• Valeria Caflisch

    is a visual artist, born in Catania, Italy, who has been working in the United States these last few years. She recently moved to Switzerland, where she works as teaching artist in museums, while exhibiting her social critical art. Her goal is to work on the visual sensitivity of a public and to fill the gap between artwork and public, by the means of attraction/repulsion and critical engagement.

  • 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

    -MAHF, Fribourg "Carte Blanche" ou "marc de café" (nov 2018-march 2019)
    -Senslermuseum, Tafers "Aufbruch" (31 aug-11 nov 2018)
    -Pescheria di Catania, Catania Italy "W Sant'Agata" (25 july from 6.30-11am)

    -Le Tunnel, Fribourg Les Hosties au Tunnel (1 dec 2017 - 27 janv 2018
    -Eglise des Capucins, Romont LES MINIMES (9 - 30 déc 2017)
    -Ancienne Gare, Fribourg REFUGE (7 oct - 4 nov 2017)
    -DarBellage, Marakech,Marocco POMPON PROJECT (12 avril 2017)

    -Musée Gruérien, Bulle ARTISTES CONTRE LA TERREUR (Nov-Dec)
    -Fribourg, Place George-Python 150 ANS VISARTE (17.9.16)
    -Bulle, Forum SALON DES FEMMES 18-19 March 2016

    -BlueFactory, Fribourg ART POSITION (11-13.9.2015)

    -Musée du Papier Peint de Mézière VIS-A-VIS VISARTE (Jan-May)

    - Becoming member of VISARTE Switzerland (Dec)
    - Circle Gallery Annapolis Groupshow EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (May 31-June22) Annapolis, MD,Reception: June 9, 3-6pm.Juror:A.R.Bitterbaum
    - Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC
    (April 6th-7th)
    - Gallery102 @ GW University, Washington DC
    (January 23nd-February)

    - White Hall, CorcoranCollegeofArt and Design, Washington DC, December 6th-13th 2012 Group Exhibition at
    -Hillyer's Nin9 Gallery, Washington DC (Sept7th-28th 2012) Personal Show
    - Gallery 31 Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC (July 25th-2nd Aug 2012) Juried Group Exhibition @
    - Festival in R. Reagan Convention Center, Washington DC (May 20th 2012) Juried Show Soul of Italy
    - Artomatic@ Cristal City, Virginia (May 18-June 23 2012)
    - Batista Fine Art, Washington DC (April -May 2012) Size Doesn't Matter!,Group Exhibition

    - White Hall, CorcoranCollegeofArtandDesign,Washington DC (Dec 2011) Group Exhibition
    - Scrap DC at Green House for 9/11, Washington DC (Sept 2011) Group Exhibition
    - Stanford-Bing Gallery, Washington DC (Jan 2011) Group Exhibition

  • Workexperience

    2017- Transcultural Interpreter @ Caritas
    2016- TeachArtist @ SesamSchool (A+), St Wolfgang, Fribourg,CH
    2013- TeachArtist @ Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Fribourg, CH
    2015 Socioculturalwork @ Espace Femme Fribourg, CH
    2013-2017 CE in Socialstudies BFH Bern,CH
    2009-13 CE @ Corcoran College of Art and Design
    2009-13 TeachArtist @ Kreeger Museum, Washington DC
    2005-09 TeachArtist @ Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Fribourg, CH
    2002-05 Berlin
    1999-02 TeachArtist @ Indonesian National Museum, Jakarta, ID
    1995-99 TeachArtist @ Kunstmuseum Bern CH
    1994-95 CE in Wallpainting Conservation, Atelier ACR, Fribourg, CH
    1990-94 Fine Art Accademy, Catania, Italy (Sculpture