Romy Rüegger

Romy Rüegger is an artist and writer based in Zurich and Berlin. Her research based artistic work generates images, texts, movements and sounds that take the shape of scripts, writings, audio works, performances, performative spaces and choreographed rooms. Often as collaborative structures and platforms of shared learning and unlearning.

Through feminist lenses, her work focuses on questions of history, shared resources and voices that shape our present and our imaginations. Interested in artistic knowledge production as forms of resistance and survival, she investigates questions of labor and reproductive work, as intersecting with colonial trade structures, worker strikes and feminist movements.

She currently focuses on histories of racialized and criminalized non-settled ways of living and working within Europe. On the invitation of sonsbeek20→24 she co-researches the life and work of artist, musician, composer, educator, activist and survivor of the Shoa, Sedje Hémon with artistic, dialogical and anti-pedagogical means.

Romy is a lecturer at Zurich University of the Arts and Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Recent performances, personal exhibitions and monographic publications include «If You Lived Here» (Istituto Svizzero di Roma, 2021), «The Moving Body, The Listening Body, Moving Through Wires of Wind» (Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2020), «Echoing Movements to Come» (ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano 2019), «Language is Skin – Scripts for Performances» (Archive Books, Berlin 2018). Her work has been distinguished with grants by Gasworks London, The Swiss Arts Council and The German Cultural Fonds, among others. An artist record will be published with Apparent Extent in Cologne 2022.