artist, writer and curator
Sandrine Schaefer is a Boston-based artist, writer, and curator. Sandrine’s ephemeral artwork explores cycles of the invisible becoming visible and the shared human experience of understanding the body in space, corporally and conceptually. Her work utilizes the connection between cumulative action and endurance, by manipulating duration to challenge the parameters of real time. She believes that art lives in the body. Through the body’s symbolic actions we can re-imagine the potential of our relationship/s with our environment/s. Her most recent work, entitled “Adventures in Being (small)” is a series of site-sensitive installations where she infiltrates various (often public) spaces. She created a new series of works traveling through Mexico this spring. Sandrine has been the recipient of several grants, residencies, and has exhibited her work extensively both nationally and internationally. Sandrine is a co-founder of The Present Tense, an art initiative that produces and archives live art events and exchanges in transient spaces. To date, The Present Tense has served as a resource for time-based art and has shown 300+ artists from across the globe.
This bio/description was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).