1963 born in Zürich

Citizen of Zurich, Switzerland  and Toronto, Canada

1981-1986 studied graphic design at ZHdK, Zürich

1987 Stage / Hochschule für angewandte Kunst (painting) Wien

 

 

Lectureships

 

Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung (University of visual arts) Lucerne 

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of visual arts) HGB Leipzig 

University of Boston (London) 

Fachhochschule Architektur Frankfurt

Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Accademia Architectura, Mendrisio

 

 

Selected one-man exhibitions

 

1996 Galerie Studio 10 Chur / with Seraina Feuerstein 

1997 Galerie Schenker Lucerne 

1998 Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg 

2002 Gallery of the University of Brighton 

2002 Galerie Werner Bommer, Zürich 

2002 Academy of visual Arts, HGB Leipzig 

2003 Metahaus Berlin 

2004 IG alte Halle Rapperswil / with Seraina Feuerstein  

2005 Galerie Costa, Pontresina / St. Moritz 

2005 Galerie Jürg Judin (Haunch of Venison) Zürich 

2006 Galerie Elisabeth Costa, Pontresina

2006 Galerie Pesko, Lenzerheide 

2011 Absolute Artspace, Barcelona 

2012 Museo Nacional Palacio del Marquez de Dos Aguas,Valencia

2015 LAMA, Latin American Modern Architecture, Sao Paulo

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

1990 Shedhalle, Zürich

1991 Kunsthaus Oerlikon, Zürich

1991 Art Magazin, Zürich

1991 Kulturpanorama, Lucerne

1994 Steirischer Herbst (co-conception club DADADA), Graz 

1994 Haus für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zürich

1995 Museum für Gestaltung, Basel

1996 Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen

1996 Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca 

1997 Galerie Schenker, Luzern

1998 UNO (world aids day conference), Geneva

1998 Royal museum of Art / AGI conference, Toronto  

1999 The Gallery of the University of Brighton 

2001 Galerie Werner Bommer, Zürich

2002 Stedelijk Museum "Le nouveaux salon des XX" / Amsterdam

2002 ongoing KUNST multiple-art / Art Zürich & Galerie Werner Bommer

2002 Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, "Le nouveaux salon des XX" / Albi

2003 Galerie Lelong, Zürich

2004 -2006 Artforum Berlin, Galerie Judin Zurich / Berlin

2005 ART Cologne, Galerie Judin Zurich / Berlin

2006 "Kunst und Bau" Architekturforum Zürich

2008 Christies, Kunsthaus Zürich "Swissart"

2010 Absolute Artspace Barcelona

2010 ART BASEL "special guest” Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zürich

2013 Museé Carré d'Art Contemporain Nimes, MOVING curated by Norman Foster 

2013 ARA Artcenter / Seoul (ECM) 

2013 Atelier Aki, contemporary art gallery / Seoul

 

 

Selected work in architectural context

 

1999 "EMME" Emmenbrücke / with Lussi & Halter Architects, Lucerne

2001 "Wallwork" for AMGEN European Headquarters, TGS Architects, Lucerne

2001 Sulzer Headquarters, Winterthur / Wallwork, with Burkhalter & Sumi Architects, Zürich

2005 Interferent-wallwork, New KV City of Baden / with Neff & Neumann Architects Zürich

2005 Zurich Financial Services, Mural for the new Headquarters / Architecture by Ramseier Associates,

2006 "HAMAM" Hotel Schweizerhof Lenzerheide / with Max Dudler Architects, Zürich / Berlin

2007 "NEWS" Wallwork Inkjet on silver, Kirchgemeindehaus Wollishofen / with Spiro & Gantenbein Architects, Zürich

2007 "The FIFA Presidents" FIFA Headquarters Zürich / with Tilla Theus Architects, Zürich

2008 “Bain rouge” public Interferent-wallwork for the City of Baden (collaboration S. Feuerstein)

2008 "Glattalpark" Interferent-colorconception Apartment Buildings / with Beat Rothen Architects, Winterthur

2009 „Hagendorn“ public school (collaboration S. Feuerstein) with Jüngling & Hagmann Architects, Chur

2009 “Papillon” Apartment Buildings in Zürich (collaboration S. Feuerstein) Guagliardi Ruoss Architects, Zürich

2010 -2012 Interferent-colorconception Apartment Buildings, Rotkreuz, with Lussi & Halter Architects Lucerne

2009 -2014 „Girasole“ SBB CFF FFS National Swiss Railways, New Headquarters Bern with Lussi & Halter Architects, Lucerne (under construction)

2011-2014 Interferentfassade, Shoppingcenter Spreitenbach, with TK Architects, Zürich

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

1996 Catalog “SINNBILDER” Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2002 Monograph "OPEN SIGN" by the University of Brighton / Academy of visual Arts HGB, Leipzig 

Lars Müller Publishers & ECM

2011 Catalog “MOONWALKER” Absolute Artspace Barcelona

 

 

 

Awards /others

 

1989 DU “diesseits dreissig” art and culture magazine nr.1

1991 Award of Recognition from the City and Canton of Lucerne

1994 Swiss federal grant

1994 Artis, art journal "club dadada"

1995 idea, design X, Japan

1996 "Sinnbilder"(symbols) catalogue / text Volker Schunck

1997 Beginning of the ongoing collaboration with ECM, Munich

1997 "Next" Swiss TV DRS / "Kulturzeit" TV 3sat

1998 Hochparterre, article "Quadratforscher"

1998 Lecture "the edge" for BDG Akademie, Munich

1998 "flag-ships" installation in Zürich international airport

1999 AGI congress “4-letter-word poetry-performance” Pontresina

1999 "TRUE LIFE" Kunstbulletin / Südostschweiz

1999 "4-letter-words" poem & music mix on cd

1999 "Next" Swiss TV DRS / "Kulturzeit" TV 3sat

2002 MDR Kultur “Artour” German TV and Radio Broadcast / Sachsen Fernsehen

2003 AREA 100, Phaidon press, New York

2004 BELLEVUE reviews in NZZ, Südostschweiz, Tagesanzeiger, Linthzeitung

2004 "Heidi Bucher / mother of pearl” retrospective-exhibition  / co-conception migrosmuseum for contemporary art, zürich

2007 BLACKBOX poetryperformance, Kino Apollo St. Gallen

2011 “Jasmin” & “RIO” by Keith Jarrett / ongoing coverdesign for ECM, Munich

Biography

I believe the greater art is, the more it questions meaning, without ever revealing all its mysteries.

Mayo Bucher 2018

Consequentely Mayo's main interest is to focus on the intersection of fine art towards architecture, communication and transcultural identity.

Since the passing away of his mother, swiss avantgarde-artist Heidi Bucher 1926-1993 and his father, sculpturer Carl Bucher 1935-2015 together with his brother Indigo Bucher, the family and studio are likewise strongly envolved in managing the two estates.

www.heidibucher.com

www.carlbucher.com

since 2013 curatorial projects:

www.curuna-ardez.com