Arnaud Besson

Ancient History

Arnaud Besson (1988, Neuchâtel) studied Ancient and Medieval History and French Literature at the Université de Neuchâtel and Freie Universität of Berlin. A doctoral candidate and assistant professor at Neuchâtel, he has written one monograph and many articles, on Ancient History, Medieval and Modern History of Neuchâtel. He has contributed to found…

Stefan Burger

Visual Arts

Stefan Burger (1977, Müllheim/Baden) studied photography at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) from 1999 to 2003. His works have been shown in various public institutions and private galleries, including Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts Zurich, Hard Hat Geneva, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Istituto Svizzero in Venice and Kunsthalle Nürnberg….

Marc Duret

Classical Archaeology

Marc Duret (1986, Geneva) took a masters in Classical Archaeology in 2011. His work concentrates on the Roman period of the city of Eretria, in Euboea, Greece. He has had the possibility of taking part in many digs in Greece, Italy, France, Albania and Switzerland. He is presently working on his doctoral thesis: “Crotone in the Roman era—archaeological…

Youri Kravtchenko

Architecture and set design

Youri Kravtchenko (1984, Geneva) took a degree at the École polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen. In 2012, in Geneva, he founded the studio of architecture and set design YKRA. He makes permanent and temporary works of architecture, from exhibitions…

Katharina Limacher

Sociology and Sciences of Religions

Katharina Limacher (1984, Wolhusen, LU) took a masters in 2009 in Sociology and Religious Studies at Universität Luzern. Since 2012 she is a doctoral candidate at the Seminar of Religious Studies, working on a thesis on the religious practices of migrant men and women in Zurich and Vienna. Her research interests are immigration, religion…

Federica Martini

Art History

Federica Martini (1976, Turin), lives and works in Lausanne and Sierre. She studied North American Literature and Contemporary Art at the University of Turin. In 2007 she completed a doctorate on the history and geopolitics of the Venice Biennale and periodic contemporary art events. She has collaborated with the curatorial departments of Castello di Rivoli…

Cyrill Miksch

Media Sciences

Cyrill Miksch (1984, Hardheim) studied Philosophy and Theater, Cinema and Media in Frankfurt. In 2012-13 he was an assistant, later with study grant, at eikones – Bildkritik in Basel. Starting in September 2014 he worked for one year as a visiting scholar in the United States, conducting research at Columbia University in New York and then, with a grant…

Christof Nüssli

Graphic Design

Christof Nüssli (1986, Zurich), after training in typography and lithography, studied from 2009 to 2013 at the Werkplaats Typografie of Arnhem. He has launched and taken part in a range of collaborative projects, including OLAF (with Andreas Heusser and Christoph Oeschger), the exhibition Armin Hofmann: Farbe at the Susanna Kulli gallery in Zurich (with…

Marta Riniker-Radich

Visual Arts

Marta Riniker-Radich (1982, Bern) took a masters at the Haute école d’art et de design of Geneva (HEAD) in 2008. She has had exhibitions at 8 Rue Saint-Bon in Paris, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, New Jerseyy in Basel. She has won many prizes, including the recent Manor Kunstpreis Aarau for 2016,…

Kilian Rüthemann

Visual Arts

Kilian Rüthemann (1979, Bütschwil, SG) studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst of Basel (now Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, FHNW) from 2002 to 2005, after training as a sculptor in St. Gallen. He has received many prizes and grants for iaab residences in Istanbul, Berlin and New York. His works have been shown in public institutions and private…

Pedro Wirz

Visual Arts

Pedro Wirz (1981, Sao Paulo) studied at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Basel and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste of Stuttgart from 2007 to 2011. He lives and works in Sao Paulo and Basel. He is interested in strategies of collaboration connected with social commitment and shared narratives; he has co-launched curatorial projects…


Modern Literature and History of Religions

Francesco Baroni (1980, Florence. Lives and works in Florence and Lausanne) studied at Università di Firenze, École Normale Supérieure of Paris (ENS-Ulm) and Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), where he took a DEA in “Medieval Studies” in 2005. In 2009 he completed a research doctorate on “Anthropology and history…


History of Art

Ivan Foletti (1980, Prague. Lives and works in Lausanne) is Maître Assistant Ambizione at the University of Lausanne, where he directs a project of the FNS on the relationships between relics, images and ethnic groups in Lombardy in the Early Middle Ages. He is also an assistant professor at the Masaryk University of Brno. His scientific interests concentrate…


Visual arts

Gina Folly (1983, Zurich) took a Master of Art in Fine Arts at the ZHDK – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, and participated in a photography internship in Zurich. Recent solo shows: “Title progressing”, Colmine, Winterthur (2014) and “Standing Split”, «Le Foyer» im La Perla, Zürich, with Martin Stoecklin (2012). She has participated in…


Science of design

Davide Fornari (1979, Mantova) received his degree in architecture in 2004 after studying in Venice and Barcelona. He earned a PhD in Design sciences from University Iuav of Venice. Since 2009 he is a tenured lecturer and researcher at the Laboratory of visual culture, SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in Lugano, where…

Céline HÄNNI


After academic studies (HEM Lausanne and Geneva), Celine Hänni (1974, Geneva) left the Conservatory for the “conversatory”, opening up a vast terrain of experimentation, creation and exchange as a powerful antidote against soft-headed thinking. She has triggered collaborations with musicians and researchers, exploring the voice, through interpretation of the…


Arts and Humanities

Anne Le Troter was born in 1985 in France. She lives and works in Geneva. She has completed, in 2012, the Fine Arts HES-SO orientation Work.Master at the HEAD in Geneva, and in 2013 she won the Swiss Arts Awards. Anne Le Troter’s artistic work includes soundtracks, performances, sculptures and videos – “and any sort of possible formation that…

Pauline MILANI

Contemporary History

Pauline Milani (1982, Le Bémont – Jura) lives in Lausanne and works in Fribourg. She has studied Contemporary History at the University of Fribourg and taken a degree in Letters in 2006. In 2011 she completed a doctoral thesis on Swiss cultural policy abroad, “Artist and Diplomat. To construct a Swiss cultural policy abroad (1938-1985)”, (ALPHIL,…

Niku Alex MUÇAI

Visual arts

Niku Alex Muçaj (1979, Fier/Albania; lives and works in Basel). Muçaj studied until 2012 at the Institut Hyperwerk of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst of Basel. His works have been shown at the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia (2012; 2014), Tirana Ekspres (2012), Kunst Raum Riehen (2012), Culturescapes (2013).

