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Ursina Gabriela Roesch (she/her)

Director - Founder, Project manager, Artist /zh/ch

 

Despite resistance and hostility of the art world, Ursina Gabriela Roesch aka urgart was aware of the subversive and socio-political role of art. urgart creates multimedia conceptual art that creates and advances discourse. Already in early years her/his environment was influenced by world art. Ursina Gabriela Roesch finally decided to contribute to the art world as a woman as well as a man (dragking) - the persistent gender discrimination in the trade is a crucial reason for his/her commitment to FATart.
Ursina Gabriela Roesch's role as curator for the Women Power exhibition "144 Zurich Women Artists in Zurich" in 2016 was also inspiring and formative. The exhibition showed how present, yet still exceptional, the topic of women in art is. From the opening speech of Bice Curiger, former curator of the Kunsthaus Zürich:
"(...) We owe this lush and finely ramified overview to Ursina Gabriela Roesch, who has worked with great dedication over the past four months (without salary) to organize and select the works - she deserves applause."
Ursina Gabriela Roesch directs his/her focus on artworks and communication-oriented projects and commissions. See www.urgart.com.

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Martina Venanzoni (she/her)

Curatorial director, Project Coordinator /bs/ch

currently on motherhood holiday

Her passion for contemporary art is based on the multiple ways in which art contributes to the cultural memory of history. As a curator and holding a PhD in art history, she is interested in how the canon of art history is formed, who receives visibility, and how quality is defined in terms of gender and culture. She advocates for an inclusive and solidarity-based feminism that creates awareness of structural problems and presents solutions. In her role at FATart, she is excited by the opportunity to make a tangible contribution to greater diversity in the arts.

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Eleonora Stassi (she) 
Curator FATrdv 2024 /sh/ch

currently on motherhood holiday

 

Eleonora Stassi (*1989) is a freelance curator and Montessori teacher based in Zurich. Her work and research focuses on identity issues, feminism, digital nomadism, post-migration and art as a means of resistance and "visualisation". She developed her MAS project under the title "Curating (Post) Migration". In her practice, she has worked for intercultural organisations and festivals in Zurich, such as ExpoTranskultur and About Us! She is the initiator of the OTO SOUND MUSEUM, the collective ZAIRA ORAM, the MigrationsMuseum Zürich and the project Das feministische Kapital mit Collettiva Kuratorinnen (www.collettiva.ch). She is co-editor of the OnCurating issue "Work, Migration, Memes, Personal Geopolitics", publishes and presents together with a panel as a parallel event of Manifesta 11 (http://www.m11parallelevents.ch/). With her pedagogical profile, she supports Vebikus - Kunsthalle Schaffhausen in organising educational events and workshops for different target groups

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Daniela Hediger (human)

Interim Curator /zrh/ch

 

According to curator Daniela Hediger, art is perfectly suited as an emotional stimulus. Daniela Hediger is interested in how equality in monetary value and recognition are linked in our society. Or what art and culture have to do with care and thus with the precarious financial situation of cultural workers.

 

With her exhibitions, Daniela Hediger wants to question the prevailing social norms, inspire and show other perspectives. So that the roles and hierarchies created by us humans and the associated political and economic systems can increasingly change or even dissolve and a new version of togetherness can take its place. 

 

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Viviana Gonzalez (she) Meeting point for women artists* with a migration background /ch/at

Viviana is a Colombian visual artist. Her artistic and investigative work focuses on themes such as the relationships we build with places, cartography and migration, from a postcolonial perspective, and mainly through media such as drawing and installation. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Fine Arts and Cultural and Media Theories at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in cooperation with the Linz University of the Arts. For FATart she is the initiator of the meeting place for female artists with a migration background.

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Mona Rosa (she)
Project employee /zh/ch

 

Mona Rosa is an artist and audio book producer. She empowers menstruating people to utilise their cycle resources and thus actively shape social spaces.

FAT supports her selectively in various functions.

www.monarosa.art

www.zyklusheldin.ch

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Gesa Röllinger (she/her)

Website /bs/ch
 

Gesa studies art history at the University of Basel. She has read too many articles in professional journals, visited too many exhibitions in which women artists are reduced to wife, mother, muse, model, assistant or acquaintance of the male counterpart. She is tired of the Western male narrative in art historiography. Whenever Gesa is not submitting "too monographic and too feminist" academic papers to her lecturers, she takes care of FATart's online presence.

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Nusa Núñez de La Torre (her) Digital /zh/ch
 

With roots in Switzerland, Spain and Peru, Nusa Núñez de La Torre carries the world within her. Her home is where her art is. Literally, because Nusa turns her most private spaces into walk-in luminous installations. She works with sound, light and video technology.
 

When Nusa is not travelling in analogue, she is in the digital ether. Working online offers Nusa further opportunities to advocate for the visibility of women artists.

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irem güngez (she/her)

Photo & Video /zh/tr

Irem is an artist and photographer. She originally comes from Istanbul and is based in Zurich. She supports FATart with photography and video documentation.

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Lukas Jäger (he)
Graphic designer /bs/ch

He is a trained printing technologist and studied visual communication at the University of Design and Art in Basel. Lukas has been responsible for the graphic implementation at FATart since the beginning and is responsible for ensuring that all printed products have a uniform appearance.

«she/her», «he/his» or «they/them»

Why do people write their pronoun after their name? Learn more about pronouns at FATart in our blog article.

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Noëlle Berger (she/her)

Actuary and Treasurer /zh/ch

 

Noëlle Berg (artist's name) is a woman and an artist and does not want to endure, but to act. To expose social conditioning and reference culture with bold poses drive her. The resulting work seeks to enrapture and disrupt, and in hindsight, seduce us to think of things differently and open our eyes to the beautiful and the possible. The engagement for FAT offers Noëlle Berg another opportunity to stand up for these values and concerns. www.noelle-berg.kleio.com 

 

Indrani Das Schmid, (elle)M.A.

Journaliste culturel _Président par intérim /sh/ch

Well, first and foremost, I fully support the idea of FAT ART. Women need to be more visible, more heard. In a constructive and positive way. Their point of view may be different, their approach not commonplace and their biographical career more like a rollercoaster than a straightforward CV. So what? None of this says anything about the "value" and "content" - if we want to use economic terms here - of her art. On the contrary. It opens up new portals, new perspectives and new encounters. From which everyone - no matter who - can benefit.

I am convinced of that. Just as I am convinced that it is above all the energy of a team that has an igniting effect

Lisa Spaar (she)
Entrepreneur /bs/ch

"I like people, find injustice unbearable and want to learn more about art. Being a board woman is a great way to combine all that."

Lisa grew up in the countryside and has been at home on, by and in the water ever since. She has been working for a consulting firm for more than ten years and deals daily with redirecting rusty structures into flowing processes.

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Maya Renfer

Support club /bs/uk

 
Maja studies Culture, Criticism & Curation in London.

She was interested in art from an early age, but was always disappointed when the number of artists and FLINTAs in art exhibitions could be counted on one hand. In summer 2021, she joined FATart to support socially engaged curatorial work, which represents an essential step towards an inclusive art world.

Are you interested in FATart and its commitment?

Then become part of FATart! We are always on the lookout for people who can support us.

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