As curator Katri Burri conceives photo exhibitions. She looks for qualified photographers, selects themes and images, produces the exhibitions and organises tours for travelling exhibitions.


Documentary Photography Forum. Curator: Katri Burri. Commissioned by: Volkart Foundation.

All Coalmine Exhibitions

Concept: Katri Burri & oSkope media gmbh, Zurich. Programming: Spoiled Milk, Zurich. Design: Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung, Zurich. Commissioned by: George Foundation, Winterthur.

Coalmine online was an internet gallery showing exhibitions held at Coalmine Photo Gallery in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Privat – Fotos vom Wohnen. 19 April – 17 May 2007. Curator: Katri Burri. Credit Suisse Lichthof on Paradeplatz, Zurich. Commissioned by: Credit Suisse.

Thirty-six outstanding photographs feature 12 equally outstanding and unique residential buildings in the western world. Rem Koolhaas (photos: Hans Werlemann), Knapkiewitz & Fickert (photos: Walter Mair), Werner Oechslin (photos: Walter Mair), Steven Holl (photos: Andy Ryan), Jörn Utzon (photos: Sören Kuhn/Bent Ryberg), Norisada Maeda (photos: Michael Freeman), Rural Studio (photos: Timothy Hursley), Richard Rogers (photos: Timothy Hursley), Aldo Rossi (photos: Luigi Ghirri), Peter Zumthor (photos: Walter Mair), EM2N Architekten (photos: Hannes Henz), Hongkong (photos: Georg Aerni)

Unterirdisch Überleben. Richard Ross. 8 September – 2 October 2006. Project initiator and curator: Katri Burri. Commissioned by: Lucerne office of history, culture and current affairs.

Renowned American photographer and university lecturer Richard Ross has documented civil defence bunkers around the world: in the US, Russia, the UK, China, Vietnam, Turkey and Switzerland. A selection of his spectacular photographs is being shown in Europe’s biggest civil defence bunker, the Sonnenberg in Lucern.

Paradiese auf Erden. 9–30 May 2005. Curator: Katri Burri. Credit Suisse Lichthof on Paradeplatz, Zurich. Commissioned by: Credit Suisse Bonviva.

Nineteen internationally known photographers from Japan, North America and Europe, including eight from Switzerland, were invited to show their most beautiful photos of gardens in the Credit Suisse Lichthof (atrium) on Paradeplatz in Zurich: Giorgio von Arb, Guido Baselgia, Thomas Burla, Lucia Degonda, Michael Freeman, Georg Gerster, Walter Herfst, Jürgen Hohmuth, Ulrich Mack, Takao Nishida, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Ingalill Snitt, Howard Sooley, Annelies Strba, Tessa Traeger, Christian Vogt, Alan Ward, Ikio Yamamoto, Kenzo Yamamoto

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La Suisse plurielle. 22 October 2004–19 March 2005. Curator: Katri Burri. Technical director: Gianni D’Amato (SFM). Project partners: Polit-Forum Bern, Federal Commission on Migration (FCM), Federal Office for Migration (FOM), Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM).

The FDFA’s Cultural Foreign Policy Centre has redesigned the “La Suisse plurielle” for the road and is now showing it abroad. Three photographers (one woman and two men) were commissioned to document 30 days in the lives and interactions of the native and migrant populations of urban areas in Italian-, German and French-speaking Switzerland. Ursula Markus took photographs in Molino Nuovo (Lugano), Edouard Rieben in the Lorraine (Bern) and Pierre-Antoine Grisoni in Maupas (Lausanne). At the listening stations visitors can also hear Swiss radio programmes broadcast over the last 50 years on the theme of migration. The exhibition was shown in Bern, Lausanne, Lugano and Willisau.

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