Biography



Soloshows


2020 Stimmen - Voices - Museum Villa Stuck, München
2020 Video des Monats, Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V., Dortmund
2019 La Stagione, al Spaziosiena, Siena
2018 "Die Luke, ein Fliege und dort die Puschkinallee", Kunstverein Leipzig
2018 "A Tall Tale" Drawing Room, Hamburg
2016 "Art | Memory | Place", Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
2015 "Der sterbende Soldat von Les Milles", 45cbm Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2015 "A Memorial,...", Galerie Katharina Bittel, Hamburg, Germany
2014 "Die Miniaturen aus Ravensbrück und der sterbende Soldat von Les Milles”, together with Antje Majewski, After the Butcher, Berlin
2014 Sonntag, Berlin
2014 "Edith Seeshow's Notes, Bratislava", Hit Galeria, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 "I, an archeologist", ASPN Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2013 "The wizard chooses nine of them“ TCG Nordica, Kunming China
2013 "Edith Seeshow's Notes", Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany
2012 "It is not about nothing", Galerie Katharina Bittel, Hamburg, Germany
2011 "Metropolis". Report from China." Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
2011 "What would you prefer not to see", Galerie Katharina Bittel, Hamburg
2010 "Si je me rendormais encore un peu pour oublier toutes ces bêtises", Centre d'Art 3 bis F, Aix-en-Provence, France
2010 "La même histoire ailleurs", Westfälischer Kunstverein Muenster, Germany
2007 "Clemens von Wedemeyer & Maya Schweizer, Films, in Common", Argos, Center for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium

Groupshows (Selection)


2021 Forum Expanded Ausstellung, „The Days Float through my Eyes“, SAVVY contemporary
2020 Manifesta, Marseille (postponed)
2020 "These Are the Only Times You Have Known", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2020 "FAMILY BUSINESS", Remembering as artistic motif / motive, The New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum, Berlin
2020 "On the Quiet", Kunsthalle Mannheim
2019 "In Abeyance", ASPN, Leipzig
2019 "On the Quiet", Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen
2019 "Im Raum Stehen", Copyright, Uqbar and Kronenboden, Berlin
2019 "Forgetting --- Why we don't remember everything", Historical Museum Frankfurt
2019 "Women in 3 Acts", Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2018 LOW TEXT"- 4. Automations, Am Flutgraben, Berlin
2018 "Stadtansichten", Heidelberger Kunstverein
2018 "Women in 3 Acts", Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg. In cooperation with Inda Gallery, Budapest and Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2018 "The Szechwan Tale", FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Mailand
2017 "The Szechwan Tale: Theatre and History", "Today's Yesterday" Anren Biennale, China
2017 "Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat", Berlin
2017 "Destinerrance", ARTEUM, Musée d'art contemporain, Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, France
2017 "Occupation", Videworks from the Kunstfonds/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Motorenhalle, Dresden
2017 "The Present Order"– Second part, Karin Sander: ZEIGEN. Eine Audiotour durch die Sammlung der GfZK, An audio tour through the GfZK's collection. Galerie fuer Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig
2017 "The Present Order". Exhibition of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Arts , (GfZK), Leipzig
2016 "La Répétition Mise à l’Épreuve" / "Putting Rehearsals to the Test”
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montréal, Canada, SBC Galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada, VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, Montréal, Canada
2016 "Marler Medienkunstpreis" Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany.
2016 "A Sense of History",Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Exhibition in cooperation with the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2016 "Das Haus spiet mit. Künstlerische Positionen zu Kindergärten von 1926 bis heute", Kunstraum Dresden
2015 "xyz at Ingeborg Wiensowski´s", Katja Aufleger Christin Kaiser Maya Schweizer, Berlin
2015 "Im inneren der Stadt. öffentlicher Raum und Frei-Raum", GaK, Bremen
2015 "2.5.0. Object is Meditation and Poetry", Grassimuseum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig
2015 "Vot ken you mach!", MWW –Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
2015 "All Tomorrow´s Past", Kunsthaus Hamburg
2014 "Sammlungsalphabet", Collection Alphabet, exhibition of the collection, GfZK Leipzig, Germany
2014 "Gestern die Stadt von Morgen", Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2014 "Kongress der Artikulation, Reden, Voice-Overs, Gespräche, Monologe und Interviews als künstlerische Handlung", Kunstraum Kreuzberg Berlin
2013 "Vot ken you mach!" Kunsthaus Dresden
2013 "Villa Romana 1905–2013 Das Künstlerhaus in Florenz", Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
2013 "Last Year at Marienbad, Redux", efa (Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts), New York, USA
2013 "Letters & Words" Galerie Katharina Bittel, Hamburg
2013 "Zurück nach Morgen", GfZK-Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2012 "Die Stadt, die es nicht gibt", Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
2012 "What aout the Ghosts in Town", The Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
2012 "Positioning Osmotic Impulses", Gefängnis Neukölln, Berlin
2012 "Jeden Tag eine Linie", Kunsthaus Kannen, Muenster, Germany
2012 "Ambigous being", exhibitions in Berlin, Tel Aviv und Taipei, TamTamart Berlin / Kav16 Community Gallery Tel Aviv/ Hong Gah Museum Taipei
2012 "Viaggio in Italia / Italienische Reise 2010 – 2012", Werkschauhalle, Leipzig, Gerrmany
2011 "Von Kirchner bis heute – Künstler reagieren auf die Sammlung Jubiläumsausstellung zum 10 jährigen Bestehen des Museums", Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg
2011 "Here and There", Wallace Gallery, New York, USA
2010 "Here and There", Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Irland
2010 "Journeys with no return", Kunstverein Tiergarten
2010 "Auto-Kino!" Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
2010 "15 Jahre Villa Aurora. Transatlantische Impulse" - AdK - Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2010 "Take me tot he Leader!" The Great Escape Into Space - The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo
2010 "Group show" with Mark Hamilton, Sven Johne, Frank Mädler, Julia Schmidt, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Maya Schweizer, Tobias Zielony, Jochen Hempel Leipzig
2009 "Urban Stories", The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC Vilnius, Litauen
2009 "Art in times of uncertainity", Biennale:2 Thessaloniki, Griechenland
2008 "Fremder in Frankreich und Deutschland – vom 19. Jh. bis heute", La Cité nationale de l'Immigration, Paris, Frankreich
2007 "Wheel, A young french art scene", Printemps de septembre Toulouse, Frankreich
2007 "Timeout! Art and Sustainability", Liechtenstein Kunstmuseum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
2007 "Um-Kehrungen,Interaktion I- Speaker«s corner“, Kunstverein Braunschweig
2007 "Retour d'Italie. Documents en déplacement", Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Frankreich
2007 "Cine y casi cine" - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spanien
2007 "Magellaneous Cloud", Group Exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Frankreich
2006 "Storylines“, Kunstraum München
2006 "Of Mice and Men", Berlin Biennale 4, KW Berlin

