Advisory Board


United Sketches is honored to have its advisory board made of brilliant minds who bring fresh new ideas. Thanks to them unique projects in the fields of contemporary arts, fine arts and journalism, connecting cartooning to other art disciplines and media activism have been made.

Kat Roma Greer

Advisory Board Member

Kat has trained in voice, theatre and performance-making for over 18 years and has been actively working with young and emerging artists for over 12 years.  Kat studied Theatre, Classical Singing and English Literature in Australia – obtaining a Bachelor of Creative Arts; Bachelor of English Literature and her Master of Arts (Research) in Performance Studies.  Kat has a strong interest in contemporary creation practices and her thesis focused on emerging, urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and opportunities available for the development of a sustainable creative presence. She creatively leads the international Micro Galleries initiative, is on the board for Sydney alternative arts space, The Red Rattler and was recently named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015, and one of the top 10 in Culture. Kat is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia and works as a performance-maker and creator of public art disruptions that focus on positive social change.

  • Location: Hong Kong | Australia

    Louise C. Larsen

    Advisory Board Member

    Louise C. Larsen is an art historian, mag.art. She specialized in cartooning from the first year at university, cataloguing 6000 cartoons by Hans Bendix at The Royal Library. In 2000 she was co-founder and member of the board of the Museum of Danish Cartoon Art situated at The Royal Library in Copenhagen and as a member of the board of Danish Comics Council she facilitated the transition of The Storm P Museum to a museum specializing in comics in 2012. She organized the archives at the National Museum of Art in Copenhagen and The Nivaagaard Collection of Paintings, writing Samling med egen Rembrandt (2006) on the founding of the collection. She has written and spoken extensively on Danish and international political cartooning and runs the blog valdemarandersen.blogspot.com on the subject. She was awarded the Svarres Legat in 2015.

    • Location: Denmark
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      Marlene Rigler

      Advisory Board Member

      Marlene Rigler (* Vienna, Austria, 1979) is an arts theorician and curator with academic background in Aesthetics, Media and Contemporary Literature. She holds university degrees of Sorbonne, Paris and postgraduate (phd) degrees of Institut de Sciences Politiques Grenoble, France, as well as Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria.
      After a year-long curatorial training at P.S. 1 MOMA –Contemporary Art Centre New York in 2003, she moved to Paris to collaborate with curator Hou Hanru in implementing the exhibition « Zone of Urgency » at Venice Biennial 2003’s Arsenale section. From 2005 to 2007, Marlene Rigler was in charge of temporary exhibitions at the newly founded Mémorial de la Shoah Museum in Paris (www.memorialdelashoah.og). In December 2007, she joined the Brussels-based centre for media art, Argos (www.argosarts.org), where she curated and organised group exhibitions and video-screenings on a world-wide basis. From October 2009 until December 2012, M. Rigler held the position of artistic director of Platform3 – Spaces for contemporary art in Munich, Germany (www.platform3.de). There, she conceived and led a training programme for young arts professionals, providing them with hands-on-experience and expertise in fundraising, PR, finances and exhibition-making. From May, 2013 to May 2015, she was the founding director of the new art centre “Le 116” in the East of Paris, developing a new type of collaborative, international art institution. Besides her institutional engagements, she works on a series of artistically and civically engaged projects throughout Europe and co-directs the non-profit art space khiasma (www.khiasma.org) in the periphery of Paris. M. Rigler has received numerous grants, most recently the fellowship of Goethe Institute and FRAME Finland.

      • Location: Germany | France

        Thierry Vissol

        Thierry Vissol is an economist, historian, essayist and itinerant lecturer. He is presently Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre LIBREXPRESSION, Foundation Giuseppe Di Vagno, in Conversano and Rome (Italy). Created mid-2017, the Centre promotes freedom of expression and political satire, through various activities.
        He had, up to end 2016, a double career of academic (teaching and researching in various universities in France, Belgium and USA) and civil servant for the EU Commission, where he had for 22 years responsibilities linked to the European monetary Union and to the change over to the euro, then of the Commission’s audiovisual policy.
        In all its activities (as civil servant, academic researcher, teacher), he attached a large importance to images (photos, painting, cartoons, caricature) and poetry that he considers essential to understand and better explain an epoch or a problem. Many of his publications are therefore illustrated with cartoons and organized, professionally or privately, international illustrated exhibitions on the history of money, revolution, and political cartoons.
        In 2011, he created, in cooperation with the weekly magazine Internazionale, in Italy a yearly competition of political cartoons on EU policies: “A cartoon for Europe”.
        He is the author of numerous books and essays as well as catalogues of the exhibitions of which he was curator

        • Location: Italy

        Vicken Cheterian

        Advisory Board Member

        Vicken Cheterian is an journalist, author and university lecturer. He has written on conflicts, revolutions, media covering the Middle East, North Africa, and post-Soviet states, and has published frequently in Le Monde Diplomatique, Al-Hayat, Die Wochen Zeitung, among others. He currently lectures at Webster University and University of Geneva, on media and international relations. He is the author of War and Peace in the Caucasus, Russia’s Troubled Frontier, Hurst and Columbia University Press 2009, and his latest book is Open Wounds, Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide Hurst and Oxford University Press 2015.
        • Location: Switzerland