Vittorio Brodmann

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Born 1983 in Ettingen, Switzerland. Lives and works in Berlin.


2011BFA, Haute École d‘Art et de Design, Geneva

2007 Zurich University of the Arts


2020 Begutachtung des Lecks, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

2019 Zweig im Regen, Nuremberg Kunstverein & Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Plight, Truth & Consequences, Geneva
Calamity, Gavin Brown, Rome

2018 Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Rome
Annual Exterior Project, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland
Two Birds, Two Stones, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

2017 Legs All Water, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

2016 Become Door, Gavin Brown‘s Enterprise, New York
Water Under the Bridge, Kunsthalle Bern
Lies, Halle für Kunst, Reichenbachstrasse 2, Lüneburg

2015 Teething Trouble, Truth & Consequences, Geneva
No Time to Explain, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

2014 Wenn alles Fleisch wie Kalk zerstaubt, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich

2013 Ups and Downs, Belvedere 21, Vienna
New Paintings: Vienna, Leslie Fritz, New York

2012 An Honest Mistake, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
L’Esprit de Genève, Graff Morgue d’Algue, Geneva


2020 German Theater 2010-2020, Fri Art Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland
Hooks&Claws, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
Reverie, Efremidis Gallery, Berlin

2019 Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The
Le ciel, l’eau, les dauphins, la vierge, les flics, le sang des nobles,
l’ONU, l’Europe, les casques bleus, Facebook, Twitter
, Forde, Geneva

2018 Jahresgaben 2018/Editions 2018, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Albrecht
Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg
Salon, Art Berlin, cur. by Tenzing Barshee, Berlin
Geist Genf, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland
You Have Everything to Learn, Everything That Can Not Be Learned,
Truth & Consequences, Geneva
Nothing will be as before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
New Images, MAMCO, Geneva
After Curfew, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los AngelesNoise!, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Geist Genf, Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal

2017 Steps to Aeration, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
Collection of Collections, Mamco, Geneva at Bienalsur (International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America)
Bienalsur / Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (curated by McCory)
Solo Cose Belle, Apparent Museum, Acappella Gallery, Naples (curated by Tenzing Barshee)
Zeitgeist, Mamco, Geneva

2016 To Lie in the Cheese, To Smile in the Butter, Kunstsaele Berlin Surreal, König Galerie, Berlin

2015 Stipendium Vordemberge-Gildewart, Centre Pasquart, Bienne Drawings from the Ringier Collection. Chapter I, Villa Flora, Winter- thur (curated by Arthur Fink and Beatrix Ruf)
Toys Redux – On Play and Critique, Migros Museum of Art, Zurich
Work Hard: Selections By Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute, New York
Call And Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
Our House in the Middle of Your Street, Life Gallery at Vilma Gold, London

2014 Broken Thumb, Up State, Zurich
Live and Let Die, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
July, The Approach, London
A Matter of Taste, Dingum at The Ister, Paris
Every day in every way, Martos, New York (curated by Ebony L. Haynes and Taylor Trabulus)
World Music, Carlos Ishikawa, London (curated by Steve Bishop and Richard Sides)
Significant Others (I am small, it’s the pictures that got big), High Art, Paris
Raid, Taylor Macklin, Zurich
What Were you Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot, Badischer Kun- stverein, Karlsruhe (curated by Roos Gorztak)
D.R.E.S.S.I.N.G., SPACE, London (curated by Paul Pieroni)

2013 On Cuteness, Halle für Kunst, Lüneberg
Fusion Beyond Matters, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel
Tenant, CEO Gallery, Malmö (with Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff) Homes & Gardens, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Travelling généalogique, Marbiers 4, Geneva
The Mediterranean Dog, Cole, London (curated by Elise Lammer) Mr. I - Vittorio Brodmann + Dewar & Gicquel, Graff Mourgue d’Al- gue, Geneva
The Previous Performance Show, Dingum, Berlin

2012 It’s Not the Title Because it Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore, Oslo Fine Art Society (curated by Tiril Hasselknippe)
Love is not in Control, New Jerseyy, Basel (curated by Vidya Gast- aldon)
The Best of Times: A P/Review, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich July, CEO Gallery, Malmö
Re: group, Sandy Brown, Berlin
Die / Der Würfel / Le dé No. II, COCO, Vienna
The Old, the New, the Different, Kunsthalle Bern

2011 twothousandtwelve, CEO Gallery, Malmö
Mr. C?, Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva Historia Mysteria, Renwick Gallery, New York Times Square Show, Times, Berlin
Prague Biennale 5, Prague

2010 Wallpower, Claudia Groeflin, Zurich
Bildagent, Agent Double, Geneva (curated by Mathis Gasser)
Il migliore dei mondi possibili, The Conduits/Gea Politi, Milano
Of Objects, Fields and Mirrors, Kunsthaus Glarus (curated by Daniel Baumann and Maja Wismer)
Belle Idée #1, Espace Abraham Joly/HUG, Geneva (curated by Leila Amacker, Kim Seob Boninsegni and Daniel Baumann)
Almeria to Béziers to Newquay, Darsa Comfort, Zurich
Mint Condition, 1m3, Lausanne
Quick Brown Fox & Lazy Dog, Karma International, Zurich

