Olaf Breuning  (Swiss, 1970) 

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Olaf Breuning, Woodworld


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Galerie Andrea Caratsch
Olaf Breuning, Cat


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Christophe Guye Galerie
Olaf Breuning, Mr Hand, Mrs Ass, Mrs Knee and Mr Foot


Olaf Breuning
Mr Hand, Mrs Ass, Mrs Knee and Mr Foot

Christophe Guye Galerie
Olaf Breuning, Waldfest


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Galerie Andrea Caratsch
Olaf Breuning, Hells Bells


Olaf Breuning
Hells Bells

Galerie Andrea Caratsch
Olaf Breuning, Deadlock


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Art & Public
Olaf Breuning, Lara


Olaf Breuning
Art & Public
Olaf Breuning, Waldfest Forest


Olaf Breuning
Waldfest Forest
Art & Public

1970   Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1988 - 1993   Professional education as a photographer, Zurich, Switzerland
1993 - 1996   Postgraduate studies in photography, HSFG Zurich, Switzerland
2009   Lives and works in New York and Zurich
2010   yes?no?, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
2009   (Forthcoming) Metro Pictures, New York, NY 2009 (solo)
(Forthcoming) Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA 2009 (solo)
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP 2009 (solo)
Langhans Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)
Borderline Pleasure, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Today and Everyday, X Projects, New York, NY
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
Stranger Things Are Happening, ASPEX, Portsmouth, UK
TradeCity, (in collaboration with Manchester International Film Festival), Contemporary Art Manchester (CAM), Manchester, UK
Everything must out Going, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
2007   Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2006   Cindy Sherman, Gianni Motti, Olay Breuning, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
2006   Olaf Breuning, Jim Shaw, Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA
2006   Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2006   The Gallery Sketch, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2005   Metro Pictures, New York, USA (solo)
2005   Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
2005   Chapter Visual Arts, Cardiff, United Kingdom (solo)
2005   Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2005   Kunst-Buro, Luitpold Lounge, Munich, Germany (solo)
2005   Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005   Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2005   Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005   Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2004   Altered States, Leo Konig, New York, USA
2004   Film Festival Lake Placid, Lake Placid, USA
2004   Skin Tight: The sensibility of the flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
2004   Grotesque, burlesque, parody, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
2004   Swiss Art Video Lobby, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania
2004   The aesthetical impact of the B-movies on contemporary art, Magazin4 Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
2004   Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA
2004   Lost Property, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
2004   Prets a proter 2, Frac Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, France
2004   Short Stories, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
2004   Dream Extensions, S:M:A:K:, Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent, Brussels
2004   New Gothik, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004   Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2004   Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004   The New Stedelijk Museum CS/ Auditorium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2004   Association EDV, Olaf Breuning-videos, Toulouse, France (solo)
2004   La Casa Encendida, Olaf Breuning-films, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2004   Metro Pictures, New York, Home, USA (solo)
2004   Henry Moore Contemporary Projects and PS1 Gallery, New York
2004   Skip, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2004   Interface, Atomium (17. September), Brussels, Belgium
2004   Tell bitte melden!, Musees Suisses Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
2004   Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
2004   I am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York USA
2004   Romantic Detachement, PS1, New York, USA
2003   Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (solo)
2003   Museo Garillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2003   Musee de art moderne et contemporain, Under the Bridge, Strasbourg, France (solo)
2003   Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2003   Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2002   Swiss Institute, Hello Darkness, New York, USA (solo)
2002   arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2001   Metro Pictures, New York, USA (solo)
2001   Swiss Institute, New York
2001   "Tokyo TV," Palais Tokyo, Paris
2001   "Der Gehilfe," Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona; Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany
2001   "Anteprima Bovisa - Milano Europa 2000," Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2001   "Je Pense Donc Je Suisse," FRAC APCE, Marseille, France
2001   "More Than One," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2001   Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna
2001   Swiss Institute, Hello Darkness, New York, USA (solo)
2001   Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
2001   Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
2001   Museum zur Allerheiligen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Manor-Kunstpreis
2001   Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
2001   Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2000   "Ugly Yelp," arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2000   "EX 25," Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
2000   "Air Suisse," Ecole Superieure D'Art, Perpignan, France
2000   "Close Up," Kunstverein Baselland und Freiburg; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2001) (cat.)
2000   Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, California
2000   Air de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1999   Woodworld, Centre de art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1999   "They Live!," arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1998   Woodworld, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland (solo)
1998   Schlund/Chris Croft, Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
1997   Waldfest, BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005    Dominique von Burg, Olaf Bruening bei Nicola von Senger, Kunst Bulletin, April
2005    Marc-Olivier Wahler, Whatever, ARt Press, no. 308, January
2004    Marc-Olivier Wahler, Carissa Rodriguez, Gianni Jetzter on Olaf Breuning, Parkett 71
2004    Brigitte Ulmer, Vom Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No. 24
2004    Brigitte Ulmer, Voms Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No 24
2004    Inge Hennemann, Short Stories, Foto Museum Magazine, No 29
2004    Jerome Lefevre, Olaf Breuning:Sci-Fi Mix, Archistorm, No 5
2004    Jerome Lefevre, Chaos Style, Crash, No. 28
2004    Morgan Falconer, Olaf Breuning, Frieze, London, March
2004    Zoé Gray, Review, Contemporary, London, February
2004    Charlotte Laubard, Dead End, Technikart, January
2003    Frédéric Maufras, R.R. ready realistic / Olaf Breuning, Zéro, Nantes, Winter
2003    E.T. en tongs devant le Monop, Têtu (l’Agenda), Paris, December
2003    Franck Lamy, Olaf Breuning, Beaux-Arts magazine, Paris, December
2003    Alexis Vaillant, Monkey Business, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, December
2003    Jean Pagneux, Olaf Breuning au magasin, Le Travailleur Alpin, Grenoble, November
2003    D.S., Breuning, noir et désenchanté, Connaissance des arts, Paris, November
2003    Judicael Lavrador, série Z, Les Inrocuptibles, Paris, November 27 – December 2
2003    O.M. Tendances au massacre, Le journal des arts, Paris, November 7 -20
2003    Anaid Demir, Effet spécial, Upstreet, Paris, Fall
2003    Jean-Louis Roux, Les obsessions américaines d’un citoyen suisse, Les Affiches de Grenoble, October 31
2003    S.P., Les histoires extraordinaires d’Olaf Breuning, Le Dauphiné Libéré Grenoble, October 23
2003    Vincent Varlé, Le prince des ténèbres, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22 - 29
2003    Vincent Varlé, Branle-bas-de-combat, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, September 14 - 24
   Supplementary biography provided by Air de Paris