Urs Fischer



1973 born in Zurich, Switzerland
Lives and works New York and Zurich


Education

Studied ‘Photography‘ at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Visited ‘de ateliers‘, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Artist in residence, Delfina Studios, London, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2013
"Yes", Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2012
“Tables, Heads, and Arms,” organized by Gagosian Gallery, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Jean, St. Barthélemy, France
“Madame Fisscher,” Palazzi Grassi, Venice, Italy
“Schmutz schmutz,” Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
“Skinny Sunrise,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria 
“Beds & Problem Paintings,” Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California


2011
“dngszjkdufiy bgxfjkglijkhtr kydjkhgdghjkd” (with Cassandra MacLeod), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
“Urs Fischer and Georg Herold,” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
“Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” Seagram Plaza, New York

2010  
“Douglas Sirk,” Sadie Coles HQ, 4 New Burlington Place, London
"Oscar the Grouch," The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut

2009  
“Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty,” New Museum, New York
“Dear _________! We _____ on ________, hysterically. It has to be _____ that                   _____.     No? It is now ______ and the whole _______ has changed ______. all the             _____, ______” (with Mark Handforth and Georg Herold), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway                  (with Mark Handforth and Georg Herold)

2008   
‘Blurry Renoir Debussy,’ Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?’ Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, curated with Gavin             Brown

2007  
‘Agnes Martin,’ Regen Projects, Los Angeles
‘you,’ Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
‘Uh…,’Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK 
‘large, dark & empty,’ Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
“get up girl a sun is running the world” (with Ugo Rondinone), Church San Stae, Venice         Biennale, Venice, Italy
Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Project and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney, Australia

2006  
Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy (with Rudolf Stingel)
‘Oh. Sad. I see.,’ The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
‘Mary Poppins,’ Blaffer Gallery, Houston
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Paris 1919,’ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005  
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof –Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Pauline Karpidas GR Hydra Workshop, Greece
Camden Art Centre, London, UK
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
‘Fig, Nut & Pear,’ Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2004  
‘Elton John?,’ Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
‘Feige, Nuss, und Birne,’ Gruppe Oesterreichische Guggenheim, Vienna, Austria
‘Kir Royal,’ Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)
espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (cat.)

2003  
‘Portrait of a Single Raindrop,’ Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
‘need no chair when walking,’ HQ Sadie Coles, London, UK

2002  
Project room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles
‘Mystique Mistake,’ The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
‘Bing Crosby,’ Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2001  
‘Mastering the Complaint,’ Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2000  
'Capillon – Urs just does it for the girls,‘ Delfina, (with Amy Adler) London, UK
'Tagessuppen/Soups of the Days' and 'Domestic Pairs Project,' Kunsthaus Glarus, (with         Keith Tyson), Glarus, Zwitzerland
Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘Without a Fist - Like a Bird,‘, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK

1999   
‘Espressoqueen – Worries and other stuff you have to think about before you get             ready  for the big easy,’ Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

1997   
‘Hammer,’ Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

1996  
‘Frs Uischer‘, Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland


Group Exhibitions

2013
"Zero Hours", Art Sheffield 2013, Sheffield, UK
"Station to Station", New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco
"Somos Libres," MATE Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru

2012
Festival d'Automne à Paris, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
“Painting Now,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (forthcoming)
“The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Andy Warhol,” MOCA, Los Angeles 

2011   
“In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art,” De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands (travels to Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi; Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai; Nero, Rome; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Drawing Center, New York)
“Artists for Haiti,” David Zwirner, New York
“Lustwarande 2011—Blemishes,” Park De Oude Warande, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
“Produced by Migros: Collection migros museum für gegenwartskunst,” Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
“Sculpture Now,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
“ILLUMInazioni / ILLUMInations,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 
“The World Belongs to You,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 
“New contemporary galleries featuring the John Kaldor Family Collection,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
“L’invention de l’oeuvre: Rodin et les ambassadeurs,” Musée Rodin, Paris
“Sympathy for the Devil,” Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
“Kunstsammlung im Alpenhof Nr. 6: Kunstbetrieb,” Alpenhof St. Anton, Switzerland
“Don’t Do It Etc.,” Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, Switzerland
“dwelling,” Marianne Boesky Gallery (uptown), New York
“Modern British Sculpture,” Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 
“8 ½,” Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy

2010   
“Die Nase des Michelangelo / The Nose of Michelangelo,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Marktgasse 4, Zürich, Switzerland
“Divine Comedy,” Sotheby’s, New York
“Post Monument: XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara,” Carrara, Italy
"The New Decor", The Hayward Gallery, UK
“Alpha Omega: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” Deste Foundation                  Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 
“High Ideals & Crazy Dreams,” Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany 
“Voici un dessin suisse (1990–2010) / Here Is a Swiss Drawing,” Musée Rath, Geneva           (will travel to Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland)
“Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” New Museum, New York

2009  
“Beg Borrow and Steal,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami
“We are sun-kissed and snow-blind,” Galerie Patrick Seguin in Paris invites Galerie Eva       Presenhuber
“The living and the dead,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2008   
“Ombres,” New Galerie de France, Paris, France
“God Is Design,” Galpao Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brasil, curated by Neville Wakefield
“Countdown,” CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

2007   
“Unmonumental,” New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York
“Makers and Modelers,” Barbara Gladstone, New York
“Fractured Figure,” Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
“The Hamster Wheel,” Festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
“Dream and Trauma,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
“The Hamster Wheel,” Tese della Novissima, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
“Disorder in the House,” Vanhaerents Collection, Brussels, Belgium
“Domestic Irony,” Muselon, Bozen, Italy
Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
“The Third Mind,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris curated by Ugo Rondinone, France (cat.)

2006  
“The Studio”, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
“Defamation of Character,” PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
“Contrabando,” Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Vincent Prize, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before,” Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
“Infinite Painting,” Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo. Italy
“Whitney Biennial: Day for Night,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
“The Studio,” Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin, Ireland
“The Big Bang,” Centre Pompidou , Paris, France

2005  
“Ma Non Al Sud,” Galerie Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Syracuse, Italy
Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
“Put It In Your Mouth/ I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune,” Rivington Arms, New York
“Closing Down.” Bortolami Dayan, New York
“Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“Bidibidobidiboo: Works from Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,” Curated by               Franceso Bonami,  Turin, Italy
“Universal Experience,” MCA, Chicago (cat.)
‘(Swiss Made) The Art of Falling Apart,’ Sammlung Hauser & Wirth, St Gallen, Switzerland

2004    
‘L’Air du Temps,’ Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Monument to Now,” Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
‘Sculpture, Precarious Realism Between the Melancholy and the Comical’ Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2003  
‘Silver Convention,’ Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
‘Game Over,’ Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
‘Kunstpreis der Boettcherstrasse.,’ Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
‘Dreams and Conflicts: TheViewer’s Dictatorship,’ Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (cat.)
‘Durchzug-Draft,” Zurich Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland 
“Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered,” Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

2002  
NICC< Exile on Main Street, Antwerp, Belgium
The Henry Moore Foundation, Sculpture/Triple Base at the Hernry Moore Institute,            Leeds, UK
‘My head is on fire but my heart is full of Love,’ Charlottenborg exhibition space,             Copenhagen, Denmark (cat.)
‘Lowland Lullaby, ‘Swiss Institute, New York

2001  
'Squatters,' Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal
'Ziviler Ungehorsam,’ Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
'Enduring Love,’ Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

1999  
'Drawings,’ Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Manifesta 3,’ European Biennial of Contemporary Art Ljubljana
'Sammlung (1). The Oldest Possible Memory,’ Sammlung Hauser und Wirth in der            Lokremise St. Gallen, Switzerland

1999   
‘Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst,’ Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland  
‘Le repubbliche dell’arte,’ Palazzo delle Pappesse, Siena, Italy
“999,” Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
‘Holding Court‘, Entwistle Gallery, London, UK

1998   
‘ironisch/ironic‘, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
‘de ateliers‘, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1997  
‘Dokumentation‘, Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy
'été 97‘, Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
1995/96 “Calypso,” Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Netherlands
‘Assistent‘, Binz 39, with Maurus Gmür, Zurich, Switzerland
‘Karaoke 444&222 too‘, South London Gallery, London, UK
‘Bundesstipendianten‘, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland


