Eva Meyer-Hermann

Biographical Information

Dr Eva Meyer-Hermann, born in 1962 in Cologne, has been working as an independent curator and writer since 2006.

Following a semester studying art at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, she transferred to the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn to complete her degree in art history, classical archaeology and urban planning. In 1991 she gained her doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Eduard Trier with a thesis on floor sculpture.

From 1992 to 1996 Meyer-Hermann was a curator at the Haus Lange & Haus Esters museums in Krefeld. In 1996 she became the acting director, then the director, of the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, a post she held until 1998. In this role she was responsible for restructuring the municipal institution and reorienting its artistic programme.

From 1999 to 2001 Eva Meyer-Hermann worked for two major private art collections in Switzerland. She was the founding director of the Hauser & Wirth Collection in the Lokremise in St. Gallen, and simultaneously held the post of curator and director at the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in Zurich until 2001. In 2002 she was appointed senior curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (Holland). Since 2006 Meyer-Hermann has been working as an independent curator and writer, and is currently based in Cologne.

Eva Meyer-Hermann’s work as a freelance writer and publisher is connected to her curatorial activities but also extends beyond the scope of the exhibitions she organizes. Along with many individual essays and articles in specialist publications, she has compiled a number of comprehensive surveys, including the first posthumous monograph on Jason Rhoades (in 2009). Since 2010 she has been the chief editor of the catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Luc Tuymans, which is scheduled for publication in 2014.

Meyer-Hermann gives talks and lectures on topics related to curatorial practice as well as on the work of specific artists (national and international venues to date have included de ateliers, Amsterdam; Stichting De Appel/University of Amsterdam; HfG Karlsruhe; Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; FU Berlin; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas).

Eva Meyer-Hermann has received a number of awards for her curatorial work, including the AICA Award from the Dutch section of the International Association of Art Critics and the Turing Art Grant.

Exhibitions (selected)

  • “Zvi Goldstein. Reference in Wilderness”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (scheduled for 2013)
  • “Mike Kelley. Themes and Variations from 35 Years”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (scheduled for 2012)
  • “Kippenberger Meets Picasso”, Museo Picasso, Malaga, 2011
  • “Andy Warhol. Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, 2008
  • “Andy Warhol. Other Voices, Other Rooms”, The Hayward, Southbank Centre, London, 2008
  • “Andy Warhol. Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2008
  • “Andy Warhol. Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2007
  • “EindhovenIstanbul”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2005
  • “Allan Kaprow”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2006
  • “Paul McCarthy”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2004
  • “Lucy McKenzie”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2004
  • “Martin Kippenberger”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2003
  • “The Oldest Possible Memory”, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, 2000
  • “Paul McCarthy”, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, 1999
  • “Peter Doig”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 1998
  • “Lawrence Weiner”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 1998
  • “Jason Rhoades”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 1998
  • “Ein Stück vom Himmel/Some Kind of Heaven”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 1997
  • “Arte Povera”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, 1997
  • “Carl Andre”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1997
  • “Carl Andre”, Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 1996
  • “Annette Lemieux”, Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld, 1994
  • “Künstler-Bücher”, Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld, 1993

Eva Meyer-Hermann 2010, Copyright: Lasse Thun
Eva Meyer-Hermann
Independent curator and writer

Classical modernism
Contemporary art
Art communication & education

Eva Meyer-Hermann