Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host artist Kilian Rüthemann. Born in 1979 in Bütschwil, Switzerland, he went to the School of Art and Design of Basel from 2002 to 2005 after working as a stone sculptor in Zuzwil for five years. His aesthetic is minimalistic and he often use industrial materials. He is interested in the playing and exploration of the places structure and carries out on-site installations where he targets architectural and sculptural interventions. His works combine themes of power and urgency with a sensible absurdity. He currently lives and works in Basel and will be staying in Studio Azul during July 2023.


2019 Coda, Istituto Svizzer di Roma, Roma, IT

2016 Motion With, Mier, Los Angeles, US

2011 Valentine mit Manuel Scheiwiller, Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

2008 Masse critique mit Niklaus Wenger, CAN, Neuchâtel, CH



2023 Basel Social Club 2023, Basel, CH

2020 Glass and Concrete –Manifestations of the Impossible, Marta, Herford, DE

2014 Emergences, Bex & Arts Triennale, Bex, CH

2013 Substances, Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris, FR

2008 5. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, DE