Awards and Grants

1999   
Providentia-Preis, YoungArt
Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst

1997   
Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium

1995   
Eidgenössisches Stipendium für freie Kunst


Audiovisuals

2000
CNN, Inside Europe, January


Selected Bibliography

2013
Morton, Peter, "Urs Lookin' at You," Departures, April 2013
Dalton, Trinie, "Now Showing: Urs Fischer," T Magazine, April
Frank, Priscilla, "Urs Fischer Retrospective Delights And Repulses..," Huffington Post, April 2013
Finkel, Jori, "Urs Fischer and 1,000 volunteers go big..," Los Angeles Times, April 2013
Finkel, Jori, "Art Spotlight: Urs Fischer," Los Angeles Times, March 2013
"New York Artists Now," GalleristNY, February

2012
“Blabbing to an iPhone Mic: A conversation between Darren Bader and Urs Fischer,” L’officiel Art No. 2, June
Spence, Rachel, "Rebel in need of a cause," Financial Times, June 15
Bodin, Claudia, "Urs Fischer," art Kunstmagazin, May
"Urs Fischer: Beds & Problem Paintings," Gagosian Summer Quarterly
Griffin, Jonathan, "Urs Fischer, the reluctant interviewee," The Artnewspaper, April 12
Vetrocq, Marcia E., "Urs Fischer Explores the Theme of the Double in His Solo Survey at Venice's Palazzo Grassi" ArtInfo, April 16
McKie, Andrew, "Sculpting to His Own Beat," The Wall Street Journal, April 13
Solway, Diane, "Studio Visit: Urs Fischer," W magazine, April
McGarry, Kevin, “Urs Firscher’s Really Big Problems,” T Magazine, March
Doran, Anne, Review, Art in America, January

2011
Smith, Roberta, Review, The New York Times, November 3
Milller, Michael H., "The Answer Is 'Why?' Urs Fischer Overwhelms at New Gavin Brown Show," New York Observer, October 24
Douglas, Sarah, "Why You Should Go See Urs Fischer's New Show at Gavin Brown," New York Observer, October 21
Drake, Cathryn, "Investigation of a Dog," frieze, October
Adam, Georgina. “Size matters. Why is the work getting bigger?” The Art Newspaper, no. 226, July-August
Binswanger, Michèle. “Schweizer Kunst kommt au seiner bäurischen Tradition.” Tages Anzeiger, 16 June
Crow, Kelly. “Hey There! Big Bear to Visit Park Avenue.” Wall Street Journal, 2 April
Edwards, Meghan. “Night Light.” Interior Design, vol. 82, no. 7, May: 283.
Gamerman, Ellen. “The Changing Face of Portraits.” Wall Street Journal, 5 August: D1-2.
Gnyp, Marta. “Larger Than Life: A conversation with Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer.” Zoo Magazine, no. 31: 82-91.
Heinrich, Will. “Art vs. Real Estate at Marianne Boesky.” The New York Observer, March 15
Hess, Ewa. “Riesiger Teddybär eines Schweizer Künstlers verblüfft New York.” Sonntags Zeitung, 17 April
Johnson, Ken. “Sculptural Surprises Grace the Streets.” New York Times, 19 August: C21.
Jones, Jonathan. “Times flies at the Venice Biennale.” On Art Blog, The Guardian, 7 June
Kleinman, Adam. “ILLUMInazioni—ILLUMInations.” Art Agenda, June
McKie, Andrew. “Setting the Art World Alight.” Wall Street Journal, 3 June
Morgan, Jessica. “Urs Fischer.” L’Uomo Vogue, no. 421, May-June
Morris, Roderick Conway. “Venice Biennale Thrives Despite Tough Economic Times.” International Herald Tribune, 7 June
Prince, Mark. “Urs Fischer: Sadie Coles HQ, London.” Flash Art, vol. XLIV, no. 276, January-February: 98.
Rosenmeyer, Aoife. “Sculpture Now: Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.” Art Agenda, July
Schwabsky, Barry. “Many Facets, No Overview: On the Venice Biennale.” The Nation, 15-22 August
Searle, Adrian. “Modern British Sculpture: Empire of the Oddballs.” The Guardian, 19 January
Thon, Ute, Tim Sommer, and Ralf Schlüter. “Keine Benegung.” Art: Das Kunstmagazin, August: 18-29.
Vogel, Carol. “Old Patina Encircles Fresh Art in Venice.” New York Times, 6 June: C1.
Wullschlager, Jackie. “Breadth in Venice.” Financial Times, 3 June

