• Mathilde Rosier, Blind Swim 14, 2017

    Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

The Women’s Factor

A think tank research project

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.

The project is a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH, an institution founded by Grażyna Kulczyk that will open the doors of Instituto Susch at Muzeum Susch in Engadine in late 2018. Entangled by a common interest in reviewing the role education in the arts plays to define the language and position of women, the research aims to situate crucial historical and current questions, to produce a form of teaching and debate around the subject, and to publish and explore how this work can be displayed, shared, and generously developed in forms of future, equal coexistence.


Master symposium

10 – 11 October 2018, public symposium
12 October 2018, for Master students only
Aula D 1.04

Symposium with guests Stefanie Hessler, Natascha Sadr, Hannah WeinbergerAlexandra Navratil, Julieta Aranda, Elise Lammer, Emily Ding, Laura Miriam Leonardi, Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf, Camille Aleña, Axelle Stiefel, Katharina Brandl, Lhaga Koondhor, Raffaela Naldi Rossano und Mareike DittmerModerated by Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer.

A two-day meeting among artists and practitioners to pose questions on the position of women in the arts, moderated by Quinn Latimer and Chus Martinez, this symposium inaugurates a long-term research collaboration with Instituto Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH and the Art Institute in Basel.

The symposium is part of the Women’s Center for Excellency at Instituto Susch, a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH.

But Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise

by Chus Martínez

e-flux Journal #92, June 2018

I am under the impression that when a woman reaches a certain position, all the privileges that this position has implied historically are already gone. It is very often the case that a woman’s arrival at a high level of influence within an organization is also an indicator of an internal crisis that is going to affect the whole organization. It is often said that there is an increase of women directors at mid-sized institutions (like Kunstvereine in Germany, Kunsthalles, and other non-for-profit structures) and yet this abundance is accompanied by talk of an institutional crisis, and a negative development of the budget and the staff, together with a demand of the newly appointed women directors to compensate for the lack of third-party funding for the institutions. […]

Read full article on: e-flux.com/journal/92/204117/but-still-like-air-i-ll-rise

Is Technology Sexist?


On Media, Post-humanity and the Role of Gender in
the development of a new Media Practice

October 11–13, 2017 
Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel

Guests: Alan Bogana, Raffael Dörig, Paul Feigelfeld, Hannes Grassegger, Mavie Hörbiger, Matylda Krzykowski, Shusha Niederberger, Filipa Ramos, Emily Segal, Who writes his_tory? Hosted by: Chus Martínez and Paul Feigenfeld

The symposium includes two public sessions (days one and two) as well as an internal workshop for Master’s students only (day three).