kunstpassanten was developed by Irene Grillo and Maren Brauner.

Short biographies of both curators

Lic. phil. Irene Grillo (*1981 Maniago, Italy. Lives and works in Zurich and Basel since 2007.) Since 2010 freelance curator. May–Juli 2010 Assistant at the Master of Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. July – December 2009: sub. manager and assistant at [], Basel. February – June 2009: assistant at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, in the context of the exhibition project “Spring” by Pawel Althamer and the exhibition “Fomuška” by Micol Assaël. April 2008 – January 2009: assistant at [], Basel.

2007 – 2009: Postgraduate Program in Curating (MAS) at the Zurich University of the Arts (Degree: Master of Advanced Studies MAS. Title of master theses: “Perspectives of Walking as an Artistic and Curatorial Form”; “Public Places and Rooms. A Research of the ‘being public’ of Art in the Public Sphere.”). 2007: workshop for curators at Galleria A + A (Slovenian Pavillon at the Biennale) in Venice. 2001 – 2006: Philosophical Studies at the Universities Ca‘ Foscari in Venice and Freie Universität Berlin. 2006: Degree in Philosophy (Licentiate / Master of Arts. Title of master thesis: “Variazione e ritornello: il problema della differenza in Gilles Deleuze“ – ”Variation and Refrain: The Issue of Difference in the Works of Gilles Deleuze”).

Lic. phil. Maren Brauner (*1981 Bamberg, Germany. Lives and works in Zurich and St. Gallen since 2001.), since 2008: Assistant Curator at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. 2007 – 2008 Assistant to the head of communication at the Zurich Museum of Design. Since 2001: Working experience at museums, galleries, and publishing houses in Zurich and Berlin.

2007 – 2008: Postgraduate Program in Curating (CAS) at the Zurich University of the Arts (Degree: Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS. Title of master thesis: “Out of the Depot. A Relecturing of Collections by Artists”). 2001 – 2006: Studies of Media and Communication Science, English Literature and Art History at the Universities of Zurich and Valladolid (Spain). 2006: Degree in Media and Communication Science (Licentiate / Master of Arts. Title of master thesis: “Crisis of the Feuilleton? A Quantitative Content Analysis of Eight Swiss-German Dailies Against the Background of the Crisis of the Feuilleton”).

Mutual Projects

2011 Curatorship of the exhibition Adrien Tirtiaux und Hannes Zebedin – «Immer noch und noch nicht»,
at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (7. Mai – 21. Juli 2011)

2008: Conception of and co-operation during the launch of the web journal, concerning issues of curatorial practice (

Co-conception and organization of “Curatorial Vaudeville” (workshop and video performance project: Performative Curating), produced by Szuper Gallery in collaboration with the Postgraduate Program in Curating (