Elena Filipovic

Lives in Basel

Elena Filipovic has lead Kunsthalle Basel as its director and curator since November 2014.  There she has curated solo exhibitions of emerging artists, including Yngve Holen, Anne Imhof, Andra Ursuta, Anicka Yi and Yan Xing, among others. She previously served as senior curator of WIELS from 2009-2014, where she organized several large scale traveling exhibitions, devoted to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Mark Leckey, Alina Szapocznikow, and Franz Erhard Walther, among others. She was co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennial in 2008 with Adam Szymczyk, and has edited or co-edited a number of anthologies on global exhibition histories, including “The Artist as Curator: An Anthology” (Mousse Publications, 2017), “The Biennial Reader: Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art” (Hatje Cantz, 2010), and “The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe” (MIT Press, 2005). She is author of “The Apparently Marginal Activities of Marcel Duchamp” (MIT Press, 2016) and “David Hammons, Bliz-aard Ball Sale” (Afterall Books, 2017).

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