Raphael Linsi (b. 1982 Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist and curator living between Berlin and Porto. Linsi holds a BA in Fine Arts from HGK FHNW Basel and studied Psychology and Art History at University of Zurich.
Selected Exhibitions include: ‘I dropped a stick at the side of the road’, Oslo10, Basel, 2017 (solo); ‘Der Geruch des noch warmen Motors eines am Fusse des Berges geparkten Fahrzeugs’, Oracle, Berlin, 2016 (solo); Swiss Art Awards, Basel, 2014 (group).
Together with Pedro Wirz, Linsi runs the exhibition space Panorama Boa Vista in Porto. Other curatorial projects include: Twenty Years (2014-2015); Berlin, Lake & Only (2011-2013); Trin-Mulin and Basel-based curatorial collective The Forever Ending Story (2009–2011), which he co-founded.
Selected Readings and Lectures include: <3, Art Talks, Art Institute, HGK FHNW Basel, 2017; 754 B.C., Spike, Berlin, (organized by Montez Press), 2016; Editions – Los Caprichos, Pudding Explosion, Headshops, Cheap Art Fair, Slash: Hybrid Ecologies and Audiences Today, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2014; On boredom, Strange teaching, Held, Leipzig, (organized by Rainer Ganahl), 2014.
“There is an obvious absurdity to trying to make a cat love you. One that reminds me in passing of the works of the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, in particularly his repeated efforts to defy gravity in Falling I (where he films himself falling off a roof) and Falling II (riding a bicycle into a canal). What links Jan Ader and Linsi and makes their attempts intriguing is not the silliness of their activities but the seriousness with which they partake in them.” (Chloe Stead, 2017)
Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré Present FOUNDATION PAINTING SHOW
Jedrzej Cichosz, Olga Cerkasova, Adrian Falkner, Michael Fullerton, Paula Henrike Herrmann, Jan Kiefer, Andrew Kerr, Mathis Gasser, Raphael Linsi, Sophie Mackfall, France-Lise McGurn, Victoria Morton, Alys Owen, Max Ruf, Justin Stephens, Mandy Ure, Anna Diehl
Instead of being hung on a gallery wall, the paintings in this accessible and playful exhibition are placed on sofas in the window of the British Heart Foundation shop on Stockwell Street. Each day, Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré will arrange a new configuration of three or four pieces by a host of international artists.
Placed on the sofas, the paintings project a hard-won casualness, a contorted scene set and there they sit, hiding in plain sight, quietly championing the relevance of a little bit of irreverence.
Supported by Glasgow International. With thanks to The British Heart Foundation.
Thu 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm