Director at Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Switzerland
In parallel with his work as director and curator, Bernard Fibicher has been heading up the project for the new MCBA on the PLATEFORME 10 site.
He curated the last exhibition that took place in the historical spaces (Ai Weiwei. D’ailleurs c’est toujours les autres, 2017) as well as the first one to open in a brand new building (Atlas. Cartographie du don, 2019).
Since 1990 Bernard Fibicher’s special focus has been on introducing contemporary artists from non-Western continents and cultures, for whom he has curated the following exhibitions: Big Tail Elephant (Group of artists from Canton (Guangzhou)), 1997; South Meets West (contemporary African art), 2000; Kim Sooja, 2002; Pascale Marthine Tayou, 2002; Kay Hassan, 2004; Ai Weiwei, 2004; Nalini Malani. Splitting the Others, 2010; Ai Weiwei. D’ailleurs c’est toujours les autres (2017).
A few milestones:
University studies in Zurich and Bern. Ph.D. in Art History, thesis on sleep in the art of the 19th century.
1982 – 1995
Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Sion.
1995 – 1997
Curator Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthaus), Zurich: in charge of prints, drawings, photography and video.
1997 – 2004
Director of the Kunsthalle in Bern. Also lecturer at the University of Bern and freelance exhibition curator.
2005 – 2007
Curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern. Curates exhibitions including Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection; Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relationship to the Dead; and Horn Please: Narratives in Contemporary Indian Art.
Director of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. Curator of exhibitions including Nalini Malani: Splitting the Others; Painting: Alex Katz & Félix Vallotton; Giuseppe Penone. Regards croisés; Ai Weiwei. D’ailleurs c’est toujours les autres, (2017) ; Résister, encore, 2022 (upcoming).