Urs Fischer

Born 1973, Zurich; Lives in New York.

Education

  Photography, Schule fur Gestaltung

Current & Forthcoming

2017 ‘Moving in Every Direction: Environments—Installations—Narrative Spaces’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  ‘The Transported Man’, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Legion of Honor, San Francisco
  Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
  ‘The Kiss’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2016 ‘Mind Moves’, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco
  ‘Mon cher...’, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles
  ‘Battito Di Ciglia’, Massimo De Carlo, Milan
  ‘Small Axe’, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
  ‘Ursula’, JTT, New York
  ‘Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal’, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
2015 ‘Bruno & Yoyo’, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz
  ‘Fountains’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘∞’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Sadie Coles HQ-in-residence’, T293, Naples
2014 Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘URS FISCHER’, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
  Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘mermaid / pig / bro w/ hat’, Gagosian Gallery at Delancey Street, New York
  ‘last supper’, Gagosian Gallery Park & 75, New York
  Lever House Art Collection, New York
2013 Sadie Coles HQ, London
  Gagosian Gallery, Rome
  ‘YES’, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Hydra
  MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
2012 ‘Tables, Heads, and Arms’, Gagosian Gallery (offsite), Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
  ‘Festival d'Automne Paris’, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
  ‘Madam Fisscher’, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
  ‘schmutz schmutz’, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
  ‘Beds & Problem Paintings’, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Skinny Sunrise’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2011 ‘dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow (With Georg Herold)
  ‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear)’, Seagram Plaza, New York
2010 ‘Douglas Sirk’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘Oscar the Grouch’, The Brant Foundation, Greenwich
2009 ‘Marguerite de Ponty’, New Museum, New York
2008 ‘Blurry Renoir Debussy’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2007 ‘Large, Dark & Empty’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘You’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  Kaldor Art Projects, Cockatoo Island
  ‘Agnes Martin’, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
  ‘Uh...’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2006 ‘Oh. Sad. I see.’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Mary Poppins’, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston
  ‘Large, Dark and Empty’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘Urs Fischer Rudolf Stingel’, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
  ‘Paris 1919’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2005 Camden Arts Centre, London
  ‘Jet Set Lady’, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
  ‘Fig, Nut & Pear’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  ‘Mr. Watson --- Come Here --- I Want to See You’, Hydra Workshops, Hydra, Greece
2004 ‘315’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  ‘Feige, Nuss und Birne’, Gruppe Oesterreichische Guggenheim, Wien
  ‘Elton John?’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
  ‘Kir Royal’, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
2003 ‘portrait of a single raindrop’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘need no chair when walking’, Sadie Coles HQ, London
2002 ‘Bing Crosby’, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
  ‘What should an Owl do with a Fork’, Project Room, Santa Monica Museum of Art
  ‘Mystique Mistake’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2001 ‘Mastering the Complaint’, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich
2000 ‘Capillon - Urs just does it for the girls’, Delfina, London (with Amy Adler)
  ‘Without a Fist - Like a Bird’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
  ‘Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days and Domestic Pairs Project’, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus (with Keith Tyson)
  ‘The Membrane -Why I don't mind bad-mooded People’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1999 ‘Espressoqueen - Worries and other stuff you have to to think about before you get ready for the big easy’, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich
1997 ‘Hammer’, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich
1996 ‘Urs Fischer’, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich

