Peter Fischli (Swiss, b.1952) and David Weiss (Swiss, 1946–2012) are an artist duo, often referred to as Fischli/Weiss, best known for their multi-media installations and films that present everyday materials in absurd and humorous contexts. Fischli was born in Zürich and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and Bologna. Weiss, also born in Zürich, studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Zürich and Basel. Fischli and Weiss began collaborating in 1979 with their Wurst Series, 10 color photographs of everyday scenes acted out by dressed up sausages. The absurdity and playfulness that characterize all of their work shows the influence of Dada, Surrealism, and Pop Art. The photographic series Quiet Afternoon (1984), also known as Equilibrium, captures eccentric constructions of incongruous objects on the verge of collapse. Fishli and Weiss’ best known work, The Way Things Go films similar constructions as they collapse and trigger the collapse of other constructions. For Clay and Rubber, an ongoing series begun in 1986, Fischli and Weiss cast everyday objects, such as plant roots and hiking boots in black rubber. Their work has been exhibited in many international institutions, including the Tate Modern in London, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, and the Museum of Modern Art in San Franciso. They have represented Switzerland at the 1988, 1995, and 2003 Venice Biennales. Fischli lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland. Weiss died on April 27, 2012.

Timeline

1946
Weiss born in Zurich, Switzerland
1952
Fischli born in Zurich, Switzerland
1979
Beginning of their collaboration 1979
1989
Prix Caran d’Ache, Caran d’Ache, Geneva, Switzerland
1994
Kunstpreis der Stadt Zürich, City of Zurich, Switzerland
2000
Günther-Peill-Preis, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany
2003
Leone d’oro (Golden Lion), Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2006
Roswitha-Haftmann-Preis, Roswitha Haftmann-Stiftung, Zurich, Switzerland
2009
Swiss Institute Artist Tribute Award, Swiss Institute, New York/NY, USA
2010
Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis, Museum Ludwig / Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst, Cologne, Germany
Peter Fischli - Education and Exhibitions:
Academia di Belle Arti, Urbino, 1975-76
Academia di Belle Arti, Bologna, 1976-77
Group Exhibition at the Academia, Bologna 1978
Beginning of the collaboration with David Weiss, 1979
Lives and works in Zurich
David Weiss - Education and Exhibitions:
Vorkurs, Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, 1963-64
Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel, (sculpture class), 1964-65
Edition Toni Gerber, Sketches‘, Berne, (with Urs Lüthi, Text: J.-Ch r.Ammann), 1970
Edition Stähli‚ Drei Geschichten‘, Zurich, 1974
Edition Stähli ‚Up and Down Town‘, Zurich, 1975
Galerie Stähli‚ The Desert is Across the Street‘ Zurich/de Appel, Amsterdam (with Urs Lüthi und Elke Kilga), 1975
Galerie Stähli, Zurich, 1976
Galerie Gugu Ernesto, Cologne, 1979
Galerie t’Venster, Rotterdam, 1979
Beginning of the collaboration with Peter Fischli, 1979
Lives and works in Zurich

Exhibitions

2012
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2012
Forum 69: Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Penn.
2012
Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York
2012
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2012
Forum 69: Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Penn.
