Photo: Ronja Burkard

Malin Widén is an illustrator and art educator with roots in Switzerland and Sweden. Her work includes illustrated books, commissioned illustrations, artistic research in the field of drawing and its mediation, workshops and teaching.




MA Fine Arts, Major Art Teaching with a focus on Image Practices, Lucerne School of Art & Design

CAS Visual Journalism, MAZ Lucerne

BA Illustration Fiction, Lucerne School of Art & Design


→ Beobachter Verlag
→ BM Arte Luzern
→ Cartoonmuseum Basel
→ Grüne Kanton Luzern
→ Fumetto Comic Festival
→ Junges Literaturhaus Freiburg i. B.
→ Klett & Balmer Verlag
→ Kunsthalle Luzern
→ Kunstanstifter Verlag
→ Kunstplattform akku
→ Lucerne School of Art & Design
→ Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology 
→ University of Lucerne, Department of Sociology
→ SBVV Schweizer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband
→ SJW Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk
→ SIKJM Schweizerisches Institut für Kinder- und Jugendmedien
→ Syndicom 
→ ZHAW Institute of Applied Psychology
→ ZHAW School of Health Sciences


Bolo Klub
→ Syndicom Illustration
→ Illustrators Switzerland

Art Education
→ ZeichenZimmer
→ Actioncy
→ LBG Association of Swiss Art Teachers

Awards, Nominations & Residencies

2021 "Auf der Insel" selected for "100 Beste" at Münchner Buchschau

2020 Max von Moos award for the project "ZeichenZimmer"

2020 Master's thesis "Die Idee kommt beim Zeichnen" nominated for the Chapeau! award

2016 Artist Residency in Varanasi, India


2022 "Kinderbücher aus der Schweiz", Bolo Klub group show at Fumetto Comic Festival, En Bas Lucerne

2022 Bolo Klub group show at Villa Bernasconi, Geneva

2021 "Poems", Group show at Jane Basel

2021 Group show at Illustrade Festival Rostock

2021 Group show "WANDZEICH(N)EN", Kunsthalle Luzern

2021 "Ada + Eva im Schlaraffenland", together with Laura D'Arcangelo, Fumetto satellite exhibition, iHilfe Lucerne

2020 "Ada + Eva im Schlaraffenland", together with Laura D'Arcangelo at Zürich liest Festival, collab, Zurich

2020 "Kunst. Macht. Schule.", virtual graduation show, MA Fine Arts, Lucerne School of Art & Design

2019 Bolo Klub group show "Hercules on the Beach" at Galerie La Joie de Voir, Geneva

2019 Bolo Klub group show at Scuderia, Bologna

2019 Fumetto satellite exhibition with screenprint collective Müscle, Restaurant Krienbrüggli, Lucerne

2018 Mural, Stücki Park Basel

2016 "Varanasi Experiences", together with Mirijam Ziegler, Eva Jäger and Etienne Mory, Kunstraum Teiggi 2.0, Kriens

2015 Group show "Kunst Werk Buch. Künstlerbuch – 
Buchobjekt – Unikat", University Library Lucerne and Lucerne School of Art & Design

2015 Fumetto satellite exhibition, together with Orphea Heutling, Jazzkantine, Lucerne

2014 "Bête Noire", together with Orphea Heutling, Tatort, Lucerne

2014 Group show, Galerie Raess, Zurich

2013 Graduation show BA Illustration Fiction, Lucerne School of Art & Design, Messehalle, Lucerne

2011 Fumetto satellite exhibition, together with Meret Landolt and Fabienne Ehrler, Kino Bourbaki, Lucerne

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© 2022 Malin Widén.