Bernard Vienat is an art historian and curator based in Berlin and Geneva. He studied philosophy and art history at the University of Bern and at the Freie Universität Berlin and in the master’s program for Curatorial Studies at the Städelschule and Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. His research focuses on interdisciplinary development between art, science and geopolitics. This can be seen in his recent projects and exhibitions such as Futurs incertains at the Musée de géologie de Lausanne and MAP (2019), There Will Come Soft Rains at Basis, Frankfurt am Main (2018), Vorticidad in Mexico City (2016), or the double exhibition Let’s invent a language to narrate my story at Dienstgebäude, Zürich and andata.ritorno, Geneva (2014). He founded art-werk in 2012.
Carina Erdmann is an artist, performer and author studying in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam. She holds a BA in Audiovisual Media, completed the Honors Program in Art & Research and is currently finishing her studies in Fine Arts in Berlin (UdK). Her work focuses on speculative and interactive narration for the simulation of alternative historiography and the staging of parallel perspectives. This has taken shape in video games, roleplays, immersive exhibitions, video and performance. She has worked as a video artist & photographer and as art mediator and teacher in different contexts, spanning from the Rwanda YACA in Kigali to the BOROS collection in Berlin. She is also a co-founder of the event-based publication series Plain Hearty Fare.
Christina Huber lives and works as an artist and curator in Berlin and Zurich. In her artistic and curatorial practice, she researches the body, movement and touch. After a BA in economics and studying abroad at the University of Arts Central Saint Martins in London, she graduated in 2021 as a master student of Valérie Favre in Fine arts at the UdK, Berlin. In addition to curatorial projects, she has worked as a scientific assistant at Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich and the 11th Berlin Biennale.
Treasurer of the association, Timothée Fontolliet is a biologist and doctor in cardiovascular physiology. He is very active in the associative, sporting and cultural scene in Geneva and defends citizen initiatives for access to culture and physical exercise for all.
President of the association, Mikaël Ivan Roost is a filmmaker and producer. After studying at the London Film School, he directed his first independent feature film in 1998, then trained in animation at the Vancouver Film School. Parallel to his involvement in teaching cinema in Geneva, he is director and founder of the production company Parallaxe films. Passionate about art from a very young age, he assures the smooth running of the association.
Philipp Hindahl is a writer. He is fascinated by nostalgia for lost futures, art, literature, pop culture, the Internet, and the people in it. After attending a Catholic school in the woods of rural Germany, he studied literature and art history in Frankfurt and Paris. He then moved to Berlin, where he writes for magazines and exhibition catalogues. At art-werk he co-produces the podcast Unraveled and is responsible for social-media content.
Romain Geiser studied in Geneva, Olten and Berlin. He has a master's degree in sociology, and he graduated with a CAS in nonprofit organization management from the FHNW. He developed a taste for contemporary art during his time in Geneva. Activist and disruptive to the core, he made his first steps in organizing flash mobs and public events in the world of art galleries. After spending time in Asia where he was involved in an elephant conservation project, he joined Amnesty International in 2011, organizing countless campaign projects to defend human rights, setting up an action network for 15-25-year-old and organizing numerous participatory workshops in Switzerland and abroad.