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HELGA RITSCH

Multidisciplinary artist. Lives and works between Switzerland and Italy.

Vessel. Black porcelain. 2024
Vessel. Black porcelain. 2024
Me. Winter in the studio house. Soazza. February. 2024. Picture by agobay.
Me. Winter in the studio house. Soazza. February. 2024. Picture by agobay.
Vessel. Black porcelain. 2024
Vessel. Black porcelain. 2024
Pots, paintings and polaroids. Soazza. Studio house. Summer 2023
Pots, paintings and polaroids. Soazza. Studio house. Summer 2023
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023.  view into one room of five: Studio house.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. view into one room of five: Studio house.
Vessel from the series ‘what about us’. Black porcelain. Painted and scratched. Stamped and signed. One of a kind. 2024.
Vessel from the series 'what about us'. Black porcelain. Painted and scratched. Stamped and signed. One of a kind. 2024.
Sound vessels. 2023
Sound vessels. 2023
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023.  ‘welcomehome?’. pedestal with nine pots. one of a kind piece.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. 'welcomehome?'. pedestal with nine pots. one of a kind piece.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. installations of ‘welcomehome?’ one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. installations of 'welcomehome?' one of a kind.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Winter studio. Painting: Orange blossom. Acrylic on canvas. 2024. 80x80cm.
Winter studio. Painting: Orange blossom. Acrylic on canvas. 2024. 80x80cm.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Vessel. Free hand thrown from white porcelain. January 2024. One of a kind.
Big bowl. `la vie en rose`. Summer studio edition. 2023. h 8.5cm. d 26cm. One of a kind.
Big bowl. `la vie en rose`. Summer studio edition. 2023. h 8.5cm. d 26cm. One of a kind.
pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. Special summer edition.
pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. Special summer edition.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 – october 1. 2023
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 - october 1. 2023
Sun jar. Black porcelain. One of a kind. 2024.
Sun jar. Black porcelain. One of a kind. 2024.
Zurich based space. October 2023
Zurich based space. October 2023
From the series ‘don’t protect me – I am fragile anyway’. Soazza. 2023.
From the series 'don't protect me - I am fragile anyway'. Soazza. 2023.
Vessels: Jar from the series ‘what about us’. Black porcelain. Stamped and signed. One of a kind. 2024. Plate with cup and small plate from the series ‘welcomehome?’. Stoneware and black porcelain. Painted. Stamped and signes. One of a kine. 2023.
Vessels: Jar from the series 'what about us'. Black porcelain. Stamped and signed. One of a kind. 2024. Plate with cup and small plate from the series 'welcomehome?'. Stoneware and black porcelain. Painted. Stamped and signes. One of a kine. 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. ‘welcomehome?’ special summer edition. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. 'welcomehome?' special summer edition. one of a kind.
pots – paintings – polaroids: studio house visits by appointment. pictured: acrylic on paper: ‘red carpet: i don’t need you.’
pots - paintings - polaroids: studio house visits by appointment. pictured: acrylic on paper: 'red carpet: i don't need you.'
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: the two monks. white porcelain. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: the two monks. white porcelain. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: black eyes. porcelain. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: black eyes. porcelain. one of a kind.
Studio house. Soazza. August. 2023.
Studio house. Soazza. August. 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: black eyes. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. welcomehome?: black eyes. one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: objet trouvé, gold and a black ragepiece – attached with the red thread. mai 2023. studio house visits by appointment.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: objet trouvé, gold and a black ragepiece - attached with the red thread. mai 2023. studio house visits by appointment.
Vessels. Stoneware. Painting: Acrylic on canvas. Zurich. 2022.
Vessels. Stoneware. Painting: Acrylic on canvas. Zurich. 2022.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. ‘welcomehome?’ one of a kind.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition 2023. 'welcomehome?' one of a kind.
Zurich based space. October 2023.
Zurich based space. October 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 – october 1. 2023. pictured: ‘dream boxes: to survive’. 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 - october 1. 2023. pictured: 'dream boxes: to survive'. 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots – paintings – polaroids: summerstudio exhibition july 1 – october 1. 2023. by appointment
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: pots - paintings - polaroids: summerstudio exhibition july 1 - october 1. 2023. by appointment
Zurich based space. October 2023
Zurich based space. October 2023
Studio house. Soazza. August. 2023. My office.
Studio house. Soazza. August. 2023. My office.
pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 – october 1. by appointment. objet trouvé with tea bowls on a monday morning. 2023.
pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 - october 1. by appointment. objet trouvé with tea bowls on a monday morning. 2023.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: unique teaware for the summerstudio 2023. special summer edition.
Studio house Soazza/GR, Switzerland: unique teaware for the summerstudio 2023. special summer edition.
Zurich based space. October 2023
Zurich based space. October 2023
Special summerstudio23 edition.
Special summerstudio23 edition.
summerstudio2023: pots – paintings – polaroids. july 1 – october 1. by appointment
summerstudio2023: pots - paintings - polaroids. july 1 - october 1. by appointment
pots – paintings – polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 – october 1. by appointment. pictured: new teaware ‘special edition summer23’.
pots - paintings - polaroids: summer studio exhibition, july 1 - october 1. by appointment. pictured: new teaware 'special edition summer23'.

