ABOUT THE ARTIST
Franziska Greber is a Swiss artist and psychotherapist
For over three decades, she has been devoting herself to studies and projects against violence, discrimination and gender stereotypes and for women and human rights.
As a psychotherapist, she mainly worked with survivors of violence, was Co-Head of the Intervention Unit against Domestic Violence at the Directorate of Justice and Home Affairs, Canton of Zürich, counseled many organizations at home and abroad, taught at universities and colleges and wrote numerous articles in academic journals and books. She was a speaker at UN events in Geneva and Vienna.
Franziska Greber was involved in many theater projects (one in a Swiss male prison), worked as a script-consultant for a documentary movie about depression, SeelenSchatten by Dieter Gränicher, and as a script collaborator for the fictional movie Giochi d’Estate by Rolando Colla.
In 2016 she initiated the international, non-profit, transdisciplinary and participatory art project WOMEN IN THE DARK, in which she linked art and societal issues.
Her artistic practice is also based on her many years of experience as a psychotherapist, spezialized on trauma and the abuse of power.
All art projects are based on the knowledge that people only share their intimate experiences in crisis-ridden contexts anonymously and in a protected environment, knowing that their concerns will be heard and taken seriously. In certain moments it is crucial to make values and attitudes visible, to take a stand, intervene and support the necessary dialogue.
Franziska Greber uses various media to draw attention to the hidden, ignored and forbidden. Central to her work is the inseparable experience and interaction of body, space and context.
The artist makes the materials created in the respective projects (texts, photos and videos) available to her project partners for further use.
Franziska Greber’s works were exhibited internationally and attracted many visitors.
WOMEN IN THE DARK – EXHIBITIONS
Meckelhalle | Sparkasse | Freiburg | Germany | Solo Show
Rathaus Rostock | Schwerin, Waren & Greifswald | Germany | Solo Show
Pinakothek der Moderne | DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND | Munich | Germany | Group Exhibition
Baturu Cultural Festival | Beijing & Hongkong | China | digital Group Exhibition
117 Art Center | Ningbo | China | Group Exhibition
Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site & Cerne Docks | Port Louis | Mauritius | Solo Show
Art Museum | Jiangxi Normal University | Nanchang | China | Group Exhibition
Bond 27 | GIH | Shanghai | China | Group Exhibition
International Culture & Arts Centre Meixi Hall | Changsha | China | Group Exhibition
Sisir Mancha Theater | Kolkata | India | Solo Show
Victoria Memorial Hall | Kolkata | India | Solo Show
Crossroads Centre Art Space | Beijing | China | Solo Performance
Crossroads Centre Art Space | Beijing | China | Group Exhibition
ART & HUMAN RIGHTS – EXHIBITIONS
Palais des Nations | Geneva | Switzerland | Solo Show
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum | Geneva | Switzerland | Solo Show
Place du Rhone | Geneva | Switzerland | Solo Show
Architekturgalerie | Munich | Germany | Group Exhibition
Alte Münze | Berlin | Germany | Group Exhibition
Superblock | Winterthur | Switzerland | Solo Show
Anna Göldi Museum | Ennenda | Switzerland | Solo Show
Geely University Art Space | Beijing | China | Group Exhibition