Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Myriam Casanova

Costume design, Zersplittert, Theater Marie, 2016
Artist Name: Myriam Casanova
Residency Dates: August - November
Born: 1984
Hometown: Fribourg, Switzerland
Lives & Works: Bern, Switzerland

Education: Textile Design at the University of Art and Design, Lucerne and at TaiK University of Art and Design, Helsinki

Bio / Statement:

Myriam Casanova is a costume designer with a keen interest in printing processes and the caducity of fabrics and textile materials. Her creative process is marked by the notion of time. It often involves interacting with her surroundings and combines story telling and aggregating ideas and people.

From 2011-2014 she worked as a costume assistant at KonzertTheater Bern.  Since 2014, she works as a freelance costume designer for theatre, opera and dance/performance. Productions include: „Die Opferung von Gorge Mastromas“ (Regie: Markus Kubesch), „V:Dance to live“ (Choreographien: Cathy Marston und Tabea Martin), „Die Gazamonologe“ (Choreographie: Marcel Leemann) und „Hunger for Trade“ (Regie: Martin Schick, Mirko Winkel).. A long-time collaboration with the Austrian costume designer Heide Kastler led her to do projects with a wide range of opera houses and theatres such as Opéra National de Lyon, Royal Opera House London, Burgtheater Wien (Austria) and Teatro San Carlo in Naples. She also cooperates with other Swiss based collectives such as PENG! Palast, Unplush, Theater Marie and Dampfzentrale Bern.

Support: Myriam Casanova's residency is made possible with support from Kanton Bern (CH).