Festival / Screenings


2020 Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (postponed)
2020 Profil, 66. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen
2020 Filmmakers’ Choice, Arsenal Berlin
2019 Making Memory, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt
An experimental, discursive film programme on contemporary memory practice
2019 Festival Des Cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, 21e edition, Paris
2019 Regarde Par ici,... In the frame oft he show „Von Ferne. Bilder zur DDR“, Museum Villa Stuck Munich
2019 Cinéphémère, Cinéphémère, a programme of artists' films, screenings by Thomas Boutoux, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Fiac, Paris
2019 Hotspots: Migration and the Sea, The Akademie der Kuenste der Welt, Köln
2019 36. Kasseler Dokfest, 2019
2019 Gli Incontri Internazionali del Cinema, Sorrento
2019 Independent Film Show 19th Edition Naples
2019 Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscau
2019 Screening at Bar Laika, New York
2019 International Competition e-flux Prize for L'étoile de mer, Maya Schweizer, Germany, 2019
2019 65th International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen,
2019 Films projection, of CNAP selection & presentation by Pascale Cassagnau, Art-O-Rama, Marseille
2019 „An Oceanic Feeling“, Filmscreening, Copenhagen
2019 Viff, 2019, 38th Vancouver Film Festival, Vancouver
2019 Rencontres Internationales, Auditorium du Louvre, Paris
2018 Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2018 Videoart at Midnight, Babylone Kino, Berlin
2018 Traverses Vidéo, Toulouse, France
2017 Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
2017 "Mein kleines Glück",Cinema in viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria
2017 Screening at Askeaton Contemporary arts, Ireland
2017 Memories in Stone: a Screening; Screening by Cecilia Canziani and Maya Schweizer, Festival Ipercorpo, Forli, Italy
2017 Oberhausen 63. International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
2017 "In Situ: Out Of Place", film program at Palazzina Reale di Santa Maria Novella, Florence
2017 Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin.
2017 67. Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Berlin
2016 "Me, Myself and I", Cinema in viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria
2016 „13th East Silver Market” im Rahmen von 20th Jihlava International Documentary
Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
2016 „Memories in Stone” a Screening curated by Cecilia Canziani and Maya Schweizer
2016 Grandmother Festival, Rotterdam
2016 Rencontres Internationales, Paris und Berlin
2015 Screening programm at KOW, Berlin
2014 Rencontres Internationales, Paris
2013 Festival experimentálního filmu / Experimental Film Fest, The Brno House of Arts, Kino Art Brno, Czech Republic
2013 „Proben aufs Exempels“, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
2012 D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig
2011 „Second Worlds – real and unreal parallel systems“ Maya Schweizer / Clemens von Wedemeyer, Graz, Austria
2011 Nel Palazzo di Cristallo Caási, Venice, Italy
2009 Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2009 „Multiple City“, Filmmuseum Munich
2008 „Worlds On Video“, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2008 Netwerk, centrum voor hedendaage kunst, Aalst, Belgium
2008 „Timelines, 26c“, spazio per l’arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2008 „Easter standard: Western artists in China“, Mass Moca, Massachusetts, USA
2007 Les rencontres internationales, Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
2007 „Limited Acces“, Parkingallery, Teheran, Iran

