Meet the Artist Lecture Series

The Meet the Artist Lecture Series has been hosted online since March 2020. New events are currently in preparation for fall 2020 and are available upon request. To receive the latest updates, please contact julianna.bark@webster.ch.

We also invite you to watch some recordings of past presentations, available through the university’s youtube channel. Or, you might want to hear some artist interviews available through the Webster University Geneva Podcast.

Wishing you happy watching and listening!

About the Series:

The Meet the Artist Lecture Series was launched in March 2018 by the Global Citizenship Program on the Geneva campus in collaboration with the Media Communications department and the Webster Center of Creativity and Innovation (WCCI). As a learning platform, its main goals are to integrate the arts across disciplines and majors, to activate students’ potential for creative and innovative thinking through activities that are both cognitive and experiential – eg. curating, engaging with artists’ creative process and art making, and podcasting – and to develop their capacity for lifelong learning.

Meet the Artist hosts events that enable professional artists, art professionals, academics, Webster alums and current staff to speak about their work to the Webster community. Events are free and everyone is welcome!

Past events (March 2018-July 2020):

22 March 2018 – Marisa Cornejo (marisacornejo.com)
5 April 2018 – Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup (jennifer-niederhauser-schlup.com)
3 May 2018 – Paul March (paul-march.com)
21 June 2018 – Nina Rodin (ninarodin.com)
28 June 2018 – Marquis’ McGee (http://www.marquismcgee.com)
5 July 2018 – Tim Young (https://www.instagram.com/timyoungartist/)

27 September 2018 – Sema Jonsson @ 6:30 pm (https://artsema.com/) SPECIAL EVENING FOLLOWED BY EXHIBITION OPENING
4 October – Rolf Magnusson
11 October – Rodrigo Hombre Radikal Figueredo (http://www.rodrigofigueredo.com)
8 November – Kristian Skeie (http://ks-imaging.blogspot.com)
15 November – Antonio Natale (https://antonionataleartist.com) @ 6:30 pm SPECIAL EVENT FOLLOWED BY EXHIBITION OPENING
6 December – Cecile Balsem SPECIAL EVENT HELD IN FRENCH

24 January 2019 – Alan Bogana (http://www.alanbogana.com)
31 January – Lina Bessonova (www.linabessonova.com)
7 February – Laura Couto Rosado (https://www.lcr.digital)
14 February – Gilles Dusabe (www.gillesdusabe.com)
28 February – Arantxa Cedillo (https://arctype.photo/)

4 April – Ásthildur Jónsdóttir (https://astajons.com/) SPECIAL EVENT FOLLOWED BY OPENING OF “WALK THE SPACE” OUTDOOR EXHIBITION (WILL REMAIN ON VIEW UNTIL JULY 11TH)
11 April – Olivia McGilchrist (http://oliviamcgilchrist.com)
18 April – Noemi Niederhauser (http://www.noemi-niederhauser.ch)
2 May – Francesco Arese-Visconti (https://aresevisconti.com)

4 June – Julia “Jayhan” Handschin, singer & songwriter (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7181650/) – in collaboration with the WCCI and Media Communications department

17 June – James Lang, visual artist and writer (jlangart.com)

27 June – Pierre Bessuges, visual artist (https://pierrebessugescreations.com/)

4 July – Angela McFall, visual artist (https://angelamcfall.com/)

3 September – Grisha Loginov, DJ (https://soundcloud.com/946453783)

12 September – Bob Bianchi, archeologist and chief curator, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva (https://www.fg-art.org/en/staff)

8 October – Joy Corthésy, multimedia journalist (http://www.webster.ch/about/success/successcorthesy.html)

7 November – Alan Lawson, visual artist (http://www.aj-lawson.com/)

14 November – Mishkat Hafiz, visual journalist (https://mishkathafiz.com/)

19 November – Aissa Deebi, visual artist

26 November – Leticia Antunes Maciel, owner of espace L contemporary art gallery (https://www.espacel.net)

5 December – Hélène Tissières, African literature, film and contemporary art specialist, Guest Researcher at the Global Studies Institute (https://www.helenetissieres-afrique-cultures.com)

January 22: Tim Young 

February 12: Gary Bird 

February 26: Amanda Callendrier

The following events took place through video conferencing technology:

March 30: Meet academic with Katarzyna Grabska on music and revolution 

April 6: Meet photographer Greg Pepper (gregory pepper.com)

May 28: “From clay to VR”: an overview of materials used to make art in the 21st century. Studio tour from ceramicist and writer James Lang (https://atelierlang48.com), followed by a conversation on art & technology with Olivia McGilchrist (http://oliviamcgilchrist.com)

June 4: “Organising an exhibition from A to Z” conversation with curator and Webster alum Iraj Nabavi, and innovation designer and photographer Gregory Pepper  (https://www.gregorypepper.com)

June 11: “Contemporary Art in Russia: Market Trends & Emerging Artists” presentation by Anna Kuznetsova (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-kuznetsova-1858571/)

June 23: Conversation about art & environmental sustainability & workshop with Asthildur Jonsdottir (https://astajons.com/)

June 30: Meet Adelina von Fürstenberg, president of NGO Art for the World (https://www.artfortheworld.net)