based in Eindhoven, NL

KVK 87225832
BTW-ID NL004384119B80


Clara Schweers is a designer whose part digital - part physical body of work developed during her Masters in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Her graduation project and auto-theoretical multimedia installation “Into each other” was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award 2022, expanding on the constraints and possibilities of computer-generated bodies in moving images. Through her embodied and material practice she distorts predetermined motions of stock bodies, generating sets of behavioral qualities, originating from within liquid-crystal-displays. Her interest in narration accompanies Clara through her object-based and cinematic compositions leaving the viewer unable to distinguish between glass, ceramics, and the glossy textures of computer-generated images.
Glass has been the continuous 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 the 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 was previewed during the Mayrit Biennale at Casabanchel.

Born in *1994 in Cologne, De

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

       since 2019, Freelance Projects for MKV, Sabine Tress, Noam Toran
       2017 - 2018, Internship at Studio Dror, New York (US)

Group Exhibitions
       2023, A Room with a View, Dordrechts Museum, Rotterdam (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, Rawart Gallery, Solo Show by Noam Toran including Short Film 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 (US)
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

        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)

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

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