EXHIBITIONS: Galleries and art spaces

Galerie Rosa Turetski.


Galleries and art spaces


The art scene in Geneva and the surrounding area is working hard to offer a programme alongside the 2022 IAC Congress that is rich in diversity and talent. A programme that allows the discovery of the Swiss ceramic scene, as well as the beautiful city of Geneva and its surroundings.

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Association Le Pont


10.09.2022 – 18.09.2022

“Pottery of the women of Sejnane”

Artist: Sabiha, Sejnane potter
Curator: Jalel Matri

This exhibition presents the artisanal work and know-how of the women of Sejnane, who use a particular ancestral technique using local clay with natural colours extracted from plants to produce objects for everyday use such as dishes, glasses and cups, or for decorative purposes such as figurines of people, dolls or animals.
The origins of this activity go back to antiquity and are found in particular among the Berber populations who used these objects in their daily life to store wheat, olive oil or dates. Today it is in the region of Sejnane, on the road to Tabarka in north-western Tunisia, that this ancestral tradition has become a symbol of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 2018.

Opening: 13.09.2022

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

Rue de Fribourg 3
CH- 1201 Geneva
A short walk from the Cornavin train station, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



AV Modern & Contemporary


13.09.2022 – 17.09.2022

“Because things are not always as they seem”

Artists: Sekyun Ju, Martin Hyde
Curator: Sofia Komarova

The base is ceramics, the surface is graphic. The initiatives are not quite the same. Sekyun Ju works with low-fi patterns representative of times past, where nature is a predominant influence. “Image is a stranger” says Sekyun Ju. We are in 2022, Sekyun Ju is reconciling nature and civilization, tradition with contemporary.  Martin Hyde adopts symbols drawn from various cultures, dismantles them and reconstructs them giving new meaning and subjectivity to re-inject into popular culture.
As these two artists progress, we see there are many ways to build bridges between utopia and reality.

Opening: 12.09.2022

On the agenda: under development.

Mon-Fri 6pm-9pm
Sat 11am-3pm

Rue Jean-Dassier 16
CH- 1201 Geneva
A short walk from the Cornavin train station, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Centre culturel du Manoir de Cologny


15.09.2022 – 02.10.2022

“Ceramic skin”

Artists: Evrim Ozkan Yazici, Irina Razumovskaya, Jean-Gabriel Cruz & the collective Àngel Paris Cuesta+KLAYIT
Curator: Karin Rivollet

Four young ceramicists of different horizons express their views on the skin dividing inner and outer worlds. Refined or raw, smooth or cracked, the ceramic material plays with the divide between real and dreamed worlds.

Opening: 14.09.2022

On the agenda: Guided tours by the artists (Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm)

Tue-Fri 4pm-7pm
Sat-Sun 2pm-6pm

Place du Manoir 4
CH- 1223 Cologny
On the left bank of Geneva, accessible by TPG bus.





12.09.2022 – 30.09.2022

“BECOMING: life cycles by Agnès Morch & Charles Pictet”

Curator: Boris Liger

The ceramist Agnès Morch is fascinated by the world of plants reproduction. She proposes sculptures of seeds that show the importance of the wonderful process of procreation. To make them visible, the artist uses a monumental scale as if to amplify their power of regeneration of the world: a political and militant act for life. The practice of ceramics by the architect Charles Pictet joins the tradition of applied arts. The pieces geometry and plasticity come from the knowledge he has acquired by playing with volume and shape through his architectural practice. The speed and flexibility of working with clay liberate him from the slower pace of architectural design.

Opening: 12.09.2022

Wed-Sat 9:30am-1pm and 2pm-7pm

Rue des Bains 61
CH-1205 Geneva
A short walk from the Plainpalais plaza, easily accessible by public transport TPG.





15.09.2022 – 28.10.2022


Artists: Niura Bellavinha, Ricardo Cotrim, Fernando de la Rocque, Geraldo Marcolini & Lyz Parayzo
Curator: Leticia Maciel

The Brasilitude exhibition presents the work of five contemporary Brazilian artists: Niura Bellavinha, Ricardo Cotrim, Fernando de la Rocque, Geraldo Marcolini and Lyz Parayzo. The artists express themselves using different media such as ceramics, painting and sound installation. The public is invited to take a journey, an immersion, in Brazil through the presented colour palettes, textures and sound. Brasilitude celebrates the bicentenary of Brazilian Independence (1822), with reference to the 1922 Modern Art Week, a landmark in Brazilian art history.

Opening: 15.09.2022

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Rue des Bains 23
CH- 1205 Geneva
A short walk from the Plainpalais plaza, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



ET – Espace Témoin de l’Association GUS


13.09.2022 – 16.09.2022, 18.09.2022, 20.09.2022-24.09.2022

“Tekenu: the archeology of cognition”

Artist: Paul March
Curator: Magdalena Gerber

With this exhibition,  Paul March uses art as a tool to explore the links between the funerary rituals of ancient Egypt and the metamorphic life-cycle of the moth. The artefacts that participated in this creative journey become museographic supports for an exhibition that illustrates that  material change is a way of thinking.

