*1991, lives and works in Geneva
cha.schaer@gmail.com
studio : Clos de la Fonderie 7, 1227 Carouge

To think of space as a system. Taking into account a given place leads to reflection and questioning of its specific characteristics. Its history, its forms and its layout become data, which organise it and allow it to be classified. Once tamed, the space is made visible, ordered and synthesised. The objects that inhabit it, whether manufactured or machined, are inserted into the mesh, in harmony or breaking with the system.

The object of study is probed, then reduced to its simplest plastic expression. This formal work is part of an approach aimed at creating a logical process, whose combinations induce a serial aesthetic. Thus, the finished object and its elaboration are linked, through the relationship between a singular element and its whole.

Solo exhibitions

2024Commissioned work in public space, Hameau du vieux Fossard, Geneva (upcoming)
2020Espaces témoins, Andata Ritorno gallery, Geneva
2019Point O, Salle Crosnier, Geneva
2018Autonomie, Zabriskie Point, Geneva

Group exhibitions

2024Ephémère & durable, Bords de l’Aire, Geneva (upcoming)
2023Soclages, Espace Ruine, Geneva
Love Stories (double trouble), Espace 3353, Geneva
5th edition, BIG – Geneva Biennal of Art Spaces
Aux Abris X sabl, Former civil protection shelter of the railway station, Lausanne
2022CLAIRE-VOIE, Espace Ruine, Geneva
Atlas arboricole, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva
2021Bourses BLCG of the city of Geneva, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
I LOVE #ArtisteDici
, la vraie vie, Geneva
Exercice de Parade
, Les Halles, Porrentruy
Mille vues du Salève c’est possible, dit « la Mouche »
, Duplex, Geneva
HyperOtlet – Le document dans tous ses états
, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, Paris
2020Jungkunst, Halle 53, Winterthur
2019
ETC…, Atelier du Nord gallery, Sion
Beauty & Rooms, Palp Festival, Sion
2018Bourses Déliées, Halle nord, Geneva
Portmanteau Rotary Plate, Halle nord – Capsule 2.49, Genève
Proxy Paradise, LiveInYourHead and Artgenève, Geneva
2017Le Musée des Erreurs à La Boîte, La Boîte 31, Paris
2015Invitée, Christopher Gerber gallery, Lausanne
2014Bivouac, Villa du Parc, Annemasse
Homes to sell, 121 Highland Avenue, Marfa
Annexie épisode 04 : Prohibition Juice, Espace Libre, Bienne
2013Dépôt de Dérive, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin
2012Titres Provisoires, Minoterie Rodynam, Orbe
2011Ailleurs et Autrement, LiveInYourHead, Geneva

Interventions and publications

2024Vues prises à Romme, publication (co-author), ed. Mix et HEAD–Genève
2023Travailler le travail, conference (guest artist), HEAD construction option, Geneva
2019396/8, workshop (guest artist), Villa Arson, Nice
2017Symposium-livre d’artiste, conference (guest artist), HEAD construction option, Geneva
Oracles, publication (co-editorial conception), ed. Patrick Frey, Zürich

Prices, grants and residencies

2023Nominated by FMAC for a commissioned work in public space (Vernets school)
Wasted Time residency, Lisbon
2022Selected for the publishing platform Documents d’artistes Genève
Grant from the Canton of Geneva for artistic research
2021Nominated by FCAC for a commissioned work in public space (Apollo park)
Nominated for les Bourses BLCG of the city of Geneva
Grant Commun for artistic research
2019-2022Artists studio (Usine) of the FMAC
2018Laureate (collectively) of the New Heads BNP Paribas Foundation Prize
Nominated for the price Shizuko Yoshikawa
Laureate of the FCAC Bourses Déliées

Collections

2020Fonds municipal d’art contemporain (FMAC), Geneva
Private collection, Winterthur
2014-2018Library of art and archaeology (BAA), Geneva
2018Fondation BNP Paribas, Geneva
2015Private collection, Lausanne

Education

in processMaster Information Sciences
Geneva University of Gestion
2015-2017Master of Fine Arts, work.master orientation (contemporary artistic practice)
Geneva University of Art and Design, mention congratulations
2014-2015Elementary Chinese language certificate
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2011-2014Bachelor of Fine Arts, de/construction option (sculpture, installation, space)
Geneva University of Art and Design, mention congratulations