The Swiss artist's drawing installation will result from a series of youth workshops with Peckham Platform
Tracing Identities, Peckham 2017
Marc Bauer's (b. 1975, Geneva; lives in Berlin and Zurich) drawing cycles, installations and films reference images sourced from public archives and private family photo albums. His drawings address how displaced historic narrative and memory relate to, and are constructed by, stereotypes, power and ideological systems.
Bauer’s Frieze Project will result from a series of workshops with Peckham Platform, a creative and educational charity based in South London. The artist and the charity’s Youth Platform will be asking questions including ‘what is masculinity?’ and ‘how do gender concepts shape our environment?’, with their discussions forming the basis of Bauer’s presentation at the fair, and a separate installation on show at the Aylsham Centre in Peckham.
Marc Bauer studied at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva and attended the post-graduate program at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His works have been presented in numerous exhibitions including Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (2017), Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017), The Drawing Room, London (2017). He is currently a faculty member at the University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Zurich.
Additional support is provided by Swiss Cultural Fund UK.