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Jay Rechsteiner


Jay Rechsteiner is a multi-disciplinary & conceptual Swiss artist based in London. Anarchic and political themes, tackled with a sense of the ridiculous are central to Rechsteiner's practice. Rechsteiner's main interest lies within transitory states - states between states. He has exhibited internationally (Japan, USA, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, France) in galleries and museums such as the Fukuoka Art Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Liverpool, the London Art Fair & the Venice Biennale. In 2005 Rechsteiner joined forces with Portuguese Punk musician Victor 'Torpedo' Silveira and together they started working under the pseudonym Sardine & Tobleroni. After an intensive and creative five-year period, the collaboration ended and Rechsteiner began a new body of work.






11. -19. 09.99 Rechsteiner Jay Exhbition
Tohuwabohu - The Big Mess
Solo Show, Charlie's Art Market, Fukuoka-City, Japan works from 1997 - 99
6./7.11.99 Art Ralley Kurume '99 Art Festival Kurume-City, Japan live painting
29.11. - 25.12.99 Artistic X'mas Group show at Charlie's Art Market,Fukuoka-City, Japan paintings, CGs
11.03.200 Tang Da Wu - My Life Project Art project at the Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka-City, Japan participation painting
04. - 09.04.2000 34. Fukuoka-City Art Exhibition Group Show at the Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka-City, Japan Exhibition of the chosen works in the 34th art competition of Fukuoka-City
May 2000 Art Festa Fukuoka 2000 Art festival in Fukuoka-City, Japan Exhibition & live painting
01.05. - 29.05.2000 No title Exhibition at Jaques Moisant, Paris (hair dresser's shop) in Mitsukoshi, Fukuoka-City painting
16.05. - 29.05.2000

Jay Rechsteiner Exhibition
Polymorphic Mud

One-man show at Saibu Gas Gallery (Canal City), Fukuoka-City


The Polymorphic being born in the mud producing itself everyday

11.07. - 16.07.2000
26.07. - 01.08.2000
04.08. - 14.08.2000

Culture Crash I, II & III

Group exhibition in three different galleries:

Amikasu Gallery
Saibu Gas Gallery



Paintings, installations, video art
Crash provoked by three different nations: CH, MEX & JAP

01.09.2000 Jay Rechsteiner Exhibition
Polymorphic Decay in Culture
One-man show at Do Plan Gallery, Fukuoka-City, Japan Rubbish production and its recycling, lie and truth
12.12. - 17.12.2000 Jay Rechsteiner Exhibition
Polymorphic Masturbation
One-man show at Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka-City, Japan Self-satisfaction in art and prostitution of the artists
14.12. - 16.12.01 Studio Show Studio opening Basel-City, Switzerland presentation of work since return to Switzerland from Japan
02.04. - 04.05.02

COM I.C.-BOX 102
Kings, Hookers and a Parasite

One-man show at the restaurant Parterre, Basel-City, Switzerland Coffee, pants, desk pirates, bold rabbits, hookers, etc.
14.01. - 12.02.03 Autobahn Kreuzkopf One-man show at Retirement Home Johanniter, Basel-city, Switzerland paintings and sculptures
25.01. - 08.03.03 Sushi concenpt speaks Portuguese in kunstschlachthalle Jay Rechsteiner One-man show at the contemporay art gallery Ben Rubin Sharif (Arté Wallhof), Switzerland paintings and sculptures
19.03. - 23.03.03 Art Lounge Group show at Union House, Basel-City, Switzeland paintings, video art, performance etc.
13.06. - 13.07.03 Art X'Change Group show at Robert Montenaro Gallery, Mushouse, France paintings and sculptures
27. - 29.09.03 Art Lounge Group show at Nordstern, Basel-City, Siwitzerland paintings, video art, performance etc.
Dec 03 - - Sculpture Garden paul Wiedmer, Italy painting
Dec 03 Regionale 2003 Group show of selected works, Projectraum 54, Basel-City, Switzerland Video installation twenty8 windows
01.07. - 06.07.04 Arundell Trust Group show of selected workds, St. Ethelsburga's, London, UK paintings, sculptures
July 04 Glatzen leben One-man show, Basel-City, Switzerland paintigs
10.08. - Apart Gallery Presentation of paintings, Apart Gallery, London, UK paintings
Nov 04 Start of The Washroom Projects Pubs, bars, art spaces, in London, UK Converting bathrooms in pubs and bars into art space with live performance and installation
20.22.04 Tennis Club St. George Group show, Surry, Weybridge, UK paintings
29.11. - 22.12.04 Leonards EC1 Group show organised by mesto.co.uk, London, UK paintings
4.12.04 Switch-London 50/500 Group show organised by switch-london.com paintings, music
2005 The Washroom Projects:
interactive site specific performance installations

