Dorothea Rust

VIVA! Art Action
August 28

Born in Zug, Dorothea Rust is a visual artist living in Zurich. She is also a cultural theoretician and received her MAS in cultural studies at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Rust’s background is in dance, which includes collaborations with dancers, choreographers and musicians in New York in the 1980s, when the experimental spirit of the Judson Dance Group of the 1960s was still vivid. These experiences have influenced her work up until today.

Since 1986, Rust has been presenting solo performances, teaching activities, and collaborations in museums, art spaces, and off-sites, as well as in dance, music, and performance art festivals in the USA, South America, Asia, and Europe. Her work includes performance art, live actions, lectures, and installation.

She is an organizer and a member of the programming boards of a number of performance events in Switzerland and abroad including, amongst others, DER LÄNGSTE TAG, 16 hour nonstop outdoor performances in Zürich (since 2004 at irregular intervals), GNOM groupe for new music Baden (since 2009), stromereien I Performance Festival Zürich (2010/2011), and Delhi Workshop and Performance Day 2013.