Elisabeth Eberle


5 May 2023


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In her lecture, Elisabeth Eberle, an artist with a background in natural sciences, explains the work on her artistic archive on gender relations in art 2011-2021, which overlapped with other works and activisms during the Corona Lockdown. Eberle takes as her starting point her archive of over 1000 found objects, newspaper articles, quotes, countings, and visuals, and provides an overview of developments and contexts over the past few years. She explains how her collected findings overlapped with an audio piece with reader comments from a debate that she helped initiate in a daily newspaper on the demand for more women artists in museums, a selfie series, and collective engagement in social media, expanded into a system analysis in the art world that pretends to be avant-garde, and became a small movement.

Elisabeth Eberle (born 1963) is a Canadian-born Swiss artist. She lives and works Zurich. In her work she is mainly concerned with the interface between nature and artificiality, mainly through drawings, videos and sculptures. In recent years she has she has built up an archive of the representation of women artists in the art world and has and has incorporated the insights gained into her work. Her archive has been exhibited twice at FATart and in 2021 at Helmhaus Zurich. She has received several awards, including a Pro Helvetia prize in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State in Bern, has been accepted into the artist artist program of The Drawing Center, New York, exhibited art and science projects in Kunsthalle Zurich and Museum für Gestaltung Zurich. She has a master’s degree in natural sciences at the ETH Zurich, where she was exposed to image processing techniques and scientific drawing.