Group Exhibitions

2017 ‘EUROVISIONS: Contemporary art from the Goldberg Collection’, National Art School, Sydney, Touring to Heidie Museum, Melbourne and Canberra Regional Museum, 2018
  ‘Body Doubles’, Lokremise St. Gallen, Switzerland
  ‘Printed Matters II’, Gesso Artspace, Vienna
  ‘THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2016 ‘Franz West — Artistclub’, 21er Haus Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
  ‘Desire’, The Moore building, Miami
  ‘Juxtapoz x Superflat’, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
  ‘Die Kerze’, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
  ‘Dancing with Myself: Self-portrait and Self-invention, Works from the Pinault Collection’, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  ‘Juxtapoz x Superflat’, Pivot Art and Culture, Seattle
  ‘Melodrama, Act II’, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York
  ‘Capital: Debt – Territory – Utopia’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  ‘Good Dreams, Bad Dreams: American Mythologies’, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
  ‘And Now the Good News: Opere dalla collezione Annette e Peter Nobel’, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, Switzerland
  ‘False Friends’, Museum of Modern Art and History, Geneva
  ‘Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  ‘Sculpture on the Move’, Kunstmuseum Basel
  ‘Spring Gala’, New Museum, New York
  ‘Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible’, The Met Breuer, New York
  ‘In the Making’, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York
2014 ‘Horror vacui’, Gagosian Gallery, Athens
  ‘Burning Down the House’, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
  ‘The Human Factor’, The Hayward Gallery, London
  ‘In NO time’, The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow (with Isa Genzken, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jonnie Wilkes, Heimo Zobernig)
  ‘Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell’, LUMA& Foundation, Gstaad
2013 ‘Somos Libres: The World of Contemporary Art through the Eyes of Mario Testino’, MATE, Asociación Mario Testino, Lima
  ‘Zero Hours’, s1 Art Space, Sheffield
  ‘Collection on Display: Monica Bonvicini, Heidi Bucher, Tom Burr, Urs Fischer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Markus Schinwald, Cathy Wilkes’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  ‘Van Gogh, Dalí, and Beyond: The World Reimagined’, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  ‘Barroco Exuberante: de Cattelan a Zurbarán’, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
  ‘Body Pressure: Sculpture Since the 1960s’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  ‘Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon’, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma
  ‘Crystal Maze IV - 1 + 2 + 3 = 3’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2012 ‘Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  ‘Ensemble’, Galerie kreo, Paris
  ‘Pawel Althamer with Urs Fischer, Jacob Kassay & Jacub Julian Ziolkowski’, DESTE Foundation, Athens
  ‘Westbau Pool, etc.’, Löwenbräu Kunst, Zurich
  ‘Painting Now’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘Deftig Barock’, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
  ‘Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán - Tributes to Precarious Vitality’, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
  ‘The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol’, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
  ‘Poule!’, Jumex Foundation, Mexico
  ‘Micro mania’, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
2011 ‘Lustwarande 2011 - Blemishes’, Park De Oude Warande, Museum De Pont, Tilburg
  ‘Sculpture Now’, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘ILLUMInations’, Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice
  ‘Works in Progress, Rodin and the Ambassadors’, Musée Rodin, Paris
  ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels (Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair)
  ‘Modern British Sculpture’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  ‘Artists for Haiti’, David Zwirner, New York
  ‘In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art’, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg
  ‘Produced by Migros: Collection migros museum für gegenwartskunst’, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
2010 ‘Divine Comedy’, Southeby's, New York
  Post Monument: XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara, Carrara
  ‘The New Decor’, Hayward Gallery, London
  ‘Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection’, DESTE Foundation, Athens
  ‘Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection Curated by Jeff Koons’, New Museum, New York
  ‘HIGH IDEALS & CRAZY DREAMS’, Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg
  ‘Here Is a Swiss Drawing (1990-2010)’, Musée Rath, Geneva (Touring to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau)
2009 ‘Beg Borrow and Steal’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (with Mark Handforth and Georg Herold)
2008 Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  ‘Blasted Allegories, Works from the Ringier Collection’, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
  ‘Ombres’, New Galerie de France, Paris
  ‘Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?’, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (curated by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown)
  ‘God is Design’, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
2007 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice
  ‘The Hamster Wheel’, Arsenale, Venice Biennalle
  ‘Fractured Figure’, DESTE Foundation, Athens
  ‘Traum and Trauma’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, MUMOK)
  ‘Sequence 1’, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
  ‘The history of a decade that has not yet been named’, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
  ‘Domestic Irony. A curious glance at private Italian collections’, Museion, Bolzano
  ‘The Third Mind’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2006 ‘Big Bang’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
  ‘The Studio’, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
  ‘Contrabando’, Galleria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo
  ‘Strange I've Seen That Face Before’, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
  ‘FIVE BILLION YEARS’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘The Vincent 2006’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  ‘Where are we going?’, The Palazzo Grassi, Venice (selection from the François Pinault Collection)
  ‘Disorder in the House’, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
  ‘Infinite Painting - Contemporary Painting and Global Realism’, Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Passariano
  ‘Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  The Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe 2006 (Nominee)
  ‘Defamation of Character’, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City
2005 Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
  Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
  ‘Put It In Your Mouth / I'll see you on the dark side of the prune’, Rivington Arms, New York
  ‘(Swiss Made) The Art of Falling Apart’, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St. Gallen
  ‘Ma Non Al Sud’, Gallerie Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse
  ‘Closing Down’, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
  ‘Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye’, MCA, Chicago
2004 ‘Monument to Now’, DESTE Foundation, Athens
  ‘Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Realismus’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  Regen Projects, Los Angeles
  ‘L'Air du Temps - Collection Printemps/Été 2004’, Migros Museum, Zurich
2003 ‘Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer's Dictatorship’, Biennale di Venezia, Venice
  ‘Silver convention’, Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  Galerie Grimm & Rosenfeld, Munich
  ‘Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse’, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
  ‘Durchzug-Draft’, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
  ‘Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture’, Migros Museum, Zurich
2002 ‘Exile on Main Street’, NICC, Antwerpen
  ‘Lowland Lullaby’, Swiss Institute, New York (with Ugo Rondinone John Giorno)
  ‘The Object Sculpture’, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
  ‘My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love’, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen
2001 ‘Ziviler Ungehorsam’, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover
  ‘Enduring Love’, Klemes Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York
  ‘Squatters’, Serralves Foundation, Porto
2000 ‘Sammlung (1). The Oldest Possible Memory’, Sammlung Hauser & Wirth in der Lokremise St. Gallen, St. Gallen
  ‘Drawings’, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  ‘Manifesta 3’, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
1999 ‘999’, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona
  ‘Holding Court’, Entwistle Gallery, London
  ‘Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst’, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
  ‘Le repubbliche dell'arte’, Palazzo delle Pappesse, Siena
1998 ‘de ateliers’, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
  ‘ironisch/ironic’, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
1997 ‘ètè 97’, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain, Geneva
  Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino
  ‘Dokumentation’, Hotel, Zurich
1996 ‘Calypso’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (with Antonietta Peeters and Avery Preesman)
1995 ‘Assistent’, Binz 39, Zurich (with Maurus Gmür)
  ‘Bundesstipendianten’, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
  ‘Karaoke 444&222 too’, South London Gallery, London
  ‘Sogni/ Dreams. 48th Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte’, Venice Biennale, Venice & Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Turin
  ‘Collection migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zurich’, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples

