Tobias Madison

Born 1985, Basel, Switzerland | Lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland

Tobias Madison, installation view of Workshop; 0, 0, 0, 0; and &&&&&&; Courtesy of the artist and Francesca Pia Gallery, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Youth Outreach Program and St. Stephen’s Church, Wilkinsburg, PA. Presentation supported by The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Walter A. Bechtler Foundation, and The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; Photo: Greenhouse Media


Tobias Madison uses video, software, and new media as tools for continuous recording, distribution, and thinking. Often, Madison’s artworks are produced through collaborative effort with an ever-growing network of people—whether they are artists, friends, musicians, designers, students, or people met by chance—carving out a space for action and interaction that pushes through conventional structures and old ways of thinking. Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at Kunsthalle Zürich (2013) and Swiss Institute (New York, 2010), and he has participated in group shows at Arnolfini (Bristol, 2013), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012), and New Jerseyy (Basel, 2009).

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More about the artist

"Drip Event" at the Power Station (Contemporary Art Daily, July 7, 2013)

Tobias Madison at Kunsthalle Zurich (Contemporary Art Daily, April 2, 2013)

Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti & Stefan Tcherepnin, The Power Station, Dallas (David Laster, July–September 2013)

Artist's Favourites: Tobias Madison (Spike 26, 2013)