Marianne Mueller is a Zurich-based artist, mostly working with photography, video, installation, and books. She collects observations of quotidian environments that she recontextualizes in her works, often in reaction to the specific site of an exhibition. Mueller is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts. Her publications include A Part of My Life (1998), The Flock (2004), The Proper Ornaments (2008), Stairs Etc. (2014) and Leg (2017)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017  Facing West_PT_17, Appleton Square, Lisbon, Portugal
         False Ground_CAV_17, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
2016  Curtain Close_UK_16, Filet, London, UK
2015  Sou–Sou_JP_15, Vacant, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Stairs Etc_Up State_14, UP STATE, Zurich, Switzerland
         Werke aus der Sammlung: Marianne Mueller, Kunstmuseum Bern @ Progr, Bern, Switzerland
2011  Any House Is A Home_PEM_11, FreePort [No. 002], PEM–Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
2009  Standing Still / Travelling Slowly, Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
         The Proper Ornaments_BE_09, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
         Dream_US_09, Kim Light, Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA, USA
         MM M MMM, Mameg and Maison Martin Margiela, with Johnston MarkLee, Los Angeles, CA, USA
         Things_US_09, Art LA, Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels), Los Angeles, CA, USA
2008  A Part of My Life, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
         Untitled, with Vanessa van Obberghen, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland
2007  Untitled, Vestibül Thema Selection, Zurich, Switzerland
2005  The Flock, video installation (permanent), Cinema Riff Raff 3, Zurich, Switzerland
         Neue Fotografien, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland
         The Flock, Galerie Susanna Kulli, Zurich, Switzerland
2004  Untitled, Filiale Basel, Basle, Switzerland
2003  Standing Still / Travelling Slowly, attitudes–espace d‘arts contemporains, Geneva, Switzerland
2002  The Flock, Flugbahnen, Forum andere Musik, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
         Standing Still / Travelling Slowly, Mondial Cultural Music Theater, Expo 02, Yverdon, Switzerland
2001  A Part of My Life, Encontros da imagem, Mario Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal
1999  A Part of My Life, The Photo Fair, Gothenburg, Sweden
         A Part of My Life, Encontros de Fotografia, Lux, Lisbon, Portugal
         Untitled, Scalo, New York, NY, USA
         Untitled, Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium
1998  A Part of My Life, Scalo, Zurich, Switzerland
1997  Untitled, attitudes–espace d‘arts contemporains, Geneva, Switzerland
         Untitled, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
         Aparté II: Marianne Müller, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Sion, Switzerland
1996  Photographs, APP.BXL, Brussels, Belgium
         Untitled, Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium
1995  Fotografien, Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland
1994  Untitled, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
1993  Untitled, Filiale Basel, Basle, Switzerland
         Vertigo, Galerie de Fabriek voor Fotografie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1992  Vertigo, Fotoforum Schwarzbunt, Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Make New History, Chicago Architectue Biennial, Chicago, USA
         Swiss Art Awards 2017, Messe Basel, Halle 3, Basel, Switzerland
2016  On Rituals, circuits + currents, Athens, Greece
         Cosmic Cesspit II, Zurich–Höngg, Switzerland
2015  Ich–Nicht Ich, Selbstportraits, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
         Afinidades Electivas, julião Sarmento Coleccionador, The Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
         House Is A House Is A House Is A House Is A House, Johnston Marklee, Chicago Architecture Biennale, Chicago, IL, USA
         No Real Body, The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennal of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
         Island Iceland Offshore Project, Skatfell, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
         Staff Stuff, Kunstraum, Toni Areal, Zurich, Switzerland
         Kōriū, Youkobo Art space, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zurich, Switzerland
         Cosmic Cesspit I, Zurich–Höngg, Switzerland
         Vorhemdchen und Stahlfedern, Import|Export Galerie 201, Zurich, Switzerland
2013  Twisted Sisters, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich; Arts Commission Galleries SFAC, San Francisco, CA, USA
         Behaglich ist anderswo. Werke aus der Sammlung Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
2012  Staff Stuff, Import|Export Galerie 201, Zurich, Switzerland
         Body Language, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Paris, France 
         Lichtsensibel. Fotokunst aus der Sammlung, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
         Dada New York III: The Metaphysics of Sitting, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerlanad
2011  Nouvelles Collections IV, Collection Thomas Spielmann, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
         Tu ne me connais pas, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
         Schweizer Fotobücher 1927 bis heute, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur, Switzerland
2010  2000-2010, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
2009  Interieurs, Gesammelte Einsichten, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
         Memorizer, Der Sammler Andreas Züst, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
         People in the City, Zeitgenössische Fotografie, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
         Sammlung: Fokus Fotografie, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil–Jona, Switzerland
         Untitled, Forum andere Musik, Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
2008 Darkside, Part 1: Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
         Nouvelles Collections III, Collection J. & F. Petignat, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
2007  Video Lounge, Artists’ videos from the 1970s to the present day, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
         Festival der Künste, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
         Towards a New Ease–Set 4 from the Collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
         Une Question de Génération (La Belle Voisine), Musée d‘art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
         Portraits, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France
         Voyage Blanc, Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
2006  XX–Mulheres, 26 Anos Encontros de Fotografia, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal  
         Reisen mit der Kunst–Stiftung Kunst Heute, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
         Medium Fotografie, Stampa, Basle, Switzerland
2005  Buenos Dias Santiago, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
         Welt–Bilder, Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
         Girls Girls Girls, Centre d‘Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2004  Situations Construites, attitudes–espace d’arts contemporains, Geneva, Switzerland
         Animaux. Von Tieren und Menschen, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
         Metamorph, La Biennale di Venezia, 9th Intern. Exhibition of Architecture, Venice, Italy
         Videoex–Internationales Experimentalfilm & Videofestival, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
2003  Ordnung und Chaos, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
         Mondial, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
         8006 Les Bains, swisstag Haus, Zurich, Switzerland
         For Robert: Images Given to Robert Frank by Other Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
2002  Trade. Waren, Wege und Werte im Welthandel heute, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2001  M family, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
         Intimate: A Group Experience, Scalo, New York, NY, USA
         Virtuel–Réel, Espace de l‘Art Concret, Château de Mouans, Mouans-Sartoux, France
2000  Stampa, Basle, Switzerland
         Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
         Nachbilder. Neue Fotografien in der Sammlung, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1999  Au Centre l‘Artiste: l‘Autoportrait, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland
1998  F comme Photographie, Fri Art Centre d‘Art Contemporain, Fribourg, Switzerland
         Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich Switzerland; Schirn Kunsthalle, Francfort, Germany
         Resolution, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
1997  Bonsai / Dokumentationen, Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland
         Transit, Centro d‘Arte Contemporanea, Bellinzona, Switzerland
1996  Die Klasse, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
         Im Kunstlicht. Fotografie im 20. Jh. aus den Sammlungen im Kunsthaus, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
         Hello World!, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
1995  Von Nah, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
         Private Welten, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
         The Act of Seeing (Urban Space). Taking a Distance. Fondation pour l’Architecture Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; GTA Institut & Graphische Sammlung der ETH
         Zürich, Switzerland; De Pavilijonens Almere, Netherlands; Fondazione Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland
1994  Bad zur Sonne, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
1993  Fotoarbeiten, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
         Les Müller, Fri Art Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg, Switzerland
1992  Blind, Albrecht Dürer–Gesellschaft, Nuremberg; Ernemann–Neubau, Dresden, Germany
1989  The other Side of Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands


