Philipp Kaiser, born in Berne/Switzerland in 1972, studied art history and German literature at the Universities of Basel and Hamburg and received his PhD from the University of Basel. From 2001 to 2007 he was curator for modern and contemporary art at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, where he conceived numerous individual exhibitions with artists such as Louise Lawler, Christian Philipp Müller, Simon Starling, Johanna Billing, and Bruce Nauman, as well as group exhibitions such as Flashback: Revisiting the Art of the 80s. In March 2007 he became curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Having realized exhibitions on California conceptual art and the first solo show with Sterling Ruby, he is currently working on a large-scaled exhibition of Land Art, and on the US retrospective of Jack Goldstein. In addition to his curatorial projects, Kaiser has written articles on contemporary art for publications such as Artforum, Kunst-Bulletin, and Parkett, and has taught art history at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe/Germany. He is currently senior curator at MOCA, and a visiting professor at UCLA.