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Céline Eidenbenz

Céline Eidenbenz, salonnière of the Salon Suisse 2019. Photo by Magali Le Mens

Curator and art historian Céline Eidenbenz is director of the Valais Art Museum in Sion, Switzerland. After completing her studies in Lausanne, Vienna and Paris, she worked as an assistant lecturer at the universities of Geneva and Lausanne (2007–2015). There she created “Le Cabanon,” an exhibition space for contemporary art. In 2012, she used her PhD thesis as the basis for an exhibition about hysteria at the Museum Félicien Rops in Namur, Belgium. Recently, she curated “Let’s Walk, Take a Step, Take a Stand” (2017–2018) at the Old Penitentiary of Sion, inviting Hamish Fulton for a site-specific artwork and a group walk. This exhibition integrated contemporary art with local artists and the Museum’s alpine environment.