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Tobias Gutmann is an illustrator, artist and a visual inventor. He sees illustration as a tool for social interaction. With Face-o-mat, his analogue portrait machine, he travels around the world to make people happy. His latest project Let’s Make Language is an artistic research on abstract shapes.
He grew up in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, studied visual communication (BA) at University of Arts in Berne, Switzerland, worked in Tanzania and continued his studies in storytelling (MFA) at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently he lives in Zürich, Switzerland. Say hello to him, he likes collaborations.

Face-o-mat performances

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) 29.-31.09.2014
Kafi Duzis, Zürich 14.08.2014
Review, Fahsionweek Düsseldorf 27.07.2014
Zukunftsinstitut, Messe Frankfurt 26.06.2014
I never Read, Art Book Fair, Basel 20.06.2014
Liste, Art Fair Basel 19.06.2014
Swiss Design Awards, Basel 16.-22.06.2014
Birk Markus Exhibition Space, Copenhagen 07.04.2014
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm 04.12.2013
London Design Festival, Tent London 19.-22.09.2013
IDEE Garage, Tokyo 13.-15.09.2013
Kolla! 2013 vernissage, Stockholm 06.09.2013
The streets of Mwenge, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, 9.-11.08.2013
New Sound Made Jazzfestival, Stockholm 13.-15.05.2013
Stockholm International Comics Festival 27.-28.04.2013
Design Anima, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan 08.-14.04.2013
Guerrilla Design and Art Week, Stockholm 4.-10.02.2013
Konstfack christmas market, Stockholm 01.-02.12.2012

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Awards

Swiss Design Awards 2014, nomination
Kolla! Gold in category illustration/student 2013
:Output Award selection 2013
:Output Award selection 2011

Exhibitions

Projectum Kunst bei KuhnBieri, Köniz, Berne, 22.08.-06.09.2014
Fishmarket, Treviso, Italy 03.07.-03.08.2014
Tell Me What You See! Konstfack Student Gallery 28.01.2014
Let’s Make Language, Konstfack show 15.-25.05.2014

Lectures

Let’s Make Language 40', Konstfack, Stockholm 23.04.2014
Let’s Make Language 30', Konstfack, Stockholm 15-24.05.2014

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