Anna-Sabina Zurrer

Anna-Sabina will be on residence in several times at the Ultra Laboratory.
first visit residence 04.10.16 / 11.10.2016

Anna-Sabina has been invited by the artist Rita Alaoui (founder of TUL) to work in collaboration with her on a multi-medium project based on the convergence of their practices on objects, memory and preservation.

Rita Alaoui

Anna-Sabina Zurrer
Born in 1981 in Zurich, lives and works in Obwalden, Switzerland.

The works of the Swiss artist Anna-Sabina Zürrer often revolve around issues related to memory, archive and the handling of relicts from the past. She is interested in the disintegration and transformation of various materials, whether highly artificial objects or found in nature. These objects she processes with subtle chemical substances or grinding machines. In a protracted scientific process the artist erases the physicalness of the work and empties its content. Her installations display the function of memory and make it visible as for example the constitution of identity and the problem of the selection for storing and archiving. Furthermore she reflects the usage of images in today’s consumer society, in which the sensual character is being overexcited or even negated. The chemical state of a medium is as important as the process of dissolution. The act of emptying the image content and its color as well as her creative activity and artistic approach can be explored and experienced by the viewers performances and video installations.

Anna-Sabina Zürrer studied art at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, where she obtained in 2008 her diploma with distinction and the Advancement Award F&F.

Individual and group exhibitions in art institutions, like Museum Tinguely Bâle, Switzerland; Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland; Q21 INTERNATIONAL MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria; EACC - Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló Spain; have taken place in Anna Sabina Zürrers curriculum now.

In 2015 she got the Advancement Art Award of KUNST ZÜRICH, Studiogrants in 2012 (NAIRS, Contemporary Art Centre, Scoul, Switzerland) and 2011 (Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France). 3.jpg 1.jpg