Renée Levi

For over thirty years Renée Levi has been questioning the medium of painting. She investigates colour, the application of paint, its body, and its space on various image carriers as well as in installations. She was born 1960, in Istanbul and grew up in Aargau. Today, she lives and works in Basel. After studying architecture at the HTL Muttenz/Basel, she studied at the Zurich School of Art and Design. In 1998, she started working together with Marcel Schmid as a studio partner. Recent solo exhibitions include at Villa du Parc (Annemasse, 2021); Musée d’Art, Histoire et Archéologie d’Évreux (2020); Biennale de Lyon (2019); Museum Langmatt (Baden, 2019); Istituto Svizzero Milan (2019) and at Galerie Freymond-Guth (Basel, 2017). In addition, the artist has been included in numerous group exhibitions, such as at MAMCO (Geneva, 2021); Öktem Aykut (Istanbul, 2020); Istituto Svizzero Rome (2019); Vin Vin (Vienna, 2018) or at Kunstverein Munich (2015). Renée Levi has received several awards, including the Prix de la Société des Arts de Genève, Arts Visuel, in 2019, or the Prix Meret Oppenheim in 2002. Moreover, Levi is the winner of the public art competition of the Parliament Building in Bern, Switzerland. The project will be completed in 2023. Since 2001, she has held a professorship in fine arts and painting at FHNW/HGK Basel.

Installation view: Mia, Moira and Mi, 2019, Biennale de Lyon
Installation view: MMXX, 2020, Musée d'Art, Histoire et Archéologie d'Evreux
Neta, 2019, Acrylic on cotton, 280x280 cm
Neta, 2019, Acrylic on cotton, 280x280 cm
Installation view: Rhabarber, 2019, Museum Langmatt, Baden
Installation view: Allora, 2019, Istituto Svizzero Milan
Installation view: Bulevistan, 2013, Haus Konstruktiv Zurich