2010   
Amy, Michaël. “Urs Fischer: New Museum.” Sculpture, vol. 29, no. 10, December: 70-1
Carey-Kent, Paul. “Urs Fischer: Sadie Coles.” ArtUS, no. 30: 6-9.
Fischer, Urs. “You Can Call Inside Me.” The Journal, no. 28: supplement.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty.” art press, no. 363, January: 72-3
Herold, Georg. “Urs Fischer.” The Journal, no. 28: 84-97
Hirsch, Faye. “Presto Chango! Urs Fischer’s New Museum.” Art in America, January: 104-109
Kastner, Jeffrey. “New Foundations.” Artforum, vol. 48, no. 10, Summer
Kaufman, Jason Edward. “In View: Urs Fischer’s Magnificent Vanitas for Peter Brant.” Artinfo, June 15
Kazakina, Katya. “Newsprint mogul Peter Brant has ‘meltdown’ in Urs Fischer show.” Bloomberg News, June 29
Kunitz, Daniel. “Urs Fischer: Brant Foundation Art Study Center.” Modern Painters, no. 6, September: 73
Markus, Liz. “Art and Death in Connecticut: Urs Fischer at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center.” Huffington Post, July 17
Naves, Mario. “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty.” The New Criterion, no. 5, January: 50-1
Peers, Alexandra. “The Conspiracy Theory of Art.” The New York Observer, May 19
Sherwin, Skye. “Exhibitions: Urs Fischer.” The Guardian, 2-8 October: 38

2009   
Brown, Gavin, “Urs Fischer”, Interview, December, 2009
Saltz, Jerry, “A Whole New Muesum The Urs Fischer-izing of a four story Institution,            New York Magazine, November 9, 2009
Kuo, Michelle, “Taste Tests,” Artforum, November, 2009
Smith, Roberta, “Exploration of Space,” The New York Times, October 29, 2009
Tomkins, Calvin, “The Imperfectionist,” New Yorker, October 19, 2009

2008  
Best of 2008, Artforum, December, p. 98, 266, 292
Brown, Gavin, Interview with Urs Fischer, Interview, Dec/Jan, p.186-191
Lewis, Ben, “Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?” pluk magazine, Autumn 2008
Volzke, Daniel, “Neues vom Trickser,” Monopol, July/August, p. 62-71
Bedford, Christopher, “Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?” Frieze.com, July 3
Saltz, Jerry, “Two Coats of Painting,” New York Magazine, June 23
Sholis, Brian, Critic’s Pick, Artforum.com, May 23
Halle, Howard, “Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?” Time Out New York, May 22
Smith, Roberta, “When Artworks Collide,” New York Times, May 16
Marchand, Antoine, “Down in a Hole,” 02 Magazine, p. 50
Boucher, Brian, Review, Art in America, March 2008, p. 166-67
Review, Modern Painters, February 2008, p. 91

