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Unstable 4th Wall

Liste Art Fair Basel 2022

Subverting expectations with bad humor and mediocre output



Cassidy Toner questions artistic principles; aesthetic values and academic traditions, as well as existential matters; behavioral patterns anent desire and prejudice. She was born 1992, in Baltimore and lives in Basel. In 2018, Toner graduated from FHNW Institute Kunst. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include at PHILIPPZOLLINGER (Zurich, 2022); Castiglioni (Milan, 2022); Sgomento Zurigo (2021); KunstRaumRiehen (2021); PHILIPPZOLLINGER (Zurich, 2019) and Saint Luke (Zurich, 2019). In addition, she has participated in numerous group shows, such as at Swiss Institute (New York, 2020); Kunsthalle Basel (2019); KunstRaumRiehen (2019); C.Rockefeller (Dresden, 2019); Yverdon Art Center (2019); Kai Matsumiya (New York, 2019); Kunsthalle Freiburg (2018); Wallriss (Freiburg 2018) and Kunsthaus Baselland (2018). In 2018, Toner was the recipient of the Kunstkredit Award in Basel and in 2021, of the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize.


HOW TO WIN FRIENDS, AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE, Rosa Aiello, Cassidy Toner and a text written by Ben Eastham, Sgomento Zurigo, 2021

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I have a fetish for being judged, so get me off, 2021

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Unstable 4th Wall, GALERIE PHILIPPZOLLINGER, Zurich, 2019

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Wile E. Coyote Feels the Pang-of-Conscience. (How Do You Feel about Your Identity Being so Easily Reduced to this Caricature?), 2019, spray-paint on clay, 49 x 17 x 20 cm

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Haunted House, Swiss Institute, New York, 2020


Kunst Raum Riehen, 2021

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Possum, Saint Luke, Zurich, 2019

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Blind Date, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019