Patricia Hartmann

Patricia Hartmann is director of the Sitterwerk Foundation since January 2019. She graduated in Art History at the universities of Zurich and Bern. For several years she worked in two galleries for contemporary art in Paris and in Zurich, as artist liaison and as director. Later she was a scientific collaborator and independent project manager for the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, in particular for the Swiss Art Awards exhibitions in 2017 and 2018.

Ulrich Meinherz

Ulrich Meinherz has been managing the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the Galerie Felix Lehner since 2005. He has also been part of the executive board of the Sitterwerk Foundation since it was establishment in 2006. He completed his studies of philosophy, German studies, and art history at the University of Zurich with a licentiate in 2003 while simultaneously working at a gallery for contemporary art in Zurich. Ulrich Meinherz was already friends with Hans Josephsohn while still a student and became intimately familiar with his works as a result of regular visits and assistance in his studio.

Julia Lütolf

Julia Lütolf has been responsible for the Material Archive since October 2011. She is a trained furniture carpenter and received a degree as a conservator at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern. 

Roland Früh

In September 2014, Roland Früh was named the Head Librarian of the Art Library. After completing his studies in art history in Zurich, he wrote the book accompanying the exhibition Book Design in St. Gallen, at the Sitterwerk in spring 2007, and has since remained closely connected to the Sittertal. In London he worked for the publisher Hyphen Press, at Werkplaats Typography in Arnhem, and as an art and design historian on publications and exhibitions. Since 2009, he has worked as a lecturer in art and design theory in schools at home and abroad.    

Bettina Zimmermann

Bettina Zimmermann has been working as an assistant at the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the Galerie Felix Lehner since January 2017. She studied fine art at the FHNW/HGK Basel and philosophy and art history at the University of Zurich.

Nina Keel

Nina Keel has been working for the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and Galerie Felix Lehner since 2010. She is currently also studying art history, journalism, and theory and history of photography at the University of Zurich.

Felix Lehner

Felix Lehner along with Hans Jörg Schmid, an architect and owner of the Sitterwerk site, and the book collector Daniel Rohner were co-initiators of the Sitterwerk Foundation in 2006. In 1983 In Beinwil am See, Felix Lehner established the Kunstgiesserei, which he still runs today. In 1994 the Kunstgiesserei relocated to St. Gallen, 2003 saw the establishment of Galerie Felix Lehner, which was followed by the development of the Sitterwerk Foundation as well as involvement in the opening of a photo lab in 2009. All of the institutions and businesses are located in immediate proximity to one another on the Sittertal site in St. Gallen.