"I think there is nothing more human than art. If art would not be human, it would not be art. But not everything is art, isn't it? That's why I'm interested in questions about the qualities of art, because it draws attention on the texture and enables an engagement with a specific subject."
"In my curatorial and cultural mediation practice, I have a penchant for collaborative, discursive, site-specific working methods and an urge for bringing cultural practices together. I am always concerned with creating shared, social spaces."
"I was born in Herisau in 1988 and grew up as a white son of a florist, housewife and truck driver in Stein, Appenzell. After my Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a specialisation in Socioculture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and The Hague University in 2017, several years of professional experience in various social work fields, I completed a Master's degree in Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2021."
Marcel Hörler lives and works in Zurich and Lichtensteig. He is co-director of Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Blickfelder Festival and co-publisher of Hox magazine.