Catalogues / Press


2019 "Une catastrophe de Rien du tout ou de "l'anarchie de l'imagination"
Les artistes Maya Schweizer et Clemens von Wedemeyer répondent avec Beckett et Fassbinder aux émeutes des banlieues"
Article by Carla Taban published in Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujourd'hui. Editor-in-Chief: Sjef Houppermans and Matthijs Engelberts Publisher: Brill | Rodopi

2019 "Where Ivy Cracks The Wall"
Editors; Maya Schweizer, Manon Piel, Agathe Lacroix - Design : Charlotte Collin, Formula Studio
Publisher, Naima, Paris- Berlin

2019 "Park, Blicke", Benjamin Meyer-krahmeron Maya Schweizer at Kunstverein Leipzig, Issue No. 110, June 2018 "Performance Evaluation" TEXTE ZUR KUNST, Berlin

2018 "Maya Schweizer – Die Luke, eine Fliege und dort die Puschkinallee" Article by Moritz Scheper in the magazine "Original Copy" issue 2/2018, Springerin, Austria

2017 KIOSK artist editions for online download.
KIOSK is a collaboration of 2 people curated by Clémentine Roy
An exchange of data, pictures, drawings, texts during one month. Every month an artist is invited to propose an exchange with a person of his choice. A monthly issue is produced.
A4 format, landscape, the number of pages is variable.
http://www.clementineroy.com/index.php/kioskeditions/

2016 "Putting Rehearsals to the Test"
Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Leiser and Constanze Ruhm,
Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Sternberg Press, Vienna and Berlin, 2016

2016 "Of Presences and Superpositions",
Article by Andreas Prinzing.
Camera Austria Magazine No: 136, November 2016.

2016 Publication for the exhibition "Vot Ken You Mach?"
Published by Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden

2015 „Lieux de Mémoire and Desire“,Publisher; Maya Schweizer and Moritz Scheper
Design : Anna Lena von Helldorff, buero total Leipzig.
Publisher, Archive Books, Berlin

2015 "Migration", Issue No. 67 "Women and Film", with :
Stroemfeld. Barbara Wolbert, Maya Schweizer, Brigitta Kuster & Angela Melitopoulos, Eva Hohenberger, Steffen Köhn, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, Daniel Hendrickson, Petja Dimitrova, Jana König, Maja Figge, Angelica Fenner, Aykan Safoglu, Cana Bilir-Meier, Barbara Wolbert.

2014 TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television, Maeve Connolly.
published by ntellect Books and University of Chicago Press: 2014.
Bristol and Chicago, UK, USA

2013 Review-Kritik : Maya Schweizer, Kunstverein Langenhagen, by Cynthia Krell Frieze Magazine.de. Issue 9, April - May 2013

2013 „Ungesehen und Unerhört", "Unseen and unheard - Artists respond to the Prinzhorn Collection / Volume 1" - Edited by Ingrid von Beyme and Thomas Roeske and Das Wunderhorn, Heidelberg.

2012 "Des formes de vie" : L’album, une écologie des pratiques artistiques".
Published by Franck Leibovici. Published by Questions Théoriques with Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, France

2011 „An Office Chair down on the street, a passerby yells at her dog, or: researching the construction between images“, Statement by Maya Schweizer – Texte zur Kunst issue 82, June 2011 - Artistic Research

2010 „Maya Schweizer The Same Story Elsewhere / Die selbe Geschichte an einem anderen Ort“, “La Même Histoire Ailleurs". Design Hit, Berlin. Published by Spector Books, Maya Schweizer and Katja Schröder. Published by Spector Books Leipzig and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster 2010.
The catalogue was published on the occasion of Maya Schweizer's solo exhibition at Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster 2010.

2009 „À chacun ses Étrangers, France-Allemagne de 1871 à aujourd´hui“,
„Etranger–Fremder in Frankreich und Deutschland - vom 19. Jh. bis heute“
Étranger-Fremder in Frankreich und Deutschland
Catalogue of the exhibition. "from the 19th century to the present" at Cité de l'Immigration, Paris,
Published by ACTES SUD / CNHI, January 2009.

2009 „Of other spaces", Exhibition catalogue curated by James Voorhies
Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus Ohio, USA

2009 „Obscurum per obscurius", Catalogue of the exhibition curated by: Ilya
Sundelevits and Reed Varblane, Tallinn Art Hall
Published by Ilja Sundelevits and Reet Varblane Tallinn, Estonia 2008