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 transforms a family house in the Jura into shared ateliers and artist residences.
Projekte hier und da
Fotografieren mit Smartphone
Carol Baumgartner trained in art and education between Switzerland, Ecuador and Turkey. In 2015, she obtained a Master’s degree in Art Education at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and has since worked as an artist and cultural mediator. She is passionate about languages and letters, which have been the main materials of her artistic works for several years. In 2016 she joined the Photoforum Pasquart team and provides cultural mediation through various workshops and visits.
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.
Intern at Photoforum Pasquart since September 2018, Charlotte Falcy a Master’s degree in History and English at the University of Lausanne in 2017. In particular, she has carried out several media history researches on regional photographic, film and sound collections. She is also passionate about foreign languages and literature.
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.
Director / Curator 2016 – 2017
Director 2003 – 2015
Intern 2017 – 2018
Intern 2016 – 2017
Administration until 2015
Technician 2005 – 2015