Batia Suter

The Swiss-born, Amsterdam-based artist Batia Suter (b. 1967) studied at the art academies of Zürich (CH) and Arnhem (NL), and was also trained at the Werkplaats Typografie. Suter produces monumental installations of digitally manipulated images for specific locations, and works on photo-animations, image sequences and collages, often using found historical pictures. In 2007 and 2016 she published Parallel Encyclopedia and Parallel Encyclopedia #2, artist books based on compositions of images taken from old books she has collected along the years. Her other books Surface Series, Radial Grammar and Hexamiles (Mont-Voisin) are evocative montages of found images exploring the diverse resonances of geological shapes and landscapes, visual surfaces and image structures. The underlying themes of Batia Suter’s practice are the ‘iconification’ and ‘immunogenicity’ of images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. Her work intuitively situates old images in new contexts to provoke sur- prising reactions and significative possibilities. By this method, and with an attuned sensitivity to hidden harmonies and expressive accidents, Suter thus generates hypnagogic spaces where pictures can communicate by their own logic, in a force field of imaginative metamorphosis.

Solo Shows

2021
Blind Sensorium: Visual Anthropology, Matadero Madrid – Center for Contemporary
Creation, Madrid, ES
2020
Gallery of Futures, Patch 2: Armin Linke – 2036, BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels,
BE
Senza rughe, Vistamare Gallery, Pescara, IT
A Card or Maybe Two – Modalities of Photography, Marubi, National Museum of
Photography, Shkodër, AL
2019
Foto/Industria 2019. Biennial of Photography on Industry and work “Tecnosfera”, University
Library of Bologna, Aula Magna and Museo Marsili, Bologna, IT
Blind Sensorium. Il Paradosso dell’Antropocene, Matera 2019 – European Capital of
Culture, Matera (MT), IT
Carceri d’invenzione, within the XXII Triennale di Milano Broken Nature: Design Takes on
Human Survival, Milan, IT
2018
Prospecting Ocean, Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR-ISMAR), Venice, IT
2017
The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, Centre de la photographie Genève, CH
The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, Forum Ludwig Aachen, DE
OCEANS Dialogues between Ocean Floor and Water Column, Edith-Russ-Haus für
Medienkunst, Oldenburg, DE
2016
raumbilderfolgen, aut Innsbruck, AT
The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, PAC Milano, IT
Jeux Sans Frontières, COLLI, Rome, IT
2015
The Appearance of That Which Cannot be Seen, ZKM Karlsruhe, DE
2013
Armin Linke /Alpi, vai – Voralberger Architektur Institut, Dornbirn, AT
Russian Spatiographies, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, RU
Inside/Outside, Sciences Po – bibliothèque René Rémond, Paris, FR
2010
Il Corpo dello Stato, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT
Armin Linke, Heidelberger Kunstverein, DE
aut.raumproduktion.puffern, Armin Linke: Green Line - UN-Porträts, Innsbruck, AT
Future Archaeologies, Klosterfelde, Berlin, DE
2009
Concrete and Samples, Museum für Gegenwartkunst Siegen, DE
Settecentonovantatre, Galleria Base, Florence, IT
2008
Immaginario Nucleare, Museo della Calcografia, Rome, IT
2007
Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, DE
Galleria Vistamare, Pescara, IT
Bruchstücke einer Alpen-Analyse, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT
2006
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT
2005
Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Galleria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BR
Galleria Vistamare, Pescara, IT
2004
Structures, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, IT
An Uneven exchange of Power, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, US
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, CN
Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, CN
Biz-Art, Shanghai, CN
31 Art Space, Hangzhou, CN
2003
Invite #7: Armin Linke, Klosterfelde, Berlin, DE
Galleria Civica, Modena, IT
Accademia Americana, Rome, IT
2001
Muro temporaneo, Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT
Mahakumbhmela, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, IT
2000
Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, IT
Global Box, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, IT
4Flight Project - Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, IT
1999
Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT
1998
Sozialromantischer Ausblick, Newsantandrea, Savona, IT
Armin Linke - Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, IT
1996
Instant Book 1/2/3, Deitch Projects New York, US
1995
Armin Linke, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, SI
1994
Camera di Sicurezza, Galleria Guenzani and Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, IT

Group Shows

2021
Aquaria. Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
2020
Spiriti. Otto fotografi raccontano Giancarlo De Carlo a Urbino, Galleria Nazionale delle
Marche, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Urbino, IT
Down to Earth – Climate Art Discourse unplugged, Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE
Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe,
DE
Le Arti, 1966 - 2020. The practice of drawing, Vistamare Studio, Milan, IT
2019
Vom Leben in Industrielandschaften – Eine fotografische Bestandsaufnahme, Leopold-
Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE
Immagini dell ́ Italia / Images of Italy, Galleria d ́Arte Moderna, Milan, IT
16th Istanbul Biennial “The Seventh Continent”, Anadolu Club, The Yellow Building Island
(Ada-i-Kebir), Princes ́ Island, Istanbul, TR
UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You, Vienna Biennale for change 2019, MAK –
Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT
Remembering Landscape, LUCA School of Art, Brussels, BE
OSMOSCOSMOS – 50JPG 2019, 6th Triennial of photography in Geneve, Centre de la
photographie, Geneve, CH
Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Kubus. Sparda-Kunstpreis 2019, (Armin Linke in collaboration with Estelle Blanschke),
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE
Obbiettivi su Burri, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri, Città di Castello (Perugia)
Fauna of Mirrors, Chennai Photo Biennale, Chennai, IN
The New Alphabet– Opening Days, HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
2018
Landschaft, die sich erinnert, MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art,
Bucharest, RO
Motiplicazioni, Museo MAGA, Gallarate (VA), IT
Armin Linke – Alpi, Aeroporto di Milano Malpensa, Somma Lombardo (VA), IT
Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald / Disappearing Legacies: The World as
Forest (Part III), Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Martin-Luther-
Universität Halle/Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, DE
Exploring the Arctic Ocean, Visual Art Center - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, US
Sguardi, Palazzo Drago, Palermo, IT
Alvar Aalto-Second Nature, Negoya City Art Museum, Negoya, JP
Alvar Aalto-Second Nature, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, JP
Suspended Spaces, Musée d'Art de la Province de Hainaut - BPS22, Charleroi, BE
Nomadic Mountains, SCHUNCK* Museum, Heerlen, NL
Landschaft. die sich erinnert, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siege, Siegen, DE
Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald / Disappearing Legacies: The World as
Forest (Part II), Tieranatomisches Theater, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, DE
Die andere Hälfte, Präsentation Sammlung Gegenwartskunst, Museum für
Gegenwartskunst Siege, Siegen, DE
Future Perfect, The Model, Siglo, IE

 

Future Perfect, Picture Gallery und Zilinskas Gallery, Kaunas, LT
Alvar Aalto. Architecte et designer, Cité de l’Architecture e du Patrimoine, Paris, FR
2017
Lavoro in movimento, MAST, Fondazione, Bologna, IT
The Oceanic, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, SG
Take me (I ́m yours), Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, IT
Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald / Disappearing Legacies: The World as
Forest (Part I), Centrum für Naturkunde (CeNak), Hamburg, DE
Weltuntergang - Ende ohne Ende, Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern
17 Volcanoes, NUS Museum, Singapore, SG
Open Codes – Leben in digitalen Welten, ZKM Karlsruhe, DE
Sagen Sie’s den Steinen. Zur Gegenwart des Werks von Danièle Huillet und Jean-Marie
Straub, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE
Arrivano i Paparazzi!, CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, IT
Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, USA
Architecture in Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, HR
Hämatli & Patriæ, Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art – Museion, Bolzano, IT
Other Testimonies, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim, DE
Corporate Arcadia, CIVA Foundation, Brussels, BE
Infosphere, Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico, MX
How To Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, AUT, AT
Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto – Second Nature, KUNSTEN Aalborg, DK
And what, for example, am I now seeing?, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, FR
Future Perfect, Museo de las Artes – Universidad de Guadalajara, MEX
Mexibility, We are in the city, we cannot leave, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola, México
City, MEX
And what, for example, am I now seeing?, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Les Moulins, FR
Alvar Aalto – Art and the Modern Form, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, FIN
Infosphere, Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes, México City, MEX
2016
Reset Modernity!, ZKM Karlsruhe, DE
17 Vulcanoes, ETH Zurich, CH
Manifesta 11, Zürich, CH
Places of Production - Aluminium, in collaboration with Giulia Bruno, 15th Architecture
Biennale, Venice, IT
Caméra(auto)contrôle, Centre de la Photographie Genève, CH
Extraordinary Visions. Italia, MAXXI Rome, IT
f/stop Festival für Fotografie, Leipzig, DE
Future Perfect, Museo La Tertulia, Cali, COL
Un Sogno fatto a Mantova, Palazzo Te, IT
House of One, Solo Galerie Paris, FR
17 Volcanoes, Canadian Centre for Architecture Montreal, CA