Zaugg, Rahel

 Taken / 2017

Object . 90 × 40 × 13 cm

Towl / nail


Sinai / 2017

30 × 40cm

Potatoes / vegetable fat / varnish / basswood object frame

French fies as objects of colonialism build the Sinai peninsula.


Carpet / 2017

sculpture. 95 × 160 × 10 cm

10000 straws / flat grid

Straws, as a symbol of a throw-away society, were put into a flat grid and present as a carpet. This is an object deeply rooted in Arab culture. The pattern of the carpet is based on the „kilim carpet“ which is very common in Egypt.


5 Stars / 2017

sculpture. 80 × 80 × 120cm

Plastic / adhesive foil / MDF / brass

5 Pools / 2017

5 sculptures ca. 300 × 200 × 100 cm

concrete / pool varnish / armouring steel

Sculptural examination of the pool shapes that occur in Sharm El Sheikh. The materiality is based on the originals.



318 Pools / 2017

318 drawings / fine-liner on paper (format A4) / cellophane envelopes

200 × 1400 cm

Regarding the freshwater availability Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is a place in the desert.

Covering an area of 18 km2, there are 318 pools in the immediate vicinity of the Red Sea.

Roughly 60,000,000 litres of fresh water with chlorine.

Drawings with outlines and the respective coordinates of the individual pools show the mass and variety of the pools. The scale and the orientation to the north stays always the same.


Breakdance / 2017


size variable

steel / varnish / rubber

exibitionviews, „You are not invited“, Kontor80, Leipzig

Transitzone / 2017

temporary road marking.  50m × 60m

Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Marienborn

On the floor are markings, which give a plan. This is attached with a 1:1 scale with

temporary street marking. The plan shows, today, a reference to the then German border: the transit zone in Frankfurt am Main Airport, Cargo-City Süd, Building 587a. The term Transitzone also names a place of statelessness. In the case of the depicted building, it is an outpost of the initial Hessian accommodation facility in which the Federal Office of Migration decides within two days the asylum applications that are submitted. The marking sets a rewriteable boundary, but creates a space. A place generated in its real, present space for 100 people.


Postcards / Sculptures / 2017

Materials and colors produce sculptural landscapes which are not recognizable as postcard motif at first sight.

By using plain postcards, which only contain a title and the typical postcard layout, the observer is invited to see the sculpture as a picture and to think the three dimensional works as motifs in the empty spaces on the postcard.

While this transforming process is taking place, the incomplete part is filled with expectations and completed with familiar holiday motifs. 

Red sea

installation / sculpture / diverse materials

30 × 35 × 100 cm




The Last Supper

plaster / condoms / acrylic color / chopsticks

80 × 30 × 30 cm

Im Angebot / 2015

plaster / condoms / acrylic color / table

size variable



Liberator goes Defence / 2015

3d printed parts of the Liberator Gun, Nails

Installation view


Erleuchtomat / 2015


Mixed media with audio and light

Sketch for the Erleuchtomat


The Hunt / 2014

Porcelain, gold, wood

Sonntag 20:15 / 2014

Table, carpet, glue

Emma / 2014

Work about hidden family secrets and the forbidden diaries of my grandmother

Installation views

death of a Place

Framed photo of a wooden wall
with remembers of past photos


family tree

photos of my family (upside down), plastic bags, nails


forbidden books

diary of my grandmother in a box of acryl glass

Remember / 2014

Installation view at night
mixed media


*1988 in Baden, Switzerland


2018 OUT OF MUD, Schule für Gestaltung Bern, Berne

2018 ALL INCLUSIVE, Schau Fenster, Berlin (solo exibition)

2017 All Inclusive, Groupglobal 3000, Berlin

2017 You are not invited, Kontor80, Leipzig

2017 Operation Grenze, Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Marienborn

2017 A Space Odyssey: 5 Jahre Raum.Weisz, Leipzig

2017 Leistungsnachweis, Kontor80, Leipzig

2017 Rundgang, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2016 Meat&Greet, Seefelder Mühle, Seefeld (solo exibition)

2016 Rundgang, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2015 Horsepower, Raum Weisz, Leipzig

2015 2.5.0 Object is Meditation and Poetry, Grassi Museum; Leipzg

2015 Rundgang, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2015 Horse Power, Raum Weisz, Leipzig

2014 Tatsachen, Baden

2014 möbu, in a secret place, Leipzig

2014 Vordiplom „Emma“, Galerie kub, Leipzig

2014 Stand by, Halle14, Leipzig

2013 Spektakel Lindenow, Li.Abt.A 393B in der Zuständigen Behörde, Leipzig

2013 Rundgang, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2012 Talente, München

2011 Tatsachen Baden

2010 Diplomausstellung, Keramikdesign Fachklasse,Bern

2010 Tag der Einzigartigen Objekte Bern

2010 BEDA Bern

2009 Ente3 Bern

2007 Fresh hot Ceramics, Winterthur