Swiss designer and sculptor Carlo Borer works entirely in three dimensions, from the development of objects in virtual space using CAD to the precise craftsmanship with which he creates his sculptures in the real world. Utilizing a variety of materials, especially steel and stainless steel, he carries forward the use of high-tech tools such as lasers throughout his creative process to produce objects that are concrete yet unearthly, curvilinear yet not quite organic. Many of his works are left untitled, so as not to provide any predetermined associations, leaving the interpretation of the forms open to the viewer’s imagination, perception, and interaction with the objects.

Carlo was born in 1961 and he lives and works in Oberbipp, Switzerland.

Biography
Carlo Borer develops his objects in virtual space using CAD.
By means of complex method approaches in virtual reality and with the aid of high-tech tools such as lasers, but ultimately owing to his precise crafting by hand, his sculptures and installations come about in the real world.

Parallel to this, Carlo Borer also creates his NoReadymades and Spaceships, for which he allows himself to be guided by things he finds, placing these then in a new context.
The objects suggest a purported use, pretending to be utilitarian objects from a technically advanced civilization, but in this way they lead the viewer down the wrong track.
Here, the aesthetics and technical perfection thus become a means of deception.
What looks as if it were a Readymade is in reality built from imagination, constituting a reversal of the original process.

Recently, he has been increasingly devoting himself to an interest in architecture.

Since 1981 Carlo Borer has been working as a visual artist with exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
His works may be found in private collections and in public spaces.

Education:
2020 Hurricanes
2019 POP, Object about the development of human beings (amount) from UN Data.
2017 Pill / Hell-C
2016 Capsule | Meteor
2013 Drawings | Tire profile | Bitumen
2010 Clouds | Clusters
2009 Spaceships
2004 NoReadymades
2003 Objects from cupper
2002 Transformers | Loops
2000 Complex Objects from virtual Space
1998 Development of Objects with CAD
1991 Aluminum Objects
1990 Stainless-steel Objects | Rotation Bodies
1986 Polyester | Light
1984 First Installation
1982 Drawings and Paintings
1981 Matura at Solothurn

Solo exhibitions
2020 Radial Art Contermporain, Strasburg, Germany
2019 Beyond Fiction, Fabian-Claude Walter Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2019 I Am Alien, Kunstverein Olten, Olten, Switzerland
2019 The Loss of Order at Lightspeed, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 White Heart, Tramdepot Burgernziel, Bern, Switzerland
2018 Secret Garden, Galerie des Bains, Genf, Switzerland
2017 Transformer Clouds and Spaceships, Imagine, Oberbipp, Switzerland
2017 HELL-C, Imagine, Oberbipp, Switzerland
2014 Hidden Symmetry, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
2014 Carlo Borer – Matt McClune, Radial Art Contemporian, Strasbourg, France
2013 White Heart, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2013 Suspecious Beauty, Radial Art Contemporian, Strasbourg, France
2012 Bild Gedaechtnis Projektion, Galerie Schmalfuss, Marburg, Germany
2012 Espace D’une Sculpture, Visarte Vaud, Nyon, Switzerland
2012 Change is Possible, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
2012 Thinking Shape, Kulturforum Würth, Berlin, Germany
2011 Thinking Shape, Kulturforum Würth, Berlin, Germany
2010 ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2010 2Structures, Art Station, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2010 Art Karlsruhe, BEGE Galerien, Karlsruhe Germany
2010 2Structures, Galerie im Venet Haus, Ulm, Germany
2009 Die Verwandlung, Kunstgarten, Aarwangen, Switzerland
2007 When Fiction Becomes Evidence, Stiftung Rotonda, Jegenstorf, Switzerland
2007 Fixed To Torsion, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 All Lies About Gravity, Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2004 The Big Loop, Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 All Lies About Gravity, Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2004 The Big Loop, Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland
2000 Frozen Cities, Freitags Galerie, Solothurn, Switzerland
2000 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1999 Open Places, Kongresshaus Biel, Biel, Switzerland
1997 Sinking cities, BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1995 Rotation Bodies, Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1995 Rotation Bodies, BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1995 Galerie, V. Müller, Bern, Switzerland
1995 @ DLG-B Gebäude, Galerie W. Ursula Wittmer, Burgdorf, Switzerland
1994 Rotationen, Galerie W. Ursula Wittmer, Wangen, Switzerland
1994 Installation, Etienne Louis, Zuchwill, Switzerland
1993 Rotation Shapes, Galerie Zeta, Olten, Switzerland
1992 Galerie Tobias Loeffel, Basel, Switzerland
1992 Galerie im Talgutzentrum, Ittingen, Switzerland
1991 Contempo Galerie, Grenchen, Switzerland
1991 Galerie Ruth Allemann
1989 Schachen-Galerie, Oensingen, Switzerland
1988 Galerie Loeb, Oensingen, Switzerland
1985 Castel Burio Produktion, Solothurn, Switzerland
1983 Galerie Weber, Solothurn, Switzerland
1983 Galerie Schifflaube. Bern. Switzerland
1981 Freitagsgalerie, Solothurn, Switzerland

