Edgar Schmitz

Edgar Schmitz is an artist who produces escapist backdrops from film, sculpture, animation and writing. His work has been presented in national and international group exhibitions including “London Movies”, Bozar, Brussels (2005); “A.C.A.D.E.M.Y.”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2006); Steirischer Herbst, Graz (2006); “No Soul for Sale”, Tate Modern, London (2010); British Art Show 7, Hayward Touring (2010/11). It has been the focus of solo exhibitions at the ICA, London (with Liam Gillick, 2006); FormContent, London (2010); Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2012) and Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai (2015). Schmitz has also written extensively on contemporary art, with contributions to Kunstforum International, Texte zur Kunst and Artforum as well as contemporary, tema celeste and numerous catalogue essays. His book on Hubs and Fictions (with Sophia Hao) has just been published by Sternberg Press. Schmitz is a Senior Lecturer in Art at Goldsmiths, London.