Daniel Birnbaum

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Daniel Birnbaum
Daniel Birnbaum 2017.jpg
Daniel Birnbaum in 2017
Born10 July 1963[1]

Daniel Birnbaum is a Swedish art curator and an art critic. Since 2019, he has been director and curator of Acute Art in London, UK.[2]


Birnbaum studied at Stockholm University, Freie Universität Berlin in Germany and Columbia University in New York. In 1998, he completed his doctorate in philosophy at Stockholm University.[3]


Birnbaum has been the curator of institutions and exhibitions in many countries, for which he has produced catalogue entries.


While in New York in the 1990s, Birnbaum began to write for Artforum and subsequently became a contributing editor.[3] He also published articles in other international art magazines such as frieze.

He has written on artists Olafur Eliasson, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans and Paul Chan.

He has produced academic texts and translations on Novalis, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jacques Derrida, Thomas Bernhard, and Jean-François Lyotard:

  • Daniel Birnbaum, The Hospitality of Presence: Problems of Otherness in Husserl's Phenomenology, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1998, 200 p., ISBN 978-91-22-01803-2.[17] A new edition was published ten years later: Daniel Birnbaum, The Hospitality of Presence: Problems of Otherness in Husserl's Phenomenology, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008, 278 p., ISBN 978-1-933128-28-3[18]
  • Heike Belzer and Daniel Birnbaum, eds., Kunst Lehren – Teaching Art: Städelschule Frankfurt/Main, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2007, 376 p., English / German, ISBN 978-3-86560-339-5[19][20]
  • Daniel Birnbaum and Isabelle Graw [de], eds., Under Pressure: Pictures, Subjects, and the New Spirit of Capitalism, Institut für Kunstkritik series, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2008, 96 p., ISBN 978-1-933128-27-6[21]
  • Daniel Birnbaum and Sven-Olov Wallenstein [sv], Spacing Philosophy: Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition, Institut für Kunstkritik series, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2019, 252 p., ISBN 978-3-95679-388-2[22][23]


  1. ^ a b Filippi, Lavinia. "The Recession Biennale". www.artnet.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  2. ^ "About". Acute Art. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  3. ^ a b c d e Natalia Rachlin (June 12, 2012), In Stockholm, Stretching a Museum's Boundaries The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c d Thorne, Sam (2009-01-01). "53rd Venice Biennale". Frieze. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  5. ^ "Momentum 1998". kunstaspekte.de. 1998. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  6. ^ "Astrup Fearnley Museet". www.afmuseet.no. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  7. ^ "Airs de Paris | Frieze". Frieze. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  8. ^ "Yokohama Triennale 2008. Time Crevasse". www.yokohamatriennale.jp. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  9. ^ "Torino Triennale 2008: 50 Moons of Saturn. Second edition of the Torino Triennale. Curator: Daniel Birnbaum". Biennial Foundation. 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  10. ^ Carol Vogel (December 10, 2010), Brazilian Artist Wins New $100,000 Prize The New York Times.
  11. ^ "Future Generation Art Prize 2010". futuregenerationartprize.org. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  12. ^ "Daniel Birnbaum Leaves Stockholm's Moderna Museet to Join VR Company Acute Art | Frieze". Frieze. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  13. ^ Alex Greenberger (July 10, 2018), Daniel Birnbaum Announces Exit from Moderna Museet to Direct VR Company Acute Art ARTnews.
  14. ^ a b c "Daniel Birnbaum, Director, joins the board of the Hilma af Klint Foundation". www.e-flux.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  15. ^ "Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen". Serpentine Galleries. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  16. ^ "Pinacoteca – Hilma af Klint: Mundos Possíveis". pinacoteca.org.br. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  17. ^ Schellhammer, Erich P. (2000). "Review of The Hospitality of Presence: Problems of Otherness in Husserl's Phenomenology". The Review of Metaphysics. 54 (1): 131–133. ISSN 0034-6632. JSTOR 20131493.
  18. ^ "The Hospitality of Presence". Sternberg Press. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  19. ^ "kunst lehren teaching art". www.staedelschule.de. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  20. ^ "Teaching Art — Kunst Lehren Book Launch - Announcements - Art & Education". www.artandeducation.net. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  21. ^ "Under Pressure". Sternberg Press. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  22. ^ "Spacing Philosophy". Sternberg Press. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  23. ^ Lappalainen, Lars-Erik Hjertström (2020-05-05). "Hidden Exhibitions". Kunstkritikk. Retrieved 2020-08-23.