Thomas Haemmerli, (Zurich, 1964) works since many years in both mainstream culture and the art scene.

His media are speeches, happenings, performances, photography, film, sculptures and text.

Formative years in the radical youth movement in Zurich of 1980. Several years at the painting school Bettina Egger. Studied philosophy at Zurich university. Founder of several radio shows and the city magazine Nizza in Zurich. Worked for national TV in Switzerland, in Germany and as a correspondent in Paris. In leading editorial positions in newspapers and magazines. Quit journalism in 2005, but stills writes columns. He was co-author of a book on the history of Swissair and has written numerous introductions and essays for artist books and catalogues.
Director of the award winning documentary “Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse.”
Works currently on a book on soviet mosaics in Georgia, and on an art project about the representation of death in Mexico.

Exhibitions, Lectures, Performances, Films (selection)

2012
Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggh! That is tomorrow, video installation in collaboration with Daniel Cherbuin, Abwehr, Groupexhibion, Kulturzentrum Vögele, Pfäffikon
Performance: "Pimp My CV VI: Neun mal Gold" at: Silber Gold Bronze, Group Exhibition, Lessing1, Zürich
Performance: Prunkredner at Siebte Dadafestfochen: Cabaret Vulgaire, Perla Mode, Zürich
2011
Groupexhibition, Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Groupexhbition "Utopia on the abyss", National gallery - Veletržní palác, Prague
Text for Monograph on the artist Mark Divo
“Muldenmeditation” Groupexhibition “Kult Zürich Aussersihl”, Malzfabrik, Berlin
Music-Video for the Mexican Popgroup Afrodita
Text for monograph on the designer Hannes Wettstein
Artvideo „Dead Cow“, Taiwan
2010
Performance “Performance Fusswaschung”, Kunsthalle Friedricianum Kassel, Germany
Exhibit for „Wir Manager!“, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
Workshop „Subversive Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie“, Merz-Akademie, Stuttgart, Germnay
Intervention „Ear-Pics & Nicaragua“, Second Floor/Garash Galery, Mexico D.F.
2009
Groupexhibition & International Artistst Workshop Hualien, Taiwan
Lecture, Art Symposion, Hualien, Taiwan
Art Basel, Micro-Gallery-Exhibition “Divo Haemmerli Fine Farts”
Performance “Walking Red Carpet” during Art Basel
Performance “Pimp my CV III (Dienst nach Vorschrift)”, Meat Factory Prague, Czech Republic
Performance “Pimp my CV”, Subvision Artfestival Hamburg
Lecture and Project “Ears - Topless”, Ada Bojana Art Symposium, Montenegro
Lecture “10 Gründe, warum man Mickry3 lieben muss”, Gallery Modern, Zürich
Co-author of artists books for Thomas Ott “Unplugged” and for Mickry 3 “Mickry 3 Monographie”
2008
Installation with Mark Divo, NOD, Prague, Czech Republic
“Dumpster Meditation” with Daniel Cherbuin, Groupexhibition „Kult Zürich Aussersihl“, Museum Baviera, Züirch
5th International Dada Festival, Photo-Installation, Kolin, Czech Republic
Curator for Old Fashion Fine Art, Mark Divo “Jugend ohne Anker” and Mickry 3
6h World Film Festival Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
2007
Roundtable Situationism, Exhibition The Situationist International, Tinguely Museum, Basel
“Murrende Mehrheit”, Experimental-Clip for Agent Provocateur, Zürich
Documentary “Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse” (Zürich Film Award, Public Award Duisburg, Nominated for Swiss Film
Award)
Member of Swiss Film Academy
Experimental Film “The Gotthard is black”
14th Hot docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada
24. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm – Videofest, Kassel, Germany
60. Festival Internationale del Film Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland
15. Filmfest Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
31. Duisburger Filmwoche
2006
DVD for Artist and Yello-Singer Dieter Meier
2005
Co-Author “Swissair - Myth and Grounding” for Scalo Publishers
2002-2004
Guest lecturer Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, Paris
2002
Vote-in, Happening in Zürich and in Bern
Table Ronde "L'Actualité de Karl Kraus" with Pierre Bourdieu & Jacques Bouvresses, Paris
“Visuals - akutelle Bildkuturen”, Lecture, Forum Stadpark, Graz
1999
Main-Character and director of photography for Lucia Schmid’s Film “Haemmerli - A Selfportrait”
1998
“Torten-Video“ for Susann Walder with Daniel Cherbuin, “Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer”, Kunsthaus Zürich
Happening “Arschmalertour” with Jargon & Reklame, Kuckuck, Zürich
1997
Sleep, Remake (Experimental Film)
Fashion Rushes, experimental film/Installation with Michelle Nicol, Blauer Saal, Zürich
1996
Author of the theater play “Laetitia im Doppelbett” with Udo Eling for Schauspielhaus Zürich
1992
Happening with “Jargon & Reklame”, Deutsches Seminar, Zürich
“Switching form Slow to stop”, Happening, Zürich
1991
“Feierts selber, sackra!”, Happening, Austrian Embassy, Bern