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In her drawings, photographs and video art Christina Peretti (born 1980) manifests her view on connections between nature, human beings and Art. Geology is the most important field of inspiration for the artist. She combines Geology and Art and uses geological metaphors such as crystal, volcano, ice, sediment, air and so on to describe artistic, psychological or social processes. In her work, she investigates contrasts and processes of becoming and decay. She is interested in neurological processes of memory, association and the subconscious mind. Peretti also works interdisciplinarily with the discipline of dance and film. Drawing is the common thread in Christina Peretti's work, combining classical drawings on paper with experimental forms - bringing them into new dimensions.

Biography Christina Peretti

  • Since 2007: Freelance artist, Building 264, Viscosistadt Emmenbrücke.

  • Since 2011: Active member Visarte Switzerland and Lucerne.

  • Since 2021: Active member Visarte Grisons.

Education Fine Arts

  • 2007: MA Fine Arts with distinction. (LIZ equivalent MA)

    2003 - 2007: Study of fine arts, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Design and Art.

    2001 - 2002: Pre-course and basic course, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Design and Art.

    2001: Matura type B, Latin and Literature, Kantonsschule Alpenquai, Lucerne.

    1998 - 99: Exchange year in Norway, Kunstgymanisum Porsgrunn with distinction. Norwegian language diploma.

Second study/ teaching degree: Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with specialisation in Art and Image

  • 2021: Diploma Bachelor of Arts PH Lucerne in Primary Education.

    2013- 2021: Part-time study, second degree at the Lucerne University of Teacher Education, with specialization in Art and Image.

    Thesis Work: Cinematic Thinking. Media projects to promote media literacy at the middle school level.

Awards and sponsorships

  • 2019: Funding platform Luzerner Kantonalbank, work purchase by art committee of Luzerner Kantonalbank.

  • 2017: Funding contributions project "Tourmaline" Casimir Eigensatz Foundation, Boner Foundation for Art and Culture, Marti - Clerici Foundation.

  • 2015: Work purchase share "Ruby/Peridot", Stiftung Bündner Kunstsammlung.

  • 2012: Work purchase share "walk of lines 1, City of Lucerne", Visual Arts Commission 2013.

  • 2009-2010: Funding for the "Walk of lines" project from the Ernst Göhner Foundation, the Department of Education, Culture and Environmental Protection of the Canton of Graubünden, the Graubündner Kantonalbank, the Dr. Martin O. Winterhalter Foundation and the Casimir Eigensatz Foundation.

  • 2007: Nomination for the Swiss Art Award 2007

  • 2007: Promotion award of the zeugindesign foundation

  • 2007: Nomination Plattform Zürich.

  • 2007: Diploma Visual Artist FH, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with distinction.


  • Art Commission Luzerner Kantonalbank, Foundation Bünder Art Collection, Commission Visual Arts City of Lucerne


  • 2020

    • Annual exhibition of Graubünden artists, Graubünden Art Museum in Chur

    • 36th annual exhibition Kunstmuseum Solothurn

  • 2019:

    • Double exhibition Christina Peretti & Sipho Mabona, Luzerner Kantonalbank
    • The last Giacometti, B74 Space for Art, Lucerne
    • FINALEMINIMALE, Alpineum Produzentengalerie, Lucerne
  • 2018

    • Fokus Grafik
  • 2017

    • Money, gold and diamonds. Gallery Vitrine, Lucerne
  • 2016

    • Solo show "ruby/citrine", drawings. Christina Peretti. Hilfiker Art Projects Lucerne
      22nd International Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich
    • Scissors, Stone, Paper, Gallery Luciano Fasciati, Chur
    • Videos and video installations, Gallery Luciano Fasciati, Chur
    • Art Forum Central Switzerland, Lucerne
  • 2015

    • Crystal, Gallery Luciano Fasciati Chur mit Remo Albert Alig, huber.huber, Isabelle Krieg, Zilla Leutenegger, Christina Peretti, Jules Spinatsch, Lydia Wilhelm
    • Annual exhibition Art Museum Olten
  • 2014/15

    • Annual exhibition Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne
    • Double exhibition Walk of lines/ Short Stories, Christina Peretti and Gary Soskin, Galerie Billing Bild, Baar
    • 2nd round of work contributions Lucerne, Kornschütte
  • 2013

    • Group exhibition, Meet me in the lobby, Kunstraum Kriens
  • 2011-2012

    • Annual exhibition of Graubünden artists, Chur Art Museum
    • Ether, Alpineum Produzentengalerie Lucerne
    • Group exhibition "Forest", Pavlovs dog Gallery, Berlin
    • Group exhibition Premi Cultural, Ftan
  • 2011

    • Café des Rêves
    • A video exhibition, Helmhaus Zurich
    • myCase, Art Gallery Lucerne
  • 2010

    • Solo exhibition, art space Sandra Romer, Chur
  • 2008

    • Gallery Billing Bild, Baar
    • Kunstexpander, Videolounge Aargauer Kunsthaus
    • Theater Tuchlaube
  • 2007

    • Kunsthaus Baselland
    • Galerie [sic!], Eröffnung Migma Performance 2007
    • Diploma exhibition Emmenbrücke
  • 2006

    • Space satellites, Art Panorama Lucerne
    • Collaborators, Gallery Erfrischungsraum Luzern

Art Research and education

  • 2010 - 2015: Lecturer in visual arts at the High school Seetal, workshops and substitutions at primary and secondary level, guest lecturer at the PH Luzern in the specialization program Art and Image. 

    2008 - 2010: Research associate, FED Research, Development and Service Department, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Research project drawing analog & digital, research and conception, collaboration Master's program, supervision of artists, interdisciplinary collaboration (neurology and visual impairment). 

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