2012
Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York
2011
8 1/2: A selection of works from the exhibitions organized by the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Stazione Leopolda, Florence
2011
Things Are Queer: Highlights of UniCredit Art Collection,"Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
2011
Electric Nights: Art and Pyrotechnic, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gigón, Spain
2011
Green White Red: A Perfume of Italy into the Collection of Frac Aquitaine, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2011
Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2011
Screaming from the Mountain: Landscapes and Viewpoints, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2011
Peter Fischli David Weiss: Questions, the Sausage Photographs, and a Quiet Afternoon, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (solo)
2011
Peter Fischli David Weiss: Questions, the Sausage Photographs, and a Quiet Afternoon, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (solo)
2011
8 1/2: A selection of works from the exhibitions organized by the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Stazione Leopolda, Florence
2011
Things Are Queer: Highlights of UniCredit Art Collection,"Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
2011
Electric Nights: Art and Pyrotechnic, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gigón, Spain
2011
Green White Red: A Perfume of Italy into the Collection of Frac Aquitaine, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2011
Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2011
Screaming from the Mountain: Landscapes and Viewpoints, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2011
The Unknown Collection: Classics from the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
2011
No Substitute, Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland
2011
DogCatMouse, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2011
Contemporary Collections (From 1960 to Present), Centre Pompidou, Paris
2011
The End of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2011
ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennial
2011
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Years of Presence,"Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
2011
Through The Looking Brain, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Traveled to Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2011
Ha Ha Road, Quad Gallery, Derby, England. Traveled to Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
2011
Architektonika, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
2011
Young Art, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2011
Example: Switzerland. Unbounding and Crossing Over as Art, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
2011
Atlas. How to Carry the World on One's Back?, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2011
Never Odd or Even-A Text-Spaced Exhibition, Grimmusem, Berlin. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
2011
Partenaires Particuliers,"CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
2011
The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011
The Original Copy - Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Group Exhibition curated by Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Niederdorf Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Collection – migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Italy
2010
The Lucid Evidence – Fotografie aus der Sammlung des MMK, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany
2010
10000 Lives, The 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2010
The Original Copy - Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York/NY, USA
2010
Atlas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2010
Linea. Vom Umriss zur Aktion. Die Kunst der Linie zwischen Antike und Gegenwart, Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland
2010
staying home/going out. Die Sammlung internationaler Gegenwartsfotografie I, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010
10.000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2010
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany (solo)
2010
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (solo)
2010
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (solo)
2010
Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2010
Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, Münster, Germany
2010
Rencontres d’Arles/Atelier de Mécanique, Arles, France
2010
Triumphant Carrot. The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010
Le pire n'est jamais certain, Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Metz Métropole, Metz, France
2010
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Culturgest – Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal
2010
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
Global Design, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Täuschend echt. Die Kunst des Trompe-l'oeil, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany
2010
Fabulous Fate of Everyday Life, Grand Hornu, Hornu, Belgium
2010
Catch Me! Geschwindigkeit fassen, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2010
Production Site. The Artist's Studio Inside-Out, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago/IL, USA
2010
Neugierig?, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
2010
Where do we go from here? Selections from La Coleccion Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami/FL, USA
2010
Zwischenzonen. La Coleccion Jumex, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
2009
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2009
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2009
Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Are Animals People?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina (solo) Sofia y Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain
2009
Fotografias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2009
Trussardi Foundation, Teatro Arsenale, Milan, Italy (solo)
2009
Objects on Pedestals, Sprüth/Magers, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2009
All Creatures Great and Small, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2009
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
2009
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2009
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Contemporary Art Museum,St. Louis/MO, USA
2009
Insiders, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
2009
Heart in Heart, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2009
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Venice
2009
Digitale Gärten – Spiegel einer veränderten Wahrnehmung, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany
2009
Schnee. Rohstoff der Kunst, Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria
2009
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2009
Yellow and Green, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2009
N’importe quoi, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
2009
Holbein bis Tillmans – Prominente Gäste aus dem Kunstmuseum Basel, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
2009
Multitask, La Filature, Mulhouse, France
2008
Sonne, Mond und Sterne, Sprüth/Magers, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008
Le Case d'Arte, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008
Peter Fischli and David Weiss - Altri fiori e altre domande, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008
“Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden“. Dekonstruktionen des Künstlermythos, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2008
