*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

2023Commissioned 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, interventions and publications

20235th edition, BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art de Genève (upcoming)
2022CLAIRE-VOIE, Espace Ruine, Geneva (upcoming)
Atlas arboricole, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva
2021Intervention : telephone booth / books booth (Villette/Thônex), Geneva
Bourses de la Ville de Genève 2021 BLCG, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
I LOVE #ArtisteDici
, la vraie vie, Plaine de Plainpalais 7, 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 2020, Halle 53, Winterthur
2019
ETC…, Atelier du Nord gallery, Sion
Beauty & Rooms, Palp Festival 2019, Sion
Involvement in the workshop 396/8, guest artist, Villa Arson, Nice
2018Bourses Déliées 2018, Halle nord, Geneva
Video for Portmanteau Rotary Plate, Halle nord – Capsule 2.49, Genève
Salon artgenève – New Heads Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards, Palexpo, Geneva
Proxy Paradise – New Heads Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards, LiveInYourHead, Geneva
2017Symposium-livre d’artiste’s conference, HEAD - construction option, Geneva
Le Musée des Erreurs à La Boîte, La Boîte 31 (17 quai de Conti), Paris
Panel discussion about the Oracles book, Bibliothèque Kandinsky Centre Pompidou, Paris
Oracles, P. Leguillon et B. Fedier, co-editorial conception, editions Patrick Frey, Zürich
2015Invitée, Christopher Gerber gallery, Lausanne
2014Bivouac, Villa du Parc – Contemporary Art Center, Annemasse
Homes to sell, 121 Highland Avenue, Marfa
Annexie épisode 04 : Prohibition Juice (Galerie Harry Mugwumps), Espace Libre, Bienne
2013Dépôt de Dérive, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin
2012Titres Provisoires, Minoterie Rodynam, Orbe
2011Ailleurs et Autrement, LiveInYourHead, Geneva

Scholarships and prices

2021Nominated for a commissioned work in public space (Parc Apollo) in Thônex
Nominated for les Bourses BLCG of the city of Geneva
Bourse du Commun 2021 for artistic research
2019-2022Artists studio (Usine) of the city of Geneva
2018Laureate (collectively) of the New Heads BNP Paribas Foundation Prize
Nominated for the price Shizuko Yoshikawa
Bourses Déliées laureate of the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain of Geneva

Collection

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

Experience

2022MAMCO Geneva (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain)
Conservation internship
2018-2022Printing and Publishing Pool, Geneva University of Art and Design
HES assistant of the typography, PAO, publishing workshop
2013-2018Metal workshop, Geneva University of Art and Design
Intermittent assistant (basic training in metallic construction)

Education

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