Stéphanie Baechler

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Born in 1983 in Meyriez, Switzerland
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Switzerland
info@stephaniebaechler.com

Baechler is an applied artist with focus on textile and fashion. 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 renown textile company Jakob Schlaepfer. Baechler’s work investigates fashion’s formal and structural vocabulary, its production process and its complex relationship to the body, the self and society. Currently her work intends to question and research the motivations leaning under people’s perpetual need for approval in today’s ubiquitous social media landscape. Through her work with textiles, embroidery and ceramics Baechler investigates the sensual experience that has become increasingly rare through today technologies.

She participated in shows and exhibitions at Chamber Gallery New York, Kunsthalle Fri Art Fribourg, The White House Gallery Belgium, PLUS-ONE Gallery Antwerp, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart Biel in Switzerland, ISO Amsterdam and Mode Museum Antwerp.Baechler attended several artists-in-residency programs in institutions such as EKWC (European Ceramic Work Centre, NL), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and CERCCO Centre for Experimentation and Realisation in Contemporary Ceramics (HEAD–Geneva). She gives lectures and teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Since 2015 she is collaborating with outsider artists on ceramic projects. She is awarded several times with the Federal Swiss Design Award. Her works are in public and private collections, such as HEAD-Genève & Museum für Gestaltung Zurich.

Stéphanie Baechler