Artists

Switzerland

Matthias Bosshard

19.09.23 13.10.23

Matthias Bosshard is a Swiss artist who works with materials that are marked by life, such as driftwood, stones, metal, discarded cans, and bones. He relates them to each other in such a way that they become charged with new meaning and gain a strong presence through their sensual accessibility. In the peculiarities of materials and objects, the artist discover a spectrum of possibilities while manifesting creation. Matthias tries to extract the essence of things and work out their uniqueness. Through the changing of spatial references, moving objects live, breathe, make time, and come alive, allowing us to momentarily forget the pull of the future and the past..

ARTIST STATEMENT

I explore mobiles, unstable equilibriums and the process of centering by balance. The complexity, and often centrifugally perceived forces, in daily life makes inner contemplation, orientation and centering particularly important. I am creating supposedly stable spatial structures, which evoke in all their absurdity a sense of fragility. The complex network that dances through the space offers to be explored by the eye. To deepen the experience, the viewer is invited to a visual journey which turns into a balancing act where the room level becomes a time domain.

I find what falls in my lap and show it anew, looking for the life in the dead material. In a sort of search for evidence or recollection, I carve out the essence of the objects, show their singularities and enhance them through combination and reduction. Upcycling, if you will.

BIO
Matthias Bosshard
1964 | Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Lives and works in Rodersdorf, Switzerland

EDUCATION
1991 | School for Design, Zurich / HGKZ factory teacher training

EXHIBITIONS
2023 | Kulturtage Rodersdorf. Rodersdorf, Switzerland
2017 | Pratteln Art Biennial. Pratteln, Switzerland
2011 | The living in the dead (solo exhibition)
2000 | The exhibitors (solo show). Basel, Switzerland
1999 | The Wind, The Wind, The Erthly Child: Aeromatics. Kunstmuseum Olten, Switzerland

 

 

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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