Lecturer in: 2002, 2012
Moritz Küng (°1961, born in Lucerne / CH, lives in Barcelona) is an exhibition curator and book editor working at the intersection between art and architecture.
Trained as a construction designer in an architecture office in Zurich, he studied architectural design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and later art history at the University in Brussels.
He was artistic director at the Architekturforum in Zürich (1991-'92), assistant-curator at Le Magasin in Grenoble (1992-'93), exhibition curator at the Fondation pour l'Architecture, Brussels (1992-'96), head of visual arts for the annual theatre Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht (1997-'02), head of the exhibition department at deSingel, international arts campus, Antwerp (2003-'10) and director in function of El Canodrom, centre for contemporary art, Barcelona (2010-'12).
Recently he has been appointed to direct from on fall 2013 the exhibition department of the gta-institute for history and theory in architecture at the ETH-University in Zurich.
Among his recent exhibition projects figure solo shows with artists like Peter Downsbrough – The Book(s) (2011), Bas Princen - Reservoir (2011), Cerith Wyn Evans - "so to speak" (2009), Heimo Zobernig -Stellproben (2008), and architects like David Kohn - Fragments (2012), Christian Kerez - Conflicts Politics Constructions, Privacy, Obsession (2008), SANAA (2007), François Roche - I’ve heard about a fat, flat growing urban experiment (2006).
Recent topic exhibitions were The fifth column, Secession, Vienna (2011), 2 1/2 dimensional: Film featuring Architecture, deSingel, Antwerp (2010) or 1907… after the party, Belgium Pavilion at the 11th Architecture Biennial, Venice (2008).
He initiated as well the book project and ongoing lecture series Curating the Library (2003-'09) and the art in public space cycles Curating the Campus (2004-'10), both at deSingel, Antwerp.
He was a jury member for the Golden Lions at the 12th Architecture Biennial in Venice (2010), the 7th Friedrich Kiesler Prize for Architecture and Art, Vienna (2010), the Flemish Culture Prize, Brussels (2010) or the Young Architect of the Year Awards, London (2009).
Among his upcoming projects figures the international symposium on art education Old School - New Class at the University College of Art and Design Sint-Lucas, Ghent (October 2012) and the exhibition series The Umbrella Corner at the Gallery projecteSD, Barcelona (from on September 2012, with the artists Willem Oorebeek, Sophie Nys, Pierre Leguillon, Dora Garcia, Joe Scanlan, Matt Mullican and Allen Ruppersberg).