Françoise Ninghetto

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Françoise Ninghetto (2018)

Françoise Ninghetto (* 1947 , Canton of Valais ) is a Swiss curator and art historian . From 1999 to 2017 she was deputy director of the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO) in Geneva .


Françoise Ninghetto was born in Valais in 1947 and grew up in Geneva . She has an Italian father and a Swiss mother. After studying at the University of Geneva , she worked at the Center d'art Halle Sud from 1984 to 1990 and then as a freelance writer at the Tribune de Genève .

From 1994 Ninghetto built up the Geneva art museum MAMCO as chief curator. In year she became deputy director. She has been a volunteer curator there since 2017.

From 2008 to 2016 Ninghetto was president of the commission that selected the artists for the Istituto Svizzero di Roma .

Ninghetto is vice-president of the Switzerland section of the international art critic association AICA . She works on the editorial staff of the Swiss magazine Kunstbulletin and the associated online platform As a writer, she has written many French editorials for the art bulletin since 2001 . For the Encyclopædia Universalis she wrote the biographies of Fabrice Hybert , Tony Oursler and Pipilotti Rist ; for SIKART, for example, those of the artists Sylvie Fleury , Chérif and Silvie Defraoui .

Françoise Ninghetto is married and has no children.

"The noyau de base, c'est une team de femme resistantes dans la durée et au stress. Une femme ressemble à un coureur de fond, elle a de nombreuses ressources. »

“The basis is a team of women who are persistent and resistant to stress. A woman resembles an endurance runner, she has numerous resources. "

- Françoise Ninghetto

Fonts (selection)

  • As a contributor: Toit du Monde. Lars Müller, 2002.
  • With Jacques Jouet: Hoptitoh: Tito Honegger, Objets 1991-2003. Quiquandquoi, 2004.
  • With Marie Velardi: Pro Helvetia , Fondation Suisse pour le Culture. Luzern / Poschiavo 2009. ISBN 978-3-907474-55-6 .
  • With Karine Tissot: Artistes à Genève: de 1400 à nos jours. L'APAGe, 2010.
  • With Gianni Motti et al .: Gianni Motti. Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2013.
  • Les débuts: de Dada à la performance, en passant par Fluxus et le happening. In: Le «performatif». Les arts de la performance en Suisse . ISBN 3-909622-05-4 . Pp. 17-27.

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Web links

Commons : Françoise Ninghetto  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. a b c MAMCO Genève: rencontre avec Françoise Ninghetto . (Interview)
  2. Organization .
  3. editorial Kunstbulletin and .
  4. Ninghetto in an interview about the work at MAMCO. In: MAMCO Genève: rencontre avec Françoise Ninghetto . March 2016.