1969 born in Sagogn/ Canton Grisons
1992–1995 sculpture class, Basel Art College
1999 atelier scholarship of canton BL in the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2004 atelier scholarship of Chur in Kairo/ Shabramant
2005 residence at London
2010 atelier sojourn NAIRS, Scuol
Several solo- and group exhibitions in Switzerland (Maison 44 2007/10)
Urs Cavelti lives and works in Basel.
About his work:
The material repertoire, that uses Urs Cavelti for his installations, reaches from the common and trivial to the glamorous, from the simple sand for example to the glacial glimmering polyester. But the artist concerns less with the specific qualities or the connection of material and content, but brings into focus their flexibility, their ambivalences and their narrative potentials.