Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host Simon Heusser. Heusser was born in Zurich, Switzerland, where he currently lives and works. He will be staying in Studio Amarillo during August 2019.
Simon Heusser finished his studies in fine arts in 2014 at the FHNW School of Design in Basel and in 2016 at the Zurich University of Arts, Switzerland. He had solo exhibitions in Barcelona, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland. Heusser has been also participated in several group exhibitions in Milan, Stockholm and Zurich.
Simon Heusser works sculptural and adopts forgotten handcraft technics for producing his objects and paintings. Another part of his artistic practice is the creation of public retreats in large cities, which are a demand for spiritual breaks. In many ways Heusser’s work can be seen as a reflection of the current social situation in which capitalism has created an individual and value-less society and where a spiritual experience can show us our potential to find ourselves again.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Simon Heusser – Reliefs of a Dreamer, KATZ CONTEMPORARY, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Paradies Retreat, Room Installation, Manifesta Parallele-Events, Zurich, Switzerland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Room Installation, Penthouse Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Milan UOVO Kids Festival Leonardi da Vinci Museum of Technology and Science, Mila, Italy