Chronologie

1970
Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1988 – 1993
Professional education as a photographer, Zurich, Switzerland
1993 – 1996
Postgraduate studies in photography, HSFG Zurich, Switzerland
2009
Lives and works in New York and Zurich

Expositions

2010
yes?no?, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
2009
(Forthcoming) Metro Pictures, New York, NY 2009 (solo)
(Forthcoming) Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA 2009 (solo)
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, JP 2009 (solo)
Langhans Gallery, Prague, CZ (solo)
Borderline Pleasure, Michael Janssen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Today and Everyday, X Projects, New York, NY
The Haunted Chateau, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Foodprint Exposition, Art & Architecture Center, Stroom Den Haag, NL
60 Minutes, Institute for Research in Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Stranger Things Are Happening, ASPEX, Portsmouth, UK
TradeCity, (in collaboration with Manchester International Film Festival), Contemporary Art Manchester (CAM), Manchester, UK
Everything must out Going, Asia Song Society, New York, NY
2007
Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2006
Cindy Sherman, Gianni Motti, Olay Breuning, Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland
2006
Olaf Breuning, Jim Shaw, Cindy Sherman, Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA
2006
Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2006
The Gallery Sketch, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2005
Metro Pictures, New York, USA (solo)
2005
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Chapter Visual Arts, Cardiff, United Kingdom (solo)
2005
Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
2005
Kunst-Buro, Luitpold Lounge, Munich, Germany (solo)
2005
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2005
Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2004
Altered States, Leo Konig, New York, USA
2004
Film Festival Lake Placid, Lake Placid, USA
2004
Skin Tight: The sensibility of the flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
2004
Grotesque, burlesque, parody, Centre d'art contemporain, Meymac, France
2004
Swiss Art Video Lobby, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania
2004
The aesthetical impact of the B-movies on contemporary art, Magazin4 Voralberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
2004
Boys Behaving Badly, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, USA
2004
Lost Property, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
2004
Prets a proter 2, Frac Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, France
2004
Short Stories, Museum of Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
2004
Dream Extensions, S:M:A:K:, Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent, Brussels
2004
New Gothik, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004
Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2004
Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004
The New Stedelijk Museum CS/ Auditorium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2004
Association EDV, Olaf Breuning-videos, Toulouse, France (solo)
2004
La Casa Encendida, Olaf Breuning-films, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2004
Metro Pictures, New York, Home, USA (solo)
2004
Henry Moore Contemporary Projects and PS1 Gallery, New York
2004
Skip, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2004
Interface, Atomium (17. September), Brussels, Belgium
2004
Tell bitte melden!, Musees Suisses Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
2004
Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
2004
I am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York USA
2004
Romantic Detachement, PS1, New York, USA
2003
Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France (solo)
2003
Museo Garillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
2003
Musee de art moderne et contemporain, Under the Bridge, Strasbourg, France (solo)
2003
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2002
Swiss Institute, Hello Darkness, New York, USA (solo)
2002
arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2001
Metro Pictures, New York, USA (solo)
2001
Swiss Institute, New York
2001
"Tokyo TV," Palais Tokyo, Paris
2001
"Der Gehilfe," Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona; Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany
2001
"Anteprima Bovisa - Milano Europa 2000," Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2001
"Je Pense Donc Je Suisse," FRAC APCE, Marseille, France
2001
"More Than One," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2001
Galerie Meyer & Kainer, Vienna
2001
Swiss Institute, Hello Darkness, New York, USA (solo)
2001
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
2001
Galerie Air de Paris, Paris
2001
Museum zur Allerheiligen, Kunstverein Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Manor-Kunstpreis
2001
Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany
2001
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2000
"Ugly Yelp," arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2000
"EX 25," Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
2000
"Air Suisse," Ecole Superieure D'Art, Perpignan, France
2000
"Close Up," Kunstverein Baselland und Freiburg; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2001) (cat.)
2000
Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, California
2000
Air de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1999
Woodworld, Centre de art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1999
"They Live!," arsFutura Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1998
Woodworld, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland (solo)
1998
Schlund/Chris Croft, Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
1997
Waldfest, BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)

Publications

2005
Dominique von Burg, Olaf Bruening bei Nicola von Senger, Kunst Bulletin, April
2005
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Whatever, ARt Press, no. 308, January
2004
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Carissa Rodriguez, Gianni Jetzter on Olaf Breuning, Parkett 71
2004
Brigitte Ulmer, Vom Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No. 24
2004
Brigitte Ulmer, Voms Sammler zum Shopper, Facts, No 24
2004
Inge Hennemann, Short Stories, Foto Museum Magazine, No 29
2004
Jerome Lefevre, Olaf Breuning:Sci-Fi Mix, Archistorm, No 5
2004
Jerome Lefevre, Chaos Style, Crash, No. 28
2004
Morgan Falconer, Olaf Breuning, Frieze, London, March
2004
Zoé Gray, Review, Contemporary, London, February
2004
Charlotte Laubard, Dead End, Technikart, January
2003
Frédéric Maufras, R.R. ready realistic / Olaf Breuning, Zéro, Nantes, Winter
2003
E.T. en tongs devant le Monop, Têtu (l’Agenda), Paris, December
2003
Franck Lamy, Olaf Breuning, Beaux-Arts magazine, Paris, December
2003
Alexis Vaillant, Monkey Business, Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, December
2003
Jean Pagneux, Olaf Breuning au magasin, Le Travailleur Alpin, Grenoble, November
2003
D.S., Breuning, noir et désenchanté, Connaissance des arts, Paris, November
2003
Judicael Lavrador, série Z, Les Inrocuptibles, Paris, November 27 – December 2
2003
O.M. Tendances au massacre, Le journal des arts, Paris, November 7 -20
2003
Anaid Demir, Effet spécial, Upstreet, Paris, Fall
2003
Jean-Louis Roux, Les obsessions américaines d’un citoyen suisse, Les Affiches de Grenoble, October 31
2003
S.P., Les histoires extraordinaires d’Olaf Breuning, Le Dauphiné Libéré Grenoble, October 23
2003
Vincent Varlé, Le prince des ténèbres, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, October 22 - 29
2003
Vincent Varlé, Branle-bas-de-combat, Le Petit Bulletin Grenoble, September 14 - 24
Supplementary biography provided by Air de Paris