The Team

Pictured above: "Colourfall" installation by Ian Davenport

Bruno is the CEO of SUSTAINABLE ART PROJECTS LLC and CEO of Art Leasing & Invest AG Zurich, Switzerland - the leading company in financing and management of high quality art. Bruno’s main focus is to support companies in the selection, decision taking financing, insurance of art as well as to apply high level communication around the art topic.

Before establishing Art Leasing & Invest AG Bruno was the director and senior manager at Arthur Andersen and later at Bearing Point AG, Switzerland, finance strategy and transformation. He was responsible for all consulting services related to Finance, Operations and CFO. Bruno also served as an analyst at Citibank and president of AIESEC  Zurich, Switzerland.

In addition to his rich experience Bruno is responsible for the implementation and financing of worldwide art projects for Falcon Private Bank in Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Geneva and the realization of major art concepts at Deloitte Zurich. Bruno holds a university degree in Economics.

Carina is the Head Curator of SUSTAINABLE ART PROJECTS LLC and owner of the Gallery Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland a leading Swiss art gallery representing major international artists. She is board member of Art Leasing & Invest AG, Zurich, Switzerland - the leading company in financing and management of high quality art.

Throughout her distinguished career, Carina has managed many high profile projects, including the art project with SWATCH Group at the Venice Art Biennale 2017 in collaboration with renowned international artist, Ian Davenport as well as the realization of the Art Bache Jelmoli, the leading department store in Zurich, Switzerland, and the initiation of the prestigious Ian Davenport SWATCH. Between 2010 – 2018 Carina was in charge of the execution of art projects in major outdoor spaces, among others with ENEA, one of the most renowned Landscape Architects worldwide with offices in Zurich, Miami and New York.

Carina is a member of the selection committee of Art Paris Art Fair, curator and partner of the Internet Platform “The Roomers” and a member of the Board of the Zurich Art Galleries Association. Carina holds a university degree in Law.

August is the project head and technical director at SUSTAINABLE ART PROJECTS LLC, and he is the owner of the consultancy company, xxx.

Before joining SUSTAINABLE ART PROJECTS LLC he was Chief Operating Officer at his previous employer, NUSSLI Group, Switzerland. For NUSSLI Group, Switzerland, August had managed as a project director in the last eight years numerous high profile and fast track construction projects, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Las Vegas, 2016, various country pavilions at EXPO Milano, 2015, the House of Switzerland at Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014, the Coca Cola Pavilion during the Summer Olympics in London, 2012, and the Swiss Pavilion at the Shanghai EXPO 2010.

From 200X – 200X August worked  as chief project and design manager for various projects around the world,  among others for RE Development, Steiner, Zurich, Switzerland, Steiner Modern, Beijing, China, and SchnieperArchitects, Kriens, Switzerland. August holds a university degree in Architecture.​​​​​​​.

Kurt is key account manager & art consultant in the Middle East for SUSTAINABLE ART PROJECTS LLC.

Having a background in education and music, Kurt’s approach to arts and culture is one of carefully using strategies to understand and promote the similarities of cultures between the West and East under the guiding principles of crossing borders - bridging cultures. 

In the last ten years with his own UAE-based company, Swiss Art Gate UAE, Kurt developed an extensive and diverse portfolio with more than 100 projects, including the photo exhibition “Late Sheikh Zayed in Switzerland”, 2011, under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, advisor to the UAE President. Kurt also commissioned art exhibitions and cultural projects for the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Montenegro. He is the founder of the yearly event “Swiss Days Dubai”, a two-day cultural project held at Madinat Theatre Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. During nine years Kurt was a board member of the Sarna Jubilee Foundation in Switzerland, where he directed yearly arts and cultural festivals for the local community with dance, music and art. Kurt holds a university degree in Education, Arts & Music