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Jan Verwoert

Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin. His writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, and Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous (MIT Press/Afterall Books 2006), Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want (Sternberg Press, Berlin/Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam 2010), with Michael Stevenson: Animal Spirits — Fables in the Parlance of Our Time (Christoph Keller Editions, JRP, Zurich 2013, Cookie!Sternberg Press, Berlin/Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam 2014). He edited No New Kind of Duck — Would I Know how to Say what I Do? (Diaphanes & UdK Graduate School, Zurich-Berlin 2016), with Daniel Pies: What if It Won’t Stop Here? (Archive Books & UdK Graduate School, Berlin 2018), and, with Polys Peslikas: Umm Kulthum Faints on Stage (Sternberg Press, Berlin and Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture 2020).