Gina Fischli’s practice explores notions of aspiration, desire, and the allure of the consumable object. Rooted in her early studies as a stage designer, the Swiss artist combines familiar mechanisms of sculpture with alternative processes of production, often using craft-related techniques and intentionally unusual materials. She transforms her banal subjects—including domestic animals, wine glasses, household furniture, and birthday cakes—into fantastical objects of desire. With her own characteristic tongue-in-cheek humor, Fischli builds a world that is deceitfully playful and filled with conspiratorial potential.
Gina Fischli (b. 1989, Zurich, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. She received her MFA from the Royal Academy of Art, London in 2018 and her BFA from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany in 2015. She has had previous solo exhibitions at Karma International, Zürich; the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York; Chapter NY, New York; Soft Opening, London; Sandy Brown, Berlin; Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen; 303 Gallery, New York; SUNDY, London; DELF, Vienna; and Forde, Geneva. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Solothurn; Gabriele Senn Gallery, Vienna; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; PALP Festical, Valais; Sentiment, Zurich; Stalla Madulain, Engadin; Sculpture Garden, Geneva Biennale, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva; Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin; Fri Art, Fribourg; Weiss Falk, Basel; Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Royal Academy, London; among others. In 2021, Fischli created a site-specific public installation of banners for Cork Street Galleries, London.
Fischli’s work is currently included in Out of the Box – 20 Years Schaulager at Schaulager, Basel.