Edgar Schmitz is an artist who produces escapist backdrops from film, sculpture, animation and writing. His sub-cinematic clusters act as portals and escape hatches for exhibitions, and project gallery settings into cinematic fiction.
Selected solo exhibitions include sindanao2, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai; Surplus Cameo Decor, Cooper Gallery, Dundee; extra added bonus material, FormContent, London; Liam Gillick: “Edgar Schmitz”, ICA, London (with Liam Gillick). Schmitz was part of British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet (Hayward Touring 2010/11), No Soul for Sale (Tate Modern, 2010) and A.C.A.D.E.M.Y (Van Abbe, Eindhoven, 2006) a.o.
He has written extensively on contemporary art, with contributions to Kunstforum international, Texte zur Kunst, artforum, contemporary, tema celeste and numerous catalogue essays, including texts on Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Phil Collins, on Brian Jungen’s animalities, on humour in Deleuze and Slominski, and on Sarah Morris’ LA.
Schmitz is a Senior Lecturer in Art at Goldsmiths.
Edgar Schmitz is appointed as associate researcher to Netwerk Aalst in 2017.