NOMAD 2023: Yves Scherer & Nebil Zaman

23 - 26 February 2023 

Golsa is delighted to return to NOMAD St. Moritz, this time with a presentation of works of two artists, the Swiss artist Yves Scherer and the Kurdish-Norwegian artist Nebil Zaman. The installation incorporates sculptural works by Yves Scherer, as well as Scherer's paintings and lenticular prints, which examplify his singular mode of juxtaposing the ideas about personal life and emotion and those of celebrity and mass culture. Nebil Zaman's exploration of organic, raw materiality through plaster furniture is in dialogue with the pristine quality of Scherer's sculptural works.


Yves Scherer was selected as one of three artists whose work was highlighted in a separate exhibition entitled "Artists in Flux - A Special Project Powered by Gucci" during NOMAD. For this occasion, one of Scherer's sculptures, Boy (2019) was presented as part of a separate exhibition.




Yves Scherer is a Swiss artist based in New York City. Scherer's practice is centered around combining personal narratives with fan fiction to explore the relationship between the private and the public. Working with various media - from sculpture, photography, and painting to installations and collages containing everything from paparazzi images to tatami mats, Scherer creates immersive environments that offer the viewer an often romantic lens or perspective on the self, relationships and the everyday. 


Scherer holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art London. His work has been shown internationally in galleries and institutions such as the ICA London, Villa Merkel Esslingen, Kunsthalle Basel, Eva Presenhuber, and the Swiss Institute in New York and Kunsthaus Grenchen. He is the recipient of a Förderpreis Bildende Kunst des Kanton Solothurn 2012, Swiss Art Award in 2015 and was listed on Forbes 30 under 30 “Art & Design” in the class of 2016.


Nebil Zaman is a Kurdish-Norwegian designer living and working in Oslo. He studied traditional woodworking and furniture design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Zaman merges furniture making with his fascination and interest in architecture, art and technology. Based on his upbringing and experiences, he explores how our surroundings affect us socially and culturally. Zaman’s interest in materials, production techniques and visual languages shine through in his work, investigating topics such as function, form, identity and visual culture. He is most intrigued by the materiality of plaster, as it provides a sense of freedom, and a loss of control in the final outcome. While there is extreme precision in the digital fabrication techniques to create the armature, the addition of plaster to the process provides an organic element of expression and randomness.

Zaman won the Design and Architecture Norway ‘DOGA Award for Newcomers’ in 2017, and his project ‘Personal Space’ was acquired by Norway’s National Museum in 2019. In 2022 the designer presented work at London Craft and was selected for the group show “Matter” Norwegian Presence durning Salone di Mobile in Milan, Italy.


We would like to thank OCA (Office of Contemporary Art), Norway for generous support.