Denise Ziegler

University Lecturer
University Lecturer
A899 School common, ARTS

Denise Ziegler is a artist and researcher of public space. She is working on a new kind of understanding of public urban space trough experimental artistic interventions. Denise Ziegler's works are traces of gestures, of human activity, of something that has occurred. She reconstruct events that refer to inconspicuous human activity or everyday things like home plants or garden fences, transplanting them into a new context. This endows Ziegler's works not only with poetic, but also conflicting and sometimes even comical or tautological features. Ziegler's reconstructed events are usually three-dimensional combinations of objects, but they can also be drawings, paintings, video works, or literary-visual works. By the term 'reconstruction' Ziegler refers to the process of transforming the underlying pattern of the piece (situation, event, image or object) into a work of art. Ziegler often works in and for public space. 

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As Seen on Television (1996) short film screened at doclisboa

Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Art and Media Jan 2023


Dae Hong Kim, Denise Ziegler and Peter Holmgård PRINTS

Dae Hong Kim, Denise Ziegler, Peter Holmgård 2024

TEOS 2024

Denise Ziegler 2024

Julkisen taiteen äärellä: näkökulmia julkisen taiteen tilaan

Sirke Pekkilä, Tom Engblom, Petri Kaverma, Petteri Nisunen, Pasi Rauhala, Riikka Stewen, Denise Ziegler 2023

Alliancen group exhibition

Denise Ziegler 2023

Bus Talk on Under Ground Lines

Denise Ziegler 2023


Denise Ziegler 2023

Spatial References of Home: Moving on the Periphery of Public Space

Denise Ziegler 2023 Figurations of Peripheries through Arts and Visual Studies

Työhuoneenani kaupunki –Taiteellinen työskentely julkisessa tilassa

Denise Ziegler 2023 Julkisen taiteen äärellä: näkökulmia julkisen taiteen tilaan