Infecting the City 2012
Artist's Profile
Peter Aerschmann

Peter Aerschmann



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Peter Aerschmann's Biography

Born in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1969, Aerschmann lives and works in Bern. Aerschmann has worked since 1999 as an artist in the fields of video and interactive computer installations.

His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including The National Art Museum of China (2009); The Musée d’Art Moderne Luxembourg (2009); Moscow House of Photography (2009); Maison Européenne de la Photographie (2008), Paris; Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (2008); Center of Contemporary Art Fri-Art, Fribourg/CH (2007); The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami (2008); ZKM - Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe/D (2007); Kunstverein Freiburg/D (2006);  Kunstmuseum Bern (2005); The Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva (2002). Awards include the Swiss Art Award (2002), the Aeschlimann-Corti Award (2006) and residencies in New York, Berlin and South Africa.

Peter Aerschmann chooses the urban landscape and the movements and repetitions of everyday life to incorporate into his work, like the starting points and decorations of his installations. On the basis of collected and isolated image sequences he creates videos and interactive installations to analyse and simulate the ‘system of the world”.