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Daniel Göttin


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Works by Daniel Göttin

O6A-B, 2018


Paintings , Acrylic

40 x 30 x 2cm

3700,00 €

O3A-B, 2018


Paintings , Acrylic

40 x 30 x 2cm

3700,00 €

O1A-B, 2018


Paintings , Acrylic

40 x 30 x 2cm

3700,00 €

Slopes B4


Paintings , Acrylic

24 x 30cm

2300,00 €

Slopes B2


Paintings , Acrylic

24 x 30cm

2300,00 €

Daniel Göttin is a Swiss artist whose work is divided between site-specific work and coloured or painted objects for walls. He lives and works in Basel.

Education / residencies

Initially working as a technical draftsman for an engineering company, Daniel Göttin later entered the School of Visual Art in Basel, where he graduated in 1990.

Daniel Göttin has held an artist residency at the Fremantle Art Foundation (now Artsource), Australia in 1990, Donald Judd‘s Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 1993, the Shed im Eisenwerk, Switzerland in 1994, the:artist:network in New York in 2005, Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, in 2007 and 2013/2014.


Göttin is working with common industrial material which can be paint, tape, wood, metal, polystyrene, plastic, carpet. The concept for an installation work depends on the site and its conditions. For his objects and paintings, he uses similar material. His interest and concept are to examine the subjective nature of perception, and playfully responds to the characteristics of an architectural site or space and activate the viewer’s relationship to it. In the series of works made of aluminum and painted MDF, due to their simplicity, the attention is directed to the space within the object, corresponding with the reflection of light and shadow. Thus creating a new quality of perception between concrete and abstract  reality.


His artistic background relates mainly to Minimal Art , Concrete Art, and Conceptual Art. Besides these art tendencies he works also with aspects of Dada/Merz, Constructivism and Arte Povera. 
For more than 25 years, Daniel Göttin has focused on making temporary and permanent site-specific installations and interventions, Art in Public Space, objects, paintings, drawings, collages and prints.

Relevant quotes

“Daniel’s art possesses clarity and thoughtfulness. But this clarity is not the result of a fixed or repetitive position or strategy.  Instead, his art is iterative, responding to changing conditions and environments.  Different aspects of his work, both the works made on the wall and the objects made for the wall, are inter-related and work off of and reflect on each other.  There is a wholeness to what Daniel refers to as an entity—his body of work.”  (Chris Ashley, Minus Space)

Notable distinctions

Daniel Göttin has been awarded grants from the City of Basel, Switzerland.


Daniel Göttin has organised more than 60 solo exhibitions and projects since 1990 at museums, institutions, galleries, public and private collections as well as non-profits, throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico and the United States.

Together with his partner Gerda Maise he started the artspace Hebel_121 in Basel in 1998, offering foreign artists a platform for installative exhibitions. Hebel_121 is showing continuously.

Solo Exhibitions 


Concept Space / R2, Shibukawa: Fold / Flat Fold

Stein Egerta, Schaan: Verbindung/Connection: Transition (with FauZie As'Ad)

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney: Daniel Gottin: Pool

Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz: Jahresaussenprojekt: Shift and Slope (C)

AC4CA Urban Orhard Wall Project, Perth: TILT


dr. julius I ap, Berlin: The Pattern is Set (with Jose Heerkens)

Galerie Wenger, Zurich: Hier da da dort (C)

Botao Gallery, Nagoya: Double View

Gallery Gen, Tokyo: Screens and Soft Stones (with Gerda Maise)


Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt: eingangs #4

PS Project Space, Amsterdam: Double View


Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney:On Site

Utengasse sechzig, Basel: Diorama

Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo: Balance (C)


Gallery Gen, Tokyo: Correlation

Gallery Cocon, Tokyo: Constellation


Galerie Wenger, Zürich: line - up

imprints - Galerie, Piégros La Clastre: Structure

Field Institute, Raketenstation Hombroich: Passage

Kunst Raum Riehen: juxtaposition (with Atelier Hauert - Reichmuth)

Kunstraum Oktogon, Bern: Objekt und Raum


Anne Mosseri - Marlio Galerie, Zürich: Concrete Relations

Galerie Florian Trampler, München: Objekte und Tafeln II


Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney (with Lisa Jones)

Gallery Terashita, Tokyo: Diamond Shapes

Sleeper, Edinburgh : Edinburgh Tape

Minus Space Project Space, Brooklyn/NY: Network 45 with Signs


PIT, De Verschijning, Tilburg: Panorama

Embassy of Switzerland, Tokyo: True Memory

Concept Space, Shibukawa: New Works

House of Art, Budweis: Daniel Göttin


Peloton, Sydney: Network 40

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney: New Works (with Rosa Hessling)

Factory 49, Sydney: Sydney Tape


Konsortium, Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf Tape

Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo: Transformer

Gallery Gen, Tokyo: Tokyo TapE


Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney: New Works

Hebel_121, Basel: Post No Bills (C)


the:artist:network, New York: Minimal Improvisation


Städtische Galerie im Kornhaus, Kirchheim - Teck: Multiple Display

Concept Space, Shibukawa: New Works

MOP Projects, Sydney: Cool Mode


CCNOA, Brussels: Network 23 (with Jan van der Ploeg , Philippe Van Snick)

Institut für bildnerisches Denken, Grenzach - Wyhlen: Network 22 (with Gerda Maise)

PS, Amsterdam: soft shapes


Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka: Links (with Takashi Suzuki) (C)

Gallery Gen, Tokyo: Correspondence (with Takashi Suzuki)


Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth: lounge (with Jurek Wybraniec)

Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zürich: The Go Between


Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel

Raum für Gegenwartskunst/d8, Linz: Sandwich


Kunsthaus Baselland , Muttenz: Ort (C)


Gallery Gen, Tokyo


Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth: WAP (with Jurek Wybraniec)


Shedhalle im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld (C)


Locker Plant, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa/TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

Network 60, Art Paris, Paris, France
drei fünf acht, Maison 44, Basel, Switzerland


Start Up ! Dr Julius, Berlin, Germany
Amstersam Concrete Assemblage, Concrete Store, Amsterdam
See what you see, Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg, Germany


Kunstraum Alexander Burkle, Freiburg: Concept and Idea in Art

Kunst Lokal, Rheinfelden: Filter-Karo-Kiesel (with Gerda Maise)

Art Obulist 2016, Obu/Nagoya: Hurry! Slowly

Saitama Triennale, Saitama: Envisioning the Future! (C)

Haus der Kunst, Munchen (Kunstlervelbund im Haus der Kunst Muchen e.V): Essentials. (C)

Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal: Japan im Palazzo (C)

GLUE@ Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin: PS in Berlin

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney: The White Collection

Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich: Um die Ecke denken: Die Sammlung Museum Haus Konstruktiv 1986-2016 (C)

Lage Egal Raum fur aktuelle Kunst, Berlin: = NORM WIRD FORM

PS projectspace, Amsterdam: Julian Dashper and Friends


Gallerie Wenger, Zurich: alle

Vila Renata, Basel: Upfall (with Stephen Bambury)

Ausstelung Munster, Basel: An(ge)sehen, Reflektor 5

Bureau 14c, Bern: Network 55

Spendhaus Museum, Reutlingen: KA! Editions

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney: Heavy Metal Poetry


Kunsthalle Basel (R15): form follows form follows form

Kunsthaus Baselland (R15): Approaching Architecture

Gallery Coexist, Tokyo: Songs for a pigeon

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth: One Place After Another: AC4CA (C)

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Cologne: 25 years CDG

PS Project Space, Amsterdam: PS 1999 - 2014

Museum Meermanno, Den Haag: Van Picasso tot Sol LeWitt


PIT, Eindhoven: The GREAT little Graphic Art Show

Rinkou - Kaku: Maebashi: Suki - Mono - Tachi


Fabrikculture Hégenheim : AC4CA à Fabrikculture (C)

Minus Space en Oaxaca: Biblioteca Henestrosa: Oaxaca Tape (C)

dr. julius I ap, berlin: FutureShock OneTwo - The New Concrete International (C)


Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (R12): merge 3 (with Jeannette Mehr und Yvonne Mueller)

Hermannshof, Völksen: Dark Light/Reflector 4, 2011 (C )

Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth: Konkrete 2


Kunst im Zeughaus Gelterkinden: mobilmachen (C)

Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf: Edition 5 Erstfeld (C)

Centre d’Art Neuchâtel: Composite Visions


Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal (R10): Transformer 4

Hotel Beethoven, Bonn: fully booked (C)


Kunstverein Freiburg (R9): Network 43

P.S. 1, Long Island City/NY: 5th Anniversary of Minus Space

Gallery Terashita , Tokyo: Akio Igarashi, Daniel Göttin, Natsuo Hashimoto

Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth: Daniel Göttin, John Nixon, Helen Smith, Jurek Wybraniec


Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo: Balance

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth : One Place After Another : AC4CA


Edition Hebel_121, Basel: Digitale Noten1982 - 2012, concrete poems


FABRIKculture Hégenheim, France: Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA), FABRIKculture & Hebel_121 Project 2012

Instituto de Artes Gràficas de Oaxaca: Minus Space en Oaxaca • Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal: minimallinie bern – basel

dr. julius I ap, berlin: FutureShock OneTwo - The New Concrete International, Text S.36/37, Abb. S.38/39


Hermannshof, Völksen: Dark Light

Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA): Public Projects 2006 - 2011


Kunst im Zeughaus Gelterkinden: mobilmachen


Edition Hebel_121, Basel: Tokyo Skylines , 54 photographs

Hotel Beethoven, Bonn: fully booked

Expo Turbine/Transit 09, Giswil: Der letzte Koffer

Edition Hebel_121, Basel: 10 Jahre Hebel_121, Basel


Visarte Region Basel 08: Was tun?

Arte Libro, Schellebelle 2008: Tape This


Edition Hebel_121, Basel: Post No Bills , New York City 2005, 155 photographs


Galerie Les filles du calvaire: Peinture: cinq regards, Abb . S.48, Text: Friederike Nymphius


Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA): Public Projects 2002 - 2004, div. Abb,Text: Julian Goddard


Musée d'art et d'histoire Neuchâtel: Big is beautiful , Abb. S.53, Text: Walter Tschopp Museum Haus Kasuya/ADSP Shiseido: Links (with Takashi Suzuki), div. Abb., Text: Andreas Baur


Musée d'art et d'histoire Neuchâtel: La grande illusion, Abb. S.10


Verein Kunst Treff 13: Kunstraum Obwalden 97/98/99 , Abb. S.75 - 82, Text: Andreas Baur


Kunsthaus Kunstverein Baselland: Nummer 1, System und Raum, div. Abb, Text: Andreas Baur


Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst Zürich: Regel und Abweichung, Schweiz konstruktiv 1960 - 1997 , Abb. S.202, Text: Elisabeth Grossmann, S.102 - 103


Shed im Eisenwerk: Sommeratelier 94 , div. Abb, Text: Beatrix Ruf


Donald Judd: Spaces , Abb. S.89