Born in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1969, lives and works in Bern.
1991-1992 University of Art and Design Basel
1994-1999 Berne University of the Arts
Peter Aerschmann works since 1999 as an artist in the fields of video and interactive computer installations.
His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including Palazzo Grassi Venice (2012); The National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); The Musée d'Art Moderne Luxembourg (2009); Moscow House of Photography (2009); Maison Européenne de la Photographie (2008), Paris; Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (2008); Center of Contemporary Art Fri-Art, Fribourg/CH (2007); The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami (2008); ZKM - Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe/D (2007); Kunstverein Freiburg/D (2006); Kunstmuseum Bern (2005); The Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva (2002).
Awards include the Swiss Art Award (2002), the Aeschlimann-Corti Award (2006) and residencies in New York, Berlin and South Africa.