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Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat

An art festival at Mehringplatz with performances, workshops, interventions within the public
space, an exhibition and a symposium.

1. - 15. September 2017

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A Tall Tale

67. Berlinale, Forum Expanded

10. February 2017 21:30 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10
12 February 2017 12:30 Arsenal 1, Potsdamer str. 2

A Tall Tale
A film by Maya Schweizer
HD, 16´, Germany / Ireland, 2017

"A thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building
and into the adjacent lake“ forms the mise en scene of the film, noted by the narrator
when he arrives at the House of Usher.
A cinematic ghost seems to lead the spectator onwards, passing through a landscape of ruins and films
and ruins of films that evoke phantoms and fairies…

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La répétition mise à l’épreuve / Putting Rehearsals to the Test.

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
Montreal, Canada

September 01 - November 26, 2016

Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm

While the subject of “rehearsal” is popular in film and
theater, as well as in the fine arts, it has been scarcely
considered in historical and contemporary art discourses.
It is with this in mind that the exhibition
Putting Rehearsals to the Test investigates the role and function
of the notion of “rehearsal,” understood as a methodology,
a modus operandi, a medium, a site of representation and
reflection for artistic production processes.

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine

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Art | Memory | Place

Art | Memory | Place: Artists’ Films
IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
March 15 - April 3, 2016

Curated by Sophie Byrne and Lisa Moran

Artists Conversation | Maya Schweizer & Maeve Connolly
Tuesday 15 March 2016, 6 - 7pm

Maya Schweizer and Maeve Connolly (IADT, ARC) discuss the role of film as collective modes of remembrance and memorialisation in Schweizer’s film Der sterbende Soldat von Les Milles (The dying Soldier of Les Milles) 2014.

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Contemporary Artists on Jewish Warsaw
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
April 01 – April 25, 2016

curated by: Agnieszka Pindera & Ewa Chomicka

The works presented in the exhibition were made during 13 artistic residencies at POLIN Museum. Artists from Poland, Israel, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey, and North and South America, represent various approaches to Jewish heritage and multiculturalism in Warsaw. As they create a polyphonic commentary on its history and its contemporary shape...

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xyz with Katja Aufleger, Christin Kaiser, Schweizer Maya
at Ingeborg Wiensowski, art, Berlin
September 12 - 27, 2015.

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A Sense of History

n.b.k. at Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen
March 19 - December 18, 2016

KuratorInnen: Marius Babias, Kathrin Becker

Der Neue Berliner Kunstverein bespielt seit 2012 das Nordstern Videokunstzentrum im denkmalgeschützten Nordsternturm in Gelsenkirchen. Auf fünf Stockwerken finden im jaehrlichen Turnus Wechselausstellungen internationaler Videokunst aus den Beständen des 1971 gegründeten n.b.k. Video-Forums statt, der aeltesten und einer der groeßten Videokunstsammlungen Deutschlands mit mehr als 1.600 Werken...


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Le Soldat Mourant des Milles

The Dying Soldier of Les Milles
Studio space 45cbm, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
June 6 – July 19, 2015

Curated by Moritz Scheper

In her artistic practice Maya Schweizer operates at the interface between art and film, documentarism and fiction. With her video works and installations, the french artist utilises representations of seemingly everyday occurrences to liberate hidden narratives. She focuses mainly on the socially marginalized and on cracks in collective memory cultures.
For her exhibition at the studio space 45cbm at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the artist conceived a video installation, in which the daily routine of Les Milles is caught up by its past - a former brickyard in the town's center was used as internment camp for Germans during World War II and served as concentration camp later on. With the use of montage cutting techniques the artist succeeds in letting the past burst into present.


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Paris Artfair
Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design.
October 21- 25, 2015

Famed and Maya Schweizer represented by ASPN.

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Edith Seeshow´s Notes

Kunstverein Langenhagen
February 10 - March 31, 2013

"Identity, biography, politics, history and memory are recurring themes in Maya Schweizer’s photographs and videos. And the title of this solo show, Edith Seeshow’s Notes, is an encrypted summary of her approach, containing as it does the verbs ‘edit’, ‘see’ and ‘show’. Although Ms. Seeshow plays no further role in the exhibition, present in each of these five works is her constant observing, collecting, sorting and assembling of images..."

Cynthia Krell


Maya Schweizer by Cynthia Krell Kunstverein Langenhagen

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La même histoire ailleurs

The Same Story Elsewhere
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
September 4 - October 24, 2010

Die Ausstellung »La même histoire ailleurs« (Dieselbe Geschichte an einem anderen Ort) gibt einen umfassenden Überblick der bisherigen Film- und Fotoarbeiten von Maya Schweizer (*1976, Maisons-Alfort, Frankreich). Ihre Studien in Frankreich und Deutschland (HGB Leipzig und UdK Berlin) haben sie zu einer Wanderin nicht nur zwischen den Medien, sondern auch den Kulturen ge­macht. Ihr künstlerisches Werk findet ebenso in Fotogra­fien, Zeichnungen, Kurzfilmen wie auch in urbanen Interventionen seine Form. Zentral für ihre Arbeitsweise sind die aufwendigen Recherchereisen in verschiedene Länder, die zu Arbeiten führen, die Form und Sprache als grundlegend politisch ge­prägte verstehen...

Press Release -in German-