Sandrine Schaefer

Using a site-sensitive approach, the work of Sandrine Schaefer offers opportunities to gather and proposes ways to share time not accessible elsewhere in life. Positioning the live encounter as primary, Sandrine’s interdisciplinary art practice is inherently social and collaborative. Their work most often presents as performance art installations that challenge conventional viewing tendencies by using repetition, long duration, and strategies that reward curious viewers with multisensory elements. Their work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, performance art festivals, and non-art designated spaces. Sandrine has received awards from the ICA Foster Prize, the Boston Foundation, the Tanne Foundation, the Edes Award, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, and Boston Center for the Arts. Working from the belief that it is an artist’s responsibility to uplift the work of others, Sandrine’s practice extends into curatorial projects, writing, and teaching. They have co-founded several artist-run initiatives and written about time-based art practices for numerous international publications. 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.