Residency Program Title
Swiss artists-in-labs Programm 2008
Institute Lab Title
Centre for Integrative Genomics (CIG), Université de Lausanne
Sylvia Hostettler was born in Biel in 1965. She currently lives and works in Bern. She studied at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), with a focus on sculpture. Her artistic work is devoted to the invisible or barely visible. Excursions in nature have always served her as a source of inspiration. Over the years, these journeys guided her through diverse landscapes: the Swiss Alps, Iceland, and as an artist-in-lab into the world of research. These explorations have become "performing walks" and "philosophical reflections". The cycle "Landscapes" emerged from the journeys. A main area of Sylvia Hostettler's work is the sculptural object. It is often integrated into space-encompassing installations, consisting of different artistic media.