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Sandrine Schaefer

Sandrine Schaefer (b. Baltimore, MD, 1981) is an interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in place-based performance art and interactive installation. Positioning the live encounter as primary and using a site-sensitive approach, Sandrine’s art practice is social and collaborative. Their artwork challenges conventional viewing tendencies by using long duration and strategies that reward curious viewers with multi-sensory elements.

Sandrine’s most current work explores everyday encounters between humans and more-than-human animals in shared spaces to reimagines ways for humans to be in relationship with their surrounding more-than-human worlds. Sandrine’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, performance art festivals, and non-art designated spaces. They have received awards through the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Tanne Foundation, the ICA Foster Prize, the Boston Foundation, and the Edes Finalist Award. Sandrine holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to their studio art practice, Sandrine is an independent curator, writer and teacher. Sandrine is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art in 3D and Expanded Practices at Coastal Carolina University and serves on the Artist Advisory Council at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.


Pace Investigations No. 13

Year: 2023

Medium: 01/12/2024 performance ephemera

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II