Born in the swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds (alt. 1000m), ANTHONY BANNWART studied in Lausanne, later art alongside jewellery in Germany, and Fine Art in Film & Video at Central St. Martins College in London.
The transitive nature of each whole, the recognition of time, the definition of actions and objects, the opposite poles, the oscillation of points of view at play in each project, and the vernacular dialogue between the interdisciplinary parts are what truly define Anthony Bannwart's practice.Dedicated to EVOLUTIVE and TRANSITIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY projects from writing to direction: a methodology born from his study of film and art practices, that is consisted of personal perspectives through archives, archival materials, performative installations, moving images, texts, drawings or objects interspersed with historical, social, and artistic practices, often enriched by collaborations.
Hence the EVOLUTIVE condition of each project evolving over its undefined duration, being composed by new works, new directions, and possibly being in further development during its exhibition.The project's inner STRUCTURE invites to bridge this approach with various practices, potentially creating new ways for the artist to dialogue with other domains.The structure of the projects also refer to CINEMA, as the artist becomes here the writer, director, producer, and a character or the protagonist of each of his main projects, in order to nuance or contradict the position of 'an artist / curator'. 'TEMPOGRAPHY - conceptual video art project', co-founded with Magnus Aronson, exhibited first only a year after Anthony Bannwart's studies, as an urban intervention on built-in public screens in more than 200 buses in LONDON (04) and Birmingham. It was later adapted for galleries, alongside workshops, and been exhibited in (geo-political) capitals such as STOCKHOLM (06), SEOUL (08), HANOI (09), SOFIA (11), and PARIS (Nuit Blanche 2011). Since 2012 the project has been on hold and renamed MOVING IMAGE EVOLUTIVE PROJECT for CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL 2016. In 2006, the project 'A SES PARENTS - VARIATIONS AUTOUR DE LE CORBUSIER' written and directed in Switzerland by ANTHONY BANNWART intervened in two Le Corbusier's early houses with the noteworthy participation of world famous artist LOUISE BOURGEOIS, FELICE VARINI, scientists, musicians, architects, and young artists. This project was articulated upon notions of voluntary exile, offering, counter-offering, patrimony, family relationship, and architecture in Le Corbusier's birthplace. Its catalogue, 80 pages, hard-cover, compiled with various writings and essays was published in 2007, and was later included by the Harvard University Library, and various public libraries in Switzerland.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS :
APRES L'EXTASE SWATCHCLUB MAMCO GENEVA ART BASEL HK L'ASSIETTE DE FIBONACCI : DINNER 4 2 APRES L'EXTASE ET LA SUITE DE FIBONACCI DOMAINE LA GRILLETTE TOURNEMINE GALLERY GUEST ARTIST ANTHONY BANNWART GSTAAD
TOURNEMINE GALLERY GUEST ARTIST ANTHONY BANNWART GSTAAD EVOLUTIVE VIDEO PROJECT SEKERBANK CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL DESIGN WEEK TURKEY GUEST SPEAKER ISTANBUL POÏESIS LANORMALITÉ CLUB 44 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS CORRESPONDANCES GALERIE EDITIONS DU GRIFFON NEUCHÂTEL SCOPE LAURENT MARTHALER CONTEMPORARY ART BASEL RESOLUTION ANTHONY BANNWART LM CONTEMPORARY MONTREUX LANORMALITÉ POÏESIS EDITIONS DE L'AGE D'HOMME ESSAI LAUSANNE
REDIDENCE AUX EDITIONS DU GRIFFON NEUCHÂTEL ANTHONY BANNWART'S EXPERIENCE SOLO SHOW LM CONTEMPORARY ZÜRICH OVERVIEW ANTHONY BANNWART CONFERENCE SOLO SHOW GSTAAD POÏESIS HGISSUE NEW YORK
POÏESIS PROJECT LAUNCH - ARTBASEL MIAMI ODYSEA ANTHONY BANNWART QUARTIER GENERAL LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS RESILIENCE PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION HANOI ANTHONY BANNWART SWISS CREATIVE CENTER NEUCHÂTEL TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT DETROIT GALLERY STOCKHOLM PANORAMA I ANTHONY BANNWART LM CONTEMPORARY MONTREUX
SETE COLLINAS ABORTED PROJECT LISBON OVERVIEW RESIDENCY CONFERENCE & SOLO SHOW HANOI RESILIENCE OLM SPACE NEUCHÂTEL
RESILIENCE LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE ARCHITECTURE CENTER WASHINGTON DC
RESILIENCE ESQUIRE APARTMENT PROJECT NEW YORK WE FAIL ZATONYRA FUTUNK ANTHONY BANNWART GALERIA 2B BUDAPEST TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT NUIT BLANCHE 2011 PARIS TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT PLOVDIV SOFIA
VISION OF THE HOST SPECULATIONS BUNDESMUSEUM DÜRRENMATT NEUCHÂTEL TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT VIDEOHOLICA VARNA HYPERACTIVITY CAN NEUCHÂTEL VISION OF THE HOST PLANETARIA BUNDESMUSEUM DÜRRENMATT NEUCHÂTEL NO-ISBN GfZK LEIPZIG ARCHIVAGE ET CONFERENCE ANTHONY BANNWART CLUB44 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
HOMENAJE UNITED NATIONS GENEVA LABYRINT 09 BOTKYRKA KONSTHALL TUMBA SUÈDE TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT GOETHE-INSTITUT HANOI ACTUAL FEARS 2 CAN NEUCHÂTEL NOW JUMP! NAM JUNE PAIK ART CENTER CORÉE DU SUD
TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT GALLERY FACTORY SEOUL 2007 PAN SEANCE00 VIDEO ANTHONY BANNWART PARIS
A SES PARENTS VARIATIONS AUTOUR DE LE CORBUSIER LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS TEMPOGRAPHY CONCEPTUAL VIDEO ART PROJECT ZITA STOCKHOLM
TEMPOGRAPHY 24/7 200 BUS INTERVENTION PROJECT BIRMINGHAM LONDRES