Claudia Comte is known for her site-specific installations, featuring wooden sculptural forms set against graphic, abstract wall paintings. Comte creates a unique, rule-based measurement system for each new body of work so that every piece relates to a particular scale. Despite such regimented schemes, Comte’s pieces are imbued with a sense of playfulness, humor and irreverence, puncturing the solemn atmosphere connected with minimalism.

Claudia Comte. Photo by Gunnar Meier.
Claudia Comte
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983

Past Exhibitions

Claudia Comte

König Galerie
29/04/2016 — 29/05/2016

Claudia Comte: Sonic Geometry

12/12/2015 — 20/02/2016

Courtesy of SALTS

12/12/2015 — 29/01/2016

Elevation 1049: Between Heaven And Hell

Gstaad 27/01/2014 — 08/03/2014

Solo Shows

La Ligne Claire, curated by Samuel Leuenberger at Basement Roma, Rome
Black and White Circles in the Sky, solo exhibition curated by Christoph Doswald, Münsterhof, Zurich
NOW I WON, curated by Chus Martinez, Messeplatz, Art Basel in Basel
10 Rooms, 40 Walls, 1059 m2, Kunstmuseum, Luzern
Solo booth for ArtGeneve, with König Galerie, ArtGeneve 2017, Palexpo, Geneva

The Curves, the Corners and the Machines, Festival International d‘Art Toulouse at le Bazacle, Toulouse, France
Zigzag division, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Catch The Tail By The Tiger, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Primary Fondue Party, performance organized with BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland

Sonic Geometry, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Sonic Geometry, Galerie Art et Essaie, Rennes, France
Story Bumping, Milieu Galerie, Bern, Switzerland
No Melon No Lemon, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Le Passage de L’Etoile, with Guillaume Pilet, Vevey, Switzerland
Fluide Glacial, LISTE, with BolteLang, Basel, Solo presentation Art Brussels, with Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Easy Heavy III, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Sharp Sharp, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Ireland

Group Shows

Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron, Swiss Institute, New York City, USA
Reliability of Recognition, BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Elevation 1049, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gstaad, Switzerland
Post-Op. Perceptual Gone Painterly / Du perceptuel au pictural. 1958 – 2014, curated by Matthieu Poirier, Galerie Perrotin, Paris France
BolteLang Stadtbiotop 2014, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Bex & Arts, triennale de la sculpture Suisse, Bex, Switzerland
Ars Multiplicata, Kunsthalle Koidl, Berlin, Germany
Post-Mortem, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
Draft for a particular vision of the future, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany
Châteaux Secrets, Fondation Ricard, Iles des Embiez
Mixed Message Media, curated by Neville Wakefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Harum Scarum, Galerie Blancpain, Geneva, Switzerland
Paraphernalia, Telemark Contemporary Art Center, Skien, Norway
Under 30, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
La jeunesse est un art, Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Tell The Children / Abstraction pour enfant, La Salle de Bain, Lyon, France
If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax, Kunst Raum, Riehen, Switzerland
Territoires, Bex & Arts, Swiss Sculpture Triannual, Bex, Switzerland
Train Fantôme, Cruise and Callas Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Rock The Casbah, Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy
20 ans des espaces d’une sculpture, Visarte Vaud, Parc de Mont Repos, Lausanne, Switzerland
Le Fédéral à Semen-Contra, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Accrochage Vaud 2011, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jeune Création 2010, Le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France
Minipic, Pauline’s, New York, USA
10 ans du MUDAC, collaboration with Tatiana Rihs, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
I could do that! No, you could’t!, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Kawabanga, Espace Delrue, La Barthoteque, Nantes, France
Condominia, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
I am by birth a Genevese, Espace Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
I am by birth a Genevese, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Transit, collective urban exhibition, Renens, Switzerland
Patapsychique, Library of the Swiss Cultural Center, Paris, France
Le Spectrarium, Le Corbusier Pavillion, Cité universitaire, Paris, France
Made by ECAL, Espace lausannois d’art contemporain, Renens, Switzerland
Abstraction-Extension, Fondation Salomon, Alex, France
That’s all Folks!, Chez Popper, Geneva, Switzerland
X, proposed by N. Wagnières, galerie 1m3, Lausanne, Switzerland
Black Diaspora, exposition collective, Galerie Out of this World, Montreux, Switzerland
Weihnachtsmarkt, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Athéne, Claudia, Orlane, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Cabinet Budget, collective exhibition, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Sonal, collective exhibition of sound installations, Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sublime, collective exhibition, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Morgenstern, collective exhibition, Château de Morges, Morges, Switzerland
Mini-golf, collective exhibition, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
Accrochage, Vaud 2005, collective exhibition, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Académie de sculpture, proposition by Pierre Vadi, Atelier 304, Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Les Urbaines, young videographers at the Cinemathèque Suisse, « Rêves », Lausanne, Switzerland

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Lausanne, Switzerland Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Berlin, Germany