Initiated by EPFL College of Humanities Direction, and amplified by EPFL Pavilions, the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program reflects the CDH mission of fostering transdisciplinary encounters and collaborations between artists and EPFL’s scientific community. The program invites emerging and established Swiss and international artists and creative practitioners to realize innovative and visionary projects at the intersection of art, humanities, science, and advanced technologies.
For its first comprehensive edition, the EPFL-CDH AiR will support up to four artists in residence for three- to four-month residencies on the EPFL campus.
The program allows selected artists to develop interdisciplinary projects and carry out their research in conjunction with scientists, PhD and masters students at EPFL. It offers an opportunity to access the cutting-edge engineering, infrastructure, materials, and science developed or made available at EPFL, thus fostering intense experimentation in new forms of expression. At the end of each residency, the resulting project will be presented in a public exhibition or event held at EPFL Pavilions.
> Launch of the Call for applications 2022: End of September 2021
Nora Al-Badri is the first artist to join the program, which she did in July 2019. Her research is being conducted in association with the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+).
US-based artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson have worked with EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory, led by Auke Ijspeert, to create a unique visualization of the movement of an aquatic soft robot. The work is being presented at the newly rebranded EPFL Pavilions as part of the exhibition, “Nature of Robotics: An Expanded Field”.