* in Zug and raised in Zug and Emmenbrücke.
Ursula Bachman received her teaching certificate at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art – School of Art and Design (previously the “Schule für Gestaltung, Luzern”). She graduated with a Master of Arts in Fine Art degree from Birmingham University (GB). Since then she has lived and worked as an independent artist in Lucerne and Zurich. She has taken part in national and international exhibitions and festivals, where she has exhibited drawing, installation and animation. She has also realised several art and architecture projects (Staatsarchiv Luzern, Bahnhofplatz Zofingen, Betagtenzentrum Eichhof Luzern, among others).
Studio residencies in New York and Cairo followed and frequent travel in the Middle East made her an expert on the region. From 2004 – 2010, she was a member of the Swiss UNESCO Commission, Section for Cultural Affairs. Initially, she worked as an expert on the Middle East and following this she lead the project “Art and Education”, which resulted in a manifesto “For a Quantitative and Qualitative Leap in the Cultural and Artistic Education in the Swiss Education System”.
From 2000 – 2010, she was the Vice President of the Swiss-Arab Cultural Centre based in Zurich and the Mesopotamia Institute, , Baghdad. She also co-organised the Swiss-Arab “International Poetry Festival Al-Mutanabbi” in Zurich.
From 1995 – 2011, Prof Ursula Bachman has taught three-dimensional design, drawing and exhibition design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Art and Design. She has devised programmes and taught modules on intercultural themes. From 2002 – 2004, she was engaged as the first delegate for research in Graphic Design, and from 2005 – 2007, she took part in developing the first MAS in Digital Design and Management, in which she devised and led the module Digital Design. From 2007 – 2014, she led the interdisciplinary study area “Projektmodule” (now called “IDA-Module”) and is committed to its continuous development.
From 2011 to 2020 she was Vice Dean and Head of Interdisciplinary and Public Programmes at the Lucerne School of Art and Design.
Since 2020 she is a lecturer in various courses and fields of study.