Prof. Giaco Schiesser

Zurich PhD Group – News, Facts & Figures
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Prof. Giaco Schiesser

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  • Prof. Giaco Schiesser  has been elected by the Executive Board of SAR to be the chair of the SAR Election Committee  2020 (members: Emma Cocker, Nottingham Trent University/UK; Paula Crabtree, Uniarts Stockholm/SWE, Giaco Schiesser, ZHdK/CH). (Nov 12, 2019)
  • The PhD projects of Melanie Mohren/Berhard Herbordt, of Laura von Niederhäusern and of Kai Ziegner have been pre-selected for participating in the Bucharest Biennial 2020,  curated by Prof. Henk Slager (Utrecht/NL). (October 31, 2019)
  • The PhD programme and group  was invited as one of ten  innovotive artistic research based PhD programmes im Europe by curator Prof. Henk Slager (Utrecht/NL) to participate in next year’s Bucharest Biennial. The focus will be on: a performative conferenc (exploring new formats of  presentations of PhDs in progress) and insitututional collaboration  (a lab week, organized around cells). (October 16, 2019)
  • Prof. Giaco Schiesser is nominated on the shortlist for the Awards Top 100 Leaders in Education. The Awards are awarded by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL). Award Ceremony: Dubai, December 16-18, 2019. (August 20, 2019)
  • The PhD artefact of Marina Belobravja (alumna) Das ungute Gefühl, auf der richtigen Seite zu stehen. Engagierte Kunst aus der Schweiz will be published in November 2019 by Diaphanes publishing house, Berlin/Zurich. (April 15, 2019)
  • Nicole De Brabandare (alumna) was awarded with the „Award of Excellence 2018 – Staatspreis für beste Dissertationen“ des Österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und  Forschung for her PhD The Matter of Habit. Experimenting with the Affects of Emergent Media, Material and Movement Practices (PhD completed 2017).  (Dec 5, 2018)
  • Sasha Huber was awarded with the Finnish „States Priz for Arts 2018“,  awarded by the governamental Arts Promotion Centre Finland. (Nov 28, 2018)

About the programme / Zum Programm  >> About the programme

PhD Graduates / PhD AbsolventInnen  >> Completed PhD

Ongoing PhD Projects / Laufende PhD Projekte  >> Persons and Themes, Supervisors
Ongoing PhD Projects / Laufende PhD Projekte  >> Abstracts

Working Schedule / Arbeitsprogramm  >> Working Schedule

PhD candidates of the programme + Members of the PhD Group „Techniques and Methods of Artistic Research“  /
PhD-KandidatInnen des Programms +
Mitglieder der PhD Gruppe „Verfahrensweisen und Methoden künstlerischer Forschung“
(Erstbetreuer / 1st supervisor: Prof. Giaco Schiesser)

  • Kamran Behrouz
    (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich)
  • Manon Fantini
    (MA in Architecture, Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, Lausanne/Switzerland)
  • Viviana Andrea González Méndez
    (MA in Aesthetics and Theory of Art, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina + MA  in Fine and Visual Arts, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá/Colombia)
  • Sasha Huber
    (MFA, Aalto University, Helsinki/Finland)
  • Xenia Kalpaktsoglou
    (MA Independent Film and Video Art, London Institute, LCP, London/UK + MA Film and The Moving Image, Thames Valley, TVU, London/UK)
  • Petra Köhle / Nicolas Vermot
    (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich/Switzerland)
  • Melanie Mohren / Bernhard Herbordt
    (MA Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Universität Giessen, Giessen/Germany)
  • Laetitia Morais
    (Diploma, University of Fine Arts, Porto/Portugal)
  • Laura von Niederhäusern
    (Diploma in Visual Arts + MA of Arts, University of Art and Design, HEAD, Geneva/Switzerland)
  • Yuki Shiraishi
    (Master Degree, École nationale supérieure des beaux-art, ENSBA, Paris/France)
  • Eirini Sourgiadaki
    (MA Transdisziplinarity, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich/Switzerland)
  • Julia Weber
    (MFA,  Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich/Switzerland)
  • Kai Ziegner
    (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich/Switzerland)

PhD proposals in preparation / PhD-Exposés in Vorbereitung
(Erstbetreuer / 1st supervisor: Prof. Giaco Schiesser)

  • Keine / None.

PhD candidates at other unviersities / PhD-KandatInnen an anderen Hochschulen
(Zweitbetreuer / 2nd supervisor: Prof. Giaco Schiesser)

  • Louise Walleneit (PhD Freie Kunst, Bauhaus Universität, Weimar/Deutschland)
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