Born 1982 in Aarau/Switzerland.
Gabrielle Schaad is a PhD student at the Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture, gta, at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. From 2002 to 2010 she studied art history, East Asian art history, and medieval archeology at the Faculty of Arts at University of Zurich and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris/France. She was a visiting research student at the Graduate School of Cultural Science, Saitama University, Japan (2013–2014), and a TA at the Chair for Art History and Visual Culture, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Tokyo/Japan (2014). Currently, she works on her dissertation that examines the production of space at the interface of artistic performance and architectural design in Postwar Japan with a focus on the Gutai group and Osaka Expo ’70.
She worked as a curatorial assistant for Riotous Baroque. Tributes to Precarious Vitality, Kunsthaus Zurich (2012). She has further published articles and essay such as »Expo ’70. Carte postale ou image dystopique? Introduction à une mise en scène,« in: Turner, Fred: La corporation et la contre-culture (2015) or Haussmann, Trix und Robert: »›…and that an image is also a thought and a text‹. Gabrielle Schaad in conversation with Trix and Robert Haussmann«, in: Trix and Robert Haussmann (2012).
Gabrielle Schaad has been awarded a Pro*Doc-Scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2011–2013/2015), and a research scholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2013–2014).