Andrea Saemann



Andrea Saemann born 1962, lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. Performance artist, curator, networker.
Andrea Saemann loves working within movements and platforms initiated by artists themselves. 1997-2000
she organized the artist run space called “Kaskadenkondensator” in Basel.
2002-2012 she developed a tool to activate the performance art history with a project called “Performance Saga
– interviews, performances, events”, relating to the women pioneers of the first years of that art form.
From 2011 – 2017 she coordinated the Swiss Performance Art Award.
In 2014 she cofounded the association PANCH, a professional network for performance artists.
Since 2014 she curates annually the “International Performance Art Giswil”,
a performance art festival in the middle of the Swiss mountains.

Artist statement

In my own performance art work, the central focus lies on language, especially the spoken word.

Stories and their relation to the written history, voice in relation to thinking, words in body and space.