Albrecht Schnider

On the Swiss and German art scene, Albrecht Schnider (born 1958 in Luzern, Switzerland) is a prominent exponent of the genre of painting. He has consistently developed his own idiom of form and colour, which oscillates between abstraction and figure, abundance and absence of meaning, closeness and distance.

Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, and the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, both in 2011. His work is included in numerous public collections, including those of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunstmuseum Luzern, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, and Swarovski, Wattens, Austria, among others.

In 1994 he was awarded the Manor Kunstpreis. Schnider holds professorship at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.

Since 1998 the artist has been living and working in Berlin.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ewige Gegenwart. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Graphischen Sammlung ETH Zürich
Group exhibition
February 24 – April 17, 2017

Marc Jancou at Giovanella Kunstglaserei, Saanen, Switzerland
Solo exhibition
February 2 – 26, 2017

Kunsthalle Bern, Schweiz
30 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern
Group exhibition
November 25, 2016

Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
Do you get what you see?
Group exhibition
November 25, 2016 – January 21, 2017

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Around and very close
Solo exhibition
March 19 – April 23, 2016

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Collectionneurs. Werke aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseums Luzern und einer Genfer Privatsammlung
Group exhibition
February 27 – November 27, 2016

Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany
About Painting. Part I
Group exhibition
January 16 – February 20, 2016

Marc Jancou, New York, USA
Instant Phenomenon
Solo exhibition
November 11 – 29, 2015

Selected publications

Helmhaus Zürich (Ed.)
Albrecht Schnider: Helmhaus Zürich
Published by: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2014
ISBN: 978-3-86984-533-3

Kunstmuseum Solothurn (Ed.)
Albrecht Schnider: Die Rückseite des Spiegels
Published by: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2011
ISBN: 978-3-86984-183-0

Haus am Waldsee (Ed.)
Albrecht Schnider: Am Ereignishorizont
Published by: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2011
ISBN: 978-3-86335-008-6

Aargauer Kunsthaus (Ed.)
Albrecht Schnider: Das noch Mögliche
Published by: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2006
ISBN: 978-3-938821-69-5

Information on shows at the gallery