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Biography résumé

Dorothée Elisa Baumann (a.k.a. Do) began her artistic education in 2002 at the School of Fine Arts and Photography in Vevey, Switzerland. She continued her studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Geneva, where she began in 2012 with a master's degree in Public Space and later graduated with a Master in Contemporary Art Practice (WorkMaster, HEAD) with distinction. 

Dorothees is concerned with the question of nature relations.
(human and non-human actors) and the human perception of the environment.
Her first long-term artistic project and master's project HEAD explored the question of perception and knowledge production through in-situ artworks and interdisciplinary methods in a center for basic research in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Geneva (Pleasure Arousal Dominance, first solo exhibition 2012 with monograph (2017), Centre de la Photographie, Genève. Baumann's 2016 projects are Take A Better Picture and her artistic manifesto of the same name (solo exhibition Photoforum Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, 2018).

Since 2017, this has been followed by a parallel engagement as an artist in the context of artistic-scientific auto-ethnographic research (Unlearning for the Commons) and the question of decolonial questioning decolonial aesthetic practices in art and the humanities. 
Dorothee questioned the medium of photography as a colonial extractive practice and whether it establishes an assymetric relationship with the environment. The resulting works are: Ancient Future (2020), ERUTAN (2020), Wind Poems (2021), Time Circle& counter-clock (2022, 2023), Diving, Climbing the Walls of Modernity (2023), Tanz im Nerz für den Bären (2023).

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