Giacomo Santiago Rogado, born in Lucerne in 1979, is a Swiss painter of Spanish-Italian origin who currently lives and works in Basel and Berlin. In his efforts to transcend the boundaries of representation, Rogado has been creating impressive compositions for a good twenty years that explore color and form. He develops process-oriented series of interconnected but completely autonomous works that create a dialogue between repetition and variation. In doing so, the artist inquires deeply into the possibilities, limits, and conditions of contemporary painting using new means, techniques, and materials. Increasingly, Rogado’s works have been moving into the field of installation and intervention, giving rise to expansive and immersive pictorial spaces. He uses the fundamental themes of perception, concentration, and connection to invite the viewer to slow down and engage with painting’s intimacy.

Solo exhibtions

2023 — connecting, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
2022 — Reality Blue, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
2021 — For the time left, Eins Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2021 —  constant change, Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland cur. Michael Sutter
2021 — Kopf Herz Bauch, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
2021 — Anfang von etwas, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany (cat.) cur. Dr. Annett Reckert
2020 — Chameleon, Helvetia Art Foyer, Basel
2019/20 — Desire Path, Kunstmuseum Solothurn (cat.)
2019 — Depth of Field, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
2019 — Slow Change, Galería Kernel, Cáceres
2018 — Out of Nowhere, School of Observation, Berlin
2017 — Growing together through emotions over time, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2016 — Coalescence, Acme Studios, London (cat.)
2015 — Observing Self, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2015 — 299 792 458, with Gabriele Garavaglia, CAR drde, Bologna (cat.)
2015 — Intervention, Culture Church Erlenbach, Zürich
2015 — Center of mass, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt (cat.) cur. by Luigi Kurmann
2014 — Albrecht Schnider/ Giacomo Santiago Rogado, Helmhaus, Zürich (cat.) cur. by Simon Maurer
2013 — Focal Point, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens (cat.) cur. by Hilar Stadler
2013 — The Confluence, Galerie Luis Campaña, Berlin
2012 — Devoted To The Moment, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (cat.)
2012 — Equations On Infinity, Solo Project, Artissima Torino (cat.)
2012 — Tangential Thoughts, Galerie Luis Campaña, Berlin
2011 — Sentinel, Solo Project, Justmad, Madrid (cat.)
2010 — Contiguity, Galeria Tatiana Kourochkina, Barcelona (cat.)
2010 — praesens et tangere, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (cat.)
2010 — I`ll wait. Solo Project Arco Madrid (cat.) cur. by Susanne Neubauer
2009 — first second patience, Kunstmuseum Luzern (cat.) cur. by Susanne Neubauer & Katja Lenz
2008 — Weiß & Prosa, o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Luzern (cat.)
2008 — Ewiges Abendland, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (cat.)
2006 — schlaf, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich (cat.)

