Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann

Eva Meyer-Hermann received her doctoral degree from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, in 1991. During the 1990s, she worked as a curator at the Krefeld Art Museums (Haus Lange and Haus Esters) in Krefeld, Germany and as director of the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany. She then worked as director of two private art collections in Switzerland (Sammlung Hauser und Wirth and Friedrich Cristian Flick Collection), before becoming a senior curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.


Since the 1990s, Meyer-Hermann has curated comprehensive surveys and retrospective exhibitions of works by contemporary artists including Carl Andre (1996), Lawrence Weiner, Jason Rhoades, Peter Doig, and Zvi Goldstein (all 1998), Paul McCarthy (1999 and 2003), Lucy McKenzie (2004), and Martin Kippenberger (2003 and 2011). She has organized major group shows such as Some Kind of Heaven and Arte Povera (both 1997), The Oldest Possible Memory (2000), and EindhovenIstanbul (2005). Parallel to her curatorial practice, she publishes monographs and articles on modern and contemporary art. Her experience in the academic context of teaching and lecturing includes de ateliers (Amsterdam), Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe) and Freie Universität Berlin.


In 2007, she curated the exhibition Andy Warhol. Other Voices, Other Rooms, organized by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum. Traveling to the Hayward Gallery, London and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, it was awarded the prestigious Dutch AICA Prize. In 2008, her curatorial concept for an upcoming thematic retrospective of Mike Kelley's work at the Stedelijk Museum won the prominent Turing Prize.