CV

CV

2015– : freelance curator, Deli Projects
2013– : Social Muscle Club Basel (artistic director)
2016– : Stadt.Geschichte.Basel (foundation council)
2012– : Independent writer (different media, art and theatre)
2014-15: Museum of Broken Relationships (HMB Basel, curator)
2012-13: Hanro Collection Liestal (Museum.BL, collection curator)
2011-15: Sportmuseum Schweiz Münchenstein (exhibit. curator)
2004-11: various schools (teaching)

Education

2016– : Art history studies, Universität Basel
2013-14: Acad. cert. Curator, Uni der Künste Berlin, prof. Friederike Hauffe, Eugen Blume et al.
2013-14: Art history, Freie Universität and Humbold Universität Berlin
2011-13: Cultural criticism, review blogging @ festivals for performative arts in Basel, Berlin and Zurich
2010-12: Teaching diploma grammar schools, PH FHNW, focus: mediation of image and film sources
2003-10: Uni Basel: M.Sc. History & Sports, focus: African Studies, exhibitions in Windhoek & Basel

Exhibitions (2015–2018)

JOHANNES WILLI: AYAHUASCA LA VISTA performance and exhibition, cur. Claudio Vogt and Benedikt Wyss, w/ David Escobar Parra and Camilo Pachón, 18 Feb–3 Mar 2018, Kunsthalle Basel, Basler Fasnacht and Bikini Basel
GREGOR BRÄNDLI: EVERYBODY KNOWS show and screening, by Gregor Brändli, cur. Benedikt Wyss, moderation: Edgar Eckert, w/ Raphaela Grolimund, Cyril Hübscher, Victor Mooser, Lea Rüegg, Jonas Stadelmann and Yanik Soland, 4–18 Nov 2017, Bikini Basel
I LIKE THE UNIVERSE, cur. Benedikt Wyss, w/ Ottmar Farré and Johannes Willi; Crispr Bogotá (Colombia), 1–8 September 2017
UMWELT MODE, cur. Thomas Jeppe and Benedikt Wyss w/ Mavra  (Berlin), The Community (Paris), TG (Nottingham) and Unsere Umwelt (Basel), w/ Lane Cormick, Adriano Costa, Brendan Fowler, Jacqueline Fraser, Ruby Jeppe, Thomas Jeppe, Hanne Jurmu, Stuart McKenzie, Dana Munro, Joanne Robertson, Aamu Salo, Thompson Street Studio (Susan Cianciolo, Kiva Motnyk), Jan Vorisek, pcnc_bay (Manuel Scheiwiller, Simon Speiser), Die Römischen Votzen, Alex Vivian; Clarastrasse 13 Basel, 13–18 June 2017
FELDEXPERIMENTE – BASLER FASNACHT, cur. Benedikt Wyss, w/ Olaf Breuning, Katja Brunner, Martin Chramosta, Irenka Kalicka, Marko Mikael Marila, Camilo Pachón, Sybren Renema, Maija Annikki Savolainen, Stella, Jean Tinguely, Jessica Wolfelsperger; Markthalle Basel, 7–21 April 2017
IM TAUMEL DER NACHT, cur. Deli Projects  (P. Karrer, B. Wyss) and Trikot Basel (Claudio Vogt), w/ Christopher Füllemann and Michel Massmünster, w/ works by Beni Bischoff, Nathan Gray, Austin Lee, Alexandra Meyer, Sybren Renema, Philippe Schwalb, Francisco Sierra, Johannes Willi, Pedro Wirz/Thomas Jeppe; Trikot Basel, 13 Jan–5 Feb 2017
HAUS#99 [LAST DAYS], demolition residency, cur. Benedikt Wyss and Demian Wohler, w/ Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Katja Brunner, Thomas Jeppe, Carole Louis, Once We Were Islands, Marina Pinsky, Sybren Renema, Juliana Irene Smith, The New Agency, Pedro Wirz; Neuweilerstrasse 199 Basel, 30 May–19 June 2016
CREEPER, cur. Deli Projects (J. Baumat, P. Karrer, B. Wyss), w/ Austin Lee and Corydon Cowensage, w/ performances by Reto Pulver, Constance Tenvik, Sadaf H. Nava, Sarah E. Reid, Sybren Renema, Tomek Kolczynski, Zied Hadhri, Nathan Gray, Clare Wohlnick, Jürg Halter; Café Hammer Basel 13–19 June 2016
EXCUSE ME, WHERE IS THE ATM MACHINE?, poem collection, cur. Deli Projects (J. Baumat, P. Karrer, B. Wyss), w/ Erica Baum, Olaf Breuning, Chase Chivers, Andrew Durbin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Langdon Graves, Alyssa Lingerfelt, Ari Marcopoulos, Rafaël Rozendaal, Matthew Speedy, Constance Tenvik, Nick van Woert; for the exhibition SPACE, Schwarzwaldallee Basel, 22 January 2017
VILLA INCOGNITO, cur. Deli Projects (J. Baumat, P. Karrer, B. Wyss), w/ Unnur Andrea Einarsdóttir, Bastien Hippocrate, Boris Nikitin, Maya Rochat; at SUMME, biennale of Basel's project spaces, Villa Renata Basel, 14 November–6 Dezember 2015
MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS, cur. Olinka Vištica, Dražen Grubišić w/ Benedikt Wyss and B oris Nikitin; Museum für Wohnkultur Basel, 17 April–30 August 2015
CHERRY GO ROUND, cur. Deli Projects (J. Baumat, P. Karrer, B. Wyss), w/ Anne-James Chaton, Simon Deppierraz, James Legeres, Jozef van Wissem, ZaZaZoZo (Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Mazolla); Ecke Güterstrasse–Laufenstrasse, 15–20 June 2015
ENCHANTED ROCK, cur. Benedikt Wyss, w/ Maija Annikki Savolainen and Ingrid Magnusson, Markthalle Basel, May 2015

