Marinka Limat is a performance artist. At the centre of her work is the interpersonal. Her practice often moves at the limits of the performative realm: she walks long distances by foot in the name of art (kunst-pilger-reise.ch), she brings her work into the everyday life of people and sees encounters as moments of art. She studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern and at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. Today she lives in Fribourg, where she was born in 1983.

Upcoming

Book presentation and performance “L’étincelle. Vers l’art à pied | Funken. Zu Fuss zur Kunst”, Museum Murten: 13.6.2020, 6 pm

Book presentation and performance “L’étincelle. Vers l’art à pied | Funken. Zu Fuss zur Kunst”, Performance Reihe Neu-Oerlikon: 28. – 29.08.2020

Performance Turku Festival, Finland, 3. – 6.9.2020

Past

Exhibition “Wind of Change”, Kloster Dornach, 14.6. – 23.8.2020 (postponed due to COVID-19)

Book presentation and performance “L’étincelle. Vers l’art à pied | Funken. Zu Fuss zur Kunst”, bookshop LibRomania, Bern: 20.2.2020, 8 pm

Book presentation and performance “L’étincelle. Vers l’art à pied | Funken. Zu Fuss zur Kunst”, BlueFactory, Fribourg: 14.2.2020, 7 pm

Performances (selection)

2019

Le Braisier, Musée de Charmey

2018

Taxifahrt, Wettbewerb “Kunstplätze Bern 2018”, Bern

Le Braisier, Festival Art GoEast, Pöge-Haus, Leipzig

L’Etincelle du Musée, Jubilée 20 ans, Espace Jean Tinguely / Niki de Saint Phalle, Fribourg

2017

Kunst-Pilger-Reise 3, Kassel–Athens, 23 weeks, 3000 km

Walk, Performance Art Festival, Torun, Poland

2015

Kunst-Pilger-Reise 2, Morat–Venice, 6 weeks, 832 km

2013

Kunst-Pilger-Reise 1, Fribourg–Berlin, 9 weeks, 1100 km

2009

Ein gutes Modell, Opening of the Cabanon, Lausanne University; Altenbergforum, Bern; Performance Day, Haus der Universität, Bern; JugendArt, Olten; Museums Night, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (Models: Philippe Wicht, Mathias Theler, Nicolas Müller)

Projects in public space

2020

2019

2012

Brünneli Pärkli, Westfenster, Parkanlage Brünnengut, Bern

Exhibitions (selection)

2019

Gehen: Zeichnen, Segnen, Rohling Outside, Bern

Mémoires vives – Visarte Fribourg, Museum of Art and History Fribourg

2018

Le Braisier, Festival Art GoEast, Pöge-Haus, Leipzig

Kunst-Pilger-Reise: Spuren, Objekte, Video, Galerie Grandel, Mannheim (solo)

2017

Voyage-voyage! Über das Reisen in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Olten

Kunst-Pilger-Reise 1, Festival Summe, Carosserie St. Johann, Basel

2016

48 Stunden Neukölln, Kunstfestival, KINDL-Kesselhaus, “Kunst-Pilger-Reise 1”, Berlin

2015

Hors-Piste | maintenant-jetzt-now, “Kunst-Pilger-Reise 1”, Fondation APCd, Marly

2013

I move it, peinture, Galerie Zimmermannhaus, Brugg (solo)

Mediation

2019 –

Agente culturelle (Canton of Fribourg)

2018

Espèces d’espaces, performance project with primary classes, Festival Culture & Ecole, Fribourg

2015

Artistic Co-Director Lab, Co-founding Member, Fondation APCd, Marly

Acting in theatre / performance (selection)

2014

Wenn die Züge vorüberfahren ..., (Monologue in German), Production d’Avril, Nuithonie Fribourg

2013

Commande, by / with Philippe Wicht, Festival Far, Nyon

Education

2011

MA Art Education, Bern University of the Arts (HKB) (Mentor: Florian Dombois) (with distinction)

2008 – 11

MA in Art Education, Bern University of the Arts (HKB); Minor in Art History, Institute for Art History, Bern (IKG), Education; Pedagogical University of Bern (PH)

2009 – 10

Scholarship, Painting class with Antje Majewski, Weissensee School of Arts (KHB), Berlin

2008

BA in Painting und Performance (Mentors: Albrecht Schnider, Franticek Klossner) (Received top mark)

