Marc-Olivier Wahler

  • Marc-Olivier Wahler

  • © Marc-Olivier Wahler

    Marc-Olivier Wahler (born 1964 in born 1964 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Switzerland) is the director of the MSU Broad Museum at Michigan State University (East Lansing). He also serves as the founder and director of Chalet Society (Paris), founder and director of Transformer Sculpture Park (Melides, Portugal), and artistic advisor to CI Contemporary Istanbul (Istanbul). He is the former director of Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2006-2012), former director of Swiss Institute (New York, 2000-2006), founding director of CAN (Neuchâtel, 1995-2000), founding editor of PALAIS / Magazine, and co-founder of the Tokyo Art Club (Paris).

    During the last twenty years, Marc-Olivier Wahler has organized over 400 exhibitions – principally as museum director / chief curator, but also as a free-lance curator. As an art critic, Marc-Olivier Wahler regularly writes on contemporary art and its theoretical problematic in international magazines and academic books. His most renowned publication is the art encyclopedia From Yodeling to Quantum Physics in 5 volumes. In 2011, he was decorated as a Chevalier in the French Republic's Order of Arts and Letters. In 2013, Wahler was awarded the Meret Oppenheim Prize, Switzerland’s highest cultural award in the contemporary arts.

    Photo : © Aurélie Cenno

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