2007  
Camhi, Leslie, “The Corrections,” Village Voice, December 2007, p. 50
Cattelan, Maurizio, Interview, Mousse, November 2007, p. 28-31
Saltz, Jerry, Review, New York Magazine, December 3, 2007, p. 92
Cotter, Holland, Review, New York Times, November 23, 2007
Kitnick, Alex, Review, Time Out New York, November 15-21, 2007, p. 85
Jones, Kristin, Review, Frieze.com, November 2007
“The Art of Production,” Artforum, October 2007, p. 351
Stolz, Noah, “San Stae: Urs Fischer e Ugo Rondinone,” Kunst Bulletin, No. 8,
July/August 2007, p. 49-50
Cerbini, Lorenza, “Urs Fischer,” L’Uomo Vogue, May/June 2007
Vogel, Carol, “In for a Penny, In for the Pounce,” New York Times, June 14 2007
Searle, Adrian, “Venice Takes Flight,” The Guardian, June 12 2007
Hauger, Caroline Micaela, “Blitzkarriere,” Schweizer Illustrierte, No. 24, June 11
2007, p. 37-40
Wust, Karl, “Farben, Schatten und tote Bäume,” Der Zürcher Oberlander, June
11 2007
Mack, Gerhard, “Urs Fischer and Ugo Rondinone in San Stae,” NZZ am Sonntag,
June 10 2007, p. 68
Chaplin, Julia, “A Night Out With: Alison Gingeras – Follow that Motoscafo,” New
York Times, June 10 2007
Ringel, Stephanie, “Anarchie in der Lagune,” Sonntagsblick, June 10 2007, p. 44
Mathonnet, Phillipe, “A Venise, l’art s’humanise,” Le Temps, June 9 2007, p. 19
Jana, Reena, “The Dancing Camel,” Art on Paper no. 5, May/June 2007 p. 38-39
Higson, Rosalie, “Visions on a Haunted Isle,” The Australian, April 17 2007
Fitzgerald, Michael, “Impresario of the New,” Time, March 22 2007
Berard, Emmanuel, Mazzonis, Emanuela (ed.), ’Sequence 1. Collection François
Pinault’, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2007, p. 94-95; p. 140-141; p. 302-317
Hoffmann, Jens and Christina Kennedy, “The Studio,” published by Dublin
City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
Greene, Tamsen, “Basel Dazzle,” Zink, Summer 2007, p. 6
Garbarino, Laura, Review, Flash Art, March/April, p. 81

2006   
“Cinq Milliards d’Annees,” (illus.), Palais/, Fall/Winter 2006-7, p. 31
Webster, Toby, et. Al, “Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before,” published by
Dumont Verlag, Cologne and Städtisches Museum Abteiburg, Mönchengladbach
Ruf, Beatrix et. Al, “ The Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary
Art in Europe, 2006,” published by Stichting Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Yablonsky, Linda, “Art Miami Fair, Art Market Showed its Blood and Bones,”
Bloomberg, Dec. 12 2006
Smith, Roberta, “More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami,” New
York Times, Dec 9 2006
Neil, Jonathan T.D., “The Fischer King,” Art Review, issue 6, December p. 70-74
Fischer, Urs, “Paris 1919,” JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2006
Wahler, Marc-Olivier, PALAIS Magazine 01, Fall/Winter 2006, p. 30-31
Vetrocq, Marcia E., “A Museum of His Own,” Art in America, no. 9, October 2006
p. 96-101
Cerizza, Luca, “City Report,” Frieze, no. 102, October 2006, p. 253
Gortzak, Roos, The Vincent Van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in
Europe 2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, p. 14-27
McNally, Whitney, “Talent Show,” W Magazine, November, p. 200
Lindeman, Adam, et. Al, “Collecting Contemporary,” published by Taschen,
Cologne, pp. 49, 20
Sultan, Terrie, Schmukli, Claudia, “Mary Poppins,” published by the Blaffer
Gallery, Houston
Goncharov, Kathleen, “Review: Whitney Biennial,” Tema Celeste, No. 116, pp.
86-87 (illus.)
Plagens, Peter, “Madison Avenue Ennui,” Art in America, no. 6, June/July 2006
Gioni, Massimiliano, “Le monde instable de Urs Fischer,” art press, no. 324, June
2006, p. 27-33
Klaasmeyer, Kelly, “Space and Quiet,” Houston Press, June 22
“In the Modern World,” Dwell, July/August 2006, p. 144
Davenport, Bill, Review The Houston Chronicle, June 2, 2006
“Crème de Yvette,” Another Magazine, no. 10, Spring 2006
Kerwin, Jessica, “On With the Show, W Magazine, May 2006, p. 128, 130
“Urs Fischer,” AD, March 30 2006, p. 26
Iles, Chrissie and Philippe Verge, Whitney Biennial: Day For Night, exhibitions
catalog, published by The Whitney Museum of American Art

2005
   
Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing published by Phaidon, London
“Mr. Watson --- Come Here --- I Want to See You.” Published by Sadie Coles,
HQ, London, 2005
Gingeras, Alison M., “Best of 2005,” Artforum, December, pp.245-45
Vincent, Steven, “Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown’s enterprise,” Art in America,
October 2005
Romeo, Filippo, Review, Artforum, September, pp.313-14
Fulco, Elisa, “Spotlight: Urs Fischer,” Flash Art Italia, June/July p. 118
Romeo, Filippo, Review, Artforum.com, May 23
Rossi, Mariella, “Urs Fischer,” Lapiz, May, p. 89.
“Urs Fischer: da vedere,” Flash Art Italia, April/May 2005, p. 57
Kranz, Walter, “Mimicry-Works,” Artnet.com
Blume, Eugen; Nichols, Catherine, Catalog, Museum für Gegenwart,Berlin
Gingeras, Alison, ‘Purple News,’ Purple Fashion, No. 3, Spring/Summer, p. 34
Smith, Roberta, The Listings, The New York Times, Arts & Leisure section, February              25, p. E25
listings, The New Yorker, March 7, p. 16
Richadson, Brenda, ‘ Postcard from America,’ pp. 58 – 64; Ruf, Beatrix,
‘wanted to turn the music on but it was already playing,’ pp. 70-76; Weissman,
Benjamin, ‘Garden of Earthly Hate,’ pp. 82-88 in Parkett, no. 72
Rondinone, Ugo, “Urs Fischer,” Camden Arts Center, London 2005 (brochure)
Jones, Jonathan, “Urs Fischer: Arts Review,” The Guardian, January 7

2004      
Herbert, Martin, “Urs Fischer” (review), Time Out Magazine, January 5-12
Brockington, Horace, “Some Other Spring: Urs Fischer (#1) (#2)”, NY Arts, Issue               11/12, Nov/Dec issue, p. 54
Bollen, Christopher, ‘Sculpture Culture,’ Vman, Issue 3, Fall/Winter, p. 63
Heiser, Jorg; Hainley, Bruce, “Kir Royal,” published by JRP/RIngier
Gingeras, Alison, “Urs Fischer,” Artforum, October 2004
Morton, Tom, “Roll with It,” Frieze, Issue 86, October, p. 138-141
‘Good Smell Make-Up Tree,’ published by JRP/Ringier, Zurich
Manchester, Clare, “Review” Flash Art May-June 2004 p.145
Carmine, Giovanni, “Personal Weather,” Flash Art, January-February 2004, pp. 84-87.
Gingeras, Alison, “Urs Fischer, espace 315,” Editions du Centre Pompidou, livre No. 2, Paris
Hase, Bettina von, “A Monument to passion”, ArtReview, Volume 2 Number 6
p. 90-93

2003     
Gingeras, Alison, “Unplugged,” Work, October-December, pp. 22-23
Clem, Chivas, review, Time Out New York, May 8-15, p. 63
“Sculpture Forever,” Flash Art, May-June 2003, p. 124
Review, Village Voice, April 30-May 6, p. 102
Gingeras, Alison, Openings, Artforum, May, pp. 158-159
Lafuente, Pablo, The failure man, ArtReview, London, January, p. 64
Ruf, Beatrix, Wie wär’s in Wachs, Du Schöne?, Katalog, Kunstpreis der                         Böttcherstrasse, Bremen, März-April, p.21
Urs Fischer: need no chair when walking, Sadie Coles, The Art Newspaper,
No. 33, February 2003
Coomer, Martin, Review, Time Out London, p. 47

