Prof. Giaco Schiesser

Working Schedule, Grants, Appointments
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Prof. Giaco Schiesser

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>>Working Schedule, Grants, Appointments

2019

Meetings:
One retreat week (in the Swiss Alps)  + three 3-days meetings.
Three-days Meetings:
One full day presentation and discussion with one invited artist about his/her (artistic)  PhD or artistic research practice, one full day discussion of two projects of group members together with the guest from the first day, one day discussion of good examples of PhD + of important texts about artistic research. The three guests in 2019:
– Johan Haarberg (Executive Officer Society for Artistic Research, SAR)
– Lena Séraphin (PhD from Aalto University, Helsinki)
– Jonathan Allen (PhD from Kingston University, London)
Retreat week (Kurhaus Bergün, Bergün/Switzerland):
– Two Focus Groups: Artistic Research as Institutional Critique + (Meta-Reflection) Practicing Reflection
Individual PhD presentations of all members, with respect to the groups‘ focuses

Doctorate Summer School at ZHdK:
1 to 3 days participation, individually.
Teaching:
Heading: 5-day Colloquium: Artistic Research – in Practice and in Theory (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts; spring semester 2019)
Additional activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
PhD Examinations:
Petra Köhle/Nicolas Vermot-Petit (planned)
Kai Ziegner (planned)
PhD-Grants / Post-PhD-Grants:
Julia Weber: Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Marina Belobrovja (PhD programme alumnae): Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Nicole de Brabandere (PhD programme alumnae): Early Post-doc Mobility Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
Sarah Burger /PhD programme alumnae): Pro Helvetia, Werkbeitrag
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2020.
New Appointments:

Employments:
Current Candidates:

  • Petra Koehle: Head MFA programme, University of the Arts, ECAV, Sierre/Switzerland
  • Eirini Sourgidaki: Research associate, Department of Cultural Analysis, DKV at ZHdK/Switzerland
  • Nicolas Vermot: Lecturer and member of the teaching staff, MFA programme, University of the Arts, ECAV, Sierre/Switzerland
  • Laura von Niederhäusern: Research fellow for the Head of Department Art & Media at ZHdK/Switzerland
  • Julia Weber: Research associate, Institute for Contemporary Art Research, IFCAR at ZHdK/Switzerland
  • All members of the group: Lecturers, MFA at ZHdK/Switzerland

Alumnae:

  • Marina Belobrovaja PhD: Docent, Lucerne School of Art and Design at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne/Switzerland
  • Nicole de Brabandere PHD: Post-doc researcher, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at University of Chicago/United States

2018

Meetings:
Three 3-days meetings: one full day presentation and discussion with one invited artist about his/her (artistic)  PhD or artistic research practice, one full day discussion of two projects of group members together with the guest from the first day, one day discussion of good examples of PhD + of important texts about artistic research. The three guests in 2018:
– Ana Hoffner (PhD in Practice from Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)
– Nina Sellars (PhD from Monash University,  Melbourne)
– Petra Bauer (PhD from Konstfack, Stockholm)
Doctorate Summer School at ZHdK:
1 to 3 days participation.
Teaching:
Heading: 5-day Colloquium: Artistic Research – in Practice and in Theory (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts; spring semester 2018)
Additional activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
PhD Examinations:
Marina Belobrovaja
PhD-Grants:
Marina Belobrovaja: Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Laetitia Morais: Grant from Kunstuniversität Linz / Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for completing her PhD.
Julia Weber: Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Nicole de Brabandere (PhD programme alumnae): Early Post-doc Mobility Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
Planning:
Planning for the group activitives 2017.
Prizes:
– Nicole De Brabandare, 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).
– Sasha Huber,  awarded with the Finnish „States Priz for Arts 2018“,  awarded by the governamental Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
New Appointments:
Petra Köhle, appointed Head programme Master Fine Arts, Ecole cantonal d’art du Valais (ECAV)

2017  – Leitmotif: Re:Search (as Desire) III

Meetings:
Three 3-days meetings: one full day presentation and discussion with one invited artist about his/her (artistic)  PhD or artistic research practice, one full day discussion of two projects of group members together with the guest from the first day, one day discussion about different topics. The three guests in 2017:
– Victoria Gray (PhD at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK)
– Anne Helen Mydland (Professor in Clay and Ceramics and Artistic Research Leader at Department of Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway)
–  Marjaana Kella (Professor at Aalto University, Head of MA Programme, Finland; Doctorate at Aalto University, Finland)
Teaching:
Heading: 5-day Colloquium: Artistic Research – in Practice and in Theory (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts; spring semester 2017)
Additional activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
PhD Degrees:
Nicole De Brabandere (Defence: Nov 11, 2017)
Sarah Burger (Defence: Dec 19, 2017)
PhD-Grants:
Marina Belobrovaja. Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Nicole de Brabandere: Early-Post-Doc-Mobility Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Julia Weber: Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2018
New Appointments:
Marina Belobrovaja, appointed lecturer (Dozentin) at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art / Lucerne School of Art and Design, Lucerne
Laura von Niederhäusern, appointed research fellow (künstlerisch-wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) , Head of Departement Art & Media, ZHdK

