Shahryar Nashat
*1975
Lives and works in Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland

Education
1995-2000 Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva, Switzerland
2002-2003 Swiss Institute, Rome, Italy
2001-2002 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Solo shows
2006 ACCADEMIA, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Video works, Leyla Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Art Unlimited, Art Basel 36, Switzerland, cur. Simon Lamunière
Overthrowing the King in his Own Mind, with Marc Bauer and Alexia Walther,
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland, (cat.)
2004 Galerie Yvon Lambert, Le Studio, Paris, France
Italian Studies, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Staatsgewalt, Le Studio, CAN Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2003 Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci at ex-Macelli, Prato, Italy, cur. Daniele Perra
2002 154 Days, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
Laterally yours, Kunstverein im Katharinen, St-Gallen, Switzerland, cur. Konrad Bitterli
In return, Centre Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, (collab. with Ryan Gander )
Unreasonably resonant, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland, cur. Simone
Lamunière
2001 And then he’s meant to disappear, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Switzerland
All the way back, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland

Group shows (selection)
2006 Globos Sonda / Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Leon, Spain (cat.), cur. Octavio Zaya
Swiss Contemporary artists, Tokyo City Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, cur. Françoise Ninghetto
Mixed Emotions, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, cur. Tami Katz-Freiman
Gravity, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, cur. Theo Tegelaers
2005 Shadows collide with people, 51 Biennale di Venezia, Swiss Pavillion, Venice, Italy,
cur. Stefan Banz (cat.)
Contenance - Fassung Bewahren, Württembergischer Kunstvereing Stuttgart, Germany,
cur. Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ
Les Grands Spectacles, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (cat.)
After the Revolution, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain (cat.), cur. Octavio Zaya
Sentieri e avvistamenti - La scena svizzera contemporanea, Centro d’ Arte Moderna e
Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy (cat.), cur. Bettina della Casa
We really have to strain ourselves to still discover mysteries on street signs, Center for
Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, cur. Philip Kaiser
Double Vision, Magazzino d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy
Me, Myself and I - Video works from the collection, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, St.Gallen,
Switzerland
2004 Emozion Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany (cat.), cur. Nicolas Schaffhausen
Dalla pagina allo spazio, Pro Helvetia, Museo cantonale Lugano, Italy
My Stories, Montevideo, Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
cur. Annet Dekker
2003 lautloses irren, ways of worldmaking, too, Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany (cat.),
cur. Harm Lux
Urban Diaries - Young Swiss Art, Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain (cat.), cur. Martin Schwander and
Sabine Schaschl Cooper
2002 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A’dam and Eve, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, cur. Saskia Bos
Unloaded - Coming Up for Air, Oberschan-Sargans, Switzerland (cat.), cur. Giovanni Carmine
2001 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Heart, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland, cur. Mario Casanova
1999 999, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland (cat.), cur. Giovanni Carmine

Video shows / screenings
2006 Prospectif Cinéma, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France,
cur. Christine Macel
PING PANG PONG, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Vassivière,
France, cur. Chiara Parisi
ALLER/RETOUR, Vidéo 2ème et 3ème génération, IIème partie, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris,
France, cur. Michel Ritter and Nicolas Tremblay
2005 Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan, cur. Michel Ritter and Nicolas Tremblay
Swiss Video, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
2004 Paris Photo, Centre Culturel Suisse project room, Paris, France, cur. Michel Ritter and Nicolas
Tremblay
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Made in… video, Art Athina, Athens, Greece, cur. Beatrix Ruf
Swiss Video lobby, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Vilnius, Lituania, cur. Simone Lamunière
2003 VIe Festival Icaro a la Creacion Audiovisual Centroamericana del Guatemala, Guatemala
Swiss Video lobby, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland,
cur. Simone Lamunière
Buenos dias Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentine, cur. attitudes
Pantala Suiza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, cur. attitudes
2002 Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland
2001 Viper, International Festival for Film Video and New Media, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000 Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland
Viper, International Festival for Film Video and New Media, Basel, Switzerland

Bibliography
Giovanna Zapperi, Optimisme du pouvoir, Parachute no. 123, June 2006
Frédéric Bonnet, Interview, Le Journal des Arts, May 2006
Thomas Wulffen, 51. Biennale Venedig, Schweiz, Kunstforum International, September – October 2005
Hanno Rauterberg, Fragt da noch jemand nach Kunst?, 16 June 2005
James Westcott, Report from Venice, Shahryar Nashat in the Swiss Pavilion, NY Arts Magazine,
September-October 2005
Simone Dattenberger, Handstand vor den Medicis, Münchner Zeitung, 11-12 June 2005
Alexander Marzahn, Zwischen den Zeilen, Shahryar Nashat vertritt die Schweiz and der Biennale, Basler
Zeitung, 6 June 2005
Philippe Mathonnet, Regards suisses à Venise, Le Temps, 4 June 2005
Octavio Zaya, In the meantime, Shadows collide with people, Swiss pavilion, 51 Venice Biennale, Edition
Fink, Zurich, 2005
Annelise Zwez, Königsmord mit den Mitteln der Kunst, Bieler Tagblatt, 26 January 2005
Elisabeth Chardon, A Soleure, trois jeunes plasticiens font du visiteur
un roi, pour mieux le renverser, Le Temps, Genève, 2 February 2005
Simone Battisti, En conversation avec Shahryar Nashat, Overthrowing the King in His Own Mind,
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Revolver Verlag, 2005
Daniel Kurjakovic, Dilemma, Overthrowing the King in His Own Mind, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Revolver
Verlag, 2005
Christoph Vögele, Overthrowing the King in His Own Mind, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Revolver Verlag,
2005
Bettina della Casa, Intervista con Shahryar Nashat, Temporale, No. 60-61, 2005
Anna Schindler, Picks, Artforum, June 2004
Daniel Perra, Cahiers d’Artiste, Pro Helvetia, Zurich, 2004
Daniela Ardizzone, Shahryar Nashat, Tema Celeste, Nr. 100, November-December 2003
Matteo Chini, Flash Art, No. 242, ottobre-novembre 2003
Simone Battisti, Exibart, 13 october 2003
Kathleen Olivia Buhler, Seitlich abgeprallt, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8 September 2002
Kristin Schmidt, Apatische Kusse im Niemansland, Sankt-Galler Tagblatt, 26 August 2002
Annelise Zwez, Déconstruction radiophonique, Le journal du Jura, 29 August 2002
Philippe Mathonnet, Shahryar Nashat et Ryan Gander, Installation sonore, Le Temps, 29 August 2002
Isabelle Papaloizos, Shahryar Nashat, Parachute, para-para, September 2002
Christoph Doswald, Beklemmende Video-Kammerspiele, Bilanz, June 2002
Antonio Mariotti, Corriere del Ticino, 17 July 2002
Philippe Mathonnet, Le Temps, 7 August 2001

Prizes / Grants
2003 Swiss Federal Art Prize, Basel
2003 Fondation Barbour grant, Geneva
2002 Swiss Federal Art Prize, Basel
2002 Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel
2002 RABK/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2002 Fondation Barbour grant, Geneva
2001 Swiss Federal Art Prize
2001 Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel
2001 namics e-commerce prize, Lucerne
2001 Fondation Barbour grant, Geneva
2001 RABK/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2000 Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, Basel