Projects

2015 ‘Big Clay #4’, Seagram Building, New York

Bibliography

Press

2015 Fischer, Urs and McEwen, Adam: ‘Art is a Translator, Art is a Friend’, Mousse, 04/2015
2014 Cullinan, Nicolas: Urs Fischer‘s Objects and Images, Parkett, No.94 30/06/2014
2013 Williams, Maxwell: ‘Urs Fischer: The Love of Disorder & Control’, Flaunt, 11/07/2013
2012 Walleston, Aimee: ‘Urs on Film’, Art in America, 29/05/2012
  McKie, Andrew: ‘Sculpting to His Own Beat’, The Wall Street, 13/04/2012
  Griffin, Jonathan: ‘Urs Fischer, the reluctant interviewee’, The Art Newspaper, 12/04/2012
  Solway, Diane: ‘Studio Visit: Urs Fischer’, W Magazine, 04/2012
  McGarry, Kevin: Urs Firscher‘s Really Big Problem, T Magazine, 29/02/2012
2011 Smith, Roberta: ‘When the Camera Takes Over for the Eye’, The New York Times, 05/09/2011
  Binswanger, Michele: ‘Schweizer Kunst kommt aus einer bäurschien tradition’, Tages- Anzeiger, 16/06/2011
  ‘Art News New York: 23-foot, 16-ton Teddy Bear sculpture by Urs Fischer to be displayed Friday April 8th, at Seagram’s Building’, Art Observer, 06/04/2011
  Nichols, Michelle: ‘Giant, 35,000 Pound Yellow Teddy Bear by Artist Urs Fischer to Brighten New York City’, Art Daily, 05/04/2011
  Sutton, Benjamin: ‘20-Ton Urs Fischer Teddy Bear Sculpture Headed for Park Avenue’, The L Magazine, 04/04/2011
  Crow, Kelly: ‘Hey There! Big Bear to Visit Park Avenue’, The Wall Street Journal, 02/04/2011
  Cirincione, Janine: ‘Around the World in 80 days: Peripatetic Collectors Monique and Max Burger’, The Art Economist, Volume 1, Issue 2 2011
  Morgan, Jessica: ‘Urs Fischer by Mark Seliger’, L'Uomo Vogue, 2011
2010 ‘AB-BE-CE-DA-RIO’, Mousse Magazine, 2010
  Carey-Kent, Paul: ‘Urs Fischer’, Art US, 2010
2009 Brown, Gavin: ‘Urs Fischer’, Interview Magazine, 12/2009
  Kuo, Michelle: ‘Taste Test’, Artforum International, 11/2009
  Tompkins, Calvin: ‘The Imperfectionist’, The New Yorker, 19/10/2009
2008 Fischer, Urs: ‘The Year In Culture’, New York Magazine, 15/12/2008
  Völzke, Daniel: ‘Neues Vom Trickser’, Monopol, No.7 08/2008
2007 Vogel, Carol: ‘In for a Penny, In for the Pounce’, New York Times, 14/06/2007
  Chaplin, Julia: ‘A NIGHT OUT WITH- Alison Gingeras; Follow that Motoscafo’, New York Times, 10/06/2007
  Koch, Carole: ‘Hardware’, Annabelle, 11 06/06/2007
  Karrer, Eva: ‘Bäume statt Barock’, SonntagsZeitung, 03/06/2007
  Jana, Reena: ‘The Dancing Camel’, Art on Paper, 5 05/2007
  Morgan, Clare: ‘Surprise twist on the convict island’, smh.com.au, 17/04/2007
  Higson, Rosalie: ‘Visions on a haunted isle’, The Australian, 17/04/2007
  Fitzgerald, Michael: ‘Impressario of the New’, Time, 22/03/2007
  Williams, Greg: ‘Urs Fischer’, L'Uomo Vogue, 2007
2006 Neil, Jonathan T. D.: ‘The Fischer King’, Art Review, 6 12/2006
  Cerizza, Luca: ‘City report’, Frieze, 102 10/2006
  Gioni, Massimiliano: ‘le monde instable de Urs Fischer’, Art Press, 324 06/2006
  Dörting, Thorsten, Herbert Lanz: ‘100 Gründe, warum die Schweiz wieder strahlt’, Facts, 19/06 11/05/2006
  Van der Klaauw, Richard: ‘De Vakantie’, Metro, 02/05/2006
  Leij, Machteld: ‘Fischers beelden speels en wreed’, NRC, 02/05/2006
  Kerwin, Jessica: ‘On With the Show’, W, 05/2006
  Ayar, Afshan: ‘Niets is wat het lijkt’, R'Uit Magazine, 30/04/2006
  Schümer, Dirk: ‘Nur Tiepolo weint Tränen aus Gips’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 99 28/04/2006
  Spiegler, Almuth: ‘Venedig: Im Palast der Begierde’, diepresse.com, 28/04/2006
  Rauterberg, Hanno: ‘Ein Freibeuter der Künste’, Die Zeit, 18 27/04/2006
  Migge, Thomas: ‘Kunst am Kanal’, dradio.de, 26/04/2006
