Yvonne Volkart

Leiterin Forschung, Dozentin Master

Dr. Yvonne Volkart is senior researcher and lecturer in art and media theory at IAeP, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW Basel, and at the Master of Arts in Art Education, Zurich University of the Arts. In addition, she works as freelance curator and project leader at the Department for Art and Architecture, City of Zurich Public Works Office, and writes regularly for the art magazine Springerin and others. Completed research projects include: Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics. The Role and Significance of New Media, Technologies and Technoscientific Methods in the Arts for the Perception and Awareness of the Ecological (PI; funded by SNSF); in this framework, she co-curated the group exhibition and book project Eco-Visionaries in collaboration with Karin Ohlenschläger (LABoral, Gijon) and Sabine Himmelsbach (HeK, Basel); Times of Waste (2015–2018); RhyCycling. Aesthetics of Sustainability in the Basel Border Area (2011-12), both led by Flavia Caviezel and funded by SNSF; Cyborg Bodies. The End of the Progressive Body, a section which Volkart headed for the internet platform Media Art Net (ZKM Karlsruhe/Institute Cultural Studies ZHdK, 2002-05). With Anke Hoffmann, she was curator at Shedhalle Zurich (2009-12), where she realized several group exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and books.
Her concerns lie in the modes how aesthetic theory-practice, ecology, technology, science, and decolonial feminism come together and bring us in relation to the world.

Technologies of Care. Techno-Eco-Feminist Readings in Art + Science (in preparation)
Fluide Subjekte. Anpassung und Widerspenstigkeit in der Medienkunst, Bielefeld: transcript 2006

Eindeutigkeiten sprengen, Shedhalle 2009-12, hg. von Anke Hoffmann und Yvonne Volkart für Verein Shedhalle Zürich, Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst 2012
Connect. Kunst zwischen Medien und Wirklichkeit, hg. von Bundesamt für Kultur, Anke Hoffmann und Yvonne Volkart für die Shedhalle Zürich, Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst 2011
Ökomedien. Ökologische Strategien in der Kunst heute, hg. von Sabine Himmelsbach und Yvonne Volkart, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz 2007

Objektbiografie Times of Waste, hg. von Research Team Times of Waste
Cyborg Bodies: Das Ende des fortschrittlichen Körpers, hg. von Yvonne Volkart, Sektion für die Internetplattform Medienkunstnetz, hg. von Dieter Daniels und Rudolf Frieling, ZKM Karlsruhe 2005.