Hans Ulrich Obrist


Born in 1968 in Weinfelden (Switzerland), currently lives in London where he co-directs the Serpentine Gallery

The Swiss curator who began his work in his kitchen, was named art’s second most powerful figure in 2010, by Art Review, after being its most powerful the previous year. Obrist joined the Serpentine Gallery in 2006, as Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes, and the Director of International Projects. Prior to this engagement, he served as the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, since 2000. Before arriving in Paris, Obrist was curator of Museums in Progress, Vienna, from 1993 until 2000. In all, since 1991 Obrist has curated over 150 exhibitions internationally. Along with his curatorial work, Obrist is “the artworld’s Studs Terkel – its default oral historian – with his interviews taking forms ranging from a video exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale to Volume Two of his mammoth Hans Ulrich Obrist: Interviews book series”, and a man who has “turned curation into an art”.

Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Weinfelden, 1968

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City of birth: Weinfelden Country of birth: Switzerland Date of birth: 1968 Lives in: London, UK