Director / Curator
Danaé Panchaud (*1983), trained in photography and museology in Switzerland (CCC program, HEAD-Geneva) and in the United Kingdom (Birkbeck, University of London), is an exhibition curator and teacher specialized in photography. Before her appointment as head of the Photoforum in January 2018, she organized numerous cultural events and exhibitions for several Swiss institutions, including the Musée de la main in Lausanne, the mudac in Lausanne, the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève, the SAKS gallery in Geneva, and the CEPV/Images in Vevey.
Administration, Production Assistant
After her first training as a graphic designer at the Ecole d’arts appliqués de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Lea Kunz obtained an ES degree in visual communication with a major in photography at the Ecole supérieure d’arts appliqués de Vevey in 2016. She has been responsible for the administration and production of the Photoforum Pasquart since 2018. Lea also works as a guide at the Ferme de Tilleuls (Renens) and is currently transforming a family house in the Jura into shared ateliers and artist residences.
Outreach and education
space & Time
on the road
Rollei 35 S
Ursina Leutenegger is an artist and art mediator. After completing her master’s degree in art with a specialization in art mediation at the HSLU, she worked at the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Stadtgalerie Bern. She has a studio in the Schwobhaus in Bern and is involved in several artistic, curatorial and mediatory projects. Photography plays an important role in professional as well as private life. As a Pilates and Yoga teacher, she likes to move around a lot, preferably outdoors in the fresh air.
Gil Pellaton obtained a Master of Arts degree in Fine Arts at the FNW Basel in 2017 after a first training as a graphic artist. Through his work he explores sculpture, video and installation. He works as a technician at Photoforum Pasquart since 2015. Gil has been working at Photoforum as a technician since the end of 2015.
Miriam Edmunds completed her master’s degree in History and Theory and History of Photography at the University of Zurich in 2018. She is currently completing her studies for a teaching diploma for upper secondary school. In 2016 she became part of the mediation team at the Historisches Museum Thurgau and since 2018 she has been working as a historian on a publication on the history of a school for special education. Her research interests include body experiences, sexuality, gender roles and death, primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries.
After an apprenticeship as a photographer at the Vevey School of Photography, Léonard Rossi decided to deepen his knowledge in the field and continued his studies in higher education at the same institution, where he obtained a mention for his diploma in visual communication.
On a personal level, his work focuses in particular on issues related to consumerism, through a photographic practice tinged with an assertive critical discourse, as well as a more free and dreamlike practice of photography and visual narrative, in order to express more freely. In parallel, he has been active since 2015 within the collective “Le Salon”, which brings together young Swiss photographers under the sharing banner.
September 2018-February 2019
Director / Curator 2016 – 2017
Intern 2017 – 2018
Intern 2016 – 2017
Director 2003 – 2015
Technician 2005 – 2015
Administration until 2015