based in Eindhoven, NL



Clara Schweers skillfully intertwines the digital with the tactile, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and design. Her practice exists as a dialogue between the virtual and the tangible. This exploration began during her influential time at Design Academy Eindhoven. While there, she explored the capabilities and limitations of computer-generated forms. Her work transforms and reinterprets the movement of pre-modeled figures. It unveils new behavioral qualities that seem to emerge directly from their digital roots.
Within her work, Schweers harmoniously blends various mediums, including glass, ceramics, and the polished textures of digital renderings. Glass serves as a consistent element, guiding her exploration of fluidity and permanence. This material becomes a stage where fleeting shapes are captured as intricate bas-reliefs, with each artwork offering a unique interplay between distortion and definition. Her installations fuse time-honored techniques with contemporary visions.
Clara Schweers continues to break new ground in her practice, venturing into digital implementation. She takes prefabricated motions of virtual figures and reconfigures them, creating new, striking forms that defy our expectations of the human silhouette. These pieces, crafted in glass and paired with innovative materials like PLA, stand as testaments to the alliance between organic and synthetic. They are not merely objects but experiences that urge viewers to contemplate the digital traces imprinted on our physical reality.
Schweers constructs a vibrant landscape where viewers journey through a mosaic of digital dreams and glassy reflections. Her work seizes the core of our digital interaction, showcasing an endless dance between the physical and the virtual, the historical and the hypermodern, the concrete and the abstract.

Education
2020 - 2022 MA Contextual Design/ Cum Laude, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)
2014 - 2019 BA Industrial Design/ Cum Laude, School of Design Pforzheim (DE)

Experience
       2017 - 2018, Internship at Studio Dror, New York (USA)

Group Exhibitions
       2024, Intermediate Glooms, Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centras, Klaipeda (LT)
       2024, Touch My Fantasy, Mauer, Cologne (DE)
       2024, Alcova, Villa Bagatti Valsechi, Milan (IT)
       2023, A Room with a View, Dordrechts Museum, Rotterdam (NL)
       2023, Alcova Project Space, Miami (USA)
       2023, The Alligator and the Bird, Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven (NL)
       2023, Ashes & Sand, Schloss Hollenegg for Design, Hollenegg (AT)
       2023, Objects for a New Kind of Society, Dutch Invirtuals, Milan (IT)
       2023, We Crave Blood, Solo Show by Noam Toran incl Leave! Me: Here, Tel Aviv (IL)
       2023, The New Current, Brutus, Rotterdam (NL)
       2023, Tec Art, Worm, Rotterdam (NL)
       2022, Design Academy Graduation Show, Eindhoven (NL)
       2022, De Snoepwinkel, Plan-B, Eindhoven (NL)
       2022, Pools of Swallowed Grounds, Casabanchel, Madrid (SP)
       2022, The Invisibles, Museum of Art and Design, Vilnius (LT)
       2022, Multilogue digital, Mouches Volantes, Cologne (DE)
       2022, Multilogue analog, Gold + Beton, Cologne (DE)
2021, Genius Loci, Klosterstuben, Bremm (DE)
2019, Embracing Exchange, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)
2019, Design in public space. Water, Cieszyn (PL)
2019, Design-Förderpreis Enzkreis, Pforzheim (DE)
2019, A/D/O Water Futures Exhibition, New York (USA)
2019, Amplifikation, Milan Design Week, Milan (IT)
2017, Designparkour, Passagen, Cologne (DE)

Awards/ Nominations
       2022, Gijs Bakker Award Nominee
2019, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes Fellowship
2019, Design-Förderpreis des Landratsamtes Enzkreis, Nominee
2019, A/D/O Water Futures Design Challenge, Winner

Talks
        2023, The New Domestic Landscape, Alcova Project Space, Miami (USA)
        2023, MA Talk, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)
        2022, The Rythm of the Body, Panel Discussion moderated by Gabriel Maher during Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

Residency
2021, Genius Loci, 101.PS Space, Bremm (DE)


claraschweers@gmail.com
@claerira
KVK 87225832
BTW-ID NL004384119B80