Marie José Burki

Born in Biel, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

Education

1981
Baccalauréat classique (latin- grec ancien)
1988
Licence of Letters, University of Geneva, Switzerland
1989
Multimedia Degree, School of Art and design, Geneva, Switzerland

Teaching

1994-2004
Advisor at Rijksakademie, Artist in residence, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 -2002
National School of Fine Arts, Lyon, France
2003-2008
Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hambourg, Germany
Since 2009
National School of Fine Arts, Paris, France

Grants

1989
Bourse Simon Patino: séjour à la Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Bourse Fédérale Switzerland
1989-1990
Bourse PS1 Studio Program, New York, USA
Bourse de séjour à la Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
1992
Bourse fédérale, Switzerland

Awards

1985
Unesco award of Video Festival , Locarno, Switzerland
1988
3rd Vicennale Bonn second award, Germany
1992
Foundation Vordemberge-Gildewart Award, Düsseldorf, Germany
1993
Nordmann Award, Geneva, Switzerland
1996
Art video award, UBS, Switzerland
1998
Bank Society Award, Switzerland "200ième anniversary"
MUBA Award
2000
Bank award of Geneva, Switzerland
2002
Maret Oppenheim Award, Office fédéral de la culture, Switzerland

Public Collections
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Musée de Rochechouard, France
FNAC (commande publique) Paris, France
Kunsthaus de Zürich, Switzerland
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Collection de la ville de Bienne, Switzerland
Centre Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
FRAC Bretagne, France
FRAC Jura, France
Communauté française de Belgique, Belgium
Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand Hornu, Belgium
Photography, neon, text and video are the preferred media used by Marie José Burki. Using visual devices, her work focuses on creating constantly shifting relationships between static and moving images, which ceaselessly interrogate our perceptions of reality in a world saturated with images. Associated with close observation of the background of daily life, the confrontation of these media contributes to the realization of a 'fixed' temporality, and, by this very means, to an evocation of time as at once real and suspended, accurately reflecting its relationship to the world in which we live. The artist is drawn to images of waiting and idleness; the camera films languid bodies in the intimacy of a living room or a hotel room. Beyond an almost absent narrative, a description emerges which plays with pictorial and literary codes, questioning the relationship with the pose in the image, along with the concepts of duration, space and perception. The time filmed by Marie José Burki is not social time. Naked and stripped, the time which passes before our slowed gaze makes us reflect in a world saturated by the acceleration of time.
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Marie José Burki, Wandhaff
June 12 - July 30, 2021


Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
“The lines of life are various, like roads and the contours of the mountains…”, Wandhaff
September 10 - October 29, 2016


Solo shows

2021
Exposure : Dusk, Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

2019
Petit grand monde, galerie Xippas, Geneva, Switzerland
Exposure: Dusk, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

2017
Horizons of a world, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland
Un chien sur la route, au passage d’un promeneur, CRP, Douchy les mines, France
Sometimes shade, sometimes light, Gulbenkian Fondation, Lisbon, Portugal
Where was I born and what is my name, Kunsthaus Pasqu’Art, Bienne, Switzerland

2014
De nos jours, Theatre, Liège, Belgium

2013
Une place sur la terre, Galerie Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
Au jour le jour, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
In der Nähe, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2008
Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

2007
Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Horizons of a world, Château des Adhémar, Montélimar, France
De nos jours, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France
De nos jours, par ici, Centre d'art contemporain, Sète, France

2004
Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA

2003
Horizons of a world, Argos, Brussels, Belgium
Where was I born and what is my name, Kunsthof mit 2 Elefanten, Kunsthof, Zürich, Switzerland
Mais que pouvait bien raconter saint François aux oiseaux, Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu, Belgium

2002
Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Les Halles, commissaire d'exposition Laurent Busine, Porrentruy, Switzerland
Studio Galerie Lambert, Paris, France
Horizons of a world, Metronom, Barcelona, Spain

2001
Time After, Time Along, The River, (Hudson), projection extérieure et CD audio commandée par Minetta Brook, New York, USA
Time After, Time Along, The River, La Lettre Volée, Brussels, Belgium
Centre Pasqu'Art, Biel, Switzerland

2000
Time After, Time Along, The River (Thames), outdoor projection and radio broadcast, commissioned by Public Art Development Trust, London, United-Kingdom
Mais que pouvait bien raconter Saint François aux oiseaux, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland

1999
Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Württenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Ateliers d'Artistes de la ville de Marseille, France

1998
Galerie Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
Camden Arts Centre, London, United-Kingdom
Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

1997
Exposition:Dawn, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
A Dog in my Mind, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany

1996
Vidéaux, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valence , France

1995
Sans attribut, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Time after time, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

1994
Galerie Bruges la morte, Bruges, Belgium
Galerie Rachel Lehmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1993
Vereniging voor het museum van hedendaagse kunst, Gent, Belgium
Blindsight, Galerie Zeno X, Antwerp, Belgium
Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1992
Vidéaux, Le creux de l'enfer, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France

1991
IMEREC, Marseille, France
Galerie Rachel Lehmann, Geneva, Switzerland

1989
Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

1986
Centre Culturel Suisse, with Eric Lanz, Paris, France

Group shows

2019
Le Choix d’Albert, Xippas Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

2018
Shaping Light – curated by Albert Baronian, Fondation CAB, Brussels, Belgium
Robert Walser – Grosse kleine welt / Petit grand monde, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Nel Aerts, Vaast Colson, Marie José Burki, Mitja Tušek, LL Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium
The Women Behind, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Flowers, Galerie Baronian/Uhoda, Knokke, Belgium
Notre vie est un voyage, FRAC Corsica, Corte, France

2017
Private choices, Centrale For Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Infinite Sculpture, Fondation Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

2016
le langage des fleurs et des choses muettes (Ch. Baudelaire), Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
(Sus)tentation, La Brasserie, Foncquevillers, France
Nous pourrions danser ensemble - un regard sur la collection du Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève, Commun, Geneva, Switzerland
 « Diverses sont les lignes de la vie… » Hölderlin, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

2015
Rideaux/Blinds, Institut d'Art contemporain, Lyon, France
Biens publics, curated by Christian Bernard, Musée Rath, Geneva, Suisse
remember me, Galerie Michel Rein, Brussels, Belgium

2014
Bande à Part, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Ohne Achtsamkeit beachte ich alles, Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
partis pris, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Journées photographiques, Biel, Switzerland
Ritornando a Gand, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Le pont, Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille, France
Feu sacré, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland

2012
Who's afraid of red, yellow and blue ?, La maison rouge, Paris, France
Neon - la materia luminosa dell'arte, MACRO, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Rome, Italy
Holzwege. Sentieri erranti. Arte Svizzera dalla collezione delle Mobiliare, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Locus solus domesticus, A.VE.NU.DE.JE.TE, Brussels, Belgium
Passionnément, Musée des Beaux Arts, Ajaccio, France

2011
Colours.Couleurs.Colori… wie Farben die Kunst der Mobiliar bereichern, Mobiliar,
Bern, Switzerland
Indices, verstiges et prémonitions, Musée Départemental de Préhistoire et
d'Archéologie de Sartène, France
Rencontre en Polynésie, Abbaye de Daoulas, France
Animaux/Animots, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
Family Plot, Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Je suis seul, avec vous, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand Hornu, Belgium
The eye is a lonely hunter : images of humankind, 4.fotofestival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Germany

2010
Dans un jardin, Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
A table, Abbaye de Frontevraud, France
Cécité dans l'art contemporain, FRANKFURTER KUNSTBLOCK, Frankfurt, Germany

2009
Jeugdzonde. Over opus één en opus min één, LLS 387 Ruimte voor actuele Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Nothing is permanent, La centrale électrique, Brussels, Belgium
Ferne Nähe. ›Natur‹ in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Mise à l'échelle, Regard sur la collection, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium

2008
Schweizer Videokunst der 70er und 80er Jahre. Eine Rekonstruktion, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
Oeuvres de la collection, Centre Pasqu'Art, Biel, Switzerland
Nao te quero ver nem pintado, Fondation Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

2007
Touch-Down, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland
25th anniversary, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
The projection Project, Budapest episod, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2005
Playgrounds and toys, Art for the world, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Voisins officiels, Musée d'Art Moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Asq, France
Femme (s), Art for the World, Geneva-Musée de Carouge, Switzerland
Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Animaux…animaux, Musée d'Art contemporain, Lyon, France
Photographies, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Gesehene Worte Kunst mit Literatur, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
Enchanté château, exposition proposée par le mamco Genève au château d'Arenthon Nützlich- süss-museal, das fotografierte Tier, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
The Feast : food in Art, Art gallery of Hamilton, Canada
Charpente, Château de Nyon, Nyon, France
Zoo, La centrale électrique, Centre européen d'Art contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
Bêtes de style, Musée de design et d'Art appliqué, Lausanne, Switzerland
Farrago, Galerie Bernier-Eliades, Athens, Greece
The projection Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Equal and Less Equal, Museum in the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

