Kunsthalle Bern named Fabrice Stroun director this past weekend, effective January 2012. Stroun has spent the past fifteen years as an independent curator based in Geneva, during which he conceived and organized over fifty exhibitions at institutions like Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, MAMCO Geneva, Kunsthaus Glarus, Le Magasin Grenoble, and Villa Medici in Rome. Since 2006, Stroun has served as a lecturer at H.E.A.D. (Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design) in Geneva. Acting director Philippe Pirotte will continue his service until October of 2011.