Urs Lüthi (born 1947, Kriens) is a Swiss conceptual artist who attended the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. Noted for using his body and alter ego as the subject of his artworks, he has worked in photography, sculpture, performance, installation, video and painting.
Urs Lüthi has been in the art world since the 1960s and 1970s. He participated in Documenta 6 and in the Swiss pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale. Numerous monographic publications are devoted to his work. The artist has been awarded many awards including the Arnold Bode Prize of the City of Kassel and the Art and Culture Prize of the City of Lucerne.
His works can be found in renowned private and public collections, including the Falckenberg Hamburg Collection, Kunsthalle Stuttgart, Lenbachhaus Munich, Center Pompidou Paris, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Städel Museum Frankfurt, Hamburger Kunsthalle, ZKM Karlsruhe, MACBA Barcelona, Kunstmuseum Bern, Neue Galerie Kassel, and MoMA New York among others.
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