Rita Hajj, "A turn on, a turn off", 2021

Instagram Artist Talk Rita Hajj

Artist Rita Hajjt talks to curator Boris Magrini about her artistic practice and her project «turn on, turn off», which was developed for the Net Encounters series.

event/Online Artist Talk

05.05.2021, 18:00-18:30

Portrait Rita Hajj. Photo: Anastasia Mityukova

For Net Encounters, artist Rita Hajj shares a live stream of her coffee machine with the public for a month. She invites the public to upload images of their coffeepot or teapot, while developing a reflection on the history of the worldwide web and the evolution of live streaming and online interactions.

Beirut-born Rita Hajj (*1993) is an artist and designer based in Geneva since 2016. Graduated from Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in 2014, she proceeded to complete a master’s program at the Haute école d’Art et de Design-Genève in 2018. Through new media, writing, scenography and performance, her practice is an ongoing research exploring contemporary image production and its correlation with history and techno-politics. Hajj participated in group exhibitions at LiveInYourHead (Geneva), one gee in fog / two gees in eggs (Geneva), CAC-Brétigny (Brétigny-sur-Orge), and Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris). She also took part in several programs at the Istituto Svizzero (Roma), Haus der Statistik (Berlin) and Kunsthalle im Lipsius-Bau (Dresden).  She recently completed an artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and is currently working on a publication with Editions Clinamen.

The talk takes place live on our Instagram channel hek_basel and is held in English.

Instagram Artist Talk Rita Hajj