ABOUT

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.

Education
2016 – 2018
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel
Master in Fine Arts
2001 – 2004
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Basel
Bildende Kunst
2000 – 2001
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Zürich
Vorkurs


Exhibitions

2022
(UN)CERTAIN GROUND | Centre d'art Pasquart, Biel
EMBODIMENTS | RALPH BÜRGIN | SOFÍA DURRIEU | ROMAN GYSIN, Livie Fine Art, Zurich
Project 8 | Space25, Basel
2020
Gasträume 2020 – Public Art in Zurich, KiöR - Public Art Zurich
2020

Watching a Peaceful River, Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zurich
Wallpaper, Le Labo
2019
Regionale 20. Splendid Isolation - Not in our Name
Kunst Raum Riehen