Ralph Bürgin (*1980 Basel, lives in Basel, Switzerland) studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Zurich and Basel, where he graduated in 2018 with a Master in Fine Arts.

The painter and sculptor lives in Basel and works in his studio in France (Alsace). Recent solo exhibitions include Watching a Peaceful River at Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020, La place at Centre culturel suisse, Paris, France, 2019; and Pieces and Shadows at Kunstverein Diessenhofen, Switzerland, 2017.
Ralph Bürgin’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including 2021 at Wilde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland; 2018 at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland; 2016 at Ping/Pong, Basel/Miami, Los Angeles, USA; 2014 in «Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Werkbeiträge 2013» at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.

In 2019, a publication was dedicated to the artist as part of the Cahier d’Artistes series published by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, with a text by Felicity Lunn. The artist has also realized several projects in public spaces, including Gasträume 2020 in Zurich, curated by Christoph Doswald, and a sculpture project initiated by Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt in collaboration with the Department of Construction and Transport, which was presented at the Heuwaage in Basel in 2022.

2016 – 2018
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel
Master in Fine Arts
2001 – 2004
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel
Bildende Kunst



The great Escape, Livie Gallery, Zurich (Solo Show)

(Un)certain ground (Group Show), Centre d'art Pasquart, Biel
Embodiments (Group Show), Livie Gallery, Zurich
Project 8 (Group Show), Space25, Basel
Gasträume 2020, Public Art in Zurich, KiöR

Watching a Peaceful River (Solo Show), Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zurich
Wallpaper (Group Show), Le Labo

La Place (Solo Show), Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Splendid Isolation - Not in our Name (Group Show), Kunst Raum Riehen