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vita — Eva Wandeler (*1969 in Zürich)
  • Eva Wandeler (*1969 in Zürich)) Lives and works in Zürich. Studied fashion design at the former School of Art and Design in Zurich, today Zurich University of the Arts. After completing her studies in 1994, she worked for various Stadt- and Staatstheater as well as independent theatre productions as a costume and stage designer in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Since 2000 she extended her spectrum into the visual arts, created installations and video performances and exhibits regularly. Her body of video-works focuses on body images and manifestations of social appearances by using sculptural- and cinematic-techniques. Several Artist in Residency’s, like 2009 in Johannesburg, Pro Helvetia and 2014 in Berlin at the Center for Literature und Cultural Research. 2007 – 2008 she taught at the Academy of Design in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, and since 2008 she teaches in the Department of Design, and the Department of Art Education at the Zurich University of the Art.

    Solo Exhibition 2014 / Museum of Medical History at the Charité, Berlin, Germany, “Kopfarbeit”, various video works, curated by Uta Kornmeier (ZfL) und Dirk Naguschewski (ZfL) seit 2011 / KKLB, Beromünster: “Eva Wandeler im Wasser-Kabinett”, selected video works oft the series “tools”, permanent exhibition, curated by Wetz 2010 / Tanzhaus Zürich: „peu à peu“, installation for dance performance, Choreography by Theresa Rothemberg / Station21, Zürich, „WANDELER-ALTHERR“, video-installations and objects, curated by Ute Göbbels 2009 / Listerbuilding, Johannesburg: „tool#25“ 5-channel videowork, in context of the Residency of Pro Helvetia 2008 / KKL-Uffikon, Luzern: Retrospective show of the series „tools“ tool#01 - tool#24, curated by Wetz / Tanzhaus Zürich: „...presque rien...“ installation for dance performance und exhibition of the relics, choreography by Theresa Rothemberg 2005 / Kunsthalle Arbon: “fast nichts und doch nicht nichts“, room-installation, in collaboration with Johanna Altherr and video-installation, curated by Inge Abegglen and Andrea Gerster 1998 / Rote Fabrik Zürich, “Strang“, flexible room-installation, in collaboration with Johanna Altherr

    Group exhibitions
    2015 / Seegang Thalwil, Interventions at the Lake Side in Thalwil, Kulturtage Thalwil '15, Zürich, decay of a sculpture, curatd by Urs Amstutz and Brigitta Gabban 2013 / Arthisterium Tbilisi, „Am I You“, CCA Tbilisi in Georgia, Video-Installation, in collaboration with Frances Belser, curated by Magda Guruli / Kunsthalle Arbon, „20 years of Kunsthalle Arbon – The second Decade“, videoworks, curated by Inge Abegglen 2012 / Helmhaus Zürich, „Grösser als Zürich“, Objects, curated by Silvio R. Baviera, Michael Hiltbrunner and Guido Magnaguagno / SOFORT KUNST! und Fishpiece Contemporary Art, Zürich-Oerlikon: Interventions in condemned buildings, video-projection, curated by Sandra Kälin and Helen Fegih / Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zürich, “America meets Switzerland”, videoinstallation / VÖGELEKULTURZENTRUM Pfäffikon, “ABWEHR – survival strategies in nature, economies, politics and daily life”, video-installation, curated by W.I.R.E. / Maison Turberg, Porrentruy, «Le 1er dimanche», video-installation and objects of the series “tools”, curated by Paul Zoller und Catrin Lüthi / “Sofort KUNST!”, Röntgenareal Zürich, art-in-building-projekt, Interventions in cooperative flats, videoinstallation, curated by Helen Fegih / Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zürich, “A little bit evil?”, videoinstallation and stills, curated by Daniel Tanner 2011 / ArtBox and Kulturlabor Thalwil, „Walk to paradise“, videoarbeiten of the series „tools“, curated by Urs Amstutz / ThalwilerHofKunst, Thalwil: „Coup de Foudre“, interventions in public and semi-public space in the shopping mile of Thalwil, performance und video-installation, curated by Urs Amstutz und Brigitta Gabban / EWZ-Unterwerk, Zürich: „Nullpunkt“, video-installation, curated by Kernreaktor / KunstRaum R57 & station21, Zürich: «luftlinie 2430 – as the crow flies» city-traverse with18 artists, performance, curated by Ute Göbbels and Ruedi Staub / Galerie Baviera, Zürich, „Kunst Zürich Ausser Sihl“, videoworks, curated by Silvio Baviera / BINZ39 Zürich: „die Garderobe“, video installation, curated by Ursula Palla und Pascal Lampert 2010 / KKL-Uffikon: „Beton – exhibition with 32 artists“, video installation, curated by Wetz / Luminale at Palmengarten Frankfurt, video installation in the greenhouse, curated by Frank Zebner /Galerie R57, Zürich: „Zürich am Meer 1“ Intervention at the Sigi-Feigel terrace, performance, curated by Ruedi Staub and Pascal Lampert / Museum for Arts and Crafts Winterthur: „Kleid im Kontext“, festival of the dress, performance and video installation curated by Regula Wyss, Marianne Gächter and Anna-Brigitte Schlittler / Kunst Raum Riehen: „Fashionable Art“, video installation, curated by Kiki Seiler-Michalitsi 2009 / / KKL-Uffikon, „Kunst-Beton“ videoworks, curated by Wetz 2008 / Galerie Baviera, Zürich „Kult Zürich Aussersihl“, Videoarbeiten, curated by Silvio Baviera / Galerie R57: Bildwelten_2, videoworks, curated by Ruedi Staub 2007 / Fundaziun Nairs Scuol: “Federleicht / Leivischem“, video installation, curated by Christoph Rösch / Galerie Dos Santos, Zürich, video installation, curated by Lou Dos Santos 2006 / Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol: “curraint d‘ajer“, final exhibition „Artist in Resindence“, videoinstallation, curated by Christoph Rösch 2005 / Launch of Foundation “Kunst + Appenzell“, room installation, in collaboration with Johanna Altherr, curated by Agathe Nisple 2004 / Appenzeller Frauenaufzug, Teufen, room installation in collaboration with Johanna Altherr and video installation curated by Ursula Badrutt Schoch, Eva Keller und Agathe Nisple 2000 / Contest for Landscape Architecture, Cernier: “Laufmasche“, “Mutterkorn“, Installationen, in collaboration with Julie Dové

    Grants
    2014 / Artist in Residence, Center for Literature and Cultural Research
    2009 / Artist in Residence, Pro Helvetia, Johannesburg, South Africa
    2006 / Artist in Residence, Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol

    Publications
    2013 / Catalogue Artisterium Tiblisi, „Am I You?“, by Magda Guruli
    2010 / Catalogue „kultzürichaussersihl / the other face“, by Silvio Baviera
    2007 / Jubilee Catalogue Fundaziun Nairs

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