Jean-Christophe Ammann

Ars Fennica expert 2000

Curriculum vitae

born on 14 January, 1939 in Berlin

1959 M.A. St.Michael, Fribourg, Switzerland
1966 Ph.D. Fribourg University (art history, Christian archaeology, German literature) Dissertation: ‘Louis Moilliet (1880-1962), Das Gesamtwerk’ (DuMont Schauberg, Cologne 1972)
1967-68 Assitant at Bern Kunsthalle and worked as art critic With Harald Szeemann: ’50 jahre Kunsthalle Bern’ (Bentelli Verlag, Bern 1968)
1968-77 Director of Lucerne kunstmuseum
1971 Swiss Commissioner at Paris Biennial
1972 Co-organized ‘Documenta 5’, Kassel
1973-75 Member of the Paris International Biennial Commission
1976 Appointed to Basle Kunsthalle
1978-88 Director of Basle Kunsthalle
1978 Co-organized ARTE NATURA in the International Pavilion at the Venice Biennial
1978-80 Co-organized international art-critic congress in Montecatini (‘Critica 0’ and ‘Critica 1’)
As of 1981 Member of the Emmanuel Hoffman Foundation, Basle
1987 Appointed preliminary director of Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main
1988 Co-organised ‘Carnegie International’, Pittsburgh 1988
As of 1992 Lecturer at Frankfurt and Giessen Universities
1995 Venice Biennial. Commissioner of the German Pavillion.
1998 Appointed professor at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

Published books ‘Bewegung im Kopf’, (Lindinger + Schmid, Regensburg, 1993)

‘Rémy Zaugg – conversations with Jean-Christophe Ammann’ (Cantz Verlag. Parkett Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994)

‘Kulturfinanzierung’ (Lidinger + Shmid, Regensburg, 1995)

‘Annährung. Über die Notwndigkeit der Kunst’ (Lindinger + Schmid, Regensburg, 1996)

‘Das Glück zu Sehen . Kunst beginnt dort wo der Geschmack aufhört’ (Lindinger + Schmid, Regensburg, 1998)