Renée Levi

Professor bachelor and master

Master seminars, artistic mentoring

Renée Levi (*1960 in Istanbul, lives and works in Basel) studied architecture in Muttenz beginning in 1980. From 1987 she studied fine arts at the Zurich University of the Arts.

The radical painterly gesture and questions of order, seriality and repetition have been fundamental aspects of Renée Levi’s work since the early 1990s. With her physically demanding paintings, such as her iconic, endless lines, applied directly to walls with spray cans, Levi addresses not only the space itself, but also its effect on the human body.

Selected solo exhibitions include exhibitions at the Swiss Institute, New York (1997); Kunsthalle Basel (1999); Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel and Museum Folkwang Essen (both 2002); Kunsthaus Graz (2005); Credac Ivry-sur-Seine (2011) and Kunstverein München (2015). The examination of the site of painting is also the basis for many in-situ projects in collaboration with architects. Following a guest professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, she has been professor of fine arts at the HGK Basel since 2001, where she set up the team teaching module “Forum Kunst” for which she was responsible until 2014.