Home 1/2/3, Metro Pictures, New York, US

Camelops Femina, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE

The Grid, Paul Klee Museum, Bern, CH

Home 3, IMA Brisbane, Brisbane, AU

 

2012

Home 3 Screening, Swiss Institute, New York, US

Home 2, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU

Human / Nature, Box, Pippy Houldsword Gallery, London, GB

 

2011

Art Freaks, Metro Pictures, NY

Art Freaks Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

Art Freaks, Kodama Gallery, Kyoto, JP

 

2010

Olaf Breuning, Nicola von Senger Gallery, Zürich, CH

Art in The Park VI, Baur au Lac Park, Zürich, CH

Box People, Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Chapelle du Geneteil, FR

Marilyns, Nils Staerk Gallery, DK

Yes? No?, KunstMuseum Luzern, Luzern, CH

 

2009

Small Brain, Big Stomach, Metro Pictures, New York

Color Studies, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA

Life is a Wheel, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

Color Studies, Kodama Gallery, Kyoto, JP

Olaf Breuning, Langhans Gallery, Prague, CZ

 

2008

At least I tried, Metro Pictures, New York,

OMG, Conduits Gallery,  Milan, IT

Sand Sculpture, Art Projects for Miami Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Home 2, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, CH

 

2007

Olaf Breuning, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zürich, CH

Olaf Breuning, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH

Woman and Dead, Bunker Sztuki, Krakow, PL

Olaf Breuning, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

Home, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU

Home, Gertrude, Melbourne, AU

2006

Olaf Breuning, Wolfsberg, Wolfsberg, CH

Vidéokiosque, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Paris, FR

Home, IMA, Brisbane, AU

Group, Window of Elizabeth Leach Gallery,  Portland, OR

Olaf Breuning, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

Home, Sketch, London, UK

 

2005

China Town Objects,  Metro Pictures, New York

Queen Mary, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR

They Live, Chapter Visual Arts, Cardiff, GB

Oh, yes it is a Garden! Chisenhale, London, UK

Home, Kunst-Büro, Lupiod Lounge, Munich, DE

Ozaki Nuke, Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, AT

Home, Nicola von Senger Galerie, Zürich, CH

Olaf Breuning, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP

 

2004

Olaf Breuning, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

Olaf Breuning, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, JP

Home, The New Stedelijk Museum CS/ Auditorium, Amsterdam, NL

Olaf Breuning, Association EDV,  Toulouse, FR

Olaf Breuning, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES

Home, Metro Pictures, New York

 

2003

Olaf Breuning, Magasin- Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, FR

Olaf Breuning, Museo Garillo Gil, Mexico City, MX

Under the Bridge, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, FR

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH

Hello Darkness, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE

 

2002

Hello Darkness, Swiss Institute, New York, US

Olaf Breuning, Ars Futura Galerie, Zürich, CH

Camp, PasquArt, Biel, CH

 

2001

Primitiv, Metro Pictures, New York

Olaf Breuning, Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, AT

King, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE

Apes, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE

King, Swiss Institute, New York

Group, Artspace, Auckland, NZ

Olaf Breuning, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR

Apes, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

 

2000

Ugly Yelp, Ars Futura Galerie, Zürich, CH

Olaf Breuning, Air de Paris, Paris, FR

 

1999

Woodworld, Centre d‘art Contemporain, Geneva, CH

They Live! Ars Futura Galerie, Zürich, CH

 

1998

Woodworld, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH

Schlund/Chris Croft, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH

 

1997

Waldfest, BINZ39, Zürich, CH

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

 

Collection on Display, Migros Museum, Zurich, CH

Lob des Schattens, Andre Butzer, New York, US

I Go, You Go, Good to Go, Unclebrother, Gavin Brown Gallery, Hancock, US

Electronic Superhighway, MAAT, Lisbon, ES (upcoming)

There is always something to complain about life, Tableau, Zurich, CH (upcoming)

Heart Geneva, Geneva, CH

Gastraeume, Zurich, CH

Save the Climate, 3D Foundation, Verbier, CH

Power Mask, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL (upcoming)

Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, AU

National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Melbourne, AU (upcoming)

5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Holdsword Gallery, London, UK

 

2016

Conversation autour d'une collection, Villa Bernasconi, Lancy, CH

Bip, Biennale De L’Image Possible, Liège, FR

Send in the Clowns, Nils Stark Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Festival le Cabaret Vert, Balak, Charleville-Mezieres, FR

Um die Ecke denken, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, CH

This One is Smaller Than This One, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US

Boom Bang III, NN Contemporary Art, North Hampton, UK

And Now the Good News, MASI Lugano, CH

Vitaminbombe, Kunsthalle Emden, DE

 

2015

Move!, Brookfield Place, New York, US

Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (upcoming)

Warhol, TIFF, Toronto, CA (upcoming)

Dont Worry, Kate McGarry Gallery, London, UK (upcoming)

This is not a Love Song…,Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR (upcoming)

Who is Crying? Meet Factory, Prague, CZ (upcoming)

Olaf Breuning, ART POP, Montreal, CA

Welcome to the Jungle, KunstWerke, Berlin, DE

Station to Station (Smoke Bombs), Barbican Centre, London, UK

Zurich & Elsewhere, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London, UK

Trial / Error / Art, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

Humans, Munkeruphus, Dronningsmolle, DK

 

2014

Drommeland, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg

Elevation 1049, Luma Foundation, Gstaad, CH

Protect me from what i am, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich, DE

Broken, Slapstick, Comedy and Black Humor, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE

Close Encounters, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE

Os Tropicos, Centro Cultural CAIXA, Sao Paulo, BR

Gastspiel, Museum Rietberg, Zuerich, CH

Is it much too much to ask, not to hide behind the mask? Old Room, New york, US

Group Show, (Tony Matelli, John Miller) Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, RU

 Bash, Woodstock Byridcliffe Guilt, Woodstock, US

 

2013

Triennale de l’image contemparaine, Kunstahalle Umenia Kosice, Slovakia, SK

Landmark, The Somerset House, London, UK

Cultural Freedom in Europe, Goethe-Institute, Brussels, BE

Move!, Sesc Belenzinho, Sao Paulo, BR

Air/Port, Beauty Without Irony, Essaouira, MA

Other People's Problems, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, IL

This is Not a Love Song, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

Serious Laughs, UPAC Kingston, Kingston, US

Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, City Park Hall, New York, US

Station to Station, organized by Doug Aitken, from East to West, US

Art Across the City, LOCWS Swansea, Wales, UK

 Parcours, Art Basel 2013, Basel, CH

The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, US

Metamatic Reloaded, Tinguely Museum, Basel, CH

Pataphysics, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US

Des Images Comme des Oiseaux, CNAP, Paris, FR

Social Animals, Art Basel Miami, Collins Park, Bass Museum, Miami, US

 

2012

Dead Lines, The Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, Germany, DE

Nova, Mis, Sao Paulo, BR

A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL

Cover Up (second version), Musuem of Art in Bochum, DE

Display/Replay, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, CA

Display/Replay, StadGalerie, Bern, CH

Sport in Art, Mocak, Krakau, PL

Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, AT

Hidden Stories, Kai 10, Dusseldorf, DE

Fad Gadget Frank Tovey, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York, US

In Living Color, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, US

The Art of Cooking, The Royal T, Los Angeles, US

XL, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Sanghai, China, CN

Dogma, Metro Pictures, New York, US

Really Exotic?, SMBA, Amsterdam, NL

Sculpture is Everyting, The Quennsland Art Gallery, Brisbane

International 6400 Videofestival 2012, XBunker, Sonderborg, DK

Laugther (Riso), Electricity Museum, Lisbon, PT

The End of the World, V-ART Center, Shanghai, CN

Family Portrait, Carriage Trade, New York, US

 

 

2011

God Only Knows, CAA Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, US

Commercial Break, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

Train Fantome! Cruise & Callas, Berlin, DE

Let it End like This, Apex Art, NY, US

Voici un Dessin Suisse, Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH

Electromediascope, Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, US

 

 

2010

Move, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, Queens, NY, US

Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.)

Sva, HBC, Berlin, DE

The Secret (still) Knows, (LAND) LAB, Los Angeles, US

The Battle of Bad Taste, The Swiss Institute, New York, US

SWELL, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, US

Press Art, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, AT

La Foret de mon reve, Gallerie du conseil Général of Aix-en-Provence, FR

Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, DK

Adding Complexity to Confusion, Grizdale Arts at The Tate Britain, London, GB

Adaptation, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA

Le Burlesque in Contemporary Art, Centre Culturel André Malruex, Bourget, FR

Cover Up, The Tape Modern, Berlin, DE

If a tree falls in a forest.., Solyst Artist in Residency Center, West Zealand, DK

Global Localism, (temporary venue), Hawaii, US

Desire, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

And The Moral of The Story Is...Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, NL

Be A Star, Play A Model, International Photo Festival, Knokke, BE

Knock Knock: Who’s There?, Armand Bartos Fine Art & Fred Torres Collaborations, NY, US

Contact, Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto, CA

Fantasmagoria The Mythic World, les Abattoirs Museum, Toulouse, FR

Press Art, KunstMuseum St. Gallen, CH

I am Swiss, Musée Rath, Geneva, CH

The Secret Knows, LAND, Austin, TX

Shanghai Billboards, Various locations, Shanghia, CN

Nuit Blanche, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, CA

 

2009

Objects, Furniture and Patterns, Art Since the Summer of ’69, New York, US

Rock Garden, Salon 94, New York, US

The Likely Fate of The Man That Swallowed The Ghost, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Bernhard Wilhelm Retrospective, Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL

Pandora’s Box, Performa, White Box, New York, US

Time Out Video Festival, UCCA, Beijing, CN

Tina B Festival, Prague, CZ

Photo Festival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, (public space), DE

Warehouse of Horrors, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

The Reach of Realism, MoCA, Miami, FL

Total Nowhere Emotional Expansion, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, AU

Lowlands Summer Music Festival, Stedilijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

I Am Comedy, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Borderline Pleasure, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, DE

Today and Everyday, X Projects, New York, US

The Haunted Chateau, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Foodprint Exposition, Art & Architecture Center, Stroom Den Haag,  NL

60 Minutes, Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

The Uncertainty Principal, Museu d’Art Contemorani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, ES

Stranger Things Are Happening, ASPEX, Portsmouth, UK

The Magic and The Funny Meet Again, De Brokke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

TradeCity, Contemporary Art Manchester (CAM), Manchester, UK

Fotographica Bogotá, FotoMuseo, Bogotá, CO

Everything Must Out Going, Asia Song Society, New York

Works on Paper, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, DK

Vanderbuilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN

Hypocricy: The Sitespecificity of Morality, The National Museum,  Oslo, NO

PictoPlasma, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, DE

Books, Books, Nothing else than Books, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtale, DE

Born in The Morning, Dead By Night, Leo Koenig, New York, US

Moving Money: Global Capital and the Dematerialization of Value, SAC Gallery , StonyBrook, US

Virtual Insanity, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, US

A Meeting Between the Tragic and The Funny, Hessen Huis Museum, Antwerp, BE

Unfictions, EMPAC, Troy, US

Uncharted, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, US

Travelogue, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

F.I.S.Co, Festival Internazional sullo Spettacolo Contemporanea (9th edition), Bologna, IT

Offset Exhibit, Mount Tremper Arts Facility, Hudson, US

Fotofestival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, DE

 

2008

Experimenta Folklore, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE

Second Nature, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Paris, FR

The Empty Page, James Fuentes, New York, US

Looking at Music, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

DreamBerries, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Muenster DE

Aurum, Centre Pasque Art, Biel, CH

Family Affair, Conduits/Gea Politi, Milan, IT

I Am Comedy, Hotel MariaKapel, Holland, NL

Second_Nature, Gallery Nosbaum and Reding, Luxembourg, DE

The Rocky Mountain People Show, Galleria Civica di Arte Conteporanea, Torino, IT

Living London, I Don’t like to Curate, but at least I like the Videos I Selected, 176, London, UK

Less is Less and More is More, That’s all, CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, FR

Anyone got Wood? Bondegatan, Stockholm, SE

Nekrokvlt, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, NL

Damn! I wish I’d made that... , Chapter, Cardiff, UK

Moscow Short Film Festival, Moscow Short Film Festival, Moscow, RU

Tell Tchaikovsky the News, STANDARD, Oslo, NO

Like Watching a Train Wreck, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zürich,  CH

Damaged (curated by Tony Just), GBE Passerby, New York, US

Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Le Spectrarium (Les Fantòmes de la Machine), Fondation Suisse, Paris, FR

After Effects, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, Santiago, CL

Fun, Fun, Fun, Aros Aarhus Kunst Museum, Aarus, DK

Collection/Sammlung, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH

Bad Moon Rising, ISPC, New York, US

 

2007

Air de Paris, Galerie Delphine Pastor, Monaco, MC

Total Recall (Bernhard Willhelm), Mode Museum, Antwerp, BE

Playback, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville da Paris, Paris, FR

Hold the Line, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe, DE

Elsewhere, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Idylle, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, ES

Group, Home I, King, The Dome, Toronto, CAN

Les Collections, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, FR

What We Bought, Camera Austria (Steirischer Herbst), Graz, AT

Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

Dutch Film Festival, Lowlands, Amsterdam, NL

Enlarge Your Practice, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR

Arnhem Mode Biennale, Arnhem Mode Biennale, (Bernhard Wilhelm), Arnhem, NL

Yo!, Rivington Arms, New York, US

Imagination becomes Reality Part VI, Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE

The Return of the Seven Samurai , Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, CH

Forest Assembly! , Gallery Alexandra Dyvi, Oslo, NO

 All about Laughter, Mori Museum, Tokyo, JP

Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, Athens, GR

 

2006

Panoramica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX

Music is a Better Noise, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, US

Group Show, Galeria Leyendecker, with Tobjorn Rodland, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES

Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennal, Biennal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES

Flesh Records, Haswellediger, New York, US

Nuit Blanche, Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR

International Photo Festival Seoul, International Photo Festival Seoul, Seoul, KR

Impact Festival, Impact Festival, Utrecht, NL

Distor, Garillo Gill Museum, Mexico City, MX

Summer, Nils Staerk Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

D’Etonnants Détours, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, FR

Summer Kamp K48 2006, John Connelly Presents, New York

Some Tribes, Scalo Guye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Programme Vidéo Suisse 3 Génerations, Spazio Culturale Svizzero di Venezia, Venice, IT

JRP Rigniers Exhibition in Paris, Christophe Daviet-Thery Gallery, Paris, FR

Human Game, Pitti Fondazione, Florence, IT

Rencontres d’Arles Award, Rencontres d’Arles Award, Arles, FR

Imagination becomes Reality Part VI, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE

Videonale- Negative Space Extend, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE

Action, Frac Provence-Alpes-Còte d’Azur, Marseille, FR

Expo PHOTOsuisse, Musceo comunale d’Arte Moderna Ascona, CH

Expo PHOTOsuisse, Pinacoteca Casa Ruece, Locarno, CH

Cindy Shermann, Gianni Motti, Olaf Breuning, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, CH

Waking-Up, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, FR

Ballermann Die Ausstellung, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, DE

Cindy Sherman, Jim Shaw, Olaf Breuning, Metro Pictures, New York, US

 

2005

Blanknessisnot a Void, Standard, Oslo, NO

30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentum, Pfäffikon, CH

Works on Paper, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE

Naturellement Abstrait, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, CH

Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Canale Grande im Volksbad, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St.Gallen, CH

Wanderausstellungprojekt PHOTOsuisse, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, IT

Old and New Dreams (Prince Charles Cinema for Art Fortnight), Artprojx ,London, GB

Fade to White, Vita Kuben, Umea, SE

When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, CH

Mirgration Baustelle Schweiz, Toni Areal, Zürich, CH

Film Festival Lima/ Cuszco, Center of Photography, Lima, PE

Photography Festival Antwerp, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, BE

Nomad’s Land, Miracle Association, Bayonne, FR

Figure it out, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

With us Against Reality, or Against Us! Loft, Oslo, Norway, NO

Viennastripe, Museum in Progress, Vienna, AT

First We Take ... Arts Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Kisama, Helsinki, FI

Burlesques Contemporains, Jeu de Pomme, Paris, FR

Growing up Absurd, Kent Institute of Art, Kent, UK

Second Sight, The Prague Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague, CZ

 

2004

None of the Above, (curated by John Armleder), Swiss Institute, New York, US

Mind the Gap, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, DE

Romantic Detachment, Henry Moore Contemporary Projects and PS1, New York, US

Sommerfrsche: Künstlervideos mit Esprit. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE

Moving Images, Tank.tv ICA Digital Studios, London, UK

Interface, Atomium, Brussels, BE

Tell bitte Melden! , Musées Suisses Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zürich, CH

Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York, US

I am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York, US

Altered States, Leo König, New York, US

Skin Tight: The sensibility of the Flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Grotesque, Burlesque, Parody, Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac, FR

B-movies on Contemporary Art, Magazine Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, AT

Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

Lost Property, Domaine Pommery, Reims, FR

Prêts a Prêter 2, Frac Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, FR

Short Stories, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, BE

Dream Extensions, S:M:A:K:, Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent, Brussels, BE

 

2003

Game Art, Europ. Zentrum für Kunst- und Industriekultur, Völklingen, DE

Der Verein. Ein Zukunftsmodell, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, CH

Dislocation, K3 Project Space, Zürich, CH

Swiss Art Video Lobby, Centre pour l’image Contemporaien, Geneva, CH

Les vingt ans du FRAC, Chapelle de la Sorbonne, Paris, FR

Today’s Man, John Conelly Presents, New York, US

Roadshow, Grizedale Arts, Grizedaie, UK

The Fourth Sex: Adolescence Extremes, Fondazione Pitti Imagine, Florenze, IT

Urban Diaries, Alcalà, Madrid, ES

Swiss Mix, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES

Venus im Pelz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT

M_ars’ Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz, AT

Trans-National Monster League, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, US

 

2002

Out of Control, Liverpool Biennale, UK

Tutto Normale, Villa Medici, Rome, IT

Centre Régional d’art contemporain, Sète, FR

Festival International du Cinéma Nouvelle Génération, Lyon, FR

The Golden Week,  Kodama Gallery Osaka, (Gallery Side 2) Tokyo, JP

C’est pas du Cinéma!, Le Fresony; Studio National, FR

Hamish MeKay Gallery, NZ

Manor Kunstpreis Schaffhausen, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

Umbau (Schrägspur), Hamburger Kunsthalle, DE

Spring Forward, Downtown Arts Festival; Chanel Boutique, New York, US

Edicion Madrid, La Feria de las Tentaciones, Madrid, ES

 More Than One, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, US

Team Gallery, New York, US

 

 2001

gravitàZERO, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT

Close-Up, Kunstverein Hannover, DE

M-family, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH

Swiss Institute, New York

Hypermental, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zuerich, CH

Let’s Entertain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, DE

Je Pense Donc je Suisse, FRAC PACE, Marseille, FR

Anteprima Bovisa, Padiglione d’arte Contemporanea, Milano Europa 2000, Milano, IT

Der Gehilfe, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, DE

My Generation, Atlantis Gallery, London, GB

bdv (Video), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR

gravitàZERO, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome, IT

Escape, Tirana Biennale, National Gallery, AL

Utopie politique et religieuse, Hay Art Center, Jerewan, AM

…if a double decker bus…, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR

Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, FR

Contemporary Fairy Tales, Five Years Gallery, London, GB

Up in the Sky, Kunsthaus Grenchen, CH

 

2000

Reality Bites, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, DE

Let‘s Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US

Vis-a-Vis, Kunsthaus, Zürich, CH

Der Gehilfe, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zürich, CH

Air Suisse, Ecole Supérieure D’art, Perpignan, FR

De sparate Optimists, Festival a/d Werft, Utrecht, NL

Presumed Innocent, Capc Musée, Bordeaux, FR

Guarene Arte 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Torino, IT

Transfert, 10th Swiss Sculpture Exp, Biel, CH

EX 25, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH

Let’s Entertain, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA

International Media Art Festival, Kiev, UA

 Au-delà du Spectacle, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR

Hypermental, Kunsthaus, Zürich, CH

Der Gehilfe, Kunsthalle Krems, AT

Wall 6, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, FR

Stadt, Land, Fluss, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, DE

Close-Up, Kunstverein Baselland und Freiburg, CH, DE

The arsFutura Show, arsFutura Galerie, Zuurich, CH

Ausstellung Bundesstipendium, Fri-Art, Fribourg, CH

Miami Art Museum, Miami, US

 

1999

XN, Espace des Arts, Chalon sur Saone, FR

Transfer, Istituto Svizzero Roma, Rome, IT

Eidg. Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Messe Basel, CH

Städt. Wettbewerb für  freie Kunst, Helmhaus, Zürich, CH

Statements (Art Basel), arsFutura Galerie, Zürich, CH

Repubbliche dell‘Arte, Palazzo delle Papese, Siena, IT

Young, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, CH

DACH, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT

Come In and Find Out, Vol. 2, Centre For Contemporary Arts, Berlin, DE

They Came By Taxi, Parabolica Spaces, Berlin, DE

Missing Link, Kunstmuseum, Bern, CH

From Camouflage to Free Style,Toasting Agency c/o Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR

Ausstellung Bundesstipendium, Kunsthalle, Zürich, CH

 

1998

Stiftung Binz 39, Zürich, CH

Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus, Zürich, CH

Diana 98, X-Tra, Zürich, CH

Presentation Film Woodworld, Castell Zuoz, CH

Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, DE

Medium eine Welt dazwischen, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH

 

1997

Gewebeprobe, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

Gross und Klein, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH

Bed & Breakfast, Grossmünsterturm, Zürich, CH

 

1996

Die Klasse, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, CH

 

1995

Ernte, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

Eidg. Wettbewerb für freie Kunst, Messe Basel, CH

 

1994

8004 Zürich (Project in collaboration with Lewis Balz), Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zürich, CH

Project  with Yves Netzhammer, Bahnhofpassage Schaffhausen, CH

No Name Gallery, Basel, CH

 

 

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS (until 2010 - update soon)

 

2010

Antoine Marchand, Born to be wild, Revue d’art contemporain trimestrielle et gratuite, 02 N55

