New Faculty Member Sandrine Schaefer Update

August 30, 2012

Instructor and performance artist, Sandrine Schaefer is not only new to the Montserrat community, but she also has recently returned from a grant-funded tour of Mexico and already has a busy fall ahead of her!

Schaefer is involved in a group exhibit called INNER SPACE, which is composed of works herself and Jennifer Engel. They will be creating a performance art piece this Saturday, Sept. 1, 7  – 10 pm at The Crevice Gallery at 148 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA. Contact [email protected], 508.413.9090, or Heather Kapplow at 617.816.0917 for more information.

She will also have her work in Vertigo-Wonder Women on Friday, Oct. 5, 7pm at the Waterloo Center for The Arts in Waterloo, IA.

Schaefer is a co-founder and Director of The Present Tense, an art initiative that produces and archives live art events and exchanges in transient spaces. Since 2005, The Present Tense has produced and collaborated on more than 26 live art festivals, exhibitions, and co-founded the award winning gallery, MEME in Cambridge, MA. To date, The Present Tense has served as a resource for time-based art and has shown more than 300 artists from around the globe.

ALSO, Schaefer is a recent recipient of an award for artistic excellence through The Tanne Foundation!

And if that wasn’t enough on her plate, she will be in Time Body Space Objects – Part 2 at Anthony Greaney Saturday, Oct.  20, 10 am – 10pm, 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston AND is curating Insider/Outsider at the Lincoln Arts Project in Waltham, MA, which will be on view Nov. 3 – Dec. 1. Reception: Friday, Nov. 16.

Her work can be viewed at:

Artist Bio:

Sandrine Schaefer’s artwork explores the shared human experience of understanding the body in space, corporally and conceptually. Over the past decade, Sandrine has exhibited extensively both national and internationally in art festivals, galleries, museums, and in public spaces. Sandrine has been awarded grants and fellowships through the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tanne Foundation and LEF Contemporary Art fund. She has lectured and led workshops on performance art practices in art institutions throughout the United States. In addition, Sandrine’s writing on contemporary live art practices has been published in numerous art journals, books, and other international publications. She is currently represented by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery in Chicago and is included in various private collections.