Independent curator and critic Philipp Kaiser will be the new curator of the Public sector starting from the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Succeeding Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York, who curated the Art Basel sector from 2013 to 2016, Kaiser has previously served as the Director of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2012-2014); Senior Curator and Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007-2012); and Head of Contemporary Art at Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst (2002-2007).
Swiss-born and Los Angeles-based, Kaiser has curated numerous noteworthy exhibitions throughout his career and was recently announced as the curator of ‘Women of Venice – Carol Bove and Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’ at the Swiss Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). He is also curating the inaugural exhibition at the Marciano Foundation in Los Angeles next year. In addition to his curatorial work, Kaiser has lectured extensively on the subject of art history, edited publications and written catalogue essays, reviews and articles throughout his career.
- Philipp Kaiser © Stefanie Keenan / Museum Ludwig