Platform Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
2008
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2008
Photographing The Constructed Object, Gagosian Gallery, New York/NY, USA
2008
Stilles Leben. Geschichten von stummen Dingen, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
2008
A Town (Not A City), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2008
Moving Horizons: The UBS Art Collection, 1960s to the present day, National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2008
From Nature, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York/NY, USA
2008
Revolutions - Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2008
En Perspective, Giacometti, Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen, Caen, France
2008
Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
2008
Average, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal, Switzerland
2008
Paradies und zurück, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
2008
Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, Museion, Bozen, Italy
2008
The Hamsterwheel, Malmö Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
2008
Kavalierstart, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2008
Multitasking, Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lubeck, Germany
2008
Time Crevasse, Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
2008
Lost Paradise – Der Blick des Engels, Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne, Switzerland
2008
Life on Mars - 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh/PA, USA
2008
Sichtbarwerden - Fotografische Werke, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2008
Tempo, Tempo!, Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselheim, Germany
2008
Multitasking, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2008
God & Goods. Spirituality and mass confusion, Villa Manin, Passariano-Codroipo, Italy
2008
Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico
2008
All-Inclusive. Die Welt Des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2008
Fragen & Blumen. Eine Retrospektive, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (solo)
2007
Fragen & Blumen. Eine Retrospektive, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich (solo)
2007
Gartenlust. Der Garten in der Kunst, Atelier Augarten, Wien
2007
Im Untergrund, Haus für Kunst, Uri, Schweiz
2007
Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
2007
I can only see things when I move. Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst auf Papier
2007
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
2007
Equilibres, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (solo)
2007
Equilibres, Sprüth Magers, Munich (solo)
2007
Books, Editions And The Like, Swiss Institute, New York (solo)
2007
Equilibres, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (solo)
2007
Multitasking, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e. V., Berlin
2007
Fleischeslust – oder die Lust an der Darstellung des Fleischlichen, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur
2007
Swiss Made II. Präzision und Wahnsinn, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2007
The Hamster Wheel, Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice
2007
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery Madison, New York
2007
100 Jahre Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
2007
Gärten: Ordnung, Inspiration, Glück., Lenbachhaus, Munich
2007
Mondi Possibili 2007, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Cologne
2006
Bücher, Editionen und Ähnliches, Kunstbibliothek Sitterwerk, St.Gallen/CH, (solo)
2006
Equilibres, Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, (solo)
2006
Anos 80: Uma Topologia, Museu Serralves, Porto
2006
Medium Fotografie, Galerie Stampa, Basel/CH
2006
Flowers & Questions: A Retrospective, Tate Modern, London (solo)
2006
Matthew Marks Gallery, Fotografias, Rat and Bear, New York (solo)
2006
Cobra Museum, Play! The Art of the Game, Amstelveen
2006
Dublin City Gallery, The Studio, Dublin
2006
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Projektion, Luzern
2006
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM, Franz West sin / without Franz West + Der Ficker, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2006
Centre d’art Santa Mònica, Franz West sin / without Franz West + Der Ficker, Barcelona
2006
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung. Werkgruppen und Installationen, Basel
2006
Centre Culturel Suisse – CCS, ALLER / RETOUR 2, Paris
2006
Galerie Klosterfelde, Wrong, Berlin
2006
Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano, Infinite Painting, Codroipo (Udine)
2006
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Faites vos jeux!, Siegen
2005
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Fotografias, Cologne (solo)
2005
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Fotografias, Zürich (solo)
2005
Museo Tamayo, Mexico (solo)
2005
Contemporary Art and the Garden: Deceits and Fantasies, organized by American Federation of Art; travels to The Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont; The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia South Carolina; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
2005
SlideShow, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; travels to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Brooklyn Museum, New York
2005
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2004
Proof: The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2004
Animal Instincts, The Montalvo Gallery, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California
2004
Hard Light, curated by Klaus Biesenback and Doug Aitken, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2004
Spaces of Landscape and Memory, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2004
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens
2004
Triennale Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
2004
Artists’ Favourites Act II, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
2004
Memory and Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Barcelona
2004
Before the End, Le Consortium, Dijon
2004
fischli/weiss. unsettled work, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (solo)
2004
The Last Picture Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (solo)
2004
Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark, Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Major and Minor Questions. Works from the Goetz Collection
2003
Purloined Nature, Kawamura Memorial Museum, Chiba
2003
Galerie Monika Sprüth – Philomene Magers, 20th Anniversary Show, Cologne
2003
Looking in – Looking out., Kunstmuseum Basel
2003
Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Basel
2003
Galerie Sprüth & Magers, Cologne
2003
Grotesk! 130 Jahre der Frechheit, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2003
Grotesk! 130 Jahre der Frechheit, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2003
Unsettled Work - Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Spruth Magers Lee, London
2003
50th Biennale Venice, Ritardi e Rivoluzioni, Venice
2003
Editions and books, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin
2003
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, (solo)
2003
Hunde (Dogs), Matthew Marks Gallery New York, (solo)
2003
Mori Art Museum, Happiness, Tokyo
2003
Biennale Venedig, Utopia Station, Venice
2002
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2002
Fragen Projektion, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (cat.)
