As a collection manager, Joël Gessler looks after Swiss and international private and corporate clients. He currently works for the art collection of the Swiss Post, among others.
He gained experience as a collection manager at the UBS Art Collection and at a Zurich based Single Family Office. His duties in the art department of the Family Office included giving advice on buying and selling art as well as organising commercial and non-commercial exhibitions. Before that, in his capacity as an experienced project manager, Joël Gessler worked at Art Basel Miami Beach and in the Beijing branch of Galerie Urs Meile.
At the art and fashion magazine STUDIO, Joël Gessler is responsible for the art content and as a further project he will soon launch artindustryindex.com, a platform that indexes companies in the art industry.
Apart from this, he is very committed to the young artists’ scene in Switzerland. He has been operating the platform upandcoming.ch since 2014, which serves as support for emerging Swiss artists, and is also working on establishing a network for young art collectors. Through the Art-Ticker, Joël Gessler informs his subscribers about the art market, organizes visits to galleries and museums, and offers works by emerging artists.
Joël Gessler holds a degree in graphic design from the Lucerne School of Art and Design and a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in contemporary Chinese art from Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2022 he holds a MAS degree (Master of Advanced Studies) in Arts Management from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.