Act Basel

Performance Festival of the Swiss Universities in Basel

22 April 2023

Boat MS Evolutie

Friday Beyeler

The Nights of the Smiling Moons

Music, poetry, and dance
Curated by Chus Martínez

17 March / 14 April / 12 May 2023

As part of Friday Beyeler
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel



Curated by Elise Lammer 
On Thursdays during the semester at 5 pm

Art Taaalkssss is an on-site and online series of Public discursive events. It adopts many formats, from lecture, to keynote, to panels discussions, and performances.


Genders of the Forests

Master Symposium
24 – 25 May 2023
On-site and online

With contributions by Jumana Emil Abboud, Chiara Camoni, Gauri Gill, Pujita Guha, Monica Ursina Jäger, Pauline Julier, Gayatri Kodikal, Franziska Lauber, Alexandra Navratil, Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Claire Pentecost, Lucia Pietroiusti & Filipa Ramos, Mathilde Rosier, Ana Vaz, and Yvonne Volkart & Felipe Castelblanco

Moderated by Chus Martínez und Quinn Latimer

The Commissions

Annette Barcelo
Live Your Transformation

Curated by Chus Martínez

Exhibition 10 – 18 June 2023
Special opening Tuesday 13 June 2023, 6 pm



Video documentation of the Master Symposium Songs to Sound Worlds, Stories to Rewrite Them: On Gender, Storytelling, and Myth, held in November 2022. With contributions by Jumana Emil Abboud, Bani Abidi, Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas, Christian Campbell, Astrit Ismaili, Saodat Ismailova, Acaye Kerunen, Tessa Mars, Marie Hélène Pereira, Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Hit Man Gurung, Kara Springer and Françoise Vergès.


Our Exhibitions

Art production and exhibition plays an important role in the activity of the lecturers, students and alumni of the Institute Art Gender Nature. 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 Institute Art Gender Nature in other places in Switzerland and abroad. This section of our website provides an overview of current and past projects.


Chus Martínez
LIKE THIS. Natural Intelligence As Seen by Art


Peace or never

«Next Generation»
Graduation Exhibition Bachelor and Master Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW

Curated by Fernanda Brenner and Chus Martínez

Exhibition 21 – 28 August 2022

Kunsthaus Baselland

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Corona Kino

An online film platform

Corona Kino has been specially created to host two clusters of films: Managing Life and Ocean Nature. The contributions of Managing Life are about life and were filmed and produced primarily by students as well as alumnae and alumni of the Institute Art Gender Nature. Ocean Nature is a series of new commissions about the ocean produced by TBA21–Academy.