Stefan Banz

Artist, Visual Artist

1961 –

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Who is Stefan Banz?

Stefan Banz is an artist, who was born in 1961 in Sursee and grew up in Menznau, Switzerland. In 1989, he co-founded the Kunsthalle Luzern and served as its artistic director until 1993. From 1994 to 1997, he was an artistic adviser for the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Zurich, where he organised exhibitions with Gerhard Richter, Francis Picabia, Bruce Nauman and others. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in international galleries, art institutions and museums, such as [[W├╝rttembergischer Kunstverein]], Stuttgart; Migros Museum, Zurich; Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Kunsthaus Zurich, Walker Art Center Minneapolis. He has also written plays, novels, theoretical texts and critical essays about artists and personalities such as Jacques Derrida, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Nauman, Frank Zappa and Marcel Duchamp. In 2000, he received the Manor Art prize, as well as the Recognition Award from the City of Lucerne, Switzerland. In 2005, he was the curator for the Swiss Pavilion at the 51st Biennale in Venice. He was also a Member of the Swiss Federal Art Committee from 2001 to 2007. Since 2004, he works together with Caroline Bachmann under the name of Bachmann/Banz, Website:

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