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Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler work as curators, artists, social justice trainers, teachers and researchers in the field of visual art and performance. Their process-based works and interdisciplinary projects are influenced by science-fiction as well as queer-feminist theory and practice. They have shown artistic projects in the fields of film, (sound) installations, performance and music theater at various institutions and festivals.
For the years 2020-2025, Thea Reifler and Philipp Bergmann are working as artistic directors of Shedhalle Zurich. In the years 2021 and 2022 Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler are also working as the artistic co-directors of Bone Performance Festival in Bern. Thea Reifler teaches art at the architecture department of ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. Philipp Bergmann is part of the research project “COLLECTING THE EPHEMERAL Prerequisites and Possibilities for Making Performance Art Last”, at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art. At HSLU Lucerne, Philipp also works as a Docent in Bachelor of Arts.
They have shown artistic projects in the fields of film, (sound) installations, performance and music theater at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin), at the 3HD-Festival (Berlin), at NOWY Teatr (Warsaw), Mousonturm (Frankfurt) at Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich), at Hellerau - European Center for the Arts (Dresden), at the SPIELART Festival (Munich), at the Darmstadt Opera, at the Performing Arts Festival (Berlin) at the Sophiensælen (Berlin), Radialsystem (Berlin) and at the Pogo Bar at Kunstwerke KW (Berlin).