Ross Simonini, Studio Check, Modern Painters, Dec 2010/Jan 2011

Olaf Breuning, Useless 10, 2010

Por Fabiola Iza, Olaf Breuning, Laboratorio, Fahrenhet Arte Contemporáneo, No. 42

Tony Matelli, If I were Steve Jobs or Jesus Christ, ART LIES no. 66, Summer

Pius Knüsel, Art Will Make You Happy!, The Cultural Magazine of Pro Helvetia, No. 53, Issue 2

Evelyne Baumberger, Meine Geheimwaffe ist Humor, MZ Samstag, May 1

Samantha Gilewicz, It’s Life, but not as we know It, Nylon Guy, March

Chris Bors, Small Brain Big Stomach, Art Review, January/February

Kelly Devine Thomas, Seriously Funny, Art News, February

Daniel Morgenthaler, Olaf Breuning–Fragen eines vierzigjährigen Teenagers, Kunstbulletin,

Von Urs Bugmann, Feiner Humor trifft die wunden Punkte, Samstag, May

Anina Rether,Wenn Kunst auf Comic trifft, Schweizer Illustrierte, May

Alexandra Kedves, Fumetto in Luzern, Tages–Anzeiger, April 30

 

2009

Christopher Miles, Olaf Breuning at Michael Benevento, LA Weekly, September 17

Olaf Breuning, Huge Magazine, March

Scott Indrisek, Keep Chelsea Weird, Whitewall Magazine, Winter

ulie Boukobza, Be le Shopping d’un Artiste, bc, Autumn

 

2008

Alex Zafiris, Olaf Breuning Re-Vision (Cover), Tokion, Winter

Cristina Natalicchio, The Entertainment Was Here! Work (Art In Progress), Winter

Mark Ellwood, Art Basel Miami Beach, Sand Sculpture, NYTimes Blog, December

Jordan Levin, An Artistic Cover-Up at Art Basel?, MiamiHerald.com, December 4

At Least I Tried, Beautiful/Decay

Catherine Ghim, Interview with Olaf Breuning, WHITEHOT magazine, October

Anna Daneri, Olaf Breuning:Aprentice Anthropologist, Work (Art In Progress), Summer

Gegory Volk, Spring in Dystopia, Art in America, May

Jolene Torr, Society of The Spectacle, SOMA, May/June

Kost Versus, Anthem, Issue #33, Spring

Whitney Biennial, Weekend Art, A.M.NY, March

Jason Schmidt, Olaf Breuning, V Magazine, Spring

Holland Cotter, Whitney Biennial

Weekend Arts, The New York Times, March 7,

Andreas Luthi, Ich bin wohl einfach ein ironischer Mensch, Samstag, Region 17, January

Burkhard Meltzer, Olaf Breuning Migros Museum, Frieze, Issue 122 Jan/Feb

 

2007

Markus Mittringer, Die Stets guten Nachbarn, Der Standard, Sept,

Barbara Basting, Eine Geisterbahn, Tages-Anzeiger,  August

ArtTimes 22, September

Art. Das Kunstmagazin, October

Domonique von Burg, Olaf Breuning im Migros Museum, Kunst-Bulletin, October

Gabrielle Boller, Irritationsmomente im Labyrinth, Zürcher Landzeitung, September

Andreas Schneitter, Wahres Leben in der Warewelt, Basler Zeitung, August 27

Jeanette Kuster, Mordslustig, Aktuell, October

Eva Sharrer, Diary, ArtForum.com, August

Karin Hofer, Olaf Breuning im Migros-Museum, NZZ, September

Niklaus Oberholzer, 115 Millionen für Kunst und Musik, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, August

Urs Steiner, Schamane des Kitschs, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August

Helen Lagger, Wenn Sushis Plötzlich loskrabbeln, Berner Zeitung Gesamtausgabe, August

Lebenxmittel aus Kunststoff, Walliser Bote, August 26

Bild Keystone, Diese Kunst Macht Appetit, Bote der Urschweiz, August 25

 Ewa Hess, Fast Lustig, Sonntagszeitung Geister, Migros Museum, August 26

Martin Kraft, Tienfsinnige Klischees, Live, Aug 23, 2007

Max Kung, 50 Anni Culturale Migros, Azione, Aug 23, 2007

Lustparcours fur Fortgeschrittene, Migros Museum fur Geganwartskunt, www.kulteren-online.net,

Von Karl Wust, Altagsstorys und Hotel-Zeihnungn, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, August

Astralian Center for Photography, Art Life

Olaf Breuning, Glenn Slogget, Ed and Deanna Templeton: More Fun than Fire in an Odd Mix.

Arts and Entertainment, The Sydney Morning Herald, March

 Von Barbara Raschig Speil Mit Mir, Zuritipp, August

Multimedia Mix Magazine 4, Studiovoice, Japan, April

Von Brigitte Ulmer, Humor Mit Tiefsinn, Bilanz, September

Beauty and Art Portfolio, Schone Augen Machen, Bolero, June

Deitrich Roeschmann, Schweizer Meister, Annabelle, November

Anne Fournier, Le Temps, Samadi Culterel, December

Martin Herbert, Art and Culture, Freize, Jan-Feb

Gros Werschau, Herzig Horror, Annabelle, August

Caroline Micaela Hauger, Netter Jung Der Muntermacher, Schweizer Illustrated, August

Betty Nguyen, Giggy Smile, First Person Magazine, Summer

örg Schwerzmann, Stimulans für Lachmuskeln/kulterklub, Bolero, September

Wes Hill, Contemporary Visual Art, Eyeline, Summer 2006-2007

12 Bi-annual Commissioned project, Another Magazine, Spring/Summer

Olaf Breuning: Home, Instsitute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Photofile, Summer

Von Michael Roten, Olaf Breuning, Das Magazin NR34

Caroline Niemant, Olaf Breuning: New York Just Can’t Get Enough. Capricious #6

 

2006

Robin Blanck Stummfilm der Marke Breuning Grhaffhaufer Rachrichten September 7

Marinus de Ruiter Impakt Hits The Great Outdoors Amsterdam Weekly August 24-30

Anne Ostbgaard Nye ojne på gamle ting Bryggebladet April 5

Elsa Westerstad Olaf Breuning Odd at Large Feb/Mar

Elizabeth Tyson Olaf Breuning: They Live The Big Issue  Issue 478

Melissa Lo Olaf Breuning Contemporary 21 Issue 83

Monika Hardmeier The Magic Dot – Maske und Aktuelle Kunst Programmheft Diplom 06 v.4

Peter Michael Hornung Mere end et overrasket smil Lordag March 25

Ane Bülow Interview: Olaf Breuning Kopenhagen, March 27

 

2005

The Prague Files We Are The Artists ed. Olivier Kielmayer No.5 August

100 Things Suzanne Koller,Corina Frey, Nicolas Trembley, Patrick Li and Leela Petronio Self

 Service  Issue 22  Spring/Summer

Lila K. Quand la sculpture exose de rire DADA no.111 June

Dominique von Burg, Olaf Breuning bei Nicola von Senger, Kunst Bulletin, April

Gordon Dalton Flash Art

Inner Cities Art Review Volume LVI March

Holly Walsh, Olaf Breuning Chisenhale Gallery, Untitled v.36 Autumn

Travis Jeppesen, Book review: Home, New York Press Volume 18 Issue 20

Marc-Olivier Wahler, Whatever, Art Press, no. 308, January

Gregor Staiger Olaf Breuning: Home Luitpold Lounge no4

Fia Backström Herd Instinct 360˚

Chisenhale Gallery, Review:Olaf Breuning: Oh Yes...it is a garden!  Modern Painters October

