Philippe Pirotte, Director of the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, and of Portikus in Frankfurt am Fain, announced today that Fabian Schöneich is to become the new curator of Portikus, the exhibition hall based in the heart of Frankfurt, which specializes in new media and contemporary art.
Since 2012 Schöneich has been the assistant curator at the Kunsthalle Basel. He starts at Portikus on October 1.
Schöneich, a German native, previously curated the Performance Project of Liste Art Fair in Basel, in both 2013 and 2014. As assistant curator at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, he co-organized the Melanchotopia exhibition and program in 2011. Previously, as an independent curator, Schöneich organized multiple group and solo shows, working with artists like Stan Douglas, Simon Denny, Rico Scagliola/Michael Meier, Tobias Spichtig and Emilie Pitoiset.