Vanessà Heer (CH/IT)
b. 1989, St.Gallen
lives and works in Zurich

She is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound based practices and shared listening. In different contexts, collaborations and spaces she explores the political and ethical possibilities of conscious listening and how it can be used as a feminist, decolonial and sustainable tool. In both her performative and her installative works, she constantly oriented towards questions of commonality, collaboration, the dissolving authorship, and the challenges of self-precarization.

2015-2018   MA Master of Arts in Fine Arts Zurich University of the Arts, CH  
2016/2017   Exchange Semester, Master of Arts in Critical Studies Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT
2010-2013   BA Bachelor of Arts in Media & Art, Specialization Theory Zurich University of the Arts, CH
2012              Exchange Semester, Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE


Selected Solo*, Group Exhibitions & Performative Projects:
2021   Now There was Here. Max Frisch Bad N° 2. Zurich Switzerland.
2021   Notes on Hideouts. Performance - Radio contribution. Tsonami-Festival Chile.
2021   WO WIR. Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. St.Gallen Switzerland.
20/21  Other Planes of There. Gessnerallee. Zurich Switzerland.
2020   All the Feels! Uni Offspace. Zurich Switzerland.
2020   Spinewave. Public Voices! Pro Helvetia/COINCIDENCIA. Buenos Aires Argentina.
2020   Ohne Titel. Hospiz der Faulheit, kunstkasten. Winterthur Switzerland.*
2020   PlusX with WARM, Cashmere Radio. Berlin Germany.
2019   Under Pressures. Compositions & Sound Design, Gessnerallee. Zurich Switzerland.
2019   abhängig? Who Cares? Hospiz der Faulheit, Vögele Kultur Zentrum. Pfäffikon Switzerland.
2019   It‘s a relief to hear the rain (...). Reaktor. Zurich Switzerland.*
2019   Intimacy – Make Kin. Raum°Station. Zurich Switzerland.
2019   Within Others‘ Sounds. Ausstellungsraum Klingental / RANK. Basel Switzerland.
2019   Drone Consultation as Transverberation. Kiefer Hablitzel 2019, Swiss Art Awards, ArtBasel. Switzerland.
2019   deep sunday listenings. Snail Music, Raum°Station. Zurich Switzerland.
2018   passing & packaging. Art Container. Zurich Switzerland.*
2018   MA Fine Arts Degree Show 2018. Raum*Station + ZHdK, Toni-Areal. Zurich Switzerland.*
2018   Muko & Matratzen. Hospiz der Faulheit, Kulturstiftung Thurgau. Steckborn Switzerland.
2018   Existenzialistisches Café: Schleim, Kapitalismus und andere Monstrositäten. Nextex. St.Gallen Switzerland.
2018   Francis & Co. Hexen in Luzern. Pavillon Tribschenhorn. Luzern Switzerland.
2017   MA Fine Arts Degree Show 2017. Snail Music, ZHdK, Toni-Areal. Zurich Switzerland.
2017   feminarien. Raum*Station. Zurich Switzerland.
2017   Fabulations. Shedhalle + Projektraum ZHdK, Toni-Areal. Zurich Switzerland.
2016   Xeno at the Barbershop. MAM Maroc Artist Meeting, Marrakech Biennale 2016. Marrakech Morocco.
2016   Hammam Singing – Appenzeller Zäuerli. Marrakech Biennale 2016. Marrakech Morocco.
2016   Die Autonomie der Migration und ihre möglichen Narrative. Raum*Station. Zurich Switzerland.
2016   DADA Hackathon: Wir scheissen in neuen Farben. Hospiz der Faulheit, Cabaret Voltaire. Zurich Switzerland.
2015   ARCHIVHANDELN / Springerin Magazin. Kunstraum ZHdK, Toni-Areal. Zurich Switzerland.
2015   VOLUMES 2015. Hospiz der Faulheit, Kunstraum Walcheturm. Zurich Switzerland.
2015   Aus dem OFF #2. Hospiz der Faulheit, OXYD. Winterthur Switzerland.
2015   AIR performance: no.02_ready to hang (out). Detroit Contemporary. Detroit USA.
2015   BFF Art 2015: no.01_silent riots of vulnerability. UFO Factory. Detroit USA.
2015   Trage die Welt wie eine Trainerhose. Hospiz der Faulheit, Kabinett der Visionäre. Chur Switzerland.
2015   Doing Nothing Festival: Otium Manifesto. Hospiz der Faulheit, Dock18 Rote Fabrik. Zurich Switzerland.
2015   Come North, Baby. Track 1. Hospiz der Faulheit, Gessnerallee Nordflügel. Zurich Switzerland.
2013   Rhizomatische Noise Oper Vol.2. Nextex. St.Gallen Switzerland.
2013   Rhizomatische Noise Oper Vol.1. Perla-Mode. Zurich Switzerland.
2013   DIPLOMAUSSTELLUNG 2013, BA Art & Media. ZHdK, Pfingstweid-Studios. Zurich Switzerland.
2013   Working Persistence. Import|Export, Galerie 201, ZHdK. Zurich Switzerland.


Grants / Residencies / Awards:
2021 Projektbeitrag «Other Planes of There», Pro Helvetia
2021 Residency ABA Berlin, Pro Helvetia
2019 Projektbeitrag «Intimacy», Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung
2019 Nomination Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Kunstpreis, Swiss Art Awards
2018 ZHdK-Avina Fonds
2016 Residency MAM Marrakesh, Marrakesh Biennale
2015 Residency Spread Art, Detroit USA
2012 Residency Scholarship in Berlin


Ongoing curational Projects & Groups:
seit 2019 WARM Sound Collective, Zurich Switzerland / Berlin Germany.
seit 2016 Raum*Station Offspace, Wiedikon Zurich Switzerland.
seit 2016 Madame Psychosis Publishing Platform, Zurich / Berne Switzerland.
seit 2015 Hospiz der Faulheit Artist Collective, Zurich Switzerland.


Publications:
2020   Simulacrum. Journal for contemporary art and culture, Amsterdam
2019   PTTH:// Publikation + Vinyl. Francis & Co. by PTTH://
2019   Vinyl Edition. Within Others‘ Sounds. by Stingray Editions
2019   Bildpunkt. Sicherheitsdispositiv. Essay by Michael Grieder, Heft Frühjahr Nr. 49
2018   Art & Crisis. A Polyphonic Research on the Contemporary. Edited by Donatella Bernardi, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
2017   Maurizio Lazzarato: Marcel Duchamp und die Verweigerung der Arbeit. Translation, transversal texts, Vienna
2017   Hexenkesselkilbi mit viel Crazy. Saiten Kulturmagazin
2016   Europe’s Other. 53 Wunden in Solidarität und Verantwortung Aneignung und „Hostipitalität“ in der Aussage „Wir Flüchtlinge“. by Suzana Milevska, Springerin | Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Heft 4/2016

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