2009 Violent Mastermind, with Georges Blunier, New Jerseyy, Basel Regionale 10, Kunsthalle Basel (curated by Annette Amberg and Maja Wismer)
The Forever Ending Story #03, The Forgotten Bar/Galerie im Re- gierungsviertel, Berlin

2008 The Line is a Lonley Hunter, New Jerseyy, Basel
Regionale 9, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
Hyper, Schalter, Basel (with Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti) Naomi, Naomi, Naomi, Seebahnstrasse 255, Zurich


2016Water Under the Bridge, Kunsthalle Bern

2014Comedy in the Cellar, Ve.Sch, Vienna

2013Comedy in the Cellar, AP news, Zurich
Comedy in the Cellar, The Previous Performance Show, Dingum, Berlin

2012Comedy in the Cellar, Exposures, Experiences, Experiments, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Untitled, Stand Up by Kaspar Müller, Gasconade, Milano

2011After Ciara, Corso Multisala, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Untitled, Perfect Vehicles by Kim Seob Boninsegni , New Jerseyy, Basel


2009 - 2011Paloma Presents, Artist-run space with Mathis Altmann, Georges Blunier, and Gunnar Mier)


2016 Prix Mobilière

2011 ZKB Art Award

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2018 “Vittorio Brodmann at Freedman Fitzpatrick”, Thomas Duncan, Contemporary Art Review, April 2018
“Martin Herbert’s picks of exhibitions to see in March”, Martin Herbert, ArtReview, March 2018

2017 “Vittorio Brodmann ‘Legs All Water’ at Galerie Gregor Staiger,
Zurich”, Mousse Magazine, October 2017
“Vittorio Brodmann at Galerie Gregor Staiger”, Art Viewer, October 8, 2017
“Le Mamco fait bonne figure”, Emmanuel Grandjean, Le Temps, 22.02.2017 “‘Steps to Aeration’ at Tanya Leighton”, Blouin Artinfo, Berlin, July 18, 2017

2016 Adam Jasper, “Vittorio Brodmann” Artforum, October 2016
Tenzing Barshee, “Vittorio Brodmann ‘Become Door’ at Gavin
Brown’s enterprise, New York,” Mousse Magazine, October 2016
Martin Bieri, “Der Clown und die Trinkerin” Der Bund, June 2016
Gabriel Flückiger, “Ausstieg aus dem Kunstbetrieb?” artline, June 2016
Mitchell Anderson, “All His Beams Full-Dazzling” Brand New Life, June 2016

2015 Heike Dempster, “Miami Art Week 2015 Highlights”, Rooms, December 2015
Christie Chu, “15 Artists To Watch at Frieze London 2015”, Artnet
News, October 2015
“In the studio of Vittorio Brodmann”, Spike Art Magazine Online, July 2015
Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Hunger ist die beste Sauce”, Das Magazin, No 9, February 28, 2015
Dena Yago, “Vittorio Brodmann / No Time to Explain,” Daily Lazy, January-March 2015

2014 Chris Sharp, “Bad Painting Gone Wrong”, Metropolis M, No. 4, Aug/Sep 2014, pp. 38–43
“Vittorio Brodmann, The contemporary existentialist looks relaxed,” Con- ceptual Fine Arts, July 2015
Shama Khanna, “World Music”, Art Agenda, June 2014
Pablo Larios, “Focus: Vittorio Brodmann” Frieze d/e No. 13, March — April 2014
Pablo Larios, “Vittorio Brodmann” Frieze d/e. March 2014
Paul Teasdale. “What’s So Funny - How humor feeds painting”, Frieze, March 2014
“What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot?” Mousse Magazine, February 24, 2014
“Vittorio Brodmann im 21er Raum” Kultur Online (, January 2014

2013 Karen Archey, “Vittorio Brodmann” Modern Painters, September 2013, p. 113
Chris Sharp, “Critics’ Picks Vittorio Brodmann” Artforum, May 2013
Aoife Rosenmeyer, “Vittorio Brodmann” Art in America, March 2013

2012 Stefanie Christ, “Eine Liebeserklärung an die Malerei” Berner Zeitung, July 17, 2012
“(Art) Basel Diary #22” We Find Wildness, June 17, 2012
Dietrich Roeschmann, “Hang zum Absurden” Artline, June 13, 2012
Emmanuel Grandjean, DADI Magazine, June 2012
Adam Szymczyk, “The Old, the New, the Different” Artforum, May 2012
Michele D’Aurizio, “Meet Swiss Artist Vittorio Brodmann” Kaleidoscope, Blog. March 21, 2012

2011 Philipp Meier, “ZKB-Kunstpreis verliehen” NZZ, November 17, 2011
“ZKB-Förderpreis” Artline, November 2011