Philipp Kaiser (Swiss, born in Bern 1972), holds a PhD in art history, and began his career in Switzerland. He now works as an independent curator in Los Angeles, California, but retains close links to the Swiss art scene. He is currently collaborating on a comprehensive exhibition of the archive of the late, world-famous Swiss curator Harald Szeemann with co-curator Glenn Phillips at the renowned Getty Research Institute in LA.
From 2001 to 2007, he worked as curator for modern and contemporary art at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel. He then moved to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles as a Senior Curator and was later appointed director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne from 2012 to 2014.
He teaches at University of California in Los Angeles and Claremont McKenna College in California and is working on multiple exhibition projects internationally, including the recent Cindy Sherman retrospective at The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, and the two upcoming inaugural exhibitions of the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum and Unpacking.