Christian Herdeg
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Christian Herdeg - Lichtkunst
Biography

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1942. Educated as a professional photographer, cinematographer and lighting technician, Herdeg works in Europe and Canada as a documentary filmmaker and feature photographer. From 1968 - 1971, Herdeg lives in Canada where his first kinetic light objects are exhibited in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago.

In 1971 he returns to Europe and concentrates on the medium of artificial light. Except for several longer stays in New York, he has since worked in Zurich as a light artist.

One-man* and group exhibitions

(Selection)

2017

Gallery lange + pult
Zurich*

2016

Museum Haus Konstruktiv
solo exhibition
Zurich

2015

Skulpturen Biennale Weiertal
"Lichtfloss" Installation
Datscha, Kulturort Weiertal
Winterthur

Edition VFO
Verein für Originalgrafik
May Edition 2015
Light object "blacklight ellipse"
Zurich

2014

Enlightened
Francois Morellet, Keith Sonnier
Christian Herdeg, Hanna Roeckle
Gallerie am Lindenplatz
Vaduz, Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Library Kunstgriff
"Argon Neon Squares" Installation
Löwenbräukunst, Zürich*

2013

Kunst 2013 Zürich
International art fair
Galerie Tony Wuethrich, Basel

Nice things
Kleinformate
Galerie Tony Wuethrich, Basel

2012

Kunst 2012 Zürich
International art fair
Galerie Tony Wuethrich, Basel

Edition VFO
Verein Originalgrafik, Zürich
Light object "black light/salomon"

Art Cologne 2012
46. Internationaler Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany
Represented by gallery Tony Wuethrich, Basel

2011

Kunst 2011 Zürich
International art fair 
"Lichtbühne II"
Gallery Tony Wuethrich, Basel

2010

unterdessen
Dialog gestern heute morgen
Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland

complete concrete
100 years of development
haus konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

Plus de Lumiêre
Eliasson, Flavin, Herdeg, Kowanz, Lévêque, Mercier, Morellet, Nannucci, Schwer, Sonnier, Turrell, Verjux, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Noir
Baselitz, Fontana, Herdeg, Penck, El-Hassan, Serra u.a
Gallery Tony Wüthrich, Basel, Switzerland

Galerie Hufschmid Staffelbach
Katrin Freisager, Christian Herdeg
Mette Stausland, Annelies Strba
Zurich

2009

Neon Delight
Christian Herdeg, Museum Kunstlicht in de Kunst
Eindhoven, Netherlands*

2008

Strahlkraft - Leuchtzauber
Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon
Celle, Germany

Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2007

Materiell-Virtuell
Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Lichtkunst
Herdeg / Schumann, Kunstmuseum Celle mit Sammlung Robert Simon
Celle, Germany

2006

Lyrical Neon
Galería Salvador Díaz
Madrid, Spain*

Ordnung und Verführung
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht
ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

2002

Global Art Source Gallery
Zurich, Switzerland*

Fassbender-Stevens Gallery
Chicago, USA*

2001

Artlight
Flavin, Turrell, Nauman, Sonnier, Morellet, Merz, Holzer, Kuball, Herdeg u.a.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2000

Seomi Gallery
Seoul, Korea*

Beyond the Circle
Insu Choi, Nigel Hall, Christian Herdeg, Paul Isenrath
The Moran Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

La nature imite l'art
Museum Espace de l'Art Concret
Mouans-Sartoux, France

1999

Roman Signer, Bernard Tagwerker, Tumi Magnusson, Christian Herdeg
haus bill, Zurich, Switzerland

Zum Kreis
Nigel Hall, Jean Maboulès, Christian Herdeg
Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Switzerland

1997/98

Regel und Abweichung
Forty Years of Concrete Art in Switzerland
Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
Neuchâtel; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany

1996

Galerie Jamileh Weber
Zurich, Switzerland*

Devant et derrière la lumière
Flavin, Turrell, Morellet, Kosuth, Verjux, Rockenschaub, Umberg, Herdeg u.a.,
Espace de l'Art Concret
Château de Mouans-Sartoux, France

1993

Galerie Jamileh Weber
Zurich, Switzerland*

1991

Galerie d'Art moderne
Basel, Switzerland

Skulpturen und Räume
Museum Villa Stuck
Munich, Germany

1990

Museum Baviera
Zurich, Switzerland

1988

Minimalistic Tendencies
Stiftung für konkrete und konstruktive Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

