Paul Schwer, b. 1951, Germany, lives and works in Dusseldolf, Germany.
Selected exhibitions include; Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2020, solo, upcoming); Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany (2020-21, duo with Johanna Flammer, upcoming); Paul Schwer – Sonnendeck (solo), Hotel Friends, curated by Wilko Austermann, Dusseldorf, Germany (2019); Paul Schwer: Trockenbau-Twist (solo), Kunstverein Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim, Germany (2019); The Windows/Okno (solo), UGM - Umetnostna Galerija Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia (2018); Von beiden Enden (solo), Museum Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany (2018); Krisenraum (solo), Lutherkirche, Bonn, Germany (2017); Shining Shelter (solo), Clemens Sels Museum, 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), Stadtische Galerie Schloss Borbeck, Essen, Germany (2015); Paul Schwer (solo), Museum Art.Plus (previously Museum Biedermann), Donaueschingen, Germany (2014); Spot On #6 – The 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 Cite des Arts, Paris, France (1995); Artist in Residence at Degussa, Shanghai, China (2005-06); Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany (2009); Residency Istanbul, Kunststiftung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany (2015), and he is Visiting Professor at the University of Fine Arts Munster, Munster, Germany (2016).
Selected public collections holding his work include; Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany; NRW State Representation, Belgium; and Siemens Collection, Germany.