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Ronny Hardliz
Ronny Hardliz is an art practitioner researching, filming, curating, writing, and building on discursive art practice, the concept of architecture, correlations in the thinking of Walter Benjamin and Georges Bataille, cinematic prehistoric art, Palestine, rejuvenation, Kunst und Bau, art and public spheres, and decolonising documentary art practice. He studied architecture and urbanism at EPF Lausanne and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and fil, at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. As artist fellow at the Swiss Institute in Rome he began exploring the concept of architecture. He holds an art practice driven Ph.D. from Middlesex University in London (in collaboration with Goldsmiths and ETH Zurich), curates exhibitions on Kunst und Bau, exhibits regularly and is actively involved in discourses on art-space-media-public relations. He is founding member and president at BAKUB Verein Basis Kunst und Bau, is active as board member of the Swiss Artistic Research Network and as artistic researcher at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He holds a CAS in Documentary Film by Hochschule der Künste Bern as well. His current focus is on the documental as decolonising documentary art practice.

Lives and Works in
Bern, CH


1992-1998 Architecture- and urban design studies, EPF Lausanne, CH and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
1995 Film studies, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
2003-2005 Artist fellow at the Swiss Institute in Rome (ISR), IT
2011-2018 Ph.D. Middlesex University, London, GB
2019 CAS in Dokumentary Film by Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), CH