Roman Signer, ‘Blue movie’, 2011, Häusler Contemporary

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About Roman Signer

Reminiscent of Jean Tinguely and the artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Roman Signer is an artist-engineer who devises actions and procedures that achieve humorous, unexpected, and aesthetically compelling results. Signer’s quasi-experiments often consist of setting off explosions, hurling objects into the air, or engineering collisions, which he documents on film and video. “I like to go into nature and try something out,” Signer has said. “That cannot be called work, it’s a pleasure.”

Swiss, b. 1938, Appenzell, Switzerland

Group Shows

2018
Zurich,
JUNGJIN LEE / ROMAN SIGNER / ESTER VONPLON
2014
Sommer Contemporary Art, 
Tel Aviv Yafo,
2006
ERES Stiftung, 
Munich, Germany,
Gletscherdämmerung

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Galerie Stephan Witschi at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2017
2017
Art Concept at miart 2017
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