Group exhibtions

2023 — Bilder mit und ohne Haare, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens
2023 — Concerto Finale, Regionale, Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland
2023 — Transformations, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
2023 — Wintershow, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2023 — Malerei, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
2022 — Ohne Titel / Untitled, Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany
2022 — (Un)Certain Ground, Centre d’Art Pasquart, Biel/Bienne
2022 — it is, it isn’t, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2022 — Before Between Beyond, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2021 — New Arrivals, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany
2021 — Miradas del norte, Galería Kernel, Cáceres, Spain
2021 —  Enjoy the silence, Helvetia Art Foyer, Basel, Switzerland
2020 — Perspectives, La collection d’Art Helvetia, Musée d’art de Pully
2020 — Zentral, Kunstmuseum Luzern
2020 — Enjoy the Silence, Helvetia Art Foyer, Basel
2020 — XXX die 2., Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2019 — 75 Jahre Freunde der Aargauischen Kunstsammlung, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2019 — Werke aus der Sammlung Hürlimann Thalmann, Galerie Luciano Fasciati, Chur
2019 — Single, but happy, Galerie Mark Müller Zürich
2019 — Ding / Unding. Die Entgrenzung des Künstler*innenbuchs, Graphische Sammlung ETH,ZH
2019 — Abstraktion | Abbild, VFO, Verein für Originalgraphik, Zürich
2018 — Savoir-faire & laisser-faire, Galerie Mark Müller
Zürich, cur. by Frédéric Dedelley
2018 — Jahresausstellung, Kunstmuseum Luzern
2017— Neither Innocent Nor Guilty, Daily Lazy Projects, Athens, cur. by Giorgos Kontis
2016 — Flower To Arts, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2016 — Tango Them Basel, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2016 — 25 Jahre Sammlung Bellpark, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens
2015 — La Confusion des Genres, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, cur. by Frédéric Dedelley
2014 — Docking Station, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, cur. by Madeleine Schuppli, Thomas Schmutz, Yasmin Afschar
2014 — The Artist As Producer, Produzentengalerie Alpineum, Luzern, cur. by Bas Van den Hurk
2014 — Markshmallow, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2014 — We Fragment, Collect And Narrate, Kunstmuseum Thun, cur. by Sayoko Nakahara
2013 — Green Flower Street, Galata, Istanbul (cat.) cur. by Ariel Roger-Paris
2013 — Das doppelte Bild, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn (cat.) cur. by Andreas Fiedler & Christoph Vögele
2012 — Holzwege. Sentieri erranti., Museo Cantonale d`Arte, Lugano (cat.)
2012 — Behind The Portrait, Galeria Tatiana Kourochkina, Barcelona
2012 — For Example Painting, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2012 — Virtual Insanity, Fiedler Taubert Contemporary, Berlin
2012 — Streiflichter, Kornschütte, Luzern
2011 — Between Visual and Non Objective Abstraction, Projektraum Sophienstrasse, Berlin, cur. by Dina Renninger & Rupert Pfab
2011 — Selection Cuvée, Kunstpavillon, Luzern
2011 — Colours.Culeurs. Colori., Die Mobiliar, Bern
2011 — Gessnerallee 36, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2010 — Ambigu, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (cat.), cur. by Konrad Bitterli
2009 — first choice, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2008 — Welt in Sicht, Kunsthalle, Luzern, cur. by Annamira Jochim & Barbara von Flüe
2007 — Étant donné! Die Sammlung, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (cat.) cur. by Beat Wismer
2007 — Werkbeiträge des Kantons Luzern, Kunstpanorama, Luzern
2007 — Swiss Art Awards, Messe, Basel (cat.)
2007 — Accrochage, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2006 — memory lines and washing lines, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, cur. by Katharina Grosse & Christine Streuli
2006 — Swiss Art Awards, Messe, Basel
2006 — Mulhouse 006 Contemporary Art, Mulhouse (cat.)
2005 — Absolut Raspberrri, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich
2005 — bildlich, OP-Nord, Stuttgart
2005 — Present Perfect, Erfrischungsraum, Luzern (cat.)
2005 — National Kunstpreis, Kunsthaus Baselland, Baselland
2004 — Platzverweis, Erfrischungsraum, Luzern


2022 — CCA Andratx Residency
2020 — Most Beautiful German Books
2016 — Work Grant Prize, Canton of Lucerne
2016 — Landis & Gyr Residency, London
2014 — Work Grant Prize, Canton of Lucerne
2013 — Recognition Award, City of Lucerne
2009 — Manor Art Prize Central Switzerland
2007 — Swiss Art Award


