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. Questioning the process of leaving traces and metamorphosis characterize the artistic examination of the artist’s own body. Her series of works thematize body images and manifestations of social appearances in a performative manner, by using a wide variety of media. In a fluctuating search for a specific materiality or tool, she repeatedly relates them to everyday actions, which she parodies, abstracts, or magnifies. The photo series and cinematic loops attempt to capture the energy behind cultural processes and to sharpen them into the precarious. Several “artist in residence” residencies, such as 2009 in Johannesburg, Pro Helvetia or 2014 in Berlin at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research. From 2020 – 2023 she is artist in residence at the SNF research project “Deathbeds – an interdisciplinary perspective”. Since 2009 she teaches as a lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Solo Exhibition 2021 / «nor here nor there – Videoperformances von Eva Wandeler» Friedhof Forum, altes Krematorium Friedhof Sihlfeld, Zürich, curated by Reto Bühler / «nor here nor there – Videoperformances von Eva Wandeler», curated by Dr. Roland Kunz, Stadtspital Waid, Zentrum für Palliativ Care, Zürich 2016 / «ritual *deal done – tool# 41», performative collaboration between Eva Wandeler and Frances Belser, sihlquai55 i n s p a c e visarte Zürich, ZWISCHENRÄUME, Performance Art Serie by Monica Klingler and Christine Bänninger / 2014 / «Kopfarbeit. Videoperformances von Eva Wandeler», Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, curated by Dr. Uta Kornmeier (ZfL) und Dr. Dirk Naguschewski (ZfL) / seit 2011 / «Eva Wandeler im Wasser-Kabinett», KKLB, Beromünster, permanent exhibition, curated by Wetz / 2010 / «peu à peu», Tanzhaus Zürich, installation for dance performance, Choreography by Theresa Rothemberg / «WANDELER-ALTHERR», video-installations and objects, curated by Ute Göbbels / 2009 / «tool#25», Listerbuilding, Johannesburg, in context of the Residency of Pro Helvetia / 2008 / «Werkschau Eva Wandeler», KKL-Uffikon, curated by Wetz / «…presque rien…», Tanzhaus Zürich, installation for dance performance and exhibition, Choreography by Theresa Rothemberg / 2005 / «fast nichts und doch nicht nichts», Kunsthalle Arbon, curated by Inge Abegglen und Andrea Gerster / 1998 / «Strang», flexible installation, Rote Fabrik Zürich,

Group exhibitions 2023 / artONboard, No. 8, 6-hour cycle of 12, KUNSTimOFEN, Winterthur / MoorArt23, Land Art in the Park Seleger Moor, curated by ThalwilerHofkunst, Seleger Moor, Rifferswil / Shaping the Dying, Results of the SNF Research Project Dying Beds, Berner Generationenhaus, Bern / nano Spektrum nr.4, Zürich, curated by Maria Bill, Antonia Hersche & Regula Weber / 2022 / Pop-Up Shworoom Lochergut, Zürich, 6 1/2, curated by Mischa Camenzind, Philipp Ehgartner & Peter Baracchi / vonWegen, Kulturort Galerie Weiertal, Maja von Meiss, curated by tac22_temporary art collective Nico Lazúla, Ruedi Staub, Marion Strunk, Eva Wandeler 2021 / “Atlantis im Sinn” Oerlikon, Zürich, 6 1/2, curated by Mischa Camenzind, Philipp Ehgartner & Peter Baracchi / «ArtBox 100 – D I A L O G» Billboard intervention at Thalwil Train Station, curated by Thalwiler Hofkunst / «Hallo, Tod!» interdisciplinary cultural festival on death, Zürich curated by Association Kulturbande 2020 / «Le Trou de Janvier», Wall & Stage, Zürich, curated by Susanne Hofer, Regula Michell und Eliane Rutishauser / 2019 / «Der verwaschene Ort», Zentralwäscherei Zürich, 6 1/2, curated by Mischa Camenzind, Philipp Ehgartner & Peter Baracchi / «Wo die Milane kreisen», R57 & porte bleu, curated by Nico Lazúla, Ruedi Staub, Judith Schmid & Patrick Kliebens / 2018 / «Spot on Nairs – 30 Jahre Künstlerhaus», Scuol, curated by Christof Rösch & Tanja Trampe / «Exposition XL», Kunstraum R57 anderswo, Zürich, curated by Ruedi Staub & Nico Lazula / «Ein Wal, der in der Badewanne aufgewachsen ist, muss denken, das Meer habe Wände», 6 ½  im Exil, curated by Mischa Camenzind, Philipp Ehgartner & Peter Baracchi / 2015 / «Seegang Thalwil», Interventionen im Seepark Thalwil, Zürich, curated by Urs Amstutz & Brigitta Gabban / «2ND Tbilisi Triennial S.O.S SELF-ORGANIZED SYSTEMS», curated by Wato Tsereteli, Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi (CCA) 2013 / «Am I You», Artisterium Tbilisi, CCA Tbilisi Georgia, curated by Magda Guruli / «20 Jahre Kunsthalle Arbon – Die zweite Dekade», Kunsthalle Arbon, curated by Inge Abegglen / 2012 / «Grösser als Zürich», Helmhaus Zürich, curated by Silvio R. Baviera, Michael Hiltbrunner & Guido Magnaguagno /  «Kunst-im-Bau-Projekt», SOFORT KUNST! & Fishpiece Contemporary Art, interventions in condemned buildings, Zürich-Oerlikon, curated by Sandra Kälin & Helen Fegih / «America meets Switzerland», Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zürich / «ABWEHR – Überlebensstrategien in Natur, Wirtschaft, Politik und Alltag», VÖGELEKULTURZENTRUM Pfäffikon, curated by W.I.R.E. / «Le 1er dimanche», Maison Turberg, Porrentruy, curated by Paul Zoller & Catrin Lüthi / «Sofort KUNST!», interventions in cooperative flats, Röntgenareal Zürich, curated by Helen Fegih / «Ein klein bisschen böse?», Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zürich / 2011 / «Gang ins Paradies», ArtBox und Kulturlabor Thalwil, curated by Urs Amstutz / «Coup de Foudre», interventions in public and semi-public space in the shopping mile of Thalwil, curated by Urs Amstutz / «Nullpunkt», EWZ-Unterwerk, Zürich, curated by Kernreaktor / «luftlinie 2430 – as the crow flies» city-traverse with 18 artists, R57 & station21, Zürich, kuratiert von Ruedi Staub und Ute Göbbels / «Kunst Zürich Ausser», Galerie Baviera, Zürich, curated by Silvio Baviera / «die Garderobe», BINZ39, Zürich, curated by Ursula Palla & Pascal Lampert / 2010 / «Beton – eine Ausstellung mit 32 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern», KKL-Uffikon, curated by Wetz / «Luminale», Palmengarten Frankfurt, curated by Frank Zebner / «Zürich am Meer 1» Intervention at Sigi-Feigel terrace, Zürich, R57, curated by Ruedi Staub & Pascal Lampert / «Kleid im Kontext», festival of the dress, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, curated by Regula Wyss, Marianne Gächter & Anna-Brigitte Schlittler / «Fashionable Art», Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, curated by Kiki Seiler-Michalitsi 2009 / «Kunst-Beton» KKL-Uffikon, curated by Wetz / 2008 / «Kult Zürich Aussersihl», Galerie Baviera, Zürich, curated by Silvio Baviera / «Bildwelten_2», Galerie R57, curated by Ruedi Staub / 2007 / «Federleicht – Leivischem», Fundaziun Nairs Scuol, curated by Christof Rösch / «Eva Wandeler & Maitu Diserens» Galerie Dos Santos, Zürich, curated by Lou Dos Santos / 2006 / «curraint d‘ajer», Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol, curated by Christof Rösch / 2005 / »Gründung Kunststiftung Kunst + Appenzell», curated by Agathe Nisple / 2004 / «Appenzeller Frauenaufzug», Teufen, curated by Ursula Badrutt Schoch, Eva Keller & Agathe Nisple / 2000 / «Laufmasche», «Mutterkorn», Contest for Landscape Architecture, Cernier, 1994 / «Objets de Désir», Musée des Arts Décoratif, Lausanne

2020 – 2023 / Artist in Residence, «Settings of Dying – An interdisciplinary perspective 2020–2023» Cooperation HKB, BFH, ZHdK
/ Artist in Residence, Center for Literature and Cultural Research, Berlin
2009 / Artist in Residence, Pro Helvetia, Johannesburg, South Africa
2006 / Artist in Residence, Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol

/ Kontext Sterben, Hrsg. Corina Caduff, Minou Afzali, Francis Müller und Eva Soom Ammann, Scheidegger & Spiess
/ Swissfuture, Magazine for Future Monitoring 02/21, «The Future of Dying»
2013 / Catalogue Artisterium Tiblisi, «Am I You?», by Magda Guruli
2010 / Catalogue «kultzürichaussersihl / the other face», by Silvio Baviera
2007 / Jubilee Catalogue Fundaziun Nairs

2022 / vonWegen, Kulturort Galerie Weiertal, curated by tac22_temporary art collective: Nico Lazúla, Ruedi Staub, Marion Strunk, Eva Wandeler