2004
Le proche et le lointain, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
ArtUnlimited, ArtBasel, Galerie Nelson, Basel, Switzerland
ANIMAUX. Von Tieren und Menschen, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland

2003
Récentes acquisitions, Frac Bretagne, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France
Imago, Musée des Beaux-arts, Dole, France
Le beau corps de la mémoire, Musée des Arts contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium

2001
Close up, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
...troubler l'écho du temps, Musée d'Art contemporain, Lyon, France
Milano Europa 2000. Fine secoro. I semi del futuro, Triennale, Milan, Italy

2000
Pause, Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris, France
Close up, Kunstverein Freiburg, Kunstverein Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Une mise en scène du réel: artiste/acteur, Villa Arson, Nice, France

1999
Encounters off the Block, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA
Ecstatic memory, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris, France
International photography Biennale, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico Serialität:Reihen und Netze, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen, Germany

1998
Artificial, Figuracions contemporanies, Musée d'art contemporain, Barcelona, Spain
I looked at the Ceiling and I Saw the Sky, curated by Memory/Cage Editions, Kleines Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Travelling without moving, curated by Daniel Kurjacovic, Galerie Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
Freie sicht aufs mittelmeer, Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland et Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Reservate der Sehnsucht, Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany

1997
On the desperate and long neglected need for small events, Manhattan Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Cairo Video Visions 2, Centre des Arts el-Hanager, Cairo, Egypt
diskland, snowscape, Shed im eisenwerk, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
ANIMAUX ET ANIMAUX, Museum zu Allerheiligen/ Kunstverein, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

1996
Anima-l, Kunstverein Eislingen, Germany
Rules of the Game, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA
The event horizon,The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
In Etappen, Videonale 7, Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

1995
De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pour un couteau, Le creux de l'enfer, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France
Dialogues de paix, Office des Nations Unies, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Insomnie, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Fagel fisk eller mittemellan, Art museum of Västeras, Västeras, Sweden

1994
Video Suisse, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
Prospekt Schweiz II-Natur, Kultur, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Beeld/beeld, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Dialogue with the other, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

1993
L'objet théorique-de la main à la tête, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Transitt, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

1992
Galerie Bruges la Morte, Bruges, Belgium
10th World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany

1991
Extra Muros-Art Suisse Contemporain, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Neuchâtel, Switzerland and ELAC, Lyon, France

1989
Kunstverein, Fribourg, Germany
Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Galerie Zeno X, Antwerp, Belgium

1988
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
19&&, CNAC magasin, Grenoble , France

1987
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Wind im Getriebe, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria

1986
Von Bildern, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
Monographs and catalogues

Exposure : night, onestar press, Paris, 2008

Alain Cueff, Dimanches de nos jours et Simon Maurer, De nos jours, Helmhaus Zürich, Centre d'art contemporain, Sète, Steild Verlag, published in french, german ans english, 2007

Marie José Burki, text by : Daniel Kurjacovic, address, a dog in my mind, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand Hornu, published in dutch, french and english, 2003

Time After, Time Along, The River, La Lettre Voléee, Brussels, 2001

Marie-José Burki, texts by : Alain Cueff, Détroits de la fable, Annelie Pohlen, Die Emotion aus der kühle der sachlichen Distanz gewinnen et Michael Tarantino, Unbelievable: Burkis Animals, co-publication Camden Arts Centre, London, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Kunshallen Klaedefabrik, Odense, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, published in french, german and english, 1998

Sans AttributKunsthalle Basel, texts by : Christoph Grunenberg, Les mots et les images et Daniel Kurjakovic, Die Bewegung, die Differenz, zu einigen Arbeiten von Marie José Burki, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, published in french and english, 1995

Marie José Burki, text by : Luk Lambrecht, Enige gedachten bij het oeuvre van Marie José Burki, De Appel, Amsterdam, published in dutch and english, 1995


Show publication (selection)

To pass round the cakes, texte par : Jean Pierre Ostende, Tu t'es vu quand t'as rien bu?, Ateliers d'artistes de la ville de Marseille, published in french and english, 2000

A Dog in my Mind, Bernard Fibicher, Retroprojection et Daniel Kurjacovic, A Dog in my Mind, Kunsthalle, Berne, published in french and german, 1998
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