Daniel Kurjakovic


Daniel Kurjaković is the Curator of Programs at Kunstmuseum Basel since 2017. 

As an art historian and researcher he has curated numerous exhibitions and collaborative projects on sculpture, installation, sound, film/video, performance and print, amongst other with Louise Bourgeois, Florian Germann, Vittorio Santoro, Julian Opie, Lawrence Weiner, and Robert Wilson. In 2016 he conceived the inter-institutional cooperation platform DeNeutralize with the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, the Chair for History of Modern World/ETH and the Zurich University of the Arts, publishing The Air Will Not Deny You: A Different Take on Globalism in Zurich in 2016. Between 2013 and 2015, he edited Torrent, a yearly magazine for source materials by artists. Between 2008 and 2014 he was the curator and head of programs at Burger Collection (Hong Kong), where he conceived the transcultural exhibition and research project Quadrilogy with stations in various global regions. Between 2003 and 2008 he realized exhibitions and projects in the public sphere as curator of Kunsthof Zurich at the Zurich University of Arts where he co-directed the Department of Visual Arts between 2003 and 2005. He was also the co-director of Memory/Cage Editions from 1995 to 2001, a publishing company for contemporary art and literature. His essays and art criticism have appeared in international exhibition catalogs, journals and art magazines such as in Art Asia Pacific, Les Cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne (CMNAM)/Centre Pompidou, Yishu Magazine, Art21, Kunst-Bulletin, Flash Art International, Théâtre Public, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Parkett Magazine, Journal of the Philosophy of Art, Magazin 31 – Institut für Theorie der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and others.