I’m fascinated by ideas stemming from „multi-species-thinking“ and cross-knowledge interplays. Such crossovers are the starting points for my artistic practice. Approaching these themes through their social and political entanglements, I try to address and formulate experimental connections between various disciplines of study and areas of knowledge. Instead of being contained to theoretical knowledge or representations of pure data, the questions and issues spanning my work manifest as corporeal experiences, which are comprised of sensory treatments and emotive awarenesses for the viewer or listener. I believe that by presenting my work in a way that is physically tangible, the expression of abstract information or abstract knowledge expands into a space of interpretative openness, where philosophy meets science while capitalist critiques are concurrent with science fiction. I like to describe my installations as “thinking laboratories” in which language and social systems, as well as the underlying mechanisms that shape them, are examined. These entanglements presented are poetically and critically navigated in my practice. Inspired by writings from feminist science fiction, I‘d like to understand my work as a kind of container for future thoughts and stories. Video as a visual medium or the story-telling capacities in sound coupled with the cogitative mechanisms of language, text, and objects grant me continual opportunities to devise my ongoing multi-media and immersive installations.

1983*

in Lucerne, Switzerland. Lives and works in Basel and Paris.


solo shows

2023

We Can’t Be Anything but Edible – Aterraterra LAB, Palermo, Italy

2022

Moving Knots Across Strings – MASI Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

2017

Holobiont Society – CAN, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2016

Maybe We Should Rejuvenate the Words rather than the Bodies – Rinomina, Paris, France

2015

Beyond Chattering and Noise – Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, France

2014

Jetzt wird es wieder Zeit uns mit den Emotionen zu befassen – Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany

2011

Re-Collecting – Project Space at Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany


group shows

2024

Visual Vertigo – Scenarios of Rapide Changes – MAST Bologna, Italy (upcoming)

2023

Sound Biennial – La Centrale de Chandoline, Sion, Switzerland
‘Wait a sec …’ – Additional Space Basel, Switzerland
À bruit secret. Hearing in Art – Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland
My Body, a Coral Reef? – Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

2022

Science Friction – Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao, Spain
Entangled Life: The Forest as Neural Network – Radius Delft, Netherlands
Reading worlds – CIMA NORMA, Torre/Blenio, Switzerland
Weltmaschine – Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
Film Program. Tschüüss Festival – Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, France

2021

Swiss Art Awards 2021 – Basel, Switzerland
Science Friction – CCCB Barcelona, Spain

2020

Hypertopia – STATE Studio Berlin, Germany
CONTAMINATION/RESILIENCE – Shedhalle Zürich, Switzerland
WE HYBRIDS! – Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Italy

2019

Apposite Sustainability II – LE CAP Centre d’Art Saint-Fons, France
Lagos Biennial II, Nigeria
Mycelium as Lingua Franca – A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apposite Sustainability I – Espace d’art contemporain du Théâtre de Privas, France
Trees of Life – Erzählungen für einen beschädigten Planeten – Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
Alongside our Material World – Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Wien, Austria
An Eye Unruled – Swissnex San Francisco, USA
Futures Incertains – Musée d’Art de Pully, Switzerland
Ré–flexions. Autour des nouvelles acquisitions – FRAC Alsace, France

2018

Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2018. Le vent nous portera… – Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
1 iJ – Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Estonia
Operaismo Naturale: Ecology of the Event – SKLAD, the Ancient Bath – Center of Contemporary Art – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Smart Nature – Hase29, Osnabrück, Germany
Swiss Art Awards 2018 – Messehalle 3, Basel, Switzerland
Angekauft! – Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Prix Mobilière 2018 – Art Genève, Genf, Switzerland

2017

Extended Cahiers – GROUND Art Center, Moskau, Russia
Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms – Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark
Performing Knowledge – Dienstgebäude Zürich, Switzerland
Liste 2017, invited by Whiteframe, Basel, Switzerland
Bieler Fototage – Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland
Biotopia – Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

