The Swiss Church Art Committee is a group of experts with different backgrounds who programmes the arts events at the church and develops new ideas to further the dialogue between church and contemporary art. The Art Committee consists of the following members:
David Beck, Chair (Swiss Embassy, Head of Culture)
“I got to know the Swiss Church in London through my position at the Cultural Section at the Embassy of Switzerland. The church’s diverse activities, which, in addition to the exchange between the parish and the minister, also include an active engagement in the arts, are impressive. It made me realise how important a role the church holds as an institution within the wider Swiss community.
Although I do not frequent the church as a place of worship, I have had many pleasurable encounters with members from different generations and paths of life. I always feel welcome in this little Swiss enclave in the heart of London.
Daniella Rossi (Rossi Asiaghi Ltd.)
Daniella Rossi is the founder and Director of Rossi Asiaghi Ltd., which works with emerging artists to develop their careers through corporate and institutional exhibitions, commissions and educational programming.
Through Rossi Asiaghi, she also supports an annual art award to help artists fund exhibitions, materials and studio space.
Daniella has spent over a decade in the art world between New York and London, working with private clients and public institutions to build, manage and sell large collections. She has launched gallery and project spaces and also led a commissions programme at one of the world’s leading arts universities. Daniella holds a PhD from Cambridge University.
Annelore Schneider (Artist and Art Teacher)
Annelore Schneider works in collaboration with Claude Piguet under the name collectif_fact. They exhibit internationally. Recent exhibitions, residences and prizes include Suspension of Disbelief, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2015); Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris Residency, City of Geneva, CH (2015); Le bénéfice du doute, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, FR (2014); Video Prize, Avanca Film Festival, PT (2013); Grant of the Society of Arts, Geneva, CH (2012); Art Base Momoshima Residency, with the support of the Swiss Art Council prohelvetia, JP (2012) and Swiss Art Award, Basel, CH (2011).
She teaches in the Fine Art curriculum area of the Foundation course at Central Saint Martins and is regularly invited to HEAD – Genève to give workshops.
Jon Driscoll (Cinematographer, Lighting and Projection Designer)
Jon Driscoll is an English Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated theatre projection designer and lighting designer working in the West End and on Broadway. He is a Technical Associate of the National Theatre in London.
David Mollin (Artist and Writer), Adviser
David Mollin heads the annual curating prize in collaboration with the Goldsmith College. He has a PhD in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and currently teaches at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. David works collaboratively with Swiss artist Salomé Voegelin on projects that focus on invisible connections, transient behaviour and unseen rituals. Their work reconsiders socio-political, architectural and aesthetic actualities through the possibilities of sounds, voices and words.
David Mollin and his partner Salomé Voegelin have been awarded the Art and Architecture commission from the Kunstkommission Bern, Switzerland in 2017. The project Kleefeld – Klangfeld will make the environment of a newly renovated local school into an ‘instrument’ to be experienced as a sonic field.
David Mollin was a member of the Arts Committee and the Consistoire of the Swiss Church between 2009 until 2014.
Peter Yardley-Jones (Director of Music and Organist)
Emily Rose Simons (Office and Lettings Administrator, Musical writer)
Reverend Carla Maurer