Nicole Biermaier

"I keep myself busy with histories and the different forms of history telling. Topics as manipulation, power and mass are the initial position of my works."

Holes up, investigates, designs and since she came back from Paris in 2015 she thinks about new projects like video-performances and publications.

Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland since 1998

  • Since 2015 Director for Distribution CH & Sales, First Hand Films, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009–2011 Lecturer in Artist Selfmanagement, Master in Fine Arts, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008–2010 Teacher for Video, Gestaltungsschule Punkt G, Zurich, Schweiz
  • 2008–2010 Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009 Lecturer in Y Institut für Transdisziplinarität, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Bern, Schweiz
  • 2001–2005 Diploma Mediale Künste, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003 Semester New Media Arts, Hochschule für Gestaltung & Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1998–1999 Preparatory course, Schule für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1989–1992 Academic Year in Paris, France and London, England

1971 born in Baden, Switzerland


Solo Exhibitions


"Works 2010-2015", Open Studio, Cité International des Arts Paris, France


"Ein Gedanke an Aufstand – Das Haus», R486, Temporary Artspace at Lagerstrasse 98, Zurich, Switzerland


  • "Ein Gedanke an Widerstand – Das Hinterzimmer", Lokal int., Biel, Switzerland*
  • "Ein Gedanke an Aufstand – Das Haus", Kunstétage visarte, Zurich, Switzerland*


"Geschichte kennt keine Pausen", Kunstspaziergang Tanzhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland


"Doppelbelichtungen", Galerie Céleste & Eliot, Zurich, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions


"FATart 2019", Neue Hallen für Kunst von Frauen*, Schaffhausen, Switzerland


  • "Minimale 2", Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • "Videonight Cité", Cité International des Arts Paris, France
  • "Soirée Suisse", Cité International des Arts Paris, France


  • "Auswahl 14", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • "Nachtflimmern einsehBar", Projektraum M54 Visarte, Basel, Switzerland
  • "Die Alpineum minimale 2", Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Luzern, Switzerland


  • "Auswahl 13", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
  • "It's all in the detail", Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Basel, Switzerland*
  • "FFF – Fergangenheit, Fake, Fiktion", Corner College, Zurich, Switzerland


  • "Kunstkonsum", Lokal int., Biel, Switzerland
  • "A Word for a Play. An act of Speech", Regionale Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • "It is so bad, it is good again", Studio 47, Zurich, Switzerland


"MFA Show", Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland*


  • "Sommercamp", Galerie Haas&Fischer, Zurich, Switzerland
  • "Dialog der Generationen", Kunsthalle, Liestal, Switzerland


"Kunstraum Reto Ganz", Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Switzerland


"Auswahl 05", Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland


  • "Data goes Dada", Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
  • "Jahresausstellung", Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany


"Dialog 03", Alte Kaserne, Winterthur, Switzerland


"Lange Nacht der Museen", Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Awards and Grants


Studio residency of the Kanton Aargau in Berlin, Germany


Studio residency of the Kanton Aargau at Cité des Arts, Paris, France


*with catalogue

Artists' website

Public Collaborative and Performative Projects


"Institute Of No More Contemporary Art", Performance series within the context of "ZAP Mini-Kulturzentrum", Zurich, Switzerland


"À la recherche des objets trouvés d’un temps continu", three actions in public space, Zurich, Switzerland


"Wenn Du nichts zu tun hast, dann geh' die Enten beschäftigen", three actions in public space, Zurich, Switzerland


"Parliament – improv2: the Pandora Session", artistic Jamsession, Lokal int., Biel, Switzerland


"Parliament – improv1: the Babel Session", artistic Jamsession, Pop-Up Galerie NG41, Zurich, Switzerland


Dokumentarisches Soundprojekt, Klanggarten Palazzo, Castelmur, Bergell, Switzerland

“Wir sind engagiert.” 2010/2015. Text and audio in space, loop 30 min. © and videostill: the artist.
Exhibition view “Auswahl 13” at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 2013/2014. “Ein Gedanke an Aufstand”, 2013/2014. Audio in space, loop 10 min. Wood table, 3-5 chairs, 70-100 curtains, 2 spotlights. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view at Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel/Muttenz, Switzerland, 2013. “Nach dem grossen Autrtitt”, 2013. Audio 4:20 min. Videostill mural out of 800 single pictures, 300 × 200 cm. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition view at Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland, 2013. “Ein Bild vom Wegsehen”, 2013. Record in five chapters, 31 min. Photography on canvas, framed. © and photo: the artist.
Exhibition at Lokal int., Biel, Switzerland, 2012. “Ein Gedanke an Widerstand”, 2012. Audio, loop 10 min. Small format landscape photographies. © and photo: the artist.

Nicole Biermaier.