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Stefanie Hessler to Lead Swiss Institute

Stefanie Hessler to Lead Swiss Institute

Stefanie Hessler to Lead Swiss Institute

New York–based mostly modern artwork nonprofit Swiss Institute (SI) immediately revealed the appointment of Stefanie Hessler as its new director. Hessler was beforehand the director of Norway’s Kunsthall Trondheim, the place she was instrumental in creating for the museum an interesting program on the intersections of ecology and society which garnered worldwide recognition. She succeeds Simon Castets, who led SI for eight years earlier than departing to function director of strategic initiatives at LUMA Arles, France. Castets stays affiliated with SI as its govt chair, making certain a easy transition of management.

“Stefanie Hessler’s celebrated work as an establishment chief, curator and scholar fosters a stimulating imaginative and prescient of artwork making immediately that’s in direct resonance with Swiss Institute’s legacy and future-facing mission,” stated Maja Hoffmann, chair of SI’s board of administrators. “We sit up for working along with her and the Swiss Institute workforce on a brand new chapter of exhibitions, schooling, and general engagement with our rising communities in New York and past.”

Hessler is a veteran curator, author, and editor whose work concentrates on the juncture between ecology and human society. Earlier than arriving at Kunsthall Trondheim, she served from 2016 to 2019 as curator of the ocean-focused worldwide artwork and analysis program TBA21–Academy in Vienna and London. Concurrent partly along with her tenure there, she was a visitor professor in artwork idea on the Royal Institute of Artwork in Stockholm. In 2013, she cofounded the Stockholm artwork house Andquestionmark, commissioning for the gallery experimental artworks by Florian Hecker, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Christine Solar Kim. In 2020–21, she served as chief curator for the Seventeenth MOMENTA Biennale, “Sensing Nature” in Montreal.

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“I’m trying ahead to extending SI’s legacy whereas responding to the social and ecological current,” famous Hessler. “My guiding query for SI’s subsequent part is: In our time of social and environmental urgency, how can we enrich and increase its programming, networks, and actions to collaboratively reimagine methods of pondering, doing, and residing collectively?”

Hessler will step into her new function on Could 1.


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