various locations, London, UK

click here
20/03/ - 10.04.05 The Washroom Wall at the Foundry The Foundry, London, UK click here
2006 The Washroom Projects:
interactive site specific performance installations
various locations , Londodn, UK click here
30.09. - 08.10.06 Now or Neverland group show at the Residence Gallery, London , UK installations
2007 The Washroom Talks various locations including Tate Liverpool www.zeitraum.co.uk/projects.htm
04.04.07 Group Show organised by CULT-GEIST www.cultgeist.com Saatchi & Saatchi, London, UK www.zeitraum.co.uk/transit.htm
08.10. - 30.11.007 Dorian Gray II Happy Days Group show at John Jones, London, UK paintings
1.03.08 (exhibition tour 2008 - 2009) Solo Show Espelho Meu - The Monkey in the Box Company, Sardine & Tobleroni Santiago Alquimista, Lisbon, Portugal www.themonkeyinthebox.com
11.04. - 08.05.08 (extended 12.06.08) Red Meat Self-curated group show by The Monkey in the Box Company at the Others, London, UK www.themonkeyinthebox.com
18.09. - 20.09.08 (extended 12.06.08) The Charity Shop Gallery 5, Notting Hill, London, UK www.themonkeyinthebox.com
September 08 Solo Show Espelho Meu - The Monkey in the Box Company, Sardine & Tobleroni Braço de Prata Factory, Lisbon, Portugal www.themonkeyinthebox.com
October 08 Solo Show Espelho Meu - The Monkey in the Box Company, Sardine & Tobleroni Plano B , Porto, Portugal


05.03. - 05.4.09 Group Show Parental Guidance (under the name Tobleroni) Wilson & Williams Gallery, London, UK www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/pg.htm
14.05. - 28.05.09 Group Show Travelling Light (under the name Tobleroni) Wilson & Williams Gallery, London, UK www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/travellinglight.htm
06.06. - 28.06.09 Solo Show Espelho Meu - The Monkey in the Box Company, Sardine & Tobleroni Academico Gil Vicente & Salão Brasil, Coimbra, Portugal www.themonkeyinthebox.com
06.06. -11.06.09 Group Show Travelling Light (under the name Tobleroni) 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com/travellinglight.htm
20.02. - 21.03.10 Solo Show We Love 77 WW Gallery's pop-up venue at the Merchant's Hall, London www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com
27.03. - 06.05.10 Group show Drink & Dial WW Gallery, London www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com
19.11. - 05.12.10 Solo Show (under the name Tobleroni) WW Gallery, London www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com
June 11 Venice Biennale WW Gallery, London www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com
Oct 11 We Love 77 in Coimbra Sardine and Tobleroni www.themonkeyinthebox.com/welove77_incoimbra.htm
Dec 11/Jan12 Regionale 12 FABRIKculture, 60, rue de Bâle, F-68220 Hégenheim www.regionale.org/
12 - 29 June 2012 Grand Cru - Group show
High Voltage Gallery, Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland



July 2011 Islington Exhibits London  
Aug 25 - Sep 9 2012 Spare Parts 2012 The Rag Factory, London


Prosthetic Painting

Sep 13 - Oct 04 2012 How to Make a Monster High Voltage Lab, Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland



Oct 2012 BYOP London at Moving Image- an art fair of Contemporary Video Art Bargehouse
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH, UK
Feb JAY GUN - The Most Dangerous Man on the Planet

WW Gallery,
London, UK

6 May – 6 June 2013 Residency a
==> Creation of a video database of local artists
La maison du comédien, Domaine de la Vergne, 16490 Alloue - France monoloqueart_odyssee
06 June - 06 July 2013 Together - Group show curated by exhibiting artist Enzo Marra Occupy My Time Gallery, London flyer




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