Pascal Schwaighofer (1976) lives and works in Zürich. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan (2003). Recent exhibitions include La Madonna dei Tulipani Public Art in Zürich (2016); Sviluppo – Parallelo, Kunstmuseum Lucerne (2015); Voglio vedere le mie montagne, MAGA museum, Gallarate (2015); La jeunesse est un art, Aargauer Kunsthaus, (2012); Science & Fiction, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, (2011); and I was Uranium, Sils project, Rotterdam (2010). Solo exhibitions at Museo Vincenzo Vela, Ligornetto (2016); Kolumba Museum, Köln (2013); the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2012); Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (2011); AR/GE kunst, Galerie museum, Bozen/Bolzano. Recent lectures include La classe sterile, with Christian Marazzi, at Museo Vela (2016); The Fable of the Bees, at Performa Festival (2015); Tulipmania, with Jan Verwoert, at Le Foyer, Zürich (2014). He was awarded the Manor Art Prize, Ticino, Switzerland and the Swiss Art Awards (2011). In January 2016 Tulipmania was released, a publication based on a dialogue between Jan Verwoert and Pascal Schwaighofer as an extension of a multi-part work called Economimesis. In 2011 he was selected for the Collection Cahier d’Artiste, a publication series promoted by the Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia. His artworks were acquired by private and public collections in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.