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Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-large, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large

Gianni Jetzer is Curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He has realized numerous exhibitions with artists in his positions as curator at Migros Museum in Zurich (1998–2001), Director of Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2001–2006), and Director of Swiss Institute in New York (2006–2013). 

Since 2013 he works as an independent curator and critic based in New York where he has realized shows for various institutions internationally.

For his most recent Hirshhorn exhibition, Brand New: Art & Commodity in the 1980s (2018), Jetzer presents a fresh and focused history of the decade when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Other exhibitions include What Absence Is Made Of (2017) and Suspended Animation (2016).

As a critic Jetzer has written many contributions for catalogues, art magazines, and newspapers such as Parkett, Flash Art, Spike, or Kaleidoscope and is the publisher of books on e.g. Andro Wekua, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Shirana Shahbazi, and Richard Phillips. He is a faculty member at SVA MFA Fine Arts New York and previously was a Lecturer at the Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Zurich.