Lecturer bachelor and master
Forum Kunst, artistic mentoring, performance workshop, art projects
Hannah Weinberger studied at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2013.
Hannah Weinberger creates immersive spaces of experience, be it through associatively condensed sound and video installations that mix several channels to form an overall composition, or through orchestrated live musical performances that aim at a collaborative, process-oriented and open-ended art production. For the multi-layered sound and video collages, she draws on her constantly growing archive of sound and image material, which consists of prefabricated sound elements from online databases, digital audio programs and studio recordings as well as her own field recordings – personal snapshots in moving images that the artist records on her travels with a digital camera. The moods that the artist evokes in her works are also processed into scores with which she leads musicians in free improvisation and which are combined with her own soundtracks in site-specific live performances. Hannah Weinberger’s artistic practice is always about resonating with the environment and achieving a subtle but resonant break with familiar perception. From 2011-13, together with Tenzing Barshee, Nikola Dietrich and Scott Cameron Weaver, she directed the Elaine project space in the courtyard of the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel.
Early in her artistic career, she presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, including the Centre culturel suisse (2017); Kunstverein, Braunschweig (2017); Freymond-Guth Ltd. fine Arts, Basel (2016); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); Lyon Biennial, Lyon (2013); and the Kunsthalle Basel and the Swiss Institute, New York (2012). Hannah Weinberger lives and works in Basel. Since 2013 she has been on the Executive Board of the Kunsthalle Basel.