1995

The gallerists Eva Presenhuber and Peter Kilchman, both from Zurich, contact Peter Bläuer, curator in Basel, to discuss the possibility of founding a new fair in Basel for a new, young generation of gallerists and artists

1996

36 Galerien from 12 countries:
Air de Paris, Paris; Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm; Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam; Arndt & Partner, Berlin; Dan Bernier, Santa Monica; Andreas Brandstrom, Stockholm; CRG, New York; Anne de Villepoix, Paris; Massimo di Carlo, Milan; Eigen + Art, Berlin; Espacio Minimo, Murcia; Emi Fontana, Milan; Stephen Friedman, London; Laure Genillard, London; Hammelehle und Ahrens, Stuttgart; Jack Hanley, San Francisco; Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; Klosterfelde, Berlin; Urs Meile, Lucerne; Morris-Healy, New York; Neu, Berlin; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Maureen Paley, London; Raum aktueller Kunst - Martin Janda, Vienna; Robert Prime, London; Sanguine, Paris; Karsten Schubert, London Studio Guenzani, Milan; Jack Tilton, New York; Walcheturm/Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Paolo Vitolo, Milan; Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen; Barbara Weiss, Berlin; Zeno X, Antwerp; David Zwirner, New York

The first LISTE jury (l to r): Peter Bläuer, Basel;
Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Maureen Paley, London;
Tim Neuger, Berlin; Emi Fontana, Mailand; Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; Anne de Villepoix, Paris

LISTE Jury (l to r) Peter Bläuer, Eva Presenhuber, Maureen Paley, Tim Neuger, Emi Fontana, Peter Kilchmann, Anne de Villepoix
LISTE Jury (l to r) Peter Bläuer, Eva Presenhuber, Maureen Paley, Tim Neuger, Emi Fontana, Peter Kilchmann, Anne de Villepoix
1997

This year the private bank E. Gutzwiller & Cie., Banquiers, Basel becomes LISTE’s main partner.
l to r: Partners: François Gutzwiller, Stéphane Gutzwiller, Lorenz von Habsburg, Peter Handschin and Philippe Gutzwiller.

l to r: François Gutzwiller, Stéphane Gutzwiller, Lorenz von Habsburg, Peter Handschin und Philippe Gutzwiller
l to r: François Gutzwiller, Stéphane Gutzwiller, Lorenz von Habsburg, Peter Handschin und Philippe Gutzwiller
1998

Institutional special guests provide greater depth to the fair.

From this point on, presenting at the fair as our annual special guest - Kaskadenkondensator, Basel, an exhibtion space -  in Werkraum Warteck pp.

Beginning this year, we annually extend an invitation to a Swiss institution that exemplifies deep commitment to young art to present in the print workshop.

The first guest: Centre d’édition contemporaine of Geneva.

Véronique Bacchetta, centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
Véronique Bacchetta, centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva
1999

For the first time, there are performances as a permanent feature of LISTE.

Heinrich Lüber, Basel
Heinrich Lüber, Basel
2000

LISTE celebrates its 5-year anniversary. Klara, Theaterproduktionen (theater productions), designs and stages the anniversary celebration.

Klara, Theatreproduction
Klara, Theatreproduction
2001

The LISTE Bar, each evening with current DJs.
legendary - DJ Rockenschaub, Vienna

A platform is created for digital media. Each year plug.in, today HeK (House of Electronic Arts), presents at LISTE.

Gavin Brown, Alfons Schuwey and Rikrit Tiravanija
Gavin Brown, Alfons Schuwey and Rikrit Tiravanija
2002

Since the fair’s inception, over 30 Werkraum Warteck projects move out to make room for LISTE.

locksmithery during the year
locksmithery during the year
2004

The Art Prize from the National Suisse Insurance Company, Basel (today Helvetia) is awarded for the first time.

Art Prize Nationale Suisse Insurances 2004 presenting the eight-part series of Art Prize Winner Kathrin Stengele
Art Prize Nationale Suisse Insurances 2004 presenting the eight-part series of Art Prize Winner Kathrin Stengele
2004

Peter Bläuer receives the Basel Culture Award. The prize is awarded annually to a member of the Basel city community who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to Basel’s cultural life.

l to r: district president Jörg Schild, Peter Bläuer and Kantonsweibel
l to r: district president Jörg Schild, Peter Bläuer and Kantonsweibel
2005

LISTE’s 10th birthday!
Launching of the independent Performance Project under curatorial direction.
2005-2007: Monika Kästli 
2008-2010: Silke Bitzer

Performance during the Opening Reception 2005
Performance during the Opening Reception 2005
2006

Expansion of the fair with the tent annex, designed by UNDEND Architects, Zurich. The annex was financed through a fundraising campaign, with very strong support from collectors, galleries, businesses and art lovers. 

UNDEND Architekten, Zurich
UNDEND Architekten, Zurich
2007

LISTE is given a new space concept designed by UNDEND Architects, Zurich.

David Kordansky, Ellen de Bruijne and Kaskadenkondensator
David Kordansky, Ellen de Bruijne and Kaskadenkondensator
2009

Peter Bläuer and the new LISTE Team l to r: Tina Kim, Fabienne Blanc, Jacqueline Uhlmann

l to r: Tina Kim, Fabienne Blanc, Peter Bläuer, Jacqueline Uhlmann
l to r: Tina Kim, Fabienne Blanc, Peter Bläuer, Jacqueline Uhlmann
2010

LISTE - The Young Art Fair in Basel and the Werkraum Warteck pp – a documentary by Edith Jud.
The Movie

Opening Reception 2010
Opening Reception 2010
2011

The Performance Project has firmly established itself.
Curators:
2011: Maja Wismer
2012: Burkhard Meltzer
2013 - 2014: Fabian Schöneich
2014 - today: Eva Birkenstock

Hannah Weinberger
Hannah Weinberger
2013

New at the fair, the Gallerist Programme, a program of study for prospective gallerists by de Appel Arts Centre Amsterdam.

De Appel Arts Centre Amsterdam - The Gallerist Programme
De Appel Arts Centre Amsterdam - The Gallerist Programme
2014

By renovating and restructuring the malt silo with another terrace and a newly designed staircase, LISTE gains both additional exhibitions spaces as well as areas to relax. The fair’s entrance area and the terraces are resigned.

Werkraum Warteck - Malzsilo
Werkraum Warteck - Malzsilo
2015

LISTE’s 20th anniversary!
In celebration of the fair’s 20th anniversary, Federal Councilor Alain Berset, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, and the Austrian Minister for Art and Culture, Josef Ostermayer, visit LISTE.

l to r: Ms. Berset, Mr. Berset, Ms. Chassot / r to l: Mr. Ostermayer, Mr. Freymond-Guth
l to r: Ms. Berset, Mr. Berset, Ms. Chassot / r to l: Mr. Ostermayer, Mr. Freymond-Guth
2016

20 years main partner E. Gutzwiller & Cie Banquiers, Basel

l to r: François Gutzwiller, Peter Bläuer, Peter Handschin
l to r: François Gutzwiller, Peter Bläuer, Peter Handschin
2017

New means of communication

For the first time, video clips are sent as newsletters.
Check out our youtube channel.  

Video Still Newsclip #2
Video Still Newsclip #2
2018

An era is coming to an end...a new chapter begins. peter Bläuer hands over the LISTE direction to Joanna Kamm.