franziska pierwoss is a visual artist living and working in beirut and berlin. born in tübingen, germany, in 1981 she attended waterford college, swaziland and then continued her education at the academy of visual arts in leipzig where she received a diploma in fine arts. she first travelled to lebanon in 2007 as an exchange student with the lebanese university, beirut through a daad scholarship. in 2010, she received the young artist prize from the goethe institute and was invited for a residency in naples, italy. her work has been exhibited in various institutions in germany, including galerie artacker, berlin and the kunstverein, bonn. many of her performances have been carried out around lebanon, using spaces such as 98weeks in beirut and the rachid karami fair in tripoli.