March 16 • 4pm
About the artist
Using a site-sensitive approach, Sandrine Schaefer’s work offers opportunities to gather and proposes ways we may share time that are not accessible elsewhere in life. Sandrine's work often presents as performance art installations that intend to break traditional viewing behaviors by de-privileging sight as the primary sense to engage the work; rewarding the curious viewer; and using extended duration and repetition to cultivate spaces for return.
Since 2004, Sandrine’s work has been exhibited internationally in performance art festivals, galleries, museums, and non-art designated spaces. Sandrine has received awards and fellowships through the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Tanne Foundation, the ICA James and Audrey Foster Prize, the Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fund and Live Arts Boston Grant, the Edes Award, and the Vermont Studio Center.
In addition to their studio art practice, Sandrine is an independent curator and co-founder of The Present Tense, an art initiative that produces and archives live art events, festivals, and exchanges in transient spaces. Since 2005, The Present Tense has produced and collaborated on more than 26 live art festivals, exhibitions, and co-founded the award-winning gallery, MEME in Cambridge, MA.
Sandrine has also served as a member of the experimental artist group, Mobius. Independently and through The Present Tense and Mobius, Sandrine has exhibited hundreds of contemporary artists at various stages in their careers who utilize live action in their work. Sandrine’s writing on contemporary time-based art has been published in numerous international online and print publications and they teach in several interdisciplinary art departments in universities throughout Massachusetts.
March 16, 2019 • 4PM
Lincoln Arts Project
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453