Guest Mentors

Gilles Furtwängler      (b. 1982) After graduating from the Art School of Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland, in 2006, Gilles Furtwängler has since been developing his artwork based on text, using spoken words as the trigger of his visual production, Furtwängler works with different techniques as drawing, painting and printing to create plastic support for his texts. Trough collecting found texts Furtwängler works on retelling and rewriting what he hears and reads, using contexts, colors and substances to question ways of thinking and representing in our era. 
Member of the contemporary art center Circuit in Lausanne and artists group Makrout Unité in Switzerland, he is also the founder of the spoken words show Revenir et Dire Ça on the internet radio DUUU* based in Paris,

Madeleine AmslerAn art historian and freelance curator based in Geneva. She has acquired experience in the institutional art world (e.g. Mamco, Geneva, print room of the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne) as well as in the independent art scene (Forde and Ex-Machina in Geneva). Since 2011, she has been co-directing .perf, a nomadic performance festival in Geneva. In 2012 she founded the artist residency Embassy of Foreign Artists and co-directed it for 5 years. Furthermore, she worked as visual arts specialist for the Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia and as cultural counsellor (visual arts, video and film) for Canton Basel-City. Since 2018, she is the coordinator of the Swiss Performance Art Award and she teaches theory at the HKB, school of Arts, in Bern.

Federica Martini Is an art historian and curator. She worked as curator at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin and at Musée cantonal de Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. Since 2009 she is a teacher and coordinator of MAPS – Arts in Public Spheres at ECAV University of Applied Arts of Canton Wallis in Sierre.