Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968 in Zurich, CH) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Muse´e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show, World Soup (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than three hundred exhibitions. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is a contributing editor to Artforum, AnOther Magazine, Cahiers d’Art, and 032c; he also writes columns for Das Magazin and Weltkunst. In 2011 he received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts. His recent publications include Ways of Curating (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), The Age of Earthquakes (with Shumon Basar and Douglas Coupland, Blue Rider Press, 2015), Lives of the Artists, Lives of Architects (Penguin, 2016), Mondialite´, or the Archipelagos of E´douard Glissant (edited with Asad Raza, Skira, 2017), Somewhere Totally Else (JRP|Editions, 2018), and The Athens Dialogues (DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art/Koenig Books, London, 2018).