2002     
Dezeuze, Anna, The Object Sculpture, in: Art Monthly, London, July-August
Schwabsky, Barry, The Object Sculpture, in: Artforum, www.artforum.com, Summer
Hickling, Alfred, The Object Sculpture, in: The Guardian, June
Lubbock, Tom, Colourvision, in: The Independent, Review, June
Curtis, Penelope, Firing Line, in: Artscene, UK, June 2002, p. 3
Lowland Lullaby, in: The New Yorker, April 22 & 29, 2002, p.36
Schlaegel, Andreas, Urs Fischer: Contemporary Fine Arts, Flash Art, March /
April 2002, pp. 107.
Bell, Kirsty, Urs Fischer: Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, Frieze2002, p. 103.
Frieze Contemporary Art and Culture, London, Mai 2002, Issue 67, p. 10
Ugo Rondinone with John Giorno and Urs Fischer, in: Village Voice, New
York, April 16, 2002, p.97
in: New York Magazine, April 15, 2002, p.63, p.85
Ugo Rondinone with John Giorno and Urs Fischer, in: Village Voice, Voice
Choices, New York, April 2, 2002, p.89
Ugo Rondinone, John Giorno & Urs Fischer, in: Village Voice, Spring Arts,
March 5, 2002, p.79
Daniels, Corinna, Neues von Urs Fischer bei Contemporary Fine Arts Der
Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt, no. 29, Feb.4, 2002, p. BS 6, ill.
Schweizer hat keine Angst vor Kitsch, in: Die Welt, Berlin, February 8, 2002,
p. 34,ill.
Siepen, Nicolas, Nichts für Bing Crosby, in: Berliner Seiten, Frankfurter
Brigitte Werneburg schaut sich in den Galerien von Berlin um, in: die
Tageszeitung, Berlin Jan. 15, 2002, internet issue

2001   
W.D. Wenn der Tod noch schnell seine Zähne putzt, in: Schweizer Illustrierte,
Zürich, Nr. 41, October 8, 2001, p. 87, ill.
Spinelli, Claudia, Berührend skurril. Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber zeigen Urs
Fischer, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, no. 207, September 7, 2001, p.46
2000 Ruf, Beatrix (ed.), Urs Fischer. Time Waste. Radio-Cookie und kaum Zeit, kaum
Rat, Glarus: Edition Unikate, 2000, ill. (exh. cat.)
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Manifesta 3. Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence.
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cankarjev dom, Cultural and
Congress Centre: Ljubljana, 2000, p. 69 (exh. cat.)
Becker, Jochen, Manifesta 3, in: Kunstforum International, no. 152, October-
December 2000, pp. 438-442, ill.
Kölnische Gemischtwaren. Kunstmesse Art Cologne 2000 mit breitem
Angebot, in: Südkurier, Konstanz, November 11, 2000, p.10
Meier, Philipp, Der leise Seufzer der Kunst, Die Art Cologne-Deutschlands
führende Modernmesse, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, November 11/1
Schroeder, Annette, Prima leben im Videobunker. Förderprogramm auf der Art
Cologne präsentiert 21 Künstler, in: Kölnische Rundschau, Cologne,
November 8, 2000
Baumer, Dorothea, Köln ist ein guter, ein idealer Platz. Die 34. Art Cologne, in:
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, November 6, 2000
Meister, Helga, Zu viele kindliche Seelen, in: Düsseldorfer Nachrichten,
Düsseldorf, November 6, 2000
Posca, Claudia, Die Kunst, Kunst zu sehen. Eindrücke von der 34. Art Cologne,
in: Neue Rhein Zeitung, Düsseldorf, November 6, 2000
Nebelung, Sigrid, Kronleuchter aus Plastiktüten. 21 Künstler profitieren in
diesem Jahr vom Förderprogramm der Art Cologne. Der Trend geht zur
Installation, in: Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf, November 3, 2000
Sandmann, Monika, Installationen dominieren. Förderprogramme, in: Weltkunst
Moderne, Munich, no. 10, 2000
Urs Fischer im Kunsthaus Glarus, in: Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, June 2000, p.49, ill.
Urs Fischer, in: De Witte Raat, May/ June, 2000
Wessling, Janneke, Staketsels zonder inhoud, in: NRC, May 1, 2000, ill.
Von Arb, Eugen, Der Schöne und das Biest, Urs Fischer, in: Die
Südostschweiz, Glarus, April 7, 2000, p.5, ill.
Goldschmeding, Eugénie, Speelsheid is het sleutelwoord, in: Bldz., May , ill.
Urs Fischer, in: Cash, Zurich, April 4, 2000, p.99
Maurer, Simon, Der Künstler als 'Büetzer', in: Tages Anzeiger, Zurich, no. 63,
April 25, 2000, p. 63
Annäherungen an die Oberflächen einer Wirklichkeit, in: Die Südostschweiz, Glarus,             February 28, 2000, p.7
Coomer, Martin, Urs Fischer. ICA (Museums), in: Time Out, London, February 16-23, 2000, p. 54
Jones, Jonathan, Exhibitions. Urs Fischer, in: The Guardian, London, January 24
Allfree, Claire, Art. Miriam Bäckström and Urs Fischer: Art from Europe, in: Metro,             London, January 20, 2000
Miriam Bäckström and Urs Fischer/ ICA London, in: ?, London, January 2000

1999   
Bonami, Francesco, Obrist, Hans Ulrich (ed.), Sogni/Dreams. 48th                                 Internazionale d‘ Arte – The Venice Biennial of Visual Arts, Turin                 Fondazione
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l‘ Arte, 1999, p. 43 (exh. cat.)
Eidgenössische Preise für Freie Kunst 1999, Zurich: Kunsthalle Zürich, (exh cat.)
Helwing, Anna, Urs Fischer, in: Le Repubbliche dell'Arte, Schweiz. Suisse.
Svizzera. Svizra: Palazzo delle Papesse. Contemporary Art Centre, Siena,
1999, o. P., ill. (exh. cat.)
Helwing, Anna, Fundamentgefummel. «Stormy weather» von Urs Fischer, in: Kunst-          Bulletin, Zurich, no. 3, March 1999, pp. 18-24
Nicolaus, Heinrich, Papesse: una finistra sulla Svizzera, in: La Voce del
Campo, ?, no. 31, August 26, 1999, p. 6
Chelotti, Chiara, Le Repubbliche dell’Arte, in: Flash Art, Milan, vol. 32, no. 217,
Summer 1999, p. 91
Coomer, Martin, 'Holding Court'. Entwistle (Upmarket), in: Time Out, London,
February 3, 1999, p. 49
Gespenstige Welt der Dinge. Urs Fischer bei Hauser & Wirth, in: Neue Zurcher                   Zeitgung        Zurich, January 27, 1999, p. 50
smr, Surfen/Pilgern. Urs Fischer, Gemütsmensch, in: Züri Tipp, Zurich, January 4, 1999

1998   
Wolfs, Rein (ed.), ironisch / ironic. maurizio cattelan, urs fischer, alicia framis,
steve mcqueen, aernout mik/marjoleine boonstra, Zurich: Migros Museum für
Gegenwartskunst Zürich, 1998, pp. 144-156, ill. (exh. cat.)
Gerster, Ulrich, Mindestens amüsant - Ironisches im Museum für Gegenwartskunst,            Zürich, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, July 28, 1998
Feller, Elisabeth, Ironie oder blosse Eselei ? in: Südkurier, ?, July 21,
Altdorfer, Sabine, Ironie, Verballhornung oder was ? Verfremdung von Realität im            Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, in: Limmattaler Tagblatt, Zurich, July 22,              1998/Aargauer Zeitung, Aarau, July 22, 1998
Ironie ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht, in: Voralberger Nachrichten, July 11, 1998
Maurer, Simon, Das apportierwillige Hundeskelett, in: Tages Anzeiger, Zurich, June 30,         1998
sfd, Hinterfragte Wirklichkeit, in: Berner Rundschau Bern, June 27, 1998

1997  
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte (ed.), Guarene Arte 97,
Turin: Neos Edizioni, 1997, pp. 29-33, ill. (exh. cat.)
Stp, Alles mögliche nebeneinander, in: Stehplatz, Bern, no. 54, September.
Une Fiac aux couleurs de la Suisse, in: Le Journal des Arts, no. 44, September 26,            1997, pp. 13-14

1996  
Spinelli, Claudia, Urs Fischer in der Galerie Walcheturm, in: Das Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, no. 4, April 1996, p. 40
Ugr., Besetzt. Urs Fischer in der Galerie Walcheturm, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich,       no. 77, April 1, 1996
Maurer, Simon, Sexy Kuhfladen, in: züritip, Zurich, ?, p.