Archive of Author | Marc Bauer

Marc Bauer studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Visuels Genève (now HEAD) and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Marc is permanent lecturer painting/drawing at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He lives and works in Berlin and Zurich.

His work has featured in numerous group shows, including at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Biennale of Sydney, Kunsthaus Zürich, Liverpool Biennial, Migros Museum Zurich, S.M.A.K. Ghent, Albertina Museum Vienna, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

And in many solo exhibitions, including at The Drawing Room London, The Swiss Institute Milan, The De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich, the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, and the Fracs of Auvergne, Alsace and Provence-Côtes-d’Azur, Marseille (Paca).

Marc Bauer received the GASAG Kunstpreis 2020, the biennial art award that is coupled with a solo exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie (September 2020) and a publication.

Articles with Marc Bauer

History, memory, masculinity and power balance

History, memory, masculinity and power balance are central themes in Marc Bauer’s work that consist for a major part of black and white drawings, but extends to animation film, ceramics, oil paint and sculpture. He describes drawing as “a way for me and the viewer, to comprehend reality in all its complexity – subjectively, politically, symbolically – and show how history, memory and shifting power structures shade the present.”