Founded in 2019 by Antonia Crespí and Tatiana de Pahlen, Tarmak22 exists to breathe life into the cultural landscape of the Swiss Alps. Located directly on the site of the Gstaad-Saanen airport, the exhibition space takes its name from the runway that it overlooks.
During the winter season Tarmak22 hosts museum-quality exhibitions in collaboration with their international gallery partners, while in the summer months they support emerging artists with a link to Switzerland through a more experimental program. In spring 2021, the space will host the first in a series of artistic residencies.
Through the balance of traditional exhibition-making and a fresh approach to artistic exchange, Tarmak22 creates an exciting dialogue for a community of artists, curators, collectors and spectators. The unique location in the heart of the mountains of Saanenland, Switzerland, is easily accessible to the public and provides a platform for cultural and artistic activity that is open throughout the year.
Co-founder / Executive Director
As a long standing Gstaad local, Antonia’s vision to turn the space at Gstaad Airport into a platform for the arts is emblematic of her versatile and entrepreneurial nature.
With a passion to support and showcase different artistic practices through this new cultural offering in the area, Antonia directs the program at Tarmak22 and is responsible for all executive decisions.
Tatiana de Pahlen
Co-founder / Ambassador
Tatiana studied at ECAL university in Lausanne and worked at several commercial galleries around the world. She has an in-depth understanding of the art market and an eye for emerging talent. As co-founder of Tarmak22, Tatiana is an international representative of the gallery.
Elizabeth Aisher Crespí
Having graduated from Central Saint Martins with a focus in curating, Elizabeth is responsible for the gallery’s day-to-day operations. Her role is multifaceted, from creating concepts for upcoming exhibitions, supervising the quality of the program to liaising with artists and curators. Elizabeth also takes care of all communications aspects of the gallery.