Dalvazza Group


Michael Hiltbrunner


Peripheral initiatives throughout Switzerland


Three times per year

The Dalvazza Group networks current practices of and research on rural and peripheral art. We discuss the quality and possibilities of experimental and research-based practices in rural contexts and peripheral situations. The group emerged from a symposium that took place in summer 2018 at Passagenhaus in Dalvazza (Küblis). Ideally, we meet in places where the group's members are active, as well as visiting other stakeholders to involve them in our exchange.

In the group we aim to gather expertise and discuss the specific qualities of the practices we explore. As such initiatives are sometimes marginalized or isolated, we would like to develop a platform and space of discourse and negotiation; both about the potential of research in remote artistic practices and the possibility of exchange in such peripheral and rural practices. We believe that these approaches are fundamental for artistic research per se and will help to keep it diverse in the future.

The group is open for new members; anyone interested can apply.


Benoît Antille, Art researcher and curator, ECAV Sierre, HEAD Genève

Sascia Bailer, curator, M.1 art space, Hohenlockstedt (Germany)

Seraina Dür, Goldproduktionen, theatre productions, Zurich

Alex Erler, Kulturraum Grammophon, Wattens, Austria

Fernando García-Dory, Artist, Inland.org, Deia/Mallorca/Madrid

Gabriel Gee, Art historian, researcher, TETI Group, Franklin University, Lugano

Ronny Hardliz, Artist, independent researcher, SARN board, Bern

Angela Hausheer, Artist, Braunwald / Zurich

Johannes M. Hedinger, Artist, curator, researcher, ILEA (Institute for Land and Environmental art), Tenna (GR) / Zurich

Linda Herzog, photographer, artist, art mediation at Kirchner Museum Davos

Michael Hiltbrunner, Researcher, curator, IFCAR/ZHdK, SARN board, Zurich

Josiane Imhasly, Curator, Zur frohen Aussicht, Zurich / Ernen / Samedan

Asthildur Jonsdottir, artist, Geneva, Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavík

Hadas Kedar, Director and curator, Studio Bank, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Susanne Kudorfer, Art historian, head of education, Ballenberg Freilichtmuseum Hofstetten/Brienzwiler

Lisa Lee Benjamin, curator

Alex Meszmer and Reto Müller, artists, Zeitgarten/Transitory Museum, Pfyn

Hanga Séra, Architect, artist, curator, Merkurgarten, Zurich

Nienke Terpsma and Rob Hamelijnck, Artists, non-academic researchers, Fucking Good Art Magazine, Rotterdam

Curdin Tones, Artist, Amsterdam/Tschlin, Somalgors74

Jan van Oordt, Artist, La Dépendance Artist Residency, St. Imier

Marina Velez, Artist and researcher, Cambridge (UK)