Adam Szymczyk

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Adam Szymczyk (born 1970)[1] is a Polish art critic and curator. He is the artistic director of Documenta 14 [2] in 2017 in Kassel and was director and chief curator at Kunsthalle Basel from 2003 until 2014.

Adam Szymczyk in Zürich

Life[edit]

Szymczyk studied art history at Warsaw University. In the 1990s he participated at the curatorial education of Amsterdam's art centre De Appel. In 1997 he co-founded Fundacja Galerii Foksal (Foksal Gallery Foundation) in Warsaw.[3] Since 2003 he has been the director of Kunsthalle Basel. In 2008 he was co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennale.[4] Szymczyk, who the New York Times called a "superstar among curators" [5] was presented on November 22, 2013, as the artistic director of Documenta 14.[6]

Prizes[edit]

  • 2011 – Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement der Menil Foundation[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Szymczyk Named 2011 Recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement" (PDF). The Menil Collection. 2010-12-14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ "dOCUMENTA 14 - info". D14.documenta.de. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Biography: Adam Szymczyk". Frieze Foundation. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. ^ "5. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst: When things cast no shadow". Berlinbiennale.de. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Superstar Among Curators". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  6. ^ Volk, Gregory (2013-11-22). "Adam Szymczyk Named Documenta 14 Artistic Director - News - Art in America". Artinamericamagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Adam Szymczyk named 2011 Recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement". e-flux. 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 

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