about the curator
New Works: 09.3
Director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
Jens Hoffmann was appointed Director of the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco in 2006. Before assuming his position at the CCA Wattis Institute, Hoffmann was director of exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. At the ICA he organized several group exhibitions, including Alien Nation (2006); 100 Artists See God (2004-5); and Artists' Favorite (2004). He has curated solo exhibitions for John Bock, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tino Sehgal, Jonathan Monk and Martha Rosler. Hoffmann has worked for institutions and exhibitions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY; Documenta X, Kassel, Germany; and Portikus Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, among others. Recent publications include Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2007), co-authored with nine other curators; The Next Documenta Should be Curated by an Artist (Revolver, 2004); and Perform (Thames & Hudson, 2005), co-authored with Joan Jonas.