Wished Meself was Dead
Hunter Longe
20/06 – 3/08/2024

Wished meself was dead
Or better far instead
A piece of fossil coral
A 21-million-year-old spine

“The past inserts a finger into a slit on the skin of the present, and pulls”
– Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974

Hunter Longe is originally from California (b. 1985) and currently lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and a Master of Fine Arts from Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Recent group and solo exhibitions have been at Centre d’art de Neuchâtel (2024); Soft Opening, London (2024); Kunsthaus Langenthal (2023), Last Tango, Zurich (2023); Sonnenstube, Lugano (2023); Espace 3353, Geneva (2023); Istituto Svizzero, Rome (2022); Krone Couronne, Biel/Bienne (2022); Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2021); Musée Cantonal de Géologie, Lausanne (2019); NoMoon, New York (2019); Et al. Gallery, San Francisco (2018); LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina (2017); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway (2017). In 2021, a book of his writing and drawings entitled DreamOre was published by Coda Press and he was a winner of the Swiss Art Awards.

Support: VKKF, Riga City Council, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia