The trained book illustrator from the polytechnic college in Moscow, was working as book illustrator, essayist, and film reviewer in Minsk. From 2003 on he has been living and working as an artist, educationalist, book illustrator, and journalist in Aarau, Switzerland.
Studies in architecture at the ETH Zürich and philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Director of the architecture programme at the University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Received various scholarships and awards: Finalist of the Arte Laguna Prize 2012, Swiss Art Awards 2012, Lisbon Triennale Début Award 2013 and was honored with the Villa Massimo Award 2015 from the Deutsche Akademie in Rom. Exhibitions in Basel, Berlin, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Venice, Zürich and other places.
Student of ethnology and German philology at University of Basel. Internship at the MKB from January till February 2016.
Trained at the Schule für Gestaltung, Basel (SfG), teachers college in Canton Aargau, Switzerland, Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam. After his diploma as an art master advanced trainings at SfG Basel (Animation), Cal Arts, Los Angeles-Valencia (Movie), Universität Zürich (Media studies) und Universität Basel (Art history). He is working now as an independent project manager for movie productions and media design. From 1988 till 2001 teacher at SfG and since 2001 at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.
Studied ethnology and European ethnology at Universität Göttingen and Freiburg i.Br., freelance at the Dreiländermuseum Lörrach, assistant at the Abteilung Bildung und Vermittlung im MKB and Ph.D. student at the Universität Frankfurt a.M. where she writes her dissertation on the subject: “Mit Objekten verwandt – ethnologische Vergleichsstudie zur kulturell bedingten Wertigkeit von taonga in Sammlungen in Aotearoa, in Deutschland und in der Schweiz“.
Born in 1975, Thomas Maier gained a diploma as construction designer in 1995. His passion has always been digital media and the correspondent technique so he made advanced trainings as a multimedia designer, receiving his diploma in 2001. In 2002 he was lecturer at the NSH i-School for multimedia-technique and examiner in the Canton of Basel-Stadt for media specialists. After more than ten years in the multimedia sector, working for museums, art and industry,he became self-employed with Thomas Maier Digital Media, Production & Consulting in 2015.
Since 2006 director of the Museum der Kulturen Basel.
Studies in media design in Munich. He received a Master of Arts in Design- and communication strategies from the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Augsburg as well as a Master of Arts in visual communication and visual culture from the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz. Now he is workingat the FHNW as a scientific assistant and is doing a Ph.D. doctorate at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. As a media artist he combines social documentary and music visualisation.
Studied ethnology, economics and applied psychology at Universität Freiburg (CH). She was working at the Staatlichen Museum für Völkerkunde in Dresden and received a Ph.D. doctorate at the Universität Göttingen with the work called “Sich windende Wege. Ethnografie der Melo-Schnecke in Papua, Indonesien". Since 2013 head of Oceanic department at the Museum der Kulturen Basel.
Studies in art history, musicology and philosophy in Berlin and Venice. Doctoral dissertation about models in work and cognitive processes. Research fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence working in the research association Bilderfahrzeuge at Warburg Institut, London. Board of the Gesellschaft für Modellforschung at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Studied ethnology and geography at the universities of Bern and Basel. In his master thesis he worte about historical photographs from Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina from the collection of Emil Hassler. Since 2015 he has been working as scientific assistant at the Museum der Kulturen Basel.
Curators in dialog with objects (in German only, with an English summary)