>>artist statement<<

Born in Spokane, Washington, USA. Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
2006-14 Plymouth University, Z-Node of the Planetary Collegium, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Dissertation "Between Selves and Others: Exploring Strategic Approaches within Visual Art"
1994-98 University of Art and Design Zürich, Diplom in Photography
1996-97 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, Visiting Student
1993 Workshop with Nan Goldin, Salzburg Summer Academy
1981-85 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, B.A. Computer Science
 

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 Ambivalence, Galerie Bob Gysin 2013 Death of a Butterfly, Galerie Bob Gysin 2012 Return of the
"Yellow Peril" (with Cat Tuong Nguyen) curated by Olga Stefan at Artfoyer Cavigelli, Zurich 2010 Liminal Space,
Galerie Bob Gysin 2007 Projections, Galerie Bob Gysin , Zurich; Intersections (with Sabine Hagmann),
Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn 2003 Constructing Conformation, Vebikus, Schaffhausen
2004 Gorgeous, Galerie Bob Gysin , Zurich 2002 Don't Play Me That 'Flower Drum Song', Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich;
Polkamotion with Ma and Pa Chen, Installation and Book (edition Patrick Frey), Scalo, Zurich; Polkamotion,
Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland 2001 Suzie Wong Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Kunstraum Aarau Aarau
2000 The Yellow Peril (with Cat Tuong Nguyen), Röntgenraum, Zürich 1999 Under My Skin (with Adidal Abou-Chamat),
Galerie Christa Burger, München; Atmospheres, Southern Exposure Upper Level, San Francisco, California
1997 Atmospheres, Top Hat Shine Project, Oakland, California

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection):

2017 Impression 2017, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen; Unexpected Treasures, Binz 39, Zürich;
Mai Edition, Verein für Originalgraphik, Zürich 2016 Trouvailles, Galerie Bob Gysin
2015 die Welt retten/ ex voto today, Projektraum M54, Basel 2014 Me, myself & eye, Photobastei Zürich
2013 Reality is Not Commonplace, Museo Cantonale D'Arte, Lugano; Allüberall auf den Tannenspitzen,
Genossenschaft Kalkbreite, Zurich; www.shimmer.ch 2012 Grosser als Zürich, Helmhaus, Zürich
2011 The Little Art Collector, K3, Zurich; KULT ZÜRICH AUSSER SIHL – EIN SCHMELZTIEGEL, Malzfabrik, Berlin;
vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis Jubiläumsausstellung, Kunsthaus Baselland , Basel; Die Garderobe , Binz39, Zürich;
Gruppe G71, Kunstszene Zürich, Zürich 2010 Know the Rules - Then Break Them, di Rosa Foundation Gatehouse,
Napa, California 2009 Catch of the Year, Dienstgebäude: Raum für Kunst, Zurich 2008 Kult Zurich Aussersihl, Galerie
Baviera, Zurich 2007 The Race, PROGR, Bern; Nackt & Privat, Röntgenprojekte, Zurich 2006 S P E E D, Galerie
Staubkohler, Zurich; Ist das Fischli Weiss?, Whitespace, Zurich; Von Frauen und Mannern, fotoK Aktion, Vienna, Austria;
Reiz und Risiko / Risk & Allure, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf; balkanTV* zeigt Love & Peace, Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich;
La Luna. La Diva, Likeyou projects, Zurich; Geburt, s11 Künstlerhaus, Solothurn 2005 Shifting Worlds, Fri-Art, Fribourg;
Media in “f”, 5th Ewha Media Art Presentation (EMAP), Seoul, Korea; Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zurich 2005,
Helmhaus, Zurich 2004 Appenzeller Frauenaufzug, Zeughaus Teufen, Teufen 2003 Fleur du Mal, Videopreis Boswil,
Künstlerhausboswil, Boswil; Polkamotion, Centre de la photographie Genève, Genève; Out of Season with the Chens,
Les Complices, Zurich; Aninna Schenker and Teresa Chen, Anker - Freiraum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Zurich; Behind
the Wall, Röntgenraum, Zurich; Dislocation, K3, Zurich; Der Verein. Ein Zukunftsmodell. Strategien der Kooperation,
Museum im Bellpark, Kriens 2002 Diadrome, Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Genève; Fototriennale Tampere,
Tampere, Finland 2001 It Takes 2 2 Tango : Analoge Co-Operationen, Shedhalle, Zurich; Unter Wasser - Kunst im
Submarinen,Museuem Bellerive, Zurich (Cat.); Diadrome, Kaserne, Zurich; Mixed Pickles, celeste & eliot kunstsalon,
Zurich; M-Family, Migros Museum, Zurich (Cat.) 2000 Haare, Obsession und Kunst, Museuem Bellerive, Zurich (Cat.);
Pourquoi Tetras?, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Charles Wyrsch mit Cécile Wick und Teresa Chen,
Nidwaldner Museum, Stans (Cat.); La Nuit Americaine, IG Halle, Rapperswil 1999 Young - Neue Kunstfotografie in der
Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Cat.); Le corps en pièces, Poste d'art contemporain (PAC), Fribourg; Troisième Prix
des Jeunes Talents du vfg.,Centre d'enseignement professionnel, Vevey; 1998 Winterkollektion, celeste & eliot
kunstsalon, Zurich; 3. vfg.- Nachwuchsförderpreis Ausstellung, Nikon Image House Galerie, Kusnacht; Project
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich; asian body, Tidbit Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA; Nachschlag , FotoForum, St.
Gallen (Cat.) 1997 Gewebeproben, Galerie Christa Burger, Munich; Luminous Codes - Photo Based Artworks , Texas
Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas; Women In Abstraction, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 1996 Confess,
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; Die Klasse, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich (Cat.); hello world?! private
spaces, public places, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich



Commissioned Projects:

2007 Kunst und Bau: Kalchbühl Altersheim, Zurich
2003 Kunst und Bau: University Hospital Auditorium, Zurich
2002 Kunst und Bau: Credit Suisse (Octavo), Oerlikon-Zurich
 

Prizes / Grants:

2003 Landis & Gyr Grant (Berlin Atelier, January - June 2005)
2001 Zurich Canton Grant, Zurich City Grant
2000 Zurich City Grant
1999 Zurich City Grant (Paris Atelier, Februar y - July 2000)
1998 3. vfg.- Nachwuchsförderpreis (1.Prize)
 

 

Curatorial Projects:

1999-2002 sWISH*, Projekt for the Swiss expo.02 An exhibition about wishes.
Member of original Author Team, szenographic conception and realization.
1999 GameOver, Museum for Art and Design, Zurich An Open-Source Installation about Computer Game
Culture in three zones and real time. Coordination of external experts / authors and generation of content.
1998 KLINIK, Exhibition Morphing Systems, Culture, Art, Bar, Events, Zurich Conception and coordination with T. Kobler
and D. Wimmer. A constantly changing exhibition with over 100 Swiss and international artists.
Morphing with Edition Patrick Frey.


Other:

1999-2009 Board Member / President, Shedhalle, Zurich
2007 Eindhoven Caucus Participant, Be[com]ing Dutch at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland


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