artist group based in Zurich

Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza [1957 Tunis] and Daniel Hauser [1959 Bern] are working as a team since 1983. The ''& co'' in their name refers to all kind of cooperations with people. People are sometimes involved in the artworks, othertimes they are just involved in the process, depending on the context of places and themes. The group became known with statements such as thinking alone is criminal (1991), artists are no flags (1993), I am a woman, why are you not ? (1995), getting paid for doing nothing (2007 - 2009) and: you pay but you don‘t agree with the price (1994 - 2013).

personal shows a.o.

Shedhalle Zurich/ch (1990), Kunsthalle Basel/ch (1992), Capp Street Project San Francisco/usa (1994); Kartause Ittingen Kunstmuseum Thurgau and Kunsthaus Glarus/ch (1994); Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken/de (1995); Dartmouth College and Hood Museum of Art Hanover, New Hampshire/usa (1999); Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin/de (2003); Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt Biel-Bienne/ch (2005); Museum Folkwang Essen/de (2008); Cornerhouse Manchester/uk (2010); Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi/ge (2015); Graphische Sammlung (Graphic Art Collection) ETH Zurich (2018).

group shows and projects a.o.

Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal/ch (1988); Kunsthalle Bern/ch (1999); Swiss Institute New York/usa (1999); Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto Biella/it (2002); Dunkers Culture Center Helsingborg/s (2003); Ortstermine, City of Munich/de (2006); Shedhalle Zurich/ch (2004 - 2008); Steirischer Herbst Graz/at (1991/2007); Kunsthalle Fri-Art Fribourg/ch (2007); Kunsthaus Zurich/ch (2008); Kunsthaus Langenthal/ch (2008); Kunsthaus L6 Freiburg i.Br/de (2009); Passengers-Festival, Warsaw/p (2009); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw/p (2009); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Chile/cl (2010); Museum of Fine Arts, Bern/ch (2011); Ursula Blickle Video Archive, Belvedere, Vienna/a (2013/2014); Museo Arte Gallarate/it (2015); Art en plein Air, Môtiers/ch (2015); Kunstmuseum Luzern/ch (2015); Kunst Haus Garage, Vienna/a (2016); Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz/fl (2017); Helmhaus Zurich/ch (2017); Kunstmuseum Luzern/ch (2017); Museum of Fine Arts, Bern/ch (2018); Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz/fl (2021), Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau/ch (2021-2022), Kunsthaus Zurich/ch (2022), Parc Lullin Geneva/ch (2022).


1.Berner Biennale, Kunstmuseum Bern/ch (1990); Venice Biennial, 7. International Architecture Exhibition, Swiss Pavilion Venice/it (2000); 1st Tbilisi Triennial, CCA Tbilisi/ge (2012); Sinopale 5, Sinop/tr (2014); Manifesta 11, Löwenbräukunst, Zurich/ch (2016).

commissionned projects - art in public spheres

Women's Penal Institution Hindelbank, canton Berne/ch (1995); INLAY, Switzerlands accession gift to the UN for the UN Headquarters in New York/usa (2004, in collaboration with :mlzd architects and Buchner Bründler architects, Switzerland); New Letzigrund Stadium, City of Zurich/ch (2007); New School Building, Mühleholz II, Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz/lie (2008); New Sports Hall, City of Biel-Bienne/ch (2009); New Hospital of the Canton Zug, Baar/ch (2011); City on the Move, ZHdK Zurich/ch, HSLU Lucerne/ch and City of Zurich/ch (2013/14); New Public School Brünnen, City of Berne/ch (2014 - 2018); EFTA Court Luxemburg/lu (2015 - 2016); Kunstkasten Winterthur/ch (2017); Retirement Home Trotte, City of Zurich/ch (2017 - 2019).

prizes, grants, residencies

Stipendium Aeschlimann Corti Foundation, Bern/ch (1986); Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin/ger, residency (1993 - 1994); Capp Street Project, San Francisco/usa, residency (1994); Stipendium Ernst Anderfuhren Foundation Biel-Bienne/ch (1994); Swiss Institute, Rome/it, residency (1997); Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire/usa, visiting artists (1999); Meret Oppenheim Prize, Swiss Federal Office for Culture, Berne/ch (2002); London residency, studio grant by Landis & Gyr Foundation, Zug/ch (2008 - 2009); Faculty members and residency, Skowhegan Maine/usa (2013); Werkjahr (work year) awarded by the City of Zurich/ch (2016).


Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza, teaching regularly since 1993 at various institutions, including F+F School of Art and Design Zurich from 1998 to 2013 and HEAD Geneva School of Art and Design from 2008 to 2021.
Daniel Hauser, teacher and head of art studies at the F+F School of Art and Design Zurich, since 2000.