Hugo Schaer was born in 1952 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Schooling at the Teachers’ College Hitzkirch, classes at the School of Design in Lucerne, studies at the Académie Grand Chaumière in Paris. From 1980 on: exhibitions, productions and art projects in Switzerland and abroad together with Thomas Birve. 1995 marriage to Iryna Tkachenko, since then studios in Giswil (CH) and in Kyiv (UA). Besides painting, objects, art in public spaces and interdisciplinary art projects, since 1997 video work.
Association of Swiss Painters, Sculptors and Architects. 1996 – 2000 board member. 2000 – 2005 as Art Director for Steiner Sarnen Schweiz, Hugo Schaer plans brandlands, museums and exhibitions. 2005 Hugo and Iryna leave Switzerland and settle in Odessa (UA). Under the label “filmOdessa” they realised three short films put together as “The Odessa Trilogy”. 2007 Foundation of SCHAERODESSA: art, scenography, film. Hugo Schaer created the overall concept of the Wine Culture Centre in Shabo (UA) and led its realisation. 2010 Hugo and Iryna Schaer moved to Italy.
2011/12 Construction of the new house and studio “Casa dell’Arte” in Liguria,(IT). Conception and realisation of a museum for the “Russian Champagne House Abrau Durso” (RU), together with m.o.l.i.t.o.r., Berlin.