Festivals Talks & Workshops

ARTIST TALK: Romy Rüegger (Switzerland)

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.

Through feminist lenses, her work focuses on questions of history, shared resources and voices shaping our present and imaginations.

Her work is often site-specific and made in collaboration with other artists, creating sites of shared listening, encounter and unlearning that counter accepted narratives and value systems.

Interested in artistic knowledge production as a form of resistance and survival, she investigates questions of labour 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.

Romy Rüegger lectures at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

The presence of the artist at the ARé festival was ensured by the Swiss Pro-Helvetia Foundation.