Gilles Furtwängler, 1982, lives and works in Johannesburg (ZAR) and Lausanne (CH)
Graduated from the Art School of Lausanne in Switzerland (ECAL) in 2006, Furtwängler is developping since then a work based on words, texts and sens. All is shaped for an objective and abstract communication, ironic or moralist, definitely poetic.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions and presented numerous readings and performances in institutions and art spaces in Switzerland and abroad ( France, Belgium, Bosnia, Germany, Greece, Spain, Lithuania, The Netherlands, USA, Mozambique, South Africa, Philippinas ). Earlier this year, he was awarded with the publishing of his first monography by the Pro Helvetia Cahier d’artistes collection. He is part of the contemporary art center Circuit in Lausanne and of the artists group Makrout Unité. In Switzerland he is working with the art gallery Skopia in Geneva.
2017 / 201710 / Symposium
What’s Wrong with Performance Art?
Camille Aleña, Madeleine Amsler, Donatella Bernardi, Linda Cassens Stoian, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Voin de Voin, Mo Diener, Heike Fiedler, Gilles Furtwängler, Lia García, San Keller, Elise Lammer, Milenko Lazic, Valerian Maly, Federica Martini, Angela Marzullo, Lou Masduraud, Muda Mathis, Irene Müller, Sibylle Omlin, Denis Pernet, Guillaume Pilet, Nathalie Rebholz, Chris Regn, Dorothea Rust, Andrea Saemann, Pascal Schwaighofer, Dorothea Schürch, Bernadett Settele, Dimitrina Sevova, Axelle Stiefel, Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda, Martina-Sofie Wildberger