Swana Perl

The moment where everyday life ends, changes, transforms itself into something else – this is the point where Swana Perl finds energy for her work. This is the point where purpose loses its meaning and objects reveal their inherent values. The everyday artefacts, used for the artist’s installations, leave their function-defined identities behind and realize the potential of their forms. Through their juxtaposition, snapshots are created which acknowledge our expectations and then lead us past them.

- Molly McDolan


Swana Perl was born in 1982 in Berlin, and lives and works in Basel. In 2009, she graduated from the art department of the FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (Acadamy of Art and Design) in Basel, Germany. She also completed a studies in Mixed Media in Enschede, the Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited in various places in Germany, including Zurich and Basel.

Recent exhibitions


Regionale 10, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland
Art-competition 09, GAllery Claudine Hohl, Zurich, Switzerland
Bachelorexhibition, HGK FHNW, Messe Basel, Bâsel, Switzerland
Young at Art, Gallery ArtSeefeld, Zurich, Switzerland
Bildet Banden, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland


Regionale 9, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Jahrespraesentation, Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Basel, Switzerland
Ausstellungsraum Billerbeck, Basel, Switzerland