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Team

In addition to the team of six permanent staff members and Felix Lehner—the initiator of the foundation—several people provide valuable work for the Sitterwerk within the framework of civil service assignments, as interns or volunteers.

The entire team of the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the Kunstgiesserei, without whom the Sitterwerk Foundation would not exist, continues to be involved to a large extent and with great commitment to the success of the various Sitterwerk projects.

Patricia Hartmann
Patricia Hartmann has been the director of the Sitterwerk Foundation since January 2019. She studied art history at the University of Zurich and the University of Bern. Professionally, she spent several years working in two important contemporary art galleries in Paris and Zurich. She subsequently worked at the Federal Office of Culture in the field of arts promotion.
patricia.hartmann[at]sitterwerk.ch
This Keller
This Keller performed his civil service at the Sitterwerk Foundation in 2009 after completing his architecture studies. Since November 2019, he has been filling in for Patricia Hartmann as interim director during her maternity leave.
this.keller[at]sitterwerk.ch
Ulrich Meinherz
Ulrich Meinherz has managed the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the Galerie Felix Lehner since 2005. As of the establishment of the Sitterwerk Foundation in 2006, he was part of its management, which he today assists in an advisory capacity.
ulrich.meinherz[at]kesselhaus-josephsohn.ch
Julia Lütolf
Julia Lütolf has been responsible for the Material Archive since October 2011. She trained as a furniture carpenter and graduated from the University of the Arts in Bern as a conservator.
julia.luetolf[at]sitterwerk.ch
Roland Früh
Roland Früh has been responsible for the Art Library since September 2014. After completing his degree in art history in Zurich, he wrote the book accompanying the exhibition on book design in St. Gallen in the spring of 2007. He subsequently worked at Hyphen Press in London and as a lecturer in art and design theory at schools in Switzerland and abroad.
roland.frueh[at]sitterwerk.ch
Matilde Tettamanti
Matilde Tettamanti has worked at the Sittterwerk Foundation as assistant to the director since January 2020. In parallel, she is completing her master degree in art history at the University of Zurich. Professionally, she gained experience in the art market in Switzerland and abroad, and worked at the Federal Office of Culture in the field of arts promotion.
matilde.tettamanti[at]sitterwerk.ch
Felix Lehner
Felix Lehner manages the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen. He established the Sitterwerk Foundation with the architect and owner of the site, Hans Jörg Schmid, and the book collector Daniel Rohner, and is today a member of the management committee of the foundation board.
felix.lehner[at]kunstgiesserei.ch

Expanded Team

Sina Wider, Alanah Rüttimann, Nadja Tarnutzer, Maj Dörig and Lorenza Longhi support us in the supervision during opening hours on Sundays.

Mark Besselaar is a geographer and urban planner and has been a volunteer at the Sitterwerk since 2015. He guides groups of interested individuals through the Art Library, Material Archive, and Kunstgiesserei and provides conceptual and content-related support for the exhibitions and projects of the Sitterwerk.

Renata Häfliger completed training as a classical ballet dancer and is a trained retail employee. Since November 2016, she has been responsible for the accounts payable department of the Kunstgiesserei and for the accounting for the Sitterwerk Foundation.

Katalin Deér is an artist and has had her studio on the site in the Sitter Valley since 2003. She studied sculpture at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and again and again uses photography as a central medium for her work. Katalin Deér helped found and set up the Studio House. She has accompanied the Sitterwerk Foundation with her camera since its beginnings, and has thus assisted the Sitterwerk in creating its very individual visual presence in printed materials and on the Internet.

Lukas Furrer is an architect and, in cooperation with Christoph Flury, runs the Flury + Furrer architecture firm in Zurich. They are responsible for all the modifications of the rooms of the Sitterwerk Foundation and the architectural design of the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the workshops of the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen.

Istvan Scheibler is a freelance typography designer and has conceived and designed the printed materials and webpages of the Sitterwerk Foundation since its establishment.

Martin Heeb assists the Art Library with cataloguing and is currently studying information science in Chur.