  Tjon A Fong, Marjorie: ‘Stoere Alpenhut van gezaagde broken’, AD zaterdag, 15/04/2006
  Van der Beek, Wim: ‘Urs Fischer’, Kunstbeeld.Nl, 5 2006
2005 Doswald, Christoph: ‘Nachrichten aus dem Réduit’, Number 2, 30/11/2005
  Walde, Gabriela: ‘Flirt mit der Flamme, Ausstellungsrezension’, Berliner Morgenpost, 02/06/2005
  Mammi, Alessandra: ‘Horror con humour’, L'Espresso, 29/05/2005
  Casavecchia, Barbara: ‘Da Cattelan a Urs Fischer Trussardi colpisce ancora’, La Republica, 03/05/2005
  Kuhn, Nicola: ‘Ich beiss, auf deine Witze, Ausstellungsrezension’, Der Tagesspiegel, 02/05/2005
  Didero, Maria Cristina: ‘La Materia delle Favole’, Ottagono, 05/2005
  Cobolli, Nicoletta: ‘Giocatotoli per adulti. Nella realtà senza consuetudini’, Arte, 30/04/2005
  Masoero, Ada: Una signora del jet-set nell‘Istotito die cie chi, Il Giornale dell'Arte, 30/04/2005
  Capelli, Pia: ‘O’Chair, per Trussardi, arrivano le Jet Set Lady’, Libero, 15/04/2005
  Bonazzoli, Francesca: ‘Le briciole pazze del visionario Fischer’, Il Corriere della Sera Ed. Milano, 03/03/2005
  Hubbard, Sue: ‘Things are not what they seem’, The Independent, 10/01/2005
  Jones, Jonathan: ‘Urs Fischer’, The Guardian, 07/01/2005
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Urs Fischer’, Time Out London, 05/01/2005
2004 Morton, Tom: ‘Roll With It’, Frieze, 86 10/2004
  Birnbaum, Daniel: ‘Sampling the Globe’, Artforum, 10/2004
  Gingeras, Alison M.: ‘Urs Fischer’, Artforum, 10/2004
  Marzahn, Alexander: ‘König Artus im Wunderland: zwischen Stuhl und Bänken’, Basler Zeitung, 29/07/2004
  Zweifel, Stefan: ‘Im Universaalschaum’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 23/07/2004
  Basting, Barbara: ‘Vitalitätstest glorreich bestanden’, Tages- Anzeiger, 10/07/2004
  Spinelli, Claudia: ‘Leicht, nicht seicht’, Weltwoche, 29 07/2004
  Binswanger, Daniel: ‘Langeweile beim Nasenbohren’, Weltwoche, 03/2004
  Hess, Ewa: ‘Fischers Sicht der Dinge: Der Zürcher Künstler Urs Fischer verblüfft die Kunstwelt und stent vordem internationaler Durchbruc’, SonntagsZeitung, 04/01/2004
  Carmine, Giovanni, Michael Robinson, (trans.): ‘URS FISCHER: PERSONAL WEATHER (interview)’, Flash Art, 01/2004
  Ulmer, Brigitte: ‘Der Kunst-Rebell’, Bolero Men, 2004
2003 Gingeras, Alsion M: ‘Urs Fischer. Unplugged’, Art in Progress, 7 10/2003
  Lafuente, Pablo: ‘The failure man’, Art Review, 01/2003
2002 Lubbock, Tom: ‘Colourvision’, The Independent, 06/2002
  Bell, Kirsty: ‘Firing Line’, Artscene, 06/2002
2000 Meier, Philipp: ‘Der leise Seufzer der Kunst. Die Art Cologne-Deutschlands führende Modernmesse’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 11/11/2000
  Posca, Claudia: ‘Die Kunst, Kunst zu sehen. Eindrücke von der 34. Art Cologne’, Rhein Zeitung, 06/11/2000
  Baumer, Dorothea: ‘Köln ist ein guter, ein idealer Platz. Die 34. Art Cologne’, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 06/11/2000
  Meister, Helga: ‘Zu viele kindliche Seelen’, Düsseldorfer Nachrichten, 06/11/2000
  Nebelung, Sigrid: ‘Kronleuchter aus Plastiktüten. 21 Künstler profitieren in diesem Jahr vom Förderprogramm der Art Cologne’, Handelsblatt, 03/11/2000
  Sandmann, Monika: ‘Installationen dominieren’, Weltkunst Moderne, 10/2000
  Maurer, Simon: Der Künstler als ‘Buetzer, Tages- Anzeiger, 63 25/04/2000
  Arb, Eugen: ‘Der Schöne und das Biest, Urs Fischer, Die Südostschweiz’, Glarus, 07/04/2000
  Allfree, Claire: ‘miriam bäckstrom and urs fischer: art from europe’, Metro, 20/01/2000
1999 Helwing, Anna: ‘Fundamentgefummel von Urs Fischer’, Kunstbulletin, 03/1999
1996 Maurer, Simon: ‘Sexy Kuhfladen’, Tagesanzeiger Züritipp, 1996

