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Paul Polaris (*1982 in Zurich, Switzerland) graduated 2009 in architecture from ETH Zurich. After one year internship at Herzog&deMeuron architects in Basel, Polaris moved to Berlin, engaging on an experimental level with built space in the fields of art. A variety of exhibition projects, public space interventions and discussion series emerged, using an architects mindset and language to work on façades, paradisiacal church ceilings, bodies, museums, residential buildings, ruins and places scheduled for demolition.

In 2018, Polaris set up her own architects office in Berlin and is recently taking part in a professional Feng Shui training course at the European College of Feng Shui in London, lead by Howard Choy. 


Architectural projects, Interventions, Exhibitions, Talks



2018

WINDOW WORKS (PROLOG), intervention at Lobeckstrasse Berlin-Kreuzberg, in collaboration with Kirsten Palz, at the invitation of Britt Janina Heinker and Various&Gould

2018

FIELDS OF DISAPPEARANCE III (GERANOS), exhibition project at art space BINZ39 Zurich, in collaboration with Athena Vida, curated by Ursula Palla, Lucia Levy Coray & Annalies Walter

2017-2018

GUSTAV, residential building project in Berlin-Weissensee (LPH 1-9), working as a freelancer for Busch.Eitel Architects Berlin

2017

ARMOUR, curatorial collaboration with Marie DuPasquier, for the solo-exhibition of Keegan Luttrell at Display Berlin 

2016

HAUSSEGEN, intervention at the Musikerwohnhaus Basel, at the invitation of Lyseloth Basel

2016

OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA, exhibition project at the ethnological museum Zurich, curated by Andreas Heusser and Livio Baumgartner

2016

PAUL IS PREGNANT, performance at Kaufleuten Zürich, at the invitation of  Wemakeit-Festival

2015

BEAUTIFUL RUINS FOR ZURICH, talk at Cabaret Voltaire, at the invitation of Theo Hotz Architects Zurich

2015

BRINGING MY HEART FROM THE SEA, intervention as part of Salon Suisse Venice, at the invitation of Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel

2015

TOHU WA BOHU, intervention at Prediger Church Zurich and the old town centre, at the invitation of Adrian Notz, Director Cabaret Voltaire

2015

BREAKFAST AT PAUL’S, discussion series with different artists and guests (Dolores Zoe Bertschinger – Display Berlin, Christian Ratti – Hidden Institute Berlin, Ursula Palla – Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, Kirsten Palz – Schwartzsche Villa Berlin, Esther Kempf – Das Institut Zurich, Polina Soloveichik – Home Berlin, Nikolai von Rosen – Home Berlin)

2015

INVENT THE FUTURE WITH ELEMENTS OF THE PAST, exhibition project at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adrian Notz

2014

HAMLET, feasibility study and project development for a building site at Köpenickerstrasse Berlin-Mitte, on behalf of Stiftung Edith Maryon, in collaboration with Dimitri Hegemann and Christian Schöningh

2014

MICHAEL, residential building project in Berlin-Mitte (LPH 3-9), working as a freelancer for Busch.Eitel Architects Berlin

2014

OH, THIS MUST BE A WHITE PERSON‘S PLACE, intervention at a residential building scheduled for demolition in Zollikon (Switzerland), at the invitation of Sollbruchstelle

2013

ERNST IN DER SACHE, intervention at Heimplatz 1 Zurich, in collaboration with Kirsten Palz, at the invitation of Invisible Zurich

2012-2013

BOOM BOOM BANG BANG, intervention and building application for Kunsthaus Zurich, at the invitation of Sabeth Tödtli, urban laboratory Zurich (zURBS)

2011-2012

BAUEN I-VI, performance series in different collaborations with the musicians Tobias Preisig, Stefan Rusconi and Trabant Echo, at Kunstverein Zürich, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Mica Moca Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin and Ackermannshof Basel

2011          

RUN, competition and design planning of a permanent outdoor sculpture at the olympic park in London, on behalf of the artist Monica Bonvicini 

2011

FERNSEHEN, intervention as part of Tempelhof Theatre Festival TTF, Haus der Plattenvereinigung, Tempelhofer Feld Berlin, at the invitation of Zukunftsgeräsuche

2011

SCALE OF THINGS, detailed design planning and production supervision of an accessible art installation, on behalf of the artist Monica Bonvicini

2011

IST ALLES IN MEINEM KOPF?, discussion series with guests, sitting outside on a Persian rug in an urban wasteland scenario behind Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin

2010

LENBACHHAUS, design planning of a lettering for a museum, on behalf of the artist Thomas Demand

2010

KONSTRUKTION, research assistant at UdK Berlin, Professor Norbert Palz, building construction

2010

BASE, intervention at a former brewery at Landsbergerallee Berlin-Friedrichshain, at the invitation of Paulus Fugers