What inspires me is the accessibility of the world through our senses and the various ways in which the body with its features and organs reflects its surroundings. Within my practice, I have been investigating the relation of body, space, and language.

The perception of the human body is subject to constant change. Social discourse constantly encourages us to renegotiate personal and public perceptions of vulnerability and resilience. In view of climatic challenges and the resulting changes in living conditions, the question of the body is moving further into the center of anthropocentric discourses and into the focus of my own work.

My work is a dynamic field of research, in which I explore the interactions between the body and the environment. I work with installations as well as sculptural and performative strategies. The combination of different materials and techniques is important to me, because it opens up to playfullness.

deirdre o’leary

Born in Fribourg Switzerland, living and working in Basel Switzerland.


Deirdre O’Leary, Studio
Klybeckstrasse 141
, 4057 Basel



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