My Art Guide Basel 2017 Editorial Committee
This edition of My Art Guide Basel has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Albertine Kopp (manager of Davidoff Art Initiative), Samuel Leuenberger (founder and director of SALTS) and Hannah Weinberger (artist). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town while Andreas Ruby (director of S AM Swiss Architecture Museum) has developed an architecture-oriented itinerary around town.
Albertine Kopp (Basel Switzerland) has a passion for contemporary arts which continues to a professional capacity, in the position of Senior Manager of the Davidoff Art Initiative. A multilingual communicator and effective manager, Ms Kopp has worked in art and communication for a decade in various locations including Paris, London, New York and Frankfurt. Now based in Basel with the Swiss Luxury company of Oettinger Davidoff AG, she has been an affective force, building the international art initiative of Davidoff which aims to supports contemporary art and artists of the Caribbean region and create a cultural exchange with the rest of the world.
Samuel Leuenberger is the founder and director of SALTS, a space for exhibitions in Birsfelden, Switzerland. Based between Berlin and Birsfelden, he has curated the Parcours sector of Art Basel since 2016. Currently, he is organising shows for Basement Roma in Rome, Barbara Seiler Gallery in Zurich, Curated by (for Nathalie Hagland) in Vienna and he is collaborating with Koyo Kouoh on the SALON SUISSE, the Swiss Art Council’s collateral event programme for the Venice Biennale.
Hannah Weinberger (1988) is an artist living and working in Basel. She completed her Master‘s degree in fine arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. Her recent solo exhibitions include ‘You’ll be there when I’ll be near’, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe (2016); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); ‘As If I became upside down,right side up’, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (2015); KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA (2014); Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2015); FriArt – Centre d’art de Fribourg (2013); ‘Le Moi Du Toi,’ Swiss Institute, New York (2012), amongst others. From 2011 to 2013, she co-ran the project space Elaine at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, and is currently a residing board member of the Kunsthalle Basel.