Esther Mathis

Esther Mathis

Born in Switzerland 1985, she currently lives and works in Zurich.

Currently living and working in Zurich, the Swiss artist and photographer Esther Mathis is one of the most interesting and to-be-watched talents of the young, contemporary art scene. A student of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Mathis was additionally awarded a scholarship for The School of Visual Arts in New York, and is currently doing her Master at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich. Her works have already been included in numerous group exhibitions, such as SCOPE in Basel (2010), or at the Biennial Internazionale di Fotografia in Milan (2009), or were selected for the Raiffeisen Benefiz Auction (2010) or for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 December Exhibition at the Kunstmueum Winterthur in Winterthur/Zurich. Just recently her work was similarly included in a large group exhibition, Präparat Bergsturz - Konservierte Bewegung at the Churer Kunstmuseum, where her work was presented alongside those of Roman Signer, Robert Smithson, Daniel Spoerri, or Naoya Hatakeyama, to name a few.


2012 Master Fine Arts, ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Bachelor, Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy
2007 Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States


2013   We Could Have Been Anywhere
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Preview Vergissmeinnicht
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Drowning Bell
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Dezemberaustellung
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
"Fantastic Fragility ...and how it's difficult to move on"
Perla-Mode, Zurich
Who am I
BAG Photo Art gallery, Pesaro, Italy
Unseen Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alt.+1000 Festival
Rossinière, Switzerland
Artist in Residency, Brescia, Italy
An ode to paper
Zcorridor and stairs, Milan, Italy
S/V/N/4 savana machines
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonada Vinci, Milan, Italy

2012 Präparat Bergsturz - Konservierte Bewegung
Bündner Art Museum in Chur, Switzerland

2011 Dezemberausstellung
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Galleria Le Dictateur, Milan, Italy
Cose Cosmiche
Galleria Artra, Milan, Italy
Verona, Italy
Location 2
Cullen Art Services, Zurich, Switzerland
Bologna, Italy

2010 Inaugural Exhibition
Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Go Away White
Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy

Circus Studio
Brevi Racconti, Milan, Italy
Jarach Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
MiArt ArtNow
Jarach Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009 Galleria Traghetto, Rome, Italy
Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy
Artist in Residence
O'Artoteca, Milan, Italy
Il Mistero del Mondo
Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy

Winterthur, Switzerland

2008 Foto & Photo
Biennale Internazioale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy
Premio Artevisive San Fedele, Milan, Italy
School of Visual Arts SVA, New York, USA


2013 Lalveare, Artist in Residency, Brescia, Italy
SIM, Artist in Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

2012 Nomination for Manor Preis Kanton Zürich


2012 Line Magazine

2011 Drowning Bell
Christophe Guye Galerie
Limited to 100 copies, signed and numbered


Raiffeisenbank, Switzerland
Kunstkommission Winterthur, Switzerland
City of Winterthur, Switzerland