pressed in iron screws
Pressed in Iron Screws,
Zurich, 2021
Art Prospect Festival
St.Petersburg, 2021


Aargauerstrasse 250, 8048 Zurich


September 24 to November 14, 2021
Where to? Investigation in Art - The exhibition looks at artistic research and investigation.
Limmatquai 31,
Zurich, Switzerland

September 23 to Oktober 23, 2021
Art Prospect Festival 2021
The 8th Art Prospect International Public Art Festival transforms familiar urban landscapes filling streets, courtyards, parks, and other public spaces with works of contemporary art.
House of Culture Creative Cluster
St.Petersburg, Russia

September 20 to September 26, 2021
Liste Art Fair Basel
Taking a look back at the history of the Helvetia Art Prize with a project featuring five previous winners.
Messe Basel, Hall 1.1;
Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113
Basel, Switzerland

July 24 to September 5, 2021
Hochrhein Triennale 2021
Cross-border exhibition that reflects the place and its themes with artistic means and is in exchange with the people who live there.
Hohentengen a. H., Germany &
Kaiserstuhl AG, Switzerland

June 21 to November 6, 2021
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien
Art in public space project as well as a publication which was published by Spector Books. ISBN 978-3-95905-449-2
Corner Landstraßer Gürtel / Ghegastraße
Vienna, Austria

November 28 to Autumn 2021
StudioK3 - Art Cabinet
An artist led platform within an existing Art venue and online.
Kunstmuseum Olten
Kirchgasse 8
Olten, Switzerland

Michael Meier & Christoph Franz

work as an artist duo in Zurich. Places and their social, historical and political influences are the starting point of their artistic practice. In careful, research-based processes the artists appropriate these locations and refer to them with conceptual works. Their thematic focus is on the city both as a concrete field of interaction and as a space for thought. Michael Meier & Christoph Franz deal with the processes of change in our built environment. In specific approaches they negotiate the sediments of the urban, questioning the way it has become and setting it in motion.

Prizes, Grants and Residences

Arbeitsstipendium Stadt Zürich, 2021

Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, 2020

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books - Der Durchschnitt als Norm, 2018

Artist-In-Residence, Warsaw - Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, 2015

Helvetia Art Prize, 2013

Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, 2012

Kiefer Hablitzel Art Prize, 2012

Books and Catalogues

Zwischen Anlagen Anderer
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
with contributions from: Sandra Bauernfeind, Michael Bonvalot, Vera Deleja-Hotko, Stephan Ferenczy, Dieter Henke, Susanne Heeg, Sabine Pollak, Christian Prantner, Martin Putschögl, Christoph Reinprecht, Walter Rosifka, Barbara Ruhsmann, Heiko Schmid, Marta Schreieck, Robert Temel, Lisa Winter, Graphic Design: Atlas Studio, Publisher: Spector Books, 2021, ISBN: 978-3-95905-449-2

Es kommt mit der Zeit
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Rebecka Domig, Rachel Mader, Graphic Design: Giliane Cachin, Publisher: self-published, 2021

Deceitful Habits in a Human's Soul
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Aoife Rosenmeyer, Christian C. Ruff, Photographs: Susanne Hefti, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Graphic Design: Studio Krispin Heé (Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter), Publisher: Vexer Verlag, St.Gallen/Berlin, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-907112-22-9

Der Durchschnitt als Norm
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
with contributions from: Georg Aerni, Nicola Behrens, André Bideau, Bit-Tuner, Elisabeth Blum, Heike Delitz, Vera Gloor, Erik Göngrich, Maren Harnack, Martin Hilti, Andreas Hofer, Ernst Hubeli, Axel Humpert, San Keller, Philipp Klaus, Monika Klingele Frey, Michael Obrist, Markus Peter, Manfred Russo, Heiko Schmid, Michel Schneider, Tatjana Schneider, Silke Steets, Martin Sturzenegger, Kai Vöckler, Hans Widmer und Benjamin von Wyl, Graphic Design: Urs Lehni and Lex Trüb, Publisher: Spector Books, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-95905-198-9

La Brique Ordinaire
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Yasmin Afschar, Victoria Easton and Aoife Rosenmeyer, Interviews with: Franz Müller, Guillaume Yersin, Jean-Paul Jaccaud, Irina Davidovici, Ido Avissar and Eric Lapierre, Graphic Design: Norm Zurich, Publisher: edition fink, 2015, ISBN: 978-­3­0-3746­1-88-­4

Warszawskie Zdroje | Warsaw Water Stations
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Texts: Martyna Obarska, Włodzimierz Karol Pessel, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Graphic Design: Błażej Pindor, Publisher: Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, 2015, ISBN: 978-83-65240-01-9

Mitten durchs Quartier
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Text: Gabriel Flückiger, Graphic Design: Atlas Studio, Publisher: self-published, 2014, 5 CHF
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Aufmachen? Aufmachen!
Editors: Kunstmuseum Olten, Dorothee Messmer, Texts: Katja Szymczak and Dorothee Messmer, Graphic Design: Bonbon, Publisher: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-86984-446-6

Editors: Silvia Mussmann, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, with contributions from Roman Blumenthal, ekw 14,90, Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Silvia Mussmann, Romy Ruegger, Riikka Tauriainen, 2013, 25 CHF
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