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The swissnex Gallery

Connecting Switzerland and San Francisco through events and exhibitions.
Photo by Astra Brinkmann for swissnex SF


swissnex San Francisco exhibitions are displayed physically in the gallery at Pier 17 and online. The gallery and exhibition program creates a bridge between Switzerland and the West Coast of North America. We reflect and inspire ideas, spark conversations across cultures and disciplines, and unlock possibilities through collaboration.

Opening Hours

In order to ensure our community is kept safe and to adhere to the local guidelines and requirements provided by the City and County of San Francisco, our office and gallery at Pier 17 is closed for the public until further notice

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Follow the artist’s blog representing her year-long online residency at swissnex San Francisco.

Past Exhibitions

  • November 6, 2019 1:00 pm - February 28, 2020 5:00 pm

    An exhibition of work by Mélodie Mousset, an award-winning pioneer in the field of art and new media.
  • An exhibition that displays the winners of an annual competition recognizing the work of the most talented book designers in Switzerland.
  • In collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur, we present an exhibition that examines the landscape of post-human images.
  • Explore thirty years of the Open Web through interactive visualizations and timelines — created in collaboration with ECAL, Wikimedia and the Internet Archive.
  • A platform for conversation, Instant Space is a response to the swissnex Salon created by Zurich-based architects Nele Dechmann and Ortreport.
  • The Cognitive Revolution has arrived.
  • With unconventional displays of first-hand accounts, reenactments, and ephemera, this collaboration between CCA & ECAV tells a story that is not necessarily "the" story.
  • Research photographs from the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Scientific Image Competition on display at the swissnex Gallery.
  • A public science experiment imagining future climate effects on San Francisco’s forests, agriculture, and landscapes.
  • A retrospective of cutting edge work from the influential Swiss design school's workshops.
  • The swissnex Gallery turns into a humanitarian hub where technologists, creatives, diplomats, entrepreneurs, and innovators explore new collaborative forms of humanitarian action.
  • The Dada movement was born 100 years ago at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Re:Dada invites artists to use technology to disrupt and remix Dada works in the public domain. ...
  • Sept. 24 - Oct 21: The swissnex gallery becomes a responsive environment to explore and inhabit.