Born in *1994 in Cologne, De


claraschweers@gmail.com
@claerira

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Clara Schweers is a designer whose part digital - part physical body of work developed during her Masters in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. With her auto-theoretical multimedia installaion “Into each other” Clara was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award 2022, expanding on the constraints and possibilities of digital augmented bodies on screen and in moving images. Through her embodied and material practice she distorts predetermined motions of stock bodies, generating sets of behavioural qualities, originating from within liquid-crystal-displays. Her interest of narration accompanies Clara through her object-based and cinematic works towards compositions leaving the viewer  unable to distinguish between glass, ceramics and the glossy texture of computer generated images.
Glass has been the continous element throughout her work over the past four years. During her Bachelor studies, her graduation project of glass objects entitled ‘Waters’,  was awarded as the winner of the Future Objects & Materials category of one-year long research program Water Futures at A/D/O in Brooklyn.
Clara is part of the female collective Many to Many, which formed during a residency in 2021 at an old monastery in Germany working alongside the idea of the Genius Loci – the spirit of the place. Sprung from the collective, she became further intimate with the two designers Delphine Lejeune (BE) and Kurina Sohn (KR). Together they form the trio DL-KS-CS, questioning the categorizations, interspecies connection, and digital hybrids throughout their projects, one of which is currently on view at the Museum of Applied Art and Design in Vilnius, Lithuania during Invisibles. Clara recently participated in the Group Show Pools of Swallowed Grounds which previewed during the Mayrit Biennale at Casabanchel.


based in Eindhoven, NL


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
       since 2019, Freelance Works
       2017 - 2018, Internship at Studio Dror, NY

Group Exhibitions
       2022, Pools of Swallowed Grounds, Madrid
       2022, The Invisibles, Museum of Art and Design, Vilnius
       2022, Multilogue digital, Mouches Volantes, Cologne
       2022, Multilogue analog, Gold + Beton, Cologne
2021, Genius Loci, Klosterstuben, Bremm
2019, Embracing Exchange, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2019, Design in public space. Water, Cieszyn
2019, Design-Förderpreis Enzkreis, Pforzheim
2019, A/D/O Water Futures Exhibition, New York
2019, Amplifikation, Milan Design Week, Milan
2017, Designparkour, Passagen, Cologne

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

Residency
2021, Genius Loci, 101.PS Space, Bremm

Press
2019, Clara Schweers, Ein Portrait, JfK Journal
2019, Waters, Interior Design Mag
2019, Waters, A/D/O exhibits leading design solutions, Its Nice That
2019, Waters, A/D/O
2018, Waters, Core77
2018, Waters, A/D/O’s Water Future Design Challenge, It’s Nice That
2017, Saitens, Architektur & Wohnen
2016, Saitens, ‘Saitens’ Chair By Clara Schweers, Ignant
2016, Saitens, designboom

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