Sarah Seini

Sarah Seini is queer emerging artist of Nigerien and Polish descent living in Berlin, who studied costume design at Universität der Künste, Berlin. Sarah has worked in film, theater and performances as a costume and stage designer. Sarahs artwork centers around the expression of intersectional identities, postcolonial aesthetics and queerness. In Sarahs interdisciplinary  artwork, and consists of mediums such as scultural textile design, the archiving of memories ,video projection and blending aesthetics of alienation, distortion and beauty together. In their artwork Sarah aims to question the norm of gazing, the Eurocentric sense of perception through mixing together supposedly different contradictory cultural, social and historical codexes.
Furthermore, as an artistic director Sarah has directed two performances.


2023 stage design for "Azucar", Kampnagel Hamburg
2023 artist residency "space camp" Tanzhaus Zürich
2022 costume designer for "YEYE" by Lois Alexander Sophiensäle
2022 stage designer for "Labyrinth", Ricardo de Paula and Grupo Oito HAU2
2022 costume designer for "Machine to become woman", English Theatre
2021 costume design for "Bullestress" by Suna Guerler, Schauspielhaus Zürich
2021 performer at "Hyperbodies in Hyperspace" by Doireann O'Malley, 3HD Festival
2021 costume design for "Looking at Shirley", Lois Alexander and Christoph Winkler Company
2021 artistic direction and  costume design for performance "returning gaze", UNIT Theater
2021 costume design for dance film "Yeye" by Lois Alexander, Sophiensaele
2021 costume design for short film "Reizstoff" by Julian Dietrich Film Kostümbild, Filmuniversität Babelsberg  
2021 costume and stage design assistance for theater play "Your Anger is My Anger", Ballhaus Naunystraße / cancelled due to Covid
2020 performer at  "Hyperbodies in Hyperspace" by Doireann O'Malley // cancelled due Covid
2020 mask design for theater play "Deine Macht mir nichts" Universität der Künste und HfS Ernst Busch
2020 costume design and set assistance for short film "Katzenjammer" by Flavio Rigamonti, DFFB
2020 mask design for event Freak de L'afrique
2019- 2020 director, stage and costume design for theater performance"Hysterikon", DIE ETAGE

sep 2018 - nov 2018 costume internship at Berliner Ensemble for "Die Verdammten" director: David Bösch
march 2017 - may 2018 costume internship at Deutsches Theater "Vor Sonnenaufgang" director:  Jette Steckel  

oct 2015 - june 2015 Junges Ensemble der Neuköllner Oper, performer at theater project "Odysee d'Orleans: Jeanne D'Arc" 
oct 2014 - mai 2015 Artsavagabond Benin "Home sweet home"  theaterproject  about housing and human rights 
sep 2014 - june 2015 ACADEMY Bühnenkunstschule für Jugendliche performer for muisical  "Hunger"