Gisela Hochuli is a performance artist and lives in Switzerland (Bern and Ruppoldsried). She studied economics and sociology at the University of Bern (1989-1996) and fine arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (2001-2005). Since 2002 she has been showing her solo performances in museums, galleries and at national and international performance festivals, in Asia, South and North America, North Africa and Europe. She also works in collaborations with various (inter)national artists. She organizes performance events, teaches performance art and interviews performance artists. In 2014 she won the Swiss Performance Art Award. She is a member of the Performance Art Network CH (PANCH).
Gisela Hochuli likes to work with what is at hand – with the obvious. This can include her own body, the space, the audience, as well as site-specific materials and contexts. She is interested in the investigation of an object, in the focus on something, in objects as partners, in simplicity and its diversity, in the culture of everyday life, in when the unusual becomes visible, in transformations and in the subversive view behind things.