Visiting Artist

Artist-in-Labs Residency

The artists-in-labs program International Residency Exchange projects aim to build up international networks in Art and Science with the goal to establish sustainable and long-term collaborations between scientific and cultural institutions worldwide.

These international art-science residencies in science laboratories provide artists with the opportunity to engage with scientists for several months on a global scale. The (cultural) setting and framing as well as the historical traditions are responsible for results in the sciences and in the arts. Therefore the possibility of a transcultural and transdisciplinary dialog and by juxtaposing concepts and procedures of different countries and knowledge cultures, offers a significant room to reflect on ideas and ideologies of the other, the foreign or the unfamiliar, and to explore a range of scientific topics, methods and technologies as well as the site of the laboratory, in renown science laboratories worldwide.

The artists-in-labs KAUST-Swiss Residency Exchange 2016 is a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Eawag in Zurich and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Zurich and Pro Helvetia, Cairo Office.

Sandra Kühne

Sandra is an artist living and working in Zurich, Switzerland. She is inspired by novels, sentences and charts which describe relations and interdependence between body, space and interruption of action. In her drawings, cut outs and installations, which are mainly made from paper, Sandra leads two-dimensionality into three-dimensionality; she describes her artistic practice as a way of doing cartography. Focusing on the Red Sea coral reefs during her artists-in-lab residency at the Integrated Ocean Processes Research Group at the Red Sea Research Center, she will look for ways to show themes of interaction, balance and symbiosis through her art.

More information on Sandra and the Artists-in-Labs program may be found on the following web sites:

Photo by Benedikt Ziegler