About

Urs August Steiner’s artwork integrates elements from the digital world, such as film, television, and futurology into a single reference system. Thus, individual images, sounds, or scientific facts are isolated and recombined in order to recontextualize them into new forms, materials, and configurations. Thereby he sees an exhibit not as a mere collection of objects, but rather as a space in which a series of events unfolds, as in a cinematic experience.
The central themes addressed through this process are the relationships between image and sound, and between time and space. Steiner works with different media and materials – be they pictures, installations or sculptures.

*Urs August Steiner (1980 / CH) studied at the Zurich University of the Arts, the California College of the Arts, and the University of Art and Design Lausanne


Solo exhibitions

2016
Fokus Artprize, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland

2015
Buster Six, Des Pacio, San José, Costa Rica
Orbit 2046, MoCA Pavilion, Museum for Contemporary Art, Shanghai

2014
Twin Peaks, Grand Palais, Bern
Buster II, Lokal-int, Biel

2013
Some Scream and Some Don‘t, Splatterpool, New York

2012
Back From a Holiday, Die Diele, Zürich


Group exhibitions

2015
New Glarus, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
Stalder & Steiner, Fondazione Fiasco, Zürich

2014
Kunsthaus Glarus, Kunstschaffen Glarus und Linthgebiet, Glarus
DOCK Archiv Diskurs- und Kunstraum, Basel
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

2013
Ausstellung I, Supersol, Zürich

2012
Vitrine Nr. 02, Die Diele, Zürich
Kolorit, Wäscherei Kunstverein Zürich, Zürich

2011
Vitrine Nr. 01 Editionen, Die Diele, Zürich
Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude, Zürich
Any Two, Festival of Ideas of the New Museums, New York
Tree Structure, Collective Show, Los Angeles

2010
ECAL,La Dépendance, Lausanne

2009
European Art Ensemble, Galerie 1m3, Lausanne

2008
Shift in Progress, Shift/New Media Festival, Basel

2007
Isabel Percy Gallery, San Francisco


Awards / Residencies

2016
Bursary Award 2016, Canton St. Gallen

2015
Pro Helvetia, artist residency, Shanghai, CHN
Pro Helvetia, financial support, Buster Six, Des Pacio, Costa Rica, CRI

2014
Fokus Artprize, Kunsthaus Glarus

2012
Residency Unlimited, New York