photo by Ian Byers-Gamber
Hans Baumann is a Swiss-American artist based in Los Angeles.
His work reflects upon ecological collapse, the dynamics of climate change, and the decolonization of American land. His essays and projects have appeared in a variety of publications, including e-flux architecture, The Invention of the American Desert: Art, Land and the Politics of Environment (University of California Press, 2021) and Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change (University of Minnesota Press, 2022), and his work has been supported by institutions such as the Getty Foundation, the Antipode Foundation for Radical Geography, Strelka Institute, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Baumann holds degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Prifysgol Caerdydd, and he has lectured throughout the United States and Europe at institutions such as Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), University of Pennsylvania, Universität Bern and Cornell University. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) and at ArtCenter College of Design’s Media Design Practices Department, he is a Fellow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and he is a 2022 Green Transitions Fellow at the University of Stavanger in Norway.