circles of experts.
In order to reach excellence, photo basel goes a new way in combining synergies from galleries, museum experts, collectors and curators - all working seamlessly hand in hand for the common shared vision.
For the 2017 photo basel art fair, photo basel launches it’s two circle of experts:
The advisory circle will consist mostly of galleries and it is not to be mistaken as "Selection Committee" - thus mainly because we strongly believe that no gallery should "judge" another gallery. As galleries are the centrepiece of any art fair, their inputs, suggestions and feedback is necessary to constantly improve our services.
- F&C Walter from Switzerland
- Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
- Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
- Grundemark Nilsson Berlin and Stockholm
- Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam
- Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin+Milan
- Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris
- widmertheodoridis from Switzerland
The curatorial circle will be in charge of reviewing and selecting all the content of photo basel (including a selection of participating galleries and exhibitors), special projects and special exhibitions.
- Dr. Felix Ackermann, Collector, Basel
- Ben Füglister, Artistic Director, Cap Prize and Images Afrique Initiator & Assistant Editor at European Photography, Berlin
- Sueraya Shaheen, Photo Editor, Tribe magazine, Dubai
- Anastasia Lepikhova, Independent Curator, Moscow, former Curator at Lumière Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow
- Dr. Heinz Stahlhut, Sammlungskonservator Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
- Chantal Molleur, special advisor for time based media art, Founder of White Frame, Basel and Montréal
At the end of the day, we consider each stakeholder as an extended “family member” that contributes to the sustainable success of photo basel art fair.