Art Is Ocean

Following our program Art Is Science, in the spring of 2017 we started a new series of seminars, public lectures, and symposiums dedicated to the oceans. This series continues with an expanding interest in research, experience, and the way artists inquire into nature and the disciplines that traditionally study it. It also initiates our collaboration with TBA21–Academy, a foundation committed to creating opportunities for artists and scientists to develop a new way of thinking about the seas, as well as a space inside education and art to address crucial questions on the future of life.


The Women’s Factor

The Women’s Center for Excellency is a think tank tasked to asses, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are entangled with the field of culture today.



Art Talks is a series of open lectures taking place at the Art Institute Basel every Wednesday afternoon. We will explore many different approaches while opening the way to posing questions on, forming opinions of and entering the debates that surround art making now.


Promise No Promises: The Podcast!

A podcasts series produced jointly by
the Art Institute and Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH


Our Exhibitions

Art production and exhibition plays an important role in the activity of the lecturers, students and alumni of the Art Institute. Not only do we present special commissions from international artists and alumni at der TANK—our exhibition space on the Campus of the Arts—, we also produce numerous shows and projects involving people related to the Art Institute in other places in Switzerland and abroad. This section of our website provides an overview of current and past projects.



Seminars, public lectures and symposiums about art and science from 2016 – 2017