Mia Marfurt?s artwork is concerned with spacial displacement. Many of her pieces evoke drawing even if her artworks have parted the realm of drawing. If the line was a starting point it has been extruded, expanded and formulated into a physicality that has less to do with mark making and more to do with physics. This voluminiosity brings her to sculpture. Mia Marfurt?s drawings leave less space in the room. Materiality and form are considered in precise and highly refined processes throughout all of Mia Marfurt?s works. Structure, surface and texture are exquisitely resolved to make each work function in seductive and elegantly efficient ways. Tubular forms evoke passages and tunnels that elucidate moving energy as if electrical conduits or blood flowing through veins. Objects displace a greater volume than they appear to in Mia Marfurt?s oeuvre. Lines solidify as cylinders, flat becomes round and printed images reproduce form as Marfurt reconfigures physics. The extrusion of line into form demands our bodies to consider the space outside and around the object as our eyes gaze upon the object itself. Considering the beauty and the integrity of the objects themselves Marfurt inflicts a uncanny and revelatory deflection.


MIA MARFURT

Born 1985, Zürich, Switzerland, lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland


EDUCATION

2013
AUTOCENTER Summer Academy, Berlin, Germany
Stipend De Ateliers Stipend Programme De Ateliers
Bachelor of Fine Arts ZHdK, Zürich, Switzerland

2007
Art history, Universität Zürich, Switzerland


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Acqua Felice, FIAC Hors les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

2017
Easy Eyes, Galerie Allen, Paris, France

2014
Soft And Hard Factors, WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland

2013
Deutsche Oper, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland

2008
HEAVY CLOUD, Froh Aussicht, Samstagern, Switzerland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
For Pete?s Sake, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden
In Sweet Succession: Material Matters, Basis, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
Your memories are our Future, Palais de Tokyo + ACRUSH, Zürich, Switzerland

2015
SUPERIOR PROPS, Duo show: Mia Marfurt and Jessica Warboys, 1857, Oslo, Norway
Playing Pool with Eggs, Galerie Bernhard, Zürich, Switzerland
Julije Knifer / Mia Marfurt / Grear Patterson, HONOLULU, Zürich, Switzerland
Môtiers 2015 - Art en Plein air, Môtiers/ NE, Switzerland
Adrian Buschmann, Mia Marfurt, Henning Strassburger, Tyra Tingleff, STUDIOLO, Milano, Italy
A Form is a Social Gatherer, PLYMOUTH ROCK, Zürich, Switzerland
Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland
Puente, Kinman Gallery, London, United-Kinddom

2014
Courting Aporia, Alte Fabrik, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperwil, Switzerland
How do we solve a problem like Maria?, Nordstrasse 276, Zürich, Switzerland
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Switzerland
Hello Europa !, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France
ELEVATION 1049 BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, Gstaad, Switzerland

2013
Mia Marfurt 1 AM, David Renggli The Louvre, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten, Germany
Fabian Marti MARTI COLLECTION, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland

2012
Werkbeiträge Bildende Kunst Kanton Zürich, Switzerland
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Switzerland
Intentional Stance, Curated by Bojan Sarcevic, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011
ice cold ice Gerichtsstr. 23, Aufgang 3, Berlin Wedding, Germany
Komposition des Zufalls Edgar Frei Private Gallery, Eine Versuchsanordnung, Bern, Switzerland
Werk-und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Switzerland
Mia Marfurt, Wanda Nay, Kelly Tippsman, Zuni Halpern, Message Salon downtown, Perla-Mode, Zürich, Switzerland

2010
Wood you rather, Project Space K3, Zürich, Switzerland
ZHdK, Bachelor Ausstellung, Zürich, Switzerland

2008
ZHdK, Sommer-Ausstellung, Zürich, Switzerland


AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2014
Pepper House Residency, Kochi, India

2012
Werkbeiträge Bildende Kunst Kanton Zürich
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich


SELECTED PRESS

 

2018
Marie Maertens et Valérie de Maulmin, "Spécial FIAC - FIAC à l'infini", Connaissances des Arts, October 2018
Elena Martiniaue, " FIAC 2018 Brings Together the Finest Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art", Widewalls, October 2018
Michèle Humbert, "Paris après FIAC", exibart, October 2018
"La FIAC au Louvre, "Hors les Murs" au Jardin des Tuileries et au musée Eugène Delacroix", Presse du Louvre, October 2018

2016
Beata Cervin, "For Pete?s Sake- till minne av Peter Amdam", Radar magazine, September 2016           
Ina Blom, "For Pete?s Sake at Carl Kostyal Stockholm", CURA magazine, September 2016
Julie Beaufils, "Your Memories Are Our Future" at Palais de Tokyo", Contemporary Art Daily, June 2016

2015
Anna-Lena Herner, "Interview: Samuel Leuenberger", Artfridge, March 2015       
Andrea Ruggieri, "Condividere Esperienze Per Una Cultura Alternativa", Arte e Critica, 2015
"Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture at Ellis King", Mousse Magazine, 2015
Gemma Tipton, "Constructed Culture Sounds Like Conculture at Ellis King", Artforum, 2015
"Mia Marfurt and Jessica Warboys at 1857", Art Viewer, November 2015

2014
Clara Guislain, "Hello Europa !" at Galerie Valentin", Paris, Mousse Magazine, 2014
Eva Hediger, "Die Erwählten", Tages-anzeiger, July 2014
Philip Meier, "Die Wand ist nicht genug", NZZ, July 2014
"The gang", Numéro 10, Vanity Fair France, April 2014
"A cool approach to story-telling by Samuel Leuenberger", The Naked, 2014

2013
Galerie Münsterland, Mia Marfurt I AM / David Renggli - the Louvre, Verlag Kettler, 2013
Selber herausgegebenes heft (24 seiten) - Self-published book (24 pages)

2012
Philipp Meier, "Die Sonne war nicht Zeuge", NZZ, October 2012
Philipp Meier, "Eine Plattform für Zürcher Kunstschaffende", NZZ, July 2012
Paulina Szczesniak, "Gute Kunst aufgetischt, Stipendien aubgeräumt", Tages-anzeiger, July 2012
Babette Rijkhoff, "Twee kunstenaars over koning-popart", Esta magazine, March 2012

2011
"Der Zufall", Tages-anzeiger, September 2011
"Martin Blum Froh Ussicht", Kunstbulletin, May 2011
"Message Salon downtown Mia Marfurt, Wanda Nay, Kelly Tippsman, Zuni Halpern", like you, 2011
"K3 Project Space Wood You Rather", Kunstbulletin, 2011

2010
Publikation der ZHdK (Zurich University for the Arts) über Bachelor Ausstellung, "Bigger Brains Than Titts", 2010 - Publication from the ZHdK for the Graduates exhibition, "Bigger Brains Than Titts", 2010
"Installationen auf der Froh Ussicht sollen irritieren", Tages-anzeiger, 2010