past ◁



2019

what do we want to keep? (que voulons-nous garder?)

lecture held by Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza
ESACM, Ecole Supérieure d’Art, Clermont Métropole, March 19, 2019, 6.30 pm



2018

what do we want to keep? (was wollen wir behalten?)

Ed. by Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich, Linda Schädler
Verlag für Moderne Kunst Wien, 2018
Book launch at NEVER STOP READING, Spiegelgasse 18, 8001 Zurich
DE / EN
December 6, 2018, 6.30 pm

A WORD A DAY TO BE WIPED AWAY

RELAX-installation in RÉPUBLIQUE GÉNIALE
Kunstmuseum Bern
DE / EN / FR
August 17 - November 11, 2018

what do we want to keep? (was wollen wir behalten?)

personal show at Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich
DE / EN
August 29 - October 28, 2018

Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. 100-Jahre Landesstreik

Kunstmuseum Olten
Media Release
June 3 - August 19, 2018

Silvia Federici and Mascha Madörin in discussion

guest_*talk: Tomorrow? Zukunft?
organized by RELAX for the F+F School of Art and Design
a cooperation with Helmhaus Zürich
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 8 – 11.15 pm; videos on view from 7 pm on

Yellow Creature

Group show with works by John Akomfrah, Sabian Baumann, Neïl Beloufa, Klodin Erb, Lia García, Klara Kristalova, Mervyn Peake,
RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Isabella Rossellini, Mika Rottenberg. Curator: Fanni Fetzer.
Kunstmuseum Luzern
28.10.2017 - 07.01.2018



2017

Eine Ausstellung für Dich / An exhibition for you

Group show for you with: Tonjaschja Adler, Nicole Bachmann, Stefanie Knobel, Eilit Marom, Anna Massoni, Elpida Orfanidou,
Adina Secretan, Simone Truong, Sophie Nys, Andrea Oki, Ceylan Öztrük, Yeliz Palak, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co),
Vreni Spieser, Felix Studinka, Peter Tillessen, Gian-Andri Töndury, Alexander Tuchaček. Curator: Daniel Morgenthaler.
Helmhaus Zurich
media release
22.09. - 19.11.2017

REFUGIUM

Sculpture Biennial with: Maya Bringolf, Eveline Cantieni, Mia Diener, Quynh Dong, Marianne Engel, Gregor Frehner, Gabriela Gerber
und Lukas Bardill, Bob Gramsma, Thomas Hirschhorn, Huber.Huber, Monica Ursina Jäger und Michael Zogg, Victorine Müller,
Yves Netzhammer, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Pippilotti Rist, Ilona Ruegg, Olga Titus. Curator: Kathleen Bühler.
Biennale Kulturort Weiertal, Winterthur
may 20 – september 10, 2017

Frauen im Kunstbetrieb – damals und heute

Podium mit: Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza, Künstlerin; Daniela Hardmeier, Kuratorin oxyd Kunsträume Winterthur;
Elisabeth Eberle, Künstlerin; Annelise Zwez, Kunstkritikerin. Moderation: Karin Salm, Kulturjournalistin BR.
Organisation: Lucia Angela Cavegn, Kunsthistorikerin; Katharina Henking, Künstlerin.
Café des Arts spécial, Villa Flora, Winterthur
Freitag, 9. Juni 2017, 18.30

warum interessiert sich eigentlich niemand für kunst?

Villa Bleuler Gespräche
Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza (RELAX) und Jérôme Leuba
sprechen über performative Strategien mit Madeleine Amsler und Christine Meyer-Stoll
SIK-ISEA Zollikerstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
25. April 2017, 18.00
Eine Kooperation von SIK-ISEA (Katharina Ammann) und Kunstbulletin (Claudia Jolles)
Programm Frühling 2017 www.sik-isea.ch
replace by:
Programm Frühling 2017 www.sik-isea.ch

WHO PAYS?

group show with: Ovidiu Anton, Gianfranco Baruchello, Joseph Beuys, Susanne Bosch, Marcel Broodthaers,
Filipa César, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, Diango Hernández, Thomas Hirschhorn, Anja Kirschner
& David Panos, Alicja Kwade, Thomas Lehnerer, Mark Lombardi, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Christof Salzmann;
Curator: Barbara Meyer-Stoll.
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
february 10 – mai 21, 2017

Do you remember?