CONTACT

Studio Helga Ritsch
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CV

Born in Switzerland. Working as an independent multidisciplinary artist since 1996: Making pots, paintings and polaroids – individual pieces, groups and installations.

Education:
2001-2006: Trained as a ceramist with Mathies Schwarze
1989-1995: University of Zurich: Phil I – German Philology/Art History/Philosophy
1986-1988: ETH Zurich: Architecture department

Porträtvideo Winter 2024
Exhibition Text – Pontresina 2023
Conversation – exhibition in Kyoto 2021

 

Member of the Swiss-Japanese Society
Member of the Swiss Ceramics Association ‘swissceramics’
Member of the Robert Walser-Society 

OTHERS about  (selection only)

本展ではHelga Ritschにとって象徴的ともいえるCircleがテーマとなっています。静謐で清潔なHelgaの作品世界は、日本文化の心象風景にも繋がっているかのようです。「縁」を思わせるテーマに、不思議な絆を感じます。彼女が好んで用いる赤い糸も「縁」と繋がり、そして、それは彼女の住む国では、運命を導くシンボルといいます。ヘットラボアトリエムならではのHelgaのプレゼンテーションは彼女にとって日本で初めての個展となります。
Hatsuko Kobayashi. Galerist, Tokio. 2018

Helga Ritsch, Soazza (Misox), forms ceramics that transcend the minimalist and modern, revealing a vital energy that awakens the viewer’s soul and weaves the mystery of existence. Each piece, through its simple beauty, becomes an enigmatic narrative, rich in emotion and finely woven meanings, inviting the deepest reflection.
F. Sciuchetti. Galerist, Pontresina. 2023

Sometimes contemplative, sometimes playful but always intriguing: Swiss ceramic artist Helga Ritsch reveals her collected works at this year’s Summer Studio session.
R. Allemann, Creative Director, Zurich/Lisbon. 2023.

EXHIBITIONS (selection since 2017) 

Solo
2023 Soazza/GR,
Switzerland: welcomehome? pots -paintings – polaroids
2021 Kyoto, Japan: Gallery Essence Kyoto. Read Interview
2020 Soazza/GR, Switzerland: Covid-19 drama.
2019 Tokyo, Japan: Gallery ‘hetLaboatrium, . ‘Circle’
2018 Singapore: Brewin Design Office

 

Group
2023 Pontresina, Switzerland: ‘GRAUBÜNDEN’ at Galerie Palü.
2023 St. Moritz, Switzerland: SMM
2022 Pontresina, Switzerland: Galerie Palü.
2022 Seoul, Korea: University of Fine Arts
2021 Zurich, Switzerland: Gallery Palü. Guest.
2019 Seoul, Korea: Gallery Lee Eugean, Affaire de coeur 5’.
2019 Milan, Italy: Palazzo Bovara,
2019 Geneva, Switzerland: Gallery Ormond Edition,
2018 London, Greatbritain:  HOSTEM, bluemountainschool . 
2018 Hongkong, China: U11. swiss design. 

2014 Zurich, Switzerland: Museum Rietberg

REPRESENTED

Gallery Palü

Agobay

PRESS  (selection only)

2023: Article (as part of the agobay makers) in the winter edition of  ‘openhousemagazine

2023: Article in the gallery magazine ‘palü’

2021: Photostory in the print only magazine ‘The Influencer’

2019: Video by Fredrik Haren ‘Wondering in search of energy’

2017:  Ceramics Southern Africa, 09/2017 by Dr. Ronnie Watt

And many more: Schöner Wohnen, Raum&Wohnen, Blickfang Magazine, NZZ, Tages Anzeiger Meter Magazin etc.

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