2021 — Anfang von etwas, text by Dr. Annett Reckert, design by Amanda Haas, pub. by Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst
2020 — Insight, texts by Gabriela Acha, Yasmin Afschar, Seigaku Higuchi, Simon Maurer, Chris Sharp, 200 pp., design by Amanda Haas, pub. by School of Observation, Berlin
2019 — Desire Path, texts by Miguel F. Campón, Christoph Vögele, 140 pp., design by Amanda Haas, pub. by Verlag für Moderne Kunst
2013 — In-Between Things, texts by Christy Wampole, english/german, 320 pp., 24,5 x 18,5cm, design by Amanda Haas, pub. by Studio Rogado, Berlin
2012 — Devoted To The Moment, text by Yasmin Afschar, english/german, 26 pp., 20,8 x 14,9cm, design by Amanda Haas, pub. by Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich
2010 — contiguity – Giacomo Santiago Rogado, text by Ulrich Loock, english/spanish/german, 72 pp., 30,8 x 20,5cm, design by C2F, pub. by Revolver Publishing
2009 — first second patience – Giacomo Santiago Rogado, texts by Konrad Bitterli, Ursula Pia Jauch, Magdalena Kröner, Katja Lenz, english/german, 13,4 pp., 295 x 21,8cm, design by C2F, pub. by Kerber Edition Young Art

Artist Books

2016 — Coalescence, texts by Antonio Grulli, designed by Amanda Haas, pub. by Studio Rogado
2015 — 299 792 458, with Gabriele Garavaglia, designed by Lina Ozerkina, pub. by Friends Make Books, Torino
2010 — praesens et tangere, 21 x 15cm, 36 pp., pub. by Studio Rogado
2008 — Weiß & Prosa, 24 x 18cm, 22 pp., pub. by Studio Rogado
2007 — Ewiges Abendland, 26 x 20cm, 64 pp., texts by Angelika Ritter & Yasmin Afschar, pub. by Studio Rogado
2006 — Schlaf, 27 x 19cm, 90 pp., text by Marina Leuenberger, pub. by Studio Rogado
2006 — Weiße Seiten, 15 x 11cm, 44 pp., text by Giacomo Santiago Rogado, pub. by Studio Rogado
2005 — Bild, Parlament für Farbe und Dirigent, 27 x 20cm, 92 pp., pub. by Studio Rogado
2004 — Das Eine ohne das Andere. Von der Destruktion einer Wahrnehmung, 24 x 18cm, 96 pp., text by Giacomo Santiago Rogado, pub. by Studio Rogado

Collective Catalogues

2019 — Giacomo Santiago Rogado—Künstler/Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst
2013 — Das doppelte Bild, Aspekte zeitgenössischer Malerei, texts by Patricia Bieder, Andreas Fiedler, Daniel Morgenthaler, Viola Vahrson, Christoph Vögele, Isabel Zürcher, Walter Zuberbühler, ed. by Kunstmuseum Solothurn, pub. by Richter|Fey
2011 — Du Magazin, Sonderedition, Julius Baer Art Collection, text by Giacomo Santiago Rogado
2010 — Ambigu, Contemporary Painting between Abstraction and Narration, texts by Konrad Bitterli, Stefanie Kasper, Nadia Veronese, Roland Wäspe, ed. by Konrad Bitterli, pub. by Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
2009 — Helvetia Kunstsammlung, text by Roland Wäspe, edited by Annette Ruppli, pub. by Helvetia Versicherungen
2007 — Ein Kunst Haus, texts by Max Wechsler, Michael Hanak, Lilian Pfaff, Gerhard Mack, Stephan Kunz, ed. by Beat Wismer, Stephan Kunz, Gerhard Mack, pub. by Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2007 — Sal. Oppenheim 10 Years Collection, pub. by Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie.
2007 — Swiss Art Awards 2007, edited by Bundesamt für Kultur, pub. by Schweizerischer Kunstverein Zürich

Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Museum im Bellpark Kriens
Kunstmuseum Thun
Kunstmuseum Solothurn
Kunsthalle Göppingen
Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst
CCA Andratx, Mallorca
SwissRe Collection
Hoffmann La Roche Collection
Perić Collection
Servais Family Collection
Helvetia Art Collection
Julius Bär Art Collection
UBS Art Collection
Credit Suisse Art Collection
Mobiliar Kunstsammlung
Kunstsammlung der Schweizerischen Nationalbank
Sammlung Zürcher Kantonalbank
Kunstsammlung des Kantons Luzern
Kunstsammlung der Schweizerischen Post
Stadt Luzern Kunstsammlung
Kunstsammlung Manor AG

Grafische Sammlung der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek
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