Simone von Büren Garciacano


Simone von Büren Garciacano Dozentin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern Academy of the Arts
    Schweizerisches Literaturinstitut
    Rockhall IV, Seevorstadt 99
    2502 Biel


  • Simone von Büren studied English and American Literature (MA) and Developmental Psychology (BA) at Berne University as well as Devised Theatre (BA) at Dartington College of Arts in Devon.

    As a dramaturg she has worked in opera, among others with director Christof Loy (Alceste, Aix-en-Provence 2010), and in contemporary devised theatre with several Swiss theatre companies and choirs for whom she often wrote texts. She has recently collaborated with the composer Christian Henking on a staged composition based on poetry and letters by Austrian poet Georg Trakl (“In eines Spiegels Bläue”, Basel, February 2019). And she has been collaborating with artist Mats Staub as a dramaturg on his latest long-term project Death and Birth in my Life.

    Since 2007 she has been a lecturer and mentor in the writing and theatre departments at Berne University of the Arts where she is currently co-directing an institution-wide project on sexism, power and the arts, offers numerous trans-disciplinary projects on text and performance, and where she started a research project on co-authorship and unstable dramaturgies in contemporary performances of biography.

    Since 2002 she has moreover worked as a cultural journalist and a literary critic, writing for numerous papers and publications, among them the Sunday edition of the renowned Swiss weekly Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag and the German theatre monthly Theater der Zeit in Berlin.
  • Seit 2018 Dramaturgie Mats Staub "Death and Birth In My Life"
  • 2018 Text und Dramaturgie


  • Leben – Erzählen – Zeigen. Gedanken zum Umgang mit dem Biographischen im künstlerischen Werk von Mats Staub in: Krankenhagen, S. & Vahrson, V. (Hg.) „Geschichte kuratieren. Kultur- und kunstwissenschaftliche An-Ordnungen der Vergangenheit“. Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2017.

  • Leben erzählen zeigen. Gedanken zum Umgang mit dem Biographischen im künstlerischen Werk von Mats Staub. Ausstellungskatalog der Wiener Festwochen 2015

  • Einfach mal zuhören. Porträt von Mats Staub. NZZ am Sonntag, 15.4.2012

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Professional working proficiency
  • Spanish - Elementary proficiency
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany