Marcel Hörler is a curator and cultural mediator. His projects, which he situates within a social practice, are characterised by collaborative working methods and site-specific interventions. In doing so, he is often concerned with working with immediate contexts, disrupting normativities and creating contact zones. He was socialized in a working class family, as the white son of a housewife/florist and a truck driver. After an apprenticeship in retail trade, a degree in Social Work with specialisation Socioculture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and The Hague University, several years of professional experience in various social work fields, he completed a Master of Arts in Art Education, Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2021. Since 2015 he realizes projects at the interface of art and cultural mediation.
Marcel Hörler is based in Zurich. He is co-director/co-founder of Dogo Residenz, an art association dedicated to artistic development, mediation and production of contemporary art, co-director of Blickfelder Festival and co-founder of HOX, a magazine for critical reflections on human-animal relations.