Performances/Events (selection)

EVERYBODY KNOWS by Gregor Brändli, cur. Benedikt Wyss, moderation: Edgar Eckert, w/ Raphaela Grolimund, Cyril Hübscher, Victor Mooser, Lea Rüegg, Jonas Stadelmann and Yanik Soland, 11. Nov 2017, Bikini Basel
DRAISINE DERBY I + II by Benedikt Wyss and Thilo Mangold at art Festival Oslo Night, September 2016 + 2017
SECRET SANTA, performance dinner by Deli Projects and Depot Basel; Depot Basel, 1 December 2016
SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB: 9 clubs in Basel at Kunsthalle Basel, Kaserne Basel, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Markthalle Basel, Elisabethenkirche, Refugee Club Da-Sein and Fitness Club Swiss Training, May 2015–August 2017
SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB CAPETOWN, Scalabrini Refugee Center, 23 Nov 2016
SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB JOHANNESBURG Troyeville Hotel, 26 Nov 2016
SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB ZAGREB, Museum of Broken Relationships, 15 May 2016

performing in EVERYBODY KNOWS by Gregor Brändli, 11 Nov 2017, SWAP by Roman Ondak, 13–22 June 2014 and all Social Muscle Clubs

Grants (selection)

CHRISTOPH MERIAN STIFTUNG: Grand Café Basel 2018, With The Water 2018, Johannes Willi: Ayahuasca la vista 2018, 68–88–18 2018, Feldexperimente Basler Fasnacht 2017, Im Taumel der Nacht 2017, Umwelt Mode 2017, SMC 2016/17, Creeper 2016, Haus#99 2016, Museum of Br. Relationships 2015
DR. GEORG UND JOSI GUGGENHEIM STIFTUNG: Villa Incognito 2015
ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG: 68–88–18 2017, SMC 2014/15/16/17, Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014
ERNST UND OLGA GUBLER-HABLÜTZEL STIFTUNG: Grand Café Basel 2018, With The Water 2018, Johannes Willi: Ayahuasca la vista 2018, Im Taumel der Nacht 2017
FACHAUSSCHUSS TANZ + THEATER ABTEILUNG KULTUR BS/BL: SMC 2014/15
GGG BASEL: Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014, First Love Expo 2013
KULTURPAUSCHALE ABTEILUNG KULTUR BS: Im Taumel der Nacht 2017, Umwelt Mode 2017, Haus#99 2016
LUCIUS UND ANNEMARIE BURCKHARDT STIFTUNG: 68–88–18 2017
OERTLI FOUNDATION: Villa Incognito 2015
PRO HELVETIA: Johannes Willi: Ayahuasca la vista 2018, SMC South Africa 2016
SCHEIDEGGR-THOMMEN-STIFTUNG: 68–88–18 2017
STIFTUNG EDITH MARYON: Haus#99 2016, SMC 2014/15
STIFTUNG WOLF: 68–88–18 2017, Draisinenrennen 2016
SULGER-STIFTUNG: 68–88–18 2017
SWISSLOS-FONDS BL: 68–88–18 2017
SWISSLOS-FONDS BS: 68–88–18 2017, SMC 2016/17, Draisinenrennen 2016, Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014

Invitations / Participations (selection)

ART BASEL | PARCOURS: Creeper 2016, cur. night at Parcours Bar
ALMA MARTHA CAPE TOWN: Social Muscle Club, Nov 2016
CHANGE OF HEART FESTIVAL ZAGREB: Social Muscle Club, Nov 2016
CULTURE SCAPES ISLAND: Villa Incognito, Nov 2015, Deli Projects
BASLER DOKUMENTARTAGE – IT‘S THE REAL THING: Feldexperimente, Apr 2017
KUNSTHALLE BASEL: Johannes Willi: Ayahuasca la vista Jan/Feb 2018, Social Muscle Club, Nov 2016
MONDRIAAN FONDS NETHERLANDS / Shortlist for Orientation Trip 2017
MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION OF NAMIBIA: Int. School on exhibition making w/ Uni Basel and Uni of Namibia, Nov 2017
MUSEUMSNACHT BASEL: Im Taumel der Nacht, Jan 2017
OLSO NIGHT: Draisine Derby 1, Sep 2016; Draisine Derby 2, Sep 2017
STEIRISCHER HERBST GRAZ: Social Muscle Club, Oct 2017
THEATERTREFFEN BERLIN: Social Muscle Club, May 2017
WILDWUCHS FESTIVAL BASEL: Social Muscle Club, Jun 2015

Special Mention

Samuel Leuenberger, Director & Curator SALTS, for basel.com, Nov 2016

Image: performing SWAP by Roman Ondak, Art Basel 2014


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