Chris Dercon

Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern, is an art historian, documentary filmmaker, and curator. In 2015 he was named to play a leading role at Berlin’s Volksbühne as of 2017. Previously serving as director at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and New York’s PS1 Museum, he has curated exhibitions showing the work of André Cadere, Dan Graham, Konstantin Grcic, Hans Haacke, Carlo Mollino, Helio Oiticica, Paul Thek, Ai Weiwei and Franz West. He has edited and written contributions for many catalogues and art publications, and held lectures and interviews worldwide. His current interest lies particularly in reflecting about the future of the museum. On July 4, 2012, he was named Officier dans l’Ordre National des Arts & Lettres.

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