(b. 1973, Zurich, CH) works and lives between Zurich, CH and London, UK. She holds a Diploma in Fine Art from Zurich University of the Arts (2007) and an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2010). She works across video, text, sound and performance, to situate the body as a site of knowledge production using movement and voice to create alternative forms of discourse. Bachmann intends on subverting languages power and political relations that she believes is attached to normative vocabulary, opening-up spaces, or gaps, in which to “embody vocabulary”, where new meaning can be created. Her predominantly collaborative practice, reflects this subversion, evoking a sense of togetherness and reciprocity, searching for meaning away from the prescribed set of definitions she considers knowledge production exists within.
She has been exhibited internationally at galleries, institutions, biennials and fairs, including: Whitstable Biennale, UK; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Performance Exchange Art Fair London, (all forthcoming); Fondazione Merz, Palermo, I; Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, CH; Manifesta 11, Zurich, CH; ADM Gallery, collateral event Singapore Biennale 2019, SG; ICA, London, UK; Kunsthalle St.Gallen, CH; Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK; Darling Foundation, Montreal, CA; Tenderpixel, London, UK; Block Universe, London, UK; Helmhaus Museum, Zurich, CH; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Haus der Kunst Uri, Altdorf, CH; LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London, UK; Art Hall Tallinn, Tallinn, EE; New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, USA; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK; Kunsthalle Basel, CH; Mimosa House, London, UK; Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, FR; E-Werk Freiburg, DE.
She is co-editor of DEARS, a magazine on transversal writing.