Bruno Z'Graggen und RELAX im Gespräch.
#5 VIDEO WINDOW
zu Gast in der Galerie Lullin + Ferrari Zürich
Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017, 19.00



2016

bye-bye la compagnie

group show with: Massimiliano Baldassari & Jean-Baptiste Ganne, Sacha Béraud, Bruno Botella,
Timothée Calame & Alan Schmalz, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, FEC, Fucking, Good Art, Mohéna Kuhni,
Renaud Loda, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Sebastien Verdon + guests; curated by the CAN team.
CAN Neuchâtel
october 15 – december 15, 2016
CAN Neuchâtel

human resources

in: Waste Value Rising (Abfallwert steigend).
With works by: Folke Köbberling/Martin Kaltwasser, Dan Peterman,
RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), transparadiso; curated by Barbara Holub.
kunst haus
garage wien/at

july 14 – november 2, 2016

the artists just before the peak of their career

in: MANIFESTA 11, The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction.
The European biennial of contemporary art
löwenbräukunst, zurich/ch

june 11 to september 18, 2016

up-close and amnesiac 2

installation in: sviluppo - parallelo,
kunstmuseum luzern/ch
october 31, 2015 to january 31, 2016

outside sundays

getaway #11: RELAX will start at counter space,
röschibachstr. 24, 2nd floor, 8037 zurich/ch
sunday, december 13, 2015, 2:30pm


2015

les hérétiques

installation at art en plein air môtiers/ch
june 21 to september 20, 2015

a word a day to be wiped away

personal show at CCA tbilisi/georgia,
april 10 to may 10, 2015,
opening: april 10, 2015

almost everything 2015

RELAX talk at ZHdK postgraduate programme in curating
toni-areal, room zt 5.k10,
pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 zürich/ch
april 24, 7pm

up-close and amnesiac

installation in: voglio vedere le mie montagne
curated by noah stolz.
MA*GA, museo arte gallarate/it

february 8 - march 8, 2015

A word a day to be wiped away

in: collecting the future, 2014–2006–2016 a sinopale exhibition
curated by corner college collective & t.melih görgün
corner college, kochstrasse 1, zurich/ch
february 14 - march 14, 2015

useme*

in: unikat – unicum
artists’ books
curated by susanne bieri and andrea giger target=blank>swiss national library, bern/ch
november 11, 2014 - february 28, 2015



2014

A word a day to be wiped away

at sinopale 5, 5th biennial of sinop/turkey,
curated by t. melih görgün, dimitrina sevova and işın önol
july 20 - august 31, 2014. opening: july 19
sinopale, member of the biennial foundation

news-kebab and nose, a collage and the videos mai 1. mai 10.

in: is it (y)ours?
curated by damian jurt and dorothee richter
museum bärengasse, zurich/ch
march 14 - april 6, 2014, opening: march 13, 6.30 pm

ich brauche ruhe

video-installation
in: konstellation 6
museum of fine arts / kunstmuseum thurgau
karthause ittingen, warth/ch
september 15, 2013 - march 23, 2014

sowohl als auch, aussi bien que, as well as

an early work in: feu sacré,
museum of fine arts / kunstmuseum bern/ch
september 20, 2013 - january 5, 2014



2013

reservoir news

video in: the diagrammatic practice of the micropolitical,
international public symposium
curated by dimitrina sevova and christoph brunner
zhdk, pfingstweidstrasse 6, 8005 zurich/ch
november 14 to 16, 2013

USE (unexpected side effects)

in: 'offside effect', (1st tbilisi triennial)
metropolis M books; book launch,
IUAV, terese, dorsoduro 2206, venice/it
june 14, 2013, 5.30 pm

almost everything

RELAX lecture
barbara lee artist lecture series
skowhegan, me/usa
june 19, 2013, 8.30 pm

residency faculty

skowhegan, me/usa
faculty members june to august 2013

planned erosion (amnesia)?

interview with daniel hauser
by lisa herzog and jana vanecek
common, the journal, No 2, may 2013

geplanter verschleiss (amnesie)?

präsentation praktiken der künstlerischen intervention
ZHdK, vertiefung theorie at RELAX studios, zürich/ch
april 3, 2013, 7 pm
documentation of a walk
april 4, 2013, 12.30 am to 3 pm

symposium

kulturpolitik und künstlerische praxis im wandel
mit ruth sonderegger, ulf wuggenig, tasos zembylas, marianne burki, daniel hauser
koop. von: rachel mader, patrizia keller, gioia dal molin
migros museum für gegenwartskunst
limmatstrasse 270, zürich/ch
march 7, 2013, 2 - 7 pm

who pays?

