Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London and one of the most note-worthy curators active today, having curated over 250 exhibitions since 1991. Accompanying his curatorial projects are his editorial accomplishments, which include the writings on artists like Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois and Gilbert & George, among othes. The editor of a series of artist books published by Walther Koenig, Obrist has contributed to over 200 book projects.
One of his leading projects, the Marathon series of public events, was conceived in Stuttgart in 2005 and has know several subsequent different editions in 2006 (Interview Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery, with Rem Koolhaas), 2007 (Experiment Marathon with Olafur Eliasson), 2008 (Manifesto Marathon), 2009 (Poetry Marathon) and 2010 (Map Marathon).
Obrist is contributing editor of Abitare Magazine, Artforum, Paradis Magazine and 032c Magazine. Made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2009, in 2011 Obrist was awarded the Bard College Award for Curatorial Excellence.