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Stéphanie Baechler | Studio Residency

Egypt | Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Stéphanie Baechler (1983, Meyriez, CH, lives and works in Amsterdam / Switzerland) is an artist with focus on textile and ceramics. Trained at HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Arts with a Fashion Masters degree from the ArtEZ Arnhem Netherlands. She worked as a Textile Developer/Design Assistant for Hussein Chalayan in London and was the head of print design for renowned Swiss textile company Jakob Schlaepfer.

Her work has developed towards sculpture and installation, addressing the concept of the personal. She moves between what she terms Hardware (ceramic) and Software (textile). Her practice is characterised by a sensitive, intuitive and process driven approach to materials.

She is interested in the interplay between craft and technology; the complex and often ambiguous relationship between handmade and machine-made results. The tactile dimension and the interaction between body, movement and space are at the heart of her research.

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