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)
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)
2011-15: Konsortium 813 (concepter)
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: Seminars/lectures art history, Freie Universität/Humbold Universität Berlin
2011-13: Workshops in cultural criticism, div. festivals for performative arts
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 Namibia & Basel

Exhibitions (2015–2017)

UMWELT MODE, curated by Thomas Jeppe and Benedikt Wyss with 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, curated by Benedikt Wyss, with 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, curated by Deli Projects (B. Wyss and P. Karrer) and Trikot (Claudio Vogt), with 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, curated by Benedikt Wyss and Demian Wohler, with 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, curated by Deli Projects (B. Wyss, J. Baumat, P. Karrer), with 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, curated by Deli Projects (B. Wyss, J. Baumat, P. Karrer), with 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, curated by Deli Projects (B. Wyss, J. Baumat, P. Karrer), with 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, curated by Olinka Vištica, Dražen Grubišić, Co-Curated by Benedikt Wyss; Museum für Wohnkultur Basel, 17 April–30 August 2015

CHERRY GO ROUND, curated by Deli Projects (B. Wyss, J. Baumat, P. Karrer), with Anne-James Chaton, Simon Deppierraz, James Legeres, Jozef van Wissem, ZaZaZoZo (Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Mazolla); Ecke Güterstrasse–Laufenstrasse, 15–20 June 2015

ENCHANTED ROCK, curated by Benedikt Wyss, with Maija Annikki Savolainen and Ingrid Magnusson, Markthalle Basel, May 2015

Performances/Events (selection)

SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB: 9 clubs in Basel at Kunsthalle Basel, Kaserne Basel, Markthalle, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Elisabethenkirche and Fitness Club Swiss Training, May 2015–August 2017

SECRET SANTA, performance dinner by Deli Projects and Depot Basel; Depot Basel, 1 December 2016

SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB CAPETOWN, Scalabrini Refugee Center, 23 Nov, and JOHANNESBURG Troyeville Hotel, 26 Nov 2016

DRAISINENRENNEN by Benedikt Wyss at art Festival Oslo Night, 17 September 2016

SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB ZAGREB, Museum of Broken Relationships, 15 May 2016

Performing (Selection)

ONGOING RETROSPECTIVE (CHAPTER 2) by Zhana Ivanova, performance at Kunsthalle Basel during Museumsnacht 2016

SWAP by Roman Ondak, performance, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach, Associate Curator: Samuel Leuenberger, 13–22 June 2014

Grants (selection)

ABTEILUNG KULTUR BS: Haus#99 2016, Im Taumel der Nacht 2017, Umwelt Mode 2017

CHRISTOPH MERIAN STIFTUNG: Museum of Br. Relationships 2015, SMC 2016/17, Creeper 2016, Haus#99 2016, Im Taumel der Nacht 2017, 68-88-18 2017, Umwelt Mode 2017

PRO HELVETIA: SMC South Africa 2016

SWISSLOS-FONDS BS: Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014, SMC 2016/17, Draisinenrennen 2016, 68–88–18 2017

DR. GEORG UND JOSI GUGGENHEIM STIFTUNG: Villa Incognito 2015

OERTLI FOUNDATION: Villa Incognito 2015

ERNST UND OLGA GUBLER-HABLÜTZEL STIFTUNG: Im Taumel der Nacht 2017

FACHAUSSCHUSS TANZ + THEATER BS/BL: SMC 2014/15

ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG: Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014, SMC 2014/15/16/17

GGG BASEL: First Love Expo 2013, Copa>Demo>Video>Stream 2014

STIFTUNG EDITH MARYON: SMC 2014/15, Haus#99 2016

Invitations (selection)

MONDRIAAN FONDS NETHERLANDS / Shortlist for Orientation Trip 2017
INT. WINTER SCHOOL ON EXH. MAKING, WINDHOEK: University of Namibia, Uni Basel, Mus. Assoc. of Namibia, 2017
IT‘S THE REAL THING – BASLER DOKUMENTARTAGE: Feldexperimente 2017

Deli Projects:
CULTURE SCAPES ISLAND: Villa Incognito 2015
ART BASEL | PARCOURS: Creeper 2016, presenting a series of performances at Parcours Bar
MUSEUMSNACHT BASEL: Im Taumel der Nacht 2017 and Spaces by Schwarzwaldallee 2016

Draisine Derby:
OLSO NIGHT BASEL: Draisine Derby 1, 2016 Draisine Derby 2, 2017

Smc:
THEATERTREFFEN BERLIN: SMC 2017
ALMA MARTHA CAPE TOWN: SMC 2016
CHANGE OF HEART FESTIVAL ZAGREB: SMC 2016
WILDWUCHS FESTIVAL: SMC 2015

Special Mention

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

Image: performing SWAP by Roman Ondak, Art Basel 2014


05. September 2017

Eine lange Saison geht zu Ende. Nach Fitnessclub, Zagreb, Altersheim, Grand Hotel, Kunsthalle, Afrika und Kirche lädt der SMC Basel zum vorerst letzten Tanz: im Garten der Elisabethenstrasse 10. Unsere Gäste sind gebeten, sich unbedingt …mehr

29. Juni 2017

Call for participants >>> Draisine Derby at Oslo Night Art Festival >>> Sa 23 Sept 2017 2–10 pm >>> most wanted: a. Teams b. Artists* c. Sponsors d. Partners a. Start with your own draisine. You pay: CHF 0 …mehr

02. Juni 2017

Welcome to the opening: Tuesday 13 June 2017, 6 pm Clarastrasse 13, Basel Exhibition: Umwelt Mode  http://www.benediktwyss.com/projekte/umwelt-mode-2017/ Opening hours: 14–17 June 10–18 Uhr, 18 June by appointment Umwelt Mode  …mehr

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