Michael Günzburger (*1974, lives in Zurich) and pursues a playful research, publication, exhibition and studio practice. The production processes of drawings and prints with their collaborative forms, materials and research formats has become the focus of his work. He has a long standing practice in making art in collaborations with persons from crafts and sciences as a critical, and foremost social practice.
How things come together, stay together and dissolve again is a driving force behind his work, connecting his PhD Thesis on «Chimera» with Prof. Florian Dombois and the Author Julia Weber and the research Projects «Hands-on Documentation of Artistic-Technical Processes in Print» he conceived in Collaboration with Prof. Christoph Schenker and Mara Züst at the Zurich University of the Arts.
His multi-faceted materials are exhibited in galleries, museums, art spaces and public places in Switzerland as well as abroad. Günzburger has received several awards, including the Recognition Prize of the Foundation for Graphic Arts in Switzerland, the Monograph Prize of the Canton of Bern, as well as travel and research grants to India by the Swiss Arts Council.
Since 2012, the artist has published several monographs besides exhibition catalogs: among them Plots (2012), with recipes by Raphael Urweider, and Contact (2018), in collaboration with Lukas Bärfuss, both published by Edition Patrick Frey.
Michael Günzburger Personal Website
SIK-ISEA (Lexicon on art in Switzerland)
Research Project «Hands-on Documentation of Artistic-Technical Processes in Print»