2002
Subréel, MAC, Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille
2002
Wallflowers, Kunsthaus Zurich
2002
Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2002
Kunsthaus Zürich, Wallflowers. Grosse Fotografien, Zurich
2002
Paul Morris Gallery, IT’S A WILD PARTY AND WE’RE HAVING A GREAT TIME., New York
2002
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
2002
El Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, COL LECCIO MACBA
2002
Serpentine Gallery, En Route, London
2002
Museum Ludwig, Fragen, Projektionen, Cologne, (solo)
2002
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2001
Monika Sprüth/Philomene Magers, Peter Fischli David Weiss. Airports, Munich, (solo)
2001
Matthew Marks Gallery, Tenth Anniversary Exhibiton – 100 Drawings and Photographs, New York
2001
100 Drawings and Photographs, New York
2001
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Analogue Dialogue, Solothurn
2001
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the Dark, Wolfsburg Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Szenenwechsel XX, Frankfurt am Main
2001
Kunst-Werke, Bildarchive, Berlin
2001
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Ein gut plazierter Helm ist wie ein beruhigender Blick, Nürnberg
2001
Neues Museum Weserburg, Ohne Zögern-Without Hesitation. Blicke in die Sammlung Olbricht, Bremen
2001
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Vom Eindruck zum Ausdruck Grässlin Collection, Hamburg
2001
University of Brighton Gallery, makeshift, Brighton, UK
2001
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (cat.)
2001
Analogue Dialogue, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland
2001
The Dark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2001
Busi (Kitty), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2001
The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision, (organized by Creative Time), Times Square, New York, (solo)
2001
Kunst-Werke, Berlin
2001
Biennale Yokohama
2001
Büsi (Kitty) 2001, Timesquare Project Public Art Found. New York
2001
Museu de Arte Contemporanea Fundacao de Serralves, Fischli & Weiss. Mundo visivel, Porto, (solo)
2000–2001
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (Günther-Peill-Preis), (solo)
2000
Sichtbare Welt, Plötzlich diese übersicht, Grosse Fragen-Kleine Fragen, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel (cat.)
2000
El mon visible, Museu de Art Contemporani de Barcelona
2000
ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, (solo)
2000
Minding, Le Garage, Geneva
2000
Fest der Flusse, Wienfluss U4 Stadtpark, Vienna
2000
Europeans, Zwirner & Wirth, New York
2000
Le Garage, Minding, Geneva
2000
Wienfluss U4 Stadtpark, Fest der Flüsse, Vienna
2000
Zwirner & Wirth, Europeans, New York
2000
Museo El Centro de la Imagen, Pero mira como (with Gabriel Orozco and Richard Wentworht), Mexico
2000
El Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Pero mira como (with Gabriel Orozco and Richard Wentworht), Mexico
2000
Sammlung Goetz, (with Mike Kelley), Munich
2000
Angles Gallery, Inventional, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Ikon Gallery, as it is, Birmingham
2000
Kunstmuseum Bern, Eiszeit, Bern
2000
Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, La prima idea. Aktuelle Malerei auf Papier, Zürich
2000
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, voilà – le monde dans la tête, Paris
2000
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, Staged, New York
2000
Museum zu Allerheiligen / Kunstverein Schaffhausen, fleurs, Schaffhausen
2000
Museo d‘Arte Contemporanea/Castello di Rivoli, Turin
2000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
2000
Tate Gallery, London
2000
Kartographie und Zeitgenössische Kunst, cur. Moritz Küng, Antwerp
2000
Opéra national, L’Opéra. Un chant d’étoiles, Brussels
2000
The Finnish Museum of Photography Cable Factoriy, Some Parts of This World.
