Witte de With Contemporary Art
Chris Dercon
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Chris Dercon

Chris Dercon was the first director of Witte de With from 1990 to 1996. Dercon is an art historian, a documentary filmmaker and cultural producer. In April 2011 he was appointed Director of Tate Modern. He has also served as Director of Haus der Kunst in Munich, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, as well as Program Director of PS1 Museum in New York. He curated and co-curated, amongst others, exhibitions of André Cadere, Dan Graham, Konstantin Grcic, Hans Haacke, Carlo Mollino, Hélio Oiticica, Paul Thek, Ai Weiwei and Franz West. He has published, contributed to and edited many catalogues, art publications, lectures and interviews worldwide. He has done extensive cultural research and projects with cultural producers in Brazil (as of 1988), North Africa – Levant (as of 1992), Japan (as of 1993), China (as of 1999), India (as of 2005), and most recently in West Africa, The Gulf and Saudi Arabia.