Emilia Jacobacci Olaf Breuning Chisenhale Gallery London review, Tema Celeste V.112

 Nov/Dec

Adam Sutherland Olaf Breuning World Gardener in association with Chisenhale Gallery, October

 Colin Perry, Review Olaf Breuning, www.preromanbritain.com, September

Heitere Quälnummern Der Spiegel V. 34

2004

Marc-Olivier Wahler, Carissa Rodriguez, Gianni Jetzter on Olaf Breuning, Parkett 71

Brigitte Ulmer, Voms Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No 24

Inge Hennemann, Short Stories, Foto Museum Magazine, No 29

Jerome Lefevre, Olaf Breuning:Sci-Fi Mix, Archistorm

Jerome Lefevre, Chaos Style, Crash No. 28

Portfolio, Genesis Sculpture, Expérience Pommery No. 1, Beaux Arts Magazine, hors-série, Paris

Maritine L.Pederson, Irony as Self Defense, interview, Politiken, November 5

 Art SV Cut Up Studio Voice Mult-Media Mix Magazine Japan, November

 Japanese Modern Photography Bijutsu Japan vol.56, no 858

Graham Sutherland, Hey Brian Travels With My Olaf , The Canon, October

Trine Ross, In the Country Side Politiken November 23

Metta Sandbye, Sampling Weekendavisen November 5-11

Emi, A world Artists at Bryggen Bryggebladet November 3

Olaf Breuning, Citadel, December

Kunstguide: Openings: Olaf Breuning, Politiken, October 29

Commissioned photograph for Annabelle Issue 16, September

24 Hour Arty People, Tatler, Volume 300 no.9, September

Katarina Ruchel-Stockmans, Wirtualna Jaskinia Platona, Arteon, Warsaw, April

Chantal Vanckx, Le SMAK présente Dream Extensions, La Semaine, Brussels, April

Maika Pollack, Olaf Breuning, Metro Pictures, Flash Art International, Milano, March-April

 Morgan Falconer, Olaf Breuning, Frieze, London, March

William Powhida, Art Seen, Olaf Breuning: Metro Picutres, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, February

Zoé Gray, Review, Contemporary, London, February

Jerry Salz, Modern Gothic, The Village Voice, New York, February 4-10

Martha Schwenderer, New York Critics Picks, Artforum.com, Jan- Feb

Sansdra Smets, Nog geen nieuwe gothic, Rotterdams Bagblad, Rotterdam, February 2

Charlotte Laubard, Dead End, Technikart, January

Jan Van Hove, Een Bad van bec-d’ane, De Standaard, Brussels, January 21

Wietke Van Zeil, Dascinatie met het Donkere, de Volkskrant, Amsterdam, 14. January

 

2003

Frédéric Maufras, R.R. ready reaalistic / Olaf Breuning, Zéro, Nantes, Winter

E.T. en tongs devant le Monop, Têtu (l’Agenda), Paris, December

Franck Lamy, Olaf Breuning, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Paris, December

Alexis Vaillant, Monkey Business, Kunst-Bulletin, Zürich, December

Von Christiane Meixner, Im Dialog mit dem Skelett, Berliner Morgenpost, March

Jean Pagneux, Olaf Breuning au magasin, Le Travailleur Alpin, Grenoble, November

D.S., Breuning, noir et désenchanté, Connaissance des Arts, Paris, November

Judicael Lavrador, série Z, Les Inrocuptibles, Paris, November 27–December 2

O.M. Tendances au massacre, Le journal des Arts, Paris, November 7-20

Anaid Demir, Effet spécial, Upstreet, Paris, fall Jean-Louis Roux,

Les obsessions américaines  d’un citoyen suisse, Les Affiches de Grenoble, October 31

S.P., Les histoires extraordinaires d’Olaf Breuning, Le Dauphiné Libéré Grenoble, October

Vincent Varlé, Le prince des ténèbres, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22-29

Vincent Varlé, Branle-bas-de-combat, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, September 14-24

Parle avec tout le monde, Polystyrene, January

Frederic Maufras, Exxpose de la situation: Motif mural, L’art Meme, No.21

Christine Macel, Dada et moi (interview), Les Cahiers, Issue No.85

Frederic Maufras, Olaf Breuning, Ready Realistik, Issue No.28

Michael Marti, Die Menschen erschrecken so schnell, NZZ am Sonntag, January 26

Claudia Spinelli, Der Star als Realo, Die Weltwoche, January

Henry F. Levys Stiftung Binz, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, January 30

Alexia Sailer, Eine schamlose subjektive Reise, Südkurier, February 26

Meret Ernst, Schaufenster der Szenemacher, Tages-Anzeiger, January 30

Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Durchgestartet: Die Kunsthalle zeigt Durchzug/Draft, NZZ,

Durchzug/Draft, NZZ, February 7

Durchzug/Draft 20 Jahre Stiftung Binz39 in der Kunsthalle, Kunst-Bulletin, March

Arnaud Robert, Not Made in Switzerland, Le Temps, March 15

 

2002

Daniele Muscionico, Olaf Breunings neue Arbeiten in der Galerie Ars Futura, NZZ, December  23

Eric Troney, Massive Attack, Beaux Art Magazine, numero spezial, July

David Brussel, Yes, You Should be Scared, i-D Magazine, July

Juri Steiner, Democratic Design, Casco Issues, No 7

Carissa Rodriguez, Olaf Breuning, Rebel Magazine, Spring/ Summer

Julia Hofer, Olaf Breuning; Signale aus Ground Zero, Annabelle, May 22

Anna Schindler, Unsere Bestürzung ist nur pseudobetroffenheit, Tages Anzeiger, Zürich, July

 Guido Megelis, Schämt euch nicht, Tages Anzeiger Magazine, Zürich, No. 51

Robert C. Maorgan, Review, Art Press, No. 275

Craig Burnett, Dry Ice and Madness, Modern Painters, Winter

 

2001

Eva Karcher, Olaf Breuning, ArtInvestor, May

Philipp Kaiser, Olaf Breuning, Artforum, (best of 2001; a special issue), December

Stefan Zucker, Im Wald, im schönen, grünen Wald, Tages-Anzeiger, December 3

Yvonne Volkart, Trendwende in der Kunst?, WOZ, No 43, October 25

Basting Barbara, Die grosse Affenplage zu Allerheiligen, Tagesanzeiger, September 28

Gerhard Mack, Der Magier des Grauens, Art, No 7, July

Paul Panckhurst, Invasion of the video Vikings, The New Zealand Herald, August 13

Mack Gerhard, Olaf Breuning im Museum zu Allerheiligen, Kunst-Bulletin, November

Michael Schmid, Schmatzen, grunzen, gellen, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, October 6

Adrian Müller, Gute Kunst ist wie ein Schock, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, September 27

Zwischen Kesslerloch und Hollywood, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, September 7

Olivier Michelon, Doux comme la neige, Le journal des Arts, No.128

Dietrich Roeschmann, b-Movie der Evolution, Zeitung zum Sonntag, No.28, July 15

Ils pensent donc ils suissent, l’Hebdo Marseille, No.37

Jaad Lindgaard, pop cucul, Les Inrockuptibles, No. 290

Lookbooks Cooler Mix aus Trash und Glamour, Bolero, December

Stella Brennan, Brave New Worlds, Pavement Magazine, Oct/Nov

Knui Eseling, Little Shop of Horrors, Der Tagesspiegel, April 28

Wolfgang Schreibler, Breunings künstliche Welten, Schaffhauser Nachrichten, August 31