1986-90

Konkret Schweiz heute
Travelling show, Helsinki, Bonn, Berlin, Warschau

1985

Le strutture della visualità
Museo Civico di Varese, Italy

1984

Entwicklung zur Gegenwart
Kunsthaus Aarau, Switzerland

1983

Galerie Jamileh Weber
Zurich, Switzerland*

Künstler aus Europa und Übersee
Arbeiten im Röhmerwerk, Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

1982

Sans titre,quatre années d’acquisition
Musée Toulon, France

Neue Kunst aus Schaffhauser Sammlungen
Kunstmuseum Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Kunsthaus Zurich
Collection of Hans and Walther Bechtler, Switzerland

1981

Kunsthalle
Winterthur, Switzerland*

1980

Galerien Gimpel-Hanover and André Emmerich
Zurich, Switzerland*

Schweizer Museen sammeln aktuelle Schweizer Kunst
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland

1979

Schweizer Kunst nach Giacometti
Art 10, Basel, Switzerland

Galerie Beyeler
Basel, Switzerland*

1978

Kunstszene Zürich
Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria

L’estampe aujourd’hui
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Galerie Jamileh Weber
Zurich, Switzerland*

1977

Espaces 77
Porte de la Suisse, Paris, France

Galerie Schobinger
Richterswil, Switzerland*

1976

Galerie Maurer
Zurich, Switzerland*

„4xLicht“
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany*

The Electric Gallery
Toronto, Canada

1975

Gallery Lucy Milton
London, UK*

Swiss concrete Art
University Art Museum, Houston, Texas, USA

1974

Six Swiss Artists
André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, USA

Schweizer Kunst seit 1920
Kunsthaus Aarau, Switzerland

1973

Galerie im Trudelhaus
Baden, Switzerland*

Zurich Artists
Museen Jerusalem und Haifa, Israel

Galerie Lydia Megert
Bern, Switzerland*

1972

Schweizer Kunst heute
Museen Bochum und Graz, Austria

Galerie Bob Gysin
Dübendorf, Switzerland*

1971

Gallery Allan Wilner
Montreal, Canada*

Commissions

(Selection)

2016

vol à travers l'espace et le temps
LED Ellipse, RGB DMX controller
Roche Diagnostics France, Meylan

2013

Licht vor Licht
5 Argon/Neon Lightbobjects
Hoffmann La Roche AG, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland

2012

Synergie II
LED lightband, RGB DMX controller
Roche Diagnostics AG, Rotkreuz, Switzerland

2011

Panta Rhei IV
3 Ellipsen, animated LED light
Entrance hall Nydalen High School, Oslo, Norway

2010

Lichtkreise
LED
Barmelweid rehabilitation clinic, Aargau, Switzerland

2005

Dynamic Light Installation
Car park building Berntor, Solothurn, Switzerland

Panta Rhei III
computer animated LED-Installation running over six stories
Hospital, Horgen, Switzerland

2004

Dynamic Lightband
Pfizer of Switzerland headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland

2002

Twelve Dynamic Lightpanels
TRAFO multimedia entertainment center
Baden, Switzerland

Light Relief
Swimming pool
St.Moritz, Switzerland

2001

Light Band
Restaurant hall for employees of Rieter company, Winterthur, Switzerland

Light Columns
Yongsan family park, Seoul, Korea

2000

Light Relief
Main hall UBS Bank, Luxemburg

1999

Lightstructure on a waterplane
Barmelweid rehabilitation clinic, Aargau, Switzerland

1998

Three Light Facades
computer-animated
Allianz insurance company headquarters, Munich, Germany

1997

Synergy
Platz der Einheit, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

1996

Eight Lightcircles
University hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

1995

Panta Rhei II
Public library, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Light Sail
EWZ electric power company headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland

1990

Panta Rhei I
lightstructure running over six stories
Regionalwerke Baden, Switzerland

1988

Four Light Reliefs
faculty of computer science, main hall
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1987

Calligraphy II
UBS bank, reception hall, Basel, Switzerland

1986

So Near - So Far
seven acrylic prisms with argon lighttubes
Airport Zurich, Switzerland

Network
Novartis AG, entrance hall 135K, Basel, Switzerland

1982

Seven Bodies of Light on a Waterplane
Swiss Bank Corperation, Zurich, Switzerland

Color-Light Fields
Unfolding (7m)
Collection Hans C. Bechtler, Zurich, Switzerland

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