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Roger Fähndrich (*1982, CH) is an artist, musician and performer living in Brussels. He holds a BA degree in Fine Arts from Bern University of the Arts (CH), and an MA of Visual Arts, Specialisation Autonomous Design, from KASK School of Arts Ghent (BE).

In his practice Fähndrich explores the interplay between personal and societal narratives and how they influence lived realities. As sensitive rock musician Roger F. he gives a voice to the inner and outer tensions and discrepancies of modern life. With The Center of Negativity he expands this work by offering a platform for the exchange about feelings within the arts.

Fähndrich is a member of School of Love, a platform for collective artistic practices reflecting on the notion of love as a public concern and exploring ways of being together. He is also involved in Door to Door, a social-artistic project that aims to counteract the increasing we-they discourse through conversations at the doorstep and in public space. Together with Tanja Schwarz, he gives workshops on the relationship between art and suffering in art schools.






Education
2018 - 2021 Master of Arts of Fine Arts, Specialisation: Autonomous Design, KASK, Gent
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Bern University of the Arts
2004 - 2005 Vocational School option Arts, Olten
2003 - 2004 Preliminary Course in Arts and Design, Aarau
1998 - 2001 Commercial Apprenticeship, Olten


Residencies
2021 radical_house, Brussels BE - writing for OOC
2021 Vooruit, Gent, BE - development SOL Workshop
2021 Buda, Kortrijk BE - development SOL Workshop
2021 C-Takt, Neerpelt BE - development „Am I Evil“
2021 Buda, Kortijk BE - development „Am I Evil“
2020 radical_house, Brussels BE - development „Am I Evil“
2019 Land in Sicht, Ottobeuren DE
2018 Greveniti GR


Workshops
2022 Kdg, St. Lucas Antwerpen, BE, Out Of Order Contemplations, Money and Art, 13.1.22
2021 Vooruit, Gent, BE, School of Love, for INFRA, 22.-23.11.21
2021 Vooruit, Gent, BE, School of Love, for Broederschool Sint-Niklaas, 25.-29.10.21
2021 KASK, Gent, BE, Out Of Order Contemplations, on Art Education, 28.3.21
2021 HKB Bern, CH, Hello Darkness my Old Friend, on Art and Suffering, 19. - 23.4.21
2021 State of the Arts, Out Of Order Contemplations, on Art Education, 27.3.21 - link
2021 T’vier Kortrijk, BE, School of Love, 26.2./5./12./19./26.3.


Awards and Grants
2018 Travel Grant, City of Bern
2015 Employee of the Month, Indigo Kids Club, Bern
2014 4-year Studio Grant at PROGR Bern, City of Bern
2012 Award for Film, Board of Trustees, Cultural Promotion, Canton of Solothurn


Publications
2020 Roger F. & The Structure - Download This Album For Free, Vinyl
2019 Dossier No. 2 - Magazine
2016 Roger F. - The Rich Are The Problem (...), Vinyl
2011 Das Körnchen das du aufgepickt hast tickt wie eine Zeitbombe in deinem Bauch - DVD
2010 Blätterkörper - Magazine
2009 Du Sau du - CD


The Center of Negativity
2021 CRMI, Langenthal, CH, 16./17.10.21
2021 KASK, Gent, BE, Graduation Show, 1. - 4.7.21
2021 Codisco, radical_house, Brussels, 5.06.


Concerts see here


Performances
2021 Hectolitre, a Haunted House, Brussels, 25.09.
2020 Tranen van de kunstmarkt, Kunsthal Gent, 01.08.
2020 The Broken Heart Band, This Play, Gent, 24.06.
2020 Duet; Duel, The School, Hasselt, 11.02.
2020 Cherry On The Top, Schützi Olten, 25.01.
2019 Make It Dumber, Match The Dump!, Coq d’Or Olten, 1.11.
2019 Mayday Mayday, Campo, Gent, 3. – 5.5.
2018 Love More, De Zaal, Gent, 03.12.2018
2016 Leaving Langenthal, Chräämerhuus Langenthal, 31.01.
2015 Auction, Open Eyes Balkanroute, Progr Bern, 10.12.
2015 BONE Performance Festival, Schlachthaustheater Bern, 3.12.
2015 KKThun, Thun, 5.11.
2015 Kasernenwiese, Zürich, 2.05.
2015 R.C.s., Marks Blond Talks, Public Space, Zürich, 13.03.
2014 Auction, Sattelkammer Bern, 20.12.2014
2014 Hippies, Zürich, 7.11.
2014 Blues gegen Ecopop, bicycle trip from Solothurn to Bern with Guitar, 2.11.
2014 Horror Show, Progr Bern, 4. - 7.09.
2014 The Boiled Eggs, Coq d’Or, Olten, 18.04.
2014 The Occupation of the Museum of Art Olten, Kunstmuseums Olten, 16. - 17.02.
2013 Was sollen wir nur tun?, Public space, Bern, 16.11.
2013 Johnny Cash Night, Coq d’Or, Olten, 2.11.
2013 Fish House Noodles, Coq d’Or, Olten, 13.09.
2011 La grande Kunstauktion, Coq d’Or, Olten, 21.05.
2008 The Witness is you, Progr, Bern, 11. – 18.1.


Exhibitions
2019 Lucht Kast Stelen, Hasselt, BE 22. - 24.03.
2017 Argument Place, Stadtgalerie Bern, 6. - 22.07.
2017 Ikonen2, Heiliggeistkirche Bern, 30.06. - 14.09.
2016 Aeschlimann Corti-Stipendium, Centre PasquArt Biel, 24.04. - 12.06.
2014 Grosse Regionale, Kunstzeughaus Rapperswil, 30.11.14 - 8.02.15
2014 Biennale Bern, KunstAllmend, Dampfzentrale Bern, 08. - 14.09.
2013 Jahresausstellung, Kanton Solothurn, Kunstmuseum Olten, 1.12.13 - 9.03.14
2013 Cantonale Berne Jura, Centre PasquArt, Biel, 8.12.13 - 19.01.14
2013 Phantom Fundamental, Kunsthaus Langenthal 17. – 21.07.
2012 Fuck the Pain away, Coq d’Or Olten, 5. – 31.10.
2012 Ostrale 012, Dresden (DE), 13.7. – 16.09.
2012 Palazzo Wyler (Raum No 5), Bern, 23. – 26.02.
2011 Jahresausstellung der Solothurner Künstlerinnen und Künstler, Kunstmuseum Olten, 3.12.11 – 22.01.12
2011 Das Körnchen das du aufgepickt hast, tickt wie eine Zeitbombe in deinem Bauch, Coq d’Or Olten, 4. – 25.02.
2010 Mit Absichten, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 21. – 25.07.
2009 Weltenbilder, Haus der Religionen, Bern, 7.11.09 – 30.01.10
2009 Etagen, LOEB Schaufenster, Bern, 08.10. – 25.10.
2009 Praxis Papiersaal, Zürich, 20. – 23.08.
2009 Metamorphose, Evilard, 15. – 29.08.
2008 Fête KultuRel, Haus der Religionen, Bern, 28.08. – 30.09.
2008 Fenstersprung, Progr, Bern, 09. – 24.05.
2007 Alte Kirche, Härkingen 19.01. – 04.02.
2006 Vario Bar, Olten, 19.01. – 12.02.


Screenings
2019 Open Atelier, Gent, 27.02.
2017 Video–Σ, Neues Kino, Basel, 11.11.
2017 Lehrerzimmer Bern, 1.05.
2016 Mad Scientist Festival, Naturhistorisches Museum Bern, 9.09.
2015 Art Is Dead, Kulturesk Bern, 16.04.
2014 Kino Kunstmuseum Bern, 21.09.
2014 Lisabird Contemporary, Wien, AT, 7.09.
2014 Nachbilder, Kino Kunstmuseum Bern, 31.03.
2013 WORMS Pavillon, Stadtgalerie Bern, 20.09.
2012 Clair-Obscur Filmfestival, Basel, 17.11.
2012 yfff, youcinema fantastic film festival, Oftringen, 3.11.
2011 golbus:besetzt Spontanfestival zur globalen Revolution, Zürich, 24.11.
2011 Cinderella, Kunst im Mühlehof, Niedergösgen, 26.11.
2011 CAFÉ DES RÉVES, Helmhaus Zürich, 28.04. – 19.06.