COLLECTIONS

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
CAV Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
DZ Privatbank, Zurich, Switzerland
Fonds Cantonal de Décoration et d’Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland
Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, City of Geneva, Switzerland
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Kunstmuseum Bern–Stiftung Kunst Heute, Bern, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstsammlung Kanton Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstsammlung der Stadt Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
PEM, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
Schweizerische Fotostiftung, Winterthur, Switzerland
SONS Museum, Shoes or no Shoes, Kruishoutem, Netherlands
SRG Kunstsammlung, Bern, Switzerland
UBS Art Collection, Switzerland

Various private collections in Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, the United States and Switzerland. 


AWARDS AND RESIDENCES

2015  Island Iceland Offshore Project, Seyðisfjörður, artist-initiated micro residence
2013  Swiss Art Award, Federal Office of Culture, Bern
2009  HIAP–Helsinki International Artist–in–Residence Programme, Helsinki 
         Prix Pictet, nomination, London
2007  Atelier program London 2008–09, Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Zug
2004  Grant City of Zurich 
2003  Swiss Art Award, Federal Office of Culture, Bern
         Prix Moët & Chandon suisse pour l'art
2001  Grant Canton of Zurich 
2000  Award for outstanding alumni/-ae, School and Museum of Art & Design, Zurich
1998  Residence New York 1999–2000, City of Zurich 
1997  Grant Canton of Zurich 
1996  Kiefer Hablitzel Preis Bildende Kunst, Kiefer–Hablitzel–Foundation, Bern 
         Grant City of Zurich
1995  Grant Canton of Zurich 
1992  Residence Cité Intérnationale des Arts, Paris, 1993–94, City of Zurich


LECTURES

2016  Newcastle University, School of Arts and Culture, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2015  IMA Concept Store, Tokyo, Japan
2014  UAP–University of Arts, Poznań, Poland
2013  CCA–California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, USA
         ZHdK–Zurich University of the Arts, Making Thinking, Convergences Between Theory and Practice, with Jörg Scheller, Zurich, Switzerland
2012  Royal College of Art, London, UK
2011  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
2010  PEM–Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA
2009  Sint–Lukas University College of Art and Design, Brussels, Belgium
2008  UCLA–University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
         CCA–California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, USA
2006  HEAD–Haute école d'art et de design – Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2005  ECAL–University of Art and Design, Lausanne, Switzerland
         MFGZ–Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Intimität in der Photographie und Feminismus in der RockmusikI, Ringvorlesung with Andrea Thal, Zurich, Switzerland
1999  The Photo Fair, Swenska Mässan, Gothenburg Lectures, Gothenburg, Sweden

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