Florian Dombois (born 1966, Berlin) has focused on wind, time, models, and on landforms, labilities, tectonic activity, scientific, and technical fictions. As a professor he teaches at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, since 2011.

Stipendia / Prizes

03/2020: Wet Nippon, Japan travel grant by City of Bern (CH)

06/2019: Artist in Residence at la esquina in San Juan, Puerto Rico

01/2018: Artist in Residence at The Observatory, Singapore

09/2015: 1st Prize Kunst am Bau, Kantonsspital Winterthur (CH)

11/2013–08/2014: Associate Fellow at Collegium Helveticum (CH)

05/2013: Artist in residence at ZiF Bielefeld (D)

10/2012–10/2013: Research Fellow at Collegium Helveticum (CH)

06/2012: 1st Prize Kunst am Bau, Neubau Stadtschloss Potsdam (D)

02/2011 and 11/2011: Artist in residence at M.I.T. Cambridge (USA)

2010: German Sound Art Prize (Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis, D)

08/2010–01/2011: Research Fellow and Professor at Gutenberg-Research Academy of University Mainz / School of Music (D)

06/2008: Research Fellow at Center for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, D)

1998: Prize of Heraeus-Foundation (D)

07/1994–10/1997: PhD-stipendium of Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (D)

07/1989–04/1992: Stipendium of German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, D)

Solo shows (selection)

Florian Dombois & Christoph Oeschger: Filme des Windes, 08/11/2019–13/11/2019, Kunstraum Lüneburg (D)

Galleria del Vento, 08/07/2017–13/08/2017, Research Pavilion, Venice (I)

Inside Out, 03/07/2016–28/08/2016, KMD – Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp | The Forestay Museum of Art, Cully (CH)

Angeschlagene Moderne, 05/06/2014–07/09/2014, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (CH)

Room with a View, 19/06/2011–10/07/2011, Zbiornik Kultury, Krakow (PL)

Off the Record, 05/06/2009–19/09/2009, Galerie gelbe MUSIK, Berlin (D)

Essential Landscape (joint exhibition with George Steinmann), 29/08/2008–11/10/2008, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff, Bern (CH)

you are here | you are there, 28/02/2008–20/03/2008, Marks Blond, Bern (CH)

What are the places of danger?, 01/05/2007–20/05/2007, Imprimerie Basel (CH)

A Method and A Device For Reproducing Solid Body Vibrations For The Prediction of Fracture Processes In Solid Bodies, Particularly In The Earth Crust, 22/02/2007–27/02/2007, Marks Blond, Bern (CH)

Brekzien, 13/10/2006–10/11/2006, Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne (D)

terra antwort, 02/04/2003–10/05/2003, Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne (D)

Group shows (selection)

Porque para que haya fiesta también tiene que danzar el bosque, 02/07/2021–26/09/2021, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (S)

Sonifikationen – klingende Datenströme, 27/10/2017–28/10/2017, Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Berlin (D)

Wechselraum, 25/11/2016–17/02/2017, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin (D)

Welten bauen, 15/07/2016–08/01/2017, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich (CH)

Allegory of the Cave Painting, 20/09/2014-07/12/2014, ExtraCity Kunsthal, Antwerpen (B)

Präparat Bergsturz, 24/08/2012–11/11/2012, Kunstmuseum Chur (CH)

Moments suspended in Time, 23/08/2012–29/09/2012, Galerie Annex 14, Bern (CH)

Geo-Genesis 2012, 11/05/2012–24/06/2012, Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall Museum (JP)

ArtBoom Festival, 10/06/2011–24/06/2011, Krakow (PL)

The Last Freedom – From the Pioneers of Land Art in the 1960s to Nature in Cyberspace, 10/04/2011–16/10/2011, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz (D)

SoundPark BUGA 2011, 10/04/2011–16/10/2011, Bundesgartenschau Koblenz (D)

SoundART, 27/10/2010–07/11/2010, Praetorium / WDR, Cologne (D)

Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis, 22/08/2010–03/10/2010, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl (D)

Looping Memories, 11/05/2010–05/06/2010, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (E)

A Fantasy for Allan Kaprow, 26/04/2009–07/06/2009, Contemporary Image Collective – CIC, Cairo (ET)

Spectropia, 16/10/2008–25/10/2008, Riga Art Space, Riga (LV), 14/01/2007–25/03/2007, Media Museum / ZKM Karlsruhe (D)

Pre-Emptive, 18/08/2006–08/10/2006, Kunsthalle Bern (CH)

The Sound of Music, 29/06/2006–22/07/2006, VolkSystem Toulouse (F)

Klangraum-Raumklang, 09/07/2004–01/08/2004, KHM / Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne (D)

Hören und Sehen, Oktober 1994, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (D)