The FATart team
Ursina Gabriela Roesch (she/her)
Co-founder, President, Project manager
The former function of the artist Ursina Gabriela Roesch as curator for the women power exhibition “144 Zurich artists in Zurich” in 2016 is inspiring and formative for the commitment to FATart. The exhibition showed how present, but still extraordinary, the topic of women is in art. From the opening speech by Bice Curiger, former curator of the Kunsthaus Zürich:
"(...) We owe this lush and finely ramified overview to Ursina Gabriela Roesch, who has taken care of the organization and selection of the works with great dedication over the past four months (without salary) - she deserves applause."
She directs her focus on works of art and communication-oriented projects and assignments. See www.urgart.com .
Mark Damon Harvey (er)
Co-founder, expert intersectionality
As an artist, teacher and organizational developer, he works as an expert and intersectionality at FATart. He leads workshops, which thematically range from dealing with prejudices, from integration strategies to men's work. The consideration of these topics is part of the expanded focus of FATart. He teaches the short workshop “Practical Allyship: More than anti-racism” weekly in the Zurich KOSMOS book salon as well as various day workshops, for example in the Zurich anvil ramp. The common denominator in his career and in his functions in FAT is black and afro-feminism and the search for collaborations across cultural and gender-related barriers. Connected to this are his creative activities as a musician, cult jewelry and land art designer (Edible Landscapes). See www.transculture.ch
Pauline Della Bianca (she/her)
Curatorial Director, Project Coordinator
After a bachelor's degree in art history and philosophy at the University of Freiburg
(CH), Pauline Della Bianca continued her studies with a Master in Visual Culture at
University College London. She specialized in studying European
feminist art practices. Back in Switzerland, Pauline has Della Bianca at FATart
found a work environment that fully corresponds to her political values. Besides
She actively contributes her expertise as an art historian to the curatorial management.
With heart and blood, she has made it her business to get artists the attention they deserve.
«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.
Noëlle Berger (she/her)
Noëlle Berger, Noëlle Berg (artist name) is a versatile artist who works with various media. The newcomer in art works in the background at FATart: proofreading, baking, correcting, listening, writing, suggesting, participating and discussing with unbelievable seriousness paired with humor.
Lyn Bentschik (they/them)
Lyn Bentschik works with dance, choreography, performance and mixed media collaborations. Lyn supports FATart by proofreading and correcting texts or providing feedback from the artist's perspective.
Lukas Jäger (he/his)
He is a trained printing technologist and studied visual communication at the University of Art and Design in Basel. Lukas has been responsible for the graphic implementation at FATart since the beginning and is responsible for ensuring that all printed products are presented in a uniform appearance.
Gudrun Kruse (she/her)
Gudrung met Ursina in an accounting course and that's how she joined FATart! The full-time mother of three children finds a great balance in her everyday life by working for FATart. She also finds it exciting to come into contact with art and to be able to exchange ideas with so many great people. Gudrun supports FATart with the bookkeeping of the association.
Ladina Gianom (she/her)
Ladina is a cultural and social scientist and is currently completing further training as a certified online marketing manager NDS HF. Together with Pauline she manages the FATart website.
irem güngez (she/her)
Irem is an artist and photographer. She originally comes from Istanbul and is based in Zurich. She supports FATart with photography and video documentation.
Helen Follert (she/her)
Helen is an artist, mother of one daughter, works as a janitor and is currently training in somatic movement education and therapy. She supports FATart in the area of administration.