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Hans Ulrich Obrist (born in Weinfelden / Switzerland in 1968) is an art historian, critic, book author and is regarded as the most influential contemporary curator. Since 2006 he has been co-director, and since 2016 artistic director of the London Serpentine Galleries in London. . He curated major exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, Folkwang Museum Essen, Kunsthalle Wien, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, MOMA PS1 New York, Astrup Fearnley Museum Oslo, and Serpentine Gallery London, amongst others. Obrist first studied economics and politics and then turned to contemporary art.

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