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.
Cerise Dumont holds a Master's Degree in Art History (with a specialisation in the contemporary period) from the University of Geneva and a Master's Degree in Anthropology with a specialisation in cultural professions from the University of Neuchâtel. Alongside her studies, she worked for 8 years in the multimedia editorial department of RTS.
A keen cinema buff, she works with the University of Geneva's Cultural Activities Department to organise film cycles, and also collaborates with the Histoire & Cité festival and the Rencontres internationales de Genève to draw up the film programme for these events and moderate discussions between the audience and the speakers.
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.
Mathieu Pochon is environmental engineer (EPFL) in Lausanne, specialising in territorial development and urban ecology. His diversified background and experience have enabled him to build an approach combining «professional» skills with collective intelligence and the energy of participation. In addition to his consulting activities, he explores the relationship between humans and their territory and the living world in the framework of mediation projects or artistic collaborations.
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.
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.