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Seline Baumgartner
updated: 03/28/2013
website: selinebaumgartner.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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If it is as if it
The Movement
One and Others
Trial
Not yet
I am another
Shake hands with the devil
back home
it depends...
Somewhere on the other side
Circling around a probable center
Unwichtige Wichtigkeiten
LIFE SURVEY
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, social criticism, political, text, documentary, narrative
 
 
If it is as if it by Seline Baumgartner
If it is as if it
2 Channel HD Video Installation
2012
Dimensions variable
The Movement by Seline Baumgartner
The Movement
Performance
2012
Dimensions variable
One and Others by Seline Baumgartner
One and Others
HD Video Installation
2011
Dimensions variable
Trial by Seline Baumgartner
Trial
video installation
2010
Dimensions variable
Not yet by Seline Baumgartner
Not yet
Sculpture, Audio
2010
78 " x  118 "  x 125 " 
I am another by Seline Baumgartner
I am another
Videoinstallation
2010
Dimensions variable
Shake hands with the devil by Seline Baumgartner
Shake hands with the devil
Paper sculpture, audio, video
2009
60 " x  160 "  x 118 " 
back home by Seline Baumgartner
back home
paper sculpture, audio
2008
47" x  140"  x 160" 
it depends... by Seline Baumgartner
it depends...
Installation
2008
Dimensions variable
Somewhere on the other side by Seline Baumgartner
Somewhere on the other side
Sculpture
2009
98" x  177"  x 140" 
Circling around a probable center by Seline Baumgartner
Circling around a probable center
video installation
2010
Dimensions variable
Unwichtige Wichtigkeiten by Seline Baumgartner
Unwichtige Wichtigkeiten
series of 76 drawings with text,
2002-2010
8,2" x  5,1" 
LIFE SURVEY by Seline Baumgartner
LIFE SURVEY
3 plans, colored pencils on paper, stamp print
2001-2011
39" x  59" 
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE by Seline Baumgartner
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE
Monitor, video 12-minute loop, pencil on paper, studio tablel/A circle with a diameter of 32 cm (12.5 inches), circled with a compass 1000 times for a total distance of 1 kilometer
2007
Dimensions variable
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE by Seline Baumgartner
1KILOMETER IN A CIRCLE
Monitor, video 12-minute loop, pencil on paper, studio table
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My work is mainly installations, including sculpture, video, audio or drawings.

I am interested in the attitude of individuals or groups within certain social or political situations.

For example in the work "Back Home" I combine a huge paper airplane sculpture with spoken language. In the audio US veterans describe their return from Iraq and their attempt to reintegrate into normal life.

This installation focuses on the duality of their situation being war actors and war victims at the same time. The Texts are based on Interviews I did with Veterans.

In my recent video project “I am another” I examine the perception New Yorker have formed of terrorists after 9/11. I asked 10 people to phrase their idea of how a terrorist thinks, feels, and acts from the first person viewpoint. In the setting of a role play I interviewed them as terrorists. The Interviewees talk about their own perception, fears and prejudices.

Within a role play my work investigates how our point of view influence our perception, attitudes and understanding of the world.

Artist Bio / CV

Seline Baumgartner  (b.1980, CH)Lives and works in New York and Zurich

 Education

2000-2005 Fine Arts, University for Art and Design, Zürich

Awards / Residencies

2010    Scholarship of the City of Zurich

2010    Foundation Gegenwart, Scholarship of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern

2009   Art Grant by the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation

2008   1 Year New York Studio Grant by the City of Zurich

2007   Studio Grant of the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia, Gdansk PL

Collections:

Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland

Goetz Collection (Sammlung Goetz) Munich, Germany

Collection Kanton Zürich, Switzerland

Collection Bosshard, Switzerland

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011   „One and Others“ Kunst 11 Zürich,

(with SCHAU ORT. Christiane Büntgen, Zurich)                                   

2010    „Not Yet“, SCHAU ORT. Christiane Büntgen, Zurich

2008    “shake hands with the devil” kleiner Wartesaal, Perla-Mode Zürich

“it depends…” WYSPA INSTITUTE OF ART, Gdansk, Poland

2007    "Now no Longer", Room 202, Kunsthalle Luzern

2004     Voici/ Parc-là", Alter Botanischer Garten, Zürich (mit/ with Niels Vije)

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 

 „ What Happened 2081“ Goethe Institut, New Delhi (IN)

 „Viedos, Cows & Poetry“ 1 Shanthiroad, Bangalore (IN)

2012  

“Social body”, Palazzo Ducale, Genua (IT)

“La jeunesse est l’art”, Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis,, Aargauer Kunsthaus (CH)

 

2011

 „Halbzeit“, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon (CH)

„Kompositionen des Zufalls“, Project Madonna and Edgar Frei Private Gallery(CH)

„Immersive Surfaces“, public video projection during Dumbo Arts Festival, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn, NY USA

Swiss Art Awards 2011, Art Basel (CH)

Art Brussels 29 contemporary art fair, with Schauort gallery

 

 2010

Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland

Lust und Laster. Die sieben Todsünden von Dürer bis Naumann

 Swiss Art Awards 2010?Art Basel

 Grant Exhibiton , Helmhaus Zürich

 2009           

"Sixtoe" Red House Gallery, New York

 "unter 30 VII" Museum of FIne Arts Thun (CH)

 Swiss Art Awards 2009, Art Basel (CH)