Roberta Smith, Olaf Breuning, The New York Times, November 23

Martin Engler, Kunstfeuer, NZZ, October 20/21

Joachim Schwitzler, Gorillas im Nebel, Südkurier, October 16

Philippe Mathonnet, Pour Breuning l’homme ne fait que se singer, Le Temps, October 16

Martin Engler, Olaf Breuning: Apes, Kunstforum International, No. 156, Aug-Oct

 

2000

Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Klischee und Metapher-Olaf Breuning, NZZ, September 27

Gianni Jetzer, Olaf Breuning: Story-telling as a Reality Scan, Flash Art, No. 214, October

Gerhard Mack, Massaker in der Galerie, Cash, No 38, September 22

Simon Maurer, Schwarzes Blut, Tages-Anzeiger, September 22

Simon Maurer, Mindestens ein bisschen komisch, Das Magazin, No.45, November

Michelle Nicol, Olaf Breuning, Purple, Summer

Marianne Rupp, Magier des Zeitgeistes, K-Geld, No. 2, December

Jörg Schwerzmann, Makabere Scherze: Olaf Breuning, Bolero, October

Juri Steiner, Olaf Breuning: The World Misleads, Artext, Summer

Alain Zucker, Die Kunst, die richtige Umlaufbahn zu erreichen, Die Weltwoche No. 47, November 23

Fotokunst: Der totale Ego-Trip, Annabelle, No. 18, September 15

Kunst und Geld: Der Unbekümmerte: Olaf Breuning, Die Weltwoche, No. 25, June 22

Die Munot-Stadt zeichnet Olaf Breuning aus, Sonntags Blick, No. 20, May 14

Eloge du massacre, L’Hebdo, No. 40, October 5

Ouverture, Vogue, November

Jörg Becher, J’achète les futurs Hodler, Bilan, July-August

 

1999

Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Hinterfragte Klischees, Olaf Breuning in der Galerie Ars

 Futura, NZZ, October 16

Ewa Hess, Voll dabei, Sonntags-Zeitung, October 31

Dora Imhof, Woodworld, Die Holzwelt von Olaf Breuning, Du, August

Oliver Kielmayer, Genuss mit doppeltem Boden. Die schönen Hüllen von Olaf Breuning, Kunst-  Bulletin

Simon Maurer, "Die Sahne des Übelsten". Olaf Breuning, Sampler, Tages-Anzeiger, September 30

Florian Rajki, Zwischen Faszination und Demontage, Zürichsee-Zeitungen, September 21

Hans Rudolf Reust, Olaf Breuning, Frieze, Issue 47, July/Aug

Bettina Tschumi, Olaf Breuning, Flash Art, Summer

Marc-Olivier Wahler, Olaf Breuning, Art Press

 Hans-Peter Von Däniken, Junge Fotokunst, Tages-Anzeiger, June 11

Ein Starkünstler mit Marthaler Heimatschein, Marthaler Post, October 17

Zürichs Kreative: Olaf Breuning, GQ Germany, May

Christoph Doswald, Siksi, The Nordic Art Review, No. 3-4

Beatrix Ruf, Woodworld, Omnibus Journal D’Art, No. 29

 

1998

Christoph Doswald, It's a Strange World, isn't it?, The Nordic Art Review, Autumn/Winter

Zwischen Geisterbahn und Videoclip, NZZ, September

Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Einladung zum Waldfest, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June

Claudia Kock Marti, Der perfekte Range-Rover-Mythos, Glarner Nachrichten, April 20

Martin Kraft, Gehörnte Bildwelt, Tages-Anzeiger, June 4

Doris Lösch, Wicked Games. Olaf Breuning in der Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Neue bildende Kunst,  May

Gerhard Mack, Die Bilder in der Höhle. Der junge Künstler Olaf Breuning, St. Galler Tagblatt,  August 26

Simon Maurer, Die Mausefalle drunten im Keller, Tages-Anzeiger, May

Beatrix Ruf, Woodworld: Olaf Breuning, Omnibus

Joachim Schwitzler, Gesänge im Plastikschlauch, Thurgauer Volksfreung, August 28

 

 

ARTICLES IN A BROADER CONTEXT

 

2010

The Artists’ Artists, Artforum, December

Contact 2010: Photography Reframed, Canadian Art, May

MOVE! MoMA PS1, Dazed digital, November

Let’s Move, MoMA PS1, Vogue Italia online, October

MOVE! MoMA PS1, Time Out NY online, October

Mark Rappolt, Make Yourself at Home, Art Review, December

Contance Jablonski–The Darling, Purple Magazine, Spring/Summer

Deepika Shetty, Stretch Your Imagination, The Straights Times, May 22

 

2009

Noemi Smolik, Expirimenta Folklore, Artforum International, March

Silke Hohmann, In Frankfurt wird Folklore als cooles Kuriositätenkabinett wiederentdeckt,  Monop

Anke Steinfadt, Tintenfisch auf Abenteuerreise, Offenbach Post, February

Ann Went, Experimenta Folklore, Frizz, February

Volksmusik und Folkslore von übermorgen, Focus, January

Experimanta Folklore, Modern Painters, Dec-Jan

Von Chistian Huther, Wenn Welten zwisschen den Welten liegen, Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz,

Johanna Hunder, Experimenta Folklore, www.artmagezin.de, January 9

Experimanta Folklore, www.artknowledgenews.com, April 14

Marta Donínguez Riezu, Cool Hunting, Parramón Arquiyecctura y Diseno

Andrea Glauser, Verordnete Entgrenzung, Transcript

 

2008

Lyra Kilston, Experimenta Folklore, www.artinfo.com December

Traditionelle Brauchtümer im Hochtechnologiezeitalter, Frankfurt-live.com, December

Hortense Pisano, Experimenta Folklore sucht nach der Verbidung von Music and Kunst,

 Journal Frankfurt, Novemeber 28-December 11

Alexander Jürgs, Brauchtum und Avantgarde, Prinz, December

Hortense Pisano, Rock My Religion, Frankfurter Rundschau, December 18

Von Sandra Danicke, Schaurige Faszination, Frankfurter Rundschau, December 15

Frankfurter Alllgemeine Zeitung, December 12

Von Swantje Karich, Wo man kunst auf die Palme bringt, Frankfurter Allgemeine, FAZ.NET,

 December 17

Ben Lewis, Will the party soon be over for the Frieze crowd?, Evening Standard, October 16

Brian Kerstetter, Swimming With Kofi In Africa, Anthem, Winter 2008, #37

Day in Pictures, BBC News, December 16

Malgre la crise, Miami Beach honore sa foire d’art contemporain, LeMonde.fr, December 12

Daily Snapshot, CNN.Com/Travel, December 8

Steven Stern, Whitney Biennial 2008, Frieze, May

Unnuetzes Wissen, Neon, July

Michael Ringier, Cicero, June

All About Laughter, Art Notebook, Mori Museum, Tokyo

Andrzej Lawn, Whitney Biennial 2008, Flash Art, May-June

A Meditation On Art, NY Arts Magazine, vol. 13

 

2007

Jerry Saltz, When Cool things turn Cold, New York Magazine, March

Zu Klein für verwegen Phantasien, Kunstzeitung, September

Contemporain, surréel ou abstrait: l’art, La Liberté, September

Migros Museum für Gengenwartskunst, stadt-reisen, Herbst

Imagine Welten, Bundr Tagblatt, August

Camera Austria: What We Bought, ArtMagazine, October

What We Bought, Steirmark, September

What We Bought, Angelika Kauffmann, September

Aktionen & Projekte, Kunstforum October-November

Martin Behr, Menschen formieren sich zu Papstgesicht, Salzburger Nachrichten, September

