Lives and works in Geneva (again since November 2016)

Current Works

ACTIONS, Performance/Social Work, co-signed with Nicolas Cilins and Nataly Sugnaux (2017)

Sound of Music, Musical comedy (2015)

Please, Continue (Hamlet), Performance, co-signed with Roger Bernat (ongoing since 2011)

Still in Paradise, Performance/Theatre, co-signed with Omar Ghayatt (ongoing since 2007)


Winner of the first edition of the FEDORA–Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet (ex-aequo with Alexei Ratmansky) (2014–2015)

Prix Label+ théâtre romand (2014)

Montevideo residency, Marseille (several times since 2012)

Residencies in different theaters in Europe (since 2011)

Prix Meret Oppenheim, Swiss Award for contemporary art (2010)

Pro Helvetia studio and research residencies, Cairo (2007, 2008 and 2009)

Network Kulturpreis (2006)

Namics Kunstpreis für Neue Medien (2004)

Swiss Art Award (2002, 2003 and 2004)

Historical Event

11 September 2001


Artist (since 1985, age 20)

First Works

My Name is Neo (for fifteen minutes), Biel (2001)

Une Soirée pour nous, Bern (1999)

Keep it Fun For Yourself, Geneva (1995)


University of Geneva (1993–1994)
Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel, Geneva (1989–1992)
Ecole Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Sion (1980–1985)
Montessori School, Zeist, Netherlands (1977–1979)
Rudolf Steiner School, Zeist (1971–1977)

Mother: Nurse
Father: Director
Older Brother: Civil engineering teacher at University
Older Brother: Self-made-man, computer programmer, restaurant's owner and much more

Dream job as a child: Artist

Dream job as an adult: Tenant of a restaurant, Shiatsu Masseur, Greenpeace-Activist

Further Information

Mats Staub, Sandra Gysi, Zurich, 19.06.2017