Catherine Hug

Cathérine Hug graduated in 2003 in Art History, Computer Science and Media Science (secondary subjects) at the Chairs of Stanislaus von Moos, Rolf Pfeiffer and Heinz Bonfadelli at the University of Zurich. She is a curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich since 2013, where she curated a.o. Expressionism in German and France (2014) with Timothy Benson (LACMA, Los Angeles); Europa. The Future of History (2015) with Robert Menasse; Tomi Ungerer. Incognito (2015) in collaboration with Folkwang Essen; Dadaglobe Reconstructed (2016) with Adrien Sudhalter in collaboration with MoMA New York; and Francis Picabia. A Retrospective (2016) with Anne Umland in collaboration with MoMA New York. As guest curator she curated a.o. Feiert das Leben! at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) Vienna (2015–16). Hug is further a project leader of the digitalization of the Kunsthaus Dada Collection. From 2008 until 2013 she was curator at the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, where she curated a.o. 1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? (2009–10) with Gerald Matt, Space. About A Dream (2011) with Walter Famler, WWTBD – What Would Thomas Bernhard Do and Salon der Angst with Nicolaus Schafhausen (both 2013). Hug is further interested in the biography and legacy of the philosopher Jean Améry, and to mediate this for generations to come.

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