Exhibition Reviews

2016 Paola Nicolin: ‘Urs Fischer. Massimo De Carlo’, Artforum International, 12/2016
  Gross, Jack: Urs Fischer on Translating ‘YES’ in Moscow, Blouin Artinfo, 14/06/2016
2015 ‘Urs Fischer’s Site-Specific Installation at the Modern Institute, Glasgow’, Aesthetica, 08/07/2015
2014 Clark, Robert: ‘In NO Time’, Guardian Guide, 31/05/2014
2013 Searle, Adrian: Urs Fischer: the artist who‘s made a giant rainbow rainstorm out of clay, The Guardian, 25/11/2013
  Griffin, Jonathan: ‘Urs Fischer; The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles’, Frieze d/e, 10/2013
  Berardini, Andrew: ‘Urs Fischer’, Artforum, No. 19 05/2013
  Dalton, Trinie: ‘Now showing|Urs Fischer’, T Magazine, 23/04/2013
  Morton, Peter: ‘Urs Fischer in L.A.’, Departures, 04/2013
2012 Vetrocq, Marcia: ‘Urs Fischer Palazzo Grassi’, Modern Painters, 09/2012
  Kontova, Helena: ‘Spotlight’, Flash Art, 07/2012
  Vetrocq, Marcia E.: Urs Fischer Explores the Theme of the Double in His Solo Survey at Venice‘s Palazzo Grassi, Artinfo, 16/04/2012
  Soccimarro, Antonio: ‘Agenda: Madame Fisscher’, Mousse, 04/2012
  Doran, Anne: ‘Review’, Art in America, 06/01/2012
  Barbara Casavecchia: ‘Urs Fischer’, Art Review, 2012
2011 Smith, Roberta: ‘Art In Review: Urs Fischer’, The New York Times, 03/11/2011
  Milller, Michael H: The Answer Is ‘Why?’ Urs Fischer Overwhelms at New Gavin Brown Show, New York Observer, 24/10/2011
  Douglas, Sarah: Why You Should Go See Urs Fischer‘s New Show at Gavin Brown, New York Observer, 21/10/2011
  ‘Everything is a Project’, Inventario, 10/2011
  Drake, Cathryn: ‘Investigations of a Dog’, Frieze, 10/2011
  Gygax, Raphael: ‘Sculpture Now’, Flash Art, 10/2011
  Casadio, Mariuccia: ‘The Studio Revives’, Vogue Italia, 10/2011
  Griffin, Tim: ‘Out of Time’, Artforum, 09/2011
  Roelstraete, Dieter: ‘Reviews’, Frieze, 09/2011
  Bishop, Claire: ‘Safety in Numbers’, Artforum, 09/2011
  Clegg, James: ‘Urs Fischer and Georg Herold’, Art Review, Issue 52 09/2011
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Sculptural Surprises Grace the Streets’, The New York Times, 18/08/2011
  Kotze, Talitha: ‘Urs Fischer and Georg Herold’, The List, 04/08/2011
  Jones, Jonathan: ‘Cy Twombly, Rene Magritte and Thomas Struth-the week in art’, Guardian.co.uk, 08/07/2011
  Prince, Mark: ‘Urs Fischer’, Flash Art, 2011
2010 Bushell, Laura: ‘Douglas Sirk: Urs Fischer’, ArtSlant, 11/2010
  Kazakina, Katya: ‘Newsprint Mogul Peter Brant has Meltdown, Pit in Private Urs Fischer Show’, Bloomberg.com, 22/06/2010
  Kaufman, Jason Edward: Urs Fischer‘s Magnificent Vanitas for Peter Brant, Artinfo, 15/06/2010
  Hirsch, Faye: ‘Urs Fischer’, Art in America, 01/2010
  Heartney, Eleanor: ‘Urs Fischer: Maguerite de Ponty’, artpress, 01/2010
  Kunitz, Daniel: ‘Urs Fischer’, Modern Painters, 2010
2009 Figner-Rümbeli, Von Susanne: ‘Weniger Brachial, Aber Genauso Fies’, Basler Zeitung, 24/11/2009
  Concilio, Arielle: ‘Iconic images mixed with absurdity prevade New York’, Columbia Daily Spectator, 13/11/2009
  Yablonsky, Linda: ‘Nasty Tounge, Old Croissant Join Urs Fischer New Museum Splash’, Bloomberg.com, 10/11/2009