Walter Titz, Verkaufte Frauen und visionäre Luftballons, Kleine Zeitung, September

Wenzel Mra´cek, Nahe genug am Thema? Über den Ausstellungsparcours, Korso, October

Antje Mayer, Nahe Dran, Kunstzeitung, September

Ulrich Tragatschnig, Gleich  scheuen Igeln, Falter Steiermark, October

Von Henriette Horny, Vollkimatisierte Räume für Luftballons, Kurier, September

Michaela Reichart, Kultur des Konsums, Kronen Zeitung, October

Karl Wust, Bunte Skulpturen anstelle von Blut, Mittelland Zeitung Gesamtausgabe, August

Top Kehn, Camera Austria, Kliene Zeitung, October

Von Kerstin Kotal, herbst 40, Via Airport Journal, August

Lebenxmittel aus Kunststoff, Walliser Bote, August

Ewa Hess, fast lustig, Sonntagszeitung Geister, Migros Museum, August 26

Herzig und Hinterland, Week 20 Mintuten, August

Olaf Breuning, Art Almanac, March

Glenn Sogget, Ed and Denna Templeton, Central, July

Glen Scott, Olaf Breuning: Home, Cheaper and Deeper, The Sunday Morning Herald, March

 

2006  

Matthias Oberli, Olaf Breuning, Swiss Institute for Art Research, www.sikart.ch

 

2005

Clare Hill, Humphreys: Talent and Art Don’t Mix, Western Mail, Wales August 22

Keilko Hirayama, Bernhard Willhelm, Ryuko Tsushin: Fantasy, April

Keith Plocek, In the Male Boy’s Behaving Badly Invade the CAMH, Houston Press, August

 

2004

Wer Mit Wem wie Funktioniert Zurich?  Das Magazin

 

2003

Save the Date, DS magazine, Paris, December

HG, édito, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22 - 29

Wiebke Hüster, Wenn Stare über Aecker tanzen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March

Carl, Your Neigbor’s Car?, Carl’s Car Magazine, Issue 2

PaceMaker Magasin, 2003

Chris Chang, Sound and Vision, Film Comment, July

2Charles Gute, Spring Book Report, Flash Art International, No. 223, March-April

Claire Doherty, Liverpool Biennial, Art Monthly, November

Helen Sumpter, Cities in Bloom, The Big Issue, August

 

2001

Massimiliano Gioni, People, Flash Art International, No 217, March-April

Verena Kuni, Just What Is It…, Kunst Bulletin, No 1/2, January/ February

Ingeborg Wiensowski, Die kalten Taschendiebe, Spiegel Reporter, No 01

Christoph Doswald, Schweizer Hoffnungsträger, GQ, May

Christian Hubschmid, Zürich hoch hundert., Tages-Anzeiger, January

 

2000

Alles Fotografie!, Handelszeitung, March 1

Jörg Becher, Kunst mit Triple-A (Künstlerrating), BILANZ, June

Petra Gördüren, Pictures of a Brave New World, Umelec

Eva Karcher, Die neuen Bunten, Vogue, Germany, May

Simon Maurer, Abgesetzt, Das Salz des Mittelmeers, Tages-Anzeiger, January 6

Simon Maurer, Kunst, die sich einschmuggelt, Tages-Anzeiger, June 20

Françoise Ninghetto, Transfert, Kunst-Bulletin, No 7/8

Peter Ritter, Too Much Joy, “Let’s Entertain”,  City Pages, March 22

Peter P Schneider, Panoptikum, Tages-Anzeiger, February 18

Brigitte Ulmer, Shootingstars, Bolero, April

Martin Engler, Monster im Oberstübchen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 10

Simon Maurer, In allen Bereichen das beste Menü auftischen, Tages Anzeiger, June 7

Gerhard Mack, Unartige Kandidaten, Cash, No. 24, June 16

Gimme 5 by Klat

Olaf Breuning at Ars Futura, Flash Art, No.214, October

 Katrin Bettina Müller, Stadt Land Mensch, Der Tagesspiegel, February 12

Die Besten Kunst, Schweizer Illustrierte, September

 

1999

Brigitte Ulmer, The Art of Communication. Doswald Christoph & Dorothea Strauss: Current

Trends, Swissair Gazette, June

Art Statements, Elle Plus, May

Top 100, Sonntagszeitung, December 26

Jörg Becher, Die Ware Kunst (Künstlerrating), BILANZ, June

Geneviève Breerette, Huit artistes suisses se promènent à Paris, Le monde, January 9

Elisabeth Chardon, A Paris, des vidéastes suisses refont le monde, Le temps, January 5

Edith Krebs, "Klein-Mittelmeer" an der Limmat, Tages-Anzeiger, June 14

Simon Maurer, Alle gegen alle und alle mit allen, Tages-Anzeiger, June 17

Simon Maurer, Der Kunstboom, Das Magazin, June 18

Simon Maurer, Der lange Monolog der greisen Diva, Tages-Anzeiger, May

Sibylle Omlin, Seismograph gegenwärtiger Kunsttendenzen, NZZ, November 24

Peter P Schneider, Gebändigte Sehnsucht, Tages-Anzeiger, June 4

Hans Renggli, Stolz und Selbstkritik, Tages-Anzeiger, November 8

 

1998

Christoph Doswald, Eingefrorene Zeit, Facts, December

Titanic: Olaf Breuning, Finger, October

Simon Maurer, Abgefeiert, abgehakt, Tages-Anzeiger,

Simon Maurer, Drei Monate Mittelmeer - und was nun? Tages-Anzeiger, August 28

 

 

MONOGRAPHS

 

2016

Drawings, Verlag fuer moderne Kunst, Vienna, A

Olaf Breuning, Gestalten, Berlin, DE

 

2010

Olaf Breuning Queen Mary II (ed. Olaf Breuning) JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich

 

2006

Olaf Breuning Queen Mary (ed.Olaf Breuning) JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich

 

2004

Home ed. Lionel Bovier JRP-Ringier Kunstverlang AG, Zurich

 

2001

Olaf Breuning UGLY, Hatje Cantz, Germany

Drawing Catalogue, Air de Paris and JRP Editions. ISBN: 2-940271-09-7

 

 

CATALOGUES

 

2010

Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, S.M.A.K. MSK Gent

21st CENTURY, Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, AU

Make-Up, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, avedition

When a Tree Falls in The Forest...Solyst Castle Park, DK

Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, DK

This Modern World? (curated by Mathieu Borysevicz), Shanghai, CN

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, CA

Adaptation, Between Species, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA

 

2009

The Reach of Realism, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Helvetia, Kunstsammlung 1998-2009

Darkside 2–Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death,

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Steidl

Prepare For Pictopia, (for the exhibition Pictoplasma) Haus der Culteren Welt, Berlin, Gemany

 Tribu, F.I.S.C.O.09, Silvia Fanti

 

2008

Hell Bound, New Gothic Art, Francesca Gavin

Pie Bible, Moderne Kunst Nüunberg, M+M, D

Transkultura (catalogue), Bunker Sztuki, Krakow, PL

The Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Catalogue

Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward, London, UK,  2008

Bernhard Willhem, Het Totaal Rappel, 2008

Puma/Serpentine, Benefit Publication, curated by John Armleder

 

