Birgit Kempker (*1956), Wuppertal, Germany, lives in Basel, Switzerland.
She works with all artistic forms that employ language. Her artistic interventions take the form of prose and essays, exhibitions and – with a special passion – audio works and lyrics. She teaches at several colleges and writes texts for and about art. She has published works in numerous anthologies, particularly in the field of art. Her works include translations, reflections and Web projects, going back to her 2004 creation, Sphinx. She is a lecturer at the Institute of Art Basel, Literature Institute Biel and F+F, School of Art and Design, Zurich.