In his activities he mainly comes…

Virginie NOBS


Virginie Nobs (1984, Lausanne; lives in Geneva) took a Master’s in Classical Archaeology at the University of Geneva in 2009, with a thesis on currency in the Roman Republic. She has begun a doctoral thesis in 2010 at the University of Geneva with the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE, Paris) on stone sculpture in the Greek colonies of southern Italy….

Grégoire OGUEY

Medieval history

Grégoire Oguey (1985, Neuchâtel. Lives and works in Neuchâtel) took a degree in Literature and Human Sciences (History, Archaeology and Latin) at the University of Neuchâtel and Paris-IV-Sorbonne in 2009, with a thesis on the epigraph in the 17th century: Les ‘Monuments parlants’ de Jonas [François] Barillier. Édition critique. Presently he is…

Coralie ROUET

Visual arts

Coralie Rouet (1987, Agen – FR) took a Master’s in Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and studied audio-visual media at HEAD-Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva. She works with video and installations and has shown works in a range of contexts, in solo and group shows (, californium 248). In 2011 she received the Swiss Prize for Performance….

Benjamin VALENZA

Visual arts

Benjamin Valenza (1980, Marseille) is a founding member and co-director of 1m3, an independent artist run space in Lausanne and he is teaching sculpture at EBABX, Bordeaux, France. He runs Joseph Hannibal’s projects (FILM, STAMPA; ON HAIR) and with Stephane Barbier Bouvet he has created Kaiser Kraft, a service agency for art, design and the entertainment…


Visual arts

Hannah Weinberger (b. 1988, Filderstadt) has recently completed her master‘s degree in fine arts at Zurich University of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014), MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA (2014), FriArt – Centre d’art de Fribourg (2013); ‘Le Moi Du Toi,’ Swiss Institute, New York (2012); ‘Concerto…

Domenico Billari

Visual arts

Domenico Billari (1977, Basel. Lives and works in Basel and Rotterdam). Degree from the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (HGK) at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) of Basel in 2008.  He has received many honors, including the Kulturförderpreis in 2011, the annual prize organized by the Alexander Clavel Foundation in Riehen, Switzerland. Billari…


Visual arts

After a short period of training in data process and then computer graphics, Alan Bogana (1979, Faido, Switzerland. Lives and works in Geneva) took a degree in Visual Arts at the Haute Ecole d’art et de design (HEAD) of Geneva in 2009.  Starting with multidisciplinary practice, Bogana’s work focuses on installation, sculpture and digital art, analyzing…



Manuel Buess Gurtner (1979, Wenslingen, Switzerland. Lives and works in Cologne) studied Archaeology at the University of Berne. In 2008 he conducted research in Andalusia, which became part of his degree thesis: Urban research through geophysical prospecting in the Iberian-Roman areas of Castulo. After studying in Berne he worked on archaeological…


Art History

Toni Hildebrandt (1984, Chemnitz, Germany. Lives and works in  Basel) studied art history, musicology, philosophy and romance  literature at the Friedrich-Schiller- Universität of Jena, in  Germany, the Hochschule für Musik of Weimar, the Università  degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza and the Italian Institute for  Philosophical Studies…


Visual arts

After studying at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) of Hamburg, Tobias Kaspar (1984, Basel. Lives and works in Berlin) attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt from 2009 to 2011. He has taken part in solo and group shows in international private galleries and public spaces, including: Artists Space, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; Künstlerhaus Bethanien,…

Julia Perazzini Valerio Scamuffa


Julia Perazzini (1982, Lausanne. Lives and works in Lausanne) graduated from the Manufacture – Haute école de théâtre de Suisse romande (HETSR) of Lausanne in 2006. She has worked in the theater with many outstanding professionals. Most recently, she took part in performances in contemporary art spaces with international artists (Mathieu Copeland, Circuit,…


Sciences of antiquity

Born in Canton Valais, Cédric Roduit (1983, Leytron, Switzerland. Lives and works in Lausanne) studied Latin and French at the Department of Letters of the University of Lausanne. He completed his training with a specialization program on the history of the book and critical editions of texts. In 2010 he took an MA in Letters and Sciences of Antiquity…


Graphic Design

Julien Tavelli (1984, Lausanne. Lives and works in Berlin and Sierre, Switzerland) took a degree in graphic design at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2008. Since 2009 he has worked at the Maximage design studio with David Keshavjee, Simon Haenni and Guy Meldem. He won the Prix Fédéral de Design in 2013 and in 2009, and the prize for “Les…

Benedetta ZUCCONI


Benedetta Zucconi (1985, Parma. Lives and works in Berne) took a degree in Viola in 2007 at the Piacenza Conservatory. In 2011 she took a degree in musicology at the University of Pavia, with a thesis on the contemporary composer Bruno Maderna. With a particular interest in the musical issues of the 20th century and contemporary opera, in 2011 she was assigned…