Annelies Strba
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If one can ever speak of color-intoxicated photography it is standing in front of pictures by Annelies Strba (*1947 in Zug). The images seems to be lit from within, both saturated and enigmatic. Though the contrasts are exaggerated and the bodies always disintegrate into haziness, the pictures maintain something very personal, which transports a mood that makes them immediately accessible to all; the aura’s immediacy is undoubtedly one of the Swiss photographer’s fortes. She turns her attentive eye to her family, in particular to her three children, and to themes such as “outside in the world,” which reflect the difficulties, tristesse, and the Shadows of the Times (the title of her book). The results are archetypal icons and images of mysterious guises of nature as well as illuminations of historic and social focal points of emotional directness.
Strba has relied on video for ten years. She edits and condenses make-believe sequences from the film stills that she filters out. Her work with the camera seems a physical necessity, one she has pursued since the age of 15. When everyday routine with its shredding pettiness threatens to get her down, she reaches for her camera: “When I look through the lens, I am back to myself.”

Dr. Boris von Brauchitsch

born in Zug

1971-73Federal stipend for applied arts
1984-85Travel in Schlesien (Poland)
1991Atelier El Cabrito La Gomera, Canary Islands
1994Travel in Japan
1995Travel in Japan
Travel to Eastwood and Harworth
1996Atelier Landis & Gyr, London
Travel through England and Scotland
1997Atelier in Paris (Cité des Art)
lives in Richterswil and Melide

Colecciones (selección)


FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen
Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris
Collection de la caisse des dZ¼p™ts et consignations, Paris
Fondation NSM VIE, Paris
Maison EuropZ¼enne de la Photographie, Paris
FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-Les-Rouen
Collection Première Heure, St. Cloud

United Kingdom

Celebrity Cruises, London
Leeds City Art Gallery, England
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


Hamburger Kunsthalle
Sammlung HVB Group


Sammlung BosshardKunstmuseum Bern
Fotomuseum WinterthurKunsthaus Zug
Kunsthaus ZurichSchweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich
Zürcher Kantonalbank, ZKB Private Banking, Zurich


Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles

Solo Exposiciones (Selección)


Annelies Strba, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

2004Gemeente Museum, The Haag
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Galerie Anton Meier, Genève
2003Annelies Strba. Shades of Time, La Filature, Mulhouse (with Claude Batho, Léa Crespi)
NYIMA, Autostadt Volkswagen, Wolfsburg
NYIMA, Helmhaus Zurich (Monograph)
2002New York I, Autostadt Volkswagen, Wolfsburg
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Nadine Gandi, Prague
Les cathédrales de monnaie, Fabian & Claude Walter, Basel
2001Raffaella Cortese, Milan
Kunsthaus Zug
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Paris – New York, Galerie 13 Quai Voltaire, Paris
Shades of Time, Centre national de la photographie, Paris
Centre pour l'image contemporaine St. Gervais, Genf
2000 Frith Street Gallery, London
Gandy Gallery, Prague
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
Gallery Bill Maynes, New York
1999Eçoles des Beaux Arts, Nantes
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Fabian & Claude Walter, Basel
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich
Galerie Anton Meier, Genf
Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Gallery Karin Lovegroove, Los Angeles
Lost Garden, semina rerum – Irène Preiswerk, Zurich
1998Galerie EIGEN+ART, Leipzig
Gimpel Fils, London
School of Visual Arts, Milwaukee
Europäisches Fotomuseum Paris
FRAC, Basse-Normandie, Caen
Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Photographer’s Gallery, London
Thread Waxing Space, New York
1997 Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Galerie Ars Futura, Zurich
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Galerie semina rerum- Irène Preiswerk, Zurich
1996Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Kunstverein Weimar
1995 Photographien, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle
Kunsthaus Glarus (mit Bernhard Schobinger)
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
Museum Moritzburg
1994Albers Museum, Bottrop
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Mythos Leben ( mit Jörg Herold), Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
Galerie Meile, Luzern
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
1993Galerie Bob van Orsow, Zurich
Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen
1992Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
Bananenhalle El Cabrito la Gomera, Canary Islands
Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Galerie van Krimpen, Rotterdam
1991Friedrichshof, Zurndorf bei Vienna
Centre d'art contemporain, Martigny
1990Kunsthalle Zurich, Aschewiese

Exposiciones colectivas (Selección)


la,actualidadrevisada La Trabacalera, San Sebastian

VIPER Basel / Image Forum Tokyo: Park Tower Hall – Tokyo, Goethe-Institute Kyoto – Kyoto, City Public Library – Fukuoka, Aichi Arts Center – Nagoya, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanzawa – Kanazawa, Yokohama Museum of  Art - Yokohama
Portrait, Galerie EIGEN +ART Leipzig/Berlin, Berlin
Kunst Berlin, University of Massachusetts und Hampshire College
2004Architecture Biennale Venice, photography section
Made, single-channel projections from Switzerland, parallel with Art Athina Athen
doublebind. kunst kinder karriere, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen
Rose c’ est la vie – on flowers in contemporary art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Galerie Le Long, Zurich
2003Summer at EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Neighborhoods, Photography – Painting – Video, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Basel
Nosotros y el mundo que nos rodea. Arte fotográfico contemporáneo de Suiza, Suiza en Arco '03, Sala del Canal  de Isabel II, Madrid (Kat./cat.)
Landscapes, Galerie Fabian & Claude Walter, Zurich
2002overtime, Rhodes+Mann Gallery, London
Claude Monet...bis zum digitalen Impressionismus, Fondation Beyeler, Basel – Riehen
Sommer bei EIGEN+ART, Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig
Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Schweiz, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Museum Bochum, Kunstverein Halle, Städtische Galerie  Villingen-Schwenningen Stadt, Kunsthaus Zug
Lindig in Paludetto, Zeitgenössische Kunst Milchhof, Nuremberg
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
En pleine terre, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, mit u.a. Gerhard Richter, Thomas Struth, Gilbert & George, Jeff Wall.
Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
Schaulager, Fabian & Claude Walter, Basel
Wald – Explosionen, Helmhaus, Zurich
2001Portrait, Lindig in Paludetto zeitgenössische Kunst, Nuremberg
Missing Link, Kunst Haus Dresden
2000Fernweh, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Basel
Städtische Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck
Gandy Gallery, Prague
fleurs, Museum zu Allerheiligen / Kunstverein Schaffhausen
1999Douglas Hyde Gallery, Edinburgh
Shades of time, Galerie Fabian Walter, Basel
Ars Futura Galerie, Zurich
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
New Museum of Contemporary Art New York
The Nude, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, Connecticut
Missing Link, Kunstmuseum Bern, Kurator: Christoph Doswald
1998Women, Galerie Tanja Grunert und Clemens Gasser
Underexposed, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Fotomuseum Antwerpen
Mütter, ACC Galerie, Weimar
Le printemps de Cahors
Le triangle, Rennes
L'imaginerie, Lannion
Swiss Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
1997 Antechamber, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Photography as Gesture, Staatliches Museum Schwerin
group show, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Zurich- ein Fotoportrait, Kunsthaus Zurich
Vertrauenssuche, Bonner Kunstverein with Cary S. Leibowitz and Iris Häussler
Aspekt: Landschaft, Engelberger Talmuseum
Transit, Fotografia degli anni 90, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea,
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, voglio vedere le mie montagne
Die Schwerkraft der Berge, Kunsthalle Krems
The Lost Garden, Palazzo Liestal
At the Beginning, 13 photographic beginnings, Helmhaus Zurich, Carte Blanche von Hans Danuser
1996 Prospekt 96 (Photographie), Frankfurter Kunstverein / Frankfurt/Main
Mauvais Genre, Reims
Kunstverein Bonn
The Eye of the Beholder, The Swiss Institute, New York
Im Kunstlicht, Kunsthaus Zurich
Mai de Reims, Reims
Kunstverein Düsseldorf
1995Surroundings, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
The Collection of Swiss Photography, Galleria Gottardo Lugano
1994The Epic + the Everyday. Contemporary Photographic Art, Hayward Gallery, London
Bad zur Sonne - Steirischer Herbst, Graz
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo , Another Continent
Galerie de la Tour, Amsterdam
Galerie EIGEN + ART, London
1993Galerie EIGEN + ART, New York
Räume der Technischen Sammlung, Dresden
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Galerie im Kabinett, Berlin
1992Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund
Städtische Galerie, Erlangen
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
Biennale Sydney
1991EIGEN + ART bei Kunst-Werke Berlin

