Chris Dercon (Belgium) is a Belgian art historian and curator. He is the former director of Tate Modern in London and former intendant of the Volksbühne in Berlin. Dercon studied art history, theatre and film theory in Amsterdam and Leiden. He has worked as a documentary maker, independent curator and cultural producer. Before joining the Tate, he was co-founding director of Witte de With in Rotterdam (1990–95), and director of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in the same city (1996–2003), and of Haus der Kunst in Munich (2003–11). He is also an advisor to the Generali Foundation of Vienna and MACBA.
Chris Dercon contributes to Europa: “Wir Schaffen Das” June 2nd, 20:00 at Het Concertgebouw – Kleine Zaal