Chronik

1933
Born: in Zürich, Switzerland
1949 – 1953
Studied at the School of Applied Arts under professors Hans Finsler, Alfred Willimann and Johannes Itten, Zürich, Switzerland
1954 – 1955
Worked as a cameraman for Walt Disney Film Production in Switzerland
1959
Was elected as a member of the Magnum Agency
1982
Became the president of Magnum France
1998
Recipient, Dr. Erich Salomon Prize from the German Photography Society, DGPh
1999
Recipient, Canton of Zürich cultural prize, Zürich, Switzerland
Lives and works in Paris, France

Ausstellungen

2010
René Burri: Retrospective, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2009
René Burri: A Retrospective, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2008
Retrospective, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cuba; Clamor, grito y amor, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
2007
Un Mundo, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico
2006
Le Corbusier/Burri: dialogue, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
Retrospective 1950 - 2000, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (solo)
Un Mundo, Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
2005
Utopia: Architecture et Architecte, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Photos of Jean Tinguely & Co, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Retrospective: Arengario, Museum fur Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
Retrospective, Maison européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France; Traveled to: C/O Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2004
Utopia: Architecture et Architecte, Hermès Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Retrospective 1950–2000, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Berner Blitz, Galerie Karrer, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
2000
Luis Barragan, Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland; Traveled to: Institut d'Architecture de France, Paris, France
1998
77 Strange Sensations, Villa Tobler, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
Die Deutschen, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (between 1998 and 2003 also in Kaufbeuren, Velbert, Toulouse, Burghausen) (solo)
1997
Che, Fnac-Forum, Paris, France and Galerie R. Mangisch, Zürich, Switzerland (between 1997 and 2001 also in Barcelona, Lille, Lisbon) (solo)
1995
Le Paris de René Burri, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France (solo)
1994
Dialogue avec Le Corbusier, Museo de arte moderno de Medellín, Medellín, Spain (1995 also in Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and in Lima, Peru) (solo)
1987
Dans la familiarité de Corbu, Le Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
An American Dream, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
1984 – 1985
One World, Berner Photo-Galerie, Berne, Switzerland (solo); Traveled to: Centre National de la Photographie and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
1980 – 1981
Die Deutschen, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (solo)
Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Nagel, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1972
Retrospective, Raffi Photo Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Il Diaframma, Milan, Italy (solo)
1971
50 Photographies de René Burri , Galerie Rencontre, Paris, France (solo)
1970
Die Deutschen, Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, Germany
1967
Retrospective, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1966
China, Galerie Form, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)

Literatur

2004
Che Guevara Cigar Box, Phaidon Press Ltd, UK
2004
René Burri Photographs, Phaidon Press Ltd, UK; (Photographies) Phaidon Press, France
1983
Rene Burri, Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, Italy