Lysann König

I live and work in Basel (CH) as an artist, musician and curator.


My works are based on postcapitalistic critic as well as the search of new ways of artistic and social collaboration.I tend to do research in different directions at the same time.

Sometimes I am interested in creating situations which try to break the passivity of the spectator. Lately I started to work more with video but I also use multimedia installations, performances and drawings to express myself.


I am part of the artist-curator-collective Dr. Kuckucks Labrador and founding-Member of ∑ (SUMME), a project which wants to increase the networking among local artist-run spaces and independent projectspaces.



*Zwickau (DE)

2009 - 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Institut Kunst, HGK FHNW, Basel (CH)

since 2019 (- 2021) Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Institut Kunst, HGK FHNW, Basel (CH)


groupshows, performances

year / title of exhibition, event / space / city



Mind the Gap, groupshow, DOCK Archiv- Diskurs und Kunstraum Basel (CH)

Film um 4 - Musikvideo, screening, RANK, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)



Freundschafftsabend, performance-event, together with Simon Sauerkraut, HUMBUG, Basel (CH)

Regionale 20, groupshow, E-WERK, Freiburg (DE)

10 Jahre DOCK, performance-event, DOCK Archiv- Diskurs und Kunstraum Basel (CH)

➾ Performancepreis Schweiz, as part of the Manifesto Reflex Collective, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH)

➾ International Performance Art Giswil - Full Moon Edition, performance-festival, Giswil (CH)

➾ Blumen am Rand eines alten Kraters, groupshow, Berlin (DE)

➾ Performance Late Night, Lyrikfestival Basel (CH)



➾ videopreview, U10 artspace, Belgrade (SRB)

➾, groupshow, Projektraum M54, Basel (CH)

➾ Blumen im Haus eines spanischen Psychiaters, groupshow, Amerbachstudios, Basel (CH)

➾ PANCH - Performance Art Network CH, Performance Photography, groupshow, LISTE Art Fair, Basel (CH)

➾ Bikini Collection Pop-up Store, groupshow, BIKINI Space, Basel (CH)

➾ Texte aus dem Dunstkreis, nun gehört!, reading, Amerbach-Studios, Basel (CH)


     performance, Kunsthalle Basel (CH)



➾ Blumen im Haus ersparen den Psychiater, groupshow, Westwerk, Hamburg (DE)

➾ Swimming in Love, groupshow & performance, artachment, Basel (CH)

➾ OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE / PRIVELEGED BY OPPRESSION, performance, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)



➾ Dr. Kuckucks Labrador, groupshow, U10 artspace, Belgrade (SRB)

➾ dem Leben zuhören, wie es spricht..., groupshow, FABRIKculture, Hégenheim (FR)

➾ ART'S BIRTHDAY, performance, E-Werk, Freiburg (DE)



➾ Balta Nakts, performance, Zunda Dars, Riga (LV)

➾ Atope II, groupshow, Basel (CH)



➾ Das Ohr an der Tür, performance with Raphael Stucky, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)

➾ Wendekinder, groupshow, Dr. Kuckucks Labrador @ Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

➾ Burst Sculpture, groupshow, ZIP, Basel (CH)

➾ Die Jäger der Artemis, groupshow, Kabinett der Visionäre, Chur (CH)

➾ to do, solo show, kunsthalle kleinbasel, Basel (CH)



➾ Regionale 14, groupshow, Kunstverein L6, Freiburg (DE)

➾ DogMen - eine Hundeausstellung, groupshow, Dr. Kuckucks Labrador @ Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

➾ Guck mal Günther, Kunst!, performance in cooparation with Melebe Misanthrop, Lenzburg (CH)



➾ Regionale 13, groupshow, performance in cooparation with Yolanda Bürgi, HeK, Basel (CH)

➾ Im Spiegel - Andrej Tarkowskij, groupshow, Philosophicum Ackermannshof, Basel (CH)

➾ Remaking Rasa Todosijevics "Drinking Water" & "Was ist Kunst", performances, Institut Kunst, Basel (CH)

➾ Landunter 01, groupshow, Filter4, Basel (CH)

➾ Kapitel 3: Der Raum, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)



➾ Tour D'Art, performance with Beuystoys & Mudisten, Art Entertainment & Desire, Basel (CH)

➾ Ergänzungsmittel, groupshow, Stellwerk, BAsel (CH)

