Beatrice Leanza, new director of mudac


mudac is delighted to announce the appointment of its new director, Beatrice Leanza, who will take up her post on 1 January 2023.

Beatrice Leanza is an internationally renowned ltalian curator, critic and museum director. Now based in Lisbon, she has acted as executive director of maat (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) from 2019 to 2021. Prior to that, she was based in Beijing for 17 years from 2002 to 2019, where she led many prominent projects in the field of contemporary arts and design, notably as creative director of Beijing Design Week (2013-2016).

She convinced the selection jury with her professional profile combining a strong creative sense with internationally recognized know-how in developing innovative strategies for cultural enterprises from Asia to Europe. Her wide-ranging experience of cultural governance, from team management to relations with partners, sponsors, creative practitioners and the media, gives her all the assets needed to continue the development of mudac in close collaboration with all the Plateforme 10 teams in the museum’s new setting in the heart of the Arts District in Lausanne. She will take up her post on 1 January 2023, on the retirement of the current director, Chantal Prod’Hom.

“I am incredibly excited to embark on this journey with the team of mudac, building upon its achievements as an institution attuned with transformation and thus capable of offering itself as a public-facing platform of professional encounter, social debate and of practical agency to empower novel blueprints for cross-sectorial research, academic contamination and civic participation.”

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mudac is supported in its activities by its main partner Julius Bär.