The Genders’ Factor

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



Videos of current and recent projects such as symposia, Art Taaalkssss, exhibitions, and Corona Kino. The videos are continuously updated.


Art Is Nature

Following our programs Art Is Science and Art Is Ocean, in spring 2020 we started a new series of seminars, public lectures, and symposiums dedicated to the nature. This series continues with an expanding interest in research, experience, and the way artists inquire into nature and the disciplines that traditionally study it.


Art Taaalkssss

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.


Wild Papers
Unpredictable as the Future

Online publishing series edited by Ingo Niermann and commissioned by the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW. Wild Papers constitutes a collection of concise scenarios that affect the future of art, technology, gender, and nature.


Phenomenal Ocean

A podcast series produced by the Art Institute and TBA21–Academy based on the Summer School The Current II and the Convening #2: Phenomenal Ocean in Venice.


Promise No Promises!

A podcasts series by the Institute Art Gender Nature


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.



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