Art Writer, Curator
Born 1972. Lives and works in Berlin.
Jan Verwoert is a writer, critic and curator. Amongst his many publications on contemporary art is an important book on Bas Jan Ader for the MIT/Afterall One Work series, a Phaidon monograph on Wolfgang Tillmans, and a key essay on conceptual art in Romantic Conceptualism. Verwoert is a contributing editor to Frieze magazine and also writes regularly for artists’ catalogues. Recent curatorial projects included Yes, No & Other Options for Art Sheffield 2008. He is a member of the advisory board of the Munich Kunstverein and has been a guest professor at the Royal College of Art, London, as well as tutor and leader of the Imagined Communities seminar at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Verwoert led the ‘Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think it is a Good Idea’ residency at The Banff Centre, Canada, in 2009.