top of page

Introducing People Making Make TWO
Zurich 2023

Swetlana Heger-Davies
Asrtist and educator

Make 2019 and 2023
  • Black RSS Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
photoSH_edited_edited.jpg

Swetlana Heger is a visual artist, professor in Fine Arts and director of the department Art & Media at ZHdK.

 

In her artistic work, she has an ongoing interest in the act of contextualization and dislocation. She is exploring the questions about conditions of an art production including discussion about multiple authorships and relevant possibilities of collaborations between the arts and other partners. Various international solo and group exhibitions i.e.: Musée des Beaux Arts/Nancy, Le Consortium/Dijon, Vienna Secession, Melbourne Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Centre Georges Pompidou/Paris, Arts Space/New York, Centre National de la Photographie/Paris, Moderna Museet/Stockholm, Hamburger Bahnhof/Berlin, manifesta11, Zürich, Antarctic Pavilion/57. Venice Biennale.

Her art works are represented in private and public collections and had been reviewed and published in international publications as Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, Art Now, Spike, Monopol, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Princeton University Press, Les presses du réel, Edition Flammarion, Walther König etc.

IMG_4900 2.heic

Pascal Sidler

Artist

Make 2023

  • Black RSS Icon

x

x

x

Gustav Hellberg
Artist, lecturer and founder of Make

Make 2019 and 2023

  • Black RSS Icon
  • Hellberg Photography
  • Black Vimeo Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
Gustav_edited.jpg

Gustav Hellberg is a new media artist who's artistic practice lies in the public sphere, where he looks for an interaction between people, artwork and the public space. Hellberg divides his life and work between Berlin and Seoul, where he is currently employed as assistant professor at College of Arts at Chung-Ang University, Seoul.

Ramer_Headshot_edited_edited.jpg
Jim Ramer
Artist, curator and educator

Make 2019 and 2023
  • Black RSS Icon

Jim Ramer is an artist, curator and educator. His work spans photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He currently serves as the Director of the MFA in Photography program at Parsons School of Design in New York City.  He holds an M.F.A. from Memphis College of Art.    

Marievic
Artist and lecturer

Make 2019 and 2023
  • Black RSS Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
MarieVic_edited.jpg

MARIEVIC [b. Paris, France] is a visual artist currently living and working in New York. She graduated from École Spéciale d’Architecture and received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design. 

Her work considers the fetishized cultures of consumption and gives a careful look to changing conceptions of luxury and disposability. She often employs a decidedly absurdist sense of humor and always aims to develop visual idioms that explore the contemporary cultural landscape and exist within the liminal space of interstitial paradigms. 

WhatsApp Image 2023-04-01 at 18.03_edite
Deden Hendan Durahman
Artist, curator and educator

Make 2023
  • Black RSS Icon

Durahman is an artist, photographer, designer, and lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at the Bandung Institute of Technology. With an education background in graphic art, he continued his artistic journey in digital imagery, photography, and film by pursuing a Freiekunstdiplom and Meisterschüler degree at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany.

Durahman's artistic explorations occur at the crossroads of reality and artifice, all while emphasizing aesthetics that frequently transcend logical and realist boundaries. His approach invites viewers to establish personal connections and challenges conventional interpretations. Durahman's artworks prompt us to ponder how we perceive and reconstruct the existence of various forms and scapes. His creations intricately weave illusions that amalgamate shared memories, historical artifacts, and elements of existence, which resonate with the audience, inspiring them to craft their unique imaginative realms.
 

Azizah Syafira
Researcher

Make 2023
Screen Shot 2023-10-02 at 7.11.29.png

Azizah Syafira is a multifaceted researcher with a profound interest in design history. She began her academic design journey at Institut Teknologi Bandung, where she obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees. Her latest research explores the interplay between contemporary design expression and Indonesia's local context. Through her exploration of the past, she has recognized how design and art are intertwined, so her interest in exploring the two begins.

 

Currently, she is trying to seamlessly blend her roles as an aspiring scholar and UX researcher.

Screen Shot 2023-09-29 at 7.25_edited.jp
Yang Yung Wei 楊詠崴
Artist and student

Make 2023

Wei was born in 1998, Taiwan, and is currently a student at the Graduate School of Image Science and Arts, Chung-Ang University, South Korea.

Wei has been working in films and advertisement as a script writer or assistant director. Her artistic practice mostly begins with her emotions, relationships, and memories. She explores her self-identity and meaning of life while conducting the project. In the future, she is more curios about the art field through multimedia.

Eleni Barmpa
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black Instagram Icon
Elena_Barba_Photo_edited.jpg

Elena Barba (b. 1996) is a Greek artist and writer based in Zurich. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2022 and is currently a postgraduate student at ZHdK. She has participated in various university collaboration projects (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main) and she is an experienced educator in the field of Art Teaching. Her artistic practice is multidisciplinary and delves into issues and themes related to the complexities of representation, conflict and language. She uses both analogue and digital media and focuses mostly on textual practices- often combined with sculpture & photography. Her main area of interest lays where history & politics overlap with personal, mundane moments.

Leonardo_Fajardo_Photo_edited.jpg
Leonardo Fajardo 
Artist and student

Make 2023

Leonardo Fajardo, born 1997, is a Colombian artist from Arauca, situated on the Venezuelan border, and currently based in Basel. Originally educated and trained as a journalist in Bogotá, he maintains a multidisciplinary practice that examines cultural identity and displacement throughout space and time through film, video, painting, photography, sculpture and performance, and also freelances in the production of music videos and feature films.

Yoo Ra Hong
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black RSS Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
Yoo_Ra_Hong_Photo_edited.jpg

Yoo Ra Hong is an artist, filmmaker and screenwriter based in Zürich and Seoul. After observing what an individual feels and experiences in the place where they are located with a minute perspective, Yoo Ra begins her work by expanding it to a story that is on the border between documentary and fiction. She uses cinematic grammar when working with images in the context of contemporary art. She is interested in the potential collisions and combinations that can take place between different videos and between video and another medium such as painting, sculpture, and more. Yoo Ra likes the time of performance which allows her to recreate a connection with spaces, but also the time of retransmission of these moments through her videos. She creates with the hope that her work, which started from a microscopic perspective, can be extended to a macroscopic subject.

Massimiliano_Rossetto_Photo_edited.jpg
Massimiliano Rossetto 
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black RSS Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Massimiliano Rossetto (1993) is a Swiss-Italian artist. He graduated in Fine Arts and Contemporary Photography at BLOO in Lyon (France). He is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at ZHdK - Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland). In 2020, he was awarded first prize in the 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography. His work has been exhibited at FOTO WIEN Festival, Noorderlicht International Fotofestival, m.a.x. museo (Spazio Officina), Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg, IPFO Haus der Fotografie, Imago Lisboa, photoSCHWEIZ, and Verzasca Foto Festival. In his artistic practice, he utilizes photography and sculpture to explore the interweaving of landscapes and memories, particularly in environments shaped by both human and natural forces, narrating his profound connection with nature. He lives and works between Zurich and Berlin.

Mambo Peiran Wang
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black Instagram Icon
Peiran_Wang_Photo_edited.jpg

Mambo Peiran Wang is a Zurich-based artist, BA in Translation and MA majoring in Fine Arts. I regard artistic creation as an instrument of imagination communication and my works develop mainly in the form of long-term project and present as a constant discovering and researching process with different pieces as each other's footnote. Pinpoint clues in ordinary things and everyday life are the threshold to manifest the hidden self and the invisible, triggering the potential of human imagination. I use diverse medium and materials like photography, painting, installation, writing, and performance.

Mercedez_edited.jpg
Mercedes Fernandez
Artist and student

Make 2023

Mercedes Fernandez is an image-maker based in Brooklyn, NYC. they are currently in candidacy for recieving their MFA from Parsons School of Design.

Mercedes primarily works with the body in relation to the environment they are placed in. she observes the absurdity of everyday life and the performance of being. through digital manipulation and humor, their work questions how bodies interact with their surroundings and objects. the bodies in turn become objects themselves.

Trenton Teinert
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black Instagram Icon
Trenton.jpeg

Trenton Teinert Is a visual artist from Harlingen, Texas, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores the complex relationship between individuals and the urban environment. Through his artistic practice, he investigates how people navigate and utilize the cityscape and the ways in which this built environment shapes our movements and behaviors. Specifically, his focus lies on instances of subversion and resistance against urban structures, with the aim of encouraging a more mindful and critical engagement with the world around us.

Hei Kiu
Artist and student

Make 2023
HQ_edited.jpg

Hei Kiu is an artist and food journalist from Hong Kong, currently based in Barcelona. She is studying Art and Humanities at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

Hei Kiu’s multicultural background and her fascination with food as a storytelling tool fuel her creative work. Growing up in her parents’ restaurant in Hong Kong, she gained a deep appreciation for the narrative power of food and its connection to consumerism. By challenging conventions and venturing into surrealist realms, she sparks conversations on feminism and non-linearity. Her projects, such as the deliberate sexualization of food imagery, shine a light on the hidden aspects of image-making violence, challenging viewers to confront their own perceptions. Her mission in pursuing art is clear: to use art and performance as catalysts for social transformation.

Beyond her artistic endeavors, Hei Kiu is a versatile freelance photographer, capturing diverse subjects from portraits to sports events and food."

Profile Photo_edited.jpg
Jia Ying Lee
Artist and student

Make 2023

Lee Jia Ying is an artist and graphic designer based in Singapore. She is currently pursuing a liberal-arts education at Yale-NUS College specialising in Urban Studies and Visual Arts. 
 
Her practice revolves around the social meanings and political complexities within the fabric of  everyday spaces. Drawing from her extensive background in social work within Singapore’s public housing flats, she is committed in addressing issues of urban inequality, poverty, and inclusivity. Her creative concepts are strongly grounded in urban sociology and theory, serving as catalysts for her artistic endeavours. As a multi-disciplinary artist, she works with a diverse array of mediums, incorporating readymade objects, installation, photography and drawings to bring her perspectives to life.

Screen Shot 2023-10-02 at 6.58.35.png
Syafiqa Salma Hanindyari
Artist and student

Make 2023

Syafiqa is an intermedia class student at the Visual Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung. Her works explore various mediums, from sound and video to her current medium, focusing on photography, prints, and interactive media.

  • Black RSS Icon
Nabila Yasmin
Artist and student

Make 2023
  • Black Instagram Icon
Screen Shot 2023-10-02 at 7.20_edited.jp

Nabila is an intermedia class student at the Visual Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung, focusing on animation and photography. She likes to go to abandoned places and capture them with a camera. Her latest work is photovoice in collaboration with OUCRU and researching paintings of people who are blind. She is happy to be directly involved and make a positive impact on those around her. 

bottom of page