Beat Streuli

The lone person in the big city crowd has been a central theme of modern art since Poe and Baudelaire. For more than a decade the eye of Beat Streuli’s camera has been diving into the streams of passers-by in western metropolises. Streuli photographs from the distance with a telephoto lens. But his portraits of contemporaries, picked out from the anonymous streams of pedestrians, have nothing surreptitious or voyeuristic about them. The people are highlighted, but not laid bare, for the distance is reciprocal. The photographer’s distance and discretion match to the strange dreamy alertness with which pedestrians in big cities walk past one another. They size one another up fleetingly, but the short duration of the glances, however intense they may be, permits no indiscretion. As in Streuli’s works, everyone is very briefly skimmed over many times by the glances of many people, but nobody feels or behaves as if he or she is under scrutiny. 

 

Beat Streulis works are part of different national and international Collections, for e.g. of the Fotomuseum Winthertur; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Folkwang Museum, Essen; Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich und dem Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, to name a few.

Education

M.F.A., Hochschule der Künste in Berlin 




- Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan La Chambre, Strasbourg, France Maison des Cultures, Brussels, Belgium


2013

E.A.C.C., Castellón, Spain Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxemburg, Luxemburg


2012

Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello-Balsamo/Milan, Italy Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England


2011

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany


2010

Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium Murray Guy, New York, USA

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, Germany Dogenhaus, Leipzig, Germany


2009

MKgalerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Senda Gallery, Barcelona, Spain


2008

Mac's, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium Jordan Festival, Petra, Jordan Baltic, Sage, Gateshead, England


2007

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany


2006

Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany 

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, Germany 

Murray Guy, New York, USA University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA 

Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium


2005

MKgalerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands RWE Tower / Museum Folkswang, Essen, Germany


2004

Jablonka Galerie, Köln, Germany Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

LACE, Los Angeles, USA


2003

Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg, Luxemburg


2002

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France, Paris/Pontault-Combault, France

Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

Murray Guy, New York, USA Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Galerie Christian Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium


2001

Dogenhaus, Leipzig, Germany

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt, Germany

Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy


2000

Stedelijk Museum, with Gabriele Basilico, Amsterdam,

The Netherlands Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy


1999

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf and Kunsthalle, Zürich, Switzerland Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien, Austria Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan Spiral Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

Al-Ma'mal Art Foundation, East Jerusalem, Israel Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


1998

Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Galerie Hauser & Wirth 2, Zürich, Switzerland

Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France

Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany

Jablonka Galerie, Köln, Germany


1997

Tate Gallery, London, England Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Kopenhagen, Denmark


1996

Museum in progress, Wien, Austria Tinglado Dos, Tarragona, Spain

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France

New York Kunsthalle, with Adrian Schiess, New York, USA


1995 

Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, Marseille, France

Centre d'Art Contemporain / attitudes, Genf, Switzerland

Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland

Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

Le Consortium, Dijon, France Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg, Germany

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France


1994

Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Galerie Monica de Cardenas, Mailand, Italy Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst, with Suzanne Lafont, Bremen, Germany

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln, Germany


1993

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland


1992

 Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany Galerie Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland


1990

Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland




- Selected Group Exhibitions 


2014

Urban Spirit, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Le Mouvement 2014, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

9th Biennale dell'imagine, Chiasso, Switzerland

Die besten Jahre, Städtische Galerie, Nordhorn, Germany

Ich und die Anderen, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria


2013

Stadt in Sicht, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Nenn mich nicht Stadt, Lokremise / Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Le Pont, MAC, Marseille, France Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England

Chapelle Vidéo 4 - Le Flâneur, Musée d'art et d'histoire, St-Denis, France


2012

Kunstmuseum, Over the Rainbow, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Jewels in the Rheingold, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf,  Germany

Durchsucht, fixiert, geordnet, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Singen, Singen, Germany

I Spy, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

Sport in Art, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Krakau, Poland


2011

Open House, Singapore Biennale 2011, Singapore

The MOCAK Collection, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Krakau, Poland

Welt-Bilder 4, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany


2010

Guia secreta de la Rambla, La Virreina, Barcelona, Spain

Realismus - Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany


2009

 Look at me. Faces and Gazes in Art 1996-2009, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland

Les Espaces de l’image, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, 11th edition, Montreal, Canada

Das Porträt. Photographie als Bühne, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria

Gefrorene Momente, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland

Visions of our time. 10 years of photography at Deutsche Börse, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Identity in Motion, MKgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Silence, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland Chicago July 99, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland


2008

Wallonia, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Sichtbarwerden. Fotografische Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Fluid Street, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finnland

Street and Studio, An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, England

Memories for Tomorrow, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Voices, Sounds, Noises, Townhouse Gallery, Kairo, Egypt

Objectivités, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France

Street and Studio, An Urban History of Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Egypt


2007

Swiss Made 2: Präzision und Wahnsinn, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Egypt Mapping the City, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 

Kunstmuseum Luzern, 'Top of Central Switzerland', Luzern, Switzerland

Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement, BAC, Genf, Switzerland


2006

Being, in Brussels, Argos, Brüssels, Belgium

con sens, AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano, Italy Opening up art, Tate Modern, London, England

Projektion, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland


2005

 Belonging, 7th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Art Circus, Yokohama 2005, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

Motor Blues, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany


2004

Compostela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain Kunst Heute, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland


2003

Outlook, International Art Exhibition Athens, Athen, Greece Arquivo e Simulaçao, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lissabon, Portugal

Strangers, The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, USA


2002

Open City: Street Photography Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC/Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England

heute bis jetzt, Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany Wallflowers, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zürich, Schweiz


2001

Restaging the Everyday: Recent Work by Beat Streuli and Fischli/Weiss, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

We Set Off in High Spirits, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA

Norman Foster, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Köln Birmingham, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Subject Plural, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA


2000

Le Désert, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

The Gift of Hope, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Quotidiana, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scottland Autowerke, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany


1999

 People / Buchanan, Streuli, Wearing, Le Spot, Studio d'Art Contemporain, Le Havre, France

TRAFIC, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France

Mechanismus und Ausdruck, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Szenenwechsel, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany


1998

Every day, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany Remix, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France h:min:sec, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany


1997

Trade Routes: History, Geography and Culture, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg,South Africa Absolute Landscape, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan 

Framed Area, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

in situ, Biennale d'Art Contemporain, Enghien-les-Bains, France

The 90s: A Family of Man?, Casino Luxembourg/Forum d'art contemporain, Luxemburg, Luxemburg


1996

a/drift, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

Im Kunstlicht, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

Cityspace, Copenhagen, cat.Prospect: Photography in Contemporary Art, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Never Walk Alone, Photographers' Gallery, London, England

Propositions, Musée départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, cat.Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art 2, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA


1995

SzenenwechselI, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

How Is Everything?, Wiener Secession, Wien, Austria

beyond the Borders, 1st Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea L'Effet cinema / Collections en mouvement, Musée du Luxembourg

Paris, France 3. Int. Foto-Triennale, Galerie Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany

Fotofeis, Glasgow, Scottland


1994

Soggetto-soggetto, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy Et passim, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The Act of Seeing (Urban Space), Fondation pour l’Architecture, Brüssels, Belgium


1993

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA New Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

In their own image, P.S. 1 Museum, New York , USA

Verwandtschaften, Kunsthalle/Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


1991

Kunst mit Fotografie, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, with Kirsten Mosher and Sam Samore, Paris, France

Artistes de la Collection, Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France Lieux communs, figures singulières, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France