Urs Fischer’s (b. 1973) attitude towards making art is at once humble and dramatic; characterised by a playful, almost Surrealist approach, he transforms everyday imagery into powerful works that are both unique and unexpected. Encompassing drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and large-scale installations, the artist resists formal categorisation, moving unpredictably through materials, genres and motifs, to test the limits of what it means to make, display, and view works of art.

‘The challenge in discussing Fischer’s oeuvre is how best to categorize work that appears, initially at least, to be immensely varied. Moving beyond technique, imagery, or technology, however, it is possible to think about his production in relation to types of space, both real and imagined, from which the work may have emerged or with which it may be closely associated. Three overlapping spheres can be defined: the studio, the exterior or public space of images and objects, and the realm of fantasy or the fictional. It is in part the movement between these three zones, or the treatment of something from one realm in the manner of another, that creates the friction and liminal quality in Fischer’s work, where things, images, and materials seem not to behave as we might expect them to.

J. Morgan, Inside, Outside, and Out There in Urs Fischer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2013

Image: Twilight, 2019, aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, two-component adhesive, primer, gesso, solvent-based screen printing ink, 243.8 x 182.9 x 2.2 cm.; 247.7 x 186.7 x 5 cm. (framed). Photo: Stefan Altenburger



Born in Zurich, Switzerland

Studied Photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich

Visited ‘de ateliers’, Amsterdam

Artist in Residence, Delfina Studios, London

Lives and works in New York, USA


Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Brant Foundation, Greenwich

Broad Collection, Los Angeles

FRAC - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille

Kunsthaus, Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Kunstsammlung der Stadt Zürich, Zurich

Marciano Collection, Los Angeles

Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto

Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Pinault Collection - Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Berlin

V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



Gagosian, Paris


Flea Circus
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Icre Cream Truck Democracy
Gagosian, Beverly Hills


Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Gagosian, New York

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Sadie Coles HQ, London


The Intelligence of Nature
Sadie Coles HQ, London


Urs Fischer's 2
K11 Musea, Hong Kong

The Lyrical and the Prosaic
Aïshti Foundation, Jal El Dib

Gagosian, Paris

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Gagosian, Beverly Hills


Gagosian, London

PLAY (with choreography by Madeline Hollander)
Gagosian, New York

Sadie Coles HQ , London

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Gagosian Gallery, New York

The Modern Institute, Glasgow


Bus Stop
Paradise Plaza, Miami Design District, Miami

Urs Fischer x Katy Perry: Bliss
39 Spring Street, New York

“         ”
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Rome

Big Clay #4 and 2 Tuscan Men
Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Faules Fundament (Rotten Foundation)!
Karma, New York

The Public & the Private
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco

[Music note title]
Gagosian, Hong Kong

The Kiss
Sadie Coles HQ, London


Mind Moves
Gagosian, San Francisco

Mon cher…
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles

Battito di Ciglia
Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Untitled (Lamp/Bear)
Simmons Quad, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Small Axe
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

JTT, New York

Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal
Gagosian, New York


Bruno & Yoyo
Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz

Gagosian, Beverly Hills

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Big Clay #4
Seagram Plaza, New York

Sadie Coles HQ-in-residence
T293, Naples


Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Karma, Amagansett

Sadie Coles HQ, London

mermaid / pig / bro w/ hat
Gagosian, New York

last supper
Gagosian, New York

Lever House Art Collection, New York

Untitled (Lamp/Bear)
Hamad International Airport, Doha


Sadie Coles HQ, London

Gagosian, Rome

Deste Foundation, Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Tables, Heads, and Arms
Gagosian at Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths

Festival d’Automne à Paris, Cour Chimay and Chapelle des Petits Augustins, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Madame Fisscher
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

schmutz schmutz
Gagosian Gallery, Paris

Beds & Problem Paintings
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Skinny Sunrise
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna


dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd (with Cassandra MacLeod)
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Urs Fischer and Georg Herold
The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Untitled (Lamp/Bear)
Seagram Plaza, New York


Douglas Sirk
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Oscar the Grouch
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich


Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty
New Museum, New York

Dear _________! We _____ on ________, hysterically. It has to be _____ that _____. No? It is now ______ and the whole _______ has changed ______. all the _____, ______(with Mark Handforth and Georg Herold)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo


Blurry Renoir Debussy
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich


Agnes Martin
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London

large, dark & empty
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

get up girl a sun is running the world (with Ugo Rondinone)
Church San Stae, Venice Biennale, Venice

Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney


Urs Fischer e Rudolf Stingel
Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Oh. Sad. I see.
The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Mary Poppins
Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Texas

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Paris 1919
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


Mr. Watson—Come Here—I Want to See You
Hydra Workshop, Greece

Urs Fischer: Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Camden Arts Centre, London
Jet Set Lady

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Istituto dei Ciechi, Milan

Fig, Nut & Pear
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York


Elton John?
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Feige, Nuss, und Birne
Gruppe Österreichische Guggenheim, Vienna

Kir Royal
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

Not My House Not My Fire
Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris


Portrait of a Single Raindrop
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

need no chair when walking
Sadie Coles HQ, London


What should an Owl do with a Fork
Santa Monica Museum of Art, California

Mystique Mistake
The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Bing Crosby
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


Mastering the Complaint
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich


Cappillon—Urs just does it for the girls (with Amy Adler)
Delfina, London

The Membrane—and why I don’t mind bad-mooded People
Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days
6 1/2 Domestic Pairs Project (with Keith Tyson)
Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus

Without a Fist—Like a Bird
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


Espressoqueen—Worries and other stuff you have to think about before you get ready for the big easy
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich


Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich


Frs Uischer
Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich



Day for Night: New American Realism, Selections from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection
Barberini Palace, National Galleries of Ancient Art, Rome


Gagosian / Jeffrey Deitch at Miami Design District, Miami

The Echo of Picasso

Almine Rech, New York


Ulysses' Dream
Villa Carmignac, Porquerolles Island, France

Haunted Realities
Gagosian, London

Swiss Made. From Ferdinand Hodler to Urs Fischer
Gagosian, Gstaad

The Painter's New Tools
Namad Contemporary, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London


Night | Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy with Urs Fischer
Nahmad Projects, London

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris

Swiss Sculpture since 1945
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau

The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object and Performance
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

An Ideal Landscape
Gagosian, New York

Hong Kong Exchange
Gagosian, Hong Kong


Nature of Robotics: An Expanded Field
EPFL Pavilions, Lausanne

In aller Munde – Von Pieter Bruegel bis Cindy Sherman
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (catalogue)

Bustes de Femmes
Gagosian, Paris

My Cartography: The Erling Kagge Collection
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Arles

Superunknown / Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy with Urs Fischer
Nahmad Contemporary, New York

Crushed, Cast, Constructed. Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray
Gagosian Gallery, London

Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art
Museum Tinguely, Basel

Marc Newson
Tarmak 22, Gstaad Saanen Airport, Saanen

La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi. Collezionismi Italiano Contemporaneo
XNL Piacenza Contemporanea | Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi, Piazcenza

American Pastoral
Gagosian Gallery, London

100 Sculptures
No Gallery, Los Angeles

To Paint Is to Love Again
Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Third Dimension: Works from the Brant Foundation
The Brant Foundation, New York

Miss Dior Love N' Roses Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Futures of Love
Magasins Généraux, Paris

An Exhibition for Notre-Dame
Gagosian Gallery, Paris

Visions of Self: Rembrandt and Now. In partnership with English Heritage
Gagosian Gallery, London

Sadie Coles HQ, London

The Way We Are 1.0
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles


Foundation de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg

Urs Fischer & Rudolf Stingel
Paul Coulon Gallery, London

Black Hole, Art and Materiality from Informal to Invisible
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo

How to See [What Isn’t There]
Langen Foundation, Neuss

Mad World
The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Triennale 2018
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle

Hauser & Wirth, London

Object: Administration
Kanal Centre Pompidou, Brussels

About Photography
Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco

General Rehearsal
V-A-C Foundation, Moscow

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Dancing with Myself
Punta della Dogana, Venice

New York By Night
Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing

Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body
The Met Breuer, New York

Kiss Off
Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

Wendepunkte. Von Nolde bis Oppenheim
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Zurich

Close at Hand: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture
Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco


Abstract / Not Abstract
The Moore Building, Miami

made on the table
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Project 06: Cindy Sherman & Urs Fischer
OV Project, Brussels

The Trick Brain
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

Darren Bader: (@mined_oud)
Museo MADRE, Naples

Home: Homage to Colin de Land
Massimo de Carlo, Milan

Wild West
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Fragile State
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection
National Art School, Sydney;
Museum of Modern Art, Heide (2018);
Canberra Museum + Gallery, Canberra (2018)

Lever House, New York

The Transported Man
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing

ProjectArt Presents: My Kid Could Do That
Red Bull Arts, New York

Bearable Lightness of Being
Grimm, Amsterdam

moving is in every direction. Environments — Installations — Narrative Spaces
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Black and White
Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York

Provocateur: From Picabia to Prince
Edward Ressle Gallery, New York

Body Doubles
Lokremise, St. Gallen

Printed Matters II
Gesso Artspace, Vienna

The gap between the fridge and the cooker
The Modern Institute, Glasgow


21er Haus, Vienna

The Moore Building, Miami

Juxtapoz x Superflat
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Die Kerze
Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden

Dancing with Myself: Self-portrait and Self-invention, Works from the Pinault Collection
Museum Folkwang, Essen

Juxtapoz x Superflat
Vulcan’s Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle

Melodrama, Act 2: New York
Luxembourg & Dayan, New York

Capital: Debt — Territory — Utopia
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams: American Mythologies
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

And Now the Good News: Opere dalla collezione Annette e Peter Nobel
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano

Urs Fischer: False Friends, Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva

Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Sculpture on the Move
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
The Met Breuer, New York

In the Making: Artists; Assistants, and Influence
Luxembourg & Dayan, New York


The Moore Building, Miami

A Few Free Years: From Absalon to Zobernig: Donations by Friedrich Christian Flick to the Nationalgalerie
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Beverly Hills 20-Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995 – 2015
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Skeleton: The body’s armature in contemporary sculpture
museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague

New Skin
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

Saar, Serra, Surls, and more: Thirty New Acquisitions in Contemporary Art
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara

The Mannequin of History: Art After Fabrications of Critique and Culture
Mata, Modena

Benaki Museum, Athens

Sprayed: Works from 1929 to 2015
Gagosian Gallery, London

Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851
Expo Milan 2015, Triennale di Milano, Milan

Sleepless—The bed in history and contemporary art
21er Haus, Vienna

Michael Chow: Voice for My Father
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing;
Power Station of Art, Shanghai;
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2016)


The Event Sculpture
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Je ne sais pas ce que j’ai vu
Cité du design, Saint-Etienne

Fierce Creativity: Artists for Peace and Justice
PACE, New York

Horror Vacui
Gagosian Gallery, Athens

Le jardin décomposé / Decomposed Garden
Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget, Paris

A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture
Phillips, London

Horror Vacui
Gagosian Gallery, Geneva

Gratwanderung: Kunst zwischen Schloss und Rebhaus
landauf-bachab, Uster

Burning Down the House
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju

ArtLovers: Histoires d’art dans la collection Pinault
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Marlborough Broome Street, New York

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London

Group show curated by Urs Fischer
Sadie Coles HQ, London

In NO Time
The Modern Institute, Glasgow

An American in Paris: Works from a Private Collection
Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget, Paris

Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell


A Place in Two Dimensions: A Selection from Colección Jumex
Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Somos Libres: The World of Contemporary Art through the Eyes of Mario Testino
MATE, Asociación Mario Testino, Lima

Dairy Art Centre, London

Station to Station
Riverfront Studios, Brooklyn;
Union Station/The Pennsylvanian, Pittsburgh;
Chicago Union Station, Illinois;
St. Paul Union Depot, Minneapolis/St. Paul;
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion, New Mexico;
La Posada Hotel, Winslow;
Skyline Drive-in Theater, Barstow;
Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles;
16th Street Train Station, Oakland/San Francisco

Van Gogh, Dalí, and Beyond: The World Reimagined
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Body Pressure: Sculpture Since the 1960s
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma

Crystal Maze IV – 1 + 2 + 3 = 3
Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Player: Viaggio nelle passioni contemporanee
Museo Marino Marini, Florence


Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d’autrui (Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Galerie kreo, Paris

Westbau Pool, etc.
Löwenbräu Kunst, Zurich

Painting Now
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán—Tributes to Precarious Vitality
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich;
Guggenheim, Bilbao (2013)

The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec

Micro mania
Gagosian Gallery, Paris

Inside a Book a House of Gold: Artists’ Editions for Parkett
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing


Home Alone
Sender Collection, Miami

Now: obras de La Colección Jumex
Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art
De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg;
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice;
KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi;
Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai;
Nero HQ, Rome (2012);
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2012);
SALT, Beyoğlu (2012);
The Drawing Center, New York (2012);
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro (2013);
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2013)

Artists for Haiti
David Zwirner, New York

Lustwarande 2011—Blemishes
Park De Oude Warande, Museum De Pont, Tilburg

Produced by Migros: Collection Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

Sculpture Now
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMInations
Venice Biennale, Venice

