Claudia Schildknecht, at first glance a confusing conglomerate with various transdisciplinary characteristics.

She’s mainly working as a freelance visual artist in longterm projects mostly focusing on the interaction and relationship of society within nature. The visual reproduction with the help of the camera is becoming therefore more of an act of exploration. Nature is a gift and a wonder per se. All the multitude of life forms -  so divers and so shimmeringly beautiful - is extraordinarily inspiring for her in an artistic perspective. Althought she thinks we will never comprehend nature, the life circle and our respond to it till the very last drop. 

Additionally to visual arts, she is a tattoo artist, started with the transdiciplinary collective "Biotop der Relevanz", founded the  „SILC Tattoo After Care“ GmbH, will be soon back with the „Gelavena“ Ice Cream company,  inititated and is leading the integration project „Thiep Bou Bess“.

currently works in Switzerland

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UPCOMING:   Spring 2023  - "Kamele im Stall, Shrimps im Swimming Pool" / Book Publication / Scheidegger & Spiess / collaberating with
                            Alice Vera Britschgi, Sirkka Ammann & Samuel Steiner 



Education


2012 - 2013 Propédeutique year for Arts /  GBS Schule für Gestaltung / St.Gallen (CH)
2013 - 2016 Bachelor in Visual Arts /  Camera Arts, Lucerne School of Art and Design / Lucerne (CH)
             2015 Exchange Program Bachelor in Visual Arts / Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design / Jerusalem (IS)




Exhibitions / Projections / Conceptual Interfaces


2022  - Work in Progress / Groupe Exhibition / On Curating Space / Zurich / Untitled (New project about the climate grief, solastalgia, 
               climate anxiety. In the making)
             - RESTOREe-stATION / Natural History Museum of Vienna / Vienna /Deck50 / Conceptual Development with Dr. Pedro Frade and 
               Mag.Ines Méhu-Blantar

2021   - H20 / Groupe Exhibition / Galeria 94 / Baden / See You Later, Zooxanthellae! 

2020  - Artificial Intersections with NEAR / Musée de l’Elysée / Lausanne / D'Nischeler
             - Initiation, curation and production / within the collective "Biotop der Relevanz" / Lucerne / Installation Whitening Out
             - Swiss Press Photo Award / Groupe Exhibition / Berne / 2nd Prize Section "World" / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!
             - L21 Lion Monument / Groupe Exhibition / Kunsthalle Luzern / Lucerne / How We Might Be

2019   - Curation of the Kick-Off day / Transnational Red Sea Centre / by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne hosted by the
              Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FEDA) / Bernerhof / Berne / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!
             - Personal Structure / GAA-Foundation / Biennale Venice Art 2019 / Venice / Groupe Exhibiton / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!
             - Swiss Press Photo Award / Groupe Exhibition / Berne, Lugano, Lausanne / D'Nischeler
             - Appearance of the Transnational Red Sea Centre during the Swiss Reception at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction       
              2019 / United Nations Office Disaster Risk Reduction/ cooperated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and by the
              Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FEDA) / ICGC Geneva / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!
             - Collaberation - Performance Artist Riccarda Naef / Zurich University of Arts / Screening / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!

2018   - VFG Young Talents Price / Galery Uno Art Space / Groupe Exhibition / Stuttgart / Germany / D'Nischeler
             - Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum / Solo Exhibition / Brienz / Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - Unterwasserfestival / Groupe Exhibition / Gossau / Switzerland / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!2018 - VFG Young Talents Price /
             - Galery Uno Art Space / Groupe Exhibition / Stuttgart / Germany / D'Nischeler
             - Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum / Solo Exhibition / Brienz / Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - Unterwasserfestival / Groupe Exhibition / Gossau / Switzerland / See You Later, Zooxanthellae!

2017   - Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography / Group Exhibition / Biel, Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum / Solo Exhibition / Brienz, Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - VFG Young Talents Price / Photobastei / Groupe Exhibition / Zurich, Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - IN/OUT Transylvania Photo Festival / Groupe Exhibition / Cluj-Napoca, Romania / Multimedia Screening / D'Nischeler
             - VFG Young Talents Price / Photobastei / Groupe Exhibition / Zurich, Switzerland / D'Nischeler
             - VFG Young Talents Price / ECAL / Groupe Exhibition / Lausanne / Switzerland / D'Nischeler

2016    - Werkschau HSLU Luzern / Group Exhibition / Luzern / Switzerland /D'Nischeler2016 - Werkschau HSLU Luzern / Group Exhibition /
               Luzern / Switzerland /D'Nischeler

2015     - Tel Aviv White Festival /  Group Exhibition / Tel Aviv / Israel / Video Screening / Float Away
               - Fremdvertraut Exhibition /  Group Exhibition / Luzern /Switzerland / H2



Prizes / Grants / Selections


2021       Sponsorship Prize of the Kulturstiftug St.Gallen
2020     Swiss Press Photo Award "World" / Second Prize / Switzerland 
2017       Price for Young Talents VFG in photography / finalist / Switzerland



Workshops & Assistance


2020    Tomas van Houtryve
2019      Ferit Kuyas
2018      Noor-Nikon Masterclass by Leonard Pongo, Tanya Habjouqa and Jon Lowenstein /  Zürich  / Switzerland

Comissions & Collaborateurs (Selected)

Die Zeit
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
ETH Zürich
Natural History Museum of Vienna
NZZ
Die Republik
Dr. Kate Quigley 
Dr. Pedro Frade
Le coleur des jour
Tagesanzeiger
Das Magazin

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