photo by Yuta Sawamura 


09. About me



My name is Pauline Agustoni and I am a concept designer based in Berlin.

After my graduation from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 2019, I developed my own artistic practice, working with media such as concept, textile and object design, installation, and publication.

I am a designer who works for society and culture. If I describe myself as a conceptual designer with an eclectic practice, it is because I value a diverse choice of media and techniques in my work. For every project, the medium is determined by the researched theme and the method of working.

However, what does bridge all my projects is their commitment in addressing social, historical and cultural issues.

I have a special interest in “forgotten” narratives - the ones of minority groups, old traditional know-hows or everyday overlooked actions - and use my projects as a way to tell those stories and answer the questions that emerge from the process. That’s the reason why collaboration and exchange are at the core of my practice, which is fed by in-depth interactions with the affected audience. Field research and meeting the principal actors involved are both essential in my approach and my favourite part of the design process.

You can contact me for collaborations, to ask for my full CV, or just to say hi at info@paulineagustoni.com


Education

2015-2019 Bachelor in Arts, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Cum Laude
Department « Public Private »
Textile Minor

2014-2015 Art foundation course, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland

2011-2014 Highschool diploma, Lycée Blaise-Cendrars, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


Collective exhibitions

2021 Between No-Longer and Not-Yet, Kazerne, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2021 re-FORMAT, Z33 House of contemporary art, Hasselt, Belgium

2020 Rights of Way, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2019 Global Grad Show, Dubai Design Week 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2019 Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week 2019, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2018 De Dingen, Stroom, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2018 Reframing Textiles, TextielMuseum, Tilburg, the Netherlands

2017 Dutch Design Week 2017, DENF Coffee, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Projects, internships and grants (selection)

2021 Assistant by Martijn in’t Veld, Happy Potato Press, Berlin, Germany

2021 Recipient of a Foreign Exhibition Grant by POLA Art Foundation

2021 Freelancing work for Hella Jongerius on the exhibition Woven Cosmos at Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

2020 Recipient of the Cultuur Eindhoven Snelgeldsfonds for my project Fragmented
Symposium - No Is Not Enough

2020 Participation in the Meeting Grounds programme of art publishers and gallery Onomatopee, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2020 Creation of IFL informal feminist library

2019 Recipient of the Stimuleringsfonds Starting Grant for Mastectomy Caregiver

2019 Participation in the re-FORMAT programme of Z33 House of contemporary art, Hasselt, Belgium

2018-2019 Six months internship at Jongeriuslab, Berlin, Germany

2018 Collaboration on A Library of Material Rights with designer and researcher Marjanne van Helvert for exhibition De Dingen, Stroom, Den Haag, the Netherlands

2016 Six weeks internship at the Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne, Moroges, France