Danièle Perrier

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Danièle Perrier (* 1947 in Freiburg im Üechtland ) is a Swiss art historian and president of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art Germany (AICA).


Perrier studied art history, archeology, Romance studies and philosophy at the Universities of Basel and Vienna . After completing her doctorate, she worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna from 1979 to 1982 and at the same time worked as an expert at the auction house Galerie Koller in Zurich, then for Nordstern Insurance in Vienna. From 1986 to 1989 she was chief assistant at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna. From 1989 to 1990 she was curator at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Friborg , where she realized her first major exhibition “Vienna, in search of Eden”.

From 1991 to 1996 she was the founding director of the Ludwig Museum Koblenz , which was dedicated to French art after 1945. There she organized around 20 exhibitions and was responsible for the entire program. The most important ones included the opening exhibition Atelier de France and Atelier de la rue, Product of Choreh Feyzdjou and sound sculptures - eye music. From 1996 to 1999 she was lecturer for modern and contemporary art at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz. Since 1999 she has been working in the field of art in an advisory capacity for the Institute of Media Communication (IMK) of the GMD, now Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft .

From August 1999 to June 2012 she was the managing artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems and as such was responsible for the scholarship holders from Balmoral and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as well as for all activities. Here she dared an experimental style and got involved, for example, in the integration of media art - starting in 2002 with "Steadicam", a video installation by Wiebke Grösch and Frank Metzger about the Bad Emser Medienkunsttage (BEM) - with the artist and scientist about the impact of the new Technologies on art and society were questioned - up to the BALMORALE, an exhibition with students from the art academies in Mainz and Saarbrücken. She is currently working as a freelance curator, author and art consultant.

From 2001 to 2004 she was the coordinator of the Pépinières Européennes pour jeunes artistes for Germany. She has been Vice President since 2013 and President of AICA Germany since 2016.

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  1. a b c Minister of Culture Ahnen said goodbye to Dr. Danièle Perrier , State Government of Rhineland-Palatinate, July 3, 2012
  2. Board story 2016: Danièle Perrier now leads AICA Germany , AICA Germany