With a background in Art History (BA University of Geneva), Art Market Studies (MAS University of Zurich), and Publishing (Publishing Coordinator at JRP|Ringier and freelance Managing Editor), Eléonor de Pesters was drawn to CSM’s MA Narrative Environments by a long-term interest in curatorial practices. Through personal curatorial initiatives, academic written essays, editorial work including interviews with different actors of the art scene (gallerists, curators, and artists) and the editing of texts by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, she could develop critical thinking on spatial conceptions. Introducing narration in a space via the use of sounds, texts, and movement, is of particular interest. Fascinated by multi-disciplinary practices and immersive sensorial environments, she wishes to rethink traditional displays and visitors’ experiences within museums, as well as in cultural events. Shaping cultural centres as nurturing creative and permeable spheres is another aspect she is currently exploring through her work.
Discipline: Curator, Art Historian
Year of graduation: 2020