Patrick Hunkeler was born in 1970 in Switzerland, and has been living in South Africa since 2011. He is a scout for a collection of art in South Africa. The aim of this Mamule Collection is to identify contemporary young African artists and to provide them with a platform in Europe. Previously he lived in Zurich, where he worked for five years as manager of the cultural café at the ETH Zurich. In 2003 he began training as a cultural manager, and he completed his studies at the end of the year. He worked as a journalist for almost two years for the Tagesanzeiger and SmartMedia. Nearly three years ago, the project for the collection of contemporary African art started.