Independent Curator and Guest Digital Art Curator ART on THE MART

Portrait of a man wearing a black hat in a shirt and blazer.
Portrait of a man wearing a black hat in a shirt and blazer.


Raphael Gygax is ART on THE MART's inaugural guest curator of digital art (2023-2024). Gygax brings to ART on THE MART more than 20 years of experience as a curator and historian of contemporary art, specializing in time-based media. 

Before joining ART on THE MART as the 2023-24 guest curator, Gygax concurrently served as Associate Curator, Museo Casa Rusca, Locarno, where he most recently curated the museum’s annual exhibition program, and as Head of the BFA program and Deputy Director for the Department of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. Previously, he held curatorial positions at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, as well as with Frieze London and Frieze New York, advising on the Focus and Live sections of the fairs and Frieze Projects, the non-profit program of artist commissions in London. As a freelance curator, Gygax has organized exhibitions in Zurich, Paris, Brussels, London, and New York and has realized major solo and group exhibitions throughout his career with artists such as Charles Atlas, Wu Tsang, Alex Bag, Cory Arcangel, and more. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Berne and an MA in Art History, Film, and Drama Studies from the University of Berne and Zurich.