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 2020 photo basel art fair, photo basel continues to include it’s two circles 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.

  • Fabian & Claude Walter, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris

  • Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris

  • Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin

  • Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam

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

  • Sarah Girard, Directrice, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography

  • Dr. Heinz Stahlhut, Leiter Hans Erni Museum Luzern, Lucerne

  • Christoph Kern, Committee Member vfg Young Swiss Talent Award

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.