Biography

John M Armleder 1948 born in Geneva, 1966-1967 Ecole des Beaux-Arts Genva, 1969 founding of the Fluxusgroup Ecart with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner Geneva, 1973—1983 founding of Galerie Ecart Geneva, 1992—2000 member of the Swiss Federal Comission for Fine-Arts Bern, since 1994 Professor at the Braunschweig Art Academy and at the Ecole cantonale d’art Lausanne, lives and works in Geneva and New York.
Solo exhibitions at Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman: 2016 FISH (Vienna), 2014 Scramble (Innsbruck), 2011 late (Vienna), 2009 Sunny side up, over easy and soft boiled (Innsbruck).
Numerous international solo exhibitions: 1986 Biennale Venice Swiss Pavillon, 1993 Secession Vienna, 2000 Projects 72 Museum of Modern Art New York, 2001 Enter at your own Risk II Kunstraum Innsbruck, 2004 Kunsthalle Zürich, 2006 Mamco Genf, 2006 Kunstverein Hannover, 2010 Lokremise Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2011 Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, 2012 Swiss Institute New York, 2014 Galerie l’elac – École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Musée national Fernand Léger Biot, 2018 Museion Bolzano, Le Salle de bains Lyon, 2019 Mamco Geneva, Schrin Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Aspen Art Museum.
John M Armleder has been invited to curate shows in galleries and museum numerous times, most recently: 2020 It Never Ends, John M Armelder & Guests, Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels.

Video | John M Armleder interviewed by Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels, 2019





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