Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zurich and studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich. He has exhibited extensively internationally, and his work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide.
Fischer’s exhibition Bruno & Yoyo was the inaugural show at Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz in 2015. The exhibition paid homage to Bruno Bischofberger, whose gallery had occu-pied the space since 2009. Fischer presented a series of new paintings and a life-size wax sculpture of Bruno and his wife Yoyo seated on a pair of baroque oak chairs— the artist’s nod to the dealer’s collection.
Fischer has exhibited at institutions including Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Lever House Art Collection, New York; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; DESTE Project Space Slaughterhouse, Greece; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut; New Museum, New York; Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney; Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Texas; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Kunsthaus Zürich; Espace 315, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Fischer lives and works in New York.