Magdalena Gerber, Swiss, born in 1966, works in Geneva as a pluridisciplinary artist, has a Master of Arts in Art/Design and Innovation (Basel University of Art and Design, 2006) and lectures at Geneva University of Art and Design. She has taught on the REAL postgraduate course in ceramics and polymers since 2007. She also gives classes on materials and methodology in the Design, Fashion and Jewellery and Interior Architecture sections.
Her artistic research is based on two main themes :
- The relation between the ceramic object and the image, imagination and reality. She examines her status and her role as a catalyst for the exchange of stories during encounters.
- Experimental research giving rise to porcelain sculptures, questioning the emergence of random forms and their relation to space. Ceramics gives her the opportunity to invent new forms and textures continually. She is passionate about the infinite possibilities of this material which enables her to create objects and sculptures at the limits of the possible, often associating it with other materials, such as textiles, fur or latex.
She has created a work from images of children on a ceramic support for a school playground for the City of Geneva (2006-07) and has exhibited in several international institutions (Museum of Design, Zurich, Ariana Museum, Geneva, Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium, Berbardaud Foundation, Limoges and the Rath Museum, Geneva).
Photography Baptiste Coulon