Agnès Wyler studied philosophy at Lausanne University and art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She lives and works in Zurich, and her work has been showed since 1988 internationally and nationally in various galleries and institutions, like Haus Konstruktiv or Helmhaus in Zurich. She taught at the F+F art school in Zurich and other institutions abroad. Her work is represented in prestigious collections and was featured in several publications.
Her recent works are serially arranged and revolve around faces and glances, the human identity, the visible and the invisible. Around the nothingness and the interstices, the backs, the masks, the grotesque of existence. Wyler is constantly questioning the world and the reality, making her practice a never ending instrument for critical thinking.
SAA: What fosters art?
AW: What does not foster art?
SAA: Who is supporting you and how?
AW: I would like to tell you who and how, but it is a secret.
SAA: Does financial support expand creativity?
SAA: Must art be sellable?
AW: Art must be loved.
SAA: Should art belong to the private or public?
AW: Art, as air, should belong everywhere for no reason.