GKW – Gilliéron / Koch / Wey

GKW is a free collective based in Basel and Berlin. In addition to their own individual projects in local theatre, off-theatre and fine arts, they produce work between metaphysics and poetic science fiction, dealing with the subjects of disappearance, humanity and the prospective past. Apart from Moïra Gilliéron, Ariane Koch and Zino Wey, a loose pool of artist participates in the group.


Moïra Gilliéron, born 1989 in Switzerland, studied scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. After working as a stage design assistant at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, she is working as a freelance stage designer. She has worked at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Kaserne Basel, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Theater Neumarkt in Zurich. Together with Zino Wey and Ariane Koch she works as the collective GKW. Her first work “Mein Enkel 2072” was invited to the Treibstoff Theatertage Basel, further works were shown at the Kaserne Basel, the Ballhaus Ost, the Theater is a Must Festival in Alexandria and the D-Caf Cairo. She has also works continuously with Suna Gürler, Nora Abdel-Maksoud and Anna Sina Fries.


Ariane Koch, born in Basel in 1988, studied Fine Arts in Basel and Bern, as well as philosophy and theatre studies for several semesters. She writes and conceives plays, performances and prose in various collaborations. With GKW she created the plays “Mein Enkel 2072” (2013), “Homo Digitalis” (2016), “Der privilegierte Zuschauer – ein Nicht-Protestliederabend” (2016) and “Extase” (2017) which were shown in Basel, Bern, Zurich, Berlin, Cairo and Alexandria. In 2013/14 Ariane Koch received the Dramatiker-Förderstipendium “Dramenprozessor” and in 2014/15 resided several times at the Literary Colloquium Berlin am Wannsee. In the 2015/16 season Ariane Koch was also the house author at the Lucerne Theatre. She is currently working on her novel “Die Aufdrängung”.


Zino Wey born in Basel 1988. As assistant director at Münchner Kammerspiele from 2012 to 2014 he worked with such directors as Alain Platel, Johan Simons, Susanne Kennedy and repeatedly with Sebastian Nübling. In August 2013, he staged the play ‘Mein Enkel 2072’ at the Treibstoff Theatertage Basel. At Münchner Kammerspiele he directed Ágota Kristóf’s play ‘Die graue Stunde’ (invited to Bayerische Theatertage 2014) and Magdalena Schrefel’s ‘Danke, dass ich jetzt Ihren Hund halten darf’ for the Lange Nacht der Neuen Dramatik which won the Audience Award. Since season 14/15 Zino Wey has been working as a freelance director at Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Residenztheater München, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Maxim-Gorki-Theater Berlin/Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Schauspielhaus Wien and Kaserne Basel, among others.
Zino Wey is part of group GKW.