Claire Hoffmann
PhD candidate
PhD candidate

Claire Hoffmann

Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes

PhD candidate

Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel
Schweiz

c.hoffmann@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

PhD candidate

c.hoffmann@unibas.ch

Curriculum Vitae

Claire Hoffmann studied history of art and English Literature at the Universites of Basel, with stays in Pisa and New York. She worked for Schaulager Basel, Kunsthaus Zurich and Kunsthaus Langenthal, where she also curated exhibitions, such as "Monolithic Water" (2014) at Kunsthaus Zürich and solo- and group shows at Kunsthaus Langenthal.

Since 2010 she has been involved in the nomadic curatorial collective "deuxpiece", and regularly realises exhibitions and projects with young artists in Switzerland and abroad, recently at Copenhagen Contemporary (2017), at Kunsthalle Basel (2016), at Top e.V. Schillerpalais, Berlin an sic! Raum für Kunst, Lucerne (2015). She is currently working on her PhD project on Maria Lassnig’s drawings at the Graduate School eikones. 

Current project

Self-observation and Experiment.

Body-awareness in Maria Lassnig’s works on paper


Maria Lassnig’s drawing practise covers her entire career and became a focal point for questions on coproeal and visual perception and imagination. Based on her experimental drawings in collaboration with Oswald Wiener, her writings, and a large corpus of works on paper, her thoughts on artistic production and the role of drawing as a medium for reflection are being explored.

Maria Lassnig, Das Licht tötet vielfältige Bilder, in einem dunklen Raum ist mehr Imagination, from the series „Untersuchung zum Entstehen eines Bewusstseinsbildes“, 1978, watercolour, 42 x 59 cm (© Maria Lassnig-Foundation).

Maria Lassnig, Das Licht tötet vielfältige Bilder, in einem dunklen Raum ist mehr Imagination, from the series „Untersuchung zum Entstehen eines Bewusstseinsbildes“, 1978, watercolour, 42 x 59 cm (© Maria Lassnig-Foundation).