  Schwendener, Martha: ‘Urs Fischer, Bowery Bad Boy: The Swiss born artist gives New York some tounge as he takes over the New York Museum’, Village Voice, 10/11/2009
  Searle, Adrian: ‘Speaking in tongues: the art of Urs Fischer’, The Guardian, 09/11/2009
  Bandle, Von Rico: ‘Ein Schweizer mit Hund im Belt Macht in New York Furore’, Der Bund, 05/11/2009
  Massimiliano, Gioni: ‘Urs Fischer: Excerpts from an Interview’, Paper, Vol 7 11/2009
  Saltz, Jerry: ‘A Whole New Museum:The Urs Fischerizing of a four-storey institution’, New York Magazine, 30/10/2009
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Art Review | Urs Fischer: Exploration of space’, New York Times, 30/10/2009
  Bodin, Claudia: ‘Urs Fischer, New York: Das Geheimnis der Matrix’, Kunstmagazin, 30/10/2009
  Tompkins, Calvin: ‘The art of Urs Fischer: Onward and upward with the Arts’, The New Yorker, 19/09/2009
  Rothkopf, Scott: ‘Urs Fischer: New Museum’, Artforum, Artforum XLVIII 09/2009
  Nicolin, Paola: ‘Urs Fischer’, Kaleidoscope, 2009
  Garcia, Carnelia: ‘Urs Fischer’, Modern Painters, 2009
2008 Wolin, Joseph R: ‘Reviews: Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?’, Modern Painters, 09/2008
  Bedford, Christopher: ‘Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?’, Frieze, 07/2008
  Scott, Andrea K: Critic‘s Notebook: Extreme Makeover, The New Yorker, 09/06/2008
  Baker, R.C: ‘Best in Show: Digital Vandalism at Shafrazi Gallery’, Venue, 03/06/2008
  Sholis, Brian: Critic‘s Picks: Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?, Artforum, 06/2008
  Falconer, Morgan: ‘Reviews: Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?’, Art Review, 06/2008
  Saltze, Jerry: ‘Two Coats of Painting’, New York Magazine, 06/2008
  Smith, Roberta: ‘When Artworks Collide’, The New York Times, 16/05/2008
  Halle, Howard: ‘Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns? Art becomes a real fake’, Time Out NY, 05/2008
  Marchand, Antoine: ‘Down in a hole’, Zerodeux, 2008
  Slaven, Jessica: ‘Sculpture in the Expended Field’, Paper Monument, 2008
  Boucher, Brian: ‘Urs Fischer’, Art in America, 2008
  ‘Urs Fischer’, Modern Painters, 2008
  Lewis, Ben: ‘Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?’, Pluk, 2008
2007 Chami, Leslie: ‘The Corrections’, Village Voice, 19/12/2007
  Knoll, Valérie, Diana Reese, (trans.): ‘Urs Fischer’, Artforum, 12/2007
  Coller, Holland: ‘Art In Review: Urs Fischer’, The New York Times, 23/11/2007
  Kitnick, Alex: ‘Urs Fischer, you’, Time Out NY, 11/2007
  Jones, Kristin: ‘Urs Fischer’, Frieze, 26/10/2007
  Scharrer, Eva: ‘Biennale Venedig- Wechselvoller Parcours mit ernstem Unterton’, Kunstbulletin, 07/2007
  Stolz, Noah, San Staë: ‘Urs Fischer e Ugo Rondinone’, Kunstbulletin, 07/2007
  Searle, Adrian: ‘Venice takes flight’, The Guardian, 12/06/2007
  Wüst, Karl: ‘Farben, Schatten und tote Bäume’, Der Zürcher Oberländer, 11/06/2007
  Hauger, Caroline Micaela: ‘Nur die Künstler fehlten- Schweizer Party-Marathon in Venedig’, Schweizer Illustrierte, 11/06/2007
  Ringel, Stephanie: ‘Anarchie in der Lagune’, Sonntagsblick, 10/06/2007
  Mack, Gerhard: ‘Urs Fischer und Ugo Rondinone in San Staë’, NZZ am Sonntag, 10/06/2007
