Werkschau 2020, Museum Haus Konstruktiv
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Es kommt mit der Zeit,
Kunstplätze Bern,
Stadtteil III
Bern, 2021
Contact

mail(at)meierfranz.net

Studio
Aargauerstrasse 250, 8048 Zurich
Switzerland


Current

Mai 8 to August 1, 2021 - Exhibition
Dere schöne Aare naa
Open-air exhibition on and in the Aare, with works in the art museum and a participatory project on the wooden bridge.
Kunstmuseum Olten
Kirchgasse 8
Olten, Switzerland

April / Mai, 2021 - Presentation
UP&COMING
The online platform for young siwss art regularly presents a current work of an artist in its focus series.

April 1 to April 30, 2021 - Exhibition
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 16:00 - Walk
KUNSTPLÄTZE Bern
Art in public space, projects for the urban district III, city of Bern
Freiburgstrasse 121,
Bahnstrasse 22,
Freiburgstrasse 72a,
Bern, Switzerland

April 9 to April 24, 2021 - Exhibition
BOOK Presentation
The White
Room #202
2 Chome-2-1 Sarugakucho, Chiyoda City
Tokyo 101-0064, Japan

November 28 to Autumn 2021 - Exhibition
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

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, Gestaltung: 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
Order here: mail(at)meierfranz.net

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

de/tour
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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