Libros / catálogos (Selección)

Catalog for the group exhibition "Claude Monet ... bis zum digitalen Impressionismus", (curated by Dr. Markus Brüderlin), Fondation Beyeler, Basel – Riehen, 2002

Catalog for the group exhibition "Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus der Schweiz" (curated by Urs Stahel), Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Museum Bochum and Kunstverein Halle, 2002

Ån 1 – Ån 11”, Kunsthaus Zug and Annelies Strba, exhibition catalog, 2001

”New York Ån II, 1999 Paris Ån III, 2000”, exhibition catalog by Galerie 13 Quai Voltaire (Caisse des dépôts et consignations), Paris, 2001

Catalog for the group exhibition "Wald – Explosionen", Helmhaus Zurich, 2001

Exhibtion catalog, Home Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2000

ART FORUM New York, December 2000

Kunst Bulletin Nr. 6, 1999, "Was wir machen, ist Seelenarbeit", Annelies Strba und Balthasar Burkhard im Gespräch, Text (Interview) by Samuel Herzog in conjunction with the artists’ exhibition at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Basel
N 22, 20./21.9.1999, Nr. 218

Issue of Art, April 1999, New York

Facts, Nr. 8, 1999

Tune Out, Dez. 30 – 6. Jan, London, 1999

Kunst-Bulletin, Nr.6, 1999

N 22, 17.6.1998

La Sphere de L’uituine, Le Printemps de Cahohrs, 1998

Sisi, Galerie Menotti, Baden, 1998

ID, entiteit 7, De Zomer van de Fotografie, Antwerpen, 1998

Swiss Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sunkok Art Museum Seoul, Korea, 1998

Eikon, Int. Zeitschrift für Fotografie, Vienna, 1998

N 22, 17.6.1998

amanfang, Helmhaus Zurich, 1997

Tagesanzeiger, 25.9.1997

Tagesanzeiger, 18.8.1997

Cash Nr.38, 1997

"Shades of Time", Verlag Lars Müller, 1997

"Fotografie als Geste", Staatliches Museum Schwerin, 1997

Kunst-Bulletin, Nr. 9, 1997

Metronome, Nr. 2, Berlin, 1997

Mai de la foto, Reims, 1996

"Surroundings", Museum Fridericianum Kassel, 1996

Swiss Institute New York, "Sieben Schweizer Fotografen", 1996

"The Epic and the Everyday", Hayword Gallery, London, 1996

The Photographer’s Gallery Magazine, Great 21, London, 1996

Dazed 49, 1996

The Big Issue Nov30 – Dez. 6, No. 312, London, 1996

"Mythos Leben", Museum Magdeburg, 1994

Galerie Meile, Luzern, 1994

"Another Continent", Metropolitan Museum of Photographie, Tokyo, 1994

Galerie EIGEN+ARTt, New York, 1993

A. Strba, Edition Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, 1992
"Aschewiese", Edition Howeg, 1990
Tagesanzeiger 5.4.1990

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