Exhibitions

Office for Curatorial Wonders, since 2018 


Labyrinth of Solitude, 56 Henry, New York, 2020  · No Stone Unturned, Diablo Rosso, Panama City, 2020  · Welocme to the Dollhouse, 56 Henry Gallery, New York, 2019  · Post-it, ESPACIO MANGO, Bogota, 2019 · Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities Section II, Department for Carving and Modeling: Form and Volume, Galeria Cristina Guerra, Lisbon, 2019  · Ten Years of Despacio: Center for Contemporary Art San Jose, Costa Rica, 2019 · Textile Abstraction, Casa Riegner, Bogota, 2018


The Jewish Museum, New York, 2012 - 2017

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, 2017 · Take Me (I'm Yours) (co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kelly Taxter), 2016 · Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist (co-curated with Claudia Nahson), 2016 · Unorthodox (co-curated with Kelly Taxter and Daniel Palmer), 2015 · Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography - Early Soviet Film (co-curated with Susan Goodman), 2015 · Repetition and Difference (co-curated with Susan Braunstein), 2015 · Other Primary Structures, 2014 · Dani Gal: As From Afar, 2014 · Masterpieces and Curiosities, 2013 - 2017 · Sights and Sounds, 2013 - 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, 2012 - 2018

Carlos Bunga: Doubled Architecture, 2018  · Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance, 2017 - 2018 · 99 Cents or Less, 2017 · United States of Latin America (co-curated with Pablo Leon de la Barra), 2015 · Double Feature: Ragnar Kjartansson, 2015 and 2016 · Detroit City with solo shows by: John Maggie, Jamian Juliano Viliani, Greg Fadell, Jonathan Hernandez, Steve Shaw, Annette Kelm, Matthew Harrison, Adriana Martinez, Dana Awartani, Alivia Zivich, 2014–2017 · People’s Biennial 2 (co-curated with Harrell Fletcher), 2014 • James Lee Byers (co-curated with Triple Candie), 2014 · The Past Is Present, 2013 · When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, 2012


Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2007 - 2012

Solo exhibitions  
Tauba Auerbach, Alexandre da Chuna, Peter Coffin, Ryan Gander, Joao Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva, Federico Herrero, Colter Jacobson, Annette Kelm, Tim Lee, Shana Lutker, Daria Martin, Kris Martin, Gareth Moore, Kristin Morgin, Valerie Mrejen, Roman Ondak, Kirsten Pieroth, Dirk Stewen, Jordan Wolfson, Mario Ybarra Jr.  Tino Sehgal (multi-year retrospective) 2007–2012  

Group exhibitions  
Americana: 50 States, 50 Months, 50 Exhibitions, 2007–2012 ·  When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, 2012 ·  Painting Between the Lines, 2011; traveled to Williams College Museum of Art, 2012 · More American Photographs, 2011; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver,  2012; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, 2013; California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, 2014 ·  Huckleberry Finn, 2010 · Moby Dick, 2009 · The Wizard of Oz, 2008 Low Life Slow Life Part 1 & 2 (organized with Paul McCarthy), 2008 & 2009 · Apocalypse Now (co-curated with Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla), 2007 · Pioneers, 2007


Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2003 - 2007

Tino Sehgal, 2008, 2007, 2006 · Alien Nation, 2007 (traveled to Manchester Art Gallery, 2007; Sainsbury Center For Visual Arts, 2008) · Surprise, Surprise, 2006 · Around the World in Eighty Days (at ICA and South London Gallery), 2006 · Cerith Wyn Evans, 2006 ·  London in Six Easy Steps, 2005 ·  Martha Rosler, 2005 · Jonathan Monk, 2005 ·  John Bock, 2004 · Artists’ Favorites Act I and Act II, 2004

Other Museum and Gallery Exhibitions, since 1997

Notas de Video, Diabolo Rosso, 2020   ·  20 Years of Decpacio, San Jose ·  Textile Abstraction, Casa Riegner, Bogota, 2018 ·  Animality, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, 2016 · Let there be (more) light, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2016 ·  Camera of Wonders: Reprint, Medellín Museum of Modern Art, 2016 · Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 2015 · No Such Thing As History: Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Munich, 2014 · Marxism, 303 Gallery, New York, 2012 ·  BLOCKBUSTER: Cinema for Exhibitions, La Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel (CIAC), Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, 2012 · On The Road, ArtPace, San Antonio, 2010 · PanAmericana, Galeria Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2010 ·  Conversation Pieces, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, 2009 ·  This Is Not a Void, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2008 ·  For Sale, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, 2007 · Home of the Free, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2006 · Me, Myself and I, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2006 · Stipendium. Hamburger Kunstverein, 2006 · The Studio (co-curated with Christina Kennedy), The Hugh Lane Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2006 · WRONG, Klosterfelde Galerie, Berlin, 2006 · A Walk to Remember, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2005 · Deutschland sucht (co-curated with Katherine Romberg), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2004 · The Exhibition as a Work of Art, EAV (Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage), Rio de Janeiro, 2003 · Exhibitions of an Exhibition, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, 2003 · Institution Squared, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2003 · The World Question Center (Reloaded), Now What?, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2003 ·  A show that will show that a show is not only a show, The Project, Los Angeles, 2003 ·  SPECTACULAR: The Art of Action, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, 2001–02 · A Little Bit of History Repeated, Kunst Werke, Berlin, 2001 · Exhibition Squared, IASPIS, Stockholm, 2001 · Indiscipline (co-curated with Barbara Vanderlinden), part of Brussels 2000 Cultural Capital of Europe, organized by Roomade—Office for Contemporary Art, Brussels, 2000 · Destination Is Wherever It Arrives, Salon 3, London, 1999 · The Show Must Go On, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1999 · Tropical Modernity (co-curated with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster), Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, 1999 · Au-Dela, Klosterfelde Galerie, Berlin, 1998 · Contemporary Self-Portraits, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, 1997


Biennials and Triennials

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (co-artistic director with Michelle Grabner), 2016 - 2017 · Performa 17 (guest curator), New York, 2017 · Foto Mexico: Festival Internacional de Fotografia, 2016 (co-curator) · 2nd People’s Biennial 2014 (co-curator, with Harrell Fletcher) · 9th Shanghai Biennale (co-curator), 2012 · 12th Istanbul Biennial (co-curator, with Adriano Pedrosa), 2011 · 1st People’s Biennial 2010 (co-curator, with Harrell Fletcher) ·  2nd San Juan Triennial, (co-curator), Puerto Rico, 2009 · 9th Lyon Biennial (guest curator), 2007 · 1st Prague Biennial (co-curator), 2003 · 9th Caribbean Biennial (co-curator, with Maurizio Cattelan), St. Kitts, 1999 ·  1st Berlin Biennial (assistant curator), 1998 · Documenta X (assistant curator), Kassel, 1997

Art Fairs

From 2003 to 2012, Hoffmann worked as a curator for Art Basel, for which he conceived and organized the annual programs Art Perform (2003–2007), Art on Stage (2008 & 2009) and Art Parcours (2010–2012). In 2016 Hoffmann organized the Project section of ARTBO (International Art Fair Bogota) and co-curated with Piper Marshall the exhibition Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artifacts, and other Curiosities for Art Brussels in 2017.