  Mathonnet, Phillipe: A Venise, l‘art s‘humanise, Le Temps, 09/06/2007
  Badrutt Schoch, Ursula: ‘Andacht, Wildheit’, St. Galler Tagblatt, 09/06/2007
  Badrutt Schoch, Ursula: ‘Viele Bilder und ein paar Bäume’, Der Bund, 09/06/2007
  Roeschmann, Dietrich: ‘Schweizer Meister’, Annabell, 11 06/06/2007
  Hauger, Caroline Micaela: ‘Starker Auftritt’, Schweizer Illustrierte, 21/05/2007
  Herzog, Samuel: ‘O sole mio – viel Kunst aus Frankreich für Venedig’, NZZ, 106 09/05/2007
  Coulson, Amanda: ‘Urs Fischer and Rudolf Stingel’, Modern Painters, 04/2007
  Garbarino, Laura: ‘Urs Fischer and Rudolf Stingel’, Flash Art, 03/2007
2006 Vetrocq, Marcia E: ‘A Museum of his own’, Art in America, 10/2006
  McNally, whitney: ‘Talent Show’, W Magazine, 10/2006
  Plagens, Peter: ‘Madison avenue Ennui’, Art in America, 06/2006
  Gingeras, Alison: ‘la collection François Pinault - le défi du choix’, Art Press, Issue 232 05/2006
  Clausen, Eva: ‘Der unaufhaltsame Aufstieg des Monsieur Pinault’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Issue 99 29/04/2006
  Erblöh, Roswitha: ‘Palais Pinault’, artnet, 06/03/2006
  Saltz, Jerry: ‘Biennial in Babylon’, Village Voice, 28/02/2006
2005 Vincent, Steven: Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown‘s Enterprise, Art in America, 10/2005
  Romeo, Filippo: ‘Urs Fischer’, Artforum, 09/2005
2004 Burnett, Craig: ‘Urs Fischer’, The Guide, 04/12/2004
  Herzog, Samuel: ‘Le roi est mort-vive le Kir’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 158 11/07/2004
  Kraft, Martin: ‘Kir Royal: Ausstellung von Urs Fischer im Kunsthaus: Fast ein Klassike’, Tagesanzeiger Züritipp, 28 08/07/2004
2003 Clem, Chivas: ‘Portrait of a Single Rain Drop’, Time Out NY, 05/2003
2002 Dezeuze, Anna: ‘The Object Sculpture’, Art Monthly, Issue 258 07/2002
  Hickling, Alfred: ‘The Object Sculpture’, The Guardian, 06/2002
  Bell, Kristy: ‘Urs Fischer’, Frieze, 67 05/2002
  Schagel, Andreas: ‘Urs Fischer’, Flash Art, 03/2002
  Daniels, Corinna: ‘Neues von Urs Fischer bei Contemporary Fine Arts– Der Schweizer hat keine Angst vor Kitsch’, Die Welt, 08/02/2002
  Siepen, Nicolas: ‘Nichts für Bing Crosby’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 29 04/02/2002
  Schwabsky, Barry: ‘The Object Sculpture’, Artforum, 2002
2001 Spinelli, Claudia: ‘Berührend skurril. Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber zeigen Urs Fischer’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 207 07/09/2001
2000 Becker, Jochen: ‘Manifesta 3’, Kunstforum International, Issue 152 12/2000
  Coomer, Martin: ‘Urs Fischer’, Time Out London, 16/02/2000
  Jones, Jonathan: ‘Urs Fischer’, The Guardian, 24/01/2000
1999 Nicolaus, Heinrich: ‘Papesse: una finistra sulla Svizzera’, La Voce del Campo, 31 26/08/1999
  Chelotti, Chiara: ‘Le Repubbliche dell’ Arte’, Flash Art, 32 06/1999
1998 Gerster, Ulrich: ‘Mindestens amüsant - Ironisches im Museum für Gegenwartskunst’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 28/07/1998
  Altdorfer, Sabine: ‘Ironie, Verballhornung oder was?: Verfremdung von Realität im Museum für Gegenwartskunst’, Limmattaler Tagblatt, 27/07/1998
1996 Spinelli, Claudia: ‘Urs Fischer in der Galerie Walchetrum’, Kunstbulletin, 1996

