Jean-Christophe Ammann was born on January 14, 1939, in Berlin, and died September 23, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main.
He was a Swiss art historian and curator.
He graduated from St. Michael’s College, in 1959.
Jean studied art history, Christian archeology and German literature.
Ammann was at the University of Fribourg, where he worked on Louis Moilliet doctorate, in 1966.
From 1967 to 1968, Jean worked with Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle Bern.
He also worked at the Museum of Art Lucerne, in 1977, also at the Paris Biennale as a commissioner, in 1971 and at the Venice Biennale as the co-organizer of the ArteNatura international pavilion, in 1979.
Jean was the head of management at the Kunsthalle Basel, from 1978 to 1988.
In 1981, Jean was a member of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation in Basel.
After the museum, Jean was Commissioner of the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and CEO of the Hessian Culture Foundation, since 1992.
Jean has been a lecturer at the universities of Frankfurt and Giessen and since 1998 professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main.
1999 Jean- Ammann of the German Stock Exchange with the creation of a collection of artistic photographs commissioned.
He also belonged to the advisory board of the Art Collection of the Swiss bank UBS to.
As a curator Christophe was responsible for the exhibition Crossart. Van Gogh to Beuys in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn (2005) and In the beginning was the Word, about the language in contemporary art in the Haus der Kunst in Munich (2006; with Corinna Thierolf) operates.
He was married to artist Judith Ammann and lived in Frankfurt am Main.
Jean-Christophe Ammann passed away at 76 yrs old.