VERA ISLER
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Born as Vera Sulamith Leiner 1931 in Berlin, Germany

1936 | Emigrated to Switzerland
1938 to 1949 | School and Gymnasium in Teufen/ Torgen
1942 | Parents were executed in the Belzec Extermination Camp (Poland)
1949 | Apprenticeship as a Medical Lab Technician

Died 2015 in Basel, Switzerland


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1980 to 1981
lives and works in New York and Los Angeles, USA, concentrates on photography, portraits, architecture and documentation
1950 to 1962
Researcher for the Swiss National Foundation and Chemistry Industry
Travels abroad and slowly picking up art practices


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013
Selected Works | balzer proejcts | Basel | Switzerland
2012
Face to Face II | Museum Tinguely | Basel | Switzerland
2011
Face to Face II | Museum der Moderne Rupertinum | Salzburg | Austria
2007
Frauenschreibbilder | SGBK | Thalwil | Switzerland
2006
Beauty and Artificial | Oxyd | Winterthur | Switzerland
Geburt | Künstlerhaus S11 | Solothurn | Switzerland
UND | Atrium ed Arte | Vienna | Austria
Unter 2000 | Klingental | Basel | Switzerland
2002
Timecode (Retrospective) | Galerie René Steiner | Erlach | Switzerland
2000
Busen und das goldene Kalb | Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin | Berlin | Germany
1998
Face to Face | Galerie Arte Giani | Frankfurt | Germany
Face to Face | Fotoforum St.Gallen | St. Gallen | Switzerland
1997
Peking/Hongkong | Bank Austria Wien | Vienna | Austria
Peking/Hongkong | Galerie Atrium ed Arte S. Grossmann | Vienna | Austria
1996
Peking/Hongkong | Galerie Siegert | Basel | Switzerland
1995
Face to Face | Galerie Raab | Berlin | Germany
Face to Face | Kasseler Kunstverein Fridericianum | Kassel | Germany
Peking/Hongkong | Museum der Kulturen Basel | Basel | Switzerland
1994
Face to Face | Palazzo delle Esposizione Rome | Rome | Italy
Face to Face | 25. ART Basel | Basel | Switzerland
1993
Rollenwechsel | FNAC Paris | Paris | France
1992
Rollenwechsel | Galerie Scalo | Zürich
Face to Face |  Swiss Institute | New York | USA
Face to Face | Musée d’Art Moderne de Nice | Nice | France
Face to Face | Kunsthalle Wien | Vienna | Austria
Rollenwechsel | Historisches Archiv Köln | Cologne | Germany
Rollenwechsel | Musée de l’Elysée | Lausanne | Switzerland
1991
Menschen | Galerie Siegert | Basel | Switzerland
1986
Menschen über 80 | Galerie Zur Stockeregg | Zürich | Switzerland
1984
Galerie Schindler | Bern | Switzerland
1983
Galerie Media | Zofingen | Switzerland
1982
Kunst der Verweigerung | Theater am Turm | Frankfurt | Germany
1981
Gay in USA | Galerie Nikon | Zürich | Switzerland
Gay in USA | Galerie photo art | Basel | Switzerland
1977
Galerie am Fischmarkt | Liestal | Switzerland
Nova Art | Zürich | Switzerland
1976
Galerie Riehentor Trudl Bruckner | Basel | Switzerland
Galerie Nelly L’éplattenier | Lausanne | Switzerland
1975
Galerie Brambach | Basel | Switzerland
1973
Galleria Sincron | Brescia | Italy
1972
Galerie Trudelhaus | Baden | Switzerland
Galerie Nelly L’éplattenier | La Chaux-de-Fonds | Switzerland
1971
Galerie Charles Leinhard | Basel | Switzerland
Galerie Susanne Bollag | Zürich | Switzerland
1970
Galerie Verena Müller | Bern | Switzerland
Galerie Nelly L’éplattenier | La Chaux-de-Fonds | Switzerland
1969
Hamburger Künstlerklub Die Insel | Hamburg | Germany
Kunstamt Tiergarten von Berlin | Berlin | Germany
1968
Galerie Felix Handschin | Basel | Switzerland
1967
Galerie Läubli | Zurich | Switzerland


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2011
Face to Face II  Artist Portraits
2000
Auch Ich. Autobiographie
1995
Bildband Mario Botta, Bank am Aeschenplatz Basel
1992
Face to Face. Artist Portraits
Rollenwechsel. Photography Portraits
1988
Spitzen-Plätze (Portraits of the Swiss elite)
1987
Mäss auf dem Petersplatz
1986
Schaut uns an (Portraits of humans over 80)
1982
Kunst der Verweigerung