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Sibylle Omlin lives in Sierre, Zurich and Basel. She studied German literature, history of the arts and modern history at the University of Zurich. From 1996 to 2001, she worked as an editor and art critic at the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Since 1999, she teaches theories of the arts and has developed an activity as author and editor of books. From 2001 to 2009, she was a professor at the Art institute of the School of arts and design of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland where she was also the head of the institute.
She directs the ECAV University of Applied Arts of Canton Wallis in Sierre since 2009. She is the author of “Das Gedächtnis der Malerei” (Aarau-Cologne 2000), “Hybride Zonen. Kunst und Architektur in Basel and Zürich” (Basel 2003), “Geshiebe. Landschaft als Denkraum” (Altdorf 2004), “Performativ. Performance-Künste in der Schweiz” (Zurich 2004), “Nothing to Declare/Nichts zu deklarieren. 4. Triennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst Oberschwaben” (Nürnberg 2008), “Felix Stephan Huber. The Games 2001-2009” (Basel 2009), “Interviews. Oral History in Kunstwissenschaft und Kunst” (with Dora Imhof, Munich 2010).