press release

photo basel announces participating galleries.

After the successful first edition in 2015, photo basel decided to move to a new location: Volkshaus Basel - a renovated architectural masterpiece by acclaimed architects Herzog & De Meuron in direct neighbourhood of Art Basel.

For the second edition, the two Directors Sven Eisenhut and Samuel Riggenbach appointed Béatrice Andrieux as Artistic Director who has implemented an international recognized Selection Committee.

This year’s fair will be pleased to welcome around thirty international galleries dealing with historical and contemporary photography which will present solo and thematic shows.

For the first time, photo basel will launch it’s "focus series" - presenting one focus publisher with Xavier Barral from Paris, one focus artist with Juergen Teller as well as one focus institution with the "Hochschule der Künste from Zürich" (ZHdK). Furthermore, photo basel will present a special exhibition called „STORYWORLDS“ curated by Screen Projects from the United States.

As last year, photo basel is delighted to welcome collectors, curators and visitors from all over the globe. photo basel opens it’s doors exclusively for invited guests on Tuesday evening, June 14th at 6.00pm. The fair will then be open for the public from Wednesday (daily 12:00pm - 9:00pm) and run until Sunday June, 19th (6pm).

The following galleries will participate:

Laurence Bernard (Switzerland)
Bildhalle (Switzerland)
Galerie Binôme (France)
camara oscura galeria de arte (Spain)
Raffaella de Chirico Arte Contemporanea (Italy)
FIFTY One Gallery (Belgium)
Flatland Gallery (Netherlands)
Galerie Christophe Gaillard (France)
Alain Gutharc (France)
Galerija Fotografija (Slovenia)
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery (Germany & Sweden)
Galerie in camera (France)
Kahmann Gallery (Netherlands)
Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs (Germany)
Kromus + Zink (Germany)
MAGNIN-A (France)
Galerie Eva Meyer (France)
Podbielski Contemporary (Germany)
School Gallery Olivier Castaing (France)
Galerie Sit Down (France)
Galerie Caroline Smulders (France)
Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (France)
Van der Mieden Gallery (Netherlands)
Fabian & Claude Walter (Switzerland)
widmertheodoridis (Switzerland)
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (France)

one focus publisher - Xavier Barral (France)
one focus artist – Juergen Teller (Germany)
one newcomer price - Vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis (Switzerland)
one focus institution – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)

special exhibition - “STORYWORLDS” curated by: Screen Projects (United States)


photo basel 2016 at a glance:

Date: June 15 – 19, 2016

Vernissage: June 14, 2016 / from 18:00 (on invitation only)

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 21:00 (Sunday - 18:00)

Venue: Volkshaus Basel – Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel

Public Transport: Tramstation "Claraplatz"

Car Parkings: "Parkhaus Rebgasse" / Rebgasse 20 (250 lots)
"Claramatte" Klingentalstrasse 25(100 lots)

Organizer: photo basel GmbH, Im Davidsboden 12, 4056 Basel /