Working in a variety of different media including sculpture, found objects as well as design items, photography, drawing, audio recordings, and text, Sylvain Baumann arranges spatial installations that provoke questions about the design and shape of contemporary architecture. He understands architectural design to be a political and ideological means of contemporary society and is interested in the motivations, ideas and mechanisms that produce this society: How does our physical environment – private and public – inform and transform us as individuals, our habits, our perception and experience, our ways of thinking and our desires, and how we form relationships with others. Rather than focussing on an analysis of human behaviour, Baumann sees his installations as an analysis of and a comment on the work of contemporary architects, urban and interior designers which aims at the development and elaboration of the ‘world of tomorrow’.

Sylvain Baumann holds two MA degrees, from the Université d’Aix-en-Provence and from the Université de Québec à Montréal. His works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Kunsthalle Basel (CH), Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal and Kunandu Museum of Fine Art in Taipei. His practice also includes site-specific installations, for example for the iconic brutalist Baltfron Tower in London, the architectural office Dreier Frenzel in Lausanne (CH) or for a shopping mall in Donetzk (UKR). He collaborate regularly with artists, architects, choreographers and writers.


SYLVAIN BAUMANN, JUSTIN EAGLE, RAJA'A KHALID, 15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017







"Terms & Conditions, an exhibition of Sylvain Baumann, realized with the collaboration of Douglas Stichbury, Shelby Lee Stuart and Claudia Di Lecce, to be held between July 3d and August 21st (Opening July 2d) at EAC Les Halles of Porrentruy, on an invitation of Philippe Queloz, director. A text of Catherine Kohler comes with this exhibition. The exhibition is open on Friday from 5 to 7pm, on Satuday from 10 to 12pm and from 1:30 to 5:30pm, and on Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30pm. All visitors attemding the exhibition outside of these hours will be regarded as trespasers unless explicitly invited by valid reprsentatives of the gallery space. All dates, times and locations are subject to change without further notice."






part of the collective exhibition: MEANWHILE, ELSWHERE


31. Mai bis 28. Juni 2015

Vernissage: Samstag, 30. Mai, 18 Uhr

Special Event: Mittwoch, 17. Juni, ab 18 Uhr
Premiere der Performance "Pan-Pot, Paint-Pot" von Sybella Perry und Präsentation der Ausstellungspublikation mit einem Text von Agnes Hoffmann und Mareike Spendel
Mit Barbetrieb


        10.01.15 - OPEN STUDIO - BASEL - with Douglass Stichbury




THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION, 2014, site specific installation, Dreispitz Basel. Part of the collective exhibition APPROACHING, Kunsthaus Satellit in Dreispitz.

With Sylvain Baumann, Silvia Buol, Gina Folly and Hannah Weinberger. Curator: Ines Goldbach


          YOU AND US - 2014 - installation De Markten - Bruxelles - B  
  GOOD PEOPLE RUN - 2014 - Schwarzwaldallee - Basel - CH   RELIANCE ROOM - 2014 - Untemgasse Sechzig - Basel - CH   THE OTHER SIDE - 2013 - installation Kunsthausbaselland - Basel - CH  
  BEHIND - 2013 - installation DREIER FRENZEL Architect - Lausanne - CH   EXPOSITION/EXPOSURE - 2012 - installation Kunsthalle Basel - Basel - CH   BARDAGE - 2012 - installation Kunsthalle Basel - Basel - CH  
  BARDAGE - 2012 - installation galerie Jeune Création - Paris - F   BARDAGE - 2012 - wall sculpture   BLIND WALL - 2012 - Westpole im Westwerk - Leipzig - D  
  NON-LIEUX - 2012 - L'Atelier - Nantes - F   (MALEEN, ICH BENEIDE DICH IN MANCHEN AUGENBLICKEN UM DEINE KÜHLE, VORNEHME UND BEWUSSTE DISTANZ ZUR UMWELT.) - 2011 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Montreal   PERSISTANCE - 2011 - CIRCA Gallery - Montreal - CAN  
  STUDIE DER RESISTENZ DER RAEUME - 2010 - - Basel - CH   MONUMENTING - 2010 - Art Point - Donetzk City - Ukraine   GRAVITY CHECK - 2010 - Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt - S AM - CH  
  ÉTUDE DE CADRE - 2010-2011 VOIDS BETWEEN SCENES, 2010 - Kuandu Museum of Fine arts - Taipei - Taiwan   SOMETIMES WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I DON'T KNOW WHERE I AM - 2010 - Swiss Art Awards - Basel - CH  
  ZONE - 2010 - BBS (Berlin-Basel-Sarnen) - Zeughaus Landernberg - Sarnen, Switzerland   STATION - 2010 - WLTWSAETLV - Montreal - Canada   ENCOUNTER - 2010 - AXENÉO7 - Gatineau - Canada  
  HOW CLOSE WE ARE - 2009 - Kunsthalle Palazzo - Liestal - CH   AIR PLAIN 3 - 2009 - Action Art Actuel - Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieux - CAN   AIR PLAIN 2 - 2009 - SKOL Gallery - Montreal - Canada  
  A-CONDITION - 2009 - VERTICALE Gallery - Laval - CAN   AIR PLAIN - 2008 - CDEx gallery - Montreal - CAN   ICI DE L'AIR... D'AILLEURS - 2007 - PARISIAN LAUNDRY gallery - Montreal - CAN  

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