Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zurich and studied photography at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zurich. He has exhibited extensively internationally, and his work is included  in many important public and private collections worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include “Urs Fischer,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013); “Madame Fisscher,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2012); “Skinny Sunrise,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2012); “Oscar the Grouch,” The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut (2010); “Marguerite de Ponty,” New Museum, New York (2009); Cockatoo Island, Kaldor Art Projects and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney (2007); “Mary Poppins,” Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Texas (2006); “Paris 1919,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006); “Jet Set Lady,” Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2005); “Kir Royal,” Kunsthaus Zürich (2004); and “Not My House Not My Fire,” Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2004). Fischer’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2003, 2007, and 2011); “The Event Sculpture,” Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2015); “Burning Down the House,” Gwangju Biennale (2014); “L’invention de l’oeuvre: Rodin et les ambassadeurs,” Musée Rodin, Paris (2011); “Modern British Sculpture,” Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century,” New Museum, New York (2007–2008); “Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (2007–2008); “Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2007); and “Cinq milliards d’années,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006–2007). Fischer lives and works in New York.