Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief History of Curating; Formulas for Now; Co-author (with Rem Koolhas), Project Japan: Metabolism Talks

The Swiss curator HANS ULRICH OBRIST joined the Serpentine Gallery as Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects in April 2006. Prior to this he was Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris since 2000, as well as curator of museum in progress, Vienna, from 1993-2000. He has curated over 150 exhibitions internationally since 1991, including "do it," "Take Me (I’m Yours)" (Serpentine Gallery), "Cities on the Move," "Live/Life," "Nuit Blanche," "1st Berlin Biennale," "Manifesta 1," and more recently "Uncertain States of America," "1st Moscow Triennale" and "2nd Guangzhou Biennale" (Canton China).

In 2007, Hans Ulrich co-curated "Il Tempo del Postino" with Philippe Parreno for the Manchester International Festival.

He has written a number of books including a Conversation Series with artists and architects such as Zaha Hadid and Glibert & George, and most recently Formulas for Now is the seminal part of an ongoing project during which he invited over 100 contributors from the fields of art, science, mathematics, performance, music, architecture, design, literature and sociology to devise their own unique equation to express their understanding of contemporary life in the twenty-first century, including David Adjaye, J.G.Ballard, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Dawkins, Damien Hirst, Michel Houellebecq, Yoko Ono and Peter Saville.