“Annette Schönholzer”

Former co-director of Art Basel heads up Kunstmuseum in Basel

Annette Schönholzer has been hired to be administrative director of the Kunstmuseum in Basel as of January 2017. The New York-born Swiss woman worked for Art Basel between 2002 and 2014 as co-director of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, alongside fair director Marc Spiegler, before becoming an independent art and culture consultant two years ago. Annette Schönholzer succeeds director Stefan Charles, who announced in October that he was joining Radio Suisse and SRF television station as a journalist and head of...

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Annette Schönholzer leaves Art Basel

Director of New Initiatives at Art Basel Annette Schönholzer is to leave the fair at the end of August, though is yet to confirm where she will be moving to. She will be the second senior member to leave Art Basel this summer, following the departure of director of Art Basel’s Asian operations— Magnus Renfrew in July. Schönholzer has worked with Art Basel for 12 years and has been in her current position since 2012. There will be no replacement as her role is to be shared amongst current staff members. Schönholzer’s departure has sparked rumours of discontent amongst its senior team; however when contacted by artnet News Art Basel dismissed these claims, stating that the proximity of the two departures was coincidental. Schönholzer will continue to work with Art Basel in an advisory role until her transition is...

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