(Swiss, b.1973) is a Contemporary artist known for large-scale sculptures
and installations that explore a wide range of materials from popular culture. Born in Zurich, Fischer studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung before turning his focus on making objects borrowed from everyday life; Bread House (2004–2006) constructs a cabin from loaves of bread, and Lamp/Bear (2005–2006) bisects a monumental teddy bear with a desk lamp.
One of Fischer’s primary interests is the spontaneous process of creating and destroying materials. His installation What if the phone rings (2003) involves lighting life-size candles in the shape of nude women, creating ever-changing shapes as they burn down during the course of the exhibition. Fischer’s willingness to push boundaries to create shocking spectacles reached its peak in You, the excavation of the floor of his gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2003, 2005, and 2007, and he has held solo shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Kunsthaus Zürich in Switzerland. Fischer lives and works in New York, and is an artist-in-residence at the Delfina Studios in London.