neon sign in permanent collection
kunstmuseum liechtenstein
9490 vaduz/fl

in transition - darstellungsformate im wandel

RELAX contribution for Z+,
online since february 2013
upcoming in march 2013: the print version

USE (unexpected side effects)

at kunstverein zurich
dienerstrasse 70, 8048 zürich/ch
tuesday, february 26, 2013, 7 pm


2012

USE (unexpected side effects)

in: offside effect
1st tbilisi triennial, cca tbilisi/ge
curated by Wato Tsereteli and Henk Slager
october 21 - november 20, 2012
opening: saturday, october 20, 6 pm

the wealth complex / reservoir news

in: 'act 2', substitut berlin/ger
curated by Urs Küenzi
october 27 - december 8, 2012
opening: friday, october 26, 7 - 10 pm
announcement (german)

je suis une femme pourquoi pas vous?

in 'swiss art from the mobiliar collection'
Museo Cantonale d'Arte Lugano/Ch
may 26 - august 19, 2012

du bist was du siehst wir sind was du willst

in: 'lichtsensibel / light sensitive'
photographs from the collection
curated by Thomas Schmutz
aargauer kunsthaus aarau/ch
may 12 - august 12, 2012

RELAX talk

post-graduate program in curating zhdk
Gallery Bob Gysin
ausstellungsstr. 24, 8005 zurich/ch
may 11th, 2012, 7 pm

die 1001 glauben der 7 wochentage

in: 'REVIEW', works from the collection
curated by Betty Stocker and Irène Zdoroveac
kunsthaus centre pasquart biel-bienne/ch
april 1st - june 17, 2012

archive of shared interests

kunstmuseum thun
hofstettenstr 14, 3602 thun/ch
february 12 - march 25, 2012

orphans from haiti, in: the wealth complex

contribution to the publication 'what is a path?'
magazin 31, p. 122 - 124
ith, institut für theorie, zhdk zürich/ch
download digital version
december 2012



2011

shake the dust & the receipts

works in: 'halbzeit'
vögele kulturzentrum pfäffikon/ch
november 6, 2011 - march 11, 2012

künstlerische freiheit

Daniel Hauser im gespräch mit Barbara Basting
drs 2 extra, september 22, 2011, 9 am

Editions at VFO

check the new print editions 2011

invest & drawwipe

kathleen bühler im gespräch mit RELAX
in: 'dislocacion'
kunstmuseum bern/ch
tuesday, april 26, 6 pm

invest & drawwipe

installation in dislocacion
kunstmuseum bern/ch
curated by ingrid wildi merino & kathleen bühler
march 18 - june 19, 2011
information: deutsch / english / français
radio-feature DRS4

rodeo drive

commissioned photographs
in: 'vom fuss der mauern in den horizont'
curated by susann wintsch
zuger kantonsspital, baar/ch
february 18 - july 10, 2011



2010

réservoir news

in: 'réservoirs',
guest_*talks 2010-11
F+F school of art and media design zurich/ch
december 15, 2010, 7 pm

invest & drawwipe

installation in:'dislocacion'
at museo de solidaridad salvador allende
santiago de chile/cl
curated by ingrid wildi merino and kathleen bühler
september 4 - november 15, 2010

what is wealth?

installation curated by gavin wade
in: 'unrealised potential'
at cornerhouse manchester/uk
july 17 - september 12, 2010
video-feature

what is wealth?

WASTE a publication with
the 'wealth manifesto' inside
published by strategic questions
order at cornerhouse publications
ISBN: 978-09550478-7-9

supplément + I want

2 new editions at
'edition 5'
haus für kunst uri
june 12 - august 22, 2010

was ist politik?

kiosk
kalkbreitestrase 33, 8003 zurich/ch
april 19 - 24, 2010, 7 am - 7 pm

archive of shared interests

white space, militärstrasse 76, 8004 zurich/ch
february 26 - march 20, 2010



2009

formuler en parlant

uriel orlow, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co),
eran schaerf and andrea thal,
katharina schlieben and soenke gau,
publication les complices*
anwandstrasse 9, 8004 zurich/ch
december 2nd, 2009, 7pm

reservoir news / credit.getting paid for doing nothing

video-screening and city intervention
at 'warsaw under construction'
museum of modern art, warsaw/pl
november 14, 2 to 5.30 pm, 2009

hit the ground!

