Dominique Koch (*1983) lives and works in Basel. From 2004 until 2011 she studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Her installations can be described as “thinking laboratories.” The artist merges different fields of research in her work and creates hybrid entanglements and improbable intellectual encounters.
Recent solo exhibitions include Moving Knots Across Strings at MASI Lugano (2022), Holobiont Society at CAN, Centre d’art Neuchâtel (2017), Maybe We Should Rejuvenate the Words rather than the Bodies at Rinomina in Paris (2016) and Beyond Chattering and Noise at Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris (2015). Her works won several awards and were presented in various group exhibitions at, among others: Biennale Son, Sion (2023), À bruit secret. Hearing in Art at Museum Tinguely, (2023) Entangled Life: The Forest as Neural Network at Radius Delft (2022), Weltmaschine at Schlossmuseum Linz (2022), Science Friction at CCCB Barcelona (2021) & Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao (2022), Hypertopia at STATE Studio Berlin (2020), CONTAMINATION/RESILIENCE at Shedhalle Zürich (2020), WE HYBRIDS! at Istituto Svizzero di Roma (2020), Lagos Biennial II (2019), Mycelium as Lingua Franca at A Tale of a Tub Rotterdam (2019), Trees of Life - Stories for a Damaged Planet at Frankfurter Kunstverein (2019), 1 iJ at EKKM Tallinn (2018), Biotopia at Kunsthalle Mainz (2017), Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms at Copenhagen Contemporary (2017).
In 2023, Moraga was selected for the Connect Chile residency together with Dominique Koch. The two honorees will complete a dual residency, spending three weeks at CERN, Geneva, and three weeks at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.