Martin Heller has been responsible for content planning at the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin since 2011. Since 2012, he has headed the Humboldt Lab Dahlem, together with Viola König, Klaas Ruitenbeek and Agnes Wegner, which he initiated.
Heller has been a curator since 1986, and between 1990 and 1998 he was the director of the Museum für Gestaltung and of the Museum Bellerive in Zürich, between 1996 and 1998. He was subsequently artistic director of the Swiss national exhibition Expo.02 from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 he founded Heller Enterprises, Zürich; the company is still active in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Between 2005 and 2010 he was the artistic director of Linz 2009, the European Capital of Culture. Heller’s responsibilities included the curating of exhibitions and exhibition formats, the development and realization of cultural-political and urbanist concepts, supervisory board mandates, committee work, writing of texts, compiling publications, giving lectures and seminars at museums and universities.
arge gillmann schnegg is a professional collaboration between Ursula Gillmann (atelier gillmann + co gmbh) and Matthias Schnegg (groenlandbasel – Architektur und Ausstellungen gmbh).
Together they have been developing concepts, designing and creating exhibitions and interior concepts for museums and cultural projects since 2001. Significant recent projects are the permanent exhibitions in the Historisches Museum Frankfurt (2012/ 2017), “Römer oder so” (Bregenz, 2013), “Berge – eine unverständliche Leidenschaft” (Innsbruck, 2007), “PSYCHOanalyse”(Berlin, 2006), and “Alltag – eine Gebrauchsanweisung” (Vienna, 2003).
Ursula Gillmann is an exhibition designer and museum specialist. Between 1989 and 1995 she worked as a scenographer for the Museum für Gestaltung Basel. Since 1995 she has been developing and organizing exhibition projects with the atelier gillmann and the arge gillmann schnegg. She has been professor of exhibition design at the Hochschule Darmstadt since 2009. Significant previous projects include: 1515 Marignano (Zürich 2015), Strohgold (Basel 2014), Kohle global (Essen 2013), Wege zur Welterkenntnis (Basel, 2009); Unten und oben. Zur Naturkultur des Ruhrgebiets (Essen, 2001).
Matthias Schnegg works as a scenographer and architect. With the groenlandbasel design company and in his professional collaboration gillmann schnegg, he has been developing exhibition and museum projects since 2001. The main focus of his work lies in the scenographic and communicative qualities of architecture. Significant recent projects include: Museen Werdenberg (Werdenberg, 2015), Pop Art Design (Stockholm, 2014), Alpines Museum der Schweiz (Bern, 2013), Entscheiden. Eine Ausstellung über das Leben im Supermarkt der Möglichkeiten (Lenzburg 2012).
Torero Film is run by Rouven Rech and Teresa Renn. Both studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (documentary film direction and collaborations in the field of television) and have undertaken work in documentary film, video installations in museums, image campaigns and advertising projects.