Born 1985 in Basel, Lives and works in New York and Zurich


BFA Zurich University of the Arts


Crisis Tourism, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Rotten Wood, the Dripping Word: Shuji Terayama‘s Kegawa no Mari, MoMA PS1, New York (with Matthew Lutz-Kinoy)
Das Blut, im Fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim Birnenbiss, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Frieze Projects, Frieze London
Deficiency Depletion, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

««NO; NO; H»», Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Drip Event, The Power Station, Dallas (with Emanuel Rossetti and Stefan Tcherepnin)
talk talk talk, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee (with Kaspar Müller)

Tomorrow, Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto
Feedback, Karma International, Zurich
Fatuma Osman, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin

The Vanity, Los Angeles
Tongewölbe, T23, Ingolstadt

Drawings, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London, Karma International
DO IT TO DO IT, Kunstverein München
Æuroasia, Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen
Hydrate + Perform /Yes I Can! The Movie: A Preview, Swiss Institute

That Leaf! That Mushroom! That Palm Tree!, Karma International, Zurich (with Ida Ekblad)
Yes I Can!, Cardenas Bellanger, Paris

Yes I Can!, galerie du jour agnès b., Paris



Medusa:Jewelry and Taboos, Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris                                                                                                                                     Stop Work Order,THE SCHLOSS,  New York (curated by Rainer Ganahl)
Ellis King, Protean Vessel(S), Dublin

The Hellstrom Chronicle, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Your memories are our Future, Palais de Tokyo, Zurich (Manifesta 11)
The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien
Le Consortium, Dijon
TEAM 404, Zabriskie Point, Geneva
Use/User/Used, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Blackboxing, Room East, New York

Signal Failure, Pace, London
Group Show, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
Theater der Überforderung, Kunsthalle Zurich (directed by Barbara Weber)
Das Dreieck der Liebe – Körperlichkeit und Abstraktion in der Zürcher Kunst, Helmhaus
Pot au Fou, Kitchen Show, Troedsson Villa, Nikko, Japan
An Earthquake at the Racetracks, Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico

Haggard Caravan, The Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Leeds (with Jeanne Graff, Flavio Merlo, Emanuel Rossetti, Stefan Tcherepnin and William Z. Sauders)
Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri&, Modern Institute, Glasgow (with Emanuel Rossetti and Stefan Tcherepnin)
Filipino Art Museum, New York

Riotous Baroque, Guggenheim Bilbao (curated by Bice Curiger)
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
XMAS show, Francesca Pia, Zurich
The November Issue, Mathew, Berlin
From Morn’ Till Midnight, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Homes & Gardens, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

TCCA, NEW THEATER 2012-2013, APN Research, autoslides #1-3, shindisi home videos, the deleted scene, a fanzine as a museum / a museum as a fanzine, cut-out bin / apnegative, sci-fi sounds from the alienated kitchen, OOO &&& LaLL, hc r 1, Kunsthalle Bern (curated by Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti)
Book launch at Ooga Booga, Los Angeles
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Leslie Pool, Pittsburgh (curated by Amanda Donnan)
Cluster, 1m3, Lausanne
Deftig Barock, Kunsthaus Zurich (curated by Bice Curiger)
A strangely luminous bubble, HEAD, Geneva (curated by Marta Riniker-Radich)
Amy & Wendy Yaos Art Swap Meet, Joshua Tree
Istituto Svizzero, Milan (curated by Fluck / Paulus)
Shake‘n‘Bake, curated by Hard Hat, Praz-Dellavalade, Paris
Frieze Projects, New York

Crepe de Chine, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles (curated by Pentti Monkkonen) Performance : TCCA, Gutai Home Videos, Celebratory Feeback & more, 1m3, Lausanne
Inside/Out: Dressing the Monument, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee (curated by Piper Marshall and John Riepenhoff)
Glee, Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Cecilia Alemani)
Corso Multisala, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (curated by Tobias Madison and Emanuel Rossetti)
Platform 10, EWZ -Werk, Zurich
Amy & Wendy Yaos Art Swap Meet, Joshua Tree
How Soon Now, Rubell Collection, Miami

The Village Cry, Kunsthalle Basel
Matthias Faldbakken, Tobias Madison & Ryan Trecartin, Johann Berggren Gallery (curated by Asgeir Skotnes)
Malmö Turbo Props, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris (curated by Oliver Laric)
Of Objects, Fields and Mirrors, Kunsthaus Glarus (curated by Daniel Baumann and Maja Wismer)
On Publications, Portraits, Public Art and Performance, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (curated by Daniel Baumann)
Mike, Alec or Rufus?” (“Tom, Dick or Harry”), Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna
A Concert by Nils Bech & Sergei Tcherepnin with Projections by: Tobias Madison, Istituto Svizzero, Milano
Quick Brown Fox and Lazy Dog, Karma International, Zurich

Tbilisi 6. Never on Sunday (curated by Daniel Baumann)
Melodies and Rocks / Copyright, Karma International, Zurich
Arguments & Compliments, New Jerseyy, Basel
Une exposition de peinture, Zoo Galerie, Nantes
HAW-LIN, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel
Video Presentation, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Event Horizon, Raster, Warsaw (curated by Karma International)
The Swisscube, Istituto Svizzero, Rome (curated by Salvatore Lacagnina)
Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zurich
Regionale 9, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel

