Zones of conflicts invisible to gentrification, labor, technology and performance, tactility, text and textile: these are the reflected topics in the body of work by artist Stefanie Knobel. A large part of her conceptual projects is based on a research on global cotton production and the thereby related power-knowledge complex. These interests the artist expresses in a performative way by creating distinct situations for viewership, affectivity and subjectivity. Whether it is a performance, a (audio)-(textile)-installation or a literary text, the work of Stefanie Knobel always connects to her choreographic practice.




Residency at Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka

Performance at Kunsthalle Schaffhausen


Auswahl 19, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Breath out, curated by Claudia Arozqueta, Cité des Internationale des Arts, Paris

Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future, curated by Dimitrina Sevova, Center for Contemporary Art 'Ancient Bath' and SKLAD, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

TipTui - Performance Undercover, Solo Exhibition, Raum::Station, Zurich

Interfacing the non- # 3 , Villa Sträuli - Kunstkasten Winterthur, on invitation by Najrin Islam, author New Dehli


Auswahl 18, Aargauer Kunsthaus

my grammar and (y)ours?, curated by Miwa Negoro, On Curating Project Space, Zurich, Switzerland

6.Moscow International Biennale for Young Art/The School of the End of Time, curated by Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, Ambra Pittoni & Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Moscow, Russia

Vous me rappelez quelqu'un/You Remind Me of Someone, curated by Fanny Gonella, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France

24/7 Secret Labaratory curated by Maria Sarycheva, Murmansk, Russia

Head over Heels by space space gallery (Ella Krivanek) Zurich, Switzerland


Wie Werden Wir Uns Wiedererkennen, curated by Fanny Gonella, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany

Eine Ausstellung für Dich/An Exhibition for You, curated by Daniel Morgenthaler, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland 


a heavy, heavy duty, with Angela Wittwer, Les Complices*, Zurich, Switzerland

Performance & Choreography


hereish & nowish # 2, L'OPOPONAX, Université de Paris Descartes, Paris

A manifestation for the quasi-public # 5, Digital Ecologies: Digital Dramatizations, Fold II, 2o19, Plovdiv (BL)

A manifestation for the quasi-public # 4, Aargauer Kunsthaus



A manifestation for the quasi-public # 3, On Curating Project Space, Zurich

A manifestation for the quasi-public # 2, , Living Room by Pro Helvetia at Art Basel, curated by Madeleine Amsler, Jelena Delic & Patrick Gosatti

A manifestation for the quasi-public # 1, 6.Moscow International Biennale for Young Art/The School of the End of time, Moscow

There will be life again, Space Space Gallery - On Curating Project Space, Zurich


hereish & nowish, Helmhaus Zurich

Contact Improvisation for Penelope, with Sofia Bempeza, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich

What’s cooking? A re-arrangement/Eine Um-ordnung, with Angela Wittwer, Haus zur Glocke, Steckborn


TEXTILE-DISCO (a heavy, heavy duty), Les Complices*, Zurich

TEXTILE-WALK (a heavy, heavy, duty)

undo privilege, with Désirée Meul, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich 

Du, ich und du, a ritual of collaboration or a collaboration of rituals, with Syed Taufik Riaz, Kolkata & Zurich

Nestlé Products, with Sayantam Maitra Boka, Chander Haat, Kolkata, India

Nestlé Products (response performance), Corner College, Zurich


PRIVILEGE, Der Längste Tag/The Longest Day, Zurich 

track to matter to noise, Shedhalle, Zurich

la molecule enters into the screen, Tanzhaus Zürich, Zurich


flatland, far festival des arts vivants, with Tom Engels, Simon Asencio, Marta Ziolek, Nyon CH

flatland, workspace Brussels, BE

skein, Corner College, Zurich, CH

process/out of joint, Kunstraum Aarau, with Tom Engels, Arnita Jaunsubrena, Kim Willems, Aarau, CH

Your Dance with My Book, Niemandslandfestival, Baden, CH

New Methods of Romantic Ballet, rough cut festival, Frankurt am Main, DE 

Naturfilm, Festival Junger Talente, Von Bernus Park, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Mit Präsident Schreber Denken, with Georg Döcker, Probebühne, ITW, Giessen, DE

Die virtuosen Symptome der Fallvermeidung, with Georg Döcker, ITW, Giessen, DE


awards & residencies

AARGAUER KURATORIUM, work grant, 2019

PRO HELVETIA, Studio residency in Bangladesh and India 2019/20

AARGAUER KURATORIUM, Residency at  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2019

AARGAUER KURATORIUM, Primeur, Erstpublikation, 2018

PRO HELVETIA, work grant, 2017

STADT ZÜRICH KULTUR, work grant, 2015

several project grants



Master of Arts in Applied Theatre Studies, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany


Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies and German Language Studies, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Etudes en Danse, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Universität Bern



Guest Lecturer, MA Transdisciplinary Studies, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Lecturer (10%), BA Art&Media  Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Teaching Assistant (50%), BA Art&Media  Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Research follow (25%), Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (IPF), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Research follow (50%), Master Theater (ZHdK)

Selected educational Projects


Choreographing Invisible Communities (Workshop), 1Shantiroad, Bangalore, IN

Choreographing Invisible Communities, ZHdK


Weaving Bodies - A Breathing Technology Fiction, School of the End of Time, 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia


Perform Interdependency – particapatory and collaborative strategies in the arts, collaboration project of Athens School of Fine Arts, Kunsthochschule Kassel and ZHdk  in context of documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel) 

UEQUIVOCAL, Assemblies Act: Of Social Urgency and Imagination, Athens Biennale, Athens

Leftover Choreography 1-3, workhop & seminary, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)



Choreographing polymorphic potentialities, On Curating Space, Zurich

International afternoon – whose learning? ZHdK, Zurich

Choreography of Resistance, Station 21, Zurich

Skein. Ein verknäueltes Gespräch über das Fleisch der Kulturpolitik, Unabhängigkeit und Wissen in Kristallen, Corner College, Zurich

To make the failure whole, ArteZ, Arnheim