Rike Scheffler works in areas between language, performance, installation and music. She understands poems and sound sculptures as reality-creating, walk-in and experienceable interventions in space.
Scheffler studied psychology in Berlin and literary writing in Leipzig.
She has received grants and fellowships for her work from the Akademie der Künste, the Goethe Institut, the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben, the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, and in 2016 the Orphil Debut Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection der rest ist resonanz (kookbooks 2014), among others.
In recent years, she has frequently and willingly collaborated with Ólafur Elíasson's Institute for Spatial Experiments and composer and clarinetist Claudio Puntin, presenting her work in Ethiopia, Denmark, Germany, England, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and the United States, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Neue Nationalgalerie, and the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin.