coming October 2021
supported by fmac Genève
A hymn to communication, sharing and nature. Röthlisberger’s tower is made of seven houses; The factory, the church, the school, the Bloc, the prison, the club and the grave. All are superimposed to form a tower of aromatic and medicinal gardens.
This rehabilitation of the Babel Tower is a pretext to have discussion over herbal tea, to meditate and to heal. Evacuate the pressure of the city, the oppressions of the patriarchy, in a calm, healthy and free environment in order to wake up the witch, hiding in all of us.
The artist, poet and sculptor, Sabrina Röthlisberger Belkacem, lives and works between Geneva and Paris. Her videos, performances, installations and texts address the links between science and death, between power and survival, while combining references to the history of art, cinema and allusions to her own social identity and spirituality.
Her works have been presented at the Musée d’Art Moderne d’Oran in Algeria, at the Urbaines de Lausanne, at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, at the Kunstmuseum in Thun, at 186f Kepler, a curatorial project by Jeanne Graff in New York and at the Gaudel gallery in Stampa in Paris, among others.
This year, Röthlisberger presented her first institutional solo exhibition, Sabbatum fever at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück in Germany, in the form of a double exhibition, which also takes place in Shedhalle Zurich, Switzerland. She is also preparing her first medium-length film, Santa sangre from her work Le sang, shot in the Vosges. In 2020, thanks to her collection of poems Le sang, Sabrina Röthlisberger performed her work of the same name between the Center d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Decoratelier in Brussels, Arsenic in Lausanne and Shedhalle in Zürich.
In 2019, she won the Aeschlimann-Corti Grant, the BNP New HEAD Prize, nominated for the Federal Art Prize and got the Swiss Institute Residency, in New York, where she engages in a curatorial practice. In her apartment she offers a program of exhibitions and events in collaboration with artists such as Ada O’Higgins (NYC), Sadaf H Nava (NYC), Lisa Signorini (F), Julien Ceccaldi (NYC), Marcel Alcalá (LA), Gaia Vincensini (CH), Dese (NYC), Aran Shanmugaratna (NYC) or the poet Roger Van Voorhees (NYC).