CONTACT

Mail: contact(at)matthiasforster.com
Call: +41 76 332 96 96

Instagram: www.instagram.com/matthias__forster/
Web: www.matthiasforster.com

ABOUT

I am particularly interested in topics of public space. In my work I examine the traces and habitats of contemporary civilisation. The artefacts and found objects are a legacy of culture. I also examine the relationship between man and the environment. Further I love the tension between chaos and order.

In another field of work I focus on the balancing act between photography and painting. As a hunter and collector, my archive is the starting point for these works. Various techniques from the photography and the painting are used for the works.

BIO

I was born in Switzerland in 1976. As a child the camera and crayons were my favourite way to express myself. I graduated as an architect, later on I attended a self-taught photographer class and completed my photography studies at the Swiss school of journalism. I mainly work on long term projects.

NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS

2021 neutral density photography awards
     WIRED - untitled
     Honorable Mention in Fine Art

2021 Lensculture  HOME
     TRACES OF HOMELESS
     FINALIST

2021 16th Pollux Awards
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - HONGKONG SERIES, honorable mention
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - BANGKOK SERIES, honorable mention
     CHONGQING SERIES-TRACES OF DIVERGENCE, honorable mention

2020 neutral density photography awards
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - HONGKONG SERIES
     2nd place and silver star award in architecture


2020 Athens Photo Festival
     WIRED
     shortlisted

2019 Emergentes 2019 
     International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem
     TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-CHONGQING SERIES
     finalist

2019 Athens Photo Festival
     TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-CHONGQING SERIES
     shortlisted

2019 Fribourg Photography Investigation 2019
     A EXPLORATION-FREIBURGERLAND
     qualified for second round

2019 neutral density photography awards
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - BANGKOK SERIES
     honorable mention in special


2018 Lifeframer: Faces of Life: Where Soul meets Body
     MUMBAI GENDER ROLE
     Editors Pick
 

EXHIBITIONS

2022 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - HONGKONG SERIES
     FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona
     December 9, 2021 - January 8, 2022
     group exhibition

2021 poivre-et-sel -Givisiez
     METROPOLIS SUNDAY - HONGKONG SERIES
     solo exhibition

2018 Swiss Scool of Journalism (MAZ)
     CHONGQING
     group exhibition

2017 «fragil» / BelleVue / Basel
     BREATHING SPACE OF HERMES
     group exhibition

2012 Inkognito¡ #2 / kunstraum KEHLHOF / Stäfa
     ASIAN WALLS
     group exhibitionNew Text

ONLINE FEATURES

WORK

2020 WIRED
2020 METROPOLIS SUNDAY-HONGKONG SERIES
2020 A EXPLORATION HARD BOILED WONDERLAND
2020 TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-HONGKONG SERIES
2017 KRUNG THEP DIARY
2017 TRACES OF DIVERGENCE-CHONGQING SERIES
2017 A EXPLORATION-FREIBURGERLAND
2017 BREATHING SPACE OF HERMES
2014 MUMBAI GENDER ROLE
2014 GRID
2013 METROPOLIS SUNDAY - BANGKOK SERIES
2011 ASIAN WALLS
2014-2020 VARIOUS COLLAGES

MEMBERSHIP

near. swiss association for contemporary photography

PRINTS

If you are interested in prints contact me

LINKS

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