Joshua Schwebel

Joshua Schwebel is interested in the ties that bind art, exhibition spaces, and the general public. He organizes interventions, creates objects or skews their meaning, with a view to subtly inserting them into public space. He also provokes disturbances using mischievous forgery techniques, seeking to analyze the contexts and conditions of artistic exposure.



Joshua Schwebel is a Canadian conceptual artist currently based in Berlin. He received his MFA in Fine Arts from NASCAD University (2008) and his BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Concordia University (2006). His work has been presented in recent solo exhibitions, such as From the Aesthetic of Administration at the Centrum Project Space (Berlin, 2017) ; Linings at the Tadeusz Kantor Foundation (Krakow, 2016) and Subsidy at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2015). Schwebel also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canadian and international venues. In 2017, Schwebel was recipient of the Art by Translation Fellowship, an international curatorial research program directed by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot. This led him to take part in the making of the exhibition The House of Dust of Alison Knowles, presented at the Darling Foundry (Montreal, 2017), at the CNEAI (Pantin, 2017) and at the James Gallery (New York, 2016). In 2015, he was resident artist of the Quebec Studio at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, and was twice laureate of the Darling Foundry’s Résidence Croisées France/Québec, in Paris (2011) and in Marseille (2014).

Recent exhibitions


A Dream In Which I Am You, Darling Foundry, Montreal


From the Aesthetic of Administration, Centrum project space, Berlin (DEU)


Linings, Tadaeusz Kantor Foundation, Krakow (POL)


Subsidy, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DEU)