Berna, Suiza, 1972
Karin Heinrich began her professional training as a piano technician, then studied design in Bern and Bieland, and obtained a diploma in industrial design at the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of Aarau. She is interested in experimental, playful and humorous examinations of simple materials and everyday objects. For her this is as important and pleasurable as the attempt to perceive mental states.
Since 2008 she creates her own art objects and installations in her studio in Bern.
Since 2012 she combines her personal work with the direction and construction of props for the Biennale-Soloturn Theatre and the Zurich Opera.
Since 2020 also for the Auditorium- Theater Bern.
“I am interested in the experimental, playful and humorous investigation of simple, everyday materials and objects. Between material qualities and mental characteristics I often see states of similarity that I put into context in my work. At the moment I am interested in ephemeral and often futile processes. I often work with ice. I am moved by the concentration and vulnerability that arises from predictable change. A careful and considerate treatment of resources and living beings is a great personal concern of mine. This attitude is also reflected in my work”.