On the agenda: under development.

Thur-Sat 3:30pm-7pm

Rue des Vieux Grenadiers 10
CH- 1205 Geneva
A short walk from the Plainpalais plaza, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Galerie Joy de Rouvre


15.09.2022 – 27.10.2022

“Ceramics: Karim Forlin, Mai-Thu Perret, Guillaume Pilet and Delphine Renault”

Curator: Joy de Rouvre

The gallery’s artists, Karim Forlin, Guillaume Pilet and Delphine Renault, practice the discipline of ceramics, in addition to their other medium, and exhibit their recent work.

Opening: 15.09.2022

Thur-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 2pm-5pm
(extended hours during the Congress!)

Rue des Vieux Grenadiers 2
CH-1205 Geneva
A short walk from the Plainpalais plaza, easily accessible by public transport TPG.


Des oeuvre d’Edouard Chapallaz à la Galerie Lionel Latham / Photo: Nicolas Lieber

Galerie Latham


14.09.2022 – 08.10.2022

“Edouard Chapallaz 1921-2016”

Curator: Lionel Latham

Édouard Chapallaz (1921-2016) is one of the major personalities of Swiss ceramics in the second half of the 20th century. It has even become a contemporary “Classic”. Lionel Latham has brought together an important collection from all the periods of his creation, which he now wishes to share with different generations, those who knew him well and others who will (re)discover him on occasion of this new exhibition.

Mon-Fri 11am-6:30pm
Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Rue de la Corraterie 22
CH- 1204 Geneva
A short walk from Bel-Air, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Galerie Rosa Turetsky


13.09.2022 – 24.09.2022

“Toshio Matsui, Christian Gonzenbach, Philippe Barde”

Curator: Philippe Barde

Rosa Turetsky presents three artists who have met regularly for more than 20 years. Toshio Matsui lives and works in Kyoto, Christian Gonzenbach and Philippe Barde have their workshops in Geneva. The gallery shows their recent work, some made in pairs. Their practice has often led them to use the molding technique and the ceramic objects presented are the result of this process.

Wed-Fri 2:30pm-6pm
Sat 11am-5pm

Grand Rue 25
CH- 1204 Geneva
In the centre of the old town of Geneva, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Galerie Sonia Zannettacci


15.09.2022 – 20.11.2022

“Tours et détours”

Artist: Jan Voss
Curator: Sonia Zannettacci

The ceramics by Jan Voss presented in the gallery were made between 1991 and 2011. Simple forms stand in the gallery like mini menhirs on which, on both sides, with a few strokes of colour, Jan Voss has circumscribed faces which, although schematically drawn, are strikingly expressive.

Opening: 22.09.2022

Mon 2pm-7pm
Tue-Fri 10am-12pm, 2pm-7pm
Sat 11am-5pm

Rue des Granges 16 / Rue Henri-Fazy 4
1204 Geneva
In the centre of the old town of Geneva, easily accessible by public transport TPG.


Ceramics by Jan Voss.

Gowen Contemporary


06.09.2022 – 05.11.2022

“Melting Pot. Selected ceramic and textile works by Joana Vasconcelos and Ai Weiwei”

Curator: Laura Gowen

The exhibition presents a selection of works by Joana Vasconcelos including ceramic and textile pieces from her famed Bordalos and Boxes series, alongside two ceramic works by Ai Weiwei. By courting the ready-made, New Realism and Pop Art, both artists ironically question the contemporary society, its socio-cultural norms and collective identities. Their nonconformist visual language, often referring to the history of art and playing with the codes of luxury and design, or with the potential of elements drawn from the domestic universe, allows artisanship and industry, tradition and modernity, popular culture and erudition to coexist.

Opening: 22.09.2022

On the agenda: Guided tours of the exhibition (14.09.2022 at 2:30pm and 4:30pm)

Tue-Fri 10am-6:30pm
Sat 11am-5pm

Grand Rue 23
CH- 1204 Geneva
In the centre of the old town of Geneva, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Halle Nord


01.09.2022 – 24.09.2022

“Skin Clay”

Artist: Anja Seiler
Curator: Carole Rigaut

The artist is fascinated by the idea that through the decomposition of the parent rock, clay is formed and that on its migration path, it is loaded with the pigments of all the colours of human skin – through its millennial geological migration, it inherits the colours of humanity. “While working with clay, I realised that I always go through a nostalgic phase where I dream of preserving as long as possible that state of the clay which is compared to the ‘leather hardness’, a materiality unique to slightly moist clay, and thus immortalise this aspect of skin. I try not only to mimic the consistency of a clay skin by trying to preserve its oily and satiny surface, but also its human texture that welcomes my handprints”.