2000
Helsinki Photography Festival 2000, Helsinki
2000
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Moment, Dundee, UK
2000
Bankadar Jancou Gallery, Staged. Constructions of Reality in Contemporary Photography, New York
2000
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hausschau. das Haus in der Kunst, Hamburg
2000
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Sichtbare Welt, Plötzlich diese Übersicht, Grosse Fragen-Kleine Fragen, Basel
2000
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, El mon visible, Barcelona
1999
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, (solo)
1999
ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
1999
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (cat.)
1999
Galerie Kampl im Kunstforum, Trailer, Munich
1999
Contemporary Swiss Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest
1999
Maisons/Häuser. Carsten Höller. Rosemarie Trockel. Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
1999
Real Stories II, Friedrich Petzel Gallery/Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
1999
looselipssinkships. Projections vidéos, Galerie Erna Hécey, Luxembourg
1999
h:min:sec. Eine Ausstellung zur Zeit, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
1999
Un musée en appartement. Une exposition de toutes les gravures, multiples et photopraphies, publiés par Parkett, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva
1998
Kunsthalle Köln, Mai 98, Cologne
1998
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
1998
11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
1998
Kunstausstellung Holderbank, Holderbank, Switzerland
1998
Kunsthaus Zürich, Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Zurich
1998
The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Eight people from Europe, Gunma, Japan
1998
Kunsthalle Wien, Alpenblick. Die zeigenössische Kunst und das Alpine, Vienna
1998
Kunstverein Hamburg, I shop therefore I am, Hamburg
1998
Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer. Junge Scheizer Kunt mit Gasten und Galtmahl, Kunsthaus Zurich
1998
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
1998
White Cube, London, (solo)
1998
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, (solo)
1998
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, (solo)
1998
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
1998
Arbeiten im Dunkeln, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, (solo)
1998
Flughäfen 1988-1998, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Köln, (solo)
1997
In a Restless World, Institut of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, (solo)
1997
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, (solo)
1997
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, (solo)
1997
Centre de Saint-Gervais, Geneva
1997
Skulpturen Projekte 97, Münster, Germany
1997
documenta X, Kassel, Germany
1997
Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Transit. Fotografia degli anni '90, Bellinzona, Switzerland
1997
Airport, The Photographers‘s Gallery, London
1997
Von den Dingen. Gegenstände in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1997
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Now Here, Humlebaek, Denmark
1997
Museum Schloss Burgk, (Landschaft) mit dem Blick der 90er Jahre, Burgk/Saale
1997
Fast nichts. Almost invisible, Ehemaliges Umspannwerk Singen, Singen/Hohentwiel, Germany
1996
Peter Fischli and David Weiss: In a Restless World, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco
1996
Hamburger Bahnhof. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Berlin
1996
In a Restless World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, (solo)
1996
Serpentine Gallery, London, (solo)
1996
Arbeiten im Dunkeln, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1996
ICA, Philadelphia
1996
Non! Pas comme ca!, Centre d’Art Neuchatel
1995
Biennale Venice, Swiss Pavillon, Venice
1995
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne
1995
Zeichen und Wunder, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1995
Mai de la Photo, Reims
1995
American Center, Micromegas, Paris
1995
Swiss Pavilion, XLVI Biennale Venice
1994
Museum der Stadtentwässerung Zürich, Cloaca Maxima, cur. Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Zurich
1994
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, (solo)
1993
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, (solo)
1993
Le Case d’Arte, Milan, (solo)
1993
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, (solo)
1993
Double Take, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
1993