Hyper: Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti and Vittorio Brodmann, Schalter, Vrits, Basel
Video Presentation, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Regionale 8, Kunsthalle, Basel

Tbilisi 4: Everyday is Saturday (curated by Daniel Baumann Tbilisi)
Nieves and Used Future Zine Store, Ecart, Art Basel 38


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2017 Swiss Art Awards (nominated)
2015 Swiss Art Awards (nominated)
2012 Award of the Swiss Graphic Society (SGG)
2009 iaab travel award
2007 travel award of the basler kunstverein


Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
Kunsthaus Zurich – Museum of Modern Art, Zurich
Museum of Modern Art, New York


Tobias Madison, “Isa Genzken by Tobias Madison, ‘Mach Dich Hubsch!‘, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 29 November 2015 – 06 March 2016, (a photo reportage)” Frog, Number 16, Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017
Jacob Korczynski, “I chose the profession of theater not merely as a mode of artistic expression but as a way to participate in society” Flash Art, no. 310, vol. 49, October 2016, pp. 82-87
Julia Moritz, “School Kills. Julia Moritz on Tobias Madison at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover” Texte zur Kunst, no. 102, Juni 2016
Stephanie Murg, “Tobias Madison & Matthew Lutz-Kinoy MoMA PS 1 / New York” Flash Art, May 2, 2016
Michael Stoeber, “Glotzt nicht so romantisch – Ausstellung von Tobias Madison in der Kestnergesellschaft” Hannoversche Allgemeine, February 4, 2016.
Raimar Stange “Tobias Madison at Kestnergesellschaft” ArtReview, April 2016, p. 100
Tobias Madison, “Hey Motherfuckers, Here Is Your Generational Novel. Tobias Madison on Seth Price‘s Novel ‘FUCK SETH PRICE‘” Texte zur Kunst, April 4, 2016
Evelyn Steiner, “Tobias Madison” Kunstbulletin, no. 4, 2016, p. 80
Katharina Holderegger-Rossier, “Centre d‘édition contemporaine – Artist‘s voices” Kunstbulletin, no. 3, 2016
Agnes Bühring, “Kestnergesellschaft zeigt Madison-Ausstellung” NDR, February 4, 2016.

Barbara Casavecchia, “Portrait Tobias Madison. Nein wie in Ja” Spike Art Magazine, vol. 46, Winter 2015 / 2016
Travis Diehl, “Tobias Madison: Freedman Fitzpatrick” (review of “Deficiency Depletion”, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles), Artforum

Elvia Wilk, “Outside the Box”, Frieze d/e, June 2014
Francesca Gavin, “The Glasgow International Festival Proves its Continuing Relevance” (review of “Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri&”, The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow), Artsy, April 14, 2014
Paul Laster, “Tobias Madison, Emanuel Rossetti, and Sergei Tcherepin” (review of Tobias Madison: “Drip Event”, The Power Station, Dallas), Flash Art 291, January 2014

Tobias Madison, “Trouvaille”, Frieze d/e No.11, September 2013
“Uri Aran and Tobias Madison at Kunsthalle Zurich” (review of Tobias Tobias Madison, “NO; NO; H”, Kunsthalle, Zurich), Mousse, February 14, 2013
Brienne Walsh, “Dallas Art Fair 2013” (review of Tobias Madison: “Drip Event”, The Power Station, Dallas), Art Review

“Special Project by Tobias Madison”, Nero 28
Schaad, Gabrielle: “Tobias Madison” (review of Tobias Madison: “Feedback”, Karma International, Zurich), Frieze d/e No. 5

Quinn Latimer, “New Jerseyy”, Kaleidoscope 13
“Tobias Madison at Haus Konstruktiv” (review of Tobias Madison: “Drawings”, Haus Konstruktiv Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich), Contemporary Art Daily, February 14, 2011
Muller Dominikus, “Tobias Madison” (review of Tobias Madison: “DO IT DO IT DO IT”, Kunstverein, Munich), Artforum, January 2011

Gianni Jetzer, “Tobias Madison”, Kaleidoscope 08
“Tobias Madison at Kunstverein Munich” (review of Tobias Madison: “DO IT DO IT DO IT”, Kunstverein, Munich), Contemporary Art Daily, October 18, 2010
“First Comprehensive Solo Exhibition in Europe for Tobias Madison Opens” (review of Tobias Madison: “DO IT DO IT DO IT”, Kunstverein, Munich), artdaily

Daniel Miller, “Event Horizon” (review of “Event Horizon”, Raster, Warsaw), Frieze, May 2009


Tobias Madison. No;No; HEP, Beatrix Ruf, Kunsthalle Zürich (ed.), texts by John Beeson, Bruce Hainley, Tobias Madison, Beatrix Ruf, JRP|Ringier, Zurich.

The Swiss Institute Experience 2006-2013, Swiss Institute with JRP|Ringier, New York

«Drawings», 978-3-906011, Switzerland