Maia Gusberti

Biography
1971 born in Berne (CH)
1986-93 Graphic Design Studies, SFGB-B, Biel (CH)
1996-2002 Master in Media Arts, Univ. f. applied Arts, Vienna
2006-2009 Works between Vienna, Cairo, Berne
2010 Aeschlimann Corti Main Award (CH)
2011 Photography Award Canton of Berne, Distinction (CH)
2012 Werkbeitrag Fotografie 2012 Cantons of Berne (CH)

Lives and works in Berne (CH), Brussels (BE), Vienna (AT)
Co-Initiator: ‘Das Lehrerzimmer, Space for Books, Art & Cooking’ at PROGR, Berne
Member: RE-P.ORG, collective for visual and art concepts in Vienna/Berne

Prizes/Awards/Grants
2011 Photo Award 2011 - Award of distinction Canton of Berne (CH)
2010 Aeschlimann Corti Stipenduium - Main Award - 2010, Berne/Langenthal (CH)
2010-14 City Council Bern supported Atelier PROGR Berne (CH)
2008 Sussmann Grant, Vienna (AT)
2003 Premiere Grant, Univ. f. angew. Kunst, Vienna (AT)
2002 Prix Ars Electronica, Award of distinction - Net Vision, Linz (AT)

Residencies
2016 AiR at Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (NL)
2014 AiR, Bains Connectives, Brussels (BE)
2014 The Oberhausen Seminar Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (DE)
2011 AiR, Atelier Amman, Jordan (Pro Helvetia/Swiss Embassy/Darat el Funun)
2009 AiR, Atelier Rome, (BMUKK Austria, AT)
2009 Al Mahatta Workshop Residence, Bir Zeit/Ramallah, Palestine (Pro Helvetia, CH)
2007 AiR, Kairo, Artellewa, Cairo, Egypt
2006/07 AiR, Atelier Cairo, Egypt (Pro Helvetia, CH)
2004 AiR, Paris, Cité des Arts (BMUKK Austria, AT)
2004 AiR, Exstream Residency, Interspace, Sofia/Bulgaria (BG)

Acquisitions
2016 Digital Art Collection, HeK (House of electronic Arts), Basel (CH)
2016 Migros Aare Collection, Berne (CH)
2015/16 City Arts Council Biel/Bienne (CH)
2013/14 City Arts Council Biel/Bienne (CH)
2013/14 City Arts Council Thun (CH)
2012/13 City Arts Council Berne (CH)
2011 City Arts Council Biel/Bienne (CH)
2011 Arts Council Canton Berne (CH)
2009 Arts Council Canton Berne (CH)

Work Grants/Project Grants
2015/16 Project Grant Video City of Bern & Canton of Berne (CH)
2012 Work Grant Photography Canton of Berne (CH)
2012 Project Grant Video City of Bern & Canton of Berne (CH)
2010/11 Project Grant Sitemapping BAK (CH)
2008/09 Preproduction Förderung, BAK Sitemapping (CH)
2007 Project Grant Pro Helvetia / BMUKK Video Cairo.scapes (AT)
2005 Project Grant Migros Aare + BMUKK - Video Infravoid (AT)
2002 Project Grant Logicaland, BMUKK (AT)
2002 Commission BIG Torino (Biennale Internationale delle arte giovane) (IT)

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Bains Connectives, Brussels (BE)
2013 Fault lines, Fotok Galerie - Wien (AT)
2013 Video Window - Maia Gusberti/Margot Zanni, OG9 Zürich (CH)
2013 Videokunst.ch - Progr and Bienzgut Bern (CH)
2013 Maia Gusberti, Sept. 2013, Tom Bläss Atelier, Bern (CH)
2013 Maia Gusberti/Nino Baumgartner Krethlow Galerie, Bern (CH)
2013 Nachbilder. Screening Kunstmuseum Bern, FFV Stiftung f. Foto, Film u. Video
2011 Notizen/Matritzen, ImFocus-Kairo/EG, Galerie Beatrice Brunner, Bern (CH)
2010 A True Story, Grand Palais, Bern (CH)
2009 C.Scapes, Stadtgalerie Bern (CH)
2008 Travel.agencies, Contemporary Image Collective CIC, Kairo (EG)
2002 Logicaland, Forum Stadtpark Graz (A)

