Avant-garde

Biography of M.S. Bastian (Marcel Sollberger)

M.S. Bastian (privat)M.S. Bastian
  • born in Bern in 1963, grew up in Biel
  • 1980–1984, trained as a civil-engineering draughtsman
  • 1984–89, studied Graphic Design, Schule für Gestaltung, Biel
  • 1985, co-founder of the Polstergruppe Gallery (later Kunstmuseum Biel)
  • 1990/91, lived in New York
  • 1991/92, lived in Paris, employment at Grapus design studio
  • since 1993, freelance artist
  • 1996/97, lived in the USA
  • 1993–97, Kunstatelier der Stadt Biel
  • 1998–2002, lived and worked in Zurich
  • 2002, world tour
  • 2003, starting cooperation with the graphic artist Isabelle L. (born 1967, lives in Biel, Switzerland)
  • regular exhibitions in galleries, museums and art fairs in Switzerland, Germany and France, and at comic festivals worldwide
  • has lived and worked in Biel since 2003

Awards and prizes:

  • 2012 100 Best Posters 11 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland for the exhibition poster What are you doing after the apocalypse? of the Musée d’ethnographie, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
  • 1999, Zolliker Art Award
  • 1996 Special Award for Comix, Comic Festival Ljubljana
  • 1994 1st Prize Comic Contest Amnesty International and Stauffacher Book Store
  • 1988 ASG Sponsorship Award for Illustration