Franziska Furter

born in Zürich (CH), lives and works in Basel(CH) and Berlin(D)

Franziska Furter lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany. She studied sculpture at the art academy in Basel and makes drawings since many years. Sometimes she works with ink or pencil on paper but she also uses materials like nylon strings, plastic foil, modelling mass, straws or textiles for her installations which she calls drawing as well. In the last few years she went on some residencies in Edinburgh, Paris, Cairo, Mallorca, Berlin and London. All those places left strong impressions on her and on her work. She is very much interested in visualisations of the invisible and one of her favourite topics is the weather which shapes our surroundings and our lives in so many ways. One of her newest works is a series of framed A5-drawings which is called ‘Ich taumeltürme’. It’s about appearing and disappearing, hiding, getting lost, fading away, obscuring and disguising. The title is the first sentence of a poem by the German Dada-Artist Kurt Schwitters and means something like ‘I will gone’.


Solo Shows (selection from 2010)
2017 Liquid Days, CACY, Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Yverdon-les-Bains
2016 Ich taumeltürme, Lullin + Ferrari, Zürich
2014 turbulences, SCHLEICHER/LANGE, Berlin
Traps, NuN, Berlin
Shapes, Traps and Spells, Lullin + Ferrari, Zürich
2013 from the corner of your eye, Sonntag, Berlin
some echoes, some shadows, Lichthaus, Arnsberg
2012 gyre, Les Halles, Porrentruy
OBAFGKMLT, galerie schleicher+lange, Berlin/Paris
2011 hyle, Lullin + Ferrari, Zürich
stray currents, Towner, Eastbourne
2010 bow echo, galerie schleicher+lange, Paris
squall lines, Les Modules, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Group Shows (selection from 2015)
2017 Wechselraum, Künstlerbund, Berlin
2016 Auswahl 16, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Dritter Akt, Trabanten, Düsseldorf
Dimensione Disegno, Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona
parmi les floraisons du ciel incertain, Frac Alsace, Sélestat
‚afficher – ajuster – annoter – arracher….‘‘, Musée du papier peint, Mézières
Madeleine, insitu, Berlin
2015 Regionale 16: visual politics at Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal und Illuminate
the Space at Kunsthaus Baselland in Muttenz/Basel
Schwarz ist meine Farbe, oechsner galerie, Nürnberg
Wechselraum, Meinblau, Berlin
Trinkets for the Rich, nationalmuseum, Berlin
Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London

Grants/ Awards
2015 Residency Tokyo, Atelier Mondial, Basel
2014 Residency 2015, CCA Andratx, Mallorca
2012 Grant/ Werkbeitrag, Kuratorium des Kantons Aargau
2009 Residency/ Auslandatelier Paris, Kuratorium des Kantons Aargau
Residency/ Auslandatelier Kairo, ProHelvetia, Schweiz
2008 Cahiers d’artistes, ProHelvetia, Schweiz
Grant/ Förderpreis, Alexander Clavel Stiftung, Riehen
2007 Grant/ Förderbeitrag, Neue Aargauer Bank
2006 Grant/ Werkbeitrag, Kuratorium des Kantons Aargau
2003 Residency/ Auslandatelier London, Kuratorium des Kantons Aargau
2001 Grant/ Prix Ehinger, Basel


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