Rein Wolfs

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundersrepublik Deutschland, Photo: Jennifer ZumbuschDirector of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle), Bonn 

Curriculum Vitae

Rein Wolfs studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. He is Co-Founder of the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art in Zurich and also served as its Director from 1996 to 2001. In addition, he was the Director of Exhibits at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam from 2002 to 2007. In 2003, he was curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Rein Wolfs subsequently worked as Artistic Director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, from 2008 to 2013. In March 2013, he assumed the director’s position at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle) in Bonn.

Rein Wolfs serves on board of trustees at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, the Kunststiftung NRW, and the Kulturfond Frankfurt RheinMain. He is also a member of the German Foreign Office’s Federal Art Acquisitions Committee and Gropius Bau Berlin’s program advisory board. Since 2019 he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”.