Publications

2013 Urs Fischer, Kiito-San, New York
2012 Barnett Newman: Necrophonia, KiitoSan, New York (monograph. Urs Fischer and Georg Herold)
  Caroline Bourgeois, Michele Robecchi, Patricia Falguieres: Urs Fischer. Madame Fisscher, KiitoSan, New York
  Gerald Matt: Urs Fischer. Skinny Sunrise, KiitoSan, New York
2011 dngszikdufy, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
2008 Who's afraid of Jasper Johns?, Tony Shafrazi Gallery
2006 Lindemann, Adam: Collecting Contemporary, Taschen, Cologne
  Fischer, Urs: Paris 1919, JRP|Ringier, Zurich (monograph)
2005 Coles, Sadie: Urs Fischer in Hydra, in Mr. Watson - Come Here - I Want to See You, Hydra Workshops, Hydra (monograph)
  Gingeras, Alison M: VITAMIN D, Phaidon Press, London/ New York
2004 Fischer, Urs, Ruf, Beatrix: Good Smell. Make-Up Tree, JRP|Ringier, Zurich (monograph)
  Varadinis, Mirjam, et al: Kir Royal, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich (monograph)
  Bertaux, Francoise (ed.): Urs Fischer, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris (monograph)
2003 Cream 3, Phaidon Press, London/ New York
2000 Ruf Beatrix (ed.): Urs Fischer. Time Waste. Radio-Cookie und kaum Zeit, Kaum Rat, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus (monograph)

Exhibition Publications

2013 The Making of Yes, KiitoSan, New York
2012 Beds & Problem Paintings Catalogue, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in association with Gagosian Gallery
2008 Blasted Allegories: Works from the Ringier Collection, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
2007 Domestic Irony: A Curious Glance on Italian Private Collections, MUSEION, Bolzano
  Sequence 1 Collection Francois Pinault, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
2006 Infinite Painting, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo
  Sommario. La Collezione François Pinault - Una Selezione Post-Pop, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
  Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
  The Studio, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin
  The Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe 2006, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Urs Fischer Private Politics)
  Urs Fischer Rudolf Stingel, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
  Urs Fischer: Mary Poppins, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston
  Where are we Going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
  Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2005 Ma Non Al Sud, Galleria Civica d'Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse
  Urs Fischer, Camden Arts Centre, London
2004 Whitney Biennial 2004, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2002 Fair, Royal College of Art, London
  My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
2000 Manifesta 3. Boderline Syndrome, Energies of Defence. European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubjana
1999 Sogni/Dreams. 48th Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, The Venice Biennial of Visual Arts, Venice; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Turin
1998 Ironish/Ironic, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, Zurich
1997 Guarene Arte 97, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Turin (illustration)