Nicolas Steiner

1996 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Nicolas Steiner is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other prominent artists such as Hélène Binet, Luciano Castelli, Aloïs Godinat, Stéphane Dafflon, and Emilie Ding. Nicolas Steiner was born in 1996.

Nicolas Steiner's exhibition

Nicolas Steiner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Five Gallery in Lugano (CH) with the exhibition Da Keith Haring a Greta. The exhibition was open from 24 November 2019 until 24 January 2020.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an prominent hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a shelter from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had produced some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Remarkable Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Nicolas Steiner

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