Sandra Albukrek, founder of the Atelier des Lutins and the Festival des Lutins
Sandra Albukrek, an artist with multiple talents who has always been fascinated by the complex magic of creativity, dives into creation to allow to come, with poetry, playfulness and humor, all of the forms that may emerge: paintings, sculptures, writing, performances...
Sandra Albukrek is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts-Décoratifs of Paris (ENSAD) and is also an Expressive Art Therapist who studied at the "L’Atelier" institute in Geneva.
She was firstly a set designer, designing and building decor for theatre, cinema and dance performances, particularly for the Pina Bausch Company in 1999.
Along with her artistic creations, since 2001 Sandra has invited children from her neighborhood in Paris to discover the work of artists and to explore their own creative world. These meetings led to the idea of opening an art school for children in 2003. From Paris, the Atelier des Lutins moved to Geneva in 2011.