Jens Hoffmann is a writer, exhibition maker and editor. He divides his time between New York, Milan, Stockholm and Nice.
From 2012 to 2017 he was Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum in New York where is most recent exhibition “The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin” was on view in 2017. Between 2012 and 2016 he was Senior Curator at Large and from 2017 till 2018 at the Chief Curator at Large Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit where he most recently curated “Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance” (2017-18) as well as “99 Cents or Less” (2017). Prior to this he was Director of the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco (2007-2012) and Director of Exhibitions at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London (2002-2007). Hoffmann curated a number of large-scale exhibitions worldwide including 2nd San Juan Triennial in 2009, the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, the 9th Shanghai Biennial in 2012 among others. His most recent book “(Curating) From Z to A” was published by JRP|Ringier in 2017, a sequel to his 2015 book “(Curating) From A to Z.” He is the Founding Editor of the Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making and Editor at Large for Mousse Magazine since 2013. Since 2008 he has been Senior Advisor and Curator for the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. His book “Futurism: The Art of Tomorrow” will be published by Thames and Hudson in 2019.