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SCHEIDEGGER, Anna Katharina

PORTRAIT-SCHEIDEGGERBorn in 1976 in Sumiswald, Switzerland.

After graduating in 1997 from the Staatliches Seminar Lerbermatt, a teacher training establishment in Bern, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris in 1999.

In 2001, she began studying video under Henri Foucault and, in 2002, she won an exchange scholarship to the UdK in Berlin. She graduated from ENSAD in 2003.

In 2004–05 she was one of the student-artists at Le Fresnoy, in France, where she began using the pinhole technique to explore the relationship between photography and time, using it to produce moving images. This same interest also found expression in interactive installations and her film Fragment of Destruction, made with a rostrum camera.

She has taken part in many exhibitions, including Un inventaire contemporain II/III at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Journées de la Photo at Bienne in Switzerland and the European Media Art Festival at Osnabrück in Germany.


Anna Katharina Scheidegger presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2007:
High Altitudes at the Atelier de Maintenance.