public art project in: 'passengers festival'
'money for nothing', warsaw/pl
september 7 - 14, 2009

we save what you give

RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co)
monographic publication
a project by edition fink zürich
at verlag für moderne kunst nürnberg
ISBN: 978-3-938821-56-5
order in USA/CAN: d.a.p. new york
further informations: e-flux

work to do!

publication: 'on selforganisation in precarious working conditions'
ed. by soenke gau & katharina schlieben, (g/e, 240 p)
for shedhalle zurich
verlag für moderne kunst nürnberg/de
ISBN: 978-3-941185-76-0

TOUS LES CORPS SONT PERMIS

public art for the new sports hall
by GXM architects zurich
gaswerkareal, silbergasse 54, 2503 biel-bienne/ch
since august 2009

die mittlere linie der unzufriedenheit

in 'open space', kunsthaus L6, freiburg/de
april 4 - may 31, 2009
booklet with a RELAX-interview (in german) for free!



2008

une comédie institutionelle

lecture by gerrit gohlke and RELAX
version bêta, at the HEAD
15, boulevard james fazy, geneva/ch
november 19, 2008, 6 pm

die finanzmärkte in der krise. und die kunst?

TV online: baz.standpunkte, SF zwei / SF info
moderation: patrick rohr / matthias geering
mit: michel mettler, niggi ullrich und daniel hauser
on air: november 16, 2008

RELAX-in-residency

London studio grant
by landis & gyr culture foundation, zug/ch
at ACME studios International Agency Programme
october 2008 - march 2009

die mittlere linie der unzufriedenheit

in 'average' at kunsthaus langenthal/ch
september 4 - november 2, 2008
drs2-reflexe-beitrag zu 'average' hören
average: the catalogue

shake the dust

in shifting identities. (swiss) art now'
kunsthaus zurich/ch
june 6 - august 31, 2008

you pay but you don't agree with the price

in: 'fucking good art # 20'
the swiss issue publication
in: 'shifting identities. (swiss) art now'
by Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma (eds),
domestic editon, edition fink zurich
export edition, episode publishers rotterdam

GO MIO

personal show, video-installation
on the secret reasons of world culture
museum folkwang, essen/de
april 25 - june 15, 2008

je suis une femme pourquoi pas vous / le bonheur ...

in: 'enigma helvetia'
museo d'arte lugano & museo cantonale d'arte lugano/ch
april 27 - august 17, 2008

who pays?

neon sign,
kunstmuseum liechtenstein, vaduz/li
since march 2008



2007

WASTE

in: work to do!
shedhalle, zürich/ch
october 20, 2007 - february 24, 2008

kredit. bezahlt sein um nichts zu tun

in: 'close enough. walking conference'
steirischer herbst, graz/at
october 13, 2007

YOYO, caprices des dieux

commissioned sound installation
at the new sports stadium letzigrund zurich/ch
visiting day september 30, 2007
download PDF

placeholder

in: 'retracing territories'
fri-art kunsthalle
petites-rames 22, fribourg/ch
july 5 - august 19, 2007

unimôtiers

installation in: môtiers en plein air
val-de-travers, neuchâtel/ch
june 23 - september 22, 2007

RELAX-videos

at ursula blickle video lounge,
kunsthalle vienna/at
since march 2007

die leiter

in: art_clips.ch.at.de_performativ
ZKM zentrum für kunst und medientechnologie karlsruhe/de
january 14 - march 25, 2007



2006

platzhalter

in gefährliche kreuzungen, die grammatik der toleranz,
münchen/de
september 21 - november 30, 2006
english version

who pays? - die honorarnote - the cup

in 'brotlos, vom schreiben und vom geld'
museum strauhof, zürich/ch
september 19 - november 27, 2006

worauf warten wir? – www?

