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1985Born in Basel, Switzerland

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHDK),

graduated 2011

Lives and works in Berlin and Zurich


Solo Exhibitions (selection)


Solo Shows, Crisis Tourism II Crise do Turismo, Sao Paulo

The Modern Institute, Crisis Tourism, Glasgow

2016Kestnergesellschaft, das blut, im fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim birnenbiss, Hannover
2015Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
2014Freedman Fitzpatrick, Deficiency Depletion, Los Angeles
Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London

Kunsthalle Zürich, NO; NO; H, E P, Zurich
The Green Gallery, TalkTalkTalk, Tobias Madison, Kaspar Müller, Milwaukee

2012Hong Kong Art Fair, Art Futures, with Emanuel Rossetti
Tomorrow Gallery, Tomorrow, Toronto
Karma International, Feedback, Zurich
Haubrok Collection, Fatuma Osman, Berlin
2011The Vanity, Digital Justice, Los Angeles
Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt
2010Haus Konstruktiv, Drawings, Zurich
Frieze Art Fair, Solo Presentation at Frame, London
Kunstverein München, DO IT TO DO IT, Munich
Swiss Institute, Hydrate + Perform / Yes I Can!, The Movie: A Preview, New York
Kunstraum Riehen, Æuroasia, Riehen

Karma International, That Leaf! That Mushroom! That Palm Tree! (with Ida Ekblad), Zurich

Cardenas Bellanger, Yes I Can!, Paris

2008Galerie du Jour Agnès B, Yes I Can!, Paris


Group Exhibitions (selection)


Galerie Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich

Helmhaus, Kunstankäufe der Stadt Zürich 2011-2018, Zurich (forthcoming)

Galerie Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich

DREI, Security Landscapes, Cologne

Kunst Raum Riehen, 20 Jahre Kunst Raum Riehen - Die Jubiläumsausstellung, Riehen

BIKINI, Jugend ist Trunkenheit ohne Wein, Basel


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Medusa, Paris

THE SCHLOSS, Stop Work Order, curated by Rainer Ganahl, New York

Ellis King, Protean Vessel(S), Dublin


Galerie Barbara Weiss, The Hellstrom Chronicle, Berlin

Palais de Tokyo and ACRUSH, Your Memories are our Future (with Emanuel Rossetti), Manifesta 11 Parallel Event, cur. by Julien Fronsacq and Scipio Schneider, Zurich

MoMA PS1, Rotting Wood: the Dripping Word: Shūji Terayama’s "Kegawa no Marii" (with Mattew Lutz-Kinoy), New York

Le Consortium, L'Almanach 16, Dijon

Zabriskie Point, TEAM 404, Geneva

Zabludowicz Collection, Use / User / Used, London

Kunsthalle Wien, The Promise of Total Automation, Vienna


Centre d'Edition Contemporaine, Artists' voices, Geneva

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Welcome to the Jungle, Berlin

Galerie Francesca Pia, Group Show, Zurich

Helmhaus Zürich, Das Dreieck der Liebe, Zürich

Pace, Signal Failure, curated by Chewday's 1st Floor, London

Troedsson Villa, Kitchen Show, Pot au Fou, Nikko, Japan

Deborah Schamoni, DIE MARMORY SHOW II. Impoverishment, cur. with Nikola Dietrich, Munich

Museo de la Ciudad, An Earthquake at the Racetracks, Querétaro, Mexico

2014The Modern Institute, Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri&, Glasgow
The Hepworth-Wakefield Museum, Leeds
Filipino Art Museum, New York

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas Show, Zurich
The Power Station, Drip Event, Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin, Dallas
Mathew Gallery, The November Issue, Berlin
The Modern Institute, Glasgow International 2014, Glasgow
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Liquid Autist, Berlin
New Theater, Farming in Europe, Berlin
Supportico Lopez, From Morn ’Till Midnight, Berlin
Galerie Emanuel Layr, curated by_vienna 2013, Why Painting Now?, cur. by Bart van der Heide, Vienna

Friedericianum, Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Kassel
Carnegie Museum of Art, CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL, Pittsburgh
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Homes and Gardens, Los Angeles
Metro Picture Gallery, Noa Noa, New York
Arnolfini, Version Control, cur. by Axel Wieder, Bristol
Guggenheim Museum, Riotous Baroque From Cattelan to Zurbaran, Bilbao


Leslie Park Pool, Project: Lido, cur. by Amanda Donnan, Pittsburgh
1m3, Cluster, Lausanne
HEAD, A strangely luminous bubble, cur. by Marta Riniker-Radich, Geneva
Bass Museum, Unnatural, Miami Beach
Joshua Tree, Amy & Wendy Yaos Art Swap Meet, California

Kunsthalle Bern, TCCA NEW THEATER 2012–2013 APN Reserach autoslides #1–3 shindisi home videos the deleted scene a fanzine as a museum / museum as a fanzine cut-out bin / apnegative sci-fi sounds
from the alienated kitchen 000 &&& LLL hc r 1, cur. by Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti, Bern
Instituto Svizzero, A CUP FUL SKULL, cur. by Fluck | Paulus, Milan
Praz-Dellavalade, Shake’n’Bake, cur. Hard Hat, Paris
Frieze Projects, New York


Fumetto, Internationales Comix Festival, Lucerne
Times, A Hanging at Times: Tobias Madison & Emanuel Rossetti, Berlin
Kunsthaus Zürich, Deftig Barock, Zurich
Blum & Poe, Glee, Los Angeles
Kunsthaus Graz, Vermessung der Welt, Graz (catalogue)
Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Corso Multisala, Copenhagen
Tanya Leighton, The Confidence Man, Berlin

2010Kunsthalle Basel, Regionale 10, Basel
Kunst Raum Riehen, Aeurasia, Riehen
Johann Berggren Gallery, Suppose it is true after all? What then? Matthias Faldbakken, Tobias Madison & Ryan Trecartin, cur. by Asgeir Skotnes, Malmö
The Institute of Social Hypocracy, Turbo Props, cur. by Oliver Laric, Paris
Kunsthaus Glarus, Of Objects, Fields and Mirrors, cur. by Daniel Baumann and Maja Wismer, Glarus
The Modern Institute, On Publications, Portraits, Public Art and Performance, cur. by Daniel Baumann, Glasgow
Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Mike, Alec or Rufus?” (“Tom, Dick or Harry”), Vienna
Karma International, Quick Brown Fox and Lazy Dog, Zurich
2009Tbilisi 6, Never on Sunday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi
Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Regionale 9, cur. by Annette Amberg, Roos Gortzak and Adam Szymczyk, Basel
Zoo Galerie, Une exposition de peinture, cur. by Aude Launay, Nantes
The Ettore Sottsass Museum, The World is our Culture, Zurich
Galerie Nicolas Krupp, HAW-LIN, Basel
Centre Georges Pompidou, Video Presentation, Paris
Raster, Event Horizon, curated by Karma International, Warsaw
Istituto Svizzero, The Swisscube, cur. by Salvatore Lacagnina, Rome
Karma International, Prose pour des Esseintes, Zurich

Schalter, Hyper: Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti and Vittorio Brodmann, Basel
The Ettore Sottsass Museum, The Last Panda Just Died, Zurich
Vrits, Season Opening, Basel
Centre Culturel Suisse, Video Presentation, Paris
Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Plated through holes, new hi-def sintered base, stand by me, p. arabian horses, in through the outdoors, in english, togetherness, Vienna

2007Kunsthalle Basel, Regionale 8, cur. by Adam Szymczyk and Simone
Tbilisi 4: Everyday is Saturday, cur. by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi
Art Basel 38, Nieves and Used Future Zine Store, Ecart



New Jerseyy with Daniel Baumann, Tobias Madison and Dan Solbach, Basel.

Used Future founded by Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti and Dan Solbach, Basel.

APNews, Zurich




Swiss Art Awards


3 Month Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site


The Most Beautiful Swiss Books for: Tobias Madison, Drawings

Award of the Swiss Graphic Society (SGG)


Iaab Travel Grant


Travel Grant, Basler Kunstverein