Thomas Moor

Thomas Moor’s work addresses how institutions and companies deal with the public. The work often moves between the explicit and implicit, focusing on defined facts, objects and impressions, which function as instruments of communication in the public. These instruments are appropriated by Moor, isolated or combined and embedded with nonchalance and humor in an expanded field of reference. Thomas Moor grew up in Aargau and studied at the University of the Arts in Zurich as well as the Rocky Mountains College of Art and Design. He was awarded the Nationale Suisse Art Prize and the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize in 2014.

 
*1988, Aarau (CH), lives and works in Zürich (CH)

 

STUDIES | TRAINING

2016-2018 | MFA Workmaster HEAD Genève CH
2015-2016 | MFA ZHdK Zürich
2010 – 2013 | BA Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts
2012 | Fine Arts Sculpture, Rocky Mountains College of Art and Design, Denver, USA
2009 – 2010 | Communication Theory, Art History, University of Zurich    

 

SOLO SHOWS

2020
MOOD PAINTING, Mural at Forde, Genève CH

2019
BEELZEBOSS ON OCEAN DRIVE, IRL Institute, Miami FL, USA

2018
MOONSHINE, Tunnel Tunnel, Lausanne CH

2017
SOMETIMES THE STATUE SOMETIMES THE PIGEON, Mikro, Zürich CH

2016
HEIRLOOMS - HERENCIAS, Despacio, San José CR
TROJAN HORSES with Florence Jung, Trikot, Basel CH

2015
Cargo Veils, Dienstgebäude at Kunst 15 Zürich CH
Cargo Veils, Hidden Indexes, Berlin DE
Astroturfs 1&2, OLM space, Neuchâtel CH
*****, Rawart Gallery, Tel Aviv IL

2014
Affiliate + Perform, MARSO Project Room salaseis, Mexico City, MX
LISTE 19, Basel, Nationale Suisse Art Prize

2012
Kiosk, [balk], Bern


GROUP SHOWS

2020
FRIENDSHIPGärtnergasse, Wien AT (upcoming)
GIPFELTREFFENHelvetia Art Foyer, Basel CH

2019
AUSWAHL 19, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau CH
FOLOWERS, Binz39, Zürich CH
EXCHANGEHOOD, Upstate, Zürich CH
PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, 15 JAHRE HELVETIA KUNSTPREIS, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St Gallen CH
GROUP SHOW, Villa Ambrosetti, Genève CH
FUTURS INCERTAINSMusée Cantonale de Géologie Lausanne CH & Musée d'Art de Pully CH
KAMERA, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen Tiefparterre, Kreuzlingen CH
LE CIEL, L'EAU, LES DAUPHINES, LA VIERGE, LES FLICS, LE SANG DES NOBLES, L'ONU, L'EUROPE, LES L'EUROPE, CASQUES BLEUS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, Forde, Genève CH
AIRBN3Eaux-Vives, Genève CH

2018
LIBRE/OCCUPÉ(E), Espace Labo, Genève CH (contribution)
CASE STUDIES, Amboss Rampe, Zürich CH
HOUSE WARMING, Hamlet, Zürich CH (contribution)
MFA DEGREE SHOW CLASS OF 2018, HEAD Genève CH
ON THE ROAD: 10 JAHRE CARAVAN, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau CH

2017
CATCH OF THE YEAR, Dienstgebäude, Zürich CH
NIGHT OF THE LIVING SCARECROWS
, Pont-de-Sierne, Genève CH
WINDING AT ONCE, Urgizzy, Densbüren CH
UN ÉTÉ À DÉBORAH, Deborah Bowmann, Bruxelles BE

2016
Auswahl 16, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau CH
Keren Cytter Presents: The First Summer Fest of Western Liberation, Réunion, Zürich CH
Um die Ecke denken, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich CH
Aeschlimann Corti-Stipendium, Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne CH
Hot Lines, Recitation Hall, University of Delaware, Newark USA
Speed Art at Kunsthalle 3000, Vienna AT
No One Belongs Here More Than You, Despacio, San José CR
Vagina Tutorial 2.0, Topic, Genève CH

2015
Catch Of The Year, Dienstgebäude, Zürich CH
Ren & Stimpy Celebrate 4 20 Years, ZHdK, Zürich CH

2014
"unter 30" X Junge Schweizer Kunst, Museo d'Arte, Lugano
Don't Talk to Strangers, Random Institute, hosted by Fresh Window, Brooklyn NY, USA
Color Sensation, Raum No 16, Bern
Ich. Du. Die Andern. Künstler porträtieren, Kunstmuseum Olten
Kiefer Hablitzel Award, Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basel
Drive the Change, 100plus, Zürich
Plattform14, ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Zürich

2013
LET IT, Réunion, Zürich
Watch out, Engstligenalp, satellite project of Worms: a Collective Individual, Stadtgalerie Bern
Diplomausstellung BA Bildende Kunst, ZHdK, Zürich
Working Persistence, Import - Export, Gallerie 201, Zürich

2012
Auswahl 12, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
The Non Show, Rhinoceropolis, Denver CO, USA
Storage Unit Shows, Storage Unit Shows, Denver CO, USA
Blood, Sweat and Tears, Phillip J Steele Gallery, Denver CO, USA
Hotdogs and Space Machines, Spivak, Denver CO, USA

2011
Instant Favelas (guest artist for Colectivo Macrame), Zürich
Interventionsprojekt Max Bill-Platz, Kunstraum Aarau
Zu Gast im Garten von Brigitte Reich-Rutz, Chalet Myrtha, Flims

2007
AP Superindendents, Museum of Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

 

AWARDS

2019 | Studio grant, Binz39 Foundation Zürich
2017 | Project grant for Urgizzy, Aargauer Kuratorium
2016 | Production grant, Avina Foundation
2014 | Nationale Suisse Art Prize (CH) 
2014 | Kiefer Hablitzel Award (CH)