2005 – 08

BA in Art and Design Mediation, Bern University of the Arts (HKB) (Major in Design und Fine Arts (HKB); Minor in Art History, Institute for Art; History (IKG) Bern)

2004 – 05

Preparatory course, Basel School of Art and Design (SfG)

2000 – 04

High school diploma with focus on visual art, German section, Heilig Kreuz High School, Fribourg

Awards / Prizes

2019

Funding for the publication “L’étincelle. Vers l’art à pied | Funken. Zu Fuss zur Kunst” Canton of Fribourg, Fondation Jan Michalski, Kultur Stadt Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Fondation Oertli

2018

Winning entry “Kunstplätze Bern, Stadtteil II”

2017

Bourse de la mobilité, Canton of Fribourg

2016

Prix d’encouragement, UBS Kulturstiftung

Soutien Fondation Engelberts

Associations

PANCH (Performance Art Network CH), SSA (Société suisse des auteurs), Visarte

Conferences Kunst-Pilger-Reise (presentation + discussion)

2019

Alliance Française de Bâle, Assemblée générale TCS

2018

Goldhorn, Festival Art GoEast, Leipzig; Kunst kreuzt Weg, PROGR, Bern

2017

Haute Ecole d’arts et du design, Lucerne; Musée d’art, Sion; Kunstmuseum Olten; Flatgallery Bratislava; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Klein House, Subotica; U10 Gallery, Belgrad; Termokiss, Prishtina; Public Room, Skopje

2015

Areacreativa42, Rivarolo

Tour on Kunst-Pilger-Reise 1 (screening + discussion)

2016 – 17

Musée d’art et d’histoire, Delémont; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Galerie C, Neuchâtel; Centre PasquArt, Biel; Fri Art, Fribourg; Kunsthalle Altdorf, Ettenheim-DE; Kunstarchiv, Darmstadt-DE; Carosserie St-Johann, Festival Summe, Basel; Kunstfestival 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin; Nextex, Aktuelle Kunst im Diskurs, St-Gallen; Il Kino, Berlin (premiere)

Press on Kunst-Pilger-Reise (selection)

Kunst muss bei den Leuten sein, Carole Schneuwly, Freiburger Nachrichten, 3.10.2018

Marinka Limat, artiste de performance, RTS, 1ère, Emission «Entre nous soit dit», la 05.02.2018

Une marche au nom de l’art avec les yeux et l’esprit ouverts, Eric Buillard, La Gruyère, 14.12.2017

Marinka Limat est une marcheuse d’art, RTS, Emission «Couleurs d‘été», 18.08.2017

ÚJMŰVÉSZET / HU 10.10.2017; Novamakedonija / HU 11.08.2017

Televizija Resava / SRB, 17.07.2017; Halas Televízió / HU, 29.06.2017

Stanové městečko v Dub Gallery, Filip Dub, Blog, 15.05.2017

Auf Entdeckungstour – Die Kunst des Reisens, SRF, Kulturplatz, 21.06.2017

Entretien Marinka Limat, Valérie Toubas, Daniel Guionnet, Point Contemporain, 27.04.2017

Performance dans l’espace public, à quoi ça sert ?, RTS, Espace2 Emission «Nectar», 15.11.2016

C’è Brescia nella performance di Marinka, pellegrina dell arte, Bresciaoggi, 18.15.15

Un pèlerinage culturel de Morat à Venise, LaTélé, 13.10.15

Publications (selection)

Kunst-Pilger-Reise 3 in “OnCurating Project Space”, Dorothee Richter, 2017

Gedanken eines Bildpaares in “Intervention #1”, Werke des Kunstmuseums Basel aus anderer Sicht, Basel: Hungerkünstler Verlag, 2013

Art Basel in “Voll in ihrer Roll”, http://blogs.tageswoche.ch/de/blogs/artblog/ 15.06.12

Berner Almanach Performance, Hg.: Gisela Hochuli, Konrad Tobler, Daria Gusberti & Julia Wehren, 2012

Die Regeln der Kunst der (Kunst-)Vermittlung, Barbara Bader, Heft 1, Vermittlung in Musik, Kunst und Theater, HKB / HEAB, 2008

Contact

Marinka Limat

marinka.limat[a]gmail.com

+41 (0) 79 724 80 82

Design + Code by David Gobber