Meet the Artist Lecture Series

All Meet the Artist Lecture Series events have been hosted online since March 2020. Our forthcoming line-up of speakers for January and February 2021 is below: 

To attend a talk, please contact julianna.bark@webster.ch and request a zoom meeting link.

We 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-December 2020):

22 March 2018 – Marisa Cornejo (marisacornejo.com). A link to an interview with Marisa is here.
5 April 2018 – Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup (jennifer-niederhauser-schlup.com). A link to an interview with Jennifer is here.
3 May 2018 – Paul March (paul-march.com). A link to an interview with Paul is here.
21 June 2018 – Nina Rodin (ninarodin.com). A link to Nina’s talk is here. A link to an interview with Nina is here.
28 June 2018 – Marquis’ McGee (http://www.marquismcgee.com). A link to his talk is here. A link to an interview with Marquis’ that was conducted by the students enrolled in ARHS 2200: Current Art (summer 2018) is here, and a link to an interview with Marquis’ (conducted together with Tim Young) is here.
5 July 2018 – Tim Young (https://www.instagram.com/timyoungartist/). A link to an interview with Tim is here.

27 September 2018 – Sema Jonsson @ 6:30 pm (https://artsema.com/) SPECIAL EVENING FOLLOWED BY EXHIBITION OPENING. A link to an interview with Sema is here.
4 October – Rolf Magnusson. A link to his talk is here. A link to an interview with Rolf is here.
11 October – Rodrigo Hombre Radikal Figueredo (http://www.rodrigofigueredo.com). A link to Rodrigo’s talk is here. A link to an interview with Rodrigo is here.
8 November – Kristian Skeie (http://ks-imaging.blogspot.com) A link to Kristian’s talk is here. A link to an interview with Kristian is here.
15 November – Antonio Natale (https://antonionataleartist.com) @ 6:30 pm A link to Antonio’s talk is here. A link to an interview with Antonio and his agent Christine Ruiz-Kerendi is here.
6 December – Cécile Balsem SPECIAL EVENT HELD IN FRENCH. A link to an interview with Cécile is here.

24 January 2019 – Alan Bogana (http://www.alanbogana.com). A link to an interview with Alan is here
31 January – Lina Bessonova (www.linabessonova.com). A link to Lina’s talk is here and a link to an interview with her (conducted together with Francesco Arese Visconti) is here
7 February – Laura Couto Rosado (https://www.lcr.digital) A link to an interview with Laura is here.
14 February – Gilles Dusabe (www.gillesdusabe.com) A link to an interview with Gilles is here.
28 February – Arantxa Cedillo (https://arctype.photo/) A link to an interview with Arantxa is here.

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) A link to an interview with Ásthildur is here.
11 April – Olivia McGilchrist (http://oliviamcgilchrist.com)
18 April – Noemi Niederhauser (http://www.noemi-niederhauser.ch). A link to an interview with Noemi is here.
2 May – Francesco Arese-Visconti (https://aresevisconti.com). A link to a conversation with Francesco is here.

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). A link to an interview with James is here.

27 June – Pierre Bessuges, visual artist (https://pierrebessugescreations.com/). A link to a conversation with the artist, hosted by students enrolled in ARHS 2200: Current Art (summer 2019), is here.

4 July – Angela McFall, visual artist (https://angelamcfall.com/). A link to a conversation with the artist, hosted by students enrolled in ARHS 2200: Current Art (summer 2019), is here.

3 September – Grisha Loginov, DJ

12 September – Bob Bianchi, archeologist and chief curator, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva

8 October – Joy Corthésy, multimedia journalist. A link to Joy’s talk is here.

7 November – Alan Lawson, visual artist. A link to an interview with Alan is here.

14 November – Mishkat Hafiz, visual journalist

19 November – Aissa Deebi, visual artist

26 November – Leticia Antunes Maciel, owner of espace L contemporary art gallery

5 December – Hélène Tissières, African literature, film and contemporary art specialist, Guest Researcher at the Global Studies Institute

January 22: Tim Young 

February 12: Gary Bird 

February 26: Amanda Callendrier

March 30: A link to a talk about music and revolution by academic Katarzyna Grabska is here. 

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/)
 
Fall 2020:

October 1: Q&A hosted by the students from GLBC 1200: Global Cornerstone Seminar with Rwandan-Swiss documentary filmmaker Shyaka Kagame about his 2017 film Bounty. More details about the film can be found here and here. A link to the Q&A is available here.

November 12: Presentation by novelist and essayist Joshua Craze about the research he is currently undertaking in the UNHCR archive and his thoughts about the respective roles of the historian and the novelist. His talk, which can be found here, was sponsored by the Swiss cultural association Embassy of Foreign Artists.

November 16: Conversation with artist and activist Alexandra Rodriguez (aka. culturalex), who explained how she uses food and nature in her work to the students enrolled in KEYS 4015: Food for Thought, a course which focuses on how and where food is produced, as well as issues of food scarcity, distribution, and pricing. It addresses local, national and international influences as well as the ethical issues surrounding these topics. A link to this conversation is available here.