July - December 2018 — Fine Arts
Daniela Brugger is an artist based in Basel and is in South Africa for a six-month residency between Johannesburg and Cape Town in collaboration with Basel-based residency organisation, Atelier Mondial.
Within her trans-disciplinary work Daniela Brugger focuses on structures of society, investigating its forms and contents. Her works often include supposedly known situations, objects and material and concentrates on the ambivalence within the seemingly familiar. Her art practice involves different media such as installation, video, writing, drawing, performance and collaborative projects. During her time in South Africa she will be exploring collaborations within feminist and self-organised networks and wants to develop a new body of work.
Brugger studied art education (BA) at the ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts) and Fine Arts (MFA, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst) in Basel. She has worked as an educator in several institutions, self-organised art- and socio-cultural projects and was co-director of Ausstellungsraum Klingental in Basel.
She is founder of Who writes his_tory?, a collaborative project that questions and works against structural discrimination online and specifically on Wikipedia.