Participant Profile

Michael Meier & Christoph Franz


Michael Meier & Christoph Franz work as an artist duo in Zurich. Places and their social, historical and political imprints are the starting point of their artistic practice and through careful, research-based processes, the artists appropriate these places and refer to them with conceptual works. Their thematic focus is on the city both as a concrete field of interaction and as a space for thought. Michael and Christoph deal with the processes of change in our built environment. They use specific approaches to negotiate the sediments of the urban, questioning its conventions and setting them in motion.

In 2020 and 2012 they received the Promotion Prize of the Canton of Zurich, also in 2012 the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize, and in 2013 the Helvetia Art Prize.