Peter Hauser, born 1981 in Glarus (Switzerland), attended Lucerne Art School (HGKL), the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK) in The Hague (NL) and the Zurich School for the Arts (ZHdK) from where he graduated in 2010. His body of work mainly centers around the medium of photography, which, for him, represents a field where he can experiment, discover and shape the intangible to create a visual storyline. The role as a photographer leads him to places away from the known. The examination of the unknown, searching and finding, to illuminate and to extract the essence of places, non-places, landscapes, vegetations, objects, surfaces and forms is what drives him. The reduction of the found and the development of narratives in the simple form are a constant in his work. The analog principle of operation along with the final image, aims to achieve both chemical and physical synthesis within the medium itself. He still is running his own analog darkroom where he dedicates his time to handmade printing and experimenting with the processes of analog photography. In 2007 he founded Püré Bildmagazin, a self published fanzine in which he finds a platform to publish his projects. Beside various exhibitions in his home country and abroad, he was nominated for the “Swiss Federal Design Awards” twice (2012 & 2016). His first monograph “Hello, I am not from here” was awarded “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016”. He is currently living in Zurich, Switzerland.
Selected Solo Exhibitions2020 Inquiet, Engadin Art Talks, Zuoz2018 Acid Test, 123 Offspace, Zürich2016 Vanity Fair, Kunst 16, Zürich2016 Vanity Fair, Kulturfolger Artspace, Zürich2015 Hello, I am not from here, Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn
Selected Group Shows2019 Prix Photoforum 2019, Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne2019 Tramas, HUMO Gallery, Zürich2019 Exchanging perspectives, TART Gallery, Zürich 2019 Solid, arid, splendid, Binz 39, Zürich2018 The Photographic, UG im Folkwang, Museum Folkwang, Essen2018 Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus Zürich2017 Swiss Federal Design Awards, Art Basel2017 The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016, Helmhaus, Zürich2017 Throwing snow into a circle, Kunsthaus Glarus, in collaboration with Claudio Landolt2017 Ein Augenschein von 1944–2017, Auszüge Kunstsammlung Kt.ZH, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich 2016 Many Natures, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco2016 Kunstschaffen Glarus, Kunsthaus Glarus2015 Soirée Graphique, Kunsthalle Bern2014 Neue Linie, Binz 39, Zürich, mit Monika Stalder und Roman Blumenthal2013 Jungkunst 2013, Winterthur2012 Grösser als Zürich, Helmhaus Zürich2010 VFG Nachwuchsförderpreis 2010, exhibitions in Zürich, Basel and Geneva
Nominations and awards2019 Nominated for Prix Photoforum, Centre Pasquart, Bienne2018 Nominated for Werk- & Atelierstipendien Stadt Zürich2018 Shortlist of Athens Photo Festival2017 Winner of “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books”2016 Nominated for Swiss Federal Design Awards2012 Kultureller Förderpreis, Kanton Glarus 2012 Nominated for Swiss Federal Design Awards2010 Winner VFG Nachwuchsförderpreis
Selected Publications2020 ANGST (Monograph), upcoming2007–2019 Püré Bildmagazin 1–18 (self published fanzine)2016 Hello, I am not from here (Monograph) Sturm & Drang Publishers, Zürich
ContactStudio: Rousseaustrasse 59, CH-8037 Zürich
Mail: email@example.comCall: +41 792 774 056—Web: www.hauserpeter.chInstagram: @peterpeterhauser —Commissioned photography: www.peterhauser.ch Commissioned Instagram: @peterhauserphoto —CopyrightAll images © 2020 by Peter Hauser. No use without permission.Typeface: GT Walsheim by Grilli Type, LuzernFramework: Lay by Armin Unruh, BerlinDesign & concept: unfolded, Zürich