Born 1975 Geneva, Marc Bauer lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. Graduated from BA Fine Art at HEAD Geneva (1999); and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2004).
Bauer's work deals with the representation of history and memory, taking historical events and their documentation, reworking them in a drawing-based process, and placing them in new contexts.
The results of this approach are often presented in the form of installations, with drawings made on a range of materials: paper, aluminium, or straight onto the wall. Preceded by extensive research, Bauer's works present historiography as a construction that is always subject to personal interpretation.
Selected solo exhibitions includ L'Etat de la mer (Lame de fond, 2011-2020), FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (2021); The Blow-Up Regime, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2020); Mi piace Commenta Condividi, a Rhetorical Figure, Istituto Svizzero Milano, Milan (2020); Mal-Ȇtre / Performance, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea (2020); Mal-Ȇtre / Performance, Drawing Room, London (2019); and Tracing Identities, Frieze Project, London (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Smoke and Mirrors: The Roaring Twenties, Guggenheim Bilbao (2021); Schall und Rauch, Die wilden Zwanziger, Kunsthaus Zurich (2020); United by AIDS-An about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS, Migros Museum, Zurich (2019); and SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement, 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018).
Last updated: 28.04.2021