Visual artist, Swiss-Brazilian, Wirz has lived in Europe for the past 10 years. Studied Public Relations at the University of Taubaté and Visual Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Basel (FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung and Kunst FHNW) and at the Academy of Fine Arts of Stuttgart, (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart). Participated in artistic residencies in Paris (Citè des Arts), Berlin (Post-Studio-Takes), New York (Residency Unlimited). Currently lives in Rome, completing a residency programme from the Swiss Institute (Instituto Svizzero di Roma).

His artistic research is directed towards processes of collective and collaborative creations, usually generated through group dynamics such as games or jokes. His most recent works however, indirectly encompasses the thematic of the imaginarium collective, represented by legends and myths of the Brazilian culture, in particular of Vale do Paraíba.

Pedro Wirz. Photo credit: Natacha de Oliveira; courtesy of the artist
Pedro Wirz
São Paulo, 1981
Brazil

Past Exhibitions

HAUS#99 [last days]

Neuweilerstrasse 99 07/06/2016 — 19/06/2016

Courtesy of SALTS

SALTS
12/12/2015 — 29/01/2016

Solo Shows

2016

The Horse Who Drank Beer, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York

2013

Point of Contact, CCSP, São Paulo
Gringo, Mendes Wood DM gallery, São Paulo

2012

Tropical. Vom Zeigen und Sehen , Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund

2011

Not the New, Not the Old, But the Necessary, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart,Stuttgart

Group Shows

2016
Prière de Toucher,Tinguely Museum, Basel

2015
Moves and Countermoves,CCS BARD Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson

2013
Club des Sous,l‘Eau’Palais de Tokyo,Paris

2011
How to Work (more for) Less, Kunsthalle Basel,Basel

Contacts & Details

City of birth: São Paulo Country of birth: Brazil Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: São Paulo, Brazil and Basel, Switzerland
W: Pedro Wirz M: pedro@pedrowirz.com