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Sara Rutz, born 1997 in Zurich, CH


2020-2022 Master of Fine Arts (graduated with distinction) at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), CH

2017-2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), CH


Hackathons/Game Jams

2023 Winner of the SIX case and finalist of START HACK 2023 (top 5 out of 100+ teams)

2023 MIT Reality Hack Grand prize team Failtopia

2022 DODO Hackathon first prize team Algaeia

2022 Hackathon the Spirit (Immersive Tech week Rotterdam 2022) first prize team Octopi

2022 Hacking for Humanity first prize Esri challenge team Wild Herbs

2022 A MAZE Museum Online Hackathon: AR you ready? second | project link


Group Exhibitions

2023 The Seashore of Endless Worlds, Le Commun, Geneva, CH 

2022 Desired Lines – Degree Show Master Fine Arts, Zurich, CH

2021 Diplom Redux Bachelor degree show, Kunsthaus Glarus, CH (cancelled due to Corona)

2020 Analog – Digital, Biennale Art Safiental, Graubünden, CH

2020 Tokyo – ZINE – Zürich, MATERIAL, Zurich, CH

2019 ZINE IN TOKYO, POST bookstore, Tokyo, Japan


Residencies and summer schools

2023 Places Hackathon in Residence  | documentation , Gelsenkirchen, Germany 

2022 selected student for “the Ars Electronica Festival University” in Linz (a collaborative project between Ars Electronica and the Johannes Kepler University Linz)

2022 Remote guide to Extractivism, summer school, shared campus, Athens and Elefsina, Greece

2020 Residency Biennale Art Safiental 2020, Graubünden, CH



2023 Mentor at HackUPC, Barcelona, Spain


Teaching experience

2024 Generative AI demystified, Winter school 2024 ZHdK, 09. – 11. February 2024 

2023 Curriculum development and assessment – against the background of the rapid development of AI, ZHdK, Zurich

2020 3D scanning, Biennale Art Safiental, Graubünden, CH



Art Safiental 2020