➾ Etwas mit 21, groupshow, Projektraum M54, Basel (CH)

➾ ON, groupshow, Kunstraum Aarau, Aarau (CH)



publications / cataloges

2018   U10, exhibiton-catalogue

2016   Art Guide Basel

2015   contribution within LASSO MAGAZIN N°7 <<cosmic>>

2014   kunsthallekleinbasel 1, exhibition-catalogue

2013   contribution within LASSO MAGAZIN N°5 <<Blackout>>

2012   contribution within LASSO MAGAZIN N°4 <<Nackt und Nebel>>

2012   Jäger von Zoest, concept, In cooperation with Yolanda Bürgi

2011   contribution within LASSO MAGAZIN N°2 <<Schauspiel>>



artist-talks, symposiums, conferences

2019   Woman on earth - Master symposium as part of the symposium series Woman in the Arts and Leadership - Institut Kunst, HGK, FHNW, Basel (CH)

2018   artist-talk, U10 artspace, Belgrade (SRB)

2017   conference - Digitale Kulturvermittlung, HeK, Basel (CH)

2017   symposium: Is technology sexist?, Art Institut, HGK, FHNW, Basel (CH)

2016   artist-talk, Art Institute, HGK, FHNW, Basel (CH)

2014   small Symposium OCCUPY, Art Institute, HGK, FHNW, Basel (CH)



curatorial activities

2016   every contact leaves a trace, Bachelor and Master exhibition, assistance of Chus Martinez, Art Institute, HGK, FHNW


Founging Member of ∑ (Summe). Networking platform and exhibition-event (once a year) with independent, non-commercial art-spaces, artist-run-spaces and project spaces from Basel and nearby.

2019   ∑ (n°5)

2018   ∑ (n°4), over 2 weeks with extra mediation program, everwhere in the city

2017   Video-∑ (n°3), over 2 weeks with the media and/or theme: video, everywhere in the city

2016   ∑ (n°2), on 3 days on one weekend, everywhere in the city

2015   ∑ (n°1), all spaces at one place, Villa Renata, Basel (CH)


Founding member of the artist-curator-collective Dr. Kuckucks Labrador:

2019    datatrap, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2018   Frozen Education, groupshow in collaboration with Yota Tsotra, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2017   Kuckucks-Nest, residency-program of Dr. Kuckucks Labrador to exchange with other project spaces from around the world

2017   consequences

2017   Video-∑, groupshow with project spaces from Basel, Basel (CH)

2017   Feuer auf See, groupshow in collaboration with Paulo Wirz, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2017   5 Years of Dr. Kuckucks Labrador, event, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2017   Kunst im Ring, performance-event, Boxclub Basel, (CH)

2016   Maíz entre los dientes, groupshow in collaboration with Leonardo Bürgi, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel

2016   , groupshow with project-spaces from Basel, Basel (CH)

2016   LISTE TOTAL, groupshow, LISTE Art Fair, Basel (CH)

2016   KUNST in dr BÄIZ, performance-event, Sääli zum goldenen Fass, Basel (CH)

2016   Rauschbereit, performance with Lara Stanic, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2015   , groupshow with project-spaces from Basel, Villa Renata, Basel (CH)

2015   U10 from Belgrade at LISTE 20 - The Young Art Fair, Basel (CH)

2015   ATOPIE II, Interventions in the public space, Basel (CH)

2014   Kleines Symposium: OCCUPY, invited from Chus Martinez, Art Institute, Basel (CH)

2014   Wendekinder, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2014   ATOPIE I - ein Experiment, groupshow, workshops, events, Basel (CH)

2014   ...till it seemed only the feet could see, with Angela Cerullo & Georgio Bloch, Kasko, Basel (CH)

2013   Confession Session, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2013   DogMen - eine Hundeausstellung, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2013   Kunst und Maschinen - Kunstmaschinen, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2012   FInal Exhibition, workshops with Heath Bunting & Wai Wai, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)

2012   1+1=1, groupshow, Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH)



a curated audio-tour, while driving with the Bus to different locations which take part on Regionale.

2016/17   in cooparation with Olivar Garcia, Regionale 17

2014/15   in cooparation with Olivar Garcia, Regionale 15

2013/14   in cooparation with Yolanda Bürgi, Regionale 14