Samos YoungArtists Festival


Born in Geneva, Switzerland; lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.


Bauer studied at the Ecole supérieure d’art visuel Genève (now HEAD) and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. 

History and memory are central themes in Bauer’s work, that consist for a major part of black and white drawings, but extends to animation film, ceramics, oil paint and sculpture.

Recent group exhibitions include:10 YearsGuerlain Drawing PrizeCentre Pompidou, (2017); SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and EngagementBiennale of Sydney (2018); A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial (2014); Sacré 101 – An Exhibition Based on the Rite of Spring, Migros Museum Zurich (2014); the Bottom Line, S.M.A.K. Ghent (2015); Drawing Now, Albertina Vienna (2015).

Solo exhibitions include: Todtstell-Reflexe, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2011); Le Collectionneur, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris (2013); and Cinerama,FRAC Auvergne (Le Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Auvergne), Alsace (2014) and Marseille (2015). 

Collections: Kunsthaus Zurich, Centre Pompidou, Hauser and Wirth Collection, National Collection of Switzerland, Museum Folkwang, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Collection Guerlain.


Upcoming exhibitions in 2019 are at:The Drawing Room, London (solo)

and Fly me to the Moon, Kunsthaus Zurich (group).


Bauer is a permanent lecturer in painting/drawing at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).


He is represented by in Galerie Peter Kilchmann.



Untitled, Group of people 4, 2018, (detail)
Pencil on paper, 30 x 42 cm

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich