Johanna Schaible (born 1984) is an artist and illustrator based in Switzerland. Currently, she is the artistic director of Kidswest, an open artstudio for children. Furthermore, Johanna is a board member and mentor of the Bolo Klub, a collective which supports an emerging generation of picturebook illustrators in Switzerland and co-founder of Quince Collective with Dimitra Charamandas. Her artistic practice moves along the borders of illustration, art, and design.

2021    Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More, published in nine languages
2021    Amphorea Me Kéfi, with family Charamandas and Martina Meier, self-published
2014    Nuit Blanche with Dimitra Charamandas, Edition Fumetto
2013    Zahlen erzählen, self-published

Awards & Nominations
2022    Literaturpreis des Kantons Bern
2022    European Design Award (Gold in Sign & Displays)
2022    Schweizer Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis
2022    Bologna Ragazzi Award (Special Mention in Opera Prima)
2019    dPictus Unpublished Picturebook (Showcase at Frankfurter Buchmesse)
2014    Fumetto Schleuder (with Dimitra Charamandas)

2022    Bolo Klub, Allegra, Brussels (BE)
2022    Bilderbücher: illustriert & inszeniert, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (CH)
2022    Bolo Klub, Villa Bernasconi, Genf (CH)
2019    Unfrozen Education, Rethymno (GR)
2019    Curraint d’ajer, Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol (CH)
2019    BoloKlub, Scuderia, Bologna (IT)
2018    The Lands We Know,  Project Space Sfera, Athen
2018    La Tigra Performance Festival, Réunion, Tegucigalpa (HON)
2018    Vida Privada, Contemporary Art Space Despacio, San José (CR)
2017    Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunstmuseum Thun (CH)
2017    Wahnsinn mit Methode, ZooBar, Bern (CH)
2016    Seico Toys, Fumetto Internationales Comic Festival, Luzern (CH)
2016    Dear Friend, Buskers Festival, Bern (CH)
2014    Nuit Blanche,  Komiksfest, Prag (CZ)
2014    Nuit Blanche, Fumetto Internationales Comic Festival, Luzern (CH)
2013    Mein Tier, Projektum, Bern (CH)
2013    Werkschau, HSLU Design & Kunst, Luzern (CH)
2009   Keep the Secret, Random Institute, London (GB)

Residencies & Festivals
2022    Babel, Bellinzona (CH)
2022    Le livre sur les quais, Morges (CH)
2022    Tuttestorie Festival, Cagliari (IT)
2022    Litteralund Festival, Lund (SE)
2022    Solothurner Literaturtage (CH)
2019    Fiera Internacional del Libro Guadalajara (MEX)
2019    Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol (CH)

2010-2013    Bachelor of Arts, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst
2009-2010   Gestalterischer Vorkurs, Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst