Jochen Volz

Curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo

Since 2012 has been Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries in London. He also is a curator at the Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais, since 2004, where he has served as General Director between 2005 and 2007 and Artistic Director between 2007 and 2012. There, he co-curated a series of large-scale site-specific projects on art and architecture with artists, including Adriana Varejão, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Doris Salcedo, Doug Aitken, Hélio Oiticica, Matthew Barney and Rirkrit Tiravanija, as well as numerous exhibitions from the collection. In 2012, he has been organizing permanent presentations of the works by Lygia Pape and Tunga, amongst others.

Furthermore, he has contributed to many exhibitions throughout the world, including Planos de fuga, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo (2012), Olafur Eliasson – Your Body of Work as part of the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art – sesc Videobrasil in São Paulo (2011), The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2011), the Aichi Triennale in Nagoya (2010) and the presentation of Cinthia Marcelle at the Biennale de Lyon (2007).

In 2009, he organized Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, the international section of the 53rd Venice Biennale together with Daniel Birnbaum. In 2006, he guest curated for the 27th São Paulo Biennial a special exhibition project in homage to Marcel Broodthaers with Juan Araujo, Mabe Bethônico, Marcel Broodthaers, Marilá Dardot, Tacita Dean, Meschac Gaba, Goshka Macuga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Haegue Yang.

Between 2001 and 2004, he was curator of Portikus Frankfurt am Main, where he organized individual exhibitions with Cildo Meireles, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Gilbert & George, Janet Cardiff, Jason Rhoades, Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rivane Neuenschwander and Simon Starling, amongst others.

He edited a series of publications, such as Gasthof 2002 Städelschule Frankfurt/M. (Frankfurt 2003) Why not play the dice? (Frankfurt 2003), Turbulenz-Portikus Projekte 2001-2004 (Frankfurt 2004), Fare Mondi / Making Worlds (Venice 2009), Olafur Eliasson – Your body of work (São Paulo 2011), amongst others. As a critic he is writing for magazines and catalogues and is contributing editor to Frieze.

 

From press information.
© Photo: Sofia Colucci / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

32nd Bienal de São Paulo

10 September - 11 December 2016

São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Jochen Volz

Co-curators:
Lars Bang Larsen
Gabi Ngcobo
Sofía Olascoaga
Júlia Rebouças

Approx. 90 artists and collectives

 

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