About Us

The Swiss International Association of Art (SIAA) a non-profit organisation is based in Monnaz, Switzerland.

We are a worldwide network of over 100 professional international artists.


Maryam Owji-Linder

Maryam Owji, born 1956 in Shiraz, Iran, discovered her love for art and fascination, weaving and embroidery of carpets, as well as the mathematical structure connected with it, at the age of 4. She was interested in all aspects of art, especially drawing, design, painting, poetry, her finally she is working on poetic creative film production.

Maryam is married to Philippe Linder, who lives in Switzerland. Together they are founders of the International Art Club Switzerland, an international art association that promotes artists, art and culture.


Amanda Triossi

Amanda Triossi is acting as our Arts Consultant supporting International Art Club with public agencies, corporate clients, and community groups to place art in public in creating our new arts and cultural experiences in Switzerland.


Finn Thiesen

Prof. Finn Thiesen studied several languages in various universities before eventually taking his MA art degree in Comparative Indo-European linguistics at the University of Copenhagen in 1976.

Finn Thiesen on Wikipedia

Alexandra Zernova. Sasha

Ms Alexandra Zernova was born in Lvov, Educated at school and the University in Byelorussia.
She is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. Interests: reading, art, classical music, opera, travelling and languages.

Andrey Malef

Andrey Malef born in 1958 is a Russian Artist living in the GB and with projects in Switzerland and France.

He has experience in all medium of art from oil on Canvas, to water-colour on handmade paper & Gouache with interest on painting on Historical events.

Andrey studied Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts

University of Art and Construction Engineering, He is best known for his three-dimensional works, called constructions or reliefs, He has produced creations of folded printed works which have the impression of sculptural pieces. Most of his works represent unique movement of realist artists.

Andrey’s vision of life is based on art which is meant to promote happiness and joy for everyone.

As a painter and a humanist, Andrey truly believes in the role of art, culture and education.

Andrey Malef’s Website