Welcome to the Art Market Studies program of the University of Zurich

NEWS: University of Zurich Art Market Studies and Kunstforum Zürich present Kenny Schachter and Simon de Pury in conversation

UZH Art Market Studies Kenny Schachter and Simon de Pury

Truth and Truisms: Kenny Schachter and Simon de Pury share their Insights from the Engine Room of the Art Market at the Zurich Art Weekend 2018. Kunstforum Zürich and the University of Zurich’s Art Market Studies program cordially invite you to register on www.zurichartweekend.com/events/


Kenny Schachter

As a regular contributor to Artnet, British GQ, and on occasions to The Art Newspaper, New York Magazine and other publications, Kenny Schachter is one of the most authentic voices of the contemporary art world. Profound art lover, who is bold enough to utter the unpronounceable, Schachter has been curating contemporary art exhibits in museums and galleries for nearly 30 years and teaches seminars in art history.

Simon de Pury

De Pury is renowned for his legendary performance on the auction podium and for his longstanding knowledge of the global marketplace. From 2000 to 2012 he was Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company. Earlier in his career he was Chairman Europe at Sotheby’s. 2013 he founded, together with his wife Michaela, de Pury de Pury, a company specialising in curating exhibitions, discovering emerging artists, advising collectors, and institutions together with facilitating private transactions. His book The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade was published 2016. Born in Basel, he lives now in London.

Biographies by Kunstforum Zürich


About the Executive Master in Art Market Studies program

Experts in Art Market Education

The University of Zurich’s Art Market Studies unique program brings together international university graduates with passion in art and the art market. Coming from different academic backgrounds such as law, economics, or humanities, our participants share their individual perspectives on the art market in lively discussion with art market specialists and scholars. Art history prerequisite are not mandatory.

Courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays in Zurich and are taught entirely in English

Learn more about our program in this short trailer.

Join the next Art Market Studies program in September 2019

Next curriculum will start in September 2019. Please stay in touch for the opening of the application process by sending a short email to emams@khist.uzh.ch

To apply, please send the completed application form (PDF, 155 KB)to the address mentioned in the form or by email. All suitably qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Course of Study committee. If you have any questions regarding the application process or our program, please do not hesitate to contact us

UZH Art Market Studies participants statistic 2011-2017

Detailed statistics for each curriculum since 2011 here (PDF, 1499 KB)