Samuel Haitz

Samuel Haitz

Born in Muri, 1997.
Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin.

Samuel Haitz is multimedia artist whose work explores queer identity and culture through archival source material. Using historic literature and media, such as Der Kreis a gay men’s magazine published in Zurich between 1943 and 1967, he appropriates existing imagery and text in a process of decontextualization and reconstruction. In this way Samuel explores themes and imagery of queer culture taken from past and confronted with the present in a newform. The notion of desire is explored in its timeless nature along with its cultural significance.

Recent solo shows includeMemorabilia in 2021 at the Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich andon the filmy foundation of my dreams at Plymouth Rock, Zurich, in 2019. Selected group shows in 2021 includePlattform21, MASI, Lugano, The Crossdresser and the Phoenix, Nevven, Gothenborg, Sweden,Sommervögel,Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, andNeue Arbeiten at Sangt Hipolyt, Berlin (2022).

He was nominated for the Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Art Prize and the Helvetia Art Prize in 2021.

Samuel Haitz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK) in 2020 and is currently studying at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK).