About

 

Sarah Sandler is an artist and researcher, currently based in Switzerland. 

Her artistic practice, situated at the intersection of biology, politics and the human, questions how ongoing conditions in nature enforce and reinforce power and ideological relations. 

Recent work considers the legacy of colonial botany from the perspective of nonhuman agents. Through installation, sculpture and video, her work functions to acknowledge biocentrism by moving beyond human-centred exceptionalism.


Sarah Sandler est une artiste chercheuse basée actuellement en Suisse.

Elle se nourrit de recherches en biologie, en anthropologie et en histoire politique pour explorer l'attitude colonialiste et conquérante de l'homme face à la nature.

Ces récents travaux envisagent l’héritage de la botanique coloniale du point de vue d’agents non humains. A travers ses installations, sculptures et vidéos, elle cherche à réorienter notre regard pour le débarrasser de son anthropocentrisme trop exclusif.

 

Contact / ELSEWHERE
 

Studio:
Atelier 207/211
3 Sentier des Saules
1201 Geneva

hello@sarahsandler.com

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Education
 

2014—2017

Work.Master: Contemporary Artistic Practices
(with honours)
HEAD Geneva University of Art & Design
Geneva - CH
 

2011—2012

École du Magasin: Curatorial Post Diploma
MAGASIN Centre National d’Art Contemporain
Grenoble - FR
 

2001—2006

B.A Interior Architecture (with honours)
Curtin University of Technology
Perth - AU

 

EXHIbitions
 

2019

Lokal-int
Biel - CH
 

2018

Bourse Déliée—2017 Visual Arts laureate
Supported by the cantonal Fund for Contemporary Art, Geneva
 

Halle Nord
Geneva - CH

Chemical Charm
Silicon Malley
Prilly - CH

Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof
Kunstmuseum
Olten - CH
 

Proxy Paradise—Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards
Curator: Balthazar Lovay
LiveInYourHead
Geneva - CH
 

Proxy Paradise—Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards at Art Genève
Curator: Balthazar Lovay
Art Genève
Geneva - CH
 

 2016

To Job + to Study: What Artists do for Money
CAN: Centre d’Art Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel - CH
 

CONSTELLATIONS 
Curator: Yann Chateigné 
Swiss Institute in Rome
Rome - IT
 

To Job + to Study: What Artists do for Money
Le Foyer
Zurich - CH
 

2015

10:10 Time As An Agent
Curator: Stuart Bailey
LiveInYourHead
Geneva - CH
 

My Epidemic: Small Bad Blood Opera
with Lili Renaud Dewar

La Biennale di Venezia & Biblioteque de la Biennale
Venice - IT
 

 

 

Residencies & Awards
 

2018
Regional Fund for Contemporary Art Grant (FCAC)
Office Cantonal de la Culture et du Sport
Geneva - CH


Loterie Romande Grant—Support for Culture
Fondation d’aide sociale et culturelle du canton de Vaud
Lausanne - CH


New Heads Award—Foundation BNP
BNP Paribas Art Awards
Geneva - CH
 

2017
Studio Residency—Atelier des Saules (2017—2019)
207 | 211 – RESSOURCE URBAINE
3 Sentier des Saules
Geneva - CH


Bourse Déliée Grant—2017 Visual Arts Laureate
Office Cantonal de la Culture et du Sport
Geneva - CH
 

2016
Constellations Art Residency—Science Summer Academy
Swiss Institute in Rome
Rome - IT
 

2015
(ongoing) Artists & Evoultionary Biologists exchange
EPFL Facaulty of Life Sciences
Lausanne - CH
 

2012
Grant for an Emerging Curator
The West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA)
Perth - AU
 


Publications & Press
 

2019
les Presses Éditables
Collection of Essays - Zurich - CH
Innen Zines
Publication - Zurich - CH

2018
Point Contemporain Online
AQNB Online
Le Temps Newspaper - Geneva - CH
Frieze Online

2017
A chaotic Dance of improvisation 
Master thesis - Geneva - CH
 

2015
Spelunkers
Self Published - Geneva - CH

 

TEXTS
 

Material for a Sculpture Text
part of Installation & Fanzine contribution for
Proxy Paradise—Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards
LiveInYourHead
Geneva - CH


I Speak Opuntia, You Speak Progress text
part of installation for
Work.Master graduate exhibition
HEAD Geneva University of Art & Design
Geneva - CH


 

COLLECTIONS
 

BNP Paribas - CH