Maja Hoffmann Named Chair of Swiss Institute’s Board

The board of trustees of Swiss Institute announced today the election of Maja Hoffmann as its new chair. Hoffmann, who begins June of next year, has long been a supporter of Swiss Institute. She will succeed Fabienne Abrecht, who has chaired the board since 2002, and who oversaw Swiss Institute’s move from 495 Broadway to its current location at 18 Wooster Street.

Hoffmann is widely known for establishing the LUMA Foundation in 2004. She also serves on the boards of Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur, and contributed to the formation of Tate Modern 2 and the New Museum, New York. She is trustee at the Tate, where she chairs its international council.

Said Hoffmann, “Swiss Institute has a unique voice with a long tradition of championing innovative perspectives in contemporary art.”