Saskia EDENS, Switzerland
Lives and works in Basel.
Saskia Edens was born in Geneva where she graduated in 2002 from the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-arts and the Ecole des Arts décoratifs. From 1999 to 2000 she studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna. She now lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.
Saskia Edens works with molten metal, video, photography, as well as with moulding techniques and performance. She likes to confront and combine these various mediums.
Her work on body movement, which she explores simultaneously with the artistic studies that she is still pursuing, feeds and illuminates her performative and visual work.
These last years she has been working more profoundly on live performance participating in international festivals of performances in Asia (South Korea), Europe (Nordic countries and Estonia, Latvia, Germany, France, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland) America (New York, Desert of Nevada).
One of her performances was selected and shown for the national performance competition of the Kunstkredit in Kunsthaus Baselland 2009.
Through performance art projects, she started collaborations with other artists like Non Grata performance group and sound artists like Daniel Buess, Mathieu Sylvestre.
Her installations, videos and objects were shown in Switzerland and abroad - including in the Fotomuseum Winterthur (exhibition Darkside II) in Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunsthaus Baselland, in the Wyspa Progress Institute in Gdansk, in Kunstverein Freiburg, in the gallery Nicola von Senger Zürich and in Aargauer Kunsthaus. 2008 she received the cultural prize of the Alexandre Clavel foundation. Having won recently the competition of Kunstkredit, the installation "Magma" was realized as a permanent installation for the Building of Brunnmatchulhaus, Basel.
Saskia Edens’ participation at Guangzhou Live is generously supported by Pro Helvetia and the consulate general of Switzerland in Guangzhou.
Saskia Edens, Switzerland. Breathe. photo : Dugaro.