Pedro Wirz: Substance shifts

Pedro Wirz: Substance shifts

Online Viewing Room

Jun 7, 2024 11:00 AM


Jul 20, 2024 6:00 PM


Galerie Philipp Zollinger

Rämistrasse 5

8001 Zürich

Mitwirkende Künstler

Pedro Wirz was born in 1981 in Pindamonhangaba and lives in Zurich. Drawing his inspiration from cultural history, science, craft, as well as folklore, he creates immersive installations filled with germinating ecosystems and sculptures equally derived from organic matter and consumer culture. Together, they translate the Brazilian-Swiss artist’s interest into a result as fantastical as it is a sobering commentary on our current environmental crisis. His exhibition "Substance Shifts" opens on June 7th at PHILIPPZOLLINGER, where he worked alongside the nanotechnology department of the University of Fribourg (Adolphe Merkle Institute), reflecting on the future of artificial polymer development.

Also, this year, during Art Basel (June 11th from 6 to 8 pm), at Kunsthalle Basel, will be the launch of his first monograph "Forever Was Today", published by Hatje Cantz and Kunsthalle Basel.

Recent solo shows include at Nagel Draxler (Cologne, 2023); MASI Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, 2023), Kai Matsumiya (New York, 2022); Kunsthalle Basel (2022); Marc Selwyn (Los Angeles, 2020); PHILIPPZOLLINGER (Zurich, 2020); Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin, 2019); Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris, 2019); Kunsthaus Langenthal (2019); LongTang (Zuurich, 2019); Instituto Tomie Ohtake (São Paulo, 2017) and Kai Matsumiya (New York, 2016). In addition, Wirz has been included in numerous group exhibitions, such as at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2023); Aargauer Kunsthaus (2019); Centre Pasquart (2018); Blank Projects (Cape Town, 2018); Tinguely Museum (Basel, 2016); CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art (New York, 2015); Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2013); Dortmunder Kunstverein (2013); Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2013) and Kunsthalle Basel (2011).

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