Olivia Abächerli

Olivia Abächerli (*1992, Switzerland) is a visual artist. Her work combines artistic research with different means of drawing: often layering video and animation, while including performative elements.Similar to a proto-or micro-archaeologist, she’s trying to scrape poetic sticky narratives from under, beneath or (hidden) inside prevalent knowledge. Those narratives are tools for socio-economic contextualization; thus she examines the political potential of intimate fiction through the use of affect.
Abächerli obtained a BA at the University of the Arts in Berne (CH), followed by the MA in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute (NL) from 2017 to 2019. From 2019-2021 she was a fellow at the Sommerakademie Paul Klee. She has performed, screened or exhibited at M8 Art Space in Helsinki, at Hot Wheels Projects, Athens, as well as in various spaces and institutions in Switzerland, for example at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Nidwaldner Museum, Kunsthaus Langenthal and Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel.

Watch and learn more about Olivia Abächerli’s 20 minute presentation for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2019 ~ growing roots in air ~ entitled: A Machine in the World

Learn more about Olivia Abächerli’s written MA thesis (DAI, 2019): (On the Genealogy of) a Wrong Highway Sign: From a Mythologised History Towards Para-histories

Follow Olivia’s "Life after DAI" by means of her website and instagram