2016

Strange Attractor – The Agency Gallery, London, England
Oh, wie schön ist Panama. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Mola und Moral – Völkerkundemuseum Zürich, Switzerland
Swiss Art Awards – Messehalle 4, Basel, Switzerland
Observations sonores – CAIRN Centre d’art, Digne-les-Bains, France

2015

Über Sprache(n). Vier Abende zu Kunst und Sprache – Station21, Zürich, Switzerland
Jahresausstellung Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt – Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Nietzsche, Cyclists and Mushrooms. Language in contemporary art after the iconic turn – Kunst Raum Riehen, Switzerland
How to Play. Curated by Gioia Dal Molin – Galerie Annex14, Zürich, Siwtzerland

2014

Narrativ / Performativ – Kunst Raum Riehen, Switzerland
Correction Lines – Curated by Secondary Narratives – L102, Berlin, Germany
Swiss Art Awards 2014 – Messehalle 4, Basel, Switzerland
Surfaces. Neue Fotografie aus der Schweiz – Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

2013

Pretty Vacant. Curated by: Sophie Lapalu & Ann Stouvenel. HEAR – La Chaufferie, Strasbourg, France / Villa Renata, Basel, Switzerland / Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris, France
If Anyone Answers No: Scream – Oslo10, Münchenstein, Switzerland
Collection Cahiers d’Artistes – Messehalle 4, Basel, Switzerland & Lecture Performance, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Babel – Kunstmuseum Olten, Switzerland
Laute Häuser und Äpfel, die fallen. Bisher unbekannte Mythen für Luzern – Sic Raum für Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland

2012

Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt – Depot Basel, Switzerland
Unter 30 VIII – Junge schweizer Kunst – Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
Swiss Art Awards 2012 – Messehalle 4, Basel, Switzerland
PLAT(T)FORM 2012. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

2011

6 Künstler aus Basel × 2 – Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Method. Photography. Transfer – Port Gallery T, Osaka, Japan
Swiss Art Awards 2011 – Messehalle 3², Basel, Switzerland

2010

Swiss Art Awards 2010 – Messehalle 3², Basel, Switzerland
RAUM No. 1: Central Anywhere – Galerie Margit Haldemann. Curated by: Ba Berger & Andreas Wagner, Bern, Switzerland

2009

People in the City. Contemporary Photography – Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal bei Basel, Switzerland

2008

Regionale 9 – CAC la Fonderie, Mulhouse, France
Randbelichtung – Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany
Three Hours Between Planes – Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
Three Hours Between Planes – Werkschauhalle der Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Zweidimensionale 2008 – Kunsthalle der Sparkasse, Leipzig, Germany

2006

Regionale 7 – Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Regionale 7 – M54, Basel, Switzerland
ft 2004 – Halle 14, Altes Messegelände, Leipzig, Germany
Show Room 1, Installationen – Bollag Atelierhaus, Basel, Switzerland

residencies

2024

Connect Chile residency, together with Chilean artist Marcela Moraga, at ESO-ALMA Atacama Desert Chile and CERN Geneva Switzerland

2022

La Becque Main Residency Program, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland / together with Tobias Koch

2011

Atelier Mondial Reidency at Cité Internationale des Art Paris, France


events, talks and screenings

2023

Screening at Eresie Pellegrine Lecce, Italy
Becoming Common – Ecological Resistance, Refusal, Reparation. Screening and roundtable at Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Italy
Screening at Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Latvia

2022

Screening at Hybrid Biennale festival HELLERAU, Dresden, Germany
Screening at ProtoClub 3. Pre-Serving –Shedhalle Zürich, Switzerland
Screening at Fuori Campo – Metaforte Venezia, Italy
Screening at la maison forte, France

2021

Screening at whiteframe, Basel, Switzerland
Screening at Unifix Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
Screening and Q&A. Contribution within the framework of Maps in Theory and Practice, Seminary – édhéa Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

2020

Screening and Q&A at Forum Expanded – FHNW Institut Kunst, Basel, Switzerland

2019

Screening at Biennale Némo / Carte blanche à la HEK – Centre culturel suisse Paris, France

