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Yves Scherer
ResidenceBronx, New York
EducationUniversity of Lucerne (BA, 2011)
Royal College of Art (M.A., 2014)
MovementPost-internet, found object, sculpture, installation art, performance art, mixed media

Yves Scherer is a visual artist based in New York. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions throughout the world, including the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York, Kunsthalle Basel, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, ICA London, and Kunstverein Wiesen.


Scherer was born in Solothurn where he explored both the banks of the Aare and the Weissenstein Jura mountains during his youth. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Culture of Sciences at University of Lucerne, Basel and Berlin in 2011. After working as an independent artist in Berlin, Scherer received a Masters of Arts degree at the Royal College of Art in London. He currently lives and works in the Bronx, New York.


The actress Emma Watson was featured prominently Scherer's work, depicting her in broad spectrum of media and styles. The sculptures were presented in Art Basel Miami.[1] He discusses his sculptures of Emma Watson in an interview with Absolut Art . Other celebrities who appear in Scherer's artwork are Kate Moss, Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Lindsey Lohan, James Franco, Vincent Cassel, Macaulay Culkin, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Speaking about his Emma Watson figure at Closer, the German publication “Der Tagesspiegel” called it “the most glamorous thing to ever come out of Switzerland” [2] Speaking about the same show, Melissa Canbaz of Frieze wrote, "The exhibition succeeded in addressing issues of feminism and the internet without recourse to the expected tech aesthetic, as well as cleverly linking on and offline worlds.” [3] No stranger to controversy, Scherer often finds critics who question the intent behind his appropriation of celebrity subjects. Growing increasingly aware of his critics, Scherer decided to integrate images of himself into works featuring celebrities for future exhibits. In an interview with Vice Magazine to promote his show "Snow White & The Huntsman", Scherer stated, "Certain reactions to my earlier works have made me consider the relationship of myself as a person towards the subject of my art ... With this new work I tried to include my own body into the discourse as well, not being part of a grey mass of online audience but making myself vulnerable, too.”[4] This method was also used prominently in Scherer's second show at Galerie Guido W. Baudach, titled Single. One popular work from the show featured a large lenticular print that shifted between an image of Emma Watson smiling and an image of Scherer staring longingly into his iPhone. Criticizing the overall show, one AQNB writer wrote, "Scherer’s exploration of the subject is a representation of haphazard vacuity through an appropriation of symbols and packaging strategies, and perhaps lacks the investment necessary to explore these topics with any depth or commitment."[5]

Notable exhibitions by Scherer are Closer[6], East of Eden[7], Primal[8], Single[9], The Last of The English Roses[10], and Boys[11].

Some of the artists Scherer has collaborated with include Grear Patterson[12] , Sebastian Loyd Rees, Max Ruf, Emanuel Rhoess, and Ophelia Finke[13]

Scherer is currently working with the fashion company Rochambeau for their upcoming Spring Summer 2019 Collection.[14]


He's the recipient of a Förderpreis Bildende Kunst des Kanton Solothurn (2012) and a Swiss Art Award (2015).

He appeared on Artsy's "The Top 15 Emerging Artists of 2015" in December 2015.[15]

In 2016, he was listed on Forbes 30 under 30.[16] ArtNet's Alexander Forbes called Scherer the future of Post-Internet Art.[17]

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  1. ^ Basel, Art. "Yves Scherer | Mermaid | Art Basel". Art Basel. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. ^ JENS MÜLLER, VON. "Ein bisschen Glamour für Emma Watson| Der Tagesspiegel". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Canbaz, Melissa. "Yves Scherer | Galerie Guido W. Baudach Berlin". Frieze. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Nunes, Andrew. "Inside the Mind of a (Fictional) Kristen Stewart Stalker | Vice Magazine". VICE. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Wednesday, Ashe. "Investing in Yves Scherer's Single | AQNB". AQNB. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Exhibitions : Closer | Yves Scherer | Guido W Baudach". www.guidowbaudach.com. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Yves Scherer's and Grear Patterson's "East of Eden" at Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels". www.wheresart.eu. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cassina Projects / Exhibitions / Primal | Yves Scherer". www.cassinaprojects.com. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Exhibitions : Single | Yves Scherer | Guido W Baudach". www.guidowbaudach.com. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "YVES SCHERER _ THE LAST OF THE ENGLISH ROSES| Yves Scherer | GALLLERIAPIÙ". www.gallleriapiu.com. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Exhibitions : Boys | Yves Scherer | Guido W Baudach". www.guidowbaudach.com. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Link, Berlin. "Grear Patterson | East of Eden | Berlin Art Link". Berlin Art Link. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Forum, Art. "Yves Scherer and Ophelia Finke at Honolulu | Art Forum". Art Forum. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "Rochambeau x Yves Scherer | Rochambeau". Rochambeau. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Top 15 Emerging Artists of 2015". Artsy. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Yves Scherer". Forbes. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  17. ^ Forbes, Alexander (November 21, 2014). "Has Post-Internet Art Come of Age? | artnet News". artnet News. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

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