(Zürich, Switzerland, 1979)
Peter Fischli & David Weiss (Zürich, Switzerland, 1952 & 1946) live and work in Zürich, Switzerland. Fischli & Weiss have been working together since 1979. Selected solo exhibitions include Peter Fischli David Weiss, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; Peter Fischli, David Weiss, Goetz Collection, Munich (both 2010); Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Are Animals People?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Palacio de Cristal, Madrid; Objects on Pedestals, Sprüth Magers, London; and Parts of a Film with a Rat and a Bear, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi at Teatro Arsenale, Milan (all 2009). Selected group exhibitions include Radical Conceptual, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Analysis of Flight Data: Art of the 1980s: A Düsseldorf Perspective, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (all 2010); Waiting for Video: Works from the 1960s to Today, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (both 2009). Fischli studied at the Academia di Belle Arti in Urbino (1975-1976) and at the Academia di Belle Arti in Bologna (1976-1977). Weiss studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich (1963-1964) and at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel (1964-1965). In 2010, Fischli & Weiss won the Wolfgang Hahn Prize.