Collegium Helveticum

Liat Grayver
Early-Career Fellow 2022–2023
Affiliate 2023–2024

Media art
Fellowship duration
September 01, 2022–June 30, 2023

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Liat Grayver (born 1986 in Kfar Yehezkel, Israel) is a cross-disciplinary painter and media artist. She investigates methods to redefine one of the most primordial forms of art—painting—within the current technology-based era. Since 2016, Liat has been collaborating with the University of Konstanz on the development of the e-David painting robot, thereby exploring various approaches to integrate robotic and computer languages into the processes of painting and creative image-making.

Liat’s work has been exhibited at various international museums, galleries, and institutions. Since July 2023, Liat has been the artistic researcher and artistic director of the project EACVA: Embodied Agents in Contemporary Visual Art. The project, led by teams at Goldsmiths University and Konstanz University, was made possible by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The multi-disciplinary team of artists, computer art and robotics engineers, philosophers, sociologists, and psychologists approaches questions that are central in the field of human-machine interaction, art, aesthetics, and creativity.

Grayver studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB), where she completed her doctoral studies (Meisterschülerin) in media art under Joachim Blank in 2018. Her academic education has been complemented by a range of private studies and courses, including consultations with Neo Rauch (Leipzig, Germany), the Shiboku Studio for Japanese calligraphy (Haifa, Israel) and the Jerusalem Studio School of Painting and Drawing (Israel). She has attended several artist residencies, among them at the Centre of Excellence of the University of Konstanz (Germany), at Casa Paganini – Infomus in Genova (Italy), at MIT in Cambridge (USA), and at the Art Students League in New York City(USA). Liat is also an active member of SALOON — Network for Women of Berlin’s Art Scene.