Post Human, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1993
Equilibre, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
1993
Passing Through, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich
1992
Schweizer Landesmuseum, Sonderfall Schweiz, Zurich
1992
Kunsthalle Basel, Projekt Schweiz, Basel
1992
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, (solo)
1992
Galleria Locus Solus, Genua, (solo)
1992
Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, (solo)
1992
Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou), Paris, (solo)
1992
Swiss Pavilion of the World's Fair, Seville
1992
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre George Pompid Paris
1992
Asher Edelman Foundation, Post Human, Pully/Lausanne
1992
Castello di Rivoli, Post Human, Turin
1992
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Double Take, Athens
1992
Hayward Gallery, Double Take, London
1992
Platzverführung, Stuttgart/Schondorf, Germany
1992
Expo 1992, Swiss Pavillon, Sevilla
1992
Centre Culturel Suisse, Oh cet echo, Paris
1991
Kunstverein der Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, (solo)
1991
Wiener Secession, Vienna, (solo)
1991
Galerie Achenbach, Frankfurt, (solo)
1991
Galleria Bonomo, Rome, (solo)
1991
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich
1991
Chamer Räume - Kunst an Ort, Cham, Switzerland
1991
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Metropolis, Berlin
1991
Grosse Orangerie - Schloss Charlottenburg, Schwerelos, Berlin
1991
Metropolis, International Art Exhibition, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
1990
Villa Arson, Nice
1990
Biennale, Sydney
1990
Galerie Hussenot, Paris, (solo)
1990
IVAM, Valencia, (solo)
1990
Kunstverein München, Munich, (solo)
1990
Galerie Marga Paz, Madrid, (solo)
1989
University of South Florida, Tampa, (solo)
1989
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1989
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, (solo)
1989
Le Case d’Arte, Milan
1989
Galerie Susan Wyss, Zurich, (solo)
1989
Galerie Akhnaton, Cairo, (solo)
1989
Biennale, Sao Paulo
1989
Rooseum, Malmö
1989
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, (solo)
1988
The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
1988
Video Installations, Institute of Contemporary Arts London
1988
Biennale di Venezia, Aperto, Venice
1988
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh
1988
ICA Art Gallery, London, (solo)
1988
Third Eye Center, Glasgow
1988
Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Grenoble
1988
Interim Art, London
1988
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
1988
Portikus, Frankfurt
1988
ICA Art Gallery, London
1988
Third Eye Center, Glasgow, (solo)
1988
Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Grenoble, (solo)
1988
Interim Art, London, (solo)
1988
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, (solo)
1988
Portikus, Frankfurt, (solo)
1987
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, (solo)
1987
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts, (solo)
1987
Renaissance Society, Chicago
1987
Institut for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, New York
1987
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1987
Museum for Art, Dallas
1987
Universitiy Art Museum, Berkeley
1987
Le Case d’Art, Milan
1987
Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
1987
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts
1987
Renaissance Society, Chicago, (solo)
1987
Institut for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, New York, (solo)
1987
University Art Museum Berkeley
1986
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, (solo)
1986
The Corridor, Reykajvik, (solo)
1985
The Serpentine Gallery London
1985
Stiller Nachmittag, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, (solo)
1985
Kunsthalle Basel, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Basel, (solo)
1985
Groninger Museum, Groningen, (solo)
1985
Centre Culture Suisse, Paris, (solo)
1985
Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, (solo)
1985
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, (solo)
1984
Galerie Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, (solo)
1984
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art New York
1983
Fieber, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne
1982
St. Galerie, St. Gallen, (solo)
1981
Plötzlich diese Übersicht, Galerie Stähli, Zurich, (solo)
1980
Saus und Braus, Städtische Galerie zum Strauhof, Zurich, Switzerland

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Peter Fischli David Weiss. Katalog. Musée d’ Art Moderne