2007

Masks Are Us, Eleanor Heartney, James Cohan Gallery, New York

 

2006

Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Art Centre Rua das Fisgas, Cascais, PT

Human Game Winners and Losers, (ed. Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano

 Tonchi) Stazione Leopolda, Florence, IT, 21 June-21 July

Imagination Becomes Reality Part IV Borrowed Images, Munich, D

Nuit Blanche 7 October 2006, Nicolas Bourriaud and Jerome Sans, Paris, FR

Elend in association with the institute for modern Art Nuremburg, D

La Maison de La Culture d’amiens as part of  D’Etonnants Detours Amiens, FR

Cahiers du Fonds National D’art Contemporain no 7, in association with centre des arts

 Plastiques, Paris

Impakt Festival 2006, The Great Outdoors, August 23-27, Ultrecht, NL

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de castilla y léon Collection Volume 1 pub. MUSAC Leon

 ETC., Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York 9/05-1/06

20 years at Kunsthalle St. Gallen 1985-2005, ed. Gianni Jetzer in association with JRP,

 Ringer, Zürich, CH

 

2005

Olaf Breuning, They Live, Published Chapter, Wales, UK, Sept-Oct

When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, CH

UBS Art Guide Zürich-Bahnhafstrasse, text by Dr Markus Stegmann, CH

Burlesques Contemporains, Beaux Arts Magazine

Photo Suisse, ed. Christian Eggenberger and Lars Muller in collaboration with Swiss Foundation

 for Photography, Baden, CH

Prêts à prêter Acquisitions et rapport d’activitiés 2000/2004 Frac Provence-Alpes-Côtes

 d’Azur,  ed.  Isthme Editions, FR

La Beaute Du Geste L’Art Contemporain et le Sport, Ed. Jean-Marc Huitorel, Paris, FR

Falk Richter: Electronic City, in association with Staatstheatre Stuttgart, October

Magasin 1986-2006, Yves Aupetitallot pub. JRP Ringer

 

2004

Dream Extensions, S.M.A.K., Gent, BE

Stellar, Issue 13 Third Person Publication in association with Griezdale Arts, UK

Very New Art, 2004 Volume 56 no. 847

Jan Avgikos, I Am The Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York

Paris Photo, Pictures of the World-Switzerland, Salon international de la Photographie Paris

K48 Is An Animal, K48 Presents, CA

 

2003

Mars, Kunst und Krieg (ed. Peter Weibel, Günther Holler-Schuster), Neue Galerie Graz,

 Austria

Fast Forward Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Ingvild Goetz / Stephan Urbascheck, D

Enviromalice on the cruzifiction waltzer, Roadshow Griezedale Arts Projects, Griezedale, UK

Urban Diaries; Young Swiss Art, Madrid, ES

Durchzug / Draft, 20 Jahre Stiftung Binz 39, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, CH

MECHANICAL AMERICAN Viedeoshow 01, Frantiska and Tim Gilman-Sevcik, Display Gallery,

 Prague, CZ

 

2002

MIUZE, Olaf Breuning, (ed. Gianni Jetzer), Sticher Printing AG, Emmenbrücke, CH

T-Shirt, Paris, Editions Assouline, FR

Out of Control, Liverpool Biennale, UK

Tutto Normale, Villa Medici, Rome, IT

Hamish MeKay Gallery, NZ

Umbau (Schrägspur), Hamburger Kunsthalle, D

Spring Forward, (Cur.Simon Watson), Downtown Arts Festival; Chanel Boutique, New York

 La Feria de las Tentaciones, Ediicion Madrid, Madrid, ES

 

2001

Juri Steiner, Seedam Kulturzentrum, Fotografie – eine zweidimensionale

Bühne für aufgeladene  Räume, Spring

Les 32 dessins d’Olaf Breuning, (ed. Air de Paris), JRP Editions, FR

gravità ZERO, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT

Printemps de septembre Théâtres du Fantastique,

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris,  FR

C’est pas du cinéma, le Fresony, FR

Waldexpolsion, Helmhaus Zürich, CH

Group, Artspace, Aukland, NZ

Extra, (ed. Marc-Olivier Wahler), Swiss Institute- Contemporary Art, Christoph Merian Verlag, CH

 

2000

Close up, Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad/ Baselland/ Hannover Freiburg

Guarene Arte 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Torino, IT

Eidgenössiche Preise für freie Kunst 2000, Bundesamt für Kultur, Fri-Art, Fribourg, CH

Cream, London, Phaidon Press

Kunst.Welt. Stadt. Zürich, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zürich, CH

The separate Optimists, Exhibition catalogue. Utrecht, NL

Hypermental. Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit 1950-2000. Von Salvador Dali bis

Jeff Koons, Kunsthaus  Zürich/ Kunsthalle Hamburg

Transfert. Kunst im urbanen Raum, Wahler, (ed. Marc-Olivier) Ausstellungskatalog. Biel, CH

Let’s Entertain: Life’s Guilty Pleasures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

1999

Eidgenössiche Preise für freie Kunst 1999, Bundesamt für Kultur, Kunsthalle Zürich,

 CH

Missing link. Menschen – Bilder in der Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Transfer, Istituto Svizzero Roma, IT

Le Repubbliche dell’Arte, Schweiz, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, IT

Young. Neue Fotografie in der Schweizer Kunst, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

Come in and Find out, vol.2., ( Ed. Klara Wallner), Berliner Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH, D

Kunst bei Rignier 1995-1998, (Ed. Beatrix Ruf), Ringier AG, Zürich, CH

 

1998

Olaf Breuning (ed. Beatrix Ruf), Kunsthaus Glarus, CH

Eidgenössische Preise für freie Kunst 1998, Bundesamt für Kultur, Museum zu

 Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, CH

 Olaf Breuning, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, CH

Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. Junge Schweizer Kunst mit Gästen, Kunsthaus Zürich, CH

 

1997

Gewebeprobe. Kunst aus Schaffhausen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Museum zu

 Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, CH

 

1996

Die Klasse. Studienbereich Fotografie, Schule für Gestaltung Zürich, Museum für Gestaltung

 Zürich, CH

 

 

SPECIAL EDITIONS (will be updated soon!)

 

2010 Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, National Arts Club, NY

2008 Champagne Dog by Olaf Breuning, CEREALART, Philadelphia , PA

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2000 Manor-Kunstpreis, Schaffhausen

2000 Bundesstipendium freie Kunst

2000 Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium

 

1999 Bundesstipendium freie Kunst

1999 Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium

1999 Moët-Chandon Stipendium

1999 Atelierstipendium New York, Stadt Zürich

 

1998 Bundesstipendium freie Kunst

1998 UBS-Werkjahrstipendium

1998 Atelierstipendium Rom, Istituto Svizzero

 

1997 Atelierstipendium BINZ 39, Zürich

 

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (will be updated soon!)

 

AROS, Aarhus, DK

Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG, Zürich, CH

Collection Rignier, Zurich, CH

Collection Zellweger-Luwa, Uster, CH

Collection Schweizer Rück, Zürich, CH

Collezione La Gaia, Brusca, IT

Elipse Foundation, Lisabon, PT

FRAC Bourgogne, FR

FONDS NATIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, FR

Grafische Sammlung des Museums für Gestaltung, Zurich, CH

Kunsthalle Hamburg, D

Kunsthaus Glarus, CH

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, CH

Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, DK

Musée d’Art Moderne/ Centre de Création Industrielle, FR

Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH

Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg, D

UBS Collection, CH

Sammlung Goetz, München, D

Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zürich, CH

Saatchi Collection, London, UK

 

 

 

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