Lives in Brooklyn (since 2014), working means travelling, mainly to Asia and Europe

Current Works

Reality Hacking No. 367, Ring of Fire, Paris (2017)
Reality Hacking No. 361, Work in progress, Bilbao (2017)
Reality Hacking No. 351, Mapping the Land, USA (2016)
Reality Hacking No. 349, Danang, Vietnam (2016)


Art Award, Art Council, Zurich (2013)
HIAP residency, Suomenlinna, Helsinki (2009)
Atelier program, Landis & Gyr Foundation, Berlin (2008)
Pro Helvetia studio residency, Cape Town (2006)

Prix Meret Oppenheim, Federal Office of Culture, Bern (2004)
Art Award, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich (2003)
Atelier program, City of Zurich Art Council, New York (1999)
Art Award, Heinrich Danioth Foundation, Uri (1998)
Atelier program, City of Zurich Art Council, Genoa (1996)

First Works

Reality Hacking No. 30–24, Faked Meteorites, Central Swiss Alps (1996)
Reality Hacking No. 19, OBER ODER, Zurich (1996)
Reality Hacking No. 1, Limmatstrasse, Zurich (1995)


Artist (since age 17)

Historical Event

Invasion of Cuba (1961) / Moonlanding (1969) / Invasion of Kuwait (1990) / Nelson Mandela visiting Miami (1990)


University of the Arts, Zurich (1993–1997)
Institut St. Martin, Vättis (1976–1977)
Primary and Secondary school, Andermatt (1965–1975)

Mother: Housewife
Father: Electrician
Two Brothers, one Sister
Dream job as a child: None

Further Information

Sandra Gysi, Zurich, 14.06.2017