Hostettler Sylvia

Artist Name

Hostettler Sylvia

Residency Program Title

Swiss artists-in-labs Programm 2008

Residency Program



Institute Lab Title

Centre for Integrative Genomics (CIG), Université de Lausanne

Artistic Background

Scientific Discipline

Molecular Biology



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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.