Swiss painter, graphic artist, and writer. She studied at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel. In the 1970s she associated with the Swiss Stampa gallery which gathered a young international community of artists experimenting with the new media, such as video and performance. In 1983 she had her first institutional solo show in Kunsthalle Basel, and a year later she represented Switzerland at the 41st Venice Biennale. Her work can be found in collections of MoMA, New York, Tate Modern, London, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Miriam Cahn is the recipient of many awards, such as the Käthe Kollwitz award (1998), the Meret Oppenheim award (2005), and the award of the city of Basel, Basler Kunstpreis (2013).