Group exhibitions
2020 Durchstarten, Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
2020 Auf Kollision, Kunstverein, Ingolstadt, Germany
2019 Small is Beautiful, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2019 No Roots, Kunsthalle Trier, Trier, Germany
2019 Roter Kunstsalon 4, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
2018 XX Positions, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 im Skulpturenhaus Löwenvilla, Galerie Schmalfuss Berlin, Potsdam, Germany
2017 Metamorfosi, Museo d’Arte Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland
2017 Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
2017 XX Positions, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Cross Art-ig, BEGE Galerien, Ulm, Germany
2016 Un Percorso d’Arte, Parco Scherrer, Morcote, Switzerland
2015 Radical Abstraction, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, Switzerland
2015 Skulpturen Biennale, Kulturort Weihertal, Winterthur, Switzerland
2015 Sculpture For New Orleans, New Orleans, U.S.A.
2015 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2015 Wirklichkeiten, Kultur Fabrik, Apolda, Germany
2014 Persektiven, Insel Mainau, Germany
2014 Sculpture For New Orleans, New Orleans, U.S.A.
2012 Nord Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2012 Bad Ragartz, Bad Ragatz, Switzerland
2012 True Blue, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 Art Container, Steffisburg, Switzerland
2012 Art Sculpture, Will, Switzerland
2012 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2011 Jetzt Kunst No3, Bern, Switzerland
2011 Evan Lurie Gallery, Indianapolis, U.S.A.
2011 Skulpturenweg, Starrkirch-Wil
2011 Böse Dinge, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
2011 ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2011 Nord Art 2011, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 BEGE Galerien, Ulm, Germany
2011 Frank Pages Gallery, Crans-Montana
2011 Skulptur Urschwiez, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2010 AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2010 Exposition d’art contemporain au Château de Rue, WUNDERLAND, Rue, Switzerland
2010 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2010 Regionale 11, Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland
2009 Haus Der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2009 Bad Ragartz 2009, Bad Ragatz, Switzerland
2009 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen
2009 Galerie Pesko, Lenzerheide, Switzerland
2008 15A Galerie, Lochem, The Netherlands
2008 Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
2008 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2007 Schlössli Bleichenberg, Biberist, Switzerland
2007 Regionale 8, Kunsthaus, Langenthal, Switzerland
2007 Ein Blick Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2006 International Sculpture in Agliè, Agliè (Turin), Italy
2006 Kunstraum Kirche, Wasseramt, Switzerland
2006 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland
2006 Pret À Porter, Galerie Krafft, Zürich, Switzerland
2006 Kulturage Kleinlützel, Kleinlützel, Switzerland
2005 En Plain Air, Schloss Waldegg, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2003 Forma Transforma, S11, Multimedia Projekt, Solothurn, Switzerland
2002 Artcanal, St. Bläise, Switzerland
2002 Art Plateau, Lamboing, Switzerland
2001 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
2001 Skulpturenweg, Starrkirch-Wil
2001 Der gehilfe, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany
2001 Der gehilfe, Barcelona, Spain
2000 Der gehilfe, Museum für Gesaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
2000 Kornhaus, Herzogenbuschsee
2000 Kunst im alten Slachthaus, Büren a Aare, Switzerland
2000 Kreisel, Kunsthaus, Grenchen, Switzerland
1999 Exit, Lenzburg, Switzerland
1998 BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1997 Art Multiple, Solothurn, Switzerland
1997 Aeschlimann-Stipendium, Kunsthaus, Langenthal, Switzerland
1996 Kunst-Linie, Wasseramt, Switzerland
1996 Mit schwarz Gänsehaut, Reto Emch Gezinen Gut, Alte Fabrik, Wanzwil, Switzerland
1995 Musée de la Science Fiction, Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon, Switzerland
1995 Artists of Bergamont, Gensler & Assoc, Santa Monica, U.S.A.
1995 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1994 Künstlerfreundschaften, Galerie V. Müller, Bern, Switzerland
1994 Schlösschen Bleibenberg, Biberist, Switzerland
1994 Neue Börse, Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Galerie Ingrid Hazelzet, Minderhout, Belgium
1994 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1993 Solothurn Connection 1, Brandsetter & Wyss, Zürich, Switzerland
1990 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1989 Eidgenössisches Kunststipendium, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
1988 Kunst zwischen den Schienen, Güterbandhof, Bern, Switzerland
1987 Junge Schweizer Künstler, Muba, Basel, Switzerland
1985 Kulturwurst, Galerie Contempo, Grenchen, Switzerland
1984 Projekt Liesberg, Liesberg, Switzerland

Art fairs
2020 London ART Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2020 Art Karlsruhe, Radial Art Contemporain, Karlsruhe, Germany
2020 Art Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2019 Art Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2019 Art Miami, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, U.S.A.
2019 KunstRai, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 KUNST Zürich, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
2019 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Art Miami, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, U.S.A.
2018 KUNST Zürich, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
2018 Art Karlsruhe, Radial Art Contemporain, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2018 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Luxembourg ART Week, Radial Art Contemporain, Luxemburg, Luxembourg
2017 St-Art Strasbourg, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2017 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2017 Scope Basel, Galerie Art Felicia, Basel, Switzerland
2016 KunstRai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 ART16 London, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2015 ART15 Madrid , Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2014 ART14 Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2014 ART14 Karlsruhe, Bege Galerien, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 Preview Berlin, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2013 ART13 London, Galerie Ivo Kamm, London, United Kingdom
2013 ART13 Madrid , Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2013 ART Karlsruhe, BEGE Galerien, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 AAF Bruessels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Artantique Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2013 Kunstrai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 ARTFAIR Chicaco, Evan Lurie Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
2012 KUNST Zürich, Ivo Kamm Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 Art fair Houston, Evan Lurie Gallery, Houston, U.S.A.
2012 Art fair Köln, Fischerplatz Galerie, Köln, Germany
2012 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Hamburg, Belgium
2012 Artantique Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2012 Kunstrai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Scope Basel, Frank Pages Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2011 Art Chicago, Evan Lurie Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
2011 Art Karlsruhe, Frank Pages Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Kunstsalon Eindhoven, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2011 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2011 ARTA Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2010 ARTI 10 The Hague, ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010 ST-ART Strasbourg, Frank Pages Gallery, Strasbourg, France
2010 Contemporary Istanbul, Frank Pages Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Scope Basel, Frank Pages Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 St-Art Strasbourg, Frank Pages Gallery, Strasbourg, France
2009 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 Art Bodensee, Fischerplatz Galerie, Bodensee, Switzerland
2007 Art fair Köln, Galerie Uli Lang, Köln, Germany
1991 A Basel, Galerie Brechbühl, Basel, Switzerland

Awards
2010 Award of Regio Bank, Solothurn, Switzerland
2008 Award for Sculpture, State of Solothurn, Switzerland
1991 Award of Exhibition of the year, Solothurn, Switzerland
1989 Award for Jung Artist, State of Solothurn, Switzerland

Publications
2017 Metamorphos, Museo d’ Arte, Mendrisio, Switzerland
2017 Transformers Clouds and Spaceships, Monographie Kerber Verlag, Berlin, Germany
2015 Biennale Skulpturen Symposium, Galerie Weiertal
2014 100 Jahre Schweizer Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
2013 White Heart, Haus der Kunst , Solothurn, Switzerland
2012 Art Container Steffisburg, Art Container, Steffisburg, witzerland
2012 Bad Ragartz. 5. Schweiz. Triennale der Skulptur, Bad Ragaz
2012 Urban Landscape Furniture, Hi-Design Publishing
2011 Kunst, Skulptur aus einer anderen Wirklichkeit, KUNST Mag
2011 Thinking Shape, Würth, Katalog zur Ausstellung, Würth, Switzerland
2011 Nord Art 2011, Büdelsdorf, Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 Jetzt Kunst No 3. schw. Skulpturenausstellung Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2010 LuxuryLife, Magazine
2010 AB Gallery, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2010 Kunst, Beilage Geschäftsbericht Ypsomed
2009 Bad Ragartz. 4. Schweiz. Triennale der Skulptur, Bad Ragaz
2009 Atmosphère, Dynamik in Stahl
2009 Skulpturschweiz, Bucher Verlag, Wien
2008 Peculier Geometries, Sculpture Mag, USA, Dr. Peter Lodermeyer
2008 Retro-Futurism, Ceasar Mag
2007 All lies about gravity, Katalog
2007 Fixed to Torsion, Haus der Kunst, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2006 International Sculpture in Agliè / Turin, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2006 Kunstraum Kirche, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2005 Between Baroque and Science Fiction, Lounge man No2
2003 Interaktive CD ROM, mit Michel Mast
2003 Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Kunstobjekte der Stadt Grenchen
2002 Heavy Metal, Raum und Wohnen
2002 Art Canal, Katalog der Ausstellung
1999 Flash Gordons faster service, Etienne Louis, Versch. Publikationen
1999 Denken fürs nächste Jahrtausend, Solothurner Zeitung
1998 Sculpture In Hollywood, Cash
1997 Böhler Aktiv
1997 TV Reportage, Santa Monica, von Claudia Laffranci
1997 Etienne Louis,Tele Züri, Tele Bern
1996 Kunst-Linie, Katalog zur Ausstellung
1995 Carlo Borer, Wohnrevue 4/95, Oliver Al Liebl
1995 Stars, Salz + Pfeffer No 8/9
1995 Rotation Bodies, Galerie Ruth Allemann
1995 Bildende Kunst im Kanton Solothurn, Kt. Kulturzentrum Solothurn
1994 Rotationen, Annelise Zwez, Artis No 11
1993 Carlo Borer, Wohnrevue 4/93
1993 Aluminiumobjekte, Katalog Galerie Zeta
1991 KVS
1991 Carlo Borer, Cultura No 1
1989 Werkjahrbeiträge des Kantons Solothurn 1989, Katalog

In public
Würth, Chur, Collection
Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, FL
Collection Biedermann, Donaueschingen DE
Franke Collection, Aarburg
Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz
Bystronic Laser AG, China
BIZ, Basel
Dehaan Collection, Indianapolis USA
Rutger Hauer Collection, Malibu USA
Stiftung Rotonda, Jegenstorf
ABB AG, Lenzburg
Tenba AG, Balsthal
Schwarz AG, Würenlingen
Museum of Art, Grenchen
BBZ, Grenchen
Güdel AG, Werk 1&2, Langenthal
Roviva AG, Wangen an der Aare
Gysi AG, Wolfwil
at the harper, Saint-Blaise / NE
Teltronic AG, Biberist `
Amsonic AG, Biel
Michel AG, Herzogenbuchsee
Bad Attisholz, Riedholz
Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz
UBS, Solothurn
Mathys AG, Bettlach
Several, Kanton Solothurn
Ambassadorenhof, Stadt Solothurn
by the river Aare, Stadt Solothurn