• Valeria Caflisch

    is a visual artist, born in Sicily. After her studies in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti Catania, she moves to Switzerland working in wall conservation of medieval churches.

    During years she moves around with her family and her four children working in museums worldwide and studying cultures in Indonesia, Berlin and the United States.This transcultural experiences are the roots for her interest in anthropology, ethnology and the idea of the Other.
    From 2010-2013 she studies painting at the Corcoran College in Washington and starts to exhibit again. Her work questions social constructs and the perception in society. Interested since her youth in the idea of social sculpture and the Erweiterte Kunstbegriff, she studies Social pedagogy and social culture in Bern, discovering social philosophy and in particular deconstructivist theories. She then starts projects with intergenerational groups and focus on the perception of art by Alzheimer.

    Since 2013 she is member of Visarte Swiss, where she is in the admission committee. 2016 she presided and co-organised the 150 years committee of Visarte Fribourg. With Klakla Wojtek and Isabelle Pilloud she shares the Atelier à la X in Fribourg where the trio KiV organizes monthly Flash expos and Werkgespräche with invited artists.

  • Paradox and deconstruction

    Je travaille sur l’incertitude du sens. Avec un intérêt constant, comme dirait Derrida, aux « cadres » ou au « marges » des choses. Le paradoxe et la déconstruction sont pour moi mouvement même de l’attention à l’autrui.


    September 2017

  • Exhibitions

    2019
    Musée d'art et d'histoire Fribourg MEMOIRES VIVES Création contemporaine et patrimoine Fribourg "GIB MIR DEINE BRUST!"

    2018
    Congrès TRANS (20ème journée ASSA) Genève "TRANS-FORMATION" performance
    Musée d'art et d'histoire Fribourg LE CAFE: une soif de société "CARTE BLANCHE" pour l'Atelier à la X
    Senslermuseum, Tafers "LARVAE SESAMENSIS"
    * Pescheria di Catania* Italy, "W S.AGATA!"

    2017
    Le Tunnel, Fribourg EXPO HOSTIES aux tunnel "ETRE"
    Eglise des Capucins, EXPO LES MINIMES
    Romont "LA FORME RESILIENTE"
    Ancienne Gare, Fribourg REFUGE
    DarBellage, Marakech,Marocco "POMPON PROJECT"

    2016
    Musée Gruérien, ARTISTES CONTRE LA TERREUR
    Fribourg,150 ANS VISARTE Place George-Python "INCLUSION"
    Salon des femmes Forum Bulle "VALERIA ET MARCELLOA"

    2015
    Blue Factory Fribourg ART POSITION

    2014
    Musée du Papier Peint Mézière VIS-A-VIS VISARTE

    2013
    Circle Gallery Annapolis EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC
    Gallery102 George Washington University, DC, SANDY

    2012
    Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, WHITE HALL
    Hillyer's Nin9 Gallery, Washington DC, PERSONAL SHOW
    Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, GALLERY 31
    Artomatic Cristal City, Virginia
    Batista Fine Art Washington DC

    2011
    Corcoran College of Art and Design,Washington DC, WHITE HALL,
    Stanford-Bing Gallery, Washington DC

  • Workexperience

    2016- Atelier à la X, Fribourg, Werkgespräche with invited artists
    2016- Sesam School, St Wolfgang, Teaching Artist
    2013- Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Fribourg, Teaching Artist
    2013-17 BFH Bern, Socialstudies and work at Espace Femme
    2009-13 Corcoran College of Art and Design, Painting degree
    2009-13 Kreeger Museum Washington DC, Teaching Artist
    2005-09 Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Fribourg, Teaching Artist
    2002-05 Berlin
    1999-02 Indonesian National Museum Jakarta, Teaching Artist
    1995-99 Kunstmuseum Bern, Teaching Artist
    1994-95 Atelier ACR Fribourg, Wallpainting Conservation,
    1990-94 MA Fine Art Accademy, Catania, Italy