Hugo Hemmi

Artist, Resident

Hugo Hemmi is a Swiss-French artist from Geneva, his main interest is “relationship” as a form to make art. He develops socially engaged art exhibitions and performances. His recent projects include community art exhibitions in collaboration with the Swiss museum of ceramics (Ariana Museum, Geneva), and MAMCO (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva). Those participatory exhibitions invited communities to co-created experimental shows. Besides his social art projects he also creates participatory performances creating space of thinking that were activated in galleries such as Kunstmuseum (Luzern), Stanley Pecker Gallery (London) and Dampfzentrale (Bern). His work is influenced by the transpedagocialconcept of the artist and theorist Pablo Helguera and the concept of social role valorisation by the psychoanalyst Wolf Wolfensberger.

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BAR Resident Project: Phenomena of Absence, David Ortiz Juan, Elida Høeg, Rosanna del Solar & Hugo Hemmi