On the agenda: Guided tours (upon request)

Tue-Sat 2pm-6pm

Place de l’île 1
CH- 1204 Geneva
A short walk from Bel-Air, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Ingunn Svanes Almedal at the Palais des Nations


14.09.2022 – 24.09.2022

“We come from the other side”

Artists: Katrine Køster Holst, Máret Ánne Sara, Ahmed Umar, Lin Wang, Raisa Porsanger in collaboration with sound artists.
Curator: Ingunn Svanes Almedal

In the exhibition “We come from the other side”, works by five artists are played together in a reflection on society and forms of community. A unifying starting point in the dialogue is the medium clay and how the constituents and technical qualities of the material can act meaning to the topic in historical and contemporary context. The title signals poetic and concrete associations to the idea of human interaction. From a critical position, the artists contribute by providing a deeper understanding of issues related to ancestral land and industrial development, migration and double consciousness, natural phenomena and changing ecosystems.

Opening: 14.09.2022

On the agenda: Guided tour with artists and curator present during the exhibition opening.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Palais des Nations – the lobby of the Mezzanine Gallery
14 Avenue de la Paix
CH-1211 Geneva
In the centre of international Geneva and neighbour of the Ariana Museum, easily accessible by public transport TPG.


Kunstforum Solothurn


20.08.2022 – 24.09.2022

“Akio Takamori _Encounters_”

Curator: Hanspeter Dähler

Akio Takamori is familiar to us through his representations of the human figure, with all its uniqueness and diversity. Whether they are based on images from his Japanese childhood, are inspired by Spanish 17th century painting, by Zen Buddhism, or Greco-Roman mythology, his figures transcend the historical and cultural contexts to touch the very substance of our souls. They stride towards us on sturdy legs, are lost in deep sleep, crouch in provocative poses, or are wrapped in an erotic embrace. Whatever shape or format he gives them, they are always profoundly affecting.
(Anne-Claire Schumacher, 2016)

Thur-Fri 2pm-6:30pm
Sat 2pm-5pm

Schaalgasse 9
CH- 4500 Solothurn
In the centre of Solothurn, accessible from Geneva by SBB train.



Le Labo


09.09.2022 – 22.10.2022


Artist: Thomas Bonny
Curator: Karen Alphonso

The title of the exhibition: JÉLOUZAS is an anagram of Azuléjos. The word “azulejo” comes either from the Arabic al zulaydj, زليج, “small polished stone”, or from the Portuguese or Spanish, azul, “blue”. These tiles made of earthenware, in square format and beveled edges can be discovered in Portugal. Thomas Bonny’s work is pictorial, polymorphic and organic. It models a sensitive, analytical, critical and creative stance towards systems: those that we adopt collectively, those that are imposed, but also, those that we establish individually, psychologically. Thomas Bonny cultivates an attitude that is both ironic and humanistic towards standardized rules. Keeping a distance from established dogmas, he favors experimentation, a tool he uses to build, move or adjust.

Opening: 08.09.2022

Tue-Thur 11am-5pm
Sat 1pm-5pm

Boulevard de Saint-Georges 5
CH- 1205 Geneva
Located in the Jonction district, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Motel Campo


13.09.2022 – 16.09.2022

“Back to Earth. Night exhibition, sound performance & party: A proposal by Ursula Vogel and Fabien Clerc”

Artists: Claire Mayet, Charlotte Nordin, Alexander Joly, Johan Pardo, Fabien Clerc, Ursula Vogel, Fréderic Post, Jeremy Chevalier
Curator: Fabien Clerc

In the global context of the IAC festivities and the Melting Pot theme, Motel Campo’s position can be defined as follows: to favour and contribute to the applied discourse around contemporary ceramics in a relaxed and intimate setting. To be able to meet in spaces and times outside the institutional framework seems to them more than essential: it is a necessity. All the artists invited here wear several hats, and have a link with ceramics that can be perceived as unconventional.

On the agenda: Exhibition, performances and party.

Tue-Fri 6pm-2am

Route des Jeunes 13
CH- 1227 Carouge
Located in Carouge, easily accessible by public transport TPG.



Taste Contemporary


08.09.2022 – 14.10.2022

“Yellow: solo exhibition by Heidi Bjørgan” at the gallery

Curator: Monique Deul

15.09.2022 – 02.10.2022

“Cast Aside: discarding the domestic and the everyday” at Usine Kugler

Artists: Heidi Bjørgan, Akiko Hirai, Asa Jungelius, Fern Liberty Kallenbach, Per René Larsen, Patrick Loughran, Johannes Nagel, Martin Neubert, Fredrik Nielsen, Koen Taselaar, Zac Weinberg.
Curator: Monique Deul

Taste Contemporary is proud to present “Cast Aside: discarding the domestic and the everyday”, a group exhibition that includes the work of ceramic artists who confront and question their relationship to domesticity and function.

Thur-Fri 11am-6pm
Other days on appointment.

Taste Contemporary
Rue Abraham Constantin 6
CH- 1206 Geneva
Between Plainpalais and Rive, easily accessible by public transport TPG.

Usine Kugler
Avenue de la Jonction 19
CH- 1205 Geneva
Located in the Jonction district, easily accessible by public transport TPG.


Des oeuvres d’Heidi Bjørgan. Photo: Heidi Bjørgan


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