Monday 27 March 2023

Monday, March 27, 6:30 pm
Auditorium, Building D, HEAD Campus
Bd James-Fazy 15

Yasmin Naderi Afschar (born in Tehran, Iran) is a curator and writer based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is mediator for Neue Auftraggeber:innen Schweiz / Nouveaux Commanditaires Suisse, an international initiative for art projects commissioned by citizens, and the co-organizer of LE FOYER – In Process, a nomadic talk platform focusing on artistic processes. Before she was the curator of Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, Switzerland from 2018 to 2021. Her recent exhibitions include «Hannah Villiger. Amaze Me» Muzeum Susch (2023, with Madeleine Schuppli), «Emma Kunz Cosmos. A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art» (Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau 2021 & Tabakalera, San Sebastián 2022), as well as solo exhibitions with, amongst others, Denise Bertschi, Cédric Eisenring and Marie Matusz. She writes regularly on art historical topics, contemporary art and visual culture. Recent edited volumes include «Emma Kunz Cosmos» (2021) and «Denise Bertschi. Strata. Mining Silence» (2020). Afschar was the winner of Asia Society Switzerland’s first Curator Residency at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong in 2021 and currently serves on the jury boards of the artists residency programs of Tabakalera, San Sebastian and Podere Trafonti, Tuscany.  

Elise Lammer (born in Lausanne, CH) is a curator engaged with exhibition making, public programming, archiving, teaching and gardening. Her work is committed in questions related to the role of space (public, domestic) in defining the construction of identity. Working across media and with a transgenerational and intersectional approach, her work aims to question and re-assess narratives that have suffered from monolithic, one-sided integration within History, while looking at such problematics from a contemporary prism.


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