Vice-President for Internationalisation and Head of the Fine Arts Department at ZHdK
Swetlana Heger was born in the Czech Republic and grew up in Bregenz in Austria. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and subsequently completed postgraduate studies at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After finishing her residence in Japan, Swetlana Heger lived and worked in the USA, where she started her artistic career with a focus on Conceptual Art. For over twenty years she has exhibited in numerous international museums, galleries and institutions. In 2012, Swetlana Heger was appointed as Professor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University in Sweden, where she served as Pro Rector and Rector from 2014 to 2017. Since 2017, Swetlana Heger is Head of the Department of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), where she also serves as Vice-President for Internationalisation.