Magdalena Gerber

Lab.Zone, RDVs, Practical tutorship

Magdalena Gerber holds a BA in Ceramics and Objects (HEAD - Geneva, 1996) and an MA in Art/Design & Innovation (Basel University of Art and Design, 2006). Since 2013, she has been in charge of CERCCO, the Experimentation and Research Centre for Contemporary Ceramics of the HEAD. She has taught at the REAL postgraduate course in ceramics and polymers since 2007, she also gives classes on materials and methodology at the Design, Fashion and Jewellery and Interior Architecture Departments. From 2011 until 2013 she had the lead of the Research project GraphicCeram.

Her artistic research is follows a number of trajectories including the relationship between the ceramic object and the image, imagination and reality, questioning its status and role as a catalyst for stories. She also investigates the disappearance of know-how in the post-industrial context of Swiss ceramics. In addition, Gerber is continually engaged in ceramic research that gives shape to sculptures, raising the question of the emergence of random forms and their relationship with space. These investigations enable her to constantly discover new forms, materials and surfaces. She is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of this material, which allows artists to create objects and sculptures at the very limits of the possible.

She has exhibited in several national and international institutions (Musée Borély, Marseille; Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich; Musée Ariana, Geneva; Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium; Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges; The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo; Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, Musée Rath, Geneva).