The Board

Eva Badura-Triska

Curator at mumok, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Co-founder of Archiv Franz West and general secretary from 1999

1996 Curator of the first retrospective Franz West. Proforma, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Kunsthalle Basel, Kroeller-Mueller Museum Otterlo. The exhibition was ranked among the ten best exhibitions of the year by the American art magazine Artforum.

1996 Curator Franz West. Combi, Künstlerhaus Bregenz

2013 Curator of the first posthumous retrospective Franz West. Wo ist mein Achter, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok), Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) Frankfurt, The Hepworth Wakefield (2014)

Author of numerous texts on Franz West’s work


Ludwig Badura

Lawyer. Project­developer / real estate.
1996–now project development at Rhomberg Bau Ltd. and others

Since 2003 vice president of Archiv Franz West

Edelbert Koeb

1965–1992 artistic activity; Sculpture, works on the border of art and design.
1966–1974 assistant, Vienna University of Technology.
1974–2010 chair, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
1985–1995 and 1998–2000 deputy director of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
1983–1991 president, Vienna Secession.
1990–2000 founding director Kunsthaus Bregenz.
2002–2010 director mumok, Vienna.
Since 2011 freelance curator
Since 2012 president of the Archives Franz West

1987 curator of Franz West. Ansicht at the Vienna Secession, the first institutional solo exhibition in Vienna, with another showing at Kunsthalle Bern (catalog and text)
1990 curator of Franz West in the series Bildhauerfotografien, Vienna Secession, Graphisches Kabinett (print room)
1998 exhibition participation by Franz West at Life Style at Kunsthaus Bregenz
Franz West takes part in projects at the mumok; purchases of works by Franz West for mumok
2010 on the occasion of Koeb’s farewell from mumok West bestows the Koeb Motette composed by Michael Mautner and creates a dish for the farewell party

Peter Noever

Designer, exhibition creator, curator-at-large art / architecture / media
1986–2011 CEO and artistic director MAK Vienna / Los Angeles
Founder of MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (based on three houses designed by the pioneering architect rudolf m. schindler) and of the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, Czech Republic
Exhibitions and guest lectures worldwide.
Since 2012 board member of Archiv Franz West / invited personally by Franz West to join the Archiv Franz West in 2000

Selection of Franz West exhibitions / interventions MAK / Peter Noever:
„12 Diwans“ consisting of 24 divans, MAK Vienna, acquisition 1998
Art in the public space – „Vier Lemurenköpfe“, Wien 2001 (Stubenbrücke)
„Gnadenlos“, MAK Vienna, 2001/02 with performance/intervention „Par Bleu“
„Merciless“, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2002
„Sit on my chair, lay on my bed“. MAK Vienna, 2008
„Das Spiel der Mächtigen / The Game of the Mighty“, MAK Vienna, 2009/10
„Austria Davaj!“, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, 2011

Peter Pakesch

1976–1979 consultant for Fine Arts at Forum Stadtpark Graz
1985–1993 exclusive representation of Franz West at Galerie Pakesch, exhibitions and exhibition participations in both Viennese gallery locations (Ballgasse and Ungargasse) as well as initiation, conciliation and support of numerous national and international exhibitions and exhibition participations.
1993–1995 exhibition projects for the National Gallery in Prague
1996 adaptation Franz West. Proforma in Kunsthalle Basel
2009 curator of the exhibition Franz West. Autotheater (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Kunsthaus Graz 2010) and Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina (MADRE) Naples (2010) with Kasper König and Mario Codognato
Since 2012 board member of Archiv Franz West
Since 2015 chairman of the board of Maria Lassnig Stiftung

Member of various advisory councils, commissions and juries