Carola Bürgi
Swiss, born 1967
Exhibitions
2018
Galerie La Ligne at Art Paris Art Fair 2018,
Galerie La Ligne
2011
Galerie Gisèle Linder at Art Basel 2011,
Galerie Gisèle Linder

Carola Bürgi creates ethereal site-specific installations of translucent sculptures made from materials like cellophane wrap and plastic sheets. Her practice is a deconstruction of sculpture, exploring tensions between translucence and materiality, vision and illusion, permanence and ephemerality. Bürgi’s whimsical forms—an oscillating tangle of bubble wrap or a forest of luminous cylinders—shift the distribution of light around the gallery space, making her works as much about spatial intervention as sculptural installation.