residency: MarchAugust 2018

Christopher Füllemann (Switzerland)

Christopher Füllemann

is a Swiss artist born in 1983 in Lausanne. He graduated from Lausanne University of Art and Design / ECAL in 2008, where he majored in painting and video art, later focusing his practice on installations and sculpture. In 2012, Füllemann obtained a Master in Fine Arts at San Francisco Art Institute/SFAI and received the SFAI Outstanding Award in Sculpture. He was awarded with the Swiss Art Award 2011 and the Gustave Buchet Award in 2013, which included a solo performance at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Recently, Füllemann presented his work at the Vacancy in Los Angeles, at the Berlin Duve Gallery, during the 2017 Long Night of Museums in Basel, and worked with the artists Charlotte Herzig and Elise Lammer on travelling multimedia exhibitions and performances called Les émotions spatiales. Furthermore, in 2017 Füllemann was part of the Zürich Moves! performance lab lead by Simone Aughterlony. He is currently working between Zürich and London, engaged in new collaborations with artists, performers, and musicians.

Christopher Füllemanns sculptural compositions are playful transformations developed as forms of resistance to normative structures. His recent works question the function and the essence of what is considered as “useless and “unnatural. During his residency, he will be researching about the orientation and gestures of the body in relation to objects that are diverted from their original function. At the intersection of performance and sculpture, he is interested to emphasize the experience of forms and materials when used to inhabit living bodies.


  • Curated by
    • Anna Czaban
This residency is financed by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.