The World Belongs to You
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

L’invention de l’oeuvre: Rodin et les ambassadeurs
Musée Rodin, Paris

Sympathy for the Devil
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels

Kunstsammlung im Alpenhof Nr. 6: Kunstbetrieb
Alpenhof St. Anton, St. Anton

Don’t Do It Etc.
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Marianne Boesky Gallery (uptown), New York

Modern British Sculpture
Royal Academy of Arts, London

8 ½
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Stazione Leopolda, Florence


Die Nase des Michelangelo / The Nose of Michelangelo
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Divine Comedy
Sotheby’s, New York

Post Monument
XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara

Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The New Décor
Hayward Gallery, London;
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

High Ideals & Crazy Dreams
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg

Voici un dessin suisse (1990–2010) / Here Is a Swiss Drawing
Musée Rath, Geneva;
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargau (2011)

Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
New Museum, New York


Beg Borrow and Steal
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Les enfants terribles
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec

We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris

Investigations of a Dog: Works from the FACE Collections
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais (2010);
La maison rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris(2010);
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (2011);
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (2011)

Precarious Form I / Prekäre Skulpturen
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1)
Burger Collection, Berlin

200 Artworks—25 Years: Artists’ Editions for Parkett
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa;
Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore (2010);
Seoul Arts Center (SAC), Hangaram Museum, Seoul (2010)

The living and the dead
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice

Magritte et la Lumière / Magritte and Light
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels

Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works, 1978–2008
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich

A Guest + A Host = A Ghost: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

Nothingness and Being
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Saints and Sinners
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham


New Galerie de France, Paris

Open Plan Living
ART TLV 08, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Archeology of Mind
Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden;
Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa (2009)

Château de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau

An Unruly History of the Readymade
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico

Sammlung / Collection
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Tutti Frutti
BASE / Progetti per l’arte, Florence

Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Blasted Allegories: Works from the Ringier Collection
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne

God Is Design
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Schweiz über alles
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec


Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection
Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century
New Museum, New York

Jubilee Exhibition
House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà

The Third Mind: Carte Blanche to Ugo Rondinone
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

00s: The history of a decade that has not yet been named
Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lyon

Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

Franz West: Soufflé, eine Massenausstellung
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Traum & Trauma: Werke aus der Sammlung Dakis Joannou, Athens
MUMOK and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

The Hamsterwheel
Tese della Nuovissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice;
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse;
CASM Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona;
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

Domestic Irony: A Foray into Italy’s Private Collections
Museion, Bolzano

Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Disorder in the House
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels


The Studio
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

The François Pinault Collection, a Post-Pop Selection
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Defamation of Character
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo

The Vincent Award 2006
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Cinq milliards d’années(Five Billion Years)
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Where Are We Going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection
Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Infinite Painting—Contemporary Painting and Global Realism
Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo

Day for Night
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Collection 1
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


Schweizer Druckgraphik 1980–2005
Helmhaus, Zurich

Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Goethe Abwärts—Deutsche Jungs Etc.: Works from the Falckenberg Collection
Helsinki Art Museum, Meilahti

Ma Non Al Sud
Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse

Closing Down
Bortolami Dayan, New York

Big Bang. Destruction and Creation in 20th Century Art
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Put It In Your Mouth / I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune
Rivington Arms, New York

Bidibidobidiboo: Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Material Time / Work Time / Life Time
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik

Swiss Made (The Art of Falling Apart): Works from the Hauser & Wirth Collection
Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen (Amsterdam)

Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;
Hayward Gallery, London;
Mart: Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto


Central Station: Collection Harald Falckenberg
La maison rouge — Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris

Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Memorable Memory: Migros Museum Collection
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen

Group Show
Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Monument to Now
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens

L’Air du Temps—Collection Printemps/Été 2004
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

I Hate You: The Falckenberg Collection Meets Louisiana
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk


Silver Convention
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento

Inaugural Group Exhibition
GBE (Modern), New York

Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer
Venice Biennale

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich;
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

Breathing the Water
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Durchzug / Draft: Zwanzig Jahre Stiftung Binz39
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich


poT: An Exhibition of Contemporary Pottery
The Independent, Liverpool

Exile on Main Street
New International Cultural Center (NICC), Antwerp

The Object Sculpture
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

My head is on fire but my heart is full of love
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

The House of Fiction
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise St. Gallen

Lowland Lullaby: Ugo Rondinone with John Giorno and Urs Fischer
Swiss Institute, New York

Tomorrow’s Fish and Chips
Autocenter, Berlin


walcheturm 00/07: mind-sediments
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich

Museu Serralves, Porto

Ziviler Ungehorsam—Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung Falckenberg
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover

Enduring Love
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York


Let’s Be Friends
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence
Manifesta 3, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Sammlung 1. The Oldest Possible Memory
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der Lokremise, St. Gallen


Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst
Kunsthalle, Zürich

Pizzeria Sehnsucht
Ateliers du FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino

Le repubbliche dell’arte
Palazzo delle Papesse, Sienna

Collection: Holding Court
Entwistle Gallery, London


Morning Glory. De Ateliers 1993–1997
De Ateliers, Amsterdam

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich


été 97
Centre d’édition contemporaine (formerly Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain), Geneva

Guarene arte 97
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Hotel, Zurich


Die Grosse Zürcher Ausstellung
Kunsthaus Örlikon, Zurich

Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger des Eidgenössischen Wettbewerbs für freie Kunst
Kunsthaus, Glarus

Karaoke 444&222 too
South London Gallery, London

Stiftung Binz39, Zurich


Vito Schnabel Gallery / Kiito-San (Eds.): Bruno & Yoyo, St. Moritz / New York, 2017

Kiito-San (Ed.): Phantom Paintings, New York, 2017

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh (Ed.): Mon cher…, Arles, 2017

DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (Ed.): Urs Fischer: False Friends, Geneva, 2016

Kiito-San (Ed.): Yes, New York, 2015

Karma (Ed.): Julian, New York, 2015

Kiito-San (Ed.): The Making of Yes, New York, 2013

Kiito-San (Ed.): Urs Fischer, New York, 2013

DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (Ed.): 2000 Words: Urs Fischer, Athens, 2013

Gagosian Gallery (Ed.): Beds & Problem Paintings, Beverly Hills, 2012

Kiito-San (Ed.): Madame Fisscher, New York, 2012

The Brant Foundation / Kiito-San (Eds.): Oscar the Grouch, Greenwich / New York, 2012

Kiito-San (Ed.): Skinny Sunrise, New York, 2012

Kiito-San (Ed.): Necrophonia, New York, 2012

Fischer, Urs (Ed.): dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd, 2011

Christie’s (Ed.): Untitled (Lamp / Bear), New York, 2011

Fischer, Urs and Bader, Darren (Eds.): The Bearded Island / The Artist’s Lament, 2010

New Museum (Ed.): Shovel in a Hole, New York, 2009

Sadie Coles HQ (Ed.): Urs Fischer: Helmar Lerski, London, 2008

Fischer, Urs and Lerski, Helmar (Eds.): Self-published artist’s book, 2008

Fischer, Urs (Ed.): Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?, 2008

DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (Ed.): Urs Fischer. Fractured Figure, Vol.1, Athens, 2008

Galleria Massimo de Carlo (Ed.): Urs Fischer / Rudolf Stingel, Milan, 2007

JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag (Ed.): Album—on and around Urs Fischer, Yves Netzhammer, Ugo Rondinone, and Christine Streuli, participating at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Zurich, 2007

Kaldor Public Art Projects (Ed.): Urs Fischer: Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2007

JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag (Ed.): Paris 1919, Zurich, 2006

Blaffer Gallery (Ed.): Urs Fischer: Mary Poppins, Houston, 2006

Hydra Workshop (Ed.): Mr. Watson—Come Here—I Want to See You, Hydra, 2005

Hamburger Bahnhof (Ed.): Urs Fischer: Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2005

JRP Editions (Ed.): Good Smell Make-up Tree, Geneva, 2004

JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag (Ed.): Kir Royal, Zurich, 2004

Centre Georges Pompidou (Ed.): Urs Fischer, Paris, 2004

Kunsthaus Glarus (Ed.): Time Waste. Radio-Cookie und kaum Zeit, Glarus, 2000

M. Gowing and G. O’Callaghan, Making Art Public, Sydney: Kaldor Public Art Projects, 2020


Urs Fischer: Sirens

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2020
With an essay by Gregor Jansen

€ 45.00

Urs Fischer: SIRENS

Exhibition Poster
Created by the artist
Edition of 100

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Selected Press

Spike Magazine Summer 2021

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung June 2021

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The Architects Newspaper May 2019

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Architectural Digest November 2018

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Garage Magazine December 2017

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Post Magazine April 2017

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Artflyer 2016

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Alain Elkann Interview 2015

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Art in America January 2010

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