Jessica Wolfelsperger is a Swiss visual multidisciplinary artist currently based in Berlin and Basel. Her practice is guided by an interest in social issues mainly in the Western culture and personal themes related to identity.


Group Show
– Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia

Solo Show
– Château de Gruyères, Gruyères

Group Shows
– Currents Shift at Chateau d’eau in Toulouse, France
– Photo Ireland Festival in Dublin, Ireland
– Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Hungary
– PARALLEL Review in Lisbon, Portugal
– Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Vom Kopf zum Bild, Berlin

Group Shows
– MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen
– Parallel Intersection, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb
– Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens
– Swiss Photo Award, Photobastei, Zurich

Group Shows 
– Take & Give, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
– vfg, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg
– Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno
– "Dont Forget Me Not", Foto-Forum, Bozen
– vfg Sicht, Photobastei, Zurich
– Feldexperimente: Fasnacht, Biennale It's The Real Thing – Basler Dokumentartage, Basel
– vfg, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
– Swiss Photo Award, Photobastei, Zurich
– "Dont Forget Me Not", Alte Feuerwache, Berlin
– "Dont Forget Me Not", Taf Gallery, Athens

Group Shows
– ECAL Galerie L'elac, Lausanne
– vfg, Galerie OSLO 8, Basel
– BTK, Bye the Wall, Berlin
– DIS/APPEAR, Gedok Galerie, Berlin
– vfg, Photobastei, Zurich
– Kunstpoststelle, Galerie Gedok, Berlin
– Berlin is for Lovers, The Impossible Project Laboratory, Berlin
– Bunker, Voies-Off at Rencontres de la photo, Arles
– vfg, Photo Basel Fair, Basel
– Surrealistische Fotografie heute?, Photobastei, Zurich
– vfg, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
– Der Greif, A Process 2.0, Krakow Photomonths, Krakow
– Am Ende alles Astronauten, Aff Galerie, Berlin
– Gedok Urban, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin
– Gegendynamiken, Gedok Galerie, Berlin
– Photo16 Schweiz, Maag Hallen, Zurich

Solo Show
– Gallery Instandland, Berlin

Group Shows
– BTK, OFF_festival, Bratislava
– vfg, ECAL Galerie L'elac, Lausanne
– vfg, F+F Zurich, Zurich
– vfg, JUNGKUNST, Winterthur
– vfg, Galerie OSLO 8, Basel
– ZWØLF, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin

Group Shows
– Spaces, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
– Ich mag zum Beispiel Bowie, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
– A Splash of Now, Loophole, Berlin
– Ein Blick, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin

Solo Show
– Moments, Atelier Kalk, Zurich

Group Shows
– Überall bei mir, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
– Slideshow, Berlin Fotografen, Gallery exp12, Berlin
– Exesse, Filmfestival Sehsüchte, Potsdam


2011 – 2015
Photography studies (B.A.)
at BTK University of Art & Design, Berlin

Certificate as a curator
at the University of the Arts (UDK), Berlin

2013 – 2017
Seminar Linn Schröder + Ludwig Rauch at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin

International Summer School of Photography ISSP, Latvia. Workshop with Natsha Caruana


Honours / Scholarships

Parallel Photo Platform Cycle 4.0

Parallel Photo Platform Cycle 2.0
Finalist of the Swiss Photo Award for best Work 2017 in the category Fine Art and Free with the series "Saga" and "Hide + Seek".

Winner of the Swiss Photo Award for best Work 2016 in the category Fine Art with the series "Lonely Planet".

Finalist "vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie Schweiz" for emerging talent as young photographer Switzerland with the series "Lonely Planet".

Winner "vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie Schweiz", for emerging talent as young photographer Switzerland with the series "Wide Awake Asleep".

Artist Residency
Frasco, Verzasca Valley, Switzerland
Verzasca Foto Artist-in-Residence project was made in collaboration with Pro Helvetia New Delhi, SMArt (Sustainable Mountain Art) and ERS/LVM (Ente Regionale per lo sviluppo del Locarnese).

Articles/Press online

PHROOM Magazine
Yet Magazine
Velvet Eye Magazine
Kunstmagazin Artline
analog magazine

i-D Magazine
analog magazine
Berliner Zeitung
c-heads Magazine

Work published print
HANT Magazine
analog Magazine
DNACHT Magazine
Next Level UK Magazine
Magazine B
B:ALANCE Magazine
Fnder Magazine
vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis Katalogue

Sabrina Theissen, Berlin
Ellinor Stigle, New York
Albert Grøndahl, Copenhagen


Roger Ballen

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