Hans Ulrich Obrist co-director of exhibitions and programmes and director of international projects at Serpentine Galleries, London.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist (born 1968) is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of exhibitions and programmes and director of international projects at Serpentine Galleries, London. Obrist is the author of The Interview Project, an extensive ongoing project of interviews. He is also co-editor of the Cahiers d’art revue.
A meditation on the art of the interview by Douglas Coupland captures HUO’s unique gift:
“Hans is one of the few people who know what a true interview ought to accomplish, and he has an amazing knack for getting to the essence of a person. He’s the press equivalent of laser eye surgery. With HUO you never get to the twenty-first minute, and with HUO you feel like you’ve had a conversation. He does it the old fashioned way, in person, with a microphone, transcribing the results. This second volume of HUO’s interviews is more diverse than his first, and reflects a broader span of voices and points of view. Each person is a person, and each person is unique. This is a difficult feat to accomplish.”