Uli Sigg

26.-28. September 2022

China heiss kalt - Von der Globalisierung bis zum Decoupling

Uli Sigg did a PhD in Law, then wrote as a journalist for various Swiss newspapers. In 1980, working for an industrial enterprise he established the first Joint Venture between China and the outside world. In 1995, the Swiss government appointed him ambassador to China, North Korea and Mongolia. Upon his return to Switzerland, he again assumed the chairmanship or board membership of several multinational companies.He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Ringier Group and Member of the Advisory Board of China Development Bank.He is actively invested in mobility and biotech ventures.As an art collector, Uli Sigg formed the most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world, with more than 2’500 works. In 2012, he donated 1450 of these works to M+ Museum for Visual Arts in Hong Kong. He also established 1997 the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) for Chinese contemporary artists and an award for art critics living in Greater China, now transformed into the SIGG PRIZE. He is a member of the M+ Museum Board, the International Council of New York Modern Art Museum MOMA and International Advisory Council of Tate Gallery, London.

Am SQUARE spricht er über seine Erfahrungen, die Wirtschaft und Politik Chinas, seine Kunstsammlung und NFTs.