Olaf Breuning was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1970 and currently lives and works in New York. He studied professional photography in Zurich, Switzerland, and went on to complete postgraduate studies in photography at the HSFG Zurich. Breuning has had solo exhibitions at Metro Pictures, New York; Migros Museum, Zurich; Chisenhale, London; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; and Magasin, Grenoble. He has also been included in several international group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial 2008 at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Looking At Music at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); All About Laughter at Mori Art Museum, Japan (2007); Let’s Entertain at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Selected Press

WHO WANTS MORE? An interview with Olaf Breuning, David Coggins, Artnet.com, November 17, 2009.

Olaf Breuning, Burkhard Meltzer, Frieze, January 2008.

Selected Video


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