König Büro is a gallery for contemporary art in Zurich, founded in 2020 by the art mediator and consultant Susanne König. Solo exhibitions of young Swiss artists are shown in the space, which is a former ironing and laundry shop in the Wiedikon district of Zurich.
The gallery cooperates closely with the artists, supports them during the creation process and helps them to gain public attention. Through the mediation and sale of artworks, positions are strengthened and careers are built.
The range of media extends from painting, drawing, photography to sculpture and audio-visual installations. The individuality and authenticity of a work is the main focus, as well as the way it captures and understands the zeitgeist. Particular emphasis is placed on feminist positions. Interest is also expressed for formal aesthetic creativity, which convinces through intensity and technical innovative strength.
Since 2013, König Büro has managed, planned and realised art productions for clients. It has curated and organised exhibitions and facilitates access to contemporary art for third parties. König Büro sells artworks and provides advice to individuals and companies on the purchase and display of art. It manages the collections of small and medium-sized companies.
Susanne König is the Chairwoman of the Fine Art and Performance department at the Aargauer Kuratorium (art council of the Canton of Aargau) and is the Art Expert for the Children’s Hospital Zurich Art Committee. She has been teaching Creative Economies at the Zurich University of the Arts since 2019. She studied Fine Art and Exhibition Management with Mediation, in which she graduated at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2012. After positions at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Kunsthaus Zürich, she became the manager of the König Büro, a company specialised in Exhibition Management and Art Consulting, which has operated its own gallery since 2020. Susanne König lives and works in Zurich.
Rhea Häni is a certified graphic designer and illustrator. She shapes König Büro's corporate identity. Rhea Häni lives and works in Mannheim, Germany.
Vanessa Simili is a freelance journalist with her own copywriting office. She has been working for König Büro on a project basis, primarily in the areas of communication and copywriting, since 2015.