Kotoaki Asano Artist Kotoaki Asano number

Born 1972 in Tokyo, lives and works in Tokyo.

Kotoaki Asano is an architect, artist, designer and poet. The spaces he designs are characterized by poetic sensitivity and  are intended to reveal new visions of the world.

Lisa Collomb Artist Lisa Collomb number

Born 1984 in Northern Ireland, lives and works in Chur.

The artist and architect Lisa Collomb likes to experiment with the combination of digital technology and analogue practices. She is interested in documenting and visualizing the natural and built environment. Collomb often influences and interferes with the data she collects to create works with a socio-ecological system designed to evoke an emotional response.

Athene Galiciadis Artist Athene Galiciadis number

Born 1978 in Altstätten, lives and works in Zurich.

Athene Galiciadis is interested in the makeshift shelters created by people, which give rise to structure and express security, order and hierarchy. Galiciadis studied fine arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich (ZHdK) and at the École cantonale d’art in Lausanne (ECAL).

Georg Gatsas Artist Georg Gatsas number

Born 1978 in Grabs, lives and works in various European cities.

For his photographs—mostly portraits of key figures in contemporary club culture—Georg Gatsas goes right to the center of events. He focuses on socio-cultural processes and meets social visions of freedom, diversity, solidarity and indi­vidual lifestyles. His view through the lens serves him as an instrument of communication and, not least, research.

Marcel Herbst Artist Marcel Herbst number

Born 1938 in Zurich, lives and works in Zurich.

Marcel Herbst has been taking photographs practically all his life. His photographs, taken with analogue cameras, document both local and remote parts of the world that the social scientist has travelled to in the course of his various activities. Landscapes, «ver­nacular architecture» and Jewish culture are areas of particular interest to him.

Piero Maspoli Artist Piero Maspoli number

Born 1949 in Zurich, lives and works in Schlieren and Waldviertel

The sculptor Piero Maspoli likes to juxtapose his works with architecture, placing them in a dialogue with the existing environment in order to create a new field of tension. Because of the tension of opposites and because everything, the primeval and the new, only floats on liquid magma during borrowed time. Or in Maspoli’s words: stone time, time space, space being.

Juliana Rios Martinez Artist Juliana Rios Martinez number

Born 1988 in Armenia (Quindío, Colombia), lives in Bogotá.

The Colombian artist studied Fine Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and recently completed a postgraduate degree in Animation at the National University of Colombia. With her paintings, she aims to establish relationships between time, cultural identity, life in the countryside and her position as a female Latin American painter.

Lea Schaffner Artist Lea Schaffner number

Born 1989 in Brugg, lives and works in Zurich

Lea Schaffner studied Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich (ZHdK). In her artistic work, she has long been concerned with new forms and possibilities of remembering, re-­remembering and fabricating—from the past to the future. With so-called «idiosyncratic archives», she searches for archive forms that go ­beyond a specific building or space and expand the concept.

Ines Marita Schärer Artist Ines Marita Schärer number

Born 1987 in Chur, lives and works in Brussels.

Ines Marita Schärer has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Hochschule der ­Künste in Bern (HKB) and a Master’s degree in Art Practice from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). She works in the fields of poetry, performance, installation, sound art and experimental music. Her projects are often created in exchange or in collaboration with other artists.

Jonathan Steiger Artist Jonathan Steiger number

Born 1997 in St. Gallen, lives and works in Amsterdam.

Jonathan Steiger studied fine arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich (ZHdK) and spatial practice at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. With a wide-ranging approach that also includes video, sculpture and writing, he works on the themes of landscape, ­aesthetics and architecture.