Marc Streit Joins as Head of Arts and Creative Industries

Based in New York, the founder of the “zürich moves!” festival will draw on his extensive experience as a cultural entrepreneur to lead Swissnex’s initiatives at the interface of art, science, and technology across the American Northeast.

August 9, 2023 | Boston & New York

Swissnex in Boston and New York is thrilled to introduce Marc Streit as the newly appointed Head of Arts and Creative Industries. Operating from the New York City office, he will infuse a fresh perspective into Swissnex’s work, harnessing the transformative potential of art and design to address challenges and raise critical questions in areas ranging from climate and health to new technologies such as artificial intelligence.

“I’m excited to bring people and ideas from various creative sectors into Swissnex’s thematic focus areas, and use the arts to engage larger audiences around these topics in a tangible, playful, and accessible way,” says Marc. “I’m keen to foster creative collisions and collaborations between diverse communities across the American Northeast, Switzerland, and the rest of the global Swissnex network.”

Marc brings extensive experience as a cultural entrepreneur, facilitator, and advisor on the research, production, and realization of artistic projects across a wide range of practices. Prior to joining Swissnex, he was working as an independent curator with various art organizations, realizing projects internationally.

From 2011 to 2019, Marc was Deputy Artistic Director and Curator of the contemporary dance center Tanzhaus Zürich. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and other universities. In 2012, he founded zürich moves!, an international festival for contemporary practice in the performing arts. In 2021, he co-founded Imbricated Real, an artistic association focused on the creation of spaces for encounter, reflection, and process-based research. Marc is trained in management and studied curating at ZHdK.

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