Artist Lilian Beidler (Switzerland)


Lilian Beidler was born on 1 March 1982 in Bern, Switzerland. She completed her 
Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice (CAP) at Bern University of the 
Arts in 2010. She was invited as an artist in residence to the USA, Finland and 
China. She regularly shows her work and performs at different venues and 
festivals in the USA, Asia and Europe. She is currently studying at Goldsmiths 
University of London. She speaks seven languages and is eager to learn more.

Sound being a fundamental component of her work, she ranges from performance, 
installation, conceptual work and musical composition.
In her work, she addresses questions like: What is the significance of gestures 
in the performance of electronic music? How do new media change the perception 
and appearance of the human body? How do humans interact with machines? How do 
new forms of communication influence the way people look at themselves and at 
others? What stories will we tell our grandchildren - and how?

Artistic activities (selection)

2015 Artist in Residence & Performance at, The Hague NL 
| Performance at Offene Heiliggeistkirche Bern, Bern CH | Invited artist at ‚Art 
Meets Radical Openness‘ (AMRO) artlab, Linz AU

2014 Voicestrument at Trispace Gallery, London GB | Site- specific work for 
ArtStadtBern, Bern CH | „School bell - a sound installation“ - an 
art-in-architecture and art education project at Bowil, CH

2013 Solo exhibition at Theaterladen Schlachthausthea- ter Bern, CH | 
Performance at SculptureX Symposium 2013 in Columbus, USA | „Panorama“ im 
Zimmermannhaus in Brugg, CH with île flottante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell | 
Premiere of my pieces „running“ and „voicetrument“ at Pantocrátor Gallery 
Shanghai, CN | AOD Action Beijing in collaboration with Noah Schenk (USA) & Wang 
Zi (China) in Beijing, CN | Founding ART ON DEMAND - Art Home Delivery Service 
in collaboration with Pilar Mata Dupont, Vera Hofmann, Brenna Noonan, Sabi- ne 
Schründer und Vanessa Vaughan in Hämeenkyrö, FI | Art-in- Architecture project 
for three tram depots in Zürich with île flot- tante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea 
Gsell, invited by Amt für Hochbau Zürich

2012 „Ich will bis zum Tod.“ with île flottante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell 
at Trudelhaus in Baden, CH | „ephemer“ at I-Park, East Haddam, USA | „ever 
become again“ with Cyrill Lim, Pen- club Gallery Budapest hosted by the 
Hungarian Multicultural Center, HU | „Swarm“ at C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr in 
Essen, DE

2011 „Pfeif auf den Advent!“ on  | „tors-tors“ 
and „Schwarm“ at junkunst in Winterthur, CH | „Panorama“ with île flottante | 
Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell at Ausstellungsraum Klin- gental Basel, CH | „so 
föhn!“ at Taming Technology in Florence, IT | „Fisches Nachgesang“ with île 
flottante | Nica Giuliani & An- drea Gsell at Vögele Kulturzentrum in Pfäffikon, 
CH | „Z Basel a mym See“ with Education Projekte Basel and the Symphony 
Orchestra Basel at Stadtcasino Basel, CH | „Versaturum in motu“ at Forum Freies 
Theater in Düsseldorf, DE

2010 „Fisches Nachgesang“ with île flottante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell in 
the exhibition Auswahl 10 at Aargauer Kunst- haus in Aarau, CH | „Let‘s make up 
India!“ with Eva Maria Küpfer at Rote Fabrik Zürich, CH | „SINFÖHNIE | pol air - 
Hairdryers Or- chestra, so föhn! & tors-tors“ at the gallery talwegeins in Bern, 
CH | „Zukunft aufs Brot“ with Cyrill Lim, „pol air - Hairdryers Orches- tera“ 
and „Hardware Hacking“ at ARENA ... der jungen Künste in Erlangen, DE | „pol air 
- Hairdryers Orchestra“ at RESONANZEN - Festival für Hörkunst in Leipzig, DE | 
„so föhn!“ at Substitut in Berlin, DE | „floconnes“ with île flottante | Nica 
Giuliani & Andrea Gsell at Fondation Beyeler in Basel, CH

2009 „Fisches Nachgesang“ with île flottante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell at 
videotank in Zürich, CH | „Hardware Hacking“ at Diskurs09 in Giessen, DE | „pol 
air - Hairdryers Orchestera“ at next_generation 3.0 at ZKM Karlsruhe, DE | „pol 
air - Hairdryers Orchestera“ at OUTNOW! Schwankhalle in Bremen, DE

2008 „Clapping Music from Steve Reich“ with Cyrill Lim at act in Geneva, CH | 
„artuino“ within the symposium „Klang (ohne) Körper at Bern University of the 
Arts in Bern, CH