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2017 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin Paris (FR)
2017 How Much Of This Is Fiction, FACT Liverpool (UK)
2017 How Much Of This Is Fiction, HeK House of Electronic Arts, Basel (CH)
2017 Sans titre (paramètres composés), Stadtgalerie Bern (CH)
2016 «Interviewt» by Gilles Fontolliet, Book release at La Réunion, 22.07, Zurich (CH)
2016 On Landscape #3 at Lower Hewood Farm, Dorset (UK)
2016 Presentation at Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (NL)
2016 Artist Talk at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam (NL)
2015 Castelnuovo Fotografia - In Itinere, Castelnuovo (IT)
2015 Journées photographiques de Bienne, Biel-Bienne (CH)
2015 Lokal.Int, Subtitles for an unwritten Film. Biel/Bienne (CH)
2015 Décalage, Westfenster, Bern (CH)
2015 Forum im Juni. Bärenloch. Chur (CH)
2015 On Landscape, April - May 2015, Matèria Gallery, Rome (IT)
2015 Der Raum nach dem Raum, Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag (AT)
2015 Bern Baby Bern. Zu Gast in der Sammlung. Kunstmuseum Thun (CH)
2014/15 Cantonale Bern/Jura, Annual Exhibition, Kunsthaus Interlaken (CH)
2014 Walk a mile in my shoes, flat1. Vienna Art Week, Vienna (AT)
2014 InternationalArt Commons. Kunstallmend. Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
2013/14 Annual Exhibition 2013/2014 / Kunsthalle Bern. Kunsthalle Bern (CH)
2013/14 Cantonale Bern/Jura, Centre Pasqu’art Biel/Bienne (CH)
2013/14 Weihnachtsausstellung Krethlow Galerie & Kabinett, Bern (CH)
2013 Ausstellung Fotopreis 2013 Kt. Bern, Kornhausforum Bern
2013 Feu Sacré, Kunstmuseum Bern (CH)
2013 Rencontres Orient-Occident, Chateau Mercier Sierre (CH)
2013 Zwischenspiel: PROGR in House, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Bern (CH)
2013 James Lee Byars – and other perfect beauties, Krethlow Galerie, Bern (CH)
2013 Transform, Güterstrasse 8. Bern (CH)
2012 SELECTION | 2012, Prix Photoforum, PhotoforumPasquArt, Biel (CH)
2012 Cantonale Bern/Jura, Kunstmuseum Thun (CH)
2012 Cantonale Bern/Jura, Stadtgalerie Bern (CH)
2012 5th International Photobook Festival, Le Bal, Paris (FR)
2011/2012 Cantonale Bern/Jura, Musée jurassien des Arts, Moutier (CH)
2011/2012 “Whilst closely ...” Dampfzentrale Berne/Rawabet Theatre Cairo (CH/EG)
2011 Connect - Kunst zwischen Medien und Wirklichkeit, Shedhalle Zürich (CH)
2011 Fotopreis 2011, PhotoforumPasquArt, Biel (CH)
2010 Un..schärfen des Dokumentarischen, Kunstfilmtag, Düsseldorf (D)
2010 In Zwischenräumen Visarte.galerie, Bern (CH)
2010 Swiss Art Awards 2010, Basel (CH)
2010 Aeschlimann Corti Stipendium, Grant/Exhibition, Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)
2010 A l´ombre d´un doute, Frac Lorraine, Metz (F)
2010 8-Bit, Bon acceuil, Rennes (F)
2009/10 Welt-Bilder 3, Helmhaus Zürich (CH)
2009 Where are you, Townhouse Gallery Cairo (EG)
2009 El Mahatta Gallery / Riwaq Biennale (PL)
2010-12 ‘Billigproduktion’ Video Production for Marion Allon & Daria Gusberti (CH)
2009 a tower towards the sky Online-Institution/Exhibition Center: www.mouseum.ch
2008/09 Weihnachtsausstellung, Kunsthalle Bern (CH)
2008 Shift-Festival „record, record“, Basel (CH)
2008 Cairoscape. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (DE)
2007 Goodbye Privacy. Ars Electronica, Sunday.files, Linz (AT)
2007 Diagonale Graz, Short Film Programm, Graz (AT)
2006 The AustrianAbstracts, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)
2006 Arco, Digital Transit, Madrid (ES)
2006 Postmediale Kondition, Neue Galerie, Graz (A)
2005 BLANK. Urban Voids, Medienturm Graz (A)
2005 Signe Quotidien - Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (F).
2005 In the line of light - Beijing International New Media Arts (China)
2004 The Anatomy of the Now, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)
2004 Free Bitflows, Künstlerhaus Wien (A)
2004 Game Commons, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (US)
2004 Kunst am Bau Installation, FRAC Lorraine, Metz (F)
2003 World, Language, Iconicity, Rex/B92 Cultural Center, Belgrad, Serbien
2003 Abstraction Now, Künstlerhaus Wien (A)
2003 The Chrono-Files Lothringer13/halle, München (D)
2002 Prix-Ars Electronica Ausstellung OK Linz, (A)
2002 Change the Map, Brucknerhaus, Linz (A)
2002 Big Torino - The Big social Game, Biennale delle arte giovane, Torino (I)
2001 Sonic Television Gallery, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien (A)

© Maia Gusberti, 2012