Miriam Cahn


*1949 in Basel, Switzerland
Lives in
Basel and Maloja, Switzerland
Works with
Drawing, painting, prints, installation and performance

Miriam Cahn is known to create works crawling on her hands and knees, sometimes naked and sometimes with her eyes closed. Performance and product bleed into one as the Swiss artist leaves her physical residue on her roughed up paper canvases. But her physical routines seem only to summon the artwork, not dictate it.

Since the 1970s Cahn has been creating works that both incorporate and depart from feminist ideals. Evading traditional classifications of method and material, body and mind, Cahn shifts fluidly between media and styles.