Following the instruction contained in the will of Mario Comensoli (1922-1993), his widow Hélène, who died in 1994, established a foundation with the aim of overseeing the artistic heritage of the painter and promoting his work. Recognized by the cantons of Zurich and Ticino as a public interest institution, the Foundation made an inventory of his artistic legacy. It publishes catalogues and studies, finances exhibitions, manages a centre named after the artist and prepares a compendium of his works.

Foundation Board

  • Mario Barino, publicist, Zurich. Honorary president of the foundation
  • René Bortolani, journalist, Rüschlikon. President of the foundation
  • Peter Brosi, IT consultant, Wilen. Vice-president of the foundation
  • Siro Barino, communication expert, Mettmenstetten
  • Vito Robbiani, video journalist, Cadro
  • Jarek Srnensky, sports teacher, Horgen
  • Cristiana Storelli, architect, Bellinzona

Managing Director

  • Gabriel Heim, publicist, writer, film director, Basel.


Address of the Comensoli Foundation

Mario- und Hélène- Comensoli-Stiftung
Centro Comensoli
Heinrichstrasse 267/10
CH – 8005 Zürich

M +41 79 335 25 61