ABOUT


CV

1997-2001
APPRENTICESHIP IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND „SCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG BASEL“.

2001-2004
ASSISTANT FOR SEVERAL FASHION AND PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHERS ALL OVER EUROPE. FIRST STEPS AS A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.

SINCE 2004
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH HOMEBASE IN BASEL/SWITZERLAND.
HE’S WORKING FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS WITH A FOCUS ON PEOPLE, PORTRAIT AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.
BESIDES HIS COMMERCIAL WORK HE’S WORKING ON DIFFERENT LONG TERM PROJECTS AND OTHER ART WORKS. FOR HIS PROJECTS HE’S TRAVELLING PERIODICALLY TO THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGH ASIA.
AN IMPORTANT POINT IN THE WORK OF MATTHIAS WILLI IS THE CREATION OF ART WORK FOR EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN ROCKBANDS.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
KULTURBEIZ 113, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

2015
STADTHAUS, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

2014
GALERIE AHOI AHOI, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

2013
ROCK WERCHTER X FESTIVAL, WERCHTER, BELGIUM

2012
M4MUSIC FESTIVAL, SCHIFFBAU, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
KASERNE, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

2008
NEUE GALERIE, BERN, SWITZERLAND

2007
JAZZ FESTIVAL MONTREUX, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND
GALERIE OLIVER BURGER, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
PING PONG BASEL 15, ART BASEL SIDESHOW, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
DIA.LO.GUE ARTSPACE, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING, MIAMI, USA

2013
MY TERRITORY, KUNST RAUM RIEHEN, SWITZERLAND

2012
MILLERNTOR GALLERY, HAMBURG, GERMANY

2011
PING PONG BASEL 11, ART BASEL SIDESHOW, BASEL, SWITZERLAND

2010
PING PONG BASEL 10, ART BASEL SIDESHOW, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
FOTOTAGE BIEL/JOURNÉES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES DE BIENNE, BIENNE, SWITZERLAND
PING PONG MIAMI 10, ART BASEL/MIAMI SIDESHOW, MIAMI, USA

2009

PING PONG BASEL 09, ART BASEL SIDESHOW, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
PING PONG MIAMI 09, ART BASEL/MIAMI SIDESHOW, MIAMI, USA

2008

PING PONG BASEL 08, ART BASEL SIDESHOW, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
HARDCORE ART CONTEMPORARY SPACE, MIAMI, USA

2002
VFG. NACHWUCHSFÖRDERPREIS, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

BOOKS

„BASLER STADTBUCH“, 2006, CHRISTOPH MERIAN VERLAG, ISBN 978-3-85616-323-5

„POP BASEL“, 2009, CHRISTOPH MERIAN VERLAG, ISBN 978-3-85616-477-5

„THE MOMENT AFTER THE SHOW, 2012, ROUGH PUBLICATIONS, ISBN 978-3-033-03288-0

„POISON ISLAND“, 2015, ROUGH PUBLICATIONS

„STANDORT STRASSE“, 2015, CHRISTOPH MERIAN VERLAG, ISBN 978-3-85616-679-3

FILM

„TONY, YOU ROCK“, 2016

CLIENTS

ARBEITGEBERVERBAND BASEL
BACHEM AG
BANK COOP
BASLER KANTONALBANK
BASELLANDSCHAFTLICHE KANTONALBANK
BEOBACHTER
BILANZ
BSSM WERBEAGENTUR
BVB (BASLER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE)
CARHARTT STREETWEAR EUROPE
CR BASEL WERBEAGENTUR
CHRISTOPH MERIAN VERLAG
COMMUNICATION AG
COOP
DIE SCHWEIZERISCHE POST
DIE ZEIT
DU KULTURMAGAZIN
EMI SWITZERLAND
EYELOVEYOU WERBEAGENTUR
FC BASEL 1893
FONDATION BEYELER
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BASEL
JOLIE MAGAZINE
JUNG VON MATT/LIMMAT WERBEAGENTUR
KEYSTONE ASSIGNMENTS
KINKI MAGAZINE
MENUHIN FESTIVAL GSTAAD
NIDO MAGAZIN
NIKA TRADE
NOTCH INTERACTIVE KREATIVAGENTUR
NZZ AM SONNTAG
NZZ FOLIO
OSW WERBEAGENTUR
SRF (SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN)
SI STYLE
SONNTAGSZEITUNG
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES
UNIVERSAL MUSIC SWITZERLAND
VIEW (STERN)
ZIMMERLI OF SWITZERLAND