Tobias Spichtig is an artist who currently lives and works in Berlin and Zürich. His performances, paintings and sculptures deal with the mythological aspects of the everyday, and fictional narratives of the present.

With recent works ranging from filling gallery space with mattresses or used refrigerators to live theatrical performances, Tobias Spichtig is frequently inspired by the mundane, the mystical, and the architectural. By absorbing the conditions of viewing into the very texture of the work, Spichtig continually reframes the reciprocity of individual and collective modes of reception. His work has recently been shown and performed at the Swiss Institute in New York, the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles among others.

Tobias Spichtig, photo by Lukas Wassmann
Tobias Spichtig
Sempach, 1982

Past Exhibitions

Tobias Spichtig: Fridges & Mind Again

14/06/2019 — 24/08/2019

Courtesy of SALTS

12/12/2015 — 29/01/2016

Solo Shows

Centre d’art contemporain – la synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
SALTS, Basel, Switzerland
Spring 2019, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
Ich weiss leider nicht, wie ich all das erklären soll, 6 ½ Wochen, Museum
Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Das Böse im Dunkeln, Freehouse, London, UK
Total Hell, Waldo Exhibitions, Rockport, Maine, USA
Long Stories, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany
Fridge & Mind, Malta Contemporary Art, Valetta, Malta
Art Berlin, Deborah Schamoni, Berlin, Germany

Die Matratzen II, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria
Focus Frieze, Jan Kaps, London, UK

Like Deadlines in Heaven, Galerie Bernhard, Zürich, Switzerland
Die Matratzen, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany

Daily Business, with Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina,
Backdrops for Primitives, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Sorry I’m late. / Don’t worry time doesn’t exist., Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, Switzerland

This Is What Happened In The Jungle, 11R Gallery, New York, USA
cyan, yellow, and violette, together with Georg Gatsas, Kunstraum Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland

The blue, the red, the green, the cuboid and the pyramid, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany

The blue, the red, the yellow, the white, the brown, and the green, A.C. Kupper Modern, Zurich, Switzerland

Group Shows

40,000, A Museum of Curiosity, Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2019, curated by Brigitte Franzen, Fellbach, Germany

5 Million Years – Monica Bonvicini, Kerstin Brätsch, Tobias Spichtig, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany
Ormai, Balice Hertling, Paris, France

Things in Shapes of Things, Galeria Stereo, Warsaw, Poland
Okey Dokey, Zum Jülichstübli, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany
Fade In 2: Ext. Modernist Home –Night, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Hunger, curated by Oriane Durand, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany

Tbilisi 16, Kunsthalle Zürich, Tbilisi, Georgia
Parapet / Real Humans, P4S, Los Angeles, USA
I Pledge Allegiance, curated by KM Temporaer, On Stellar Rays, New York, USA

Infamous Lives, Oracle, Berlin, Germany
The Subjects of the Artists, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
A Form is a Social Gatherer, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, Switzerland

Attention Economy, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Elevation 1049, curated by Olympia Scarry & Neville Wakefield, Gstaad, Switzerland

Celluloid Brushes, Ludlow 38, Goethe Institute, New York, USA
Sallie Gardner: A Group Exhibition, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Melanchotopia, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Amira Gad, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Sempach Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Berlin & Zurich