Berthold Ecker
Berthold Ecker
Head of the Fine Arts Section of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Born in 1961 in Linz, art historian, curator and writer, lives in Vienna.
Since 1991 Fine arts division of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna; 1998 MUSA Museum on Demand, reorganization of the contemporary art collection; since 2003 Head of the fine arts division of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna; 2003: (with Bernhard Denscher) Month of Photographie in Vienna / European Month of Photographie, since 2007 Head of the fine arts division Director of MUSA Exhibition space for the contemporary collection of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna; Exhibition e.g. Oberösterreich, die Zeichnung im 20. Jahrhundert, OÖ Landesgalerie, Linz, Steyr 1999; Leopold Birstinger, Leopoldmuseum Vienna, 2003-2004; Mutations I-III, in the frame of the European Month of Photographie, MUSA and various institutions in Paris, Berlin Bratislava, Moscow, Rome, Luxemburg 2008-2010; The 1950s: Art and Art Appreciation in Vienna, MUSA 2009; The 1960s: Fantastic Modernism, MUSA 2011; Lieselott Beschorner. Between the Abstract and the Grotesque, MUSA 2011; Beauty Contest, ACFNY + MUSA, New York, Wien 2011-2012; The 1970s: Expansion of Viennese Art, MUSA 2013.
Gregor Eichinger
Gregor Eichinger
architect, eichinger offices
born in Wels (AT) in 1956, architect. In 1993 visiting professorship at the Vienna University of Technology, in 1996 visiting professor at the SCI-Arc, Los Angeles/California and since 1998 lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 2001 visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, between 2004 and 2010 Professor for Architecture and Design at the ETH Zurich. In 2005 foundation of “eichinger offices. büro für benutzeroberfläche”. Since 2012 international visiting professor at the PBSA Düsseldorf and from 2013 Professor for Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. PROJECTS eichinger offices: Wein&Co at the Naschmarkt, Vienna; ImErsten, Vienna; Brasserie Joma, Vienna; Café Ansari, Vienna; Galerie Ostlicht, Vienna; Tools@Work, Vienna; Song, Vienna; Trialto Brücken at the Schwedenplatz, Vienna; Villa Provence, France; PROJECTS eichinger and knechtl offices: Brasserie Palmenhaus, Vienna; Westlicht photo gallery, Vienna; Blumenkraft, Vienna; Neubau/extension Skylink, Vienna; RonConSoda, Vienna; Café Stein, Vienna; Helmut Lang, Tokyo.
Lilli Hollein
Lilli Hollein
curator and director of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
born in Vienna (AT) in 1972. Curator in the fields of architecture and design and as director responsible for the annual festival VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, which she co-founded in 2007. Lilli Hollein studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She worked as architecture and design critic for acclaimed international specialist magazines such as Domus, Mark, frame and daily papers as well as for Austrian television. Exhibitions curated by her were shown among others in Galerie Aedes Berlin, Looshaus Wien and Kunsthalle Krems. In 2007 Hollein was commissioner of the Austrian contribution to the 7th Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennial.
Dirk Luckow
Dirk Luckow
Director of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH
born in Hamburg (DE) in 1958. He took his doctoral degree at the FU Berlin in art history on “Joseph Beuys and the American Anti-Form-Art”. Luckow worked among others at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and at the Württembergische Kunstverein in Stuttgart as well as being Project Manager for Fine Arts with the Siemens Arts Program in Munich. Finally from 2002 to 2009 he held the position of Director of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. Between 2007 and 2009 he was a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. Since October 1, 2009 he has been Director of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH.
Letizia Ragaglia
Letizia Ragaglia
Director of the Museion in Bozen
born in 1969 in Montebelluna (IT), lives and works in Bozen. She is specialized in museology and contemporary art at the universities of Florence and Bologna as well as at the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. After her studies she worked as freelance curator and above all conceived projects for Italian and international institutions. She was a jury member of the 54th Biennale di Venezia. Since 2009 she has been Director of the Museion in Bozen, where among others she curated solo exhibitions by Monica Bonvicini, Isa Genzken, Andro Wekua, VALIE EXPORT, Carl Andre, Claire Fontaine, Paweł Althamer, Rosemarie Trockel, Danh Vo, Klara Lidén and Ceal Floyer.