1982

born in Munich, Germany

1998–2002
2002–2005
2011–2013

Schule für Holzbildhauerei, Brienz
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel
Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Master Visual Arts, Lausanne

Lives and works in Zurich

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 

2024

Bridget Donahue, New York (forthcoming)

2023

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich 
Ilenia, Wall Painting, London
Federico Vavassori, Emil Michael Klein, Milan

2021

Federico Vavassori, Cross Paintings, Milan

2020

Galerie Francesca Pia, Mono Cross, Zurich

2019

Federico Vavassori, Curtains, Milan

2017

Kunsthalle Zürich, Darkotic, Zurich
Museum im Bellpark, Emil Michael Klein, Kriens
Gaudel de Stampa, Red, Blue and Black Lines, Paris

2016

Federico Vavassori, Milan

2015

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris

2014

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

2012

Federico Vavassori, Signed Abstraction, Milan

2011

Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Federico Vavassori, Filled in outlined, Bergamo

2010

New Jerseyy, Pieces, Basel
Gaudel de Stampa, Kimberley, Paris

2009

Luis Campaña, Berlin

2008

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (cat.)
Nicolas Krupp, Basel

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2023

Federico Vavassori, The 3-second rule of thumb, curated by Kaspar Müller, Milan
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hoi Köln, Teil 1: Begrüssung des Raumes, Cologne
Nicoletta Fiorucci Collection, La Rose de France, Recent Acquisitions and Eternal Loves – Part I, Monte-Carlo

2021

Fondazione Prada, Stop Painting, curated by Peter Fischli, Venice Longari Arte, Milan

2020

Museum im Bellpark, After Bob Ross – Beauty is Everywhere, Kriens

2019

Kim? Contemporary Art Center, The Estate Summer, Riga
Synnika, Sammlung Longtang, Frankfurt

2018

Kunsthalle Zurich, Georgischer Modernismus, Zurich
Braunsfelder, HERE HERE – DAS ICH UND ALLES ANDERE, curated by Tenzing Barshee, Cologne
Galerie Francesca Pia, Lampen, Zurich
Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Ich, ich sehe dich, Rome

2017

Museum für Neue Kuns im Augustinermuseum, Sunset Vivisection, Freiburg

2016

Kunsthaus Hamburg, Undisturbed Solitude, curated by Chus Martinez, Hamburg
Kunsthalle Zürich, Tbilisi 16, Tbilisi
Stalla, Structuras, Madulain
Istituto Svizzero, Glücklich ist dieser Ort!, Milan

2015

Walks News, Adele Röder, Emil Michael Klein, Robert Delaunay, Berlin
Part 1, Emil Michael Klein, Kaspar Müller, Andreas Zybach, Cologne
Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel

2014

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Europe, Europe, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Boutoux and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Oslo
Kunstverein Oberwallis, Flora Klein, Peter Klein und Emil Michael Klein, Brig
Ribordy Contemporary, Invitation, Geneva

2013

 

Fri Art, Holes in the Walls, Early works, Fribourg
Marbriers 4, Exposition Confortable, Geneva
Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas Show, Zurich
Centre d’art Biel, Marti Collection, Biel

2012

Galerie Francesca Pia, La Demeure Joyeuse II, curated by Anne Dressen, Zurich
1m3, Cluster, Lausanne
Federico Vavassori, Carla Accardi, Emil Klein, Kaspar Müller, Milan         
La Salle de Bain, Tell the children, curated by Francis Baudevin, Lyon

2011

Federico Vavassori, Burrata, Milan
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Corso Multisala, South Galleries, Copenhagen
Fondation Gutzwiller, Everest, curated by Piper Marshall, Zurich
Centre d’art contemporain Lausanne, Circuit, Lausanne
Karma International, Zurich

2010

The Modern Institute/Toby Webster, On Publications, Portraits, Public Art and Performance, curated by Daniel Baumann, Glasgow
Claudia Gröflin, Wallpower, Zurich
LOG, Anti Anti Anti, curated by Nicolas Chardon, Bergamo
Kunsthaus Glarus, Of Objects, Fields and Mirrors, curated by Daniel Baumann and Maya Wismer, Glarus, Switzerland

2009

Tbilisi6, Never on Sunday, curated by Daniel Bauman, Tbilisi, Georgia
New Jerseyy Arguments and Compliments, Paloma Presents, Basel
Karma International, Prose Pour Des Esseintes, Zurich

2008

MAGASIN CNAC, I Love the Horizon, curated by Daniel Baumann and Andro Wekua, Grenoble
New Jerseyy, The Line is a Lonely Hunter, Basel

2007

Nicolas Krupp, Basel
Vrits, Falknerstrasse 4, Basel
Bellevaux, Kante, Lausanne
Tbilisi 4, Every Day is Saturday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Shindisi, Georgia

2006

Tbilisi 3, Lets stay alive till monday, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Awards, Grants

 
2020Paul Boesch Kunstpreis, Bern

2014

Kulturförderpreis Wallis

2010

Prix Valenca Stroun
Atelierstipendium Paris, iaab, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel

2009

Kunstkredit, Basel

2008

Manor Kunstpreis Basel, Basel
Atelierstipendium Berlin, iaab, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel

2007

Kunstkredit, Basel

 

Projects

 

2009–2012
2006–2009

Artist-Space Galen, with Flora Klein and Kaspar Müller
Vrits, Basel