2017

Lecture at ART TALKS – Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Basel, Switzerland

2016

Screening and Q&A at TEOK XXVIII – RESISTANCE – Food Culture Lab, Basel, Switzerland

2015

Listening session. Sviluppo Parallelo – Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland

2012

Listening session. Everything and his Contrary – A Word for a Play. Organized by Franziska Glozer & Sarah Bernauer – Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland
Conversation piece. Romy Rüegger & Dominique. Kontext. Fall 2012. – radioarthur.ch


collections

Collection of Fotomuseums Winterthur, Switzerland
Collection dotMOV.bl, Sammlung Neue Medien Baselland, Switzerland
Collection of FRAC Alsace (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain Alsace), France
Collection of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain Champagne-Ardenne), France
Collection of Contemporary Art Museum Tallinn, EKKM, Estonia
Collection of MASI Lugano, Switzerland
Private collections


grants/awards

2022

Bally Artist of the Year Award 2022
Nomination Research Grant Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco
Nomination Pax Art Award

2021

Work Grant Pro Helvetia
Production Grant, Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL
Nomination Basler Medienkunstpreis (for Sowing the Seeds for the Future)
Nomination Swiss Art Award
Work Grant Landis&Gyr Foundation

2019

Production Grant Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL
Work Grant Pro Helvetia
Nomination Pax Art Award

2018

Research Contribution Pro Helvetia
Nomination Prix Mobilière 2018

2017

Work Grant Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
Production Grant Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL
Work Grant Pro Helvetia

2016

Basler Medienkunstpreis (Winner project Perpetual Operator)
Swiss Art Award 2016
Production Grant Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL

2015

Production Grant Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia, BS/BL

2014

Work Grant Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
Work Grant UBS Foundation

2012

Cahier d’Artiste. Pro Helvetia
Work Grant Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt
Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation Art Award

2010

Kiefer-Hablitzel Foundation Art Award


press and publications

2022

KUNSTFORUM International N° 281 – [sýn] Zusammen [bíos] Leben
Maschinenbuch. Eine Sammlung zur Kultur- und Kunstgeschichte der Apparate. Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess.

2021

Science Friction. Life Among Companion Species – Exhibition catalogue. Publisher: CCCB Barcelona
HYPERTOPIA Magazine – Publisher: STATE Studio Berlin

2020

Perception is Reality – Der Frankfurter Kunstverein 2015 bis 2020 Publisher: Franziska Nori / Frankfurter Kunstverein

2016

Poetry of the Real, Aufzeichnungen der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW. Publisher: Christoph Merian Verlag
Swiss Art Awards 2016, Kunstbulletin, Dezember 2016. Publisher: Bundesamt für Kultur

2015

Nietzsche, Cyclists and Mushrooms. Language in Contemporary Art. Exhibition catalogue. Publisher: Heidi Brunnschweiler

2013

If anyone answers yes: Scream. If anyone answes no: Scream ko. If anyone answers o: Scream yo! Exhibition catalogue. Publisher: Oslo10
Collection Cahier d’Artiste. Publisher: Stiftung Pro Helvetia / Edizioni Periferia, Luzern 2012 / 2013.

2012

Unter 30 VIII. Editors: Kiefer-Hablitzel Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung. Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg
Swiss Art Awards 2012, Kunstbulletin, Dezember 2012. Publisher: Bundesamt für Kultur

2008

Randbelichtung. Exhibition catalogue. Editors: Palais für aktuelle Kunst. Kunstverein Glückstadt, Publisher: Textem Verlag, Hamburg
Three Hours Between Planes, exhibition catalogue. Publisher: Kunstverein Leipzig


workshops / teaching

2023

Jury member MAPS 1 – Master of Arts in Public Spheres, édhéa Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

2022

Workshop BA Fine Arts, édhéa Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

2022

Jury member BA Fine Arts, Institute Art Gender Nature (IAGN), Basel, Switzerland

2017

Video workshop at Collège Pierre de Nolhac, Versailles, France. Upon invitation by La Maréchalerie, contemporary art centre of École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles