Jürgen Beck

New Deal by Leila Peacock
Thresholding by Wendy Gilmartin
Experience Reframed: Detachment and Meaning in Jürgen Beck’s New Deal
by David Misteli
Escape Architecture by David Misteli
Now Playing by Dorothee Elmiger

Jürgen Beck lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany (2010). Beck was teaching as a research fellow at the School of Art and Architecture at the University of Lucerne (2012-2015). He was the artist in residence at Coast Time, USA (2017), a fellow at the institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA) (2017) and at Zurich’s studio program in Genova, Italy (2015-2016). Most recently, his works were in exhibits at Ditch Projects (USA, 2017), the Kunsthalle Lucerne (Escape Architecture, 2016), and at the Swiss Art Awards (Basel, 2017). His current research project as the artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, focuses on architecture, commerce, and fashion.

Exhibitions/Publications

Close Friends, Galerie b2, Leipzig, 2020
Local people compare it to breathing champagne, Fabrikzeitung, Material, Zurich, 2019
New Deal at the Book Lover‘s Shelf, Camera Austria, Graz, 2019
Traversées du Marais, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2019
New Deal, UC Books & Archiv Schifferli, Zurich, 2018
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus, 2018
Die Versammlung, Shedhalle, Zurich, 2017
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, 2017
New Deal, Ditch Projects, USA, solo, 2017
Relatively Speaking, Galerie b2, Leipzig, 2017
Sidelights, Reto ZHdK, Zurich, solo, 2016
Escape Architecture, Kunsthalle Luzern, solo, 2016
Lasso No. 7, Cosmic, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, 2015
Werkschau Kanton Zürich, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich 2015
Down the Rabbit Hole, Englaenderbau, Liechtenstein, 2014
Bouquet, Kulturbuero Zurich, solo, 2014
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus, 2014
Viaggio in Italia, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., 2013 and Werkschauhalle, Leipzig, Germany, 2012
Nuova, Mzin, Leipzig, 2012 and Studio 2o46, Berlin, 2012
Schichtwechsel, Kunstverein Liechtenstein, 2011
W Sunset And Hyperion, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, 2010
Those Days of Dancing (Are Gone), DoMus, Schaan, Liechtenstein, 2010
Squeeze, Hinterconti, Hamburg, 2008
Even Clean Hands Can Cause Damage and Leave Traces, Westwerk, Hamburg, 2008
Die Läufer, Laden für Nichts, Leipzig, solo, 2007
Kalte Herzen, Villa Bosch, Kunstverein Radolfzell; Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig, 2007

Awards

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2019-20
Erna and Curt Burgauer Foundation, Zurich, project grant, 2018
IFA, Stuttgart, exhibition grant USA, 2017
Coast Time, artist in residence, USA, 2017
Kartause Ittingen, artist in residence, Switzerland, 2016
Studio Genova, artist in residence, city of Zurich, Italy, 2015
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Nuova, project grant, Leipzig, 2012

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