Palazzo Grassi - François Pinault’s Foundation from 15 April to 15 July 2012 A real model lounges in a sparsely decorated room as part of Urs Fischer's "Madame Fisscher", a monograph exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy until 15 July 2012. Fischer is the first living artist to have a solo exhibition at the billionaire art collector François Pinault’s Palace on the Grand Canal. Devised by the artist himself and Caroline Bourgeois specifically for the spaces within Palazzo Grassi, this one-man exhibition will comprise around thirty works dating from the 1990s to the present day – some from other international collections, some new creations. The exhibition will occupy the atrium and the first floor of Palazzo Grassi, whilst the second floor will continue to exhibit works from the François Pinault Foundation. It will be accompanied by a publication devised by the artist and by a programme of films he has selected. Urs Fischer, born in Zurich in 1973, lives in New York and Zurich. His work has been presented in many international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Kunsthaus (Zurich), the Trussardi Foundation (Milan), Museum Boijmans von Beuningen (Rotterdam), and the New Museum (New York). His participation in the Venice Biennale was considered one of the most striking of the 2011 edition.He has had works in each of the exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi since its reopening in 2005.