Lorenz Olivier Schmid

«L’art pour l’art pour l’art»

Works since 2010 at Alte Papiermühle Benken-Klus on some exhibition concepts and other architectural art projects.

Lives in Aarau, Switzerland

  • Since 2016 Member of the committee Kunstkommission der Stadt Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
  • Since 2016 Collaborator at the exhibition space Trudelhaus, Baden, Switzerland
  • 2011–2016 Member at the Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2010–2016 Assistant at the Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2008–2010 Master of Arts in Public Spheres, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2004–2008 Class for Visual Arts, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2003 Pre-Course, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2002 Matura Alte Kantonsschule, Aarau, Switzerland

1982 born in Aarau, Switzerland

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Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • «Sichtbar Unsichtbares», Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig, Germany
  • «Geteilter Raum», Kunsthaus Zofingen, Zofingen, Switzerland 

2015

  • «Lorenz Olivier Schmid», König Büro, Kunst 15 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Grosser Atlas», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne, Switzerland

2014

«Wellenbrecher», Aarauer Rathaus, Aarau, Switzerland

2013

«Common Ground», Nutshuis, Den Haag, Netherlands

2012

«Anthologie - die Wahrheit eines Sommers», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne, Switzerland

2011

«Varastotie 2-4», Kunstraum Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland

2010

  • «Unter falschen Sonnen», Kunstétage visarte, Zurich, Switzerland 
  • «Nachtkerzen essen», Schau!Fenster für aktuelle Kunst, Sachseln, Switzerland

2009

«Kunming Mermaid», Werkstattgalerie, Aarau, Switzerland

2008

«Venustransit», Kabinett der Galerie Billing Bild, Baar, Switzerland 


Group Exhibitions

2016

  • «Auswahl 16», Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Schweiz 
  • «Über die Natur hinaus – in Transformation», Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Schweiz 
  • «Sisyphos lässt grüssen», Kunsthalle Luzern, Luzern, Schweiz

2015 

  • «Impression 2015», Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland
  • «Die Kunstsammlung des KSA in neuem Licht», Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
  • «Spiegel lügen», Verein für Originalgraphik, Zurich, Switzerland
  • «Rockets Rise Best in Darkness», Galerie Zimmermannhaus, Brugg, Switzerland

2014 

  • «Auswahl 14», Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • «Werkbeiträge des Kantons Lucerne», Kornschütte, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • «Modell und Utopie», Trudelhaus, Baden, Switzerland
  • «Edition Februar», Verein für Originalgraphik, Zurich, Switzerland

2013

  • «Auswahl 13», Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • «Verdichtung durch Verdünnung», a7, Rombach, Switzerland
  • «Badly Natured», Galerie Nest, Den Haag, Netherlands

2012

  • «Jahresausstellung Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen», Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • «Auswahl 12», Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • «The Birswanger Collection», Forum Vebikus, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • «EinTrudeln», Trudelhaus, Baden, Switzerland
  • «New Exhibition», Kunst im öffentlichen Raum der Galerie Birswanger Contemporary, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2011

  • «Jahresausstellung Zentral Switzerlander Kunstschaffen», Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • «Auswahl 11», Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • «Impression 2011», Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen Switzerland
  • «Äther», Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • «Wald», Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin, Germany

2010

  • «Werkschau Design und Kunst 2010», Messehalle Allmend, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • «Impression», Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen Switzerland

2009

  • «Artificial Night», Lapin Yliopisto, Rovaniemi, Finnland
  • «Creativity Under Given Conditions», Kunming Arts Institute, Yunnan, China
  • «Creativity Under Given Conditions», Tank Loft, Chonquing, Guangdong, China
  • «Regionale 09», Kunstmuseum Langenthal, Switzerland

2008

  • «Werkschau 08», Turbinenhalle, Giswil, Switzerland
  • «Förderpreis der Nationale Suisse», Kunstmuseum Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
  • «Venustransit», Galerie Billing Bild, Baar, Switzerland

Architectural Art / Sitespecific Works

2018

«Juglantiphon und Vogelschar», school area Rütihof, Baden, Switzerland 

2016

«Eigentlich eine Eisblumenwiese», new constructed Totenkapelle, Buochs (NW), Switzerland

2014

«Tugendwerk/Fassadenhorcher», school building Pestalozzi, Aarau, Switzerland

2013

«Common Ground», garden of Nutshuis, Den Haag, Niederlande

2011

«Halbkugelwahrheiten», new constructed City Bay, Lucerne, Switzerland

2010

«Parheliorama», Schweizerhofquai, Lucerne, Switzerland

 


Awards and Grants

2013

  • Studio Residency Wander - A Cultural Framework in Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Studio Residency of the Aargauer Kuratoriums in Paris, France

2012

Prize Publikationsbeitrag of the city of Lucerne, Switzerland

2011

As a member of the Alpineum Produzentengalerie, prize Annerkennungspreis of the city of Lucerne, Switzerland


Publications

2016

«Geteilter Raum - Lisa Stauffer/Lorenz Schmid», catalogue to the homonymous exhibition at Kunsthaus Zofingen. Texts by Lisa Stauffer, Lorenz Schmid and Madeleine Rey. Remise Verlag, Suhr, Switzerland

2013

«Anthologie Bd. 1», artist publication. Vol. 9, Lucerne, Junge Kunst. Text by Klaus Merz. Vexer Verlag, St. Gallen

2012

«Verso», exhibition catalogue. With a text by Christiane Kuhlmann. Vitromusée, Romont, Switzerland

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Exhibition view “Geteilter Raum” at Kunsthaus Zofingen, Zofingen, Switzerland, 2016.
“Jardin clair-obscur”, 2015. Nine reverse glass compounds on steel pillars, 120 x 40 x 40 cm. © and photo: the artist.
“Jardin clair-obscur”, 2015. Reverse glass compound, shining in the shadow of a put-on carton cone, 15 x 15 cm. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view “Geteilter Raum” at Kunsthaus Zofingen, Zofingen, Switzerland, 2016. Reverse glass compound with carton cone. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view “Impression 15” at Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland, 2015.
“Oenothera Biennis” in impinging and sided light, Ultrachrome on cotton rags, 82 x 104 cm, 2013. © and photo: the artist.
“Malve (Alcea cosmophylla)” in sided light, 2015. Ultrachrome on cotton rag, 77 x 124 cm. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view “Auswahl 14” at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 2014.
“Skonogramme”, Ultrachrome on cotton rags, different fomats, 2014. © and photo: the artist.
“Gruss aus Crimmitschau”, 2014. Ultrachrome on cotton rag, 50 x 40 cm. © and photo: the artist.
Art and construction “Tugendwerk/Fassadenhorcher” in the niches of Pestalozzi Schulhaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 2014. © and photo: the artist.
“Venustransit”, 2008. Reverse glass technique in chrome steel table frame, 0.7 x 0.7 x 1.5 m. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view “Auswahl 11” at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 2011.
“Venustransit”, 2008. Reverse glass technique, float glass, chrome steel, hat velvet. Four tables of 0.7 x 0.7 x 1.5 m. © and photo: the artist.