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Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Juri Steiner was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969. He studied Art History, German Studies and Philosophy at Zurich University. Since 1993 he has been working as a regular freelance art critic and freelance curator. In the context of the Swiss National Exhibition Expo.02 he was Head of the Arteplage Mobile du Jura (AMJ). In 2004 he was in charge of the concept and the realisation of Cabaret Voltaire. From 2003 to 2005: he was co-curator together with Pius Tschumi of the exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. From 2007 to 2010 he was Director of the Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne. Since 2011 he is developing and realising cultural projects such as Zurich’s Dada jubilee in 2016.
Stefan Zweifel was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1967. He studied Philosophy, comparative literary studies and Egyptology at Zurich University. Since 1986 he has been working as a freelance critic. In 2009 he received the Berlin Price of literary critics. He translated works by Raymond Roussel, Blaise Cendrars, J.J. Rousseau and jointly with Michael Pfister "Justine&Juliette" in 10 volumes by the Marquis de Sade. He was a freelance co-curator at the Kunsthaus Zürich with Tobia Bezzola and Michael Pfister of “SADE/SURREAL" (2001/2002) and guest-curated "Les années Labyrinthe: Giacometti - Balthus - Skira" at the Musée Rath, Geneva (2009).
Guest-curators at the Tinguely Museum in Basel and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (NL): “Die Situationistische Internationale – In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni” (2006/2007), „Balades avec le Minotaure“ for the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (2013), „Foray into Happiness“ (2014) and „Dada universal“ for the Swiss National Museum (2016).

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Photo: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel, © Danilo Rüttimann