Hans Ulrich Obrist was listed as the most powerful person in the art world by the Art Review 2009 Power 100
Hans Ulrich Obrist was born in Zurich in May 1968. He 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 and co-curated over 200 solo and group exhibitions internationally since 1991, including: Take Me, I’m Yours; do it; Manifesta 1; Cities on the Move; Live/Life; Nuit Blanche; 1st Berlin Biennale; Utopia Station; 2nd Guangzhou Triennale; Dakar Biennale; 1st & 2nd Moscow Biennale; Uncertain States of America, Lyon Biennale; and Yokohama Triennale
In 2007, Hans Ulrich co-curated Il Tempo del Postino with Philippe Parreno for the Manchester International Festival. In the same year, the Van Alen Institute awarded him the New York Prize Senior Fellowship for 2007-2008. In 2008 he curated Everstill at the Lorca House in Granada, Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery, and was the curator for Artpace residencies in Texas.