(b. Wettingen, Switzerland, 1988) is a Swiss artist, currently based in Zurich. Their artistic practice spans diverse media such as painting, video, installation, performance, and text, all revolving around the complexities of contemporary embodiment. They are also involved in coordinating collective projects such as ‚thank you for the reminder‘ (2023-ongoing)‚ ‚LTD* Academy Zurich‘ (2019-on hold) and from 2020 to 2021 they were running ‚Warenlift‘, an independent exhibition space based in Zurich. Within their work Tristan Amor Rabit explores the sensuality of the body and its expressions, reflecting on specific emotions and states. Through revealing the expressive body, they open up spaces for emotional presence, at present focusing on the subject of mourning. While the corporeal becomes sensual, they create permeable spaces that break down separating functions. This allows them to examine ambiguity and states outside fixed identities. Their interest in space and its functions is furthermore an approach to challenge artistic attribution.

Tristan Amor Rabit studied at the Lucerne School of Design and Art (CH, 2010-2013), at the University Paris 8 (FR, 2016-2019) and at the University of Zurich (CH, 2021-2022). In 2021 they were honoured with a work grant from the Aargauer Kuratorium. Rabits work was recently exhibited at Galerie Gluri Suter Huus (Wettingen, CH), Culterim Gallery (Berlin, DE), Galerie Vitrine (Lucerne, CH), nomadic art projects (Olten, CH), Aargauer Kunsthaus (Aarau, CH), OnCurating Project Space (Zurich, CH), Mains d’Oeuvre (Saint-Ouen, FR) among others.

— July 11-14 “Losian” Kabinett Visarte Zurich CH (solo)
— July – date to be confirmed – “then & there #2” sonic lecture in collaboration with invited guests at attempt studio Zurich CH
— September 23-October 13 Residency with the collective thank you for the reminder at La Ma Residenze La Mandria IT

— June 21 "We will also make use of the air“ performance hosted by Lean Rüegg at Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris FR
— June 4-19 Residency at Château de la Haute Borde Rilly-sur-Loire FR
— Janary-June Echo Club by The School for Collective Embodied Inquiry
— April 7 “v-o-i-c-e-.-s” at Gluri Suter Huus Wettingen CH (solo)
— February 25-April 7 Duo Show with Irene Schubiger at Gluri Suter Huus Wettingen CH (duo)
— October 12-14 Biesenthal – “Werke aus der Sommerresidenz” at Culterim Gallery Berlin D
— May 2-31 Residency at Culterim Biesenthal DE
— February 22 “then & there #1” sonic lecture with Anton M. O. Hug, Alizée River Lenox and Victoria Soufflet at Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris FR
— November-April Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris FR
— November 30-February 23 “Dessin” at Kunsthalle Luzern CH    
— October 29-November 26 “You & Me & Me & You” with Jeanne Jacob und Jérémy Rebord at nomadic art projects Olten CH
— September 23-25 “And whispers become wide” at Kabinett Visarte Zürich CH (solo)
— December 11-23 “Best of Visarte Zürich 2021” at OnCurating Project Space Zurich CH
— November 13-January 2 “Auswahl 21” at Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau CH   
— Mars 25-28 “Précipité” at Mains d’Œuvres Saint-Ouen FR
— November 14-December 19 “Auswahl 20” at Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau CH
— September 6-18 Residency at Südpol Lucerne CH
— September 26 “Bribes expéri-mentales” at Collectif AVE Saint-Denis FR
— Juillet 25 “Bribes expéri-mentales” at Collectif AVE Saint-Denis FR
— Juillet 24 “Les dérouté.e.s” at Les dérouté.e.s Pantin FR
— May 30 “Bribes expéri-mentales” at Collectif AVE Saint-Denis FR
— Juin 25 “Île au lieu d’ailes” at Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis FR
— July 24-August 7 “Tendencies” at Well Zurich CH

For inquiries: studio (at) tristanamorrabit (dot) com
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A complete portfolio is available upon request.