Sonja Feldmeier

Lecturer bachelor and master

Sonja Feldmeier lives and works in Basel and in various other locations worldwide, such as Panama, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Delhi, and Kolkata. She works with painting, airbrush, photography, video, and audio and develops objects and complex installations.

Her numerous sojourns on different continents constitute an important resource for her oeuvre. During her travels she assembles an extensive photo, video, and audio archive that serves as the material for her works. In extensive narrative settings with multimedia works, Sonja Feldmeier poses questions concerning identities and attributions, concerning the migration of people, objects, and symbols. She is interested in communication processes and construction models; in her works she examines how value systems and patterns of meaning manifest in images.

Sonja Feldmeier’s works have been presented in numerous institutions, including Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau; Kunsthaus Baselland; Museum Essl, Wien; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Z33, Hasselt; Kunstmuseum Solothurn, The Wrong Gallery, New York; and CAC, Vilnius. The artist has implemented several art in architecture projects, such as for the youth center Werkk, Baden and the Schulhaus Looren, Zürich. Sonja Feldmeier received her MA from the Zurich University of the Arts and has received various prizes and awards. She was a member of the jury of Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt from 2013 to 2016.