switzerland´s first international art fair
solely dedicated to photography.


june 15 - 19, 2016

selection committee. 

Marco Costantini – Curator Mudac, Switzerland
Thomas Koerfer – Collector, Switzerland
Roger Szmulewicz – Director Fifty One Gallery, Belgium
Suzanne Tarasieve – Director Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, France
Leonore Veya – Head of the Photography Department at the CEPV, Switzerland


Marco Costantini – Curator Mudac, Switzerland
Art historian and curator at the mudac of Lausanne, he was special advisor to the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne and teaches contemporary art theory and aesthetics at the Ecole cantonale d’Art du Valais (ECAV). He has taught for several years at the University of Lausanne as an Assistant, then lecturer, and at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL). He has published articles on contemporary art and photography, often in connection with his research themes, focusing on the representation and use of the body in different artistic techniques from the second half of the 20th century to the present day, as well as on the interactions of visual arts with textiles, contemporary dance and design.

Thomas Koerfer – Collector, Switzerland
Film director since 1973, Thomas Koerfer starts to build a collection of contemporary art in 1992, beginning with photography, followed by paintings and sculptures around the question of the body.
Elected president of the board of Foundation at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in 2002, he held the position until 2012. During 10 years, he was a member of the board at the Kunsthalle Zurich.
The publication on the collection: «Stripped Bare - the Body Revealed in Contemporary Art», Merrell Publishers, London/ New York, was published in 2004 at Hatje Cantz (German Edition).
He has been invited to show the exhibition «Stripped Bare - The Body Revealed» in 2007 at CO Berlin.
In 2015, the exhibition of works from the Thomas Koerfer collection at the Kunsthaus Zurich «Sense Uncertainty- A Private Collection» presented more than 150 artists from all over the world. A catalogue under the same title is published at Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Roger Szmulewicz – Director Fifty One Gallery, Belgium
Owner of the Gallery Fifty One, based in Antwerp, Roger Szmulewics opened the gallery in June 2000. It is the only major art gallery in Belgium devoted exclusively to fine art photography. The gallery deals with young emerging photographers and established photographers of the 20th and 21st century.
In 2009, Fifty One opened a New York office to meet the growing demands of American clients.
In 2011, the gallery started a dialogue between photography and works on paper. Regularly, these exhibitions are conducted to emphasize the artistic gaze of photography.
A new additional gallery space opened in 2014: FIFTY ONE TOO focus’ on the dialogue between all the different art media, induced by photography. A third space is soon to be opened.

Suzanne Tarasieve – Director Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery, France
Suzanne Tarasieve opened her first space in Paris in 2003 in the Louise Weiss neighborhood, after running a gallery outside of Paris in Barbizon for 25 years.
The gallery supports young and international contemporary artists, with an emphasize on the German neo-expressionist scene (Lüpertz, Baselitz, Penck), renown photographers (Boris Mikhaïlov, Juergen Teller) and young figurative painters (Romain Bernini, Anna Tuori).
In 2008, Suzanne Tarasieve opened Loft19 in the bustling neighbourhood of Belleville and closed the Louise Weiss space. Loft19 is thought as an experimental place, offering room for monumental works, and two bedrooms to host artists during the realization of their project.
In 2011, Suzanne Tarasieve opened her last gallery space in Le Marais, creating a dynamism between Loft19 and a more conventional gallery presenting established artists in the artistic and cultural centre of the city.
Most solo exhibitions are accompanied with by publication.

Leonore Veya – Head of the Photography Department at the CEPV, Switzerland
Head of the Photography Department at the Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey (CEPV), Switzerland, since 2008. She is art historian, specialized in photography with a focus on european avant-gardes and modernism, and teaches contemporary art, methodology, and accompanies exhibitions and publications projects involving students. She has been curating exhibitions for many years, has managed jointly an art gallery in Vevey and two art spaces in Lausanne dedicated to young emerging artists, with a strong interest for site specific projects, experimentation, and performance. She was also founding member of the Fondation Lausannoise pour l’Art Contemporain (FLAC) in 2006, a network developed to think about contemporary art and make it spread.


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