bahnhofpassage biel-bienne/ch
september 16 - 17, 2006, 12 - 12 Uhr

die leiter

in: 'art_clips.ch.at.de_performativ'
kunstraum innsbruck/at
june 24 - july 29, 2006

molnau (the sculpture)

in: sprung ins kalte wasser shedhalle zürich/ch
june 2 - july 30, 2006

backstage

in: musée 'CoCo'
Les Complices & collaborateurs
kunstmuseum thun/ch
april 13 - may 14, 2006

you pay but you don't agree with the price

in: 'storefront' artist multiples from the library collection
national gallery of canada, ottawa/can
january 11 - april 28, 2006

fünf belege

in: 'edition 5 / nouvelles collections'
centre pasquart, biel-bienne/ch
january 22 - march 19, 2006



2005

klimaanlage / passepartout

in 'unruhe bitte!'
theaterhaus gessnerallee zürich/ch
september 30 - october 1st, 2005

die belege, les quittances, the receipts

personal show
kunsthaus centre pasquart, biel-bienne/ch
may 29 - july 31, 2005
catalogue by edition fink, zürich/ch

donation pots, best setting, fast alles

in: 'geld' (money)
galerie hans-trudel-haus, baden/ch
june 15 - july 17, 2005

backstage

in musée CoCo, museum der komplizen & kollaborateure
les complices* zürich/ch
march 9 - april 2, 2005

parking avenir. a case study

publication, berlin's künstlerhaus bethanien becomes a case study.
texts a.o.by leonie baumann, gerrit gohlke, christoph tannert.
256 pages, 22,5 x 28,5 cm, numerous color photos.
texts in german & english, ISBN 3-932754-50-6



2004


best setting II

installation in: 'spectacle, pleasure principle, or the carnivalesque?'
shedhalle zürich/ch
october 30 - december 19, 2004

mit 80'000 franken werden Ihre vergnügen form

installation in: 'design? kunst?'
kunsthaus langenthal/ch
october 28, 2004 - january 30, 2005
opening october 27, 7 pm

inlay

commissioned work
switzerland’s gift to the UN, new york/usa
a work team with architects mlzd, buchner bründler and RELAX
handover ceremony: september 20, 2004
text in metropolis mag

bye


in 'from here on out'
kunstraum walcheturm, zürich/ch
june 2nd - june 30, 2004

best setting

in: 'tischgespräch von max bottini'
dutchartdesk
world trade center wtc,
the zuidas project, amsterdam/nl
may 24, 2004, 4.30 - 7 pm

personal settings

commissioned work for the new entrance hall
swisscom, müllerstrasse 16, zürich/ch
opening april 21, 2004
visiting hours monday - friday, 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

dok

in: 'hilfs werk kunst', art in social space
pdf archive,
binz 39, sihlquai 133, 8005 zürich/ch
april 3 - may 1, 2004

for sale

a lecture in: 'der baukörper als zeichenträger'
hochschule für gestaltung und kunst
sentimatt 1, 6003 lucerne/ch
january 28, 2004, 5 - 7 pm

who pays?

in: 'the bourgeois show'
social structures in an urban environment,
group show,
henry dunker culture centre
,
helsingborg/sweden
november 7 - february 1, 2004



2003

parking avenir

personal show
künstlerhaus bethanien
berlin/germany
november 6 - 23, 2003

ecopop

économie populaire
in: 'performing spaces': spatialities in visual culture - session II
blurring boundaries - spatial categories restated
free university fu
berlin/ger, may 31, 2003

inlay

show of projects in competition
:mlzd architects, biel-bienne, buchner bründler architects, basel, artist group RELAX, zurich
switzerland’s gift to the UN
architektur forum, neumarkt 15, zürich/ch
may 22 - june 21, 2003

immergeradeaus

in: 'diesen zeiten c'est le moment'
group show
centre pasquart biel-bienne/ch
march 28 - may 25, 2003

save, send, give, take, borrow, spend, and much more

in: freundinnen im wohnzimmer
läuten bei tschumi
basel/ch
february 21 - 22, 2003

you pay.welcome home

in: 'critique is not enough'
group show
shedhalle zürich/ch
february 14 - april 13, 2003

ear we are

videoinstallation in music festival biel-bienne/ch
february 6 - 8, 2003



2002

first_*choice

web project for the aargauer kunsthaus aarau/ch
online 2002 - 2007

not only chocolate

group show
center for contemporary art
kiev/ukrainia
september - october 2002

donation pots

in: 'the new agora'
group show cittadellarte
fondazione michelangelo pistoletto, biella/it
june - october 2002

ecopop

économie populaire
in: 'money & value', the last taboo,
expo.02, arteplage biel-bienne/ch
may - october 2002