2016 – Leitmotif: Re:Search (as Desire) II

Meetings:
Three 3-days meetings: one full day presentation and discussion with one invited artist about his/her (artistic)  PhD, one full day discussion of two projects of group members together with the guest from the first day, one day discussion about different topics. The three guests were:
– Steve van den Bosch (PhD at Sint Lucas School of Art, Antwerp, Belgium)
– Elske Rosenfeld (PhD at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria)
– Christina Zimmermann (PhD at Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany)
Teaching:
Co-organizing and co-heading: 5-day Colloquium: Artistic Research – in Practice and in Theory (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts; spring semester 2016)
Additional activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
PhD-Grants:
Nicole de Brabandere. Swiss Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Marina Belobrovaja. Project Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Nicole de Brabandere: Early-Post-Doc-Mobility Grant from Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2017

2015 – Leitmotif: Re:Search (as Desire)

Meetings:
Five bi-monthly 2-days meetings
Working week:
Re:Search as desire (Porto, Portugal; Jul 25-29, 2015)
Teaching:
Co-organizing and co-heading:  5-day Colloquium Artistic Research – Practice + Theory concretely (MFA, Zurich University of the Arts; Spring semester 2015)
Collaborations:
With CCCS (critical curatorial cross-cultural cybermedia studies) / University of Arts and Design Geneva: Two days seminar Methods and techniques of (artistic) research, formats of the results, epistemology of artistic research (Geneva; Sep 26+27, 2015)
Additional activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
PhD-Grants:
Nicole de Brabandere. From Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2016

2014 – Leitmotif: Research Practices – Research Experiences

Meetings:
10 1.5-days meetings
First and second half of the year: Comprehensive presentations and discussions of the individual PhD projects
Second half of the year: Discussion with guests:
Topic: Methods in sciences, humanities and the arts with relation to their history and to
the transformation into different fields and disciplines
Guests: Prof. Dr. Bernd Roeck, University of Zurich / Dr. Jens Badura, ZHdK
Topic: Discussion of best examples of Artistic Research and Artistic PhD
Guests: Uriel Orlow, London / Prof. Hannes Rickli, ZHdK
Additional Activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2015

2013 – LeitmotifExperimenting with Contents and Formats

Meetings:
10 1.5-days meetings. Rules:

  • Each member of the group is the host of one of the meetings (length of meeting: min. of 4 hours).
  • The host is free to choose the content and format by him-/herself. Pluriversity of both is desirable and expected.
  • There is but one pre-given principle: the meeting has to be focused on / related to the overall theme of the group: artistic research / artistic Ph.D.
  • All members take notes of each meeting and fix, from their individual point of view, the three strongest points and the three weaknesses of each meeting’s content and format. They keep their notes and fixed strongest points and weaknesses to themselves.
  • The last meeting (in December) is reserved for discussing the experiences, the pros and cons of the formats and contents of each meeting. Out of that discussion, conclusions will be drawn for the leitmotif, contents and formats for 2014.

Besides, additional activities beyond the monthly meetings are possible and welcomed. The members of the group are free to join these activities whereas the participation for the monthly meetings is compulsory.

Teaching:
Input Artistic Research Zurich-Linz model and Artistic PhD example (by Nicolas Vermot and Giaco Schiesser). Given at the seminar Introduction into Artistic Research (Prof.  Christoph Schenker; Autumn Semester, Dec 17, 2013).
Collaborations:
With Aalto University Helsinki / School of Arts, Design and Architecture / Department of Media: Exchange about Themes – Experiences – Problems of Artistic PhD at Aalto University and ZHdK / Kunstuniversität Linz. Helsinki/Finland, Oct 14 – 15, 2013.
With CCCS (critical curatorial cross-cultural cybermedia studies) / University of Arts and Design Geneva: Invitation to present the  Zurich PhD Program at CCCS. Geneva, Dec 10, 2013 (presented by Nicolas Vermot and Giaco Schiesser)
Additional Activities:
Individual presenting of peer reviewed contributions on international conferences and workshops
Exhibitions and other publications
Planning: 
Planning and organizing the activities for 2014

2012 – Leitmotif: Knowing the State-of-the-Art of Artistic Research

Planning: 
Planning and organizing the activities for 2012
Meetings:
10 1.5-days meetings (monthly, with the exception of July and August). Content:

  • Close reading and discussion of  some core texts about Artistic Research
  • Drawing conclusions for the own research practice

Preparations:
Required exposés
Additional activities:
Exhibitions and other publications
Planning:
Planning and organizing the activities for 2013

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