After graduating in Fine Art at the University of Art and Design in Basel the artist, who also spent time on study visits in Edinburgh, London, New York and Paris, has repeatedly attracted attention in recent years for the work displayed in various solo- and group exhibitions.

Schmidhalter works with the photographic medium in two very distinct manners. On one hand, as an archivist, by appropriating found print material and photos which are later combined and layered in order to create new combinations and readings; on the other hand, she works with readily available photographic processes, whereas the automised act of taking a snapshot, or scanning an image is questioned, or when the purpose of recording data with a common low-fi equipment becomes an exploration during which accurate imaging is replaced by material creativity.

Hagar Schmidhalter
Hagar Schmidhalter
Raron, 1968

Solo Shows

Fuji Colour Garden, SALTS, Birsfelden, curated by Samuel Leuenberger & Elise Lammer

Group Shows

Ausstellung Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt,Kunsthalle Basel

Alienation, another Spot to Visit, The Oval Space, London

Emmy Moore’s Journal: An Exhibition Based on a Letter in a Short Story by
Jane Bowles, curated by Quinn Latimer SALTS, Birsfelden
Push and Paint, Touch and Display, Vitrine Gallery, London
Minimallinie Bern – Basel, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal

Minimallinie Bern – Basel, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
The Thing Itself, Abbt Project, Zürich
Meubler la Solitude, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz


Contacts & Details

City of birth: Raron Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1968 Lives in: Basel, Switzerland