Sebastian Gross

Socially committed Artist/Graphic Designer from Switzerland.
Currently based in Geneva.



EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES


2020: Loveway, Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva, CH
Nominated for the Swiss Interactive Sessions.

2020 : Loveway, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, CH
Awarded at the Bourses de la Ville de Genève BLCG.

2018 : Alpassino.network, ECAL Diploma Show, Lausanne, CH

2018 : NOVEMBRE x ECAL, Paris Photo, Paris, FR



EDUCATION


MA in Fine Arts — TRANS; Socially Engaged Art Practices.
Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva (HEAD – Genève)

BA in Visual Communication — Major in Graphic Design.
Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Lausanne (ECAL)



sebastiano.gross@gmail.com
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Loveway, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, CH

Loveway is a collaborative project. It is a cyberspace that unifies a space for interaction, sharing and communication. The installation presents the spectators with the opportunity to familiarise, inform and understand the other side of the phenomenon known as “broutage” (a term commonly used in Abidjan to define internet scamming). The documentary that is broadcast in this cyberspace presents the theme of “broutage” as a social, political, cultural and economic phenomenon that produces subjectivities. The hypothesis of “broutage” is intended as a process of reparation with the goal of rebalancing the asymmetries linked to colonialism, in a world where inequality still thrives. During this immersion, the visitor has the opportunity to interact with different protagonists of the project through weekly live sessions. This virtual exchange aims to re-establish dialogue in a benevolent setting and to allow the understanding of the other's life experience. This project highlights the individuals mainly affected by these issues by giving them the opportunity to speak. Loveway tackles different themes such as the informal economy, the libidinal economy, the colonial debt, colonization, immigration, sovereignty, the fantasy of an ideal western life.