Johannes Willi earned a Bachelor in Style & Design at the ZHdK, Zurich in 2004 and a master at HGK FHNW Fine Arts, Basel (MA). He curated the art programme at Hinterhof Offspace in 2011 and 2012 and he is one of the founders of I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel. His work explores hidden histories, formal affinities, and secret connections between events. Through his work, he prompts people to consider and see things differently. His practice is intuitive, and adapts to each project he works on: having worked with performance, installation, sculpture, live events, and the printed page.

Johannes Willi © Joel Sames
Johannes Willi
Basel, 1983

Past Exhibitions

Johannes Willi: Free Willi 2

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
26/11/2016 — 17/04/2017

Regionale 16: Boys, Here Comes the Masterplan

Kunsthalle Basel
28/11/2015 — 03/01/2016

Solo Shows

I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel

Tree(Abies Alba), Der Tank, Basel
Beethovens Fünfte Sinfonie, mit dem Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Kunstmuseum Luzern und Lucerne Festival (KKL), curated by Fanny Fetzer, Luzern

Happy People, MARS! Contemporary, München

Group Shows

Undisturbed Solitude, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg
Jungs, hier kommt der Masterplan, Regionale 16 Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Grill Art, Gruppenausstellung Ausstellungsraum Riehen, Riehen

100 km Art / Public Art Parcours, Tirana (Albania)

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Basel Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Basel, Switzerland
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