As part of the process of reconstructing society in the wake of wars and violent conflicts, artasfoundation initiates art projects and accompanies their realisation. In doing so, the foundation relies on long-term cooperation with local cultural practitioners and typically involves artists from privileged contexts in order to facilitate cross-border personal encounters and cooperation in regions of crisis.

artasfoundation explores ways in which diplomatic conciliation processes and peacebuilding mediation can be supported by specific artistic interventions.

artasfoundation networks people and organisations involved in peacebuilding and conflict mediation by means of art. It studies this field of activity and reflects on its practical work.

Title Location Year
Lela Gal/i, Abkhazia* 2014
Art at Risk – Conference 2020 Zurich, Switzerland 2020
Art in Dialogue Geneva, Switzerland 2012–2014
CH-Mission Geneva, Switzerland 2013
Art in Conflict – Conference 2015 Zurich, Switzerland 2015
Bring Your Own Chair Zugdidi, Georgia 2012–2013
Ukraine Music Residency Bern, Switzerland 2022
CAS Arts and International Cooperation Zurich, Switzerland 2017–2022
Tskaltubo Art Festival Tskaltubo, Georgia 2013–2020
Complaints Choir Zemo Nikozi, Georgia 2014
Wishing Wishes Armenia 2021–2022
Teacher’s Studio Ochamchyra – Gal/i, Abkhazia* 2015–2016
Tskaltubo Hot Pots Tskaltubo, Georgia 2016
On our own account Zurich, Switzerland 2011–2020
Art Works Sukhum/i*, Abkhazia* 2021–2022
off/line Zemo Nikozi, Georgia 2016–2019
Art Matters Sukhum/i* – Yerevan – Zurich 2018–2019
Residency Link Zurich, Switzerland – Tbilisi, Georgia 2013–2018
Conversation Pieces Sukhum/i*, Abkhazia* – Berlin, Germany 2016
Art Camp Khurvaleti – Shavshvebi – Zemo Nikozi, Georgia 2012–2015
Art Cham Armenia 2018
International Choir Armenia – Abkhazia* 2017–2019
SKLAD Sukhum/i*, Abkhazia* 2017–2019
Kulturelle Bildung – Inter-kulturell Armenia – Georgia – Switzerland 2022
Davai Sukhum/i*, Abkhazia* 2016
30. April Tbilisi, Georgia 2011
Swiss Initiative Geneva, Switzerland – London, UK 2020–2021
Curator’s Initiative Sukhum/i* – Zurich 2015–2016
Guest Guest Curator HSLU Lucerne, Switzerland 2022
Connecting Spaces Sukhum/i*, Abkhazia* 2014
Art Semester Abkhazia* – Switzerland 2015–2016