Johannes Faber


Director

Johannes was born 1952 in Vienna. Johannes has worked as a Freelance photographer.
In 1983 he founded the “Galerie Johannes Faber”, a gallery for contemporary photography. Since 1994 it has specialized in classic modern photography. Johannes Faber also works as an appraiser and curator of art photography. Since 1995 the gallery has participated in important art-fairs in Europe and the U.S.A. The gallery is a member of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) and of the “Association of Austrian Art Galleries”. (2004-2006 member of the Board and CEO).

 


Alexander Spuller


Director

Alexander was born in 1970 in Vienna.
He finished an engineering education and obtained a degree in civil engineering and started working in his family’s construction business. Since 1990 he has completed various real estate projects in Austria, the Czech Republic and Vietnam. He started collecting photography in 1998 and began specializing in collecting works of the classic modern period in 1999. In 2005 he became Junior Director of the Gallery Johannes Faber.
     


Friedrich Kiradi


Director

Friedrich was born in 1964 and is currently one of the managing directors of Merit Alternative Investments GmbH, an investment firm licensed by the Austrian Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
Friedrich studied at the University for Economics and Business Administration in Vienna and finished his studies with the equivalent of a Masters degree in 1990. From 1988 to 1995 he worked for Merit Unternehmensberatungsges.m.b.H. in the field of commodity brokerage and consulting. In 1992 he passed the U.S. National Commodity Futures Exam Series #3, (NFA). In 1995 he founded Merit Alternative Investments GmbH, an asset management company specialising in the fields of managed futures and quantitative hedge fund styles. Since 2000 Friedrich has been a guest lecturer at the Donau-Universität Krems, Banking & Finance, and other training centres. From 2003 - 2007 Friedrich became the executive chairman of the “Alternative Investments Forum Austria (AIFA)”, a lobbying platform for the hedge fund industry in Austria.    

 


Kaspar Fleischmann


Member of the Advisory Board

He was one of the first photo-gallery owners in Europe, as he founded the renowned photo gallery “Zur Stockeregg” 1979 in Zurich. For 30 years he dedicated himself with passion and knowledge to photography and set up own collections (classic modernism and Paul Strand) when photography was still derided by art critics. He founded the photography sector of Art Basel, co-initiated the Paris Photo and Photography Show New York, enabled the photographic art collection at the Kunsthaus Zurich with a donation and encouraged the Center for Photography Winterthur, which he also sponsors.