TaDA Textile and Design Alliance
c/o Textilmuseum St.Gallen
9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland
+41 71 228 00 78
Artistic Director TaDA
Art and architecture historian Marianne Burki was Head of Visual Arts with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia until the end of 2019. She was responsible for Pro Helvetia's visual arts funding policy in Switzerland, international exchanges and the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Marianne Burki was previously Director of the Kunsthaus Langenthal. In the Paul Klee Stiftung, she was Project Manager for the Catalogue Raisonné Paul Klee. She is also the scriptwriter and director of the film Mariann Grunder, Bildhauerin. Since 2018-2023 she has been President of the Vereinigung Schweizer Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker (Swiss association of art historians, VKK). Since 2021 together with Li Zhenhua she is the artistic director of Sequerciani Arte Clima, a project in Tuscany which bringst together art, science and agriculture.
Martina Lughi studied Portuguese and English, together with literature, business and art management, at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. In 2017, she earned a Master's degree in marketing, communication and fundraising for art and culture in Rome. In addition to her position as Programme Assistant at TaDA, Martina has been working for the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia since 2018. She is currently a specialist in the Global Encounters and Initiatives team, responsible for the international residencies and research trips programme. From 2014 to 2020, she was responsible for organising events on behalf of Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Consulate in Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi (Venice), also providing assistance for the Swiss participation at the Venice Biennale.