2018 by Maja Thommen, maja@drosera.ch, www.majathommen.ch

Maja Thommen CV

 

Born in Zürich, Switzerland, 9.8.1965

Diploma at Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara, Italy, with merits.

Lives and works in Camaiore, Italy.

 

Solo shows – selection

 

2018 “White animals and stones”, Gallery Hebben& Siin, Husum, Germany

2017 SWIM, Landnamsetur Borgarnes, Iceland

2017 SWIM, Stykkisholmur kirkja, Iceland

2017 “I am the fountain”, Kappel Abbey, Zürich – with catalogue

2016 “Three games”, Visarte-Galleryspace, Zürich

2015 Blinker, Cham, Switzerland

2012 Mairie of Steinmaur, county of Zürich

2011 Citychurch Zug, Switzerland

2009 Gallery for Contemporary Art, Bonstetten, Switzerland

2007 Gallery Carla Renggli, Zug, Switzerland

2006 Parkhotel Delta, Ascona, Switzerland

2005 Park of Mont-Benon, Lausanne, Switzerland

2003 Gallery Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria

2002 Gallery L'Orangerie, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2002 Gallery Christine Brügger, Bern, Switzerland

2001 Gallery Antonia Jannone, Milan, Italy

2001 Gallery 4, Basel, Switzerland

2001 Wendelin-Chapel, Weil-der-Stadt, Germany

2000 Alte Sust, Stanstad, Switzerland

1999 Gallery Carla Renggli, Zug, Switzerland

1998 Gallery Siegert, Basel, Switzerland

1997 Gallery Seijoh, Sendai, Japan

1997 Gallery for Contemporary Art, Bonstetten, Switzerland

1996 Forum for women's art Bern, Switzerland

 

Group shows – selection

 

2018 “Grenzenlos”, Kulturort Weiertal, Switzerland

2018 “Entrée Hommage”, Projektraum 54, Basel, Switzerland

2018 “No space. Place.” , Ex-Ceramica Vaccari, Italy

2018 “Exploring Monochrome in Art”, Artists proof Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2016 “L'attenzione è tessuto novissimo”, Villa Pacchiani, Sta Croce sull'Arno, Italy

2016 Skulpturenpfad Fällanden, Switzerland

2015 “Paperweight”, with residency at Vas, with Dolomiti Contemporanee, Italy

2015 “Art-Edifices”, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014 “Schöne Bescherung”, Zürich, Switzerland

2013 “Rooms”, Palazzo Bottigella Gadini, Pavia, Italy

2011 “Donna scultura”, Pietrasanta, Italy

2009 Ex-Ceramica Vaccari, Sarzana, Italy

2007 “Food and Eros”, Seravezza, Italy

2006 Gallery Dorn, Stuttgart, Germany

2005 “Brückenschlag”, Opfikon, Switzerland

2004 “Body and health”, Torre Matilda, Viareggio, Italy

2003 Artfair Innsbruck, Austria

2002 Villa Mettlen, Bern, Switzerland

2001 Artfair Bologna, Italy

2001 Fortune Design Gallery, Bellingham, WA, USA

1998 Triennale de l'estampe originale, Ville du Locle, Switzerland

1997 Artfair Vienna, Austria

1996 Art multiple, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Private and public collections – selection

 

Gene Luntz Management inc., NY, USA

Fireman Hospitality Group, NY, USA

Neues Kirchenzentrum Zug, Switzerland

Hirslanden Group Zürich 

Novartis, Basel

City of Regensdorf, Switzerland

Lumex, Reykjavik, Iceland

Basel County Art Collection

Credit Suisse

Dr. Robert Hofans, Vienna, Austria

Massimo D'Alema, Italy (ex prime minister)

Hospital Zollikerberg, Switzerland

 

Commissions – selection

 

2017 Decorative steel panels on Charles Cohen's awardwinning yacht SEASENSE

2017 “Rjukandi”, cortensteel monumental sculpture for Rjukandi Hotel, Iceland

2014 “Spring Acacia”,Monumental basrelief in stone for PARKTOWER, Zug, Switzerland

2014 Monumental stainless steel tree for protestant church of Wallisellen, Switzerland

2009 Public sculpture “Ouvertures” in varnished iron for City of Regensdorf

2009 Sculpture for Bond 45, Fireman Hospitality Group, Washington

2008 Gardensculpture “Babel” for Dr. Roger Naef, Meilen, Switzerland

2008 Hallway sculpture for Onyx Trust Corporation Inc. Zug, Switzerland

2000 3 Sculptures for the tower of Diessenhofen Castle, Winterthur Insurances

 

 

Conferences and residencies

 

2016 Artist in residence at Midhraun, Iceland

2015 Artist in residence at Kolstadir, Iceland

2014 Artist in residence at Fljotstunga, Iceland

2012 Artist in residence at Gaesteatelier Hollufgaard, Odensee, Denmark

2005 Artist in residence at Maloja, grant by Visarte, Switzerland

1997 Atelier in Montparnasse, Paris

1997 Conference and workshop at Miyagi-Museum of Art, Sendai Japan

1995 Atelier in Annapolis, MD, USA

1994 Grant for printing stage at Academy of fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium

 

Teaching / Art production

 

continuing at my studio in Camaiore, private students

2012/2013 3 months each year at public elementary school Valpromaro, Italy

2008-2012 workshops and classes for children at my studio in Montemagno, Italy

2007 Workshops at Paraplegic Center Nottwil, Switzerland

2005 From the drawing to the bronze, 3-day- workshops at my studio

 

2012-2018 Director of production for Shelly Fireman

 

Catalogues

 

“Ich bin der Brunnen”, Kappel 2017

“con-sequenze” 2006

“Suseries” 2005

“Couples. Movement.” 1998

“Individuals. Games.” 1996

“Mankind. Introduction” 1995

several catalogues of shows by galleries Jannone, Bohrer and Studio 4

 

Galleries

 

Living Sculpture, Zürich

Carla Renggli, Zug

Uferzone, Winterthur

Galerie Lorien, Copenhagen

Artists Proof, Washington DC

Antonia Jannone, Milano