In recent years the St. Gallen artist Beni Bischof has made a name for himself with
witty and visually expressive works. He moves predominantly within the classical art
genres of painting, sculpture and drawing with much humour and an evident propensity
towards chaos. Despite his great interest in pop and underground – for example in
the magazine "Laser" which he publishes himself – the content of Bischof’s work
cannot be reduced to one theme. He is planning installation-based, large-scale works
for the Kunst Halle and thereby showing a previously little known side of his work.
Beni Bischof (* 1976, St. Gallen) studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Zurich (today's Zurich University of the Arts), as well as the Schule für Gestaltung (art school) St. Gallen. Solo exhibitions of the artist took place at the following galleries and institutions: Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, o.T., Raum für Aktuelle Kunst, Lucerne, Milieu Artspace / Galerie, Bern (2010), MURO, Geneva (2009) and Kunstraum "SCHALTER", Basel (2007). Further, he participated in various group exhibitions, amongst them at the following galleries and institutions: Kunstraum Düsseldorf (2010), Perla Mode & Dienstgebäude, Zurich, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, Bear Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco (2010), Galerie Paul Hafner, St. Gallen, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Kunstgriff, Art Books Store, Zurich (2009).
Public guided tours
Thursday, 14 September 2010, 6.30 p.m.
Sunday, 17 October 2010, 3 p.m.
Art Lunch Thursday, 23 September 2010, 12 a.m.
Guided tour with lunch prepared by DMFA Union (artist collective by Barbara Signer, Beni Bischof, Georg Gatsas and Michael Bodenmann)
The Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is supported by St. Gallen City Council, Kulturförderung Kanton St. Gallen, Swisslos, Migros-Kulturprozent, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art (Partenariat), Martel AG, St. Galler Tagblatt. The educational programme is made possible by Raiffeisen.
Image: Meta-Finger, 2009
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