Paul Schwer, b. 1951, Germany, lives and works in Dusseldolf, Germany. 


Major exhibitions include;Sonnendeck, Hotel Friends, curated by Wilko Austermann, Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); Trockenbau-twist, Reuchlinhaus, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Germany (2019); The Windows/ Okno (solo), Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Slovenia (2018); Von beiden Enden (solo), Museum Ratingen, Germany (2018); Krisenraum (solo), Lutherkirche, Bonn, Germany (2017); Shining Shelter (solo), Clemens-Sels Neuss, Germany (2016); Paul Schwer: Caddesi (solo), Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany (2016); The shape of things to come (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2015); Licht auf Waldboden (solo), Städtische Galerie, Essen, Germany (2015); Paul Schwer (solo), Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany (2014); Spot on 6, Istanbul Diary: Tour- Retour (solo), Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); Home (solo), IKOB, Museum for Contemporary Art, Eupen, Belgium (2013); Das Fruchtfleisch Unserer Architektur, Galeri Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany (2013); Travelling Light, Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen, Germany (2013), and Big Baos, Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne, Germany (2012). Schwer has been the recipient of awards and scholarships including the 1995 Cité des Arts, Paris, France; Artist in Residence at Degussa Shanghai, China (2005-06); 2009 Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Germany; Residency Istanbul, Kunststiftung, NRW (2015), and he is visiting Professor at the Munster Art Academy (2016). Major public collections holding his work include Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany; Museum Kunstpalast, Germany; NRW State Representation, Belgium; and Siemens Collection, Germany.