Initially SCULPTURE AT Bermondsey Square was conceived through a series of six-month publicly funded commissions begun in 2014 in collaboration with artist Karen Tang, ensuring the project’s development would be artist-led and share VITRINE’s focus on artistic experimentation. 

We wanted to widen the opportunities for artists who had no previous experience in the public realm to create outdoor sculpture, at a time when there were few other temporary outdoor sculpture commissioning platforms in London, and to develop a broader dialogue around this artistic practice. 

The vision was always to evolve SCULPTURE AT independently and with more fluidity around location, so a move to Basel and a new Directorial collaboration and Board is an exciting next stage.

— Alys Williams, 2022




Founding director
Alys Williams is Owner and Founding Director of VITRINE, London / Basel (since 2010) and Founding Director of SCULPTURE AT. Williams evolved from an early career as an installation artist combined with experience in project management and curation within institutions in London. Collaboration with urban developers, architects and public funders are core to her expertise and experience with both VITRINE and an initial ‘SCULPTURE AT Bermondsey Square’ programme in London, which took place under the umbrella of VITRINE (2014-2018) and lead to the founding of SCULPTURE AT Verein / Basel. Establishing a strong reputation as a selector and nurturer of new talent internationally, she advises international clients; appears regularly on panel discussions; and has been a visiting lecturer at Universities and Residency Programmes in the UK and Switzerland. In 2020, Williams was appointed to the Board of Trustees, Swiss Cultural Fund UK.

Anne Marie

Purkey Levine

Anne Marie Purkey Levine has over two decades of international arts management experience, with a focus in contemporary and public art. Before launching her private art advisory and consulting practice, AMPL Art Consulting, she was a public art project manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission in San Francisco, California. She also has held management positions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and has managed projects with numerous high-profile artists, including Maya Lin, Tara Donovan, and Richard Serra. Purkey Levine was Deputy Director at VITRINE Basel from 2020-22, and currently lives in La Paz, Bolivia where she is launching a series of gallery collaborations in her home.


SCULPTURE AT was established in 2020 as a Verein (non-profit association) in Basel, Switzerland.

Mirjam Baitsch

Board President

Head of Marketing & Development, Kunstmuseum Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Claire Hoffmann

Board Vice President

Head of Visual Arts Programming at the Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, France.

Paris, France

Elizabeth Baribeau

Board Secretary

Development and Sustainability Consultant

New York, NY, USA

Vivienne Faeh

Board Member

Law Student and Cultural Influencer

Basel, Switzerland

Tobias Gombert

Board Member

Entrepreneur and Contemporary Art Collector

Basel, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany