The Two Curators

Dr. Mariella C. Remund

# 12: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Alejandro Gómez Arias, 1928# 16: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of a Girl, ca. 1929# 20: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Virginia, (Little Girl), 1929# 23: Frida Kahlo, Two Women, 1929. licensed replica: ©Banco de

# 12: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Alejandro Gómez Arias, 1928
# 16: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of a Girl, ca. 1929
# 20: Frida Kahlo, Portrait of Virginia, (Little Girl), 1929
# 23: Frida Kahlo, Two Women, 1929. licensed replica: ©Banco de ©Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2008

Dr. Mariella C. Remund is co-founder, partner, owner and chief curator of the private Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden, Germany, since 2008.

Dr. Remund was born in Italy and is also a Swiss citizen.

She studied foreign languages and literature in Perugia, Italy, and Cambridge, England. She speaks fluent English, French, Italian, and German; and has a good understanding of Spanish and survival Chinese.

Dr. Remund has held executive positions at Dow Chemical for over 20 years. Since 1999 she has been teaching at the University of Technology and Economy in Berlin, Germany, in Paris, France and at City University of Seattle in Berlin and Beijing, China.

In 2010 she was named “Researcher” at Zhejiang Quishi Economy & Management Academy of Sciences, Hangzhou, China. In 2011 she was named Distinguished Visiting Professor at CETYS University in Mexico.

Dr. Remund lives and works in Beijing since 2003; she currently commutes between China, Germany and Mexico. She is a collector of antique paintings and furniture. Her hobbies include martial arts (Tai Ji Quan, Shaolin sword), chess, photography and the visual arts.

Hans-Jürgen Gehrke

Hans-Jürgen Gehrke is co-founder, partner, ownerand director in the private Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund, Baden-Baden, Germany, since 2008.

He was born in Germany and speaks German, English and Spanish. He studied business management and information technology and worked for several years for Fortune 500 companies such as Sony, ITT, and Hewlett-Packard.

In 1986 he started and managed an IT consulting company which he successfully sold five years later. In 1991 he started the German subsidiary of a U.S. IT company which was then sold to Nokia in 2003.

From 2003 to 2008 Hans-Jürgen Gehrke lived in Beijing, China, where he intensely studied Chinese ink- and-brush painting style. Art has been part of his life since his childhood. Since the early 1980s he has researched and studied Frida Kahlo’s life and works.

 
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