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Born in 1979, Richard Le Quellec is a visual artist and cultural developer. Beginning his studies at School of Decorative Arts, he finished his degree at Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) in 2005. Since 2007, he is motivated by the influence of cultural practices on the social and political development of the city. Consequently, his involvement has generated both long and short-term project spaces and events. Richard was a member of the Union of Self-managed Cultural Spaces (UECA) from 2007 to 2011, and a member of the Committee of Artists and Cultural Developers (RAAC). He’s founder and co-organizer of The Biennale des espaces d’arts indépendants, and founder of the cultural cooperative Ressources Urbaines He has created installations for the Musée Rath, the Bâtie Festival of Geneva, the Théâtre St-Gervais and the Théâtre du Grütli. His first major solo exhibition occurred in 2013 at Geneva’s Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain. His artistic work has garnered prizes as well as multiple exhibitions in Europe.


Co-director – From 2012 to 2016

Madeleine Amsler was born in 1975 in Baden, in the Swiss State of Aargau.  After completing a commercial internship, she earned her degree in Aargau’s capital district, Aarau.  She took further studies in art history and German literature at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva.  In 2009, she completed her masters degree in literature and art history.  After working for the Geneva Museum of Art and History, she joined the Municipal Fund for Contemporary Art of the City of Geneva.  Additionally, she co-managed the Forde Art Space in Geneva from 2008 to 2010.  Between 2010 and 2013, she worked with the team at the contemporary art space Ex-Machina.  Madeleine is a regular contributor to the magazine Kunstbulletin and she organizes the performance art festival .perf. along with Marie-Eve Knoerle. She is currently co-director of the Bachelor’s programme at the Bern School of Fine Arts.