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Christoph Büchel

Swiss, b. 1966

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Christoph Büchel

Swiss, b. 1966

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Christoph Büchel is known for his hyperrealistic, large-scale installations and conceptual projects. Tending toward the intensely political and provocative, his works challenge artistic and societal assumptions, often inviting the active participation of the viewer. Büchel’s disturbing imagery includes oil tankers, bombs, remnants of an exploded excursion bus, claustrophobic chambers, and cramped tunnels. In his 2002 conceptual work Invite Yourself, the artist auctioned off his participation rights to the European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta 4 on eBay.

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Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel, and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Christoph Büchel is known for his hyperrealistic, large-scale installations and conceptual projects. Tending toward the intensely political and provocative, his works challenge artistic and societal assumptions, often inviting the active participation of the viewer. Büchel’s disturbing imagery includes oil tankers, bombs, remnants of an exploded excursion bus, claustrophobic chambers, and cramped tunnels. In his 2002 conceptual work Invite Yourself, the artist auctioned off his participation rights to the European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta 4 on eBay.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel, and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Christoph Büchel
10 Artists Who Rebelled against the Patrons and Institutions That Supported Their Work
Aug 13th, 2018
10 Artists Who Rebelled against the Patrons and Institutions That Supported Their Work
Frieze London Remains a Harbinger of Contemporary Art Trends
Oct 15th, 2015
Frieze London Remains a Harbinger of Contemporary Art Trends
At the Venice Biennale, Four Pavilions Tackle National Politics Head-On
Jul 2nd, 2015
At the Venice Biennale, Four Pavilions Tackle National Politics Head-On
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