International Visitor Programme : February 2015

Li Zhenhua

Artist/Curator

Li Zhenhua

Li Zhenhu is a curator and artist. Since 2010 he has been the nominator for the Summer Academy at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, as well as for The Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a member of the international advisory board for the exhibition `Digital Revolution´ (2014) in London, UK. Zhenhua has edited several artists' publications, including Yan Lei: What I Like to Do (Documenta, 2012), Hu Jieming: One Hundred Years in One Minute (2010), Feng Mengbo: Journey to the West (2010) and Yang Fudong: Dawn Mist, Separation Faith (2009). A collection of his art reviews has been published under the title Text in 2013.


Marianne Burki

Marianne Burki

Marianne Burki, lic.phil.I, studied History of Art and Architecture at University of Bern; practical studies at New York Film Academy (1996); Culture Management at Stapferhaus Lenzburg, Switzerland(2002); and CAS Change Management, Zürich University of applied sciences - ZAHW (2013). After having worked as a freelance journalist in the period (1982–90) and holding various lectureships for History of Art and Architecture (1989­–2001), she was appointed Project Leader of the Catalogue raisonné Paul Klee. From 1999 to 2005 she was the director and curator of Kunsthaus Langenthal. She has been Head of Visual Arts department at the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia since November 2005, and as such since 2012 responsible for the Swiss Pavilion at the Art and the Architecture Biennale in Venice, including the recent conception of a funding system for design. Burki is also responsible for the specific funding system for photography, including photobooks, collaboration with magazines and support of launching a new projects for young photographers. In 2002 she produced the film Mariann Grunder. Bildhauerin, that was screened on Swiss Television and at the Solothurn Film Festival 2003. Burki has published texts about Media Art and the Viewer in NZZ and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.