Faculty Team 22

Daniel Späti, Head of Transcultural Collaboration
Daniel Späti originally studied design and worked for Bally, a global fashion brand, in his early career. In 2001, he was appointed as a lecturer in the Design Department at the Zurich School of Art and Design (HGKZ, since 2007 ZHdK). Soon afterwards, he became part of the leading team tasked with establishing the new BA Trends & Identity. Passionate about music and cultural events, Daniel has been organising concerts, club events and performances at various locations and festivals in Zurich since 2004. When Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) was founded in 2007, he began working across the creative disciplines and initiated the first international summer school, which welcomed students from all departments. In 2013, he further developed the summer school into the internationally unique semester programme “Transcultural Collaboration” and acquired seven partner universities to join. In 2017, he became head of ZHdK’s strategic initiative assigned with developing a sustainable approach to internationalisation called “Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich” (2013-2018). Based on their experiences and the established network, Daniel and his team proposed to further develop this initiative to become “Shared Campus,” a cooperation platform for international education formats, research networks and joint productions currently comprising 13 arts universities. Since 2018, Daniel is leading the Shared Campus Management Team. His expertise lies in the field of transcultural and cross-disciplinary educational formats, in creating playful yet challenging learning environments and in supporting participants from conceptualising to realising art and design projects. He has also contributed to various research projects and published on topics of events and city development.

Nuria Krämer, Deputy Head of Transcultural Collaboration
Nuria Kramer studied Multimedia at the Centre de la Imatge i Tecnologia Multimedia, Polytechnic University of Catalunya. In 2010 she graduated in the MA in Transdisciplinary and pursued a Certificate in Advances Studies in Research in Artisitic Universities. From 2013 to 2018 she was head of Connecting Space Hong Kong, being responsible for the art space and the on-site development in Hong Kong of the international platform for artistic collaboration Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich. This project was further developed from 2018 onwards into Shared Campus, where she is part of the Management Team and coordinator of the Critical Ecologies theme group. Since 2015 she is a lecturer in the Transcultural Collaboration programme and acts as its deputy head since 2019. Her focus in the artistic field lies on the development and implementation of collaboration concepts, curatorial activities and programming with a particular interest in finding forms for decolonializing knowledge.

Dimitri de Perrot, Director/Sound Artist/Set-Designer
Dimitri de Perrot is an internationally awarded Swiss director, sound artist, musician, and set-designer. At the core of his work is the narrative through and with sound at interfaces of theatre, music and fine arts. He staged interdisciplinary theatre and music projects with actors, dancers and musicians, composed for film and theatre. In his more recent work he creates scenic sculptures and sound-installations for theatre spaces, museums and places of the public. His works tour worldwide and have been programmed in prestigious venues such as: Le Centquatre – Paris, BAM – New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Hong Kong Arts Centre, Museum Tinguely Basel, Festival d‘Avignon, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Romaeuropa Festival – Rome, Barbican London, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Biennale Musiques en Scène – Lyon or Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste in Dresden. De Perrot holds an Executive Master in Arts Administration (EMAA University of Zurich). He was co-founder of the directing collectives MZdP (1998-2005) and Zimmermann & de Perrot (2006-2017). With their productions he performed life on stage for almost two decades. In 2017 he founded his own production company, the Studio DdP. He lives and works in Zurich. 

Andreas Siagian, Artist/Engineer
Andreas Siagian is artist/engineer working on a wide range of practice, mostly in DIY electronics and interdisciplinary art. His practice began since 2004, from creative programming, installations, pedagogies and performing in art, science, experimental sound and music events. He co-founded many collective based initiatives in interdisciplinary practices such as Lifepatch – citizen initiative in art, science and technology. In 2014, he was the co-director of Hackterialab 2014—Yogyakarta, a two week hacklab program of interdisciplinary collaboration organized by Hackteria and Lifepatch.
His solo practice brought his interest in DIY electronics and instrument making to The Instrument Builders Project in 2013 (in Yogyakarta) and 2015 (in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne). He collaborated with Wukir Suryadi to create senjatajahanam, two instruments that were performed in the opening of Jogja Biennale 2015. In 2016, he was the visual artist for Senyawa’s solo concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in 2018, he was the co-director of Biocamp Tokyo, artistic director of Indonesia Netaudio Festival, co-host of the Hacklab Nusasonic CTM, and facilitator of Arisan Tenggara. In 2020 he initiated his own studio Instrumentasia for his solo practice in instrument building and interdisciplinary practices. In 2022 he was the program director for “Resonant Bodies” an intensive sound co-creation workshop for disabilities in Tokyo.

Dr. Chi-Sui Wang, Artist & Associate Professor, Taipei National University of the Arts
With a Ph.D degree in Fine Art,  Dr. Chi-Sui Wang highlights questions of the temporality and the materiality of images in her paintings and experimental animation productions. Both of her studio works and academic writings have been exhibited and published internationally. Since 2004 she began her academic career; then between 2008 and 2013, lectured at Dublin City University in Ireland. Currently, she is an associate professor in the Animation Department, Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. At TNUA, she also works as an Executive Curator for KuanDu International Animation Festival (KDIAF). And meanwhile, she curates exhibitions as well as Animation Short Film Programme for numerous international animation/film festivals, and being Guest Curator for Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF). She has also been invited as jury member in those film competitions categories. She is also a freelance producer for several awarded animated short and some commissioned animation.

Marsha Bradfield, Course Leader MA Intercultural Practices, Central Saint Martins College, UAL
Marsha Bradfield rides the hyphen as an archivist-artist-curator-educator-researcher-writer-and, and, and. Her practice variously considers the subject of interdependence. This includes authorship, value systems, organisational structures and the economies/ecologies of collaborative cultural production. 
Marsha’s practice has featured in projects for 16 Beaver (New York), Centre A (Vancouver), Deveron Projects (Huntly), Flat Time House (London), the ICA London (London), India Art Fair (Delhi), the Knot (Berlin), Labor (Budapest), the Matadero (Madrid), the Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), South London Gallery (London), steirischer herbst (Graz), the Science Gallery (Melbourne), Tate Modern (London), Taipei Biennial 2000 (Taipei) and Wyspa (Gdansk). 
Marsha’s teaching practice spans BA, MA and PhD in the areas of art/design/performance and their curation and education. She is the course leader of MA Intercultural Practices at Central Saint Martins and teaches at Chelsea and Camberwell, two other colleges of University of the Arts London.

Ricardo Eizirik, Composer
Ricardo Eizirik (born 1985 in Brazil) is a composer with an extended artistic production ranging from written music to installation art and performance works as well as performing and producing electronic music. His work focuses on themes such as bodily perception, banality and the mechanization of society. He has also shown a keen interest in the historical depictions of these themes and often appropriates objects, sounds and movements from historical sources into his work.
He is currently based between Berlin and Zürich.

Simon Dietersdorfer, Musician/Actor
Simon Dietersdorfer earned his bachelor’s degree in performing arts at the Vienna
Conservatory. After several years as a freelance actor, Simon focused progressively on the
combination of performance and composition for stage. He entered the master’s program “Composition for Film, Theatre and Media”at the ZHdK, which he finished in 2016. Today, Simon Dietersdorfer works as composer and actor for film and theater. Besides performing and producing his own projects, transdisciplinary and cross-cultural cooperation with artists from different backgrounds, is one of Simon’s main interests. The core area of his music lies in the combination of electronic & sampled sound with acoustic instrument and human voice.
As composer, producer and performer he appears under the pseudonym Cimon Finix.

Dr Wolfgang Muench, Dean Learning, Teaching & Research, LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore
Dr Wolfgang Muench is a media artist and arts educator. He currently holds the position of Dean, Learning, Teaching & Research at LASALLE College of the Arts. He joined LASALLE in 2003 and was appointed as the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Media Arts in 2004. He works closely with colleagues across all Faculties and Divisions to enhance the design and planning of curricula, course delivery, and academic activities that integrate interdisciplinary strategies, research focus, and digital, mobile, and online technologies. His research is concerned with issues surrounding the sociocultural and societal effects of media technology and human-computer interfaces. His interactive artworks, including Bubbles (with K. Furukawa), and Small Fish (with K. Furukawa and M. Fujihata), have been shown in numerous international media art exhibitions and festivals across Europe, America and Asia. Wolfgang holds a PhD in Theatre, Film, and Media Studies from the University of Vienna. [more details]

Darren Moore, Musician & Senior Lecturer LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore
Darren Moore (DMA) is an internationally recognised musician and Senior Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He is active in South East Asia, Japan and Europe, and his activities reflect his goal of aligning teaching, professional practice and research interests. His output is forward-looking and aims to generate new ideas working on projects that involve improvisation, multidisciplinary collaboration, experimental music practice, popular music studies and Carnatic Indian rhythms.

Angela Wittwer, Artist/Author/Cultural Coordinator
Angela Wittwer (*1987 in Berne) is an artist, cultural coordinator, co-editor, author and graphic designer. 2010 BA in Cultural Theory, 2013 MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts. 2010–2011 Curatorial Assistance at Shedhalle Zurich, 2013–2016 Scientific Researcher at Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2011 editorial work published at Scheidegger & Spiess, Federal Office of Culture BAK (for Shedhalle Zurich) and Buchhandlung Walther König (for Maria Eichhorn) among others, as well as contributions to various publications. Her research-based and collaborative artistic practice is aimed at the production of critical knowledges focusing on (post-)colonial entanglements, her-stories and fluid subjectivities. In a transdisciplinary team she works toward the removal and re-contextualization of a mural with colonial elements in a primary school in Berne, Switzerland. Her latest collaborations with Rahmat Arham and Arham Rahman (ID) have been shown 2021 at Colomboscope, Sri Lanka. She is based in Zurich, Switzerland and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Arham Rahman, Curator
Arham Rahman engages with post-colonial criticism as well as Lacanian psychoanalysis discourse in his approach to cultural studies. He is interested in Indonesian art history and the political economy of art, and is involved in several art and cultural communities such as Erupsi (Academia of Psycholanalysis, Art, and Politics) and Colliq Pujie Art Movement. As an in-house curator at Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta, Rahman has been addressing, among other issues, the socio-cultural realities and relational dimensions embedded in practices of craft. He was the director of the first Makassar Biennale in 2015, and became part of the Biennale Jogja Equator 5 curatorial team in 2019. Rahman has written a number of essays, some of which were published by Study on Art Practices (SOAP). He was also the editor for “Seni Kontemporer di Indonesia: Anotasi Bibliografi IVAA 1973-2020” published by the Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA).