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Susanne Sachsse
Susanne Sachsse was born in East Germany. Her performance-based practice is grounded in a history with theater; soon after completing studies at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in 1989, she joined the Berliner Ensemble where she appeared in productions by Heiner Müller, Robert Wilson, and Einar Schleef. She left the ensemble in 2000 to focus on her own practice. In 2001, she co-founded CHEAP, an artist collective, working primarily with Daniel Hendrickson, Marc Siegel, and Vaginal Davis. In the years since, she has worked across performance, music, film and art with a range of collaborators including Yael Bartana, Jonathan Berger, Zach Blas, Phil Collins, Bruce LaBruce, Ligia Lewis, Paul B. Preciado, and Xiu Xiu. Sachsse has performed at the Volksbühne, Berlin; HKW, Berlin; HAU, Berlin; Schaubühne, Berlin; and the Venice Biennale; among others. Her first solo exhibition